“The most unique aspect of GradusOne is definitely the honest and supportive ecosystem created through the events and programs. This has made it easy for me to meet new people and provided me with clarity on what I want my career to look like. I liked that I wasn’t just learning from professionals, but also had the chance to connect with students from different schools and faculties.”
What's Happening at GradusOne
Step Up Program
The Step Up Program is designed for post-secondary students and recent graduates preparing for their transition to the workforce. This two-month program provides individuals with the necessary resources, skills, and connections to develop a deeper understanding of themselves and their career choices.
The Exploration Bootcamp is designed for high school students preparing for their post-secondary transition. This program provides youth with the opportunity to take initiative, get inspired and feel motivated as they take their first steps towards life after high school.
Events and Workshops
Our panel events (GradusTalks) and workshops are designed for students, grads and professionals looking to explore diverse career paths, connect with industry experts and discover what excites them. We cover a wide array of topics and help you focus on your personal and professional growth.
What You Will Uncover
Make informed career decisions by gaining a sense of identity by discovering your strengths, interests and values
Discover various career options and industries by connecting with top local professionals
Create, prioritize and track short and long term career goals and objectives
Learn the art of starting conversations, maintaining connections and building long-lasting relationships
Build confidence and present your best self through personal storytelling and brand identity
Transition to the Workforce
Gain insight into how you can build your skillset, strategize your job search and tap into the hidden job market
“Being part of a formalized cohort made me feel a lot more motivated– While there are a number of different sources for personal and career development advice, it was the structure, focus, and supported application of the advice in the Step Up program that helped me gain more of the clarity and purpose around my career I had been struggling to find elsewhere.”
Joseph Watson-Mackay, 4th year student at Kwantlen
“Over the last year, I have met professionals from multiple industries. I never saw networking as something I was good at, but being part of GradusOne has made me feel a lot more comfortable talking to people and helped me realize my interest in the startup tech industry. As someone who is involved with several student clubs at BCIT, I also felt that I became a better leader after developing skills and connections through GradusOne.”