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Graduate Career Advising

Ryerson’s Career and Co-op Centre offers professional and personal development coaching for graduate students navigating academic and industry-based career pathways. 

Visit the Career and Co-op Centre website to book a one-on-one appointment with a career education specialist. Topics may include, but are not limited to, job search, networking strategies, resumé and CV review, personal branding (on- and offline) and mock interviews.

Part of the Ted Rogers MBA program? Check out additional resources from Ted Rogers MBA Graduate Career Services.

Meet Your Career Education Specialists

May Haithem

May Haithem

Career Education Specialist, Yeates School of Graduate Studies

May is an Employment Specialist with 5+years of experience in the not-for-profit sector. She has expertise in a range of services including settlement, case management, coordination, and career coaching. Specialized in training, utilizing marketing tools, and developing career strategies, May assisted job seekers, including youth, Internationally Trained Professionals from various sectors and more, obtain meaningful and sector-specific employment. 

Her most recent experience is with ACCES Employment where she worked with Internationally Trained Engineers and IT professionals in bridging programs by providing 1:1 coaching as well as training workshops to help them navigate and understand the Canadian job market and establish effective strategies to implement during their job search process. May holds a Master of Science in Business Psychology where her thesis focused on the correlation between Leadership Styles and Emotional Intelligence. 

You can find May on LinkedIn, external link.

Contact: mhaithem@ryerson.ca

Ketan Marballi

Ketan Marballi, PhD

Career Education Specialist, Faculty of Science (graduate students and postdocs)

Ketan Marballi joined Ryerson University in early 2021. He hails from Mumbai, India, where he studied Microbiology and Life sciences during his bachelor's and master's degrees. He holds a PhD in Cellular and Structural Biology from the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, with postdoctoral training from the University of Texas at Austin, University of Arizona, and Syracuse University, focusing on the molecular biology of neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders. He has organized career development events on academic and non-academic careers for graduate and postdoctoral trainees and facilitates a community of practice coaching graduate students. He aims to use his lived experience as an international graduate student and postdoctoral trainee to help Ryerson trainees transition into fulfilling careers.

Contact: ketan.marballi@ryerson.ca

Graduate Career Compass

A helpful online resource is the Ryerson Career & Co-op Centre's Graduate Career Compass (GCC). GCC is specifically geared to master's students, PhD candidates and alumni, as a career planning and job search guide for both academic and industry pathways.