For Economics students currently at the PhD level
1.0 Ongoing students and scholarships
If you do not have one, or yours is going to expire, you probably should apply for external scholarships. Ph.D. students in their first three years should apply for the Ontario Graduate Scholarship if visa or non-visa, and the SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship if non-visa. Please get applications and general advice from Ms. Martens in KTH 426. Although not for everyone, if you are interested in health economics/policy, the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) also offers awards for study at the Master’s level. (Click “Find Funding” and other links.) The deadlines for these are early: you should see Ms. Martens first thing in September to get started!!!
If you win one of these it will make subsequent study more affordable and hence more pleasant. Moreover, it is my view that the application process itself can be a valuable learning experience. While you may get references from your professors at your previous institution, do not be afraid to ask your current McMaster professors for a reference. We understand it is difficult to get suitable references and, with access to your file, we can write them quite effectively.
2.0 Job Search
If you are searching for a full-time job, here is my list of key job sites. If you are looking for an academic or full-time research job, the most relevant link there is academic jobs. Here is some general advice.