Module 4 Section 3: Communicating Your Transferable Teaching Skills


This final section of the module will examine strategies for communicating your transferable teaching skills and experiences and outline next steps you can take in your professional development.

By the end of this section, you will be able to:

  • communicate the value of your teaching to a range of audiences;
  • use the STAR method to organize and showcase your skills and experience in job interviews; and
  • plan appropriate next steps according to your professional development goals.


This 60-minute self-paced module is part of a four-module series for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows exploring strategies to reflect on their teaching and develop their teaching dossier.

Are you interested in adopting this series into your current and future graduate student and post-doctoral fellow professional development programming? If yes, download the "Institutional Guide" (PDF | DOCX) for programming ideas, embedding instructions, and customization options.

The series was co-developed by five institutional partners: Ryerson (X) University, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, University of Windsor, and Western University. This project is made possible with funding by the Government of Ontario and through eCampusOntario’s support of the Virtual Learning Strategy. To learn more about the Virtual Learning Strategy, visit