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October 2019

Future Faculty Event to Enhance Diversity at Liberal Arts Colleges

Tuesday, October 22, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Faculty from top liberal arts colleges are coming to University of Michigan on October 21 and 22 to promote greater diversity in the faculty at their institutions. Attendees will have the rare opportunity to meet one-on-one with a faculty member to discuss your individual job application portfolio materials (CVs, teaching philosophies, research statements, etc.) and hear about job opportunities at these colleges. Attendees will also hear about work-life at a liberal arts college and network with faculty, administrators, and diversity…

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King Talks Informational Webinar

Tuesday, October 22, 10:00 am to 10:30 am EDT

This webinar will allow you to learn more about the King Talks, including expectations and application tips. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/K4x9A. We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation in this event, please follow the registration link to indicate your accommodation requirements. Please let us know as soon as possible in order to have adequate time (one week preferred) to arrange for your requested accommodation(s) or an effective…

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Ph.D. Pathways: Transferable Skills for Ph.D. Students

Tuesday, October 22, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
University Career Center Program Room, 3200 Student Activities Building, 515 Jefferson Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Are you a graduate student who struggles with identifying the skills and strengths that you have gained through academic and professional experiences? Articulating transferable skills and strengths is a key part of the career development process. Come and learn from the University Career Center staff about how to effectively identify your skill-set using the skills identified by My IDP and Imagine Ph.D. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please…

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Designing a DEI Workshop

Wednesday, October 23, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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This workshop is only for participants in the DEI Professional Development Certificate who are facilitating workshops related to DEI as part of their certificate requirements. This interactive training will provide an overview on workshop design principles and best practices for facilitating workshops. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see if we can accommodate your attendance. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/Xem9p We want to ensure full…

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Focus Group for First-Year Master’s Students

Wednesday, October 23, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Rackham is conducting focus groups to better understand the first-year experience of our master's students. All participants will receive a $10 digital Amazon gift card. Dinner will be provided. Registration is required at myumi.ch/Nxpr3.

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Rackham North: Developing a Social Media Strategy for Your Scholarly Career

Thursday, October 24, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
1180 Duderstadt Center, North Campus, 2281 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, 48109 United States
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Are you planning on going into the job market soon? Did you know 92% of companies (including colleges and universities) use or plan to use social media to recruit. Many graduate students have a love/hate relationship with social media. They know they “have to do it” that it’s the “right thing to do,” but is it necessary in higher education? You may be wondering, if you are planning to go the faculty tenure route, is it really necessary? At this…

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Write-Together

Friday, October 25, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Space 2435, North Quad, 105 South State Street
Ann Arbor, 48109 United States
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Write-Together sessions provide structure, space, and time for graduate writers working on writing at any stage, from papers to theses to journal articles to dissertations and more. Write-Together sessions bring graduate writers into a common quiet space to work. We will periodically offer helpful handouts on a range of writing and work productivity topics, and a Sweetland representative will also be on-site to answer any brief writing questions you may have. Breakfast refreshments will be provided.

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Ph.D. Pathways: Deconstructing the Job Search—Comparing and Contrasting the Academic and Non-Academic Job Search Timeline

Monday, October 28, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
West Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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The job market is competitive for Ph.D. students, both within and outside of academia. It is increasingly important for Ph.D. students to be ready to explore both realms. The University Career Center will host a workshop that explains both timetables in preparing for the academic and non-academic job market, discussing the differences and similarities. Students will be exposed to strategies for navigating both job markets concurrently and specific resources that can be used. This workshop is designed for graduate students…

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Finding Fellowship/Funding Workshop for International Students

Monday, October 28, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Graduate Rackham International (GRIN) invites you to join us on finding fellowship and funding workshop. As an international student, it is not always easy to find funding. With the lead of Foundations and Grants Librarian Paul Barrow we will discuss how funding searches and the application process. Bringing your own laptop is encouraged to utilize the resources during the session. Paul will be flexible in and after the session to answer all questions. If you have questions about the event,…

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Focus Group for First-Year Ph.D. Students: North Campus

Monday, October 28, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Rackham is conducting focus groups to better understand the first-year experience of our Ph.D. students. All participants will receive a $10 digital Amazon gift card upon completion of the session. Dinner will be provided. Registration is required at myumi.ch/O4X1w. We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation in this event, please follow the registration link to indicate your accommodation requirements. Please let us know as soon as possible in…

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