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Gear Your Career

Tuesday, February 20, 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST

A collaboration between the University Career Center and the Rackham Professional Development and Engagement Team, Gear Your Career is an annual professional development and resource sharing event. Please join us for an exciting and engaging lecture and Q&A session presented by the Ph.D. Comic, Jorge Cham. Jorge is the best-selling and Emmy-nominated creator of Ph.D. Comics, the popular ongoing comic strip about life (or the lack thereof) in academia. Following Jorge’s talk, participants will be directed to the Palmer Commons Great Lakes Room to take advantage of resources to aid and bolster their career/faculty job search. These resources include professional headshots, speaking with Rackham directors on ways to maximize your digital and professional footprint, and staging mock interviews.

Jorge Cham is the co-creator and co-executive producer of the celebrated animated series Elinor Wonders Why, which airs on PBS Kids and in 78 countries around the world. He is the co-author of the award-winning book We Have No Idea (and its follow-up FAQ-U), and the co-host of the iHeart Radio show Daniel and Jorge Explain the Universe. He is also the co-founder of PHDtv, a video science and discovery outreach collaborative, and the author of the upcoming books Oliver’s Great Big Universe and Out of Your Mind.

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Tuesday, February 20
12:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST
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