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Online: Job Search Beyond the Professoriate Workshop
May 8, 2020, 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT
In this online workshop, Dr. Anne Krook will discuss how employers view people with graduate training (master’s, Ph.D., postdoc) in any field. We examine how to position yourself for jobs beyond the professoriate: how to think about yourself, how to describe yourself, and how to reach out to others. We then go through the mechanics of the job search. At the end of this session, you should be able to conduct a job search for positions beyond the professoriate on your own. Two and a half hours with lots of time for Q&A.
Anne Krook began her career as an assistant professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where she taught for seven years before moving to Seattle. After a stint in restaurant bartending, she joined Amazon.com. During thirteen years at the company, she held various roles in U.S. and international website development, program management, internal audit, and infrastructure. She then worked as VP of Operations at a startup, Mindbloom, and then as VP of Operations at Synapse, a product design engineering company in Seattle. In addition to her university consulting practice, she is the Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors of Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, whose mission is to achieve full recognition of the civil rights of LGBTQ+ people and everyone living with HIV.
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/QAylE.
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