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Rackham North: Cultural Competencies During the Interview Process

March 8, 2021, 9:00 am to 10:30 am EST

Attend this session to learn more about inclusive interviewing from both sides. We will talk about how cultural awareness and experiences influence power dynamics during an interview. We will also discuss how employers might structure a culturally competent interview. To this end, you’ll learn and practice responses that center on your authentic self. You’ll also hear what’s universal about the interview process so you can prepare for the conversations. This session is tailored for international and BIPOC students and postdocs and other individuals interested in inclusive hiring and interviewing.

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Explain how cultural awareness impacts the interview processes
  • Identify culturally competent interviewing practices from the company’s side
  • Practice responses and phrases to prepare for the interview

Thi Nguyen, Ph.D. (she/hers) is an educator, career coach, community organizer, and founder of She practices inclusive learning principles. She has held positions as associate dean of graduate career development and program director for non-academic careers at universities. She earned B.A.s in psychology and biology from UT Austin and a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UT Southwestern.

This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff, please contact to see if we can accommodate your attendance.

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March 8, 2021
9:00 am to 10:30 am EST
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