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January 2021

Sweetland Write-Together

Monday, January 25, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Online United States

Write-Together sessions provide structure, accountability, and support for graduate writers working on writing at any stage, from papers to theses to journal articles to dissertations and more. For each of these remote sessions, participants access a shared Google document that will serve as a communal virtual space. Students will be invited to post pre-writing goals and post-writing reflections in the document. Writers can also schedule a 10-minute Zoom meeting with Sweetland faculty during each session to discuss writing questions. We…

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Rackham Doctoral Internships: Expanding Your Professional Horizons

Monday, January 25, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Online United States

In this session, you will learn about three of Rackham’s current internship funding programs: the Biosciences Internship Grant, Rackham Public Engagement Internships, and Academic Term Internship Fellowships. Program managers will discuss the application process for each program, and current students who participated will share their insights about applying and how they benefited from making an internship a part of their graduate school experience. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/qgRov. We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Monday, January 25, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Online United States

If you have a quick question or have a time sensitive matter, attend the Rackham's Resolution Office's open office hours weekly on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. In the interest of providing students as much privacy as possible, you may spend a brief time in a waiting room if the resolution officer is engaged with another student. They will be with you as quickly as possible. Join Zoom Meeting https://umich.zoom.us/j/95065129163 Meeting ID: 950 6512…

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Gear Your Career – LinkedIn Interactive Session

Tuesday, January 26, 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm EST
Online United States

oin an informal, interactive Zoom breakout discussion with U-M career and professional development experts about best practices for your LinkedIn profile and online networking presence. This event is a collaboration between the University Career Center and Rackham Graduate School. This event is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. This event is intended to be interactive and therefore a recording will not be available. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff, please contact…

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Rackham North: How to Approach Winter 2021—Attending to Well-Being and Setting Actionable, Attainable Goals in a Pandemic

Wednesday, January 27, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Online United States

The paradox of well-being is the knowledge that we NEED to devote time to attending to well-being, and yet, something else always rises to the top in terms of priorities. This session is less about well-being frameworks, and more about personalizing how to put ideas into action and create accountability for your own mental health and well-being. What you can expect in this one hour session: No break-out rooms A brief grounding mindfulness exercise, where you can relax and turn…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Wednesday, January 27, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
Online United States

If you have a quick question or have a time sensitive matter, attend the Rackham's Resolution Office's open office hours weekly on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. In the interest of providing students as much privacy as possible, you may spend a brief time in a waiting room if the resolution officer is engaged with another student. They will be with you as quickly as possible. Join Zoom Meeting https://umich.zoom.us/j/95065129163 Meeting ID: 950 6512…

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Anti-Racist Community Engagement Workshop

Thursday, January 28, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Online United States

This interactive virtual workshop will interrogate the role white supremacy often plays in university community engagement experiences and will explore anti-racist approaches to our work in and with communities. The workshop is designed for students with prior knowledge or experience with community engagement who are interested in learning more about how to practice anti-racism in their engaged course, service, project, or research. Workshop content will build on basic concepts of race, racism, social identity, power, and privilege. If you're newer…

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King Talks

Thursday, January 28, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
Online United States

Rackham students will communicate the relevance of their work to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy in a TED-talk style. This year’s MLK Symposium theme is: "Where do we go from here?" Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/BoW8l. 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…

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MORE Mentoring Plan Workshop

Friday, January 29, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm EST
Online United States

This virtual workshop helps to enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and faculty mentor. Faculty and students will work independently in separate sessions to identify their own objectives and styles, and then faculty-student pairs will have time to work together to develop a mentoring plan: a two-way document to codify goals, needs, and shared expectations. Over 85% of Rackham doctoral students surveyed report that having a written agreement for successful mentoring is useful. Part I, Student only session: 9:30…

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Personal Statements in STEM: Workshop on Crafting Your Own Narrative

Friday, January 29, 10:00 am to 11:30 am EST
Online United States

This workshop will focus on the personal statement for fellowships applications and will provide participants an opportunity to bring examples of their statements and get feedback from their peers. This workshop is limited to 20 participants. Registration is required at https://umich.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8jZnDUhfc7j0qUJ

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