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October 2018

Alumni Career Conversation with LaShonda Brenson

Monday, October 22, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Common Room, Lower Level, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Join us for lunch and a career conversation with Rackham alumna Dr. LaShonda Brenson. Dr. Brenson earned her Ph.D. in Political Science and currently serves as a Civil Rights Analyst at the U.S. Commission for Civil Rights. Prior to her current role, she was Research Director at Project Vote, a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization founded on the belief that an organized, diverse electorate is the key to a better America. Dr. Brenson will share insights from her work in both…

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Converting CVs to Resumes Lab

Tuesday, October 23, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
Munger Graduate Residences, 540 Thompson Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Are you ready to get the ball rolling and start fall semester off right? Are you a graduate student who is in need of a quick resume review, or suggestions on how to turn your CV into a resume? If so, then the CV to Resume Lab is for you. If you are in need of more feedback afterwards, feel free to make an appointment with us via Handshake! This workshop is designed for graduate students. Space is limited. For…

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Career Development for Student-Veterans

Wednesday, October 24, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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This workshop will teach participants how to leverage and translate their military experience into career success post-graduation. Appetizers will be served. Pre-registration is required at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/wsEvents/wsreg.php?ws_id=679.

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Future Faculty Event to Enhance Diversity at Liberal Arts Colleges

Thursday, October 25, 10:30 am to 5:00 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 25 and 26 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 their colleges. Students who attend will also hear about work-life at a liberal arts college and get to network with…

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Publishing Your Work

Thursday, October 25, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
West Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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As you move through your doctoral work, you will likely seek publication on your own or in conjunction with faculty and/or peers. In this session you will learn how to use scholarly tools to find publication venues, use author addenda to keep your intellectual property rights (rather than signing them away to publishers), and use tools to track the impact of your publications. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff,…

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Developing a Strong Effective Online and Social Media Presence

Thursday, October 25, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Networking and brand-building are key elements to career success! LinkedIn, specifically, can be a powerful tool for professional branding, networking, and exploration. The University Career Center will provide a hands-on workshop that allows Ph.D. students to learn to effectively use LinkedIn to accomplish their career development goals, and discuss elements of developing a brand and strategy for marketing yourself. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to…

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GRIN Board Game Night

Thursday, October 25, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm EDT
Piano Lounge, Main Floor, Pierpont Commons, 2101 Bonisteel Blvd
Ann Arbor, 48109 United States
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GRIN (Graduate Rackham International) is BEYOND excited to announce our second Board Game Night of Fall 2018 (on the last Thursday of every month during Fall 2018 semester). Let us celebrate the end of October, play games, piano, and make new friendships over a night of board games and food. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Come out, bring friends, and lets have fun. Register.

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Future Faculty Event to Enhance Diversity at Liberal Arts Colleges

Friday, October 26, 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 25 and 26 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 their colleges. Students who attend will also hear about work-life at a liberal arts college and get to network with…

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Write-Togethers

Friday, October 26, 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 papers, theses, and dissertations. Write-together sessions bring graduate writers into a common quiet space to work. We will also offer short presentations on writing and work productivity, distribute writing support, and information. Refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is required at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJsOdAKQTa455LH5e_jSQfI8n347y-JZLnmZ6GsbSPKlU0iQ/viewform.

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Designing Your Life Series

Friday, October 26, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Note: This seminar meets 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, and 12/7. Participants must commit to attending all six sessions of the seminar. What is a well-designed life? How do you find a career where you can thrive? Inspired by Stanford's Designing Your Life curriculum, this interactive, six-week seminar will teach graduate students principles for designing a fulfilling career. Participants must commit to attending all six sessions of the seminar and will receive a copy of Designing Your Life. The seminar…

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