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March 2021

Rackham North: Cultural Competencies During the Interview Process

Monday, March 8, 9:00 am to 10:30 am EST
Online United States

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…

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Sweetland Write-Together

Monday, March 8, 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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Resolution Office: Building Community and Relationships Story Circle

Monday, March 8, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Online United States

A Story Circle is a small group of individuals sitting in a circle, sharing stories—usually from their own experience or imagination—focusing on a common theme. As each person in turn shares a story, a richer and more complex story emerges. By the end, people see both real differences and things their stories have in common. Story Circles are often understood as deriving from indigenous traditions. There are many variations (https://usdac.us). In this session participants will be invited to share a…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Monday, March 8, 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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Graduate Student Career Pathways: Interviewing for Jobs Beyond the Professoriate

Wednesday, March 10, 9:00 am to 10:30 am EST
Online United States

This workshop will meet the needs of those applying for Rackham internship programs, but is open to any graduate students seeking guidance around interviewing for positions beyond tenure track roles, which can differ greatly from the academic job search process. It will focus on preparing graduate students to navigate the interview process, and to effectively answer questions by strategically articulating strengths and skills. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Wednesday, March 10, 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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Building Your Toolbox as an Anti-Racist Advocate in Higher Ed

Thursday, March 11, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Online United States

Higher Ed is a particular kind of work and learning space. While it shares characteristics with its primary and secondary counterparts, it is decidedly different in its teaching, student, and administrative contexts. As a result, anti-racist work in higher education settings must look different than it might in K-12 contexts and in other types professional work settings (corporate, non-profit, etc.). This workshop will ask participants to think more closely about the nuances of racial in/justice and in/equity in higher education…

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LEAD: Racial Equity and Community Engagement

Friday, March 12, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Online United States

LEAD, Leading Equity And Diversity, is a series of conversations where attendees have the opportunity to hear from a diverse group of guests who lead and/or support DEI and social justice initiatives. This month our focus is on higher education institutions and their impact and responsibility to the communities they serve. “The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world.” This quote comes directly from the mission statement from the Office of…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Friday, March 12, 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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Sweetland Write-Together

Monday, March 15, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
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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