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February 2019

Write Together

Monday, February 25, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
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.

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Cover Letter Writing for Ph.D. Students

Monday, February 25, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
University Career Center Program Room, 3200 Student Activities Building, 515 Jefferson Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Cover letters are an essential part of the job search process. However, crafting them is often very difficult. The University Career Center will host an educational and practical workshop that introduces you to the purpose of the cover letter and how to effectively describe yourself and your experience within a cover letter. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/6QmkO.

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MSI Outreach and Planning Grant Info Session

Monday, February 25, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Great Lakes South,, 100 Washtenaw Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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As part of a broader campus-wide strategy of complementary efforts to support and enhance bilateral relationships between the University of Michigan and Minority Serving Institution (MSIs), Rackham Graduate School is offering funding opportunities through the MSI Outreach and Collaboration Grant competition. Please join us to learn more about the funding opportunity. Informational session attendance is not required to be considered for the grant but is encouraged. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/aM5MW.

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Towards Transformative Change: Institutional Self-Assessment and Relationship Building Between U-M and MSIs

Tuesday, February 26, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Minority Serving Institutions have and continue to play an integral role in granting access, building knowledge, and empowering change that impacts both individuals and society. The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, whose legacy we commemorate as a critical figure in the advancement of civil rights and social justice, is an alumnus of Morehouse College—an MSI. Implicit in Dr. King’s push for righteousness, peace, and justice was an immense desire to transform how people of a nation and ultimately the world…

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Clothing Exchange

Tuesday, February 26, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Interested in sustainability? Looking to freshen up your wardrobe? Join GRIN for this budget friendly and sustainable event. Bring some of your unwanted clothes that are clean and in good condition and swap them out for something different. If you donate you can select five items for free. If you don't bring anything to donate you can still participate. Each item is $1-2. Proceeds will support future GRIN events. All clothes that are not selected will be donated to charity…

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Structuring Content with Raymond McDaniel

Tuesday, February 26, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm EST
Space 2435, North Quad, 105 South State Street
Ann Arbor, 48109 United States
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What kinds of arguments can you use a dissertation to make, and how can you frame or position those arguments? Once you've committed to an argument, how do you arrange your dissertation to best serve it? How can you think about the overall shape of what you're doing and making? The Structuring Content workshop will present graduate students with an opportunity to consider these questions, learn about some of the common components of dissertations in the humanities and social sciences,…

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Doctoral Candidate Write-In

Thursday, February 28, 9:00 am to 1:30 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Spend some time getting a jump start on your dissertation writing. Food and beverages will be provided. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/6kQ29.

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Rackham North: Designing Your Curriculum Vitae

Thursday, February 28, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Do you need a Curriculum Vitae (CV), but all you have is a resume? CVs are required to apply for research and academic positions, and very often for fellowships and scholarships. If you've had a resume for a while, but you are now pursuing research and you need to develop a CV, this workshop is for you. If you have a resume, bring a printout to the workshop. Bring a laptop if available. Pre-registration is requested at https://myumi.ch/Jm05y.

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How to Market Yourself as an International Graduate Student

Thursday, February 28, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm EST
East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Are you an international student looking for a job or internship? Attend a workshop aimed at providing international graduate students with tips and guidance on personal branding to assist in your job search. It will help you realize benefits of your background, and more important, help you showcase your skills on your resume and during interviews with potential employers in a creative and useful manner. Pre-registration is requested at myumi.ch/a8zpG.

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GRIN Board Game Night

Thursday, February 28, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm EST
1180 Duderstadt Center, North Campus, 2281 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, 48109 United States
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Let's celebrate the beginning of spring break, play games, 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. Pre-registration is requested at myumi.ch/aZoyR.

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