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January 2020

Rackham Doctoral Internships: Expanding Your Professional Horizons

Friday, January 24, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Common Room, Lower Level, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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In this session, you will learn about two of Rackham's current internship programs: Rackham Public Engagement Internships and the Biosciences Internship Grant. 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. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see…

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February 2020

Rackham North: Establishing a Positive Relationship with Your Research Advisor

Thursday, February 6, 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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The advisor/advisee relationship is critical to graduate student success. Participants in this workshop will reflect on the roles that their advisor plays in their graduate education, as well as the importance of establishing a broader network of support. We will also discuss a process for developing and agreeing upon shared expectations with your advisor so that you set yourself up for a positive working relationship. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty…

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Ph.D. Pathways: Interviewing for Jobs Beyond the Professoriate

Wednesday, February 19, 12:00 pm 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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Interviewing for a job beyond the professoriate can differ greatly from the academic job search process. This workshop will focus on helping Ph.D. students to navigate the interview process, and strategize on how to effectively answer questions by articulating strengths and skills. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see if we can accommodate your attendance. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/51j3B. We want to ensure full…

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Rackham North: Navigating Difficult Conversations

Thursday, February 20, 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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As a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow, you have likely already engaged in a number of difficult conversations throughout your life. Perhaps some of them went well, and others did not go as well as you had hoped. What distinguished these conversations from one another? In this interactive session, Rackham experts in conflict resolution will discuss how to navigate difficult conversations. You will leave with concrete strategies for productive dialogue and clear communication, able to approach difficult conversations with more…

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April 2020

Rackham North: Designing Your Curriculum Vitae

Thursday, April 16, 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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Do you need a Curriculum Vitae (CV), but all you have is a resume? CVs are required to apply to research and academic positions, and very often to fellowships and scholarships. If you have 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. This workshop is designed for graduate…

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