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Gear Your Career

Great Lakes Room, Palmer Commons 100 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI

Gear Your Career is a collaboration between Rackham and the University Career Center. Join us in the Palmer Commons Great Lakes Room to find resources to aid you in your […]

Navigating Difficult Conversations

East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI

In this interactive session, Rackham experts in conflict resolution will discuss the ways in which conflict can manifest in our academic and personal spheres and will explore strategies to navigate and address difficult conversations. You will leave with concrete strategies for productive dialogue and clear communication, able to approach difficult conversations with more confidence in […]

Doctoral Internship Search Drop-In Session

West Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building 915 East Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI

Are you searching for a spring or summer internship? Drop in to Rackham's West Conference Room or join us virtually on Zoom for a casual, co-working search session. Come when you can and leave when you must; there will not be a formal presentation. This is a chance to carve out time to search for internships alongside like-minded […]

Racial Microaggressions


Racial microaggressions can be uniquely harmful to their targets, and yet we often find ourselves skirting around this subset of microaggressions due to discomfort in openly discussing race, racism, and […]

Annual Rackham Connect Networking Event


Presenting Rackham Connect's first annual networking event! Join us for a virtual game night to connect Rackham students and Rackham alumni with friendly competition, networking, and prizes. Registration is required at We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation in this event, please […]

Anti-Racism in an Abroad Context


Structural racism in the United States is the normalization and legitimization of an array of dynamics—historical, cultural, institutional, and interpersonal—that routinely advantage whites while producing cumulative and chronic adverse outcomes for people of color. It is a system of hierarchy and inequity, primarily characterized by white supremacy—the preferential treatment, privilege, and power for white people […]

Graduate Student Career Pathways: Interviewing for Internships & Jobs Beyond the Professoriate


This workshop will meet the needs of those applying for the Rackham Doctoral Intern Fellowship Program, but is open to any graduate student 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 […]

Inclusive Leadership

There is a lot of talk about “inclusive leadership,” but many are left asking: What is it? Why is it important? How can I do it? This workshop will address these questions by presenting research on the specific traits, elements, and styles of inclusive leaders. Participants will be able to reflect on and share their […]

King-Chávez-Parks Future Faculty Fellowship Application Workshop

East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building 915 East Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI

Every year, the Rackham Graduate School accepts applications for the King-Chávez-Parks (KCP) Future Faculty Fellowship (FFF). Offered through a grant from the State of Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, the KCP FFF Program provides funding to increase the pool of academically or economically disadvantaged candidates pursuing faculty teaching careers or approved administrative positions […]

Biotech Career Development Program Info Session

2901 Taubman Health Sciences Library 1135 E. Catherine Street, Ann Arbor, MI

The Biotech Career Development Program (BCDP) is a structured program designed to guide biomedical and life science graduate students (M.S. students and Ph.D. candidates), postdocs, and early-career scientists as they explore careers beyond the academic tenure track. Trainees accepted into the program will participate in workshops, career panels, and in-person networking socials to build career […]