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Academic CV Workshop

Online

A CV is an essential document in the academic sphere. CVs are frequently required to apply for funding, awards, and academic positions. A well-organized and comprehensive CV can elevate your application by clearly communicating your achievements and track record of productivity. This session will cover: The many sections of a CV and organization Best practices […]

Designing Your Life Series

Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor, Rackham Building

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, in-person seminar will teach graduate students and postdoctoral fellows principles for designing a fulfilling career. Participants must commit to attending all six sessions of the seminar and a $10 registration […]

Coffee Chats for Graduate Students: Transferable Skills

Online

We are offering a series of virtual coffee chats for the graduate student community, hosted by Rackham's embedded University Career Center career counselor. The topic for this session is transferable skills—translating skills you've gained during graduate school to the job market. We’ll spend the first few minutes reviewing transferable skills, and the remainder of the […]

Writing a Diversity Statement

Online

Increasingly, hiring committees are interested in how prospective faculty job candidates will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a result, many academic employers have begun to request a diversity statement as part of the faculty job application process. In this interactive session, we will discuss best practices for writing diversity statements, examine sample statements, […]

Identifying and Translating STEM Skills into Non-Traditional Careers

Online

Employers are looking for transferable skills. Highlighting these skills in your professional portfolio or job application can set you apart from the competition. The challenge is that often transferable skills can be difficult to identify in yourself. In STEM disciplines, it is easy to fixate on your technical skill set. This session will cover: Reflecting […]

Leading Inclusive Teams

Online

In this interactive session, students will work through a team decision-making exercise. We will then debrief the exercise in light of the cutting edge science and best practices for leading inclusive teams. We will explore the value of diversity in teams, the need to create equitable and inclusive participation in team meetings, how to facilitate […]

NSF INTERN Prep Workshop

Online

The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently launch the INTERN Supplemental Opportunity Program to support fellows in the Graduate Research Fellowship Program and students funded by their research mentors' NSF grants who are interested in participating in an internship. This session will cover the unique application materials required for requesting NSF INTERN funds and the schedule […]

Designing Your Life Series

Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor, Rackham Building

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, in-person seminar will teach graduate students and postdoctoral fellows principles for designing a fulfilling career. Participants must commit to attending all six sessions of the seminar and a $10 registration […]

Assessing Organizational Culture Through a DEI Lens

Online

How do you assess whether organizations are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion? Join us to learn how to assess various aspects of an organization’s culture during the job and internship search process through a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens. During this session, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss the challenges of navigating this process […]

Future Faculty: Academic Job Interviewing

Online

Designed for those applying to faculty jobs, this interactive virtual workshop will provide you with a high-level overview of the interview process for faculty positions and give you the opportunity to practice responding to several common interview questions in a low stakes setting with your peers. Deborah Field, U-M Ph.D. alumnae and former professor and […]