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March 2022

Ph.D. Connections Conference: Career Panel—Consulting

Tuesday, March 22, 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm EDT
Online United States

Panelists will share insights about the business challenges they take on in their consulting roles. The session will speak to what is required to uncover solutions for clients, the skills drawn upon to address issues, and the approaches used to solve complex problems. You will gain a better sense of how advanced degrees from a myriad of fields may translate to the consulting arena. Panelists: Ishita Das, Ph.D., Science Policy Program Manager, Ripple Effect Sarah Paleg, Ph.D., Engagement Manager, McKinsey…

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Ph.D. Connections Conference: Career Panel—Government Organizations

Wednesday, March 23, 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm EDT
Online United States

Panelists from the Government Accountability Office - Center for Economics (the audit function supporting Congress), the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Office of Biological Products in the FDA will share their experiences working in government. They will share information about their agencies, the opportunities and challenges they face, and share insights into what is necessary to launch a career in this arena. Michael Hoffman, Ph.D., Director, Center for Economics, Government Accountability Office Portia Hemphill, Ph.D., Survey Statistician, U.S.…

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Ph.D. Connections Conference: Career Panel—Technology Organizations

Wednesday, March 23, 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm EDT
Online United States

The technology industry is rapidly expanding and generating interesting and rewarding career opportunities for Ph.D. holders with a variety of academic backgrounds. Panelists will share lessons learned from their own career paths and provide insights into applying your Ph.D. in the technology industry. Panelists: Krista Kernodle, Ph.D., Data Engineer, Tetra Science Katie Simmons, Ph.D., User Experience Researcher, Meta Suresh Subramanian, Ph.D., Partner, Synerthink Solutions Ph.D. Connections is a career conference designed to support doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in their…

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Ph.D. Connections Conference: Keynote—A New Dream Job: Your Game Plan to Launching a Successful Career Outside the Academy

Thursday, March 24, 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm EDT
Online United States

Spreaker: Elizabeth Segran is a Senior Staff Writer with Fast Company, Faculty with California Innovation, and author of The Rocket Years: How Your Twenties Launch the Rest of Your Life. Introductory remarks will be made by Rackham Dean, Mike Solomon. Ph.D. Connections is a career conference designed to support doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in their exploration of career paths beyond academe. Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows will learn about career opportunities beyond the professoriate through engaging sessions with Ph.D.s…

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Developing a Social Media Strategy for Your Scholarly Career

Tuesday, March 29, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT
Online United States

Are you planning on going into the job market soon? Did you know 92 percent of companies (including colleges and universities) use or plan to use social media to recruit. Many graduate students have a love/hate relationship with social media. They know they “have to do it,” that it’s the “right thing to do,” but is it necessary in higher education? You may be wondering, if you are planning to go the faculty tenure route, is it really necessary? At…

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April 2022

Info Session: The Biotech Career Development Program

Tuesday, April 5, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Online United States

The Biotech Career Development Program (BCDP) is designed to guide biomedical and life science graduate students, postdocs, and early-career scientists as they explore careers beyond the academic tenure track. Trainees accepted into the program will participate in workshops and career panels to build career awareness and take steps towards their career goals. The cohort model of BCDP helps build community and peer among trainees with similar career interests. Come to the info session to learn more! Registration is required at…

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Coffee Chats for Graduate Students: Negotiation Basics

Thursday, April 14, 11:00 am to 11:45 am EDT
Online United States

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 negotiation -- something that many people feel unprepared for, especially during the job search process. We'll talk through the steps involved in salary negotiation, as well as negotiation tips that can be utilized in other contexts. Bring your questions, as there will be plenty of time for Q&A. This event is…

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May 2022

Step into a Student Staff Position: Rackham Jobs for Summer and Fall

Monday, May 2, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT
Online United States

Rackham has many Graduate Student Staff Assistant (GSSA) job opportunities available in the summer and fall of 2022. Positions are available related to a range of areas, from diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) to alumni relations and fundraising. If you are interested in a range of work areas in higher education and would like to develop your skills in the design and implementation of programs for students, faculty, and alumni, these Rackham job opportunities may be of interest to you!…

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Step into a Student Staff Position: Rackham Jobs for Summer and Fall

Monday, May 9, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT
Online United States

Rackham has many Graduate Student Staff Assistant (GSSA) job opportunities available in the summer and fall of 2022. Positions are available related to a range of areas, from diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) to alumni relations and fundraising. If you are interested in a range of work areas in higher education and would like to develop your skills in the design and implementation of programs for students, faculty, and alumni, these Rackham job opportunities may be of interest to you!…

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Rackham Public Scholarship: Where to Start? Outreach for Community Engaged Scholarly Projects

Wednesday, May 11, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EDT
Online United States

The process of starting a publicly engaged scholarly project can often be overwhelming, particularly when trying to find entry points and build connections to community partners. This workshop will introduce graduate students to the essentials for building a project-based relationship with a community partner organization, from first idea to community research to modes and strategies of communication. A panel of graduate students and faculty will break down the process of establishing contact, and maintaining a mutually beneficial relationship for the…

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