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How to Make Revision Count: Revising Practices for Graduate Students

Space 2435, North Quad 105 South State Street, Ann Arbor, United States

This workshop will introduce new graduate students to revising practices to help them thrive in their academic writing. The most critical phase in the writing process is also the most mysterious and untaught. Revision is especially challenging for first-year graduate writers learning to write extended arguments for academic purposes. What do academic writers do when […]

Talking Outside Your Field: Explaining Your Research During Your Industry Job Search

Online

Are you a graduate student intending to apply for industry jobs? While talking to potential employers, you’ll find yourself trying to describe your research to non-experts, struggling to avoid jargon, and feeling like your description is vague or unclear. In this University Career Center workshop, we’ll address this problem, develop specific strategies to describe your […]

Rackham/Sweetland Workshops on Writing: Revising to Publish

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

This workshop will provide an overview of how to revise a course or conference paper for publication. We will start with a review of useful publishing resources, and move through exercises to redefine your argument, identify a target journal, and design a writing schedule to achieve your publication goals. Students should bring a course or […]

Preparing CVs and Biosketches

Online

A curriculum vitae (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. Biosketches are required for many different types of funding applications and share […]

Seventh Annual Rackham King Talks

Auditorium, 1st Floor, Rackham Building 915 East Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Join us in the Rackham Auditorium as Rackham students communicate the relevance of their work to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy in a TED-talk style. The 2024 MLK Symposium theme is “The 21st Century Struggle: Transforming the Jangling Discords of Our Nation into a Beautiful Symphony.” This line is taken from Dr. King’s famous […]

Talking Outside Your Field: Explaining Your Research During Your Industry Job Search

Online

Are you a graduate student intending to apply for industry jobs? While talking to potential employers, you’ll find yourself trying to describe your research to non-experts, struggling to avoid jargon, and feeling like your description is vague or unclear. In this University Career Center workshop, we’ll address this problem, develop specific strategies to describe your […]

Rackham/Sweetland Workshops on Writing: Writing with ChatGPT

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

This workshop will provide students with techniques for graduate writing with ChatGPT. We will start with a brief overview of current academic conversations about ChatGPT, authorship, and citation, and we will consider how disciplinary contexts might shape these conversations. We will then practice a series of prompts and writing exercises graduate students can use while […]

Creating and Presenting a Conference Poster

Online

Conference posters are for more than just communicating your research. While a good poster will help you tell a succinct story about your project, a great poster will serve as a platform for engaging in meaningful discussion with your audience and building your network. This session will cover: best practices for organizing a conference poster […]

The First-Gen Brand: Using Your Identity to Enhance Your Professional Brand

Online

Whether you realize it or not, you are a walking billboard of your professional brand. The impact that your professional brand has on your experiences and opportunities within graduate school and beyond cannot be understated. Make sure you have the knowledge you need to utilize your brand to its fullest potential. In this virtual workshop, […]

Latinx Student Listening Circle

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

Rackham’s Partnerships for Access, Community, and Excellence team and Graduate Student and Program Consultation Services Office cordially invite you to attend a community-building event designed for students who are affiliated with and/or identify as Latinx. The format of the event will model the restorative circle process. A circle is a versatile restorative practice that can […]