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February 2019

Developing a Social Media Strategy for Your Professional Career

Monday, February 4, 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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Are you planning on going into the job market soon? Did you know 92% 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? What if you are planning to go the faculty tenure route—is it really necessary? At this workshop you will learn…

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Rackham North: Procrastination—How to Recognize It and How to Manage It

Thursday, February 7, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Boulevard Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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We have all been in situations where procrastination has hurt our productivity. This panel of graduate students and postdocs will discuss and share best practices on how to identify, prevent, and manage procrastination. If you attend this event, consider taking the time management workshop on March 14. Pre-registration is requested at https://myumi.ch/65ZGd.

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CV to Resume

Monday, February 11, 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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Are you having a hard time synthesizing your academic experiences in hopes of landing a job outside of academia? The process of crafting a strong resume can often be difficult. This workshop is a hands-on opportunity for graduate students to learn how to effectively develop a resume, using the foundation that they have laid with information from their CV. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/JDYRX.

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Rackham North: Research-Based Strategies for Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Thursday, February 21, 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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Have you often succeeded on an academic task even though you were afraid you wouldn’t do well? Do you dread others evaluating your work? Do you tend to remember incidents when you haven’t done your best more than those when you have? Thoughts such as these are the hallmark of imposter syndrome thinking. This interactive session will share insights from the scholarship on imposter syndrome and related psychological constructs and provide strategies for overcoming imposter syndrome. Pre-registration is requested at…

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Rackham North: Designing Your Curriculum Vitae

Thursday, February 28, 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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Do you need a Curriculum Vitae (CV), but all you have is a resume? CVs are required to apply for research and academic positions, and very often for fellowships and scholarships. If you've 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. Pre-registration is requested at https://myumi.ch/Jm05y.

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March 2019

Rackham North: Big-Picture Time Management

Thursday, March 14, 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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You've probably heard of life hacks that help you use your time more efficiently. Why not think about managing your time in the bigger picture? How are you actually using your time? This workshop is based on the book 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think by Laura Vanderkam. You will complete a time-tracking exercise prior to the workshop to help you understand how you actually use your time. During the workshop, we will discuss our results in…

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Rackham North: Interviewing for Non-Faculty Jobs

Thursday, March 21, 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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Interviewing for the non-faculty job search can differ greatly from the academic job search process. This workshop will focus on helping master's and Ph.D. students to navigate the interview process, and strategize on how to effectively answer questions by articulating strengths and skills. Pre-registration is requested at https://myumi.ch/6kEM8.

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April 2019

Ice Cream Mixer on Internship Experiences

Thursday, April 11, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
Boulevard Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Are you planning to do a summer internship? How do you get the most out of that opportunity and leverage it to achieve your long-term career goals? At this event, you will have the opportunity to chat—over ice cream!—at roundtables with experienced graduate students who have successfully navigated a summer internship. Pre-registration is requested at https://myumi.ch/a84RM.

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