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January 2021

Sweetland Write-Together

Monday, January 25, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Online United States

Write-Together sessions provide structure, accountability, and support for graduate writers working on writing at any stage, from papers to theses to journal articles to dissertations and more. For each of these remote sessions, participants access a shared Google document that will serve as a communal virtual space. Students will be invited to post pre-writing goals and post-writing reflections in the document. Writers can also schedule a 10-minute Zoom meeting with Sweetland faculty during each session to discuss writing questions. We…

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Rackham Doctoral Internships: Expanding Your Professional Horizons

Monday, January 25, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Online United States

In this session, you will learn about three of Rackham’s current internship funding programs: the Biosciences Internship Grant, Rackham Public Engagement Internships, and Academic Term Internship Fellowships. Program managers will discuss the application process for each program, and current students who participated will share their insights about applying and how they benefited from making an internship a part of their graduate school experience. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/qgRov. We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If…

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Gear Your Career – LinkedIn Interactive Session

Tuesday, January 26, 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm EST
Online United States

oin an informal, interactive Zoom breakout discussion with U-M career and professional development experts about best practices for your LinkedIn profile and online networking presence. This event is a collaboration between the University Career Center and Rackham Graduate School. This event is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. This event is intended to be interactive and therefore a recording will not be available. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff, please contact…

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Personal Statements in STEM: Workshop on Crafting Your Own Narrative

Friday, January 29, 10:00 am to 11:30 am EST
Online United States

This workshop will focus on the personal statement for fellowships applications and will provide participants an opportunity to bring examples of their statements and get feedback from their peers. This workshop is limited to 20 participants. Registration is required at https://umich.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8jZnDUhfc7j0qUJ

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Gear Your Career – LinkedIn Interactive Session

Friday, January 29, 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm EST
Online United States

Join an informal, interactive Zoom breakout discussion with U-M career and professional development experts about best practices for your LinkedIn profile and online networking presence. This event is a collaboration between the University Career Center and Rackham Graduate School. This event is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. This event is intended to be interactive and therefore a recording will not be available. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For faculty and staff, please contact…

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February 2021

Sweetland Write-Together

Monday, February 1, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Online United States

Write-Together sessions provide structure, accountability, and support for graduate writers working on writing at any stage, from papers to theses to journal articles to dissertations and more. For each of these remote sessions, participants access a shared Google document that will serve as a communal virtual space. Students will be invited to post pre-writing goals and post-writing reflections in the document. Writers can also schedule a 10-minute Zoom meeting with Sweetland faculty during each session to discuss writing questions. We…

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Race-Consciousness Understandings and Interventions to Demolish Racism for Black, Indigenous, Graduate Level Students of Color

Monday, February 1, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Online United States

What do we need to improve the experiences of graduate Black, Indigenous, Students of Color (BISOC)? How do we retain these marginalized and minoritized students and faculty? This session will focus on making race-conscious mentoring and programming a critical component of graduate education, cultivating cultural competence in faculty, requiring departments to recognize the time-intensive nature of mentoring and compensating it properly, establishing unique programs specifically for graduate-level BISOC, and supporting proposal writing for fellowships and external resources from funding agencies…

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Future Faculty Event to Enhance Diversity at Liberal Arts Colleges

Wednesday, February 3, 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
Online United States

Faculty from top liberal arts colleges are visiting for a virtual event on February 3 and 4 to promote greater diversity in the faculty at their institutions. Attendees will hear about work-life at a liberal arts college and network with faculty, administrators, and diversity officers from participating colleges. Attendees will also have the rare opportunity to meet one-on-one with a faculty member to discuss your individual job application portfolio materials (CVs, teaching philosophies, research statements, etc.). Registration closes on January…

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Rackham 101: Time Management

Friday, February 5, 10:00 am to 11:15 am EST
Online United States

Do you have trouble managing your priorities? Join us for this engaging Rackham 101 session that will teach you the essentials of time management and how to apply them to your life as a graduate student Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/2Dr4M. We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation in this event, please follow the registration link to indicate your accommodation requirements. Please let us know as soon as…

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The Case, the Space, and the Pace for Leading Inclusively

Friday, February 5, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Online United States

How many of us try to enter spaces we thought would be open to us that aren’t? How many of us block others from accessing spaces, from being included and from experiencing belonging? There are some who know and feel justified in our actions. Some of us don’t even know that we do this. Others of us know it, but do not know how to not do it. And there are more and more of us who do not yet…

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