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Research-Based Strategies for Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building 915 East Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI

Have you often succeeded at 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 impostor syndrome thinking. This workshop […]

Designing Your Life Series

Earl Lewis Room, 3rd Floor, Rackham Building 915 East Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI

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 […]

Career Exploration Tools for STEM

East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI

The first step in career exploration is simply making the decision to start. However, figuring out where and how to start can sometimes feel daunting. This workshop will focus on career exploration tools and resources for graduate and postdoctoral trainees in STEM disciplines. We will cover: How to reflect on your skills, interests, and values […]

Sixth Annual Rackham King Talks

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

Rackham students will communicate the relevance of their work to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy in a TED-talk style. The theme for the 2023 MLK Symposium is: "The (R)evolution of MLK: From Segregation to Elevation." Please note this event will be live in the Rackham Auditorium as well as being streamed live. Registration is […]

Queering the Workplace: A Career Panel for LGBTQ+ Grad Students

Online

LGBTQ+ graduate students often struggle with queer visibility and representation in their departments, which proves to be a barrier in being able to find mentors and access professional academic and industry advice. This virtual panel will help current LGBTQ+ students imagine their professional lives beyond their university course work. A wide range of LGBTQ+ alumni […]

Sweetland Write-Together

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

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 sessions, participants can meet in-person or access a Zoom link and a shared Google document that will serve as a communal virtual space. Students […]

Funding Strategies for Projects in the Arts & Humanities

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

This presentation by Jesse Johnston will provide an overview of fellowships and grants available to support and enhance arts and humanities research, with specific focus on grants offered by the “cultural” agencies of the U.S. federal government, including the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the National Education Association (NEA), and the Institute of Museum […]

Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda: Moving Beyond Failure and Actively Cultivating a More Equitable Academy

Online

Systems of higher education in the U.S. create differential advantage and disadvantage for the people who work and learn in them. When individuals move through these systems—as administrators, instructors, or learners—they make choices to participate in the perpetuation or the disruption of these inequities. While some perpetuation of inequity can be attributed to ignorance, it […]

Sweetland Write-Together

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

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 sessions, participants can meet in-person or access a Zoom link and a shared Google document that will serve as a communal virtual space. Students […]

Navigating Difficult Conversations

East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI

In this interactive session, Rackham experts in conflict resolution will discuss the ways in which conflict can manifest in our academic and personal spheres and will explore strategies to navigate and address difficult conversations. You will leave with concrete strategies for productive dialogue and clear communication, able to approach difficult conversations with more confidence in […]