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March 2022

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

MSI Connect: Beyond the Academy—From HBCUs to Non-Academic Careers

Tuesday, April 12, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Exectutive Board Room, 1st Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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In this MSI Connect event, a panel of four HBCU alumnae and Ph.D.s will discuss their experiences in attaining Ph.D.s and pursuing non-academic career paths. This will be a virtual panel, however we have created space for those who are interested, to join us in person to view the panel and have lunch and discussion in-person. Space for the in-person the viewing and lunch will be limited to 15 people. Panelists Dawn Brown, Ph.D., Principal Medical Science Liaison, Genentech, A…

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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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MORE Student In-Person Workshop: Getting Your Mentoring Relationship Off to a Good Start

Tuesday, May 3, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Fourth Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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This in-person workshop helps enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and faculty mentor by facilitating the development of shared expectations. Mentors and mentees work independently in separate sessions to identify their own objectives and styles, and consider strategies for dealing with possible challenges. Then, student-faculty pairs work together to develop a written mentoring plan as a means of codifying some of the most important elements (needs, goals, mutual expectations) of a two-way mentoring relationship. Over 85 percent of Rackham…

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MORE Student Virtual Workshop: Getting Your Mentoring Relationship Off to a Good Start

Friday, May 6, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Online United States

This virtual workshop helps enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and faculty mentor by facilitating the development of shared expectations. Mentors and mentees work independently in separate sessions to identify their own objectives and styles, and consider strategies for dealing with possible challenges. Then, student-faculty pairs work together to develop a written mentoring plan as a means of codifying some of the most important elements (needs, goals, mutual expectations) of a two-way mentoring relationship. Over 85 percent of Rackham…

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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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