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February 2019

Rackham North: DEI Conversation—Intersectionality

Thursday, February 14, 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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Join your Rackham peers for a DEI conversation about intersectionality. Everyone has multiple visible and invisible identities that influence their experiences and create a lens in which they view others and perceive themselves. During this session, we will discuss identities in the context of intersectionality. During this DEI Conversation, we will 1) define intersectionality and discuss how we experience it, 2) talk about how DEI initiatives at U-M can enhance students’ understanding of intersectionality, and 3) discuss how moving forward…

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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 (registration required by March 6)

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: Acing the Interview

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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This workshop will focus on jobs in the for-profit, not-for-profit, and government sectors, 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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Rackham North: Revising Your Diversity Statement

Thursday, March 28, 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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Increasingly, hiring committees are interested in how prospective faculty job candidates will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a result, many academic employers have begun to request a "diversity statement" as part of the faculty job application process. In this interactive session, you will bring a draft of your diversity statement and spend time giving and receiving feedback on it with your peers using a rubric. If you have not yet written a draft diversity statement, you will be…

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April 2019

Rackham North: Positive Leadership

Thursday, April 4, 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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Incorporating elements from Positive Organizational Scholarship, Design Science, and the Student Leadership Challenge, this workshop will provide participants the opportunity to view leadership from both a pragmatic and theoretical lens. Participants will also assess their own leadership styles prior to the event, and receive direct feedback on how to improve their ability to inspire and connect with others while driving results. Pre-registration Is requested at https://myumi.ch/Lzb7b.

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Rackham North: 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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May 2019

Rackham North: Project Management for STEM Graduate Students: Strategies for Staying on Track

Thursday, May 16, 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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Graduate school is full of projects, whether it is your research, classwork, or professional development. Project management provides valuable methods and tools that can help you organize, manage, and successfully complete projects to better serve you and your teammates. In this workshop, you will get an overview of project management strategies and learn techniques for effectively managing collaborative projects from beginning to end. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/JY5YZ.

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June 2019

Rackham North: The Science of Negotiating—Exploring What to Do Before, During, and After Your Job Offer

Thursday, June 20, 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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Long before you are on the job market, it is important to prepare for the offer. Negotiating an academic position should never be an afterthought. In fact, wise negotiating requires education, planning, and practice. This interactive seminar will provide you with strategies to determine what to ask for and how to ask for what you need and want. You will also leave with recommendations concerning what you should do before, during, and after the job offer. Registration is required at…

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