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May 2019

GRIN Board Game Night

Wednesday, May 29, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
1180 Duderstadt Center, North Campus, 2281 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, 48109 United States
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GRIN (Graduate Rackham International) is very excited to announce Board Game Night during Spring 2019 semester. Let's celebrate the beginning of summer, play games, and make new friendships over a night of board games and food. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Come out, bring friends, and let us have fun. Pre-registration is requested at https://myumi.ch/L4BV7.

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What’s Next? Career Paths for Ph.D.s in STEM

Thursday, May 30, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Rackham is sponsoring a two-day workshop for doctoral candidates in the sciences to engage in skill and career exploration, gain insight into a variety of career paths, identify their transferable knowledge and skills, and practice communicating these to others. This event is reserved for University of Michigan and Wayne State Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows. Programming will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day, with a VIP networking reception starting at 5:30 p.m. on Day 2. Morning refreshments…

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What’s Next? Career Paths for Ph.D.s in STEM

Friday, May 31, 8:30 am to 7:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Rackham is sponsoring a two-day workshop for doctoral candidates in the sciences to engage in skill and career exploration, gain insight into a variety of career paths, identify their transferable knowledge and skills, and practice communicating these to others. This event is reserved for University of Michigan and Wayne State Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows. Programming will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day, with a VIP networking reception starting at 5:30 p.m. on Day 2. Morning refreshments…

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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. Pre-registration is required at…

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July 2019

Rackham North: Networking for International Students

Thursday, July 18, 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 students are regularly told the importance of networking to explore careers and identify job opportunities. However, we know that networking is understood differently in diverse cultural contexts. In this session, a career development expert will 1) share what networking means in the American context and 2) address how students can engage in career activities in comfortable ways. Participants will discuss with peers how networking is different in their cultural contexts, and identify ways that they can successfully network in…

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August 2019

Rackham North: Navigating Difficult Conversations

Thursday, August 15, 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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As a graduate student or postdoctoral scholar, you have likely already engaged in a number of difficult conversations throughout your life. Perhaps some of them went well, and others did not go as well as you had hoped. What distinguished these conversations from one another? In this interactive session, Rackham experts in conflict resolution will discuss how to navigate difficult conversations. You will leave with concrete strategies for productive dialogue and clear communication, able to approach difficult conversations with more…

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