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July 2020

Craft with GRIN

Sunday, July 5, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
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Have you been feeling crafty this summer? Learn and enjoy the art of paper folding from your home with GRIN. Join us for a friendly and refreshing session of Origami. No special materials required. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/gjRmA.

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Webinar: Filing Taxes for Graduate Students

Monday, July 6, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EDT
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Please join us for this session which will get you prepared for tax season and answer your questions. Please note, although all students are welcome, this session is geared towards domestic students. A Zoom link will be shared closer to the date. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/K4lbq. 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…

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Coffee Chats for Ph.D. Students: Transferable Skills

Thursday, July 9, 11:00 am to 11:45 am EDT
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We are offering a series of virtual coffee chats for the Ph.D. community, hosted by Rackham's embedded University Career Center career counselor. The topic for this session is transferable skills—translating skills you've gained during graduate school to the job market. We’ll spend the first few minutes reviewing transferable skills, and the remainder of the session discussing different types of graduate school experiences, with a focus on articulating the transferable skills gained from these experiences. To get the most out of…

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Coffee Chats for Ph.D. Students: Interviewing Tips and Strategies

Wednesday, July 15, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm EDT
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We are offering a series of virtual coffee chats for the Ph.D. community, hosted by Rackham's embedded University Career Center career counselor. Each session is 45 minutes and we are invested in answering your questions about the future. The general topic for this session is interviewing during the current context (both informational interviewing for networking, and job interviews) and will include tips and time for Q&A. This event is intended to be interactive and therefore a recording will not be…

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Building Your Credit During Graduate School

Friday, July 17, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
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This workshop will explain the fundamental principles of building your credit during graduate school and provide practical strategies for debt management. This workshop is co-sponsored by Rackham and CEW+. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/NxjBV. 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 possible in order to have adequate time…

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Creating a Compelling Resume

Tuesday, July 21, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
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Are you having a hard time synthesizing your academic experiences to apply for opportunities beyond the professoriate? Whether you are looking to improve your current resume or build one from scratch, this workshop will help you craft a compelling resume that showcases your experiences, talents, and skills. If you have a draft resume, please have it on hand so you can refer to it during the workshop. Co-sponsored with Rackham Student Government. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/51zwd. We want to…

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LEAD: Bridging the Divide—Uniting Against Racism

Friday, July 24, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
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LEAD, Leading Equity And Diversity, is a series of conversations where attendees have the opportunity to hear from a diverse group of guests who lead DEI initiatives. This LEAD conversation will address the need to have people of all social identities (across race, gender, class, sexual orientation, etc.) involved in the fight against systemic racism. It’s human nature to be drawn to people who are similar to us and our desire to bond with our community intensifies under threat. How…

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2020 Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) Virtual Symposium: Part One

Tuesday, July 28, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
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The 2020 Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) Virtual Symposium will showcase the amazing research conducted by this year’s cohort of rising scholars. Representing the social sciences, physical sciences and engineering, and the biological and health sciences, this year’s scholars worked with faculty members on virtual research projects that focused on a number of topics including, but not limited to: Racially Progressive Policies Within White Liberalism, SARS-CoV-2 Epitpoes for HLA-B Allotypes, Characterizing Biological Tissue With Machine Learning, and Latina Mother Activism…

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2020 Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) Virtual Symposium: Part Two

Wednesday, July 29, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
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The 2020 Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP) Virtual Symposium will showcase the amazing research conducted by this year’s cohort of rising scholars. Representing the social sciences, physical sciences and engineering, and the biological and health sciences, this year’s scholars worked with faculty members on virtual research projects that focused on a number of topics including, but not limited to: Racially Progressive Policies Within White Liberalism, SARS-CoV-2 Epitpoes for HLA-B Allotypes, Characterizing Biological Tissue With Machine Learning, and Latina Mother Activism…

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Coffee Chats for Ph.D. Students: Are You LinkedIn?

Wednesday, July 29, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm EDT
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Despite the impact of COVID-19 on your dissertation or job search process, networking is something you can proactively engage in during this time. Additionally, learning from what others have done in their career is a great way to explore areas of interest. Join us to learn how to navigate and leverage LinkedIn—we will introduce ways to build connections and learn more about opportunities through informational interviews by using LinkedIn and UCAN (University Career Alumni Network). If you do not yet…

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