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October 2021

Rackham Coffee Chats for Graduate Students: Transferable Skills

Thursday, October 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 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…

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Anti-Racist Community Engagement

Friday, October 15, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Online United States

This interactive virtual workshop will interrogate the role white supremacy often plays in university community engagement experiences and will explore anti-racist approaches to our work in and with communities. The workshop is designed for students with prior knowledge or experience with community engagement who are interested in learning more about how to practice anti-racism in their engaged course, service, project, or research. Workshop content will build on basic concepts of race, racism, social identity, power, and privilege. If you're newer…

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Cover Letter Writing for Teaching-Focused Faculty Positions

Monday, October 18, 10:00 am to 11:30 am EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Are you seeking teaching-focused faculty positions? This interactive workshop with Professor Deborah Field of Adrian College will provide you with advice and strategies for tailoring your cover letter to effectively communicate your teaching skills and interests. Please note: this workshop will be held in-person, not via Zoom. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/wlkMQ. 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…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Monday, October 18, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Online United States

If you have a quick question or have a time sensitive matter, attend the Rackham's Resolution Office's open office hours weekly on Monday and Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. In the interest of providing students as much privacy as possible, you may spend a brief time in a waiting room if the resolution officer is engaged with another student. They will be with you as quickly as possible. Join Zoom Meeting https://umich.zoom.us/j/99531959553 Meeting ID: 995 3195 9553…

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Navigating Difficult Conversations: Communicating Across Difference

Tuesday, October 19, 10:00 am to 11:30 am EDT
Online United States

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 the future. Learning objectives: Participants will be exposed to the idea that conflict is culturally grounded Participants will reflect on the ways in which their…

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Graduate Student Career Pathways: Networking for International Students

Wednesday, October 20, 10:00 am to 11:30 am EDT
Online United States

Networking is a key way to explore career options and identify job and internship opportunities. Join this discussion to learn strategies for building your network (including tips on using LinkedIN and Rackham Connect), and how to leverage this network for career exploration as well as job and internship searching. While this session is open to all, it will include specific tips on networking for international students. There will be plenty of time for your questions! This event is intended to…

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Rackham Resolution Office: Virtual Office Hours

Wednesday, October 20, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
Online United States

If you have a quick question or have a time sensitive matter, attend the Rackham's Resolution Office's open office hours weekly on Monday and Wednesday from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. via Zoom. In the interest of providing students as much privacy as possible, you may spend a brief time in a waiting room if the resolution officer is engaged with another student. They will be with you as quickly as possible. Join Zoom Meeting https://umich.zoom.us/j/99531959553 Meeting ID: 995 3195 9553…

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MORE: Fall 2021 STUDENT Getting Your Mentoring Relationship Off to a Good Start

Friday, October 22, 10:30 am to 1:00 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. In Part I of the workshop, mentors and mentees work independently in separate sessions to identify their own objectives and styles, and to consider strategies for dealing with possible challenges. In Part II, 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…

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MORE: Fall 2021 FACULTY Getting Your Mentoring Relationship Off to a Good Start

Friday, October 22, 10:30 am to 1:00 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. In Part I of the workshop, mentors and mentees work independently in separate sessions to identify their own objectives and styles, and to consider strategies for dealing with possible challenges. In Part II, 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…

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Anti-Racism in an Abroad Context

Friday, October 22, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT
Online United States

Structural racism in the United States is the normalization and legitimization of an array of dynamics—historical, cultural, institutional, and interpersonal—that routinely advantage whites while producing cumulative and chronic adverse outcomes for people of color. It is a system of hierarchy and inequity, primarily characterized by white supremacy—the preferential treatment, privilege, and power for white people at the expense of other racially oppressed people. It is also important to recognize that racism is a global issue and continues to be perpetuated…

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