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November 2018

Navigating the Academic Interview and Negotiation Process

Thursday, November 29, 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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The academic interviewing process encompasses three different stages of interviewing, each presenting its own challenges. This workshop will help job seekers in all academic disciplines in their search for faculty positions. Detailed information and practical tips on interviewing and negotiating future offers will help you prepare for your future career. This workshop is designed for graduate students. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see if we can accommodate your attendance. Pre-registration is recommended at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/wsEvents/wsreg.php?ws_id=627.

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Write-Togethers

Friday, November 30, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Space 2435, North Quad, 105 South State Street
Ann Arbor, 48109 United States
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Write-together sessions provide structure, space, and time for graduate writers working on papers, theses, and dissertations. Write-together sessions bring graduate writers into a common quiet space to work. We will also offer short presentations on writing and work productivity, distribute writing support, and information. Refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is required at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJsOdAKQTa455LH5e_jSQfI8n347y-JZLnmZ6GsbSPKlU0iQ/viewform.

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MORE Mentoring Plan Workshop

Friday, November 30, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm EST
Rackham Building, 915 E Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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This workshop helps to enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and research faculty mentor/advisor. During the workshop, students and faculty will have the opportunity to develop a Mentoring Plan, a two-way agreement about goals, needs, and expectations; it is co-written by the student and research faculty mentor/advisor. It is an excellent way to establish and support mentor-mentee relationships. Registration is required of both the faculty member and student. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/L40QX.

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December 2018

Wolverine Wellness 101

Monday, December 3, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST

Come learn how graduate students can integrate and prioritize personal well-being in their demanding lives. This interactive presentation will focus on concepts and techniques students can use to work towards balance in their lives, and debunk the myth that students have to put well-being on the back burner in order to be successful. Pre-registration is required at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/wsEvents/wsreg.php?ws_id=699.

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Demonstrating Your Commitment to Diversity

Tuesday, December 4, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) aptitude is now highly valued by employers, both within and outside of academe. This workshop will provide guidelines on how to establish and validate a commitment to DEI engagement, scholarship, and leadership and prepare students for these market changes. This workshop is designed primarily for those seeking non-academic jobs./p> This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see if we can accommodate…

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Start Smart: Salary Negotiations for Gender Equity

Wednesday, December 5, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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American Association of University Women (AAUW) Start Smart is specifically designed to teach you how to negotiate salaries for a new job. You'll gain confidence in your negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-play. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see if we can accommodate your attendance. Pre-registration is required at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/wsEvents/wsreg.php?ws_id=670.

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Managing School, Stress, and Kids: Stress Management for Students with Children

Thursday, December 6, 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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Having to balance children, studies, and everything else is challenging, even for the best of us. Join the Counseling and Psychology (CAPS) in this interactive workshop as they share the essential strategies to help manage stress and thrive in graduate school. Children and partners are welcome. Pre-registration is recommended at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/wsEvents/wsreg.php?ws_id=686.

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Write-Togethers

Friday, December 7, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Space 2435, North Quad, 105 South State Street
Ann Arbor, 48109 United States
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Write-together sessions provide structure, space, and time for graduate writers working on papers, theses, and dissertations. Write-together sessions bring graduate writers into a common quiet space to work. We will also offer short presentations on writing and work productivity, distribute writing support, and information. Refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is required at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdJsOdAKQTa455LH5e_jSQfI8n347y-JZLnmZ6GsbSPKlU0iQ/viewform.

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Lunch with the Deans North Campus

Monday, December 10, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Come enjoy a free lunch with the Deans of Rackham! Please submit questions for the Deans to answer. Register at https://goo.gl/forms/ydLpiVZsF8wRW9Im2.

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Inclusion Insights: A Micro-Learning Approach to DEI Education

Monday, December 10, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Dr. Steve Robbins, a nationally recognized trainer and consultant on diversity and inclusion, has produced a series of videos to offer a unique, micro-learning approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion education. Many of the videos align directly with the goals of the PD DEI Certificate, particularly promoting an inclusive environment. Dr. Deborah Willis, the DEI Certificate Lead, will facilitate a discussion of a few of the videos using the corresponding “conversation cards.” Information from the videos can be immediately applied…

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