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May 2020

Coffee Chats for Ph.D. Students: Job/Internship Searching During COVID-19

Tuesday, May 5, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm EDT
Online United States + Google Map

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. A lot is changing, and we know you've got questions about the future. The general topic for this session is job/internship searching during the current context. We will share advice and best practices, and leave time to answer your questions. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/7Zn0X.…

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Webinar: Nailing the Job Search in Uncertain Times—Part 2 (Outer Work/Tactics)

Thursday, May 7, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Online United States + Google Map

How confident are you in the job search process? We’ll help you assess where you are in key areas such as personal branding, informational interviewing, networking, and job interviewing and teach you practical tips to help you succeed each step of the way. You'll also learn why creating a job search plan can help you maximize your search process for the results you want, and how to execute on it. Co-sponsored by Rackham Graduate School and the U-M Alumni Association.…

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Cancelled: MORE Mentoring Plan Workshop

Friday, May 8, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm EDT
East Room and Boulevard Room, Pierpont Commons, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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This event has been cancelled. 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. Because this program aims to enhance the mentoring relationship, mentors and students are expected to attend…

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Online: Job Search Beyond the Professoriate Workshop

Friday, May 8, 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT
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In this online workshop, Dr. Anne Krook will discuss how employers view people with graduate training (master's, Ph.D., postdoc) in any field. We examine how to position yourself for jobs beyond the professoriate: how to think about yourself, how to describe yourself, and how to reach out to others. We then go through the mechanics of the job search. At the end of this session, you should be able to conduct a job search for positions beyond the professoriate on…

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Cancelled: MORE Mentoring Plan Workshop

Tuesday, May 12, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall and West Conference Room, Fourth Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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This event has been cancelled. 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. Because this program aims to enhance the mentoring relationship, mentors and students are expected to attend…

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Online: Are You LinkedIn?

Tuesday, May 12, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Online United States + Google Map

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 develop the basics of your own LinkedIn profile. Additionally, we will introduce ways to build connections and learn more about opportunities through informational interviews by using LinkedIn and UCAN (University…

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

Thursday, May 21, 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm EDT
Online United States + Google Map

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 long and we are invested in answering your questions. A lot is changing, and we know you've got questions about the future. The general topic for this session is interviewing during the current context (both informational interviewing for networking, and job interviews). We will share advice and best practices, and leave time to…

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L.E.A.D. Featuring Graduate Rackham International’s (GRIN) Co-Presidents Andrea Belgrade and Yixuan Chen

Friday, May 22, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Online United States + Google Map

L.E.A.D is a series of conversations where participants have the opportunity to hear from a diverse group of people who lead DEI initiatives. Each guest will speak about the journey to their leadership role, share some of their current DEI efforts, discuss the challenges they face, and what they find most rewarding about the work. Guests will also discuss how COVID-19 has affected them personally as a leader in this space and how it has impacted the people that they…

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Ask Your Coach: Navigating Handshake

Thursday, May 28, 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm EDT
Online United States + Google Map

We're excited to announce our new series "Ask Your Coach" roundtable with a career coach from University Career Center. Each session is 30 minutes and we are invested in answering all of your questions. A lot is changing, and we know you've got questions about the future. The focus of this session will be on navigating Handshake, an important resource for your job or internship search. You'll learn how to search for job/internship postings, as well as opportunities to engage…

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L.E.A.D. Featuring the U-M Task Force Against AAPI Hate Representatives Amanda Loh and Steve Lin

Friday, May 29, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
Online United States + Google Map

L.E.A.D is a series of conversations where participants have the opportunity to hear from a diverse group of people who lead DEI initiatives. Each guest will speak about the journey to their leadership role, share some of their current DEI efforts, discuss the challenges they face, and what they find most rewarding about the work. Guests will also discuss how COVID 19 has affected them personally as a leader in this space and how it has impacted the people that…

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