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October 2019

Future Faculty Event to Enhance Diversity at Liberal Arts Colleges

Tuesday, October 22, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Faculty from top liberal arts colleges are coming to University of Michigan on October 21 and 22 to promote greater diversity in the faculty at their institutions. Attendees will have the rare opportunity to meet one-on-one with a faculty member to discuss your individual job application portfolio materials (CVs, teaching philosophies, research statements, etc.) and hear about job opportunities at these colleges. Attendees will also hear about work-life at a liberal arts college and network with faculty, administrators, and diversity…

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Ph.D. Pathways: Transferable Skills for Ph.D. Students

Tuesday, October 22, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EDT
University Career Center Program Room, 3200 Student Activities Building, 515 Jefferson Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Are you a graduate student who struggles with identifying the skills and strengths that you have gained through academic and professional experiences? Articulating transferable skills and strengths is a key part of the career development process. Come and learn from the University Career Center staff about how to effectively identify your skill-set using the skills identified by My IDP and Imagine Ph.D. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please…

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Designing a DEI Workshop

Wednesday, October 23, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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This workshop is only for participants in the DEI Professional Development Certificate who are facilitating workshops related to DEI as part of their certificate requirements. This interactive training will provide an overview on workshop design principles and best practices for facilitating workshops. 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. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/Xem9p We want to ensure full…

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Rackham North: Developing a Social Media Strategy for Your Scholarly Career

Thursday, October 24, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
1180 Duderstadt Center, North Campus, 2281 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, 48109 United States
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Are you planning on going into the job market soon? Did you know 92% of companies (including colleges and universities) use or plan to use social media to recruit. Many graduate students have a love/hate relationship with social media. They know they “have to do it” that it’s the “right thing to do,” but is it necessary in higher education? You may be wondering, if you are planning to go the faculty tenure route, is it really necessary? At this…

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Ph.D. Pathways: Deconstructing the Job Search—Comparing and Contrasting the Academic and Non-Academic Job Search Timeline

Monday, October 28, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
West Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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The job market is competitive for Ph.D. students, both within and outside of academia. It is increasingly important for Ph.D. students to be ready to explore both realms. The University Career Center will host a workshop that explains both timetables in preparing for the academic and non-academic job market, discussing the differences and similarities. Students will be exposed to strategies for navigating both job markets concurrently and specific resources that can be used. This workshop is designed for graduate students…

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Microaggressions

Wednesday, October 30, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Microaggressions—the subtle everyday verbal and nonverbal slights and insults which communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages. Microaggressions can effect anyone! This course is recommended as a follow up to Change it Up! Bystander Intervention. This workshop will Provide a brief review and history of microaggressions Identify how our background influences how we perceive and experience other people Discuss the ways we can build strong relationships Identify ways to apply this information to your work environment Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/mn9gg.…

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Rackham North: Knowing Your Strengths

Thursday, October 31, 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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Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day? Research shows that knowing and focusing on your strengths helps to increase your engagement and satisfaction at work. Learn how using a strengths-based approach will help you to achieve higher levels of overall personal well-being, productivity, and professional success. As a pre-requisite of this workshop, you will take the Gallup Strengths assessment to learn your top five strengths. The registration deadline for this session is October 24…

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November 2019

Demystifying Work-Life Balance

Friday, November 1, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
Henderson Room, 3rd Floor, Michigan League, 911 North University Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Research on the concept of dual-centric provides helpful guidance on strategies for balance. Studies show that people with a dual focus on work and personal life are less stressed and more successful than those whose primary focus is on just work, or just personal life. In this interactive workshop we will review the strategies these dual focused people follow to achieve balance, and engage in related exercises. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited.…

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On the Peripheries of the Subaltern: Intersectional Identities and Internalized -isms

Monday, November 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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Grounded in theoretical frameworks of "otherness", such as Spivak's "subaltern" and Canagarajah's "periphery," this workshop will explore the intersection of multiple identities which are simultaneously held by every individual. After participants engage in an exploration of these intersectional identities, they will then analyze how biases—like colorism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, and xenophobia—can still be internalized within communities which are also marginalized. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu…

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Ph.D. Pathways: Developing a Growth Mindset and Discussing the Value of the Ph.D.

Tuesday, November 5, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
University Career Center Program Room, 3200 Student Activities Building, 515 Jefferson Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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The Ph.D. is the highest level of education, however, the job market and many other factors sometimes lead to a lack of confidence in career goals and skills. The University Career Center will provide an interactive workshop that motivates you to develop a growth mindset in both career exploration and the job search to encourage you to be bold in advancing your career! This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff,…

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Unconscious Bias in Everyday Life

Wednesday, November 6, 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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The unconscious mind is a powerful and intrinsic force in helping to shape our overall behavior in our everyday lives. This interactive session is designed to examine how unconscious bias can affect one's perceptions, decisions, and interactions. You will learn to: Identify how bias and the processes of the unconscious mind can impact your decisions and results Utilize strategies to practice more conscious awareness so you are better able to advocate for inclusion in your organization You will benefit by:…

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Ph.D. Pathways: Networking and LinkedIn for Ph.D. Students

Friday, November 8, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
West Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Networking and brand-building are key elements to career success! LinkedIn and UCAN specifically, can be powerful tools for professional branding, networking, and exploration. The University Career Center will provide a hands-on workshop that allows Ph.D. students to learn to effectively use LinkedIn and UCAN to accomplish their career development goals and discuss elements of developing a brand and strategy for marketing yourself. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please…

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Ph.D. Pathways: Pitch Perfect—How to Effectively Network and Build a Strong Pitch

Tuesday, November 12, 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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Are you interested in learning how to effectively connect with colleagues and prospective employers? If so, this integrative workshop will help you to develop a strong pitch that can be used in networking opportunities. Come and a) learn about the process of networking, b) understand who is in your network, and c) understand University Career Center networking resources. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see…

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Rackham North: Online Career Exploration Tools for STEM—MyIDP, Versatile Ph.D., and Handshake

Thursday, November 14, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
1180 Duderstadt Center, North Campus, 2281 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, 48109 United States
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Are you a STEM Ph.D. student or postdoctoral fellow wanting to learn more about tools to help you explore career options beyond the professoriate? Come join this workshop to learn more about dynamic online tools like myIDP, Versatile Ph.D., and Handshake. 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. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/Nxx9N. We want to ensure full and…

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Ph.D. Pathways: Maximize Online Tools for Your Career Exploration—Versatile Ph.D., ImaginePh.D., and Handshake

Wednesday, November 20, 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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Are you a Humanities or Social Sciences Ph.D. student wanting to learn more about tools to help you explore career options beyond the professoriate? Come join this workshop to learn more about dynamic online tools like Versatile Ph.D., ImaginePh.D., and Handshake. 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. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/9ooQe. We want to ensure full and…

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Anti-Racism Workshop

Thursday, November 21, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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This workshop will center on the conceptualization and application of anti-racism work. Anti-racism work is defined and constructed differently across time and space within and without the academy. How does the way we think about anti-racism impact the approaches to dismantling racism? What are some emerging approaches in the higher education context? Explore what they mean for you and your path in DEI work. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and…

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Rackham North: Exploring Alternative Methods of Translating Research

Thursday, November 21, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm EST
East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Workshop: 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., East Room, Pierpont Commons Research Remix: 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Gallery, Duderstadt Center (Exhibit: Ripple Effect) Communication and dissemination of research often comes in the form of a paper, poster, or presentation. In this workshop, we will explore alternative methods of displaying research and arts research through media such as installations, performance, and other creative options. Dorsey Kauffmann, artist and scientist from the University of Arizona, will discuss her project Ripple Effect on…

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December 2019

Establishing a Positive Relationship with Your Research Advisor

Thursday, December 5, 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 advisor/advisee relationship is critical to graduate student success. Participants in this workshop will reflect on the roles that their advisor plays in their graduate education, as well as the importance of establishing a broader network of support. We will also discuss a process for developing and agreeing upon shared expectations with your advisor so that you set yourself up for a positive working relationship. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty…

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