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December 2020

LEAD: Decentering Whiteness in the Academy

Friday, December 4, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
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This LEAD conversation will address how administrators, faculty, and staff can decenter whiteness at an institutional level and create a sense of belonging for all. The racial inequities exposed by COVID-19 paired with a national uprising against systemic racism has led colleges and universities nationwide to prioritize anti-racist teaching. While these efforts are appreciated and long overdue, higher education institutions need to continue to examine how their policies and pedagogies have perpetuated racism and inequities and prohibited an inclusive learning…

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Coffee Chats for Graduate Students: Transferable Skills

Thursday, December 10, 10:30 am to 11:15 am EST
Online United States

We are offering a series of virtual coffee chats for the Rackham 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 use on 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…

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Coffee Chats for Graduate Students: Cover Letters

Tuesday, December 15, 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm EST
Online United States

We are offering a series of virtual coffee chats for the Rackham community, hosted by Rackham's embedded University Career Center career counselor. The general topic for this session is writing effective cover letters, including strategies for tailoring your cover letters for each job application. There will be time for Q&A. This event is intended to be interactive and therefore a recording will not be available. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/R5ZXQ. We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our…

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