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Support Workshops

Rackham and The University Career Center offer a variety of workshops to help you learn about the program and prepare your application materials.

Internship Connections: Rackham Doctoral Intern Fellowship Overview

Date: January 23, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
In person or remote: Online
Description: Bring your questions about internships! During this informal, conversational session, University Career Center and Rackham staff will answer your questions about doing an internship as a doctoral student. Topics we will cover include:

  • How to talk to your advisor about making an internship a part of your graduate training
  • Answering questions about Rackham’s Doctoral Intern Fellowship Program
  • Strategies for looking for internships
  • The benefits of doing an internship as a doctoral student
  • How to make the most of an internship
  • Tips for writing cover letters and resumes for internships
  • Other questions you have about graduate internships

 

The second half of the session will include a panel of past Rackham Doctoral Intern Fellows to answer questions.

Internship Connections: Application Materials (Resumes and Cover Letters)

Date: February 1, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
In person or remote: Online
Description: This workshop is open to all graduate students seeking guidance on cover letters and resumes for positions beyond tenure track roles. It meets the needs of those applying for the Rackham Doctoral Intern Fellowship Program.

The process of synthesizing your academic experiences into strong application materials for jobs beyond academia can be challenging but rewarding. This workshop is a hands-on opportunity for graduate students to learn how to effectively develop a resume using the foundation that they have laid with information from their CV. Additionally, this session will include strategies for writing compelling, tailored cover letters, and thinking strategically about how these two documents complement each other.

Internship Connections: Interviewing Tips & Strategies

Date: February 22, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
In person or remote: Online
Description: This workshop is open to all graduate students seeking guidance around interviewing for positions beyond tenure track roles, which can differ greatly from the academic job search process. It meets the needs of those applying to the Rackham Doctoral Intern Fellowship Program.

The workshop will focus on preparing graduate students to navigate the interview process, and to effectively answer questions by strategically articulating strengths and skills.

Contact Professional Development and Engagement

1530 Rackham Building
915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 734.647.4013
Fax: 734.936.2848

Hours

Professional Development and Engagement is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The office is closed Saturdays and Sundays and on the following holidays: Thanksgiving (Thursday and the following Friday), Christmas through New Year’s, Memorial Day, Independence Day (July 4), and Labor Day.