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East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building

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915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

September 2018

Resume Building and Elevator Pitch Training

September 11, 2018, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm EDT
East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Join GRIN to learn more about Global Detroit and practice your professional skills before fall career fair! We will begin with an information session about Global Detroit, followed by resume building, a break for dinner (provided by GRIN), and an elevator pitch practice session. Sponsored by Graduate Rackham International (GRIN). Pre-registration required at myumi.ch/Jy27R.

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Developing a Growth Mindset and the Value of the Ph.D.

September 17, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington 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 leads 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. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu…

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October 2018

Investing Fundamentals

October 1, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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As you transition from student to professional, you are finally able to start saving. But how? In this session, Andrea Darden, a financial planner and CEO of Darden Wealth Group, will go over basic principles to get you started investing successfully. 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=610.

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Alumni Career Conversation with John Hunter

October 4, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Join us for lunch and a career conversation with Rackham alumnus and Detroit native Dr. John Hunter! Dr. Hunter will share his personal experience as a first generation Ph.D. student studying art and art history and the path his career took after graduating from Rackham. Dr. Hunter has worked in both museums and academe. For example, he served as an Exhibition Curator at the Detroit Institute of Art and was Professor of Art and Associate Dean at Cleveland State University.…

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November 2018

50 First Dates: GRIN Singles Mixer and Speed Dating

November 17, 2018, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Want to meet someone interesting? Join us for our singles mixer and speed dating event! Meet people in a relaxed, fun environment and see if you feel a connection. At the end of the day, just tell us who you like, and if they like you back, we'll put you in touch! Due to limited space, please note that your RSVP is only guaranteed once you receive an email from GRIN confirming your attendance. Register

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Jumpstart Job Search for International Students

November 27, 2018, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm EST
East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Are you an international graduate student looking for (or will be soon looking for) jobs in the United States? Come join us at Jumpstart Job Search to discover some great resources for finding jobs. Once you find a job that you would like to apply for, learn about how to market yourself as an international student. Pick up some networking tips and tricks to gain access to jobs that require employee recommendations. About speaker: Clarence Anthony Jr. works with the…

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January 2019

RSG/RELATE Storytelling for STEM

January 15, 2019, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm EST
East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Are you a scientist, engineer, or researcher looking to improve your STEM communication skills to tell the story of your work? You are invited to RELATE: Storytelling for STEM, an interactive workshop on developing your scientific narrative. In this free workshop, sponsored by Rackham Student Government and the American Society for Engineering Education, you will learn the basic fundamentals of narrative and storytelling and strategies for developing the story of your own work. We will work individually and as a…

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Towards Transformative Change: Institutional Self-Assessment and Relationship Building Between U-M and MSIs

January 30, 2019, 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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Minority Serving Institutions have and continue to play an integral role in granting access, building knowledge, and empowering change that impacts both individuals and society. The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, whose legacy we commemorate as a critical figure in the advancement of civil rights and social justice, is an alumnus of Morehouse College—an MSI. Implicit in Dr. King’s push for righteousness, peace, and justice was an immense desire to transform how a nation and ultimately the world engaged with…

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Mindsets and Strategies for Managing a Future Career in Industry

January 31, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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MESWN (Michigan Earth Science Women’s Network) and WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) are excited to facilitate the workshop with Dr. Erik Wong, consultant of career and professional development. The workshop will address ways for students to broaden the university training experience for a more optimized career trajectory and global impact. Register for this event. Please note: Rackham Graduate School offices and the Rackham Building will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, January 30 and 31, in accordance with U-M's declared…

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February 2019

Lunch with the Deans: Central Campus

February 5, 2019, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm EST
East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
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/RN9uKKOVxrPVSGZp2

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Using Twitter as a Professional Tool

February 7, 2019, 5:30 pm to 7:30 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/panel discussion is designed for graduate students and postdocs and will focus on effective professional use of Twitter. Topics will include sharing your research and professional accomplishments, connecting with people you don’t already know, and live-tweeting. Participants are encouraged to come with a basic understanding of how Twitter functions. The panelists for this event come from STEM backgrounds, but attendees from all fields are welcome. Dinner will be provided. Pre-registration is requested at https://goo.gl/forms/N0BETDgDhpjk5SZb2.

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Towards Transformative Change: Institutional Self-Assessment and Relationship Building Between U-M and MSIs

February 26, 2019, 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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Minority Serving Institutions have and continue to play an integral role in granting access, building knowledge, and empowering change that impacts both individuals and society. The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, whose legacy we commemorate as a critical figure in the advancement of civil rights and social justice, is an alumnus of Morehouse College—an MSI. Implicit in Dr. King’s push for righteousness, peace, and justice was an immense desire to transform how people of a nation and ultimately the world…

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Clothing Exchange

February 26, 2019, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Interested in sustainability? Looking to freshen up your wardrobe? Join GRIN for this budget friendly and sustainable event. Bring some of your unwanted clothes that are clean and in good condition and swap them out for something different. If you donate you can select five items for free. If you don't bring anything to donate you can still participate. Each item is $1-2. Proceeds will support future GRIN events. All clothes that are not selected will be donated to charity…

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How to Market Yourself as an International Graduate Student

February 28, 2019, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm EST
East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Are you an international student looking for a job or internship? Attend a workshop aimed at providing international graduate students with tips and guidance on personal branding to assist in your job search. It will help you realize benefits of your background, and more important, help you showcase your skills on your resume and during interviews with potential employers in a creative and useful manner. Pre-registration is requested at myumi.ch/a8zpG.

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March 2019

Liberating Structures

March 15, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Learn flexible facilitation techniques that maximize inclusion and participation in meetings, classrooms, and community discussions. These structures can help you center participant voices by expanding your repertoire beyond familiar discussion formats (open discussion, small group, think-pair-share). Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/JyEXM.

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April 2019

SCOR Zumba Class

April 2, 2019, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm EDT
East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Come and Zumba with SCOR! We know how difficult it is to find time to exercise, so to help, we have organized a free and fun class that will help you work up a sweat and have fun doing it! Pre-register for this event at https://myumi.ch/6k4zD. This event is part of Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week.

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Standing Up for Yourself: Assertive Communication in Graduate School

April 9, 2019, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Do you want to increase your skills to stand up for yourself? In this workshop, we will Learn how to overcome the stress barrier in confrontational situations Identify strategies for resiliency and positive self-talk Practice the verbal and nonverbal skills needed to be assertive in interpersonal communication Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/aAjPZ.

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The Transition from International Graduate Student to Faculty Member in the United States

April 16, 2019, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Considering a career in academia in the United States? Join GRIN and MESWN for a discussion panel with current U-M faculty members who once were in your shoes. Listen to how they transitioned from being international graduate students in the to their current positions, get advice on how to develop a career in academia, and ask questions to our panelists. Dinner will be provided. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/6wYYQ.

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Successfully Navigating the Faculty Negotiation Process

April 26, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Most job-seekers believe that salary negotiation starts once they have an offer in hand, but nothing could be further from the truth! Sponsored by the Bouchet Honor Society at Rackham, this workshop will provide guidance and information in an interactive and practical way that will enable you to negotiate wisely. Lunch will be served. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/6571E.

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June 2019

Ph.D. First Year Experience Focus Group

June 25, 2019, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Rackham and the Office of Academic Innovation are working to understand whether 1st year Ph.D. students at U-M have ready access to the information and resources they need. As part of this work, we want to learn more about your needs throughout your time here. Types of information and resources that we will be brainstorming around include: Health and Wellness General U-M Campus/Ann Arbor City Resource Information/Housing and Transportation Social Events, Student Organizations, Leadership Clubs, Professional Development Funding and Financial…

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September 2019

GRIN Fall Welcome: Central Campus

September 4, 2019, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Join Graduate Rackham International (GRIN) to begin the school year with socializing, free food, and learn about the year of programming we have planned for you. This is a great place to make new friends! Feel free to come to both our North Campus and Central Campus Welcome Events. We welcome all international and domestic graduate students and postdocs. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/LzV5Q.

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Town Hall on Faculty Ideology and Responsibility to Students

September 16, 2019, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Last fall, U-M Provost Martin A. Philbert convened a Blue Ribbon Panel to offer recommendations on the question: "What ought to be the intersection between political thought/ideology and a faculty member’s responsibility to students?" The panel submitted their report to Provost Philbert in March 2019, which included a Statement of Principal (p. 9) among its recommendations. The purpose of this town hall meeting is to gather reactions to the principles articulated in the report as well as input on how…

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Student-Veteran Lunch: A Chat With the V.A.

September 25, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EDT
East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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This lunchtime chat will provide you the opportunity to sit and ask questions with representatives from them Veterans Affairs (V.A.) as well as the Veterans and Military Services at the University of Michigan. Lunch will be provided. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/nbO3n. We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation in this event, please follow the registration link to indicate your accommodation requirements. Please let us know as soon…

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Bouchet Fall Panel: So You’re a Professor, Now What?

September 26, 2019, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Join our panel of distinguished faculty members from the University of Michigan and peer institutions, who will discuss the challenges, pitfalls, and opportunities that come with navigating the tenure process as faculty members from traditionally marginalized communities. Lunch will be provided. Sponsored by the Bouchet Honor Society. Panelists: Durga Singer, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology and Pediatrics, Michigan Medicine Bart Bartlett, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry, University of Michigan Sandra M. Gonzales, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Bilingual/Bicultutral Education, Wayne State…

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October 2019

GRIN Fall Potluck

October 5, 2019, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Join the GRIN Mentorship team to celebrate the beginning of Fall with a potluck dinner. Let's enter fall with FUN and FOOD from around the world! Everyone is invited and bring friends too! You are encouraged to bring foods from your home region, if possible. Please sign up to confirm your attendance and what food you will be bringing. Sign-up deadline: October 3 Registration is required at myumi.ch/jxgwd

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Warlords to Water Coolers: A Career in Conflict Resolution

October 17, 2019, 9:30 am to 11:00 am EDT
East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Join the Rackham Resolution Office and Munger Graduate Residences in celebration of Conflict Resolution Day! Former United Nations mediator and founder of The Consortium for Conversational Conflict Resolution, Kai Stabell, will share insights into the role and the importance of mediation and dialogue skills in various career fields. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/E35Ok. We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation in this event, please follow the registration link…

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November 2019

Mentoring Workshop: Keep Calm and Study On

November 20, 2019, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Graduate Rackham International's mentor panel will discuss time management, tips for de-stressing, surviving deadlines, fighting imposter syndrome, and more. Registration is required at myumi.ch/9o3MR.

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Anti-Racism Workshop

November 21, 2019, 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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January 2020

Ph.D. Pathways: Converting CVs to Resumes

January 28, 2020, 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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Are you having a hard time synthesizing your academic experiences in hopes of landing a job beyond the professoriate? The process of crafting a strong resume can often be difficult for graduate students. 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. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please…

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