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Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

September 2018

Rackham by the Numbers: All You Wanted to Know About Your Program and Grad Ed at U-M

September 13, 2018, 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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Come and learn the stats of your graduate program and career prospects, and the findings of our doctoral experience study from Rackham's Director of Institutional Research, Dr. John Gonzalez and Dr. Allyson Flaster, Postdoctoral Research Fellow. The session will include opportunities to consult your own program data and time for Q&A. Moderated by Assistant Dean Ethriam Brammer. Pre-registration is recommended at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/wsEvents/wsreg.php?ws_id=660

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Finance Basics

September 27, 2018, 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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Are you struggling with debt, your budget, or housing costs? In this session, Andrea Darden, a financial planner and CEO of Darden Wealth Group, will go over financial basics to help you successfully navigate through your graduate school experience. 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 appreciated at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/wsEvents/wsreg.php?ws_id=609.

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October 2018

Change It Up!

October 4, 2018, 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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Change It Up! brings bystander intervention skills to the University of Michigan community for the purpose of building inclusive, respectful, and safe communities. It is based on a nationally recognized four-stage bystander intervention model that helps individuals intervene in situations that negatively impact individuals, organizations, and the campus community. 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 appreciated…

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Developing a Strong Effective Online and Social Media Presence

October 25, 2018, 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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Networking and brand-building are key elements to career success! LinkedIn, specifically, can be a powerful tool 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 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 contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to…

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November 2018

Transferable Skills for Ph.D. Students with the University Career Center

November 15, 2018, 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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Do you struggle with identifying the skills and the 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 and Rackham's Professional and Academic Development Office about how to effectively identify skill-sets using My IDP and Imagine PhD. 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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Navigating the Academic Interview and Negotiation Process

November 29, 2018, 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 academic interviewing process encompasses three different stages of interviewing, each presenting its own challenges. This workshop will help job seekers in all academic disciplines in their search for faculty positions. Detailed information and practical tips on interviewing and negotiating future offers will help you prepare for your future career. This workshop is designed for graduate students. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see if we can accommodate your attendance. Pre-registration is recommended at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/wsEvents/wsreg.php?ws_id=627.

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December 2018

Managing School, Stress, and Kids: Stress Management for Students with Children

December 6, 2018, 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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Having to balance children, studies, and everything else is challenging, even for the best of us. Join the Counseling and Psychology (CAPS) in this interactive workshop as they share the essential strategies to help manage stress and thrive in graduate school. Children and partners are welcome. Pre-registration is recommended at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/wsEvents/wsreg.php?ws_id=686.

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Lunch with the Deans North Campus

December 10, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
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/ydLpiVZsF8wRW9Im2.

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January 2019

Writing a Diversity Statement

January 17, 2019, 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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Increasingly, hiring committees are interested in how prospective faculty job candidates will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a result, many academic employers have begun to request a "diversity statement" as part of the faculty job application process. In this interactive session, we will discuss best practices for writing diversity statements, examine sample statements, and work through activities designed to help participants start writing their own statement. Pre-registration is requested at https://myumi.ch/aZDwg.

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February 2019

MSI Outreach and Planning Grant Info Session

February 19, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm EST
East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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As part of a broader campus-wide strategy of complementary efforts to support and enhance bilateral relationships between the University of Michigan and Minority Serving Institution (MSIs), Rackham Graduate School is offering funding opportunities through the MSI Outreach and Collaboration Grant competition. Please join us to learn more about the funding opportunity. Informational session attendance is not required to be considered for the grant but is encouraged. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/aM5MW.

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Rackham North: Research-Based Strategies for Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

February 21, 2019, 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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Have you often succeeded on an academic task even though you were afraid you wouldn’t do well? Do you dread others evaluating your work? Do you tend to remember incidents when you haven’t done your best more than those when you have? Thoughts such as these are the hallmark of imposter syndrome thinking. This interactive session will share insights from the scholarship on imposter syndrome and related psychological constructs and provide strategies for overcoming imposter syndrome. Pre-registration is requested at…

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Rackham North: Designing Your Curriculum Vitae

February 28, 2019, 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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Do you need a Curriculum Vitae (CV), but all you have is a resume? CVs are required to apply for research and academic positions, and very often for fellowships and scholarships. If you've had a resume for a while, but you are now pursuing research and you need to develop a CV, this workshop is for you. If you have a resume, bring a printout to the workshop. Bring a laptop if available. Pre-registration is requested at https://myumi.ch/Jm05y.

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March 2019

Rackham North: Big-Picture Time Management (registration required by March 6)

March 14, 2019, 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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You've probably heard of life hacks that help you use your time more efficiently. Why not think about managing your time in the bigger picture? How are you actually using your time? This workshop is based on the book 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think by Laura Vanderkam. You will complete a time-tracking exercise prior to the workshop to help you understand how you actually use your time. During the workshop, we will discuss our results in…

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Rackham North: Acing the Interview

March 21, 2019, 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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This workshop will focus on jobs in the for-profit, not-for-profit, and government sectors, helping master's and Ph.D. students to navigate the interview process, and strategize on how to effectively answer questions by articulating strengths and skills. Pre-registration is requested at https://myumi.ch/6kEM8.

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Massage and Lunch Day

March 26, 2019, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm EDT
East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Grab some lunch and enjoy a relaxing chair massage courtesy of the Rackham Graduate School. (Please note that massages will be provided for as many students as possible. A scheduled time will be assigned upon arrival.) Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/6nj7V.

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Rackham North: Revising Your Diversity Statement

March 28, 2019, 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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Increasingly, hiring committees are interested in how prospective faculty job candidates will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a result, many academic employers have begun to request a "diversity statement" as part of the faculty job application process. In this interactive session, you will bring a draft of your diversity statement and spend time giving and receiving feedback on it with your peers using a rubric. If you have not yet written a draft diversity statement, you will be…

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April 2019

Appreciation Breakfast: North Campus

April 4, 2019, 9:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Join the Office of Student Life on North Campus to enjoy a hot breakfast and networking with fellow students, faculty, and staff. Pre-registration is required at https://sessions.studentlife.umich.edu/track/event/session/14812. This event is part of Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week.

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Rackham North: Positive Leadership

April 4, 2019, 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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Incorporating elements from Positive Organizational Scholarship, Design Science, and the Student Leadership Challenge, this workshop will provide participants the opportunity to view leadership from both a pragmatic and theoretical lens. Participants will also assess their own leadership styles prior to the event, and receive direct feedback on how to improve their ability to inspire and connect with others while driving results. Pre-registration Is requested at https://myumi.ch/Lzb7b.

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May 2019

Rackham North: Project Management for STEM Graduate Students: Strategies for Staying on Track

May 16, 2019, 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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Graduate school is full of projects, whether it is your research, classwork, or professional development. Project management provides valuable methods and tools that can help you organize, manage, and successfully complete projects to better serve you and your teammates. In this workshop, you will get an overview of project management strategies and learn techniques for effectively managing collaborative projects from beginning to end. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/JY5YZ.

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June 2019

Rackham North: The Science of Negotiating—Exploring What to Do Before, During, and After Your Job Offer

June 20, 2019, 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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Long before you are on the job market, it is important to prepare for the offer. Negotiating an academic position should never be an afterthought. In fact, wise negotiating requires education, planning, and practice. This interactive seminar will provide you with strategies to determine what to ask for and how to ask for what you need and want. You will also leave with recommendations concerning what you should do before, during, and after the job offer. Registration is required at…

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July 2019

Rackham North: Networking for International Students

July 18, 2019, 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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Graduate students are regularly told the importance of networking to explore careers and identify job opportunities. However, we know that networking is understood differently in diverse cultural contexts. In this session, a career development expert will 1) share what networking means in the American context and 2) address how students can engage in career activities in comfortable ways. Participants will discuss with peers how networking is different in their cultural contexts, and identify ways that they can successfully network in…

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August 2019

Rackham North: Navigating Difficult Conversations

August 15, 2019, 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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As a graduate student or postdoctoral scholar, you have likely already engaged in a number of difficult conversations throughout your life. Perhaps some of them went well, and others did not go as well as you had hoped. What distinguished these conversations from one another? In this interactive session, Rackham experts in conflict resolution will discuss how to navigate difficult conversations. You will leave with concrete strategies for productive dialogue and clear communication, able to approach difficult conversations with more…

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September 2019

Rackham North: What Can Rackham Do For You?

September 5, 2019, 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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Are you a new graduate student? Or are you an experienced graduate student, but you've never connected to resources for graduate students outside of your home department? Come hear from several Rackham leaders to learn what resources and programs Rackham Graduate School provides to support you. We will share how Rackham is here to help you with funding, to connect you with student communities, to support your professional development, and to provide help if you are struggling. This workshop is…

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Rackham North: Surviving Your First Semester

September 12, 2019, 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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The first semester of grad school is always the hardest. Come and talk to senior students about how many courses to take, how to get the right team for your course projects, which research lab to join, how to manage impostor syndrome, how to make the most of the failures that you may encounter along the way, and other tips and advice that our panelists have learned. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited.…

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Rackham North: Communicating and Engaging Across Disciplines

September 19, 2019, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Workshop: 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., East Room, Pierpont Commons Research Remix: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., Gallery, Duderstadt Center (Exhibit: Costumes) Develop tools and skills to effectively communicate your passions, work, and research in a way that is accessible and meaningful to a broad audience. In this highly interactive session, join RELATE and Rackham North for a series of activities to explore communication skills with instruction and feedback from communications experts. Learn how to translate the value and relevance of work…

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Rackham North: Rackham Professional Development DEI Certificate Orientation

September 26, 2019, 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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Did you know Rackham offers a DEI Professional Development Certificate designed to prepare graduate students to work in a diverse environment while fostering a climate of inclusivity? Attend this introduction session to learn about the requirements of the program and discover how this certificate can prepare you to enter a diverse and global job market. Find out more about the program. This session is for people who have been accepted into the Rackham Professional Development DEI Certificate Program. This workshop…

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October 2019

Rackham North: It’s in the Syllabus and Other First-Generation College Student Experiences

October 3, 2019, 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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An immersive, playfully disorienting encounter, It’s in the Syllabus and Other First Generation College Student (FGCS) Experiences offers participants a complex view of a heterogenous identity group: students who are the first generation in their family to attend college. Because this session focuses on interventions instructors can make in the classroom, it is appropriate for faculty, graduate student instructors, and staff who have an instructional role. Participants witness several different intersecting stories about FGCS experiences and challenges, which confront stereotypes…

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Rackham North: Developing Collaborative Practices and Skills

October 17, 2019, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm EDT
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: Faculty Painting) The shape of research, creative scholarship, and teaching is in flux. In order to thrive, students and practitioners need collaborative know-how. ArtsEngine and Rackham North invite you to a first-hand experience that engages deeply with the future of the research university and what it means for interdisciplinary collaboration in research and creation. In this workshop, students will…

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Focus Group for First-Year Master’s Students

October 23, 2019, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Rackham is conducting focus groups to better understand the first-year experience of our master's students. All participants will receive a $10 digital Amazon gift card. Dinner will be provided. Registration is required at myumi.ch/Nxpr3.

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Focus Group for First-Year Ph.D. Students: North Campus

October 28, 2019, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus, 2101 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Rackham is conducting focus groups to better understand the first-year experience of our Ph.D. students. All participants will receive a $10 digital Amazon gift card upon completion of the session. Dinner will be provided. Registration is required at myumi.ch/O4X1w. 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 as possible in…

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Rackham North: Knowing Your Strengths

October 31, 2019, 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

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

November 14, 2019, 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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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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Rackham North: Exploring Alternative Methods of Translating Research

November 21, 2019, 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

December 5, 2019, 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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January 2020

Rackham North: Project Management for Graduate Students—Tools, Tips, and Techniques for Staying on Track

January 9, 2020, 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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Graduate school is full of projects, whether it is your research, professional development, community engagement, or personal tasks. Project management provides useful methods and practices that can help you organize, manage, and successfully complete projects to better serve you and your partners. In this workshop, you will get an overview of project management and learn techniques and tools for effectively managing your projects from beginning to end. This workshop is open to all students, and may be especially helpful to…

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Rackham North: Ph.D. Pathways—Elevator Pitch for Jobs Beyond the Professoriate

January 16, 2020, 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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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, such as career fairs or conferences. In addition to developing your elevator pitch, we will briefly discuss networking strategies and 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 if we can…

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Rackham North: Distress Signals—Supporting Students Facing Mental Health Challenges

January 23, 2020, 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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Distress Signals unpacks a common interaction—Jade visits her professor during office hours to discuss an extension for a paper—into a complex meditation on mental health and instructor responsibility. The performance (which at first unfolds chronologically and then repeats certain interactions with different faculty behavioral choices) is interspersed with facilitated discussion. Together, audiences examine the productive and problematic behaviors and attitudes on display in the instructor’s choices, and receive research-based strategies and campus resources to help them better support students. This…

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February 2020

Rackham North: Establishing a Positive Relationship with Your Research Advisor

February 6, 2020, 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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Rackham North: Navigating Difficult Conversations

February 20, 2020, 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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As a graduate student or postdoctoral fellow, you have likely already engaged in a number of difficult conversations throughout your life. Perhaps some of them went well, and others did not go as well as you had hoped. What distinguished these conversations from one another? In this interactive session, Rackham experts in conflict resolution will discuss how to navigate difficult conversations. You will leave with concrete strategies for productive dialogue and clear communication, able to approach difficult conversations with more…

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Rackham North: Racial Microaggressions

February 27, 2020, 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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Racial microaggressions can be uniquely harmful to their targets, and yet we often times find ourselves skirting around this subset of microaggressions due to the discomfort of openly discussing race, racism, and white supremacy. In this workshop we hope to foster an intellectually humble environment within which to unpack racial microaggressions, address common barriers to intervening when a racial microaggressions is inflicted, and provide tools for successfully intervening in the future. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral…

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March 2020

Cancelled: Rackham North—Investing Fundamentals

March 12, 2020, 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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This event has been cancelled. As you transition from student to professional, you are finally able to start saving. But how? In this session, Andrea Darden—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. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/O49Ex. We want to ensure…

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