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Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshops Information Session (New RIW Graduate Student Coordinators and Faculty Sponsors)

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Join Laura Schram, Rackham senior academic director, to learn about upcoming Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop (RIW) program changes we will be implementing for AY2024-2025. The new program features are going to increase the ability of RIW to provide interdisciplinary exchange, and RIW will be easier to manage administratively. Attendees will learn about the opportunities and ways […]

Coffee Chats for Graduate Students: Creating a Compelling Resume

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We are offering a number of virtual coffee chats for the graduate student community this summer, hosted by Rackham’s embedded University Career Center career counselors. The topic for this session is resumes. Are you interested in articulating your academic experiences to apply for opportunities beyond the professoriate? Whether you are looking to improve your current […]

June 2024 Postdoctoral Orientation

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Each month, an orientation session is offered for all new postdoctoral research fellows, and those with a new postdoctoral research fellow appointment in the U-M human resources system within the past two months at the University of Michigan. The orientation session includes information about the role of postdocs, working with your P.I./supervisor, campus resources, benefits […]

Coffee Chats for Graduate Students: The Art of the Resume Bullet Point

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We are offering a number of virtual coffee chats for the graduate student community this summer, hosted by Rackham’s embedded University Career Center career counselors. The topic for this session is resumes. In particular, what are some strategies for writing the all-important bullet point? In an interactive discussion with examples and opportunities to workshop your […]

Building and Leveraging Your Network

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Building a network and connecting with others is critical to your professional development and job/internship search. Join this discussion to learn strategies for building your network (including tips on using LinkedIN and UCAN) and how to leverage this network for career exploration and job/internship searching. There will be plenty of time for your questions! This […]

The Tandem Job Search: Coordinating Academic and Non-Academic Job Applications

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For many soon-to-graduate Ph.D. students, coordinating a tandem job search—applying both to academic and non-academic jobs—becomes a reasonable way to expand your options. In this workshop, we will discuss concrete ways to time, strategize, and optimize the tandem job search, seeking to maximize bang for your buck throughout these two intense, labor-intensive processes. Registration is […]

July 2024 Postdoctoral Orientation

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Each month, an orientation session is offered for all new postdoctoral research fellows, and those with a new postdoctoral research fellow appointment in the U-M human resources system within the past two months at the University of Michigan. The orientation session includes information about the role of postdocs, working with your P.I./supervisor, campus resources, benefits […]

Interviewing Tips and Strategies for Graduate Students

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This workshop is perfect for any graduate students seeking guidance around interviewing for positions beyond tenure track roles, which can differ greatly from the academic job search process. It will focus on preparing you to navigate the interview process and to effectively answer questions by strategically articulating strengths and skills. There will be plenty of […]

Grad School 101: Financial Aid and Scholarships

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Learn what types of financial aid and scholarships are available from Rackham and how they may impact your financial aid during graduate school. Registration is required at https://myumi.ch/7P26N. 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 […]

Talking Outside Your Field: Explaining Your Research During Your Industry Job Search

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Are you a graduate student intending to apply for industry jobs? While talking to potential employers, you may find yourself trying to describe your research to non-experts, struggling to avoid jargon, and feeling like your description is vague or unclear. In this University Career Center workshop, we’ll address this problem, develop specific strategies to describe […]