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UM Career Center Programming for Graduate Students

Calling all Grad Students!

The Career Center Graduate Student Programming is open to ALL graduate students. For the Winter 2012 semester we have five exciting offerings.

To register for any of these events go to: https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/Events/wssel.php

Navigating a Challenging Academic Job Market
Friday February 10th at 12:00 PM, Common Room, Rackham Graduate School
With fewer tenure track positions and more competition for available positions, how do you distinguish yourself as a candidate among hundreds of other applicants? We will discuss how to get beyond job postings in your search; identify alternatives to tenure track positions; use effective methods for initiating contacts; and foster professional relationships that will lead to more success in your academic job search and beyond.

Making Impact-Conveying Story: Presentation Strategy for Grad Students (Focus-Interview)
Thursday February 23rd at 3:00 PM, Common Room, Rackham Graduate School
Join The Career Center staff in an interactive workshop on how to make the most of your professional presentation. We will review some strategies for conveying your most important professional story components to employers in resumes, CVs, and cover letters. For this session we will particularly focus on how to present your story in interviews. We will examine how to make impact and tailor your approach depending on the industries you are targeting.

Now What? Leaving the Academy for Social Science and Humanities PhDs
Tuesday March 13th at 3:30 PM, Common Room, Rackham Graduate School
Increasingly PhD students in the social sciences and humanities are looking outside of traditional tenure track faculty positions for career opportunities after completing their PhDs. Join us as we explore how to execute a job search outside the academy. Together we will examine how story informs our decision to pursue diverse career paths, how to utilize presentation strategy for industry employers, and how to build a non-academic community to explore options and leverage connections.

Outside of Academe: Jobs for Science and Technology Discipline
Tuesday March 20 at 12:30 PM, Common Room, Rackham Graduate School
Are you curious about what career opportunities exist outside of a traditional academic environment for science and technology disciplines? Have you wondered what skills employers within industry seek and how someone with your academic background might fit? This interactive workshop will assist as you explore your story and begin thinking about how to expand your professional community. We will discuss fundamental differences between academic and industry culture and how to identify and effectively market your transferable skills outside an academic setting.

Negotiation Skills: Negotiating a Job Offer
Monday March 26th at 12:00 PM, Assembly Hall, Rackham Graduate School
You’ve prepared a great resume or CV and practiced interviewing, but do you know how to negotiate a job offer? Come to this workshop and learn how to prepare for this important process in your job search. Topics include the employer’s perspective and the steps in negotiating the offer.

All programs are sponsored by The Career Center and Rackham Graduate School.\\\\

To register for any of these events go to: https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/Events/wssel.php

Posted by kkowatch at February 6, 2012 03:33 PM

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