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September 2017

What’s Missing in STEM Education? Complementing technical skills with confidence and harnessing a sense of belonging

Thursday, September 14, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
228 Rosenau Hall Chapel Hill, 27599 United States

Do you feel isolated, unsure, or overwhelmed in STEM? The idea of ‘belonging’ in STEM education is one that is not frequently discussed but is of paramount importance. For women and other underrepresented groups especially (ie. racial, ethnic, first-generation students), a sense of belonging often dictates whether an individual remains in their field of interest. The UNC Graduate School is sponsoring an event titled, “What's Missing in STEM Education? Complementing technical skills with confidence and harnessing a sense of belonging”…

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October 2017

Using LinkedIn in your Job Search (for Graduate Students)

Thursday, October 5, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

This workshop will provide you with new ways to think about and market your skills using the professional social networking site, LinkedIn.  By leveraging LinkedIn, you'll discover ways to make connections, gather industry information, find hidden opportunities and demonstrate your knowledge. We will discuss how to best utilize LinkedIn to help you achieve your job search or networking goals.  Other social media platforms will also be explored. **For Graduate and Professional Students Only**   REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/ya82nrcd

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Careers in emerging, high-growth areas within health care and science

Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Murray Hall G201 Chapel Hill, 27599 United States

Would you like a career in emerging, high-growth areas within health care and science?  Join us as industry professionals discuss opportunities for science graduates in today’s leading organizations. Learn how to make your own important contributions in the science work place. No registration needed. Pizza and drinks provided. Science career panelists Doug Wolf, PhD - Syngenta Joseph Lucas, PhD - Health System Operations, Duke University Leah Townsend, PhD – Triangle Insights Group LLC Nayantara Steinbacher, TEKsystems Stephanie David, INC/InVentiv Health…

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November 2017

Learning to Network and Interview Successfully

Thursday, November 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

In this half-day workshop, three Ph.D.-level coaches present on how to network and interview successfully by encouraging participants to be intentional, authentic, and articulate in their networking and interviewing process. Equipped with those three tenets, job seekers become empowered and confident as they manage their careers and conduct a job search campaign. This is open to current graduate students only. Please do not register if you are unable to attend the full time. Seats are limited. Lunch provided. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/yc3on85k

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December 2017

Bland Fellowship Professional Pathways Internship Info Session

Monday, December 4, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

The Graduate School is pleased to announce an innovative program to assist graduate students in exploring and preparing for a variety of non-academic career options. http://gradschool.unc.edu/funding/gradschool/blandfellowship.html University Career Services, in collaboration with The Graduate School, will provide an information session/workshop for interested applicants to help them identify possible career internship opportunities. Students who received this fellowship in prior summers will serve as panelists to share their experiences. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/yd4j9jjk

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January 2018

Bland Fellowship Professional Pathways Internship Info Session

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Graduate School is pleased to announce an innovative program to assist graduate students in exploring and preparing for a variety of non-academic career options. http://gradschool.unc.edu/funding/gradschool/blandfellowship.html University Career Services, in collaboration with The Graduate School, will provide an information session/workshop for interested applicants to help them identify possible career internship opportunities. Students who received this fellowship in prior summers will serve as panelists to share their experiences. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/y8al9m5s

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February 2018

A Day in the Life – Career Panel

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Three leaders with extensive experience in the arts, policy and charitable foundations will discuss their career paths and share advice with graduate students on defining professional goals. Guest panelists will be: Gerald “Jerry” Bolas, who served as executive director of the Office of Raleigh Arts from 2011 through 2016. Prior to 2011, he directed three museums: the Ackland Art Museum at UNC-Chapel Hill, the Portland Art Museum in Oregon and the Gallery of Art at Washington University in St. Louis…

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Versatile PhD – Ask Me Anything Forum

Monday, February 26, 2018 - Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Our guests are a pair of national leaders in graduate student professional development and career advising: Dr. Joseph Barber, Career Services at the University of Pennsylvania Dr. Jenny Furlong, Office of Career Planning and Professional Development at the CUNY Graduate Center During the event, Joseph and Jenny will be responding to questions posted by Versatile PhD users in our dedicated AMA forum. When users hit the AMA landing page and sign in, they will have the option to activate email…

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March 2018

The Science, Policy, and Business Trifecta behind Intellectual Property

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bioinformatics 1131 Chapel Hill, 27599 United States

Invited guest panelists from university and business fields will present the policy, business, and legal perspectives of intellectual property. We will cover a number of topics including copyright, ownership and open access policies, patents, trademarks, and licensing agreements. Speakers will also share their career paths and the cross-disciplinary nature of their work. Refreshments will be served. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/y86m8pc6

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October 2018

Career Symposium – for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars

Saturday, October 27, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Frank Porter Graham Student Union – UNC Chapel Hill, 3103 South Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join us for a day of workshops and advice dedicated to your career planning needs across the career spectrum. Alumni, employers and career services professionals will present on a variety of topics through career panels with professionals and skill-building workshops. Lunch will be served. This event is open to current UNC graduate/professional students and postdoctoral scholars. Keynote presentation will be lead by Dr. Fatimah Williams, CEO of Beyond the Tenure Track. Cost: $15. REGISTER

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