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September 2018

SHARE Job Search/Career Exploration Accountability Circle & LinkedIn Workshop – for graduate students

Friday, September 14, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Carolina Union 2422 Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

The Job Search Circle meets once a month. This is an opportunity for students currently exploring career options in and outside of academia to set career-related goals and share progress, learn new strategies, and connect with other graduate students going through the job search process. This month, we will conduct a resume/CV/cover letter swap. Please bring any relevant documents so that you can receive peer feedback and advice! Sponsored by SHARE (Social Science and Humanities Activities and Resources for Employment)…

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Creating an Individual Development Plan: Putting Your Degree to Work

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Individual Development Plans (IDPs) are important tools to assess skills, explore career options, and create goals to advance your career trajectory. This workshop will guide participants through the process of creating an IDP using interactive self-assessments, skills mapping exercises, and ways to communicate your plan with mentors and advisors. Masters and PhD students in all disciplines are encouraged to attend. Lunch provided. REGISTER

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October 2018

Preparing for the Academic Job Market

Monday, October 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

This hands-on workshop will provide participants with strategies for effective academic job searches, writing cover letters and CVs that get noticed, as well as teaching and research statements that illustrate skills and readiness for academic positions. REGISTER

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Why Publishing is a Great Career

Thursday, October 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

If post-graduation life seems like a choice between ruthless capitalism on the one hand or non-commercial non-profit work on the other, and if you want to continue to pursue the “life of the mind” but aren’t sure about a career in academe, publishing might be a perfect industry to consider.  This talk will provide an overview of publishing, with a focus on academic publishing, highlighting how the industry is successfully transitioning from a print-only past to a multi-format present and…

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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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January 2019

GradMinds – Information Session

Thursday, January 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Interested in meeting and working with amazing graduate students? Are you passionate about interdisciplinary research? Check out GradMinds! Interest Meeting. GradMinds was developed off of the Masterminds model and seeks to give graduate students the opportunity to: (1) be a part of an interdisciplinary peer network; and (2) meet graduate students outside of your department. The goal of GradMinds is to provide an environment for brainstorming, learning, accountability, and support, to sharpen your skill sets for future professional endeavors. Please…

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October 2019

Three Minute Thesis Final Competition 2019

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bondurant G100 Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an academic competition that allows current graduate students to foster effective presentation and communication skills. Participants have just three minutes to explain the breadth and significance of their research project to a non-specialist audience. All are welcome to attend and serve as an audience who will select the People's Choice award and a panel of judges will select 1st and 2nd place winners. UNC Chapel Hill's top 10 participants for 2019 are: Olufunmilayo Arogbokun, a…

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January 2020

Preparing for Career Success: Data Management

January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

After this workshop, participants will be able to: Describe what data management is and why it’s important, including relevant funding agency policies for managing/sharing research data. List some strategies and tools for managing data, both for personal and research purposes. Employ those strategies and tools to improve their data management practices and to track measures (e.g. article impact metrics) that demonstrate their research impact. All disciplines are welcome. Lunch provided. REGISTER

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April 2020

Publish and Pivot: Turning your PhD Skills into Careers in the Private, Non-profit and Government Sectors

April 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join Dr. Mrim Boutla for an interactive webinar that will help you become more aware and fluent in the transferable skills, knowledge and value you have been gained through your PhD, and how to translate those into industry- and sector-specific talking points to increase your credibility and competitiveness as an emerging professional. This webinar will review critical skill sets, career options and trends as well as practical exercises and resume guidance you can immediately use to clarify and reach your…

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October 2020

EPA and NIEHS Federal Employee Career Panel

October 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Are you interested in a career in the government, but not sure what roles are out there? Would you like to learn how others have used their education and training to secure federal employment? Join a career panel of federal employees from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in RTP. The event will focus on a few of the roles federal employees have, and how they successfully transition into their positions. Panelists: Amanda…

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