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October 2017

Versatile PhD – Ask Me Anything with Peter Fiske, Ph.D.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - Friday, October 13, 2017
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Peter Fiske (Ph.D., Geochemistry and Materials Science, 1993) is a seasoned executive with over two decades of experience founding startups and commercializing new technologies. He also wrote the science careers classic, "Put Your Science to WORK!" and regularly speaks to early-career scientists at universities across the country. Join Dr. Fiske for a free three-day AMA (Ask Me Anything) on the Versatile PhD site. Ask him anything about founding a company, joining a startup, commercializing a technology, or finding the right…

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Three Minute Thesis Competition – Fall 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - Wednesday, October 25, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ). The exercise challenges graduate students to present a compelling oration on their thesis topic and its significance in just three minutes. 3MT® develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of research students' capacity to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. The preliminary rounds of the 3MT® will take place on Monday October 23 and Wednesday…

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From Skills to Results: Demonstrating Your Value to Non-Academic Employers

Thursday, October 26, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

After briefly telling her own post-PhD story, Dr. Chambers will unmask the real PhD career pipeline and reveal contrasting notions of “results” inside and outside the academy. Then she will lead attendees in a well-organized sequence of hands-on activities in which they will identify their own most valuable accomplishments from this new perspective and learn how to describe them in language that will resonate with non-academic employers. Facilitator: Dr. Paula Chambers, founder and CEO of VersatilePhD REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/ycdknn4g  

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January 2018

Resiliency, Imposter Syndrome, and Optimism

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

As graduate students, it’s critical to learn how to deal with challenges and set-backs to progress and advance personally and professionally. Participants will learn evidence-based strategies to develop a growth mindset, reduce ANTs, minimize imposter fears, increase optimism and how to use feedback constructively. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/ydam7jdj

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Self-Assessment/Career Exploration Series for Graduate/Professional Students – Using Career Navigation Tools

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Learn about online tools designed to further assess, explore, and set career development goals. Individual Development Plans (IDPs) will be highlighted. Students from all disciplines are welcome. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/ydavb3gj

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Self-Assessment/Career Exploration Series for Graduate/Professional Students – Career Compass Exploration

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

Take your self-assessment and goal setting to the next level by learning about techniques and resources for exploring your options. Lunch provided. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/y9jusl7l

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February 2018

Communication Styles and Conflict Resolution

Thursday, February 1, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Effective communication is critical to success in our professional careers as well as daily interactions. This workshop will provide opportunities to assess your communication style, learn strategies on how to best interact with others who may not share your style, determine issues that are impacting your progress and how to respond to conflict in constructive ways. Lunch provided. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/y84jcxdf

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Improvisation training to improve communication and active listening with Bianca Casusol

Monday, February 5, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Murray Hall G201 Chapel Hill, 27599 United States

https://thepit-chapelhill.com/bianca-casusol/ Improv training has been shown to be effective at improving communication, teamwork and active listening.  Join Bianca Casusol (Magnet Theater People and The PIT Chapel Hill) in an interactive introduction to improvisation.  No experience necessary - just show up prepared to have fun!  Note that limited slots are available for this experience. Register here:  http://tinyurl.com/yc942lda

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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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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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