Professional Development Events for Graduate Students – Fall 2016

Professional Development Events for Graduate Students – Fall 2016

Questioning Career Transition Group for PhDs

Wednesdays, 10/12 – 11/9/16  professional-developmentprofessional-development

Section 1: 9-10:30am

Section 2: 11:30am-12:30pm

This unique, five-session series of classes helps PhD students through the often difficult decision-making process of whether to pursue an academic faculty career or an alternative. Register at https://qtcgfall2016.eventbrite.com (course fee: $30). There is a limited number of spots available!

Versatile PhD Career Exploration Virtual Panel: STEM PhDs in Medical Writing

10/17 – 10/21/16  (online panel)

https://versatilephd.com/

A panel of PhDs or ABDs in STEM disciplines and working as medical writers in a variety of settings will respond to questions and provide advice on the Versatile PhD site about entering this career field. The panel will be archived on the Versatile PhD site for access after the event has ended Go to https://ga.ucsd.edu/vphd to sign up for a free Versatile PhD account and find out more about upcoming panel discussions.

Applying to Academic Jobs in the Humanities and Social Sciences

10/18/16, 1-2:30pm

Career Center, Horizon Room

Professor Simeon Man (History) and Professor Danielle Raudenbush (Sociology) will provide tips on applying for tenure-track positions in the humanities and social sciences. They will discuss preparing effective application materials, interviewing strategies, and the job offer negotiation process. Much of the panel presentation will be a Q&A, so come prepared with your questions! Register on Port Triton.

Applying to Academic Jobs in STE

10/27/16, 1-2:30pm

Career Center, Horizon Room 

Professor Shirley Meng (NanoEngineering) and Professor Brian Zid (Chemistry & Biochemistry) will provide tips on applying for tenure-track positions in STEM. They will discuss preparing effective application materials, interviewing strategies, and the job offer negotiation process. Much of the panel presentation will be a Q&A, so come prepared with your questions! Register on Port Triton.

grAdvantage Career Night

11/2/16, 5-7pm

Career Center

Katrina Oko-Odoi, Literature PhD alum and founder and chief editor of Editing Worm, will speak about her transition from graduate school to becoming an entrepreneur. Her talk will  be followed by a networking social hour (food and drinks provided).

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