Gaining Traction: Career Exploration for Ph.D.s in the Social Sciences and Humanities

June 2, 2017 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
Rackham Assembly Hall
This half day session includes a three-part workshop to help kick-off career exploration and engagement for students in the Social Sciences and the Humanities. Students will identify skills for diverse careers, develop their elevator pitch, and hear from a variety of Ph.Ds about their career paths.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Pre-registration is required. Students can register HERE
9:00 am – 9:15 am – Registration, Breakfast and Welcome
9:15 am – 10:45 am
Identifying Transferable Skills: Connecting to a Broader Array of Careers
This session focuses on identifying the skills you have gained in your graduate work and their applicability to other career paths. You will be guided through a process for translating the skills you have acquired and asked to consider how the skills you’ve cultivated while in graduate school might apply to a broader array of career opportunities.
11:00 am -12:00 pm
What’s Your Elevator Pitch? Selling Your Skills
This session focuses on learning to convey elements of your professional story and ‘brand.’ Participants will practice translating and framing their skills, experiences, and
career interests for a broader audience in a concise and accessible way.
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch and Concurrent Career Panels
These concurrent sessions will feature Ph.D.s who have put their doctoral training to use in a variety of areas. The Social Science Panel will be held in the West Conference Room and Humanities Panels in the East Conference Room.
Panelists will share:
· How they made the transition to their career path.
· Concrete recommendations on what students need to do to be successful in defining their career paths.
· Targeted advice on how to prepare for the broader job market.