Events

Feb
16
Thu
Clarity and Control: Project Management For Digital Scholarship @ Gallery Lab, 100 Hatcher Graduate Library
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Are you starting your dissertation or a new digital scholarship project? Are you working on an existing project or publication that could use some help? This workshop will introduce basic project management concepts and strategies for project success. Our discussion will focus on project planning, creating timelines, strategies for communicating with project partners, and helpful project management tools. Workshop attendees will receive project planning templates and other resources.

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS WORKSHOP AT: https://ttc.iss.lsa.umich.edu/ttc/sessions/clarity-and-control-project-management-for-digital-scholarship/register/

Feb
24
Fri
Exploring Non-Academic Job Opportunities and Making Connections @ Assembly Hall, 4th floor, Rackham Building
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Are you interested in connecting with other U-M Ph.D. students and creating a sense of community? If so, the PhriDay Meet-Ups are a great place for you to connect with fellow doctoral students, as well as Rackham and University Career Center staff who support students in their academic and professional development.

Pre-registration is required at https://umich.joinhandshake.com/events/37213.

Mar
2
Thu
Handshake Clinic: How to Connect to Employers, Jobs, and Campus Events @ Assembly Hall. Rackham Graduate School
Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Mar
7
Tue
Developing a Social Media Strategy for Your Professional Career @ East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building
Mar 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Are you planning on going into the job market soon? Did you know that 92% of companies (including colleges and universities) use or plan to use social media to recruit? Many graduate students have a love/hate relationship with social media. They know they “have to do it,” that it’s the “right thing to do,” but is it necessary in higher education? What if you are planning to go the faculty tenure route – is it really necessary? At this workshop, you will learn how to think more strategically about your social media strategy and presence. More specifically, you’ll decide what type of “professional persona” you are trying to portray and then you’ll learn some tactics and techniques for building your social media network. This workshop will focus on the following social media tools: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Academica.edu.

Presented by John Vasquez, U-M Alum and Ph.D. Career Services Fellow at Michigan State University

Pre-registration is required at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/Events/wssel.php.

Mar
10
Fri
The Academic Job Search; Preparing for Interviews and Negotiating Wisely @ Rackham West Conference Room
Mar 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The academic interviewing process encompasses three different stages of interviewing, each presenting its own challenges. This workshop will help job seekers in all academic disciplines in their search for faculty positions. Detailed information and practical tips on interviewing and negotiating future offers will help you prepare for your future career.

Registration is required here: https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/Events/wsreg.php?ws_id=412

Mar
15
Wed
Writing for the Public Sphere (with Prof. Shobita Parthasarathy) @ 3154 Angell Hall
Mar 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Associate Professor of Public Policy Shobita Parthasarathy will discuss public scholarship and writing for the public sphere, with a particular focus on publishing op-eds. Read more about her research, writing, and public engagement on her website here.

Please RSVP to Amanda Greene akgreene@umich.edu

Mar
16
Thu
Networking (How to Access Opportunities and the Importance of Networking) @ Assembly Hall, Rackham Graduate School
Mar 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Mar
17
Fri
Crossing Oceans: Visualizing Trans-Pacific Chinese Migration (includes workshop on using smartphones to do history) @ 1014 Tisch Hall
Mar 17 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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“Crossing Oceans: Visualizing Trans-Pacific Chinese Migration”
Henry Yu, Associate Professor of History @UBC

Friday, March 17, 12-4 pm, 1014 Tisch

This workshop will be comprised of two parts.  In the first, Professor Yu will present his innovative work on analyzing and mapping trans-Pacific Chinese migration to Canada (http://web.stanford.edu/group/spatialhistory/cgi-bin/site/project.php?id=1049).  After the break he will lead a workshop on using a smartphone to do history.

This workshop is for all faculty and graduate students, particularly those with little or no experience with using digital technology for oral history or digital history in general.

12:00-1:15      Lunch and presentation by Henry Yu
1:15-1:30        Break
1:30-3:15        Hands-on workshop: “Smartphone History: Using Smartphones to Do History”

3:15-4:00        Concluding discussion: What have we learned and what is it good for?

(If possible, please bring a computer to the workshop)

Mar
24
Fri
Exploring Non-Academic Job Opportunities and Making Connections @ Common Room, Lower Level, Rackham Building
Mar 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Are you interested in connecting with other U-M Ph.D. students and creating a sense of community? If so, the PhriDay Meet-Ups are a great place for you to connect with fellow doctoral students, as well as Rackham and University Career Center staff who support students in their academic and professional development.

Pre-registration is required at https://umich.joinhandshake.com/events/37215.

Mar
29
Wed
Introduction To Publishing In The Humanities @ Gallery Lab, 100 Hatcher Graduate Library
Mar 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

While each discipline is unique, publishing in the humanities does have a common set of conventions and expectations. Designed for graduate students in any area of the humanities, this workshop will provide an overview of the publishing process for both books and journal articles, including how to select publication venues, what to expect as an author, and time for Q&A.

Please follow the registration link at: http://ttc.iss.lsa.umich.edu/ttc/sessions/upcoming/sponsor/university-library/