Events

Mar
13
Wed
Social Justice Journey @ Common Room, Lower Level, Rackham Building
Mar 13 @ 12:00 pm – Mar 14 @ 1:30 am

This module is geared towards groups that have more experience in social justice work. Participants are prompted in high levels of thinking on their own identities, communicating across identities, understanding power and oppression, and how they engage with these topics with others who are at differing levels of understanding social justice complexity.

Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/abg45.

Mar
15
Fri
Liberating Structures @ East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building
Mar 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Learn flexible facilitation techniques that maximize inclusion and participation in meetings, classrooms, and community discussions. These structures can help you center participant voices by expanding your repertoire beyond familiar discussion formats (open discussion, small group, think-pair-share).

Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/JyEXM.

Mar
18
Mon
Microaggressions Session @ Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building
Mar 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

We hear the term “microaggressions” more frequently now than ever before. Is it because this microaggression culture has just emerged and people are “overly sensitive” while others are all of a sudden engaging in these sorts of acts? Absolutely not.

These daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental slights, whether overt, subtle, or unintentional, have become a huge area of concern. Whether one believes this phenomenon is real, perceived, or a made-up term for invalid experiences, you all will benefit from this session.

You will:

  • Be introduced to the parent term “microaggressions” and other concepts relevant to this topic
  • Obtain an understanding of the social and psychological impacts of microaggressions
  • Engage in activities and dialogue to unveil microaggressions within the workplace
  • Validate your experiences with microaggressions
  • Walk away with some techniques to combat everyday slights, as a bystander or as a recipient

Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/Lz48b.

Mar
21
Thu
Rackham North: Acing the Interview @ East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus
Mar 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This workshop will focus on jobs in the for-profit, not-for-profit, and government sectors, helping master’s and Ph.D. students to navigate the interview process, and strategize on how to effectively answer questions by articulating strengths and skills.

Pre-registration is requested at https://myumi.ch/6kEM8.

Mar
28
Thu
Rackham North: Revising Your Diversity Statement @ East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus
Mar 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Increasingly, hiring committees are interested in how prospective faculty job candidates will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion. As a result, many academic employers have begun to request a “diversity statement” as part of the faculty job application process. In this interactive session, you will bring a draft of your diversity statement and spend time giving and receiving feedback on it with your peers using a rubric. If you have not yet written a draft diversity statement, you will be better served by first attending “Writing a Diversity Statement.”

Pre-registration is requested at https://myumi.ch/JY4xP.

Apr
4
Thu
Rackham North: Positive Leadership @ East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus
Apr 4 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Incorporating elements from Positive Organizational Scholarship, Design Science, and the Student Leadership Challenge, this workshop will provide participants the opportunity to view leadership from both a pragmatic and theoretical lens. Participants will also assess their own leadership styles prior to the event, and receive direct feedback on how to improve their ability to inspire and connect with others while driving results.

Pre-registration Is requested at https://myumi.ch/Lzb7b.

Apr
5
Fri
Ph.D. Connections: A Career Conference @ 4th Floor, Rackham Building
Apr 5 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Ph.D. Connections is a one-day career conference designed to support doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in their exploration of career paths beyond academe. Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows will learn about non-faculty career opportunities through interactive sessions with Ph.D.s working in diverse fields and workshops focused on career exploration and job search preparation. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from the keynote presenter, L. Maren Wood, Ph.D. (Co-Founder of Beyond the Professoriate) who will kick-off the day’s events. Co-sponsored by the University Career Center, Rackham Graduate School, and the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Registration opens March 11.

Apr
9
Tue
Demonstrating a Commitment to Diversity @ West Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building
Apr 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) aptitude continues to be a highly sought out asset among employers, both within and outside of academe. This workshop will provide insight on how to establish and validate a commitment to DEI engagement, scholarship, and leadership through valuable insight on how Google has integrated DEI concepts within their organization. Two leading experts from Google will facilitate the discussion in an effort to prepare students for these market changes. This workshop is designed primarily for those seeking non-academic jobs.

Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/Lo3em.

Standing Up for Yourself: Assertive Communication in Graduate School @ East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building
Apr 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Do you want to increase your skills to stand up for yourself? In this workshop, we will

  1. Learn how to overcome the stress barrier in confrontational situations
  2. Identify strategies for resiliency and positive self-talk
  3. Practice the verbal and nonverbal skills needed to be assertive in interpersonal communication

Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/aAjPZ.

Apr
11
Thu
Ice Cream Mixer on Internship Experiences @ Boulevard Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus
Apr 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Are you planning to do a summer internship? How do you get the most out of that opportunity and leverage it to achieve your long-term career goals? At this event, you will have the opportunity to chat—over ice cream!—at roundtables with experienced graduate students who have successfully navigated a summer internship.

Pre-registration is requested at https://myumi.ch/a84RM.