Crafting an Effective Resume for Jobs in Publishing @ 3154 Angell Hall
Feb 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Emily Thomas, a former Romance Languages and Literatures PhD student who now works for JSTOR, will be joining us to talk about her career path and also how to write effective resumes. Feel free to bring a draft of a current resume or CV to make this a more hands-on workshop.

To RSVP, please email Amanda Greene

Digital Scholarship 101: An Overview of Digital Scholarship Tools and Methodology @ Gallery Lab 100, Hatcher Graduate Library
Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Are you curious about digital scholarship or digital humanities, but aren’t sure where to start? Don’t know where to find data or how to organize it? Digital scholarship can be defined very broadly as scholarship presented in digital form(s), enabled by digital methods and tools, and/or about digital technology and culture. In this workshop, we’ll provide an overview of digital humanities/digital scholarship as a field and a community, give examples of scholarly projects, and discuss different digital tools and methods such as text and data mining, topic modeling, data visualization, network analysis, and digital publishing. We’ll evaluate these methods with an eye toward context and consider when and why they might or might not be used.

Please register for this event HERE.

Transferrable Skills (Identifying Your Skill-Set Using NACE Career Readiness Competencies) @ University Career Center, 515 E Jefferson St
Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
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.


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

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

Pre-registration is required at

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
“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 (  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)

Multimodal Publishing & Scholarship @ 1014 Tisch Hall
Apr 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Multimodal Publishing & Scholarship

Roopika Risam, Assistant Professor Postcolonial Digital Humanities @Salem State

Friday, April 7, 12-4 pm, 1014 Tisch

12:00-1:15      Lunch and presentation by Roopika Risam

1:15-1:30        Break

1:30-3:15        Hands-on workshop using SCALAR

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)


Copyright and Digital Scholarship @ Gallery Lab, 100 Hatcher Graduate Library
Apr 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

This one-hour workshop from Ana Enriquez of the the U-M Library Copyright Office will address common questions about copyright and digital scholarship. Participants will have the opportunity to apply copyright to hypothetical situations involving digital scholarship. After the workshop, Ana and Alix Keener, Digital Scholarship Librarian, will be on hand for 30 minutes to answer individual questions. All are welcome.

Gaining Traction: Career Exploration for Ph.D.s in the Social Sciences and Humanities @ Rackham Assembly Hall
Jun 2 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm
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.
PhD Connections: A Career Conference
Apr 13 @ 8:30 pm – 6:00 pm

April 13, 2018

Register Here for the University of Michigan’s First PhD Connections Conference

PhD Connections is a new, one-day career conference designed to support doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in their exploration of career paths beyond academe. Co-sponsored by the University Career Center and Rackham Graduate School, PhD students and postdoctoral scholars will learn about non-faculty career opportunities through selecting from a series of eight panels with over 30 PhD’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, Fatimah Williams Castro (Founder and CEO of Beyond the Tenure Track), who will kick-off the day’s events.