Events

Nov
20
Tue
Barriers to Communicating Across Identities: Addressing Unconscious Bias *Registration required! @ Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building
Nov 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

We make assumptions all the time; it’s a natural part of life. At the same time, we must also work to critically understand these assumptions, and leave space for people who do not fit the narratives we have been socialized to “know.” In this workshop, we will dialogue with one another and explore solutions.

This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see if we can accommodate your attendance.

Pre-registration is required at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/wsEvents/wsreg.php?ws_id=696.

Nov
27
Tue
Research-Based Strategies for Overcoming Stereotype Threat and Imposter Syndrome @ Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building
Nov 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Have you often succeeded on an academic task even though you were afraid you wouldn’t do well? Do you dread others evaluating your work? Do you tend to remember incidents when you haven’t done your best more than those when you have? Thoughts such as these are the hallmark of imposter syndrome thinking. Imposter syndrome thinking can be compounded for those from underrepresented populations who may also be subject to discrimination and situations that prime stereotype threat. This interactive session will share insights from the scholarship on imposter syndrome and related psychological constructs—including stereotype threat and performance anxiety—and provide strategies for overcoming imposter syndrome.

This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see if we can accommodate your attendance.

Pre-registration is required at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/wsEvents/wsreg.php?ws_id=674

Jumpstart Job Search for International Students @ East Conference Room, 4th Floor, Rackham Building
Nov 27 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Are you an international graduate student looking for (or will be soon looking for) jobs in the United States? Come join us at Jumpstart Job Search to discover some great resources for finding jobs. Once you find a job that you would like to apply for, learn about how to market yourself as an international student. Pick up some networking tips and tricks to gain access to jobs that require employee recommendations.

About speaker: Clarence Anthony Jr. works with the U-M Career Center and will also be sharing about all the wonderful things that the Career Center does and can do for you. For example: Did you know about the University’s Clothes Closet Program that allows U-M students to obtain business professional attire from a wide selection of clothing for *free*? Or that the Career Center can help you negotiate contracts with potential employers?

Nov
30
Fri
MORE Mentoring Plan Workshop (Pre-registration required!) @ Rackham Building
Nov 30 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

This workshop helps to enhance the mentoring relationship between the student and research faculty mentor/advisor. During the workshop, students and faculty will have the opportunity to develop a Mentoring Plan, a two-way agreement about goals, needs, and expectations; it is co-written by the student and research faculty mentor/advisor. It is an excellent way to establish and support mentor-mentee relationships. Registration is required of both the faculty member and student.

Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/L40QX

Dec
4
Tue
Demonstrating Your Commitment to Diversity (Pre-registration Required!) @ Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building
Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) aptitude is now highly valued by employers, both within and outside of academe. This workshop will provide guidelines on how to establish and validate a commitment to DEI engagement, scholarship, and leadership and prepare students for these market changes. This workshop is designed primarily for those seeking non-academic jobs./p>

This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see if we can accommodate your attendance.

Pre-registration is required at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/wsEvents/wsreg.php?ws_id=669.

Dec
5
Wed
Start Smart: Salary Negotiations for Gender Equity (Pre-registration required!) @ Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building
Dec 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Start Smart is specifically designed to teach you how to negotiate salaries for a new job. You’ll gain confidence in your negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-play.

This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact RackhamEvents@umich.edu to see if we can accommodate your attendance.

Pre-registration is required at https://secure.rackham.umich.edu/wsEvents/wsreg.php?ws_id=670

Jan
16
Wed
Graduate Student Career Fair Prep Workshop @ University Career Center Program Room, 3200 Student Activities Building
Jan 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Navigating career fairs can be a difficult task for any student. The University Career Center will coach graduate students on how to best prepare for and navigate campus career fairs through this informational and interactive workshop.

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

Jan
17
Thu
Writing a Diversity Statement @ East Room, Pierpont Commons, North Campus
Jan 17 @ 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, we will discuss best practices for writing diversity statements, examine sample statements, and work through activities designed to help participants start writing their own statement.

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

Jan
23
Wed
Designing a DEI Workshop @ Assembly Hall, 4th Floor, Rackham Building
Jan 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

This workshop is designed only for participants in the Professional Development DEI Certificate who are facilitating workshops related to DEI as part of their certificate requirements. This interactive training will provide an overview on workshop design principles and best practices for facilitating workshops.

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

Transferable Skills for Ph.D. Students: Part 2 @ University Career Center Program Room, 3200 Student Activities Building
Jan 23 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Understanding what transferable skills are, and how to communicate what yours are to employers is extremely important. Building on what we discussed last semester, the University Career Center will be presenting the second portion of the transferable skills workshop for you (graduate students). We will focus on how to describe transferable skills in resumes and cover letters as an introduction.

Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/6wEZN.