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Rackham North: Positive Leadership 3:00 pm
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.
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Ph.D. Connections: A Career Conference 8:00 am
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[...]
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Demonstrating a Commitment to Diversity 12:00 pm
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 3:00 pm
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 Learn how to overcome the stress barrier in confrontational situations Identify strategies for resiliency and positive self-talk Practice the verbal and nonverbal skills needed to be assertive in interpersonal communication Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/aAjPZ.
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Ice Cream Mixer on Internship Experiences 3:00 pm
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.
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Crossroads: The Intersection of Health and Wellness and DEI 12:00 pm
Crossroads: The Intersection of Health and Wellness and DEI @ Common Room, Lower Level, Rackham Building
Apr 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
This workshop aims to address the importance of health and wellness in DEI spaces and among DEI advocates. Resources and tools on how to incorporate wellness into social justice initiatives will be shared. The workshop will also go in depth on how advocates and allies can prioritize their wellness to promote well-being in shared spaces and among peers. Pre-registration is required at https://myumi.ch/aMPnD.
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Professional Development Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Celebration Ceremony 12:00 pm
Professional Development Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Celebration Ceremony @ Amphitheatre, 4th Floor, Rackham Building
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Professional Development Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Certificate Program is proud to announce this year’s certificate recipients. Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of program participants. The ceremony will feature the Dean of Rackham Graduate School and student keynote speakers. A reception will immediately follow in the Assembly Hall. Friends, faculty, and staff are all welcome to join our celebration ceremony! Applications for the 2019-2020 school year will be made available in August for interested graduate students and postdoctoral fellows across all University of Michigan schools and departments. For[...]
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