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February 2017

Financial Literacy: Taxes and Savings

February 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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What do taxes and savings have to do with each other? We will discuss a few taxes and the entities that collect your money (hint: it is not just the federal government). And walk through a basic tax return so you can see how the various types of income impact what you will owe Uncle Sam. BONUS: info about how you might be able to file your taxes for free! Learning outcomes: Understanding how income, debt, and risk are related…

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March 2017

PhD & Master’s Virtual Career Fair

March 2
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Interact real-time via live chat sessions and meet top-notch employers seeking candidates with advanced degrees. This is a unique online recruiting event hosted by the Graduate Career Consortium. For questions, contact gradtalent@careereco.com. REGISTER:  www.careereco.com/events/GradTalent  

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Ph.D. Careers in Think-Tanks, Humanities and Social Sciences

March 6 - March 10

Versatile PhD will host a free panel discussion on PhD Careers in Think Tanks, March 6-10, 2017. This is an online, asynchronous panel. Humanities and Social Science PhDs can positively impact society by working in think tanks, non-academic research organizations that influence public policy around an important issue or cluster of issues. Think tanks hire PhDs to conduct and evaluate studies and help develop policy recommendations. Start here: vphd.info/upcoming-panels

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Insights into Non-Academic Careers

March 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Join us for a ½ day workshop learning from an insider perspective on the non-academic job market. Anne Krook, Ph.D. will join us for advice and guidance on preparing yourself, the value of PhD training, job search mechanics, and the interview process. Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars are welcome to attend. Co-sponsored with the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/hplcgee

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Tips and Tricks Using MSWord to Format Your Dissertation – PC users

March 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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In this hands-on workshop (bring your laptop) you will learn the nitty gritty of UNC's formatting guidelines how to create a table of contents with page numbers that update automatically how to create automatically updating lists of table and figures how to change the page orientation of isolated pages within a document how to manipulate page numbering so you get the outcome YOU want other tips and tricks to make the dissertation writing process a little easier To get the most…

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Tips and Tricks Using MSWord to Format Your Dissertation – Mac users

March 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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In this hands-on workshop (bring your laptop) you will learn the nitty gritty of UNC's formatting guidelines how to create a table of contents with page numbers that update automatically how to create automatically updating lists of table and figures how to change the page orientation of isolated pages within a document how to manipulate page numbering so you get the outcome YOU want other tips and tricks to make the dissertation writing process a little easier Facilitator: Dr. Patrick Brandt,…

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The Anatomy of a Case Interview for Graduate Students

March 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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In recent years, consulting firms have begun to hire more and more advanced professional degree (or APD) candidates. Because of this, many PhD candidates in a variety of disciplines are becoming interested in this field. This seminar will dive deep into the concept of case interviews, an integral part of any consulting job interview. A thorough introduction to the world of consulting and case interviews will be followed by an integrated case workshop, in which attendees will be asked to…

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April 2017

Ph.D. Careers in Think-Tanks, STEM disciplines

April 3 - April 7

Versatile PhD will host a free panel discussion on PhD Careers in Think Tanks for STEM disciplines, April 3-7, 2017. This is an online, asynchronous panel. STEM PhDs can positively impact society by working in think tanks, non-academic research organizations that influence public policy around an important issue or cluster of issues. Think tanks hire PhDs to conduct and evaluate studies and help develop policy recommendations. Start here: vphd.info/upcoming-panels

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