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February 2017

Career Compass: Finding Direction for Career Transition

February 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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This workshop is designed to assist students with building confidence, setting career goals, and tools that will aid in exploring career options, especially for students undecided about their career direction. Activities will include developing SMART goals, an individual development plan, self-assessment of values & strengths, and informational interviewing tips and practice. Lunch provided. Co-sponsored with University Career Services. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/oqh27wf

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Communication Styles and Conflict Resolution

February 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Effective communication is critical to success in our professional careers as well as daily interactions. This workshop will provide opportunities to assess your communication style, learn strategies on how to best interact with others who may not share your style, determine issues that are impacting your progress and how to respond to conflict in constructive ways. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/hgf7v4t

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Negotiation Skills

February 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Congratulations! You got the job offer. Now it’s time to negotiate! In this interactive session, learn the basics of the negotiation process, how to prepare to negotiate effectively, and practice your skills. Co-sponsored with University Career Services. Facilitator: Jonathan Adams, University Career Services REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/hptmox2

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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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Teaching in Challenging Times

March 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This workshop is designed to help graduate students reflect upon how they negotiate the intersections of their personal and professional identities in their classrooms. We will unpack a case study together and discuss a recent op-ed from the New York Times. Near the end of the session, several experienced discussants will respond to themes emerging from the earlier conversation and share strategies that have been effective for them in their teaching. Registration is limited to current UNC graduate students. Lunch…

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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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