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March 2017

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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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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Cheeky Scientist Workshop: Resumes and Transferable Skills- How to Tailor Your Resume for Industry Jobs

April 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Bioinformatics 1131, Chapel Hill, 27599 United States + Google Map

Location: Bioinformatics 1131 Watch Isaiah’s personal message explaining workshop 1 to UNC trainees at: https://player.vimeo.com/video/202679582 Isaiah will highlight the main mistakes that are made on a resume and how to overcome them. He will show jobseekers the right transferrable skills that hiring mangers and recruiters are looking for in industry. The layout of a resume must allow the reader to gather information within 7 seconds. Isaiah will show you what that layout looks like. Please bring a draft of your resume…

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Cheeky Scientist Workshop: Creating a Career Strategy for Career Success

April 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Blue Cross Blue Shield Auditorium, MHRB, Chapel Hill, 27599 United States + Google Map

Location: BCBS Auditorium, MHRB Watch Isaiah’s personal message explaining workshop 2 to UNC trainees at:https://player.vimeo.com/video/202679596 In this workshop Dr. Isaiah Hankel will cover the entire workflow of creating a career strategy and how it should be approached. Isaiah will also cover the psychology of a person in transition and how to overcome imposter syndrome. Lastly, participants will learn how to take into consideration personality, lifestyle, and individual career goals as you transition into a role that is more fulfilling.  REGISTER:  https://isaiahhankel.leadpages.co/unc1/

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Cheeky Scientist Workshop: The Modern Job Search; Using LinkedIn to Maximize Your Job Search Effectiveness

April 5 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Blue Cross Blue Shield Auditorium, MHRB, Chapel Hill, 27599 United States + Google Map

Location: BCBS Auditorium, MHRB Watch Isaiah’s personal message explaining workshop 3 to UNC trainees at:https://player.vimeo.com/video/202679615 This workshop will cover all the key elements of the LinkedIn profile and how each section should be used strategically to maximize it’s impact. In addition, Isaiah will show attendees how to use LinkedIn algorithms to support their job search and sell themselves to perspective employers. Workshop component: Completing A LinkedIn Profile. Reception with Isaiah Hankel immediately after workshop till 5:30 PM. REGISTER:  https://isaiahhankel.leadpages.co/unc3/

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Creatively Engaged Conversations – Methods of Communicating Your Research to Different Audiences

April 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Location: Wilson Library Room 504 (on 1st floor of library near grand entrance) Are you interested in bringing your graduate research to diverse audiences, including lay communities? Do you want ways of engaging people with your research other than through scholarly writing and publishing? Do you want to be a public intellectual? Are you interested in podcasting, building a website or hosting a TED talk to promote your research and ideas?This graduate student led workshop will provide an opportunity for graduate students to…

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