Graduate College Events

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Monday, August 28, 2017

    • 4:00 - 6:00 pm
    • Illini Union rooms A, B, C and South Lounge

    Welcome new graduate students! Join us on the first day of classes to meet fellow graduate students, learn about campus resources, have some cake...and win prizes! Bring your i-card. Current graduate students are also welcome.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • Illini Union 210

    How can you create a powerful resume for your non-academic job search? In this workshop, you will learn how to incorporate your transferable skills and customize your document to make the best impression with employers. You will also learn how to choose a resume type that will highlight your experiences. We will also cover the format and structure of cover letters.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    • 3:30 - 5:00 pm
    • Coble 304/308

    "What do you want to achieve in graduate school? The skills and experiences you gain in the coming years will impact your success in graduate school and beyond. In GradMAP, you will develop a personalized development plan so you can get the most out of your time in graduate school and make use of campus resources for graduate students.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

    • 12:00 - 1:30 pm
    • Illini Union 210

    What are interviews like for jobs in industry and nonprofits? What are interviewers looking for? What kinds of questions will they ask? What’s the difference between a behavioral interview and a case interview? What do I wear? In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn the basics of the non-academic interview process and get answers to these questions.

    • 1:00 - 2:00 pm
    • Coble Hall Room 304/308

    This workshop will give an overview of patent basics and discuss what steps students need to take to withhold their thesis to evaluate its patentability.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Friday, October 6, 2017

    • 2:00 - 4:00 pm
    • Illini Union, Room 104

    The Ford Foundation offers fellowships for underrepresented doctoral students and postdocs preparing for academic careers. We'll cover the mission of the Foundation, the application process, and the services of the Office of External Fellowships. Eligibility: U.S. citizens, nationals, permanent residents, or individuals with DACA status.

    • 2:30 - 4:00 pm
    • Coble Hall 304/308

    Curious about faculty careers at liberal arts colleges and other teaching-focused institutions? Want to learn what departments at those institutions look for when hiring faculty? Join us for a conversation with Illinois alum Allen Schwab. Schwab is currently a faculty member in the graduate American Culture Studies Program at Washington University in St. Louis.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

    • 3:30 - 5:00 pm
    • Illini Union 210

    What is an academic job interview actually like? What’s the difference between a phone interview and a campus interview? What sorts of questions will I be asked? What kind of things do you include in a job talk? In this interactive workshop, you’ll get answers to these questions as you learn the basics of the academic interview process.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    • 3:30 - 5:00 pm
    • Coble Hall 210

    What is an academic job interview actually like? What’s the difference between a phone interview and a campus interview? What sorts of questions will I be asked? What kind of things do you include in a job talk? In this interactive workshop, you’ll get answers to these questions as you learn the basics of the academic interview process.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    • 3:30 - 5:00 pm
    • Illini Union 407

    What transferable skills have you developed in graduate school? And how can you explain them in ways that make sense to nonacademic employers? In this interactive workshop, learn how to identify your marketable skills and practice articulating their value in a variety of contexts, including resumes and interviews.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Friday, October 27, 2017

    • 12:00 - 1:30 pm
    • Coble Hall 304/308

    "What do you want to achieve in graduate school? The skills and experiences you gain in the coming years will impact your success in graduate school and beyond. In GradMAP, you will develop a personalized development plan so you can get the most out of your time in graduate school and make use of campus resources for graduate students.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Tuesday, November 7, 2017