Upcoming Career and Professional Development Workshops from the Graduate College
We've got a full schedule of career and professional development workshops this month. Encourage your students to attend.
Thursday, February 9, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Illini Union, room 405
Looking for a way to help your graduate students develop skills that will impact their success in graduate school and beyond? With GradMAP, your students will develop a personalized development plan so they can make use of campus resources and get the most out of their time in graduate school. In this hands-on program, students will identify goals and make a plan to achieve them, with a focus on developing skills in areas like leadership, research, teaching, and professionalism.
GradMAP is open to graduate students at any level, but it is especially useful for students in the first several years of their programs. If you have any student mentees in the early stages of your program, please consider letting them know about GradMAP.
Conflict Management & Resolution
Thursday, February 23, noon - 1 p.m., Illini Union, room 407
Being a grad student or postdoc means working and interacting with lots of people, and that means that conflict of some kind is inevitable. In this workshop, presented by the Illinois Leadership Center in cooperation with the Graduate College Career Development team, we will make conflict much less scary and help students understand techniques to tackle difficult conversations with colleagues and supervisors.
Immigration & Employment Options for Graduate Students & Postdocs
Thursday, February 23, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Illini Union, room 210
Presented by Thomas Arkell, an attorney practicing immigration and employment law: www.nationalinterestwaivers.com. Many international graduate students and postdocs will secure full-time employment in the United States. Attendees will learn what they need to know about U.S. immigration policies to make a smooth transition. This workshop will discuss the H-1B petition process for full-time hires and options for permanent residence in the U.S.
Translating Your Skills for Non-Academic Audiences
Wednesday, March 1, 3:30 - 5 p.m., Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities (Levis Faculty Center), 4th Floor
Are your students curious about what transferrable skills they have developed in graduate school? Or about how they can explain them in ways that make sense to nonacademic employers? In this interactive workshop, students will learn how to identify marketable skills and practice articulating their value in a variety of contexts, including resumes and interviews. They will work with real job ads from a variety of fields to give you hands-on experience making connections between their skills and what employers are looking for.
Getting the Most Out of an Academic Conference
Thursday, March 2, noon - 1 p.m., Illini Union, room 407
What is the most important part of an academic conference? How do I maximize the impact of meeting senior scholars in my field? What should I avoid doing and what should I make sure to do? Students will get answers to these questions and more in this quick and informative session on making the most of their next academic conference.
See the full schedule of Career and Professional Development workshops and learn more online.