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Career Development Workshops

Our workshops will help you SUCCEED, EXPLORE, SEARCH, and CONNECT at every stage of your graduate career. See this calendar for full descriptions of our programs.

(Note: Unless otherwise specified, you do not need to register to attend our workshops.)

SUCCEED: Get the Tools You Need to Achieve Your Goals

GradMAP

Make plans to succeed in graduate school

Wednesday, September 27 |  3:30-5:00 p.m.  |  Coble Hall 304

Learn More About GradMAP

 

Asking Strangers for Favors: Cold-Calling & Cold-Emailing

Get concrete strategies for connecting professionally

Thursday, October 19  |  12:00-1:00 p.m.  |  webinar

 

GradMAP

Make plans to succeed in graduate school

Friday, October 27 |  12:00-1:30 p.m.  |  Coble Hall 304

Learn More About GradMAP

 

EXPLORE: Discover Broad & Exciting Career Options

Education, arts & Social Justice Alumni Panel

Hear from alumni working in education, arts, and social justice

Wednesday, October 4  |  4:30-6:00 p.m.  |  Levis Faculty Center, 4th Floor

 

Coffee & Careers: liberal arts colleges

Meet an alum with extensive experience at liberal arts colleges

Friday, October 6  |  2:30-4:00 p.m.  |  register online

Register for Coffee & Careers

 

identifying & communicating your skills

Make your advanced skills make sense outside academia

Tuesday, October 17  |  3:30-5:00 p.m.  |  Illini Union 407

 

Career Exploration Group

Discover broad and exciting career paths

Thursdays, September 21 -   |  3:30-5:00 p.m.  |  Location TBD

Register for the Group

 

What Can I Do with a PhD in the Humanities? Group

Explore how humanities graduate educaiton prepares you for a broad range of opportunities

Thursdays, November 2 - December 7 (except Thanksgiving)  |  3:00-5:00 p.m.  |  Coble Hall 304 (registration required)

Register for the Group

 

SEARCH: Land a Job That's Right for You

Resumes & Cover Letters

Develop convincing application materials for a job search in industry or nonprofits

Wednesday, September 6  |  12:00-1:00 p.m.  |  Illini Union 210

 

Using Handshake to enhance your job search

Learn how to get the most out of the new Illinois career services platform

Thursday, September 7  |  12:00-1:00 p.m.  |  Illini Union 407

 

Application Materials for a Faculty Job Search

Develop convincing application materials for a faculty job search

Friday, September 8  |  12:00-1:30 p.m.  |  Illini Union 210

 

Interview Strategies for INdustry & Nonprofits

Pitch your skills and experience to interviewers in industry and the nonprofit sector

Friday, September 28  |  12:00-1:30 p.m.  |  Illini Union 210

 

Faculty Interview Prep

Get ready for interviews during the faculty job search process

Tuesday, October 10  |  3:30-5:00 p.m.  |  Illini Union 210

 

Negotiation Strategies

How do you negotiate for the strongest start in a new job?

Wednesday, November 1  |  3:30-5:00 p.m.  |  Illini Union 407

 

Immigration Options for Grad Students & Postdocs

Get insight from an expert in the area of immigration with advanced degrees

Thursday, November 2  |  5:30-7:00 p.m.  |  Lincoln Hall 1000

 

CONNECT: Make Connections That Count

Convincing People that Your Research Matters

Communicate the impact and importance of your research to broad audiences

Wendesday, October 11  |  3:30-5:00 p.m.  |  Lincoln Hall 1090

 

Answering Tough Interview QUestions

Answer broad, negative, or unexpected questions effectively

Wednesday, October 24  |  3:30-5:00 p.m.  |  Illini Union 407

 

Note on Accommodations

If you need accomodations to access or participate in any of our workshops, please email gradcareers@wesleyui.org