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PhD+: Networking and The Versatile PhD

October 28, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm  |  Stevenson Fireside Lounge


The Institute for Humanities Research and the Career Center Present

PhD+: Networking and Versatile PhD
Friday, October 28, 2016
Humanities 1, Room 210
11 am – 12:30 pm

Christina Hall, Career Advisor for Graduate Students in the Arts and Humanities, Career Center
Whitney deVos, PhD Candidate Literature; GSR, Institute for Humanities Research; Peer Advisor, Career Center

Networking. It can seem like an ugly word, conjuring up images of used car salesman and shady political quid pro quo. Yet, no tool is more powerful when it comes to conquering the competitive academic job market or navigating the unfamiliar world of work within private industry. This interactive, discussion-based workshop will focus on helping you develop concrete strategies to develop your social capital while still remaining your authentic self.

We’ll also spend time exploring the Versatile PhD, an online networking and information site geared to PhDs looking for opportunities in private industry, non-profit, and government sectors, as well as The Professor is In, From PhD to Life, and other resources that can help you explore a variety of post-PhD career paths, within, alongside, and outside of the academy.

What kinds of professionalization and career preparation should the University provide? We want to hear your thoughts!

Lunch will be provided. Open to all graduate students but limited to 50 attendees. Please register below.

PhD+ Workshop Series
Please join us for the second year of PhD+ Workshops, hosted by the Institute for Humanities Research. We will meet monthly, over lunch, to discuss:
possible career paths for PhDs, internship possibilities, grants/fellowships, work/life balance, elements of style, online identity issues, and much, much more.


October 28, 2016
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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