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October 2021

PhD+ Workshop – Slide Presentation Design

October 19 @ 11:40 am - 1:10 pm

Students will view an instructional video by Sonya prior to class. Students will practice giving 3-minute-maximum presentations with slides about their graduate work. This workshop will be led by Sonya Newlyn (Professional Development Coordinator, Division of Graduate Studies). The Division of Graduate Studies' professional communication workshop on "Slide Presentation Design" is co-sponsored by The Humanities Institute as part of our 2021-2022 PhD+ series. Workshops presented by the Division of Graduate Studies are for current UC Santa Cruz graduate students and…

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PhD+ Workshop – Website Design, WordPress

October 26 @ 11:40 am - 1:10 pm

Learn how to design a better website and how to use WordPress. Prior to October 26, if you don’t already have a personal professional website, create one. UCSC provides free access to WordPress (with several design templates) to faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate students. This workshop will be led by Jason Chafin (Senior Web Developer, University Relations). The Division of Graduate Studies' professional communication workshop on "Website Design, WordPress" is co-sponsored by The Humanities Institute as part of our 2021-2022…

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November 2021

PhD+ Workshop – Crafting the Contributions to Diversity Statement

November 2 @ 11:40 am - 1:10 pm

Institutions of higher learning increasingly require faculty applicants to submit a statement of contributions to diversity. Learn what belongs in this statement and how to communicate it effectively. This workshop will be led by Herbie Lee, Ph.D. (Vice Provost for Academic Affairs). The Division of Graduate Studies' professional communication workshop on "Crafting the Contributions to Diversity Statement" is co-sponsored by The Humanities Institute as part of our 2021-2022 PhD+ series. Workshops presented by the Division of Graduate Studies are for…

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PhD+ Workshop – Writing the Curriculum Vitae

November 3 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Applications for academic positions require a CV, and some alternative-academic employers also require them. Even if your post-graduate career will be outside academia, having a CV in addition to a resume will help you realize your transferable skills. This workshop will be led by Veronica Heiskell, Ph.D. (Associate Director of Experiential Learning and Student Employment, Career Success). The Division of Graduate Studies' professional communication workshop on "Writing the Curriculum Vitae" is co-sponsored by The Humanities Institute as part of our 2021-2022…

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PhD+ Workshop – Publishing in Academia

November 16 @ 11:40 am - 1:10 pm

Learn how to publish scholarly work, from finding and evaluating a publisher to negotiating the publication contract and navigating copyright. This workshop will be led by Martha Stuit (Scholarly Communication Librarian, University Library) and Erich van Rijn (Director of Journals and Open Access, UC Office of Scholarly Communication, UC Press). The Division of Graduate Studies' professional communication workshop on "Publishing in Academia" is co-sponsored by The Humanities Institute as part of our 2021-2022 PhD+ series. Workshops presented by the Division…

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PhD+ Workshop – Interviewing and Negotiating Salary

November 17 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Practice Mock Interviews and Salary Negotiations. This workshop will be led by Veronica Heiskell, Ph.D. (Associate Director of Experiential Learning and Student Employment, Career Success). The Division of Graduate Studies' professional communication workshop on "Interviewing and Negotiating Salary" is co-sponsored by The Humanities Institute as part of our 2021-2022 PhD+ series. Workshops presented by the Division of Graduate Studies are for current UC Santa Cruz graduate students and require an active UC Santa Cruz email address. About the PhD+ Workshop Series…

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PhD+ Workshop – Psychology of Writing

November 23 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn about the VOCES Graduate Writing Center (for graduate students only) and how to overcome psychological barriers and start writing! This workshop will be led by Andrea Seeger (Director VOCES Graduate Writing Center). The Division of Graduate Studies' professional communication workshop on the "Psychology of Writing" is co-sponsored by The Humanities Institute as part of our 2021-2022 PhD+ series. Workshops presented by the Division of Graduate Studies are for current UC Santa Cruz graduate students and require an active UC…

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