Spring 2021: Beyond the Tenure Track

Beyond the Tenure Track

Spring 2021

Navigating Job Negotiations for Graduate Students

Tuesday, Feb 9 | Noon–1:30 PM

This virtual workshop will help you explore your values and interests to identify your “non-negotiables” before discussing strategies for negotiation. You can expect to leave this workshop with greater confidence in your negotiating skills, access to useful resources, and action steps to prepare for negotiations. Presented by Sarah Schaefer, Assistant Director, School of Education Career Center.

Graduate Student Group: Job Market Prep

Wednesday, biweekly, starting Jan 13 | 4:00–5:00 PM

Find community among graduate students who are in various stages of job market preparation and share tips, tricks, and the journey with one another. Note that the first meetings have already taken place, but new participants are welcome anytime.

Résumés and Cover Letters for Graduate Students and Returning Adults
The Writing Center
Wednesday, Feb 10 | 3:30 – 5:00 PM

This workshop will review résumé content and design, discuss the best ways to align your qualifications with the position description, and help you build an effective argument in your cover letter. Please bring your own resume and cover letter to discuss.

Events by Beyond the Professoriate:

How to Find a Job You’ll Love
Friday, Feb 12 | 11:00 AM

4 Things to Consider If You Want to Start a Business or Be a Freelancer
Friday, Feb 26 | 11:00 AM

Nonacademic Career Options for STEM PhDs
Friday, March 12 | 11:00 AM

Nonacademic Career Options for Humanities & Social Science PhDs
Friday, March 26 | 11:00 AM

Investment and Retirement Planning for Graduate Students
Tuesday, March 2 | 1:00 –2:30 PM

Attend this workshop to learn best practices for retirement planning and prioritizing expenses, loans, savings, and investments during and after graduate school. Presented by Linda Lepe, CFP & Faculty Associate in the Personal Finance Program (SoHE).

Working Effectively in Teams (2-part series)

In this series, learn how our identities and social styles impact team dynamics, how to avoid common pitfalls that hinder effective teamwork, understand positive and negative conflict, learn basic techniques to navigate difficult situations, and more.

Session 1: Fundamentals of Team Dynamics
Monday, March 22 | Time TBD
Session 2: From Conflict to Collaboration in Teams
Monday, March 29 | Time TBD

Non-Faculty Academic Careers Panel

Wednesday, April 7 | Time TBD

Join this panel to learn about the many non-faculty career opportunities for PhDs in academia. You will hear from people in a variety of disciplines and positions, and there will be time for participants to ask questions.

How Graduate Students Can Build a Personal Brand
Recorded presentation – view on YouTube

In this recorded workshop, you will learn how to develop a personal brand and leverage it to showcase your strengths and build relationships. Presented by Don Stanley, faculty associate with the Department of Life Sciences Communication.

Successful Interviewing
Recorded presentation – view on YouTube

In this recorded workshop for grad students in any field, learn about the various types of interview questions, review a structure for crafting interview responses that illustrate your experiences, practice responding to interview questions in real-time, and discuss effective nonverbal communication. Presented by Kristina Vack, Career Advisor with CALS Career Services.