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Professional Development Events

  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Cover Letter Writing Workshop: Careers Beyond Faculty Positions

    Cover letters are very common in the U.S. and provide you with an opportunity to convey your interest in a position and how you can contribute to the organization's success. In this workshop, you'll discover what employers are really looking for, how to analyze a job description and create a persuasive cover letter.

  • Wednesday, January 23, 2019
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Online Information Session: The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program

    The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program places recent Ph.D. graduates from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector.  Interested in learning more? Join us for a videoconference with John Paul Christy (ACLS Program Director) and Abbie Langston (Duke Literature PhD '14; Mellon ACLS Public Fellow ’15-’17).

  • Wednesday, January 23, 2019
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Culture and Connection: Inclusion in the Workplace

    Get an inside look at what an inclusive organization looks like with participating employers and learn how companies value and integrate diversity and inclusion within their organizations. You will also learn about the recruitment process and job and internship opportunities within each company.

  • Wednesday, January 23, 2019
    6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

    Google Technical Interview Workshop

    Join us for our technical interview workshop and get a chance to practice coding sample questions with Duke alumni Googlers.

  • Tuesday, January 29, 2019
    9:30 am to 11:00 am

    Critical Conversations

    This seminar will provide you with information to determine what makes a conversation "critical" as well as the tools you can use to successfully have these types of interactions.

  • Wednesday, January 30, 2019
    10:00 am to 11:30 am

    Networking Basics Workshop

    We've all heard that networking is essential for your career but many of us aren't sure what it is or how to go about it effectively. In this workshop, you will learn the basic components of networking in the U.S. and some useful strategies to increase your comfort. We will also practice making contact with new people using online tools.

  • Wednesday, January 30, 2019
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Improving Your Presentation Presence

    You spend a great deal of time preparing your presentation visuals and talking points. Do you invest the same preparation in your presentation presence--that is, the nonverbal components of your presentation like vocal quality, movement, and eye contact? In this interactive workshop, you'll learn strategies for projecting an effective presentation presence from Joy Javits, President of In the Public Eye: Effective Communication.

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