Jessica Sperling, PhD, is Manager of Evaluation & Engagement for the Duke Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) & Duke Education and Human Development Incubator (EDHi). Jessica will discuss her path to evaluation and careers in evaluation - an area of work that utilizes PhD conceptual and empirical training in applied settings.
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Professional Development Events
- Thursday, March 23, 20179:30 am to 10:30 am
- Tuesday, March 28, 20179:30 am to 11:00 am
In this informative session, participants will learn about the emotional obstacles that can keep us stuck in an academic career path that is no longer fulfilling. Participants will also learn how former postdocs and graduate students found the courage to follow a more rewarding career path.
- Wednesday, March 29, 20171:00 pm to 2:30 pm
This workshop will provide an overview of the Dataverse Project, an open source repository software platform for sharing, preserving, citing, discovering, exploring, and analyzing research data.
- Wednesday, March 29, 20171:15 pm to 2:45 pm
Come to the Career Fair Preparation Workshop to learn about what to expect at the fair, effective company research, professional networking, and communicating with employers at a career fair. You will leave this interactive workshop with strategies and tools to help you make the most out of your Career Fair experience.
- Friday, March 31, 201710:00 am
Writing Is Thinking is a biannual collaboration focused on academic writing, with a particular welcome to graduate students. This year's Writing Is Thinking event asks what academic writers can learn from writers of non-fiction. Co-sponsored by PAL, the English Department, and The Graduate School.
- Monday, April 3, 2017 to Friday, April 7, 2017
In this free online panel discussion, hear from ABDs and PhDs from STEM fields who have made the transition to careers in think tanks.
- Monday, April 3, 201712:00 pm to 1:30 pm
A recent Stanford study concluded that most students lack the critical skills to evaluate different kinds of online information. In this hands-on workshop, we will discuss recent research about students’ online reasoning skills, identify specific skill gaps among Duke students, and suggest lessons and activities that can be incorporated into the classroom.
- Monday, April 3, 20173:00 pm to 4:30 pm
In this workshop, we will discuss the burgeoning phenomena of retractions in the scientific and social scientific literature and learn how to find actual notices of retraction and how to decipher some of the coded language around articles that are in the process of being withdrawn.
- Monday, April 3, 20173:00 pm to 6:00 pm
The Graduate School and the Society of Duke Fellows are hosting the fifth annual Duke GradX talks, an event showcasing graduate research.
- Tuesday, April 4, 20179:30 am to 11:30 am
During this forum, participants will learn how to develop clear and specific goals and objectives, along with a plan for executing them