Career Fairs and employer events are great ways to explore opportunities, practice communication skills and network with recruiters and hiring managers. This spring all of our employer events will be online and preparation for this format will be helpful in order to have a successful experience. This workshop will focus on the strategies and tools you can incorporate in order to prepare for these events and stand out as a candidate.
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Professional Development Events
- Wednesday, January 27, 20219:00 am to 9:45 am
- Wednesday, January 27, 20211:00 pm to 1:45 pm
This workshop will help you make the most of your master's experience at Duke by connecting you with the most important campus resources and strategies to build your career and professional development.
- Wednesday, January 27, 20211:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Whether you are communicating your research or trying to create a memorable impression with a future employer, being able to introduce yourself and share expertise in a concise and compelling way will help you to stand out. In this session, attendees will learn some useful strategies to strengthen their pitch and spend time actually practicing it and receiving feedback—a critical part of the process. Jen Levy, M.Ed., Assistant Director for Graduate Career Services, has extensive experience in supporting Duke students in their professional goals and will be leading this instructive session.
- Thursday, January 28, 20211:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Reading an RFP and Mapping a Sustainable Process: A Workshop for Social Sciences and Humanities Graduate Students
How can you read a Request for Proposals (RFP) and identify whether it’s a good fit for your project? This workshop will help you strategically read RFPs to find the best funding opportunities, then map your drafting process for the application. We’ll discuss creating a manageable timeline and a sustainable and flexible writing process.
- Thursday, January 28, 20215:00 pm to 6:30 pm
What strategies and tools can we employ in order to achieve our goals relative to diversity, equity and inclusion in a context that is full of complexities?
- Friday, January 29, 20211:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Whether organizing a symposium or just trying to set up a meeting with your advisor, you can improve the experience and outcomes for everyone through agenda planning and time management. Grounded in the principle that effective communication is foundational to success, this workshop offers tips to help ensure meetings are necessary, efficient, and effective for all involved. Participants will learn steps and actions to follow when organizing and managing meetings and will practice these skills in the workshop.
- Monday, February 1, 20212:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Turn your research acumen to the task of exploring your career options. This workshop will introduce key tools that help you identify potential career alignment opportunities and learn about them in depth.
- Monday, February 1, 20216:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Connect with industry professionals to learn about organizations and emerging trends and roles (tech and non-tech), explore career paths, and reflect on how various careers align with interests, skills, and values. This panel discussion can help you identify what career competencies are required for success in the tech industry. Come learn from Duke alumni who have experience across the technology spectrum, from non-tech jobs in technology, tech jobs in industries like FinTech, Philanthropy, Healthcare, or other fields and of course tech jobs in Tech.
- Tuesday, February 2, 20211:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Have you ever wondered how your personality preferences shape the way you interact with other people? If you prefer quiet time alone to interacting with a group, might that preference shape your style as a leader—and the way it’s received by those with the opposite preference? What if you like to be highly organized with checklists but your colleagues prefer to fly by the seat of their pants? This interactive workshop will help you learn about your behaviors and preferences by considering the way that people with the opposite personality preferences might perceive you, impacting your effectiveness as a leader.
- Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Practice interview events for both behavioral and technical practice interviews will take place February 10-19. This event is fully online and requires students to coordinate the time and online meeting platform for the practice interview with their assigned interviewer. Register by February 3 to participate.