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Professional Development Events

  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    2018 VH@Duke Internship Program Launch

    Join us over lunch to learn more about the VH@Duke Internship program, and how an off-campus internship can complement your research interests or help you explore new professional trajectories.

  • Tuesday, September 26, 2017
    2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    How Do You Lead People Who are Not Like You? A Myers-Briggs Type Workshop

    This interactive workshop will help you learn not only about your own behaviors and preferences but also how people with different personality types might perceive them, impacting your effectiveness as a leader. Free online assessments must be completed by 9/19. Registration is now closed.

  • Wednesday, September 27, 2017
    10:30 am to 12:00 pm

    Cover Letter Workshop for Graduate Students

    In this workshop you will learn a powerful structure for your cover letters and how to make explicit the fit between what you bring and what the employer wants.

  • Thursday, September 28, 2017
    3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

    Behind the Scenes with the Search Committee: The Application Package - Humanities and Social Sciences

    In this session, a panel of faculty in the humanities and social sciences will discuss the faculty recruitment process from the search committee's perspective. | Panelists: Dr. Sujin Pak Boyer (Duke Divinity School), Dr. David R. Long (Arts, Sciences and University Transfer at Durham Tech), and Dr. Christopher Paul (Public Administration at NC Central).

  • Friday, September 29, 2017
    9:00 am to 10:00 am

    Making Small Talk Lab for Graduate Students

    If small talk makes you nervous or you are unsure what to talk about, come to this lab to learn how to approach the conversation and practice in a low-pressure environment.

  • Friday, September 29, 2017
    12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    Cultivating Intercultural Communication for Collaboration

    In this workshop, you will learn the three major cultural communication styles and how your preferences might interact with those of the people you work with; all participants must complete an assessment of communication preferences by September 22.

  • Monday, October 2, 2017
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    The Teaching Statement

    This workshop session focuses on how graduate students and postdocs can prepare a compelling teaching statement for the academic job market.

  • Monday, October 2, 2017
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Communicating Science meets the Science of Communicating Panel Discussion

    Duke DC, with support from Duke Initiative for Science and Society, the Nicholas School of the Environment and Graduate School alumni groups, invites you to a panel discussion on best practices and innovative ways to communicate science for various audiences.