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Professional Development Events

  • Monday, March 25, 2019 to Sunday, April 7, 2019

    Spring 2019 14-Day Writing Challenge (Online)

    The 14-Day Challenge is an opportunity for you to experiment with daily writing, online community, and supportive accountability, offered through the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    9:30 am to 11:00 am

    Courage for Introverts: How to Put Yourself Out There Without Selling Yourself Out

    If you have found that you hold your ideas —and yourself — back, join Caroline Korda Poole for an interactive workshop that will allow you to investigate the limiting thoughts and patterns that prevent you from presenting your ideas with confidence. You will leave this workshop ready to speak up in a meeting or approach somebody who intimidates you, and this new courage very well may change your life.  

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    How to Craft and Submit a Winning Book Proposal in 4 Weeks: Week 2 (Webinar)

    The path to getting your book published begins with a good proposal. In this multi-week course, you will be guided through a step-by-step process to complete your book proposal within four weeks, learn how to translate your research projects for a broader market, and receive invaluable advice about how to approach acquisition editors at academic presses. Sponsored by the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    Polishing Your Online Presence: A Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdocs

    Online tools such as LinkedIn, portfolios or personal websites can be useful opportunities to promote yourself. If you would like assistance creating or polishing your online presence then join us during this hands-on "lab" where you can look at samples, receive tips and get immediate feedback. Please bring a laptop or smart device to work and make edits. 

  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019
    12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

    Managing Personal and Professional Relationships

    Life as a graduate student can be complex and challenging. For graduate students in committed relationships, the irregular work hours, high expectations, and sudden changes in priorities can create difficult situations. In this workshop, learn strategies for maintaining healthy relationships while in graduate school. In addition to personal relationships, you'll learn how these strategies and tools can apply to professional relationships, which will be beneficial throughout your career.

  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019
    5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

    A Career Path at Eli Lilly and Company: Alumni Perspective and Information Session

    Alumni Katherine Alser Kim, PhD ’16 (Chemistry) and Bumki Kim, PhD ’16 (Chemistry) will be joined by  Senior Research Fellow Warren McKellar, PhD to share their career paths and insights on working at Eli Lilly and Company. They will also discuss postdoctoral fellowship opportunities, including a current opening for a postdoctoral scientist. Please join in this informal session to learn about Lilly and its employment opportunities.

  • Thursday, March 28, 2019
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Becoming a Versatile Humanist: Lessons from Duke PhD Alumni

    The University supports a wide range of opportunities for graduate students to participate in disciplinary and interdisciplinary activities that extend beyond traditional coursework and training. This session showcases four recent alums who will reflect on how such complementary experiences can contribute to diverse professional opportunities for PhD students after they graduate, whether as faculty members or in other roles.

  • Friday, March 29, 2019
    11:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Discover a Career in Private Secondary Education with Andrew Ruoss, PhD ‘17

    Come learn about teaching and conducting research at an elite private school from Andrew Ruoss, PhD ’17, Instructor in History and Economics at Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT. Andrew will speak about to process of applying to jobs at private secondary schools, his teaching interests, and common co-curricular responsibilities at prep schools.

  • Monday, April 1, 2019
    12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

    Personality Type and College Teaching

    Interactions between instructors and students in the classroom are influenced by a number of factors, including our personality types and preferences for how we take in information and make decisions. In this (very active) workshop, MBTI-certified facilitators Drs. Hugh Crumley and Melissa Bostrom will lead a series of activities to explore how we can better understand our own personality type and those of our students.

  • Monday, April 1, 2019
    4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

    Seventh Annual GradX Talks

    Duke graduate students across many disciplines will give 5-minute presentations showcasing a variety of compelling research topics in a fast-paced and engaging format inspired by TED and TEDx talks.

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