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Professional Development Events

  • Thursday, March 1, 2018
    3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

    Careers in Communications, Outreach, and Building Community - Humanities and Social Sciences

    Many positions in academia can leverage the writing, teaching, and speaking skills developed in humanities and social sciences graduate programs. Our panelists exemplify the diversity of career opportunities that leverage communication and relationship-building skills, and they will share their day-to-day experiences as well as insights on how to successfully transition into these careers.

  • Monday, March 5, 2018
    9:00 am to 10:00 am

    Careers in Assessment and Evaluation

    Jessica Sperling, PhD, is Lead, Evaluation & Engagement for the Duke Social Science Research Institute (SSRI). Jessica will discuss her path to a career in evaluation – an area of work that utilizes PhD conceptual and empirical training in applied settings. She will also discuss how interested postdocs could gain experience in evaluation through SSRI.

  • Tuesday, March 6, 2018
    3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

    Careers in Student Affairs - Humanities and Social Sciences

    One of the things that drew you to graduate school was the opportunity to teach and work closely with students. Careers in Student Affairs can offer you the chance to extend your teaching and mentoring skills with students. Our expert panelists will share their career paths, typical work duties, and transition advice.

  • Thursday, March 8, 2018
    9:30 am to 11:00 am

    Interviewing in the Real World: What to Expect and How to Prepare

    Are you planning to pursue a non-academic career path? If so, you will need to prepare for a style of interviewing that is quite different than the academic interview process – from the interview structure to the types of questions asked.