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Professional Development Events

  • Wednesday, January 26, 2022
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    Understanding Professional Competency in Your Career Planning

    How can you demonstrate competency in job application materials or interviews? More importantly, how can you take advantage of your current opportunities as a graduate student or postdoc to build your competency and score your dream job?

  • Wednesday, January 26, 2022
    8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    An International Management Consulting Career: Insights from Jane Wang, Ph.D., Associate Partner at McKinsey and Company

    As an Associate Partner with McKinsey & Company, Jane Wang, Ph.D.’16 serves top global high-tech companies and “internet unicorns” in product development and new business building. She also serves top global pharma companies on digital transformation. In this session, Dr. Wang will share her leadership experience working in management consulting in the U.S. and China and reflect on how a graduate education has prepared her for a career in management consulting.

  • Thursday, January 27, 2022
    10:00 am to 3:00 pm

    TechConnect 2022: Connecting Engineering and Computer Science Students with Industry

    TechConnect brings Engineering and Computer Science students and employers together for networking, education and connections. At TechConnect this spring, students will connect with employer representatives in a variety of industry sectors in a virtual networking environment powered by Handshake.

  • Thursday, January 27, 2022
    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

    Spring 2022 Teaching Triangles

    This orientation is for graduate student instructors who are teaching or TAing a class in Spring term 2022 (online, in-person or hybrid) and would like to participate in peer teaching observation and feedback. Completion of Teaching Triangles during a semester in which you are an instructor or TA can fulfill the teaching & observation requirement of the Certificate in College Teaching.

  • Wednesday, February 2, 2022
    1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

    Assertiveness Training and Conflict Management: A Participatory Workshop

    The work environment is filled with conflict, often as a result of differences in work styles and passive-aggressive communication techniques. Minimizing or resolving conflict often means that you must engage in difficult conversations, which is challenging and requires both practice and competency. This workshop will begin with a grounding in assertiveness training, followed by the chance to practice assertiveness techniques in small groups where attendees can share their experiences, struggles, and successes in becoming more assertive.

  • Thursday, February 3, 2022
    11:00 am to 11:30 am

    Alum Zoom with Nathan Rudemiller, PhD, Associate Director, Bioagilytix

    As part of a series of short, focused career conversations with former Duke PhD students and postdocs, we'll feature Nathan Rudemiller, PhD, Associate Director and Hiring Manager at Bioagilytix. His role there is focused on Large Molecule/Gene & Cell Therapy Assay Development and Bioanalysis. In addition to sharing his own career path, he'll highlight open PhD-level positions at Bioagilytix for which he's the hiring manager.

  • Thursday, February 10, 2022
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    How to Align Your Time with Your Priorities (Webinar)

    Grab your strategic plan and learn the secret to making it work day-to-day and week-to-week! How to Align Your Time with Your Priorities is a step-by-step guide to holding a weekly planning meeting (aka The Sunday Meeting). This free webinar is provided through Duke's institutional membership to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.