Tuesday, January 19, 2021
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Collaborative Research and Mentorship in the Era of COVID: A Roundtable Discussion
Graduate students and postdocs are integral parts of multidisciplinary research teams at Duke. Like faculty, they work closely with and mentor undergraduate researchers. Undeterred by the pandemic, graduate students and postdocs found new ways to connect with students last summer. At this virtual roundtable, we will hear from graduate students and a postdoctoral researcher who took collaborative research online. Panelists will reflect on their experiences organizing remote symposia and serving on remote research teams such as Bass Connections, Data+, and Story+. Panelists will reflect on their experiences serving on remote research and symposium teams in summer 2020 and participate in an informal discussion on mentorship and teamwork during these uncertain times.
Monday, January 25, 2021
2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
What Can I Do with a Graduate Degree? Identifying My Transferable Skills
This workshop will help you identify the transferable skills you’ve already developed in graduate school or your postdoc experience, brainstorm opportunities to continue growing your skills, and connect with tools to help you plan for further development.
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
1:00 pm to 1:45 pm
Key Connections: A Professional Development Workshop for Master’s Students
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.
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
How Do You Lead People Who are Not Like You? A Myers-Briggs Type Workshop
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.
Monday, February 8, 2021
2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Making the Most of LinkedIn, the Duke Alumni Network, and Informational Interviews
Learn how to leverage the Duke Alumni Network together with LinkedIn to maximize your career research and possibilities for connections. Find out how you can put that knowledge into action through informational interviews with professionals in organizations and careers of interest.