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  • Wednesday, January 27, 2021
    9:00 am to 9:45 am

    Preparing for Virtual Career Fairs and Employer Events

    Career Fairs and employer events are great ways to explore opportunities, practice communication skills and network with recruiters and hiring managers. This spring all of our employer events will be online and preparation for this format will be helpful in order to have a successful experience. This workshop will focus on the strategies and tools you can incorporate in order to prepare for these events and stand out as a candidate.

  • Wednesday, January 27, 2021
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    Practice Your Pitch: A Workshop

    Whether you are communicating your research or trying to create a memorable impression with a future employer, being able to introduce yourself and share expertise in a concise and compelling way will help you to stand out. In this session, attendees will learn some useful strategies to strengthen their pitch and spend time actually practicing it and receiving feedback—a critical part of the process. Jen Levy, M.Ed., Assistant Director for Graduate Career Services, has extensive experience in supporting Duke students in their professional goals and will be leading this instructive session.

  • Thursday, January 28, 2021
    1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

    Reading an RFP and Mapping a Sustainable Process: A Workshop for Social Sciences and Humanities Graduate Students

    How can you read a Request for Proposals (RFP) and identify whether it’s a good fit for your project? This workshop will help you strategically read RFPs to find the best funding opportunities, then map your drafting process for the application. We’ll discuss creating a manageable timeline and a sustainable and flexible writing process.

  • Friday, January 29, 2021
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    Better Meetings: A Workshop

    Whether organizing a symposium or just trying to set up a meeting with your advisor, you can improve the experience and outcomes for everyone through agenda planning and time management. Grounded in the principle that effective communication is foundational to success, this workshop offers tips to help ensure meetings are necessary, efficient, and effective for all involved. Participants will learn steps and actions to follow when organizing and managing meetings and will practice these skills in the workshop.
     

  • Monday, February 1, 2021
    2:00 pm to 2:45 pm

    Research Tools for Exploring Your Career Options

    Turn your research acumen to the task of exploring your career options. This workshop will introduce key tools that help you identify potential career alignment opportunities and learn about them in depth.

  • Monday, February 1, 2021
    6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

    Exploring Careers Across Industries: Technology

    Connect with industry professionals to learn about organizations and emerging trends and roles (tech and non-tech), explore career paths, and reflect on how various careers align with interests, skills, and values. This panel discussion can help you identify what career competencies are required for success in the tech industry.  Come learn from Duke alumni who have experience across the technology spectrum, from non-tech jobs in technology, tech jobs in industries like FinTech, Philanthropy, Healthcare, or other fields and of course tech jobs in Tech.

  • 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.

  • Wednesday, February 3, 2021

    Registration Deadline: Practice Interview Events with Duke Career Center

    Practice interview events for both behavioral and technical practice interviews will take place February 10-19. This event is fully online and requires students to coordinate the time and online meeting platform for the practice interview with their assigned interviewer. Register by February 3 to participate.

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