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  • Monday, October 21, 2019
    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    The 2-Hour Job Search, with Steve Dalton

    Learn from Fuqua career coach and The 2-Hour Job Search author Steve Dalton as he offers an exact process for effectively turning strangers into advocates, leading to more internal referrals and more job interviews.

  • Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    Job and Internship Search

    Searching for a job or internship can be overwhelming, especially when you're unsure of what the steps in the process look like. In this interactive workshop, you'll learn how to identify the types of positions you're interested in, prioritize your search and create a targeted plan for outreach. You'll leave this session with resources on how to look for jobs or internships and clear next steps. Please bring a laptop or smart device to make the most of this workshop.

  • Thursday, October 24, 2019
    11:30 am to 12:30 pm

    STEM PhD Careers at RTI International: A Panel Discussion with Duke Alumni

    What opportunities are available for STEM PhDs at RTI International? Join James Harrington, PhD ’10, Melanie Silinski, PhD ’03, and Ian Stewart, PhD ’16 for a panel discussion of their research careers at RTI International and their paths to their current positions.

  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019
    9:30 am to 10:30 am

    “Leave a Lasting Impression: Interviewing Tips and Tricks from a Recovering Recruiter“ with Stacy Schnieber, Vice President of People and Culture, Camargo Pharmaceutical Services

    Preparing for an interview can be exhausting, even for the most seasoned professional.  It takes a lot more than practicing standard interview questions you may find from a quick Google search!  From researching the job and company, to making that first great impression, this session will give you insider information from a veteran HR professional. Come prepared to learn about connecting with the interviewer, answering interview questions and general etiquette.  You’ll leave armed with the confidence to ace that next interview!

  • Tuesday, October 29, 2019
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    A Humanities Faculty Career at a Small Liberal Arts College: Lunch with Laury Ward, PhD’11

    Dr. Laury Ward, Associate Professor of Classics at Hillsdale College, will join interested students at an informal lunch gathering to discuss her career as a faculty member at a small liberal arts college. Join the lunch to hear about the differences between faculty careers at a research institution like Duke and a SLAC, to learn how she succeeded on the path to tenure and promotion, or to gain insight on how to navigate the hiring process at religiously influenced institutions. Enrollment is limited to facilitate conversation.

  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    Twitter: How to Win Followers and Influence People (Webinar)

    Have you dreamt of disseminating your research out to a public audience via Twitter? Join this webinar to explore how to effectively communicate your knowledge in 280-character-chunks. This free webinar is available through Duke's subscription to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.

  • Thursday, October 31, 2019
    2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    Polishing Your Online Presence

    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, November 6, 2019
    9:30 am to 11:00 am

    Communicating Honestly (but Tactfully) with Mentors and Mentees

    Many of us strive for perfection—or at least near perfection—and we want others to see us as exceptional. Perhaps for that reason, do you find it difficult to receive criticism from your mentor? Do you hesitate to be honest with your mentor? Do you struggle with how to provide feedback to the students or techs in the lab? Through discussion and role-plays, we’ll explore how to provide and receive feedback that will help us in our quest to be exceptional.

  • Thursday, November 7, 2019
    12:00 pm to 4:30 pm

    Innovative Careers for PhDs: A Workshop

    The career landscape for PhDs has changed dramatically, with the majority of PhD holders now pursuing careers beyond the academy. What are these careers, and how do you position yourself to be competitive for one? In this workshop, you’ll explore careers in startups, private industry, and beyond, then learn how you can find opportunities—and practice marketing yourself to best highlight your skills and experience.

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