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  • Monday, August 20, 2018 to Friday, August 24, 2018

    2018 Orientation Week

    The Graduate School will hold Orientation Week for incoming students in fall 2018 on August 20-24. The week will include information sessions, workshops, and social events.

  • Tuesday, August 21, 2018
    9:00 am to 1:00 pm

    Site Visit to Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) [apply by August 8]

    The Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is making the research process faster and easier for investigators by breaking down the traditional barriers that keep health innovations from reaching our communities: knowledge silos, administrative burden, logistics, and a complex regulatory environment. On this site visit, meet with PhD-trained project managers and project leaders during a discussion panel, tour the newly renovated Chesterfield Building, practice your networking skills, and build academia-to-industry relationships.

  • Tuesday, August 28, 2018
    11:30 am to 12:30 pm

    Duke F1RSTS Kickoff Lunch for First-Generation Graduate Students

    Are you the first in your family to attend grad school? Join Duke F1RSTS for a kickoff lunch to meet other first-generation graduate students and talk professional development with Assistant Dean Melissa Bostrom.

  • Tuesday, August 28, 2018
    11:45 am to 1:00 pm

    Job and Internship Search for Graduate Students and Postdocs

    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.

  • Wednesday, August 29, 2018
    12:15 pm to 1:30 pm

    Grad Student and Postdoc Lunch and Learn: Careers in Science Communication and Outreach

    Jory Weintraub, PhD, will talk about what the field of science communication/outreach is like and types of jobs that are typically available. He will also give tips on applying for these types of jobs, and give attendees advice on how to build their resumes and get their foot in the door for science communication/outreach positions.

  • Thursday, September 6, 2018
    3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    RCR Forum: Copyright and the Scholarly Publishing Cartel

    This session covers the law and business of scholarly publishing, addressing how to navigate legal and business issues that arise from initial submission of your work to tracking the impact of your book or article.

  • Tuesday, September 11, 2018
    9:30 am to 10:30 am

    Creating a Resume that Stands Out in a Crowd

    This workshop will provide you a framework for getting started, converting a CV to an industry resume, and ways to increase your likelihood of getting that initial phone screen or interview.