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“How to Identify and Leverage Your Transferable Skills“ for Humanities and Social Sciences Disciplines, with Dara Wilson-Grant

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Graduate students and postdocs preparing to compete in the non-academic job market commonly ask, “How do I prove that I am qualified, even though I do not have experience outside academia?” The key is learning how to translate your graduate education and postdoctoral training into a language that is understood beyond academia. Dara Wilson-Grant will help graduate students and postdocs identify their core strengths and learn specific strategies for communicating their skills and experience to a broad audience via the cover letter and resume. Participants will also gain insight into the skills and personal traits most desired by employers.

This workshop is ideal for graduate students and postdocs interested in pursuing careers beyond academia where a heavy emphasis is placed on “soft” skills (e.g., teamwork, communication, leadership).

Workshop size is limited to 25 participants to facilitate small group discussion. Registrants must be graduate students and postdocs in the humanities and social sciences (a separate workshop will be held for postdocs and graduate students in the sciences and engineering on October 28). Because space is limited, please do not register unless you are sure you can attend.

SPEAKER: Dara Wilson-Grant, LPC, Associate Director, UNC-Chapel Hill Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

This workshop is sponsored by The Graduate School as part of the Careers Beyond Academia series and is co-sponsored with the Office of Postdoctoral Services and the Duke Career Center. Questions? Contact The Graduate School's professional development team at

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Perkins Library Room 217
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Event Category

  • Professional Development