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Academic Job Search: Writing an Effective Diversity Statement (PhDs & Postdocs)

More and more institutions ask for a diversity statement as part of their faculty application package. An effective diversity statement gives a perspective on your past, present, and future aspirations and contributions to promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity in your career. Experienced career coach Urmila Venkatesh, will help you articulate your commitment to inclusion and diversity in your work as a faculty member: through teaching, mentoring, outreach and research. We will look at examples of successful statements and start drafting your own.

Academic Job Search: Crafting Persuasive Research Statements (PhDs & Postdocs)

When applying to faculty positions, your research statement must convince a hiring committee that your research is timely, important, feasible and fundable. Dr. Megan Shields Formato, of the Hume Center for Writing and Speaking, will review examples of successful research statements and lead exercises to help you explain your projects in concise, non-specialist language. This document is required at research-focused, and often also at teaching-focused universities. You will learn about what makes an effective statement and have the opportunity to get started on your own.

Acing the Interview (Engineering and SE3 Undergraduates and Masters)

Nervous about interviewing? Join us for this interactive session where we will provide tips on what to do and not do during an interview. You will also have the opportunity to practice answering common questions with your peers, so you will walk away feeling more prepared. This is a session you don't want to miss! Lunch snacks will be provided. Location: BEAM, 563 Salvatierra Walk, First Floor Conference Room

Preparing for the Academic Job Market as a Community-Engaged Scholar

Thriving as a Community Engaged Scholar: A Professional Development Series for Graduate Students is a series designed for Stanford graduate students interested in exploring both academic (tenure-line) and alternative academic career paths with a focus on community-engaged research.

October Focus: Preparing for the Academic Job Market as a Community-Engaged Scholar 

Research as Praxis: Examining the Possibilities and Constraints in Doing Ethical Academic Research

This workshop series is designed for Stanford graduate students interested in learning more about and developing their skills in community-engaged scholarship and community-based research. Invited speakers include leaders and practitioners across disciplinary fields. Sessions will be held over lunch. Please check the website for location confirmation: haas.stanford.edu.

Please RSVP here for an accurate headcount for food.

Graduate Resource Fair

All graduate students are invited to attend the Graduate Resource Fair, hosted by the Graduate Life Office and the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education.

Learn about resources and services available to support your graduate school journey while at Stanford!

Participating Departments will include:

Funding Opportunities and Grant Awards

Learn about search strategies and key resources to help you identify funding opportunities and view grants awards for a research area.  This session includes a search tool that lets you search multiple funding resources at one time and set up alerts to notify you about new funding opportunities.  Attendees limited to current students, postdocs, faculty, and staff at Stanford University.  Free but advanced registration required.

Funding Opportunities and Grant Awards

Learn about search strategies and key resources to help you identify funding opportunities and view grants awards for a research area.  This session includes a search tool that lets you search multiple funding resources at one time and set up alerts to notify you about new funding opportunities.  Attendees limited to current students, postdocs, faculty, and staff at Stanford University.  Free but advanced registration required.

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