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Developing job search skills

Quick Bytes: Developing Your Professional Digital Presence: ePortfolios

What are the variety of ways to develop your professional digital presence, and what unique opportunities does digital media afford you? Learn the steps to telling your professional story online and why this matters in the digital age.

Helen L. ChenPhD, director, ePortfolio Initiatives and research scientist, Designing Education Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Fellows Forum: Finding a Postdoc Position that Fits YOUR Values and Goals

In this workshop, we will discuss everything from how to identify a postdoc position that fits your values and interests, through to how to apply, interview for, and land the ideal position.

John Boothroyd, PhD, associate vice provost for graduate education, VPGE, and professor, Microbiology and Immunology


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This interactive workshop will be followed by dinner and networking.

CV Lab for Job Applications, Fellowships and More! (PhDs & Postdocs)

Your CV is one of the most important documents you create and revise as a graduate student or postdoc. CVs are expected for Fellowship applications, when applying for a postdoctoral position, and for academic job searches. We will review features of effective CVs, and then we will work together to improve your CV. Bring your laptop and a printed copy of your CV. You will get feedback from peers and coaches.

Interview Lab for Positions Beyond Academia (PhDs & Postdocs)

The Interview Lab is an interactive meetup for you to learn about and practice interviewing techniques for jobs outside of academia. Learn what employers are looking for in an interview and how to handle a variety of behavioral questions. We’ll discuss and practice how to market the many skills and experiences you’ve gained during your graduate studies or postdoc and you will work with peers to develop the questions you want to ask. Note: this is a general workshop on behavioral fit interviewing, and will not cover specific interview types like technical and case interviews.

Negotiating Job Offers Engineering and SE3 (Undergraduate and Masters)

Do you know your value add to the company? How do you prepare to negotiate your job offer? This session will review tips for negotiating your job offer, identify resources to help you prepare, and share ideas on what to negotiate apart from your salary. A Career Coach is available to answer your questions. Location: BEAM, 563 Salvatierra Walk, Stanford , CA - 1st Floor Conference Room

Write a Stand Out Cover Letter Engineering and SE3 (Undergraduate and Masters)

I’m an engineering student, do I need a cover letter? Yes, your cover letter introduces you to the hiring committee and connects your skills, knowledge and abilities to their open positions. This session will review tips for writing stand out cover letters, as well as provide ample time to work on your cover letter(s). You will get feedback from your peers. Bring your laptop, drafts of letters, and the job announcements you are applying to. A Career Coach is available to answer your questions. Location: BEAM , 563 Salvatierra Walk, 1st Floor Conference Room

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