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Developing job search skills

Professional Headshots by VPGE

Do you need a new professional headshot?

VPGE invites you to have a professional headshot taken by a photographer. This is a fantastic opportunity to refresh promotional materials or resumes with an updated photo of yourself.

Brief five-minute appointments are available from 9:00-12:00pm on February 27.

Please RSVP as soon as you can. Reservations are required and extremely limited.

Professional Headshots by VPGE

Do you need a new professional headshot?

VPGE invites you to have a professional headshot taken by a photographer. This is a fantastic opportunity to refresh promotional materials or resumes with an updated photo of yourself.

Brief five-minute appointments are available from 9:00-12:00pm on February 19.

Please RSVP as soon as you can. Reservations are required and extremely limited.

Professional Headshots by VPGE

Do you need a new professional headshot?

VPGE invites you to have a professional headshot taken by a photographer. This is a fantastic opportunity to refresh promotional materials or resumes with an updated photo of yourself.

Brief five-minute appointments are available from 9:00-12:00pm on January 31.

Please RSVP as soon as you can. Reservations are required and extremely limited.

Designing the Professional Mini Workshop: Ideate and Prototype Your Career: Application Deadline

In this highly interactive, two-session workshop, you will apply the innovation principles of design thinking to the "wicked problem" of designing your life and vocation in and beyond Stanford. This workshop offers you the opportunity to approach these lifelong questions with a structured framework and work out your ideas in conversation with your graduate peers. It is especially useful for students who are just beginning their career exploration or would like structured space to reflect on their interests.

Academic Job Search: Presenting a Memorable Academic Job Talk (PhDs & Postdocs)

Giving a successful job talk requires more than simply knowing your topic inside and out. In this interactive session, Helen Lie from the Oral Communication Program, shares strategies that you can use to engage your audience and give an effective job talk. Includes structuring your talk, effective delivery of your talk, principles of visual design for your slides, and academic job talk tips. There will be opportunities to practice your own speaking.

Quick Bytes: Approaching the Job Search Beyond Academia

Discuss the purpose of building networks in advance of the job search and strategies for creating effective job application materials. You will learn how to 1) make inroads into organizations before jobs open up, and 2) articulate your most relevant accomplishments to demonstrate fit with a posted job opportunity. 

Urmila Venkatesh, assistant dean, Career Education & associate director, Career Communities - PhDs & Postdocs in Social & Natural Sciences, BEAM

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 questions, including 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.

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.

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