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Career Accelerator: Connect, Communicate, and Translate Your Academic Skills into Diverse Careers: Session 1

This interactive, two-session workshop provides tools and processes for PhD students to identify and communicate professional interests and transferable skills for careers beyond the professoriate. You will explore your interests and skills, translate your current experiences to audiences outside of academia, and initiate a plan to develop professional connections. You will work out your ideas in conversation with your graduate peers. The workshop will be especially useful for students who are early in their exploration of careers. 

Fellows Forum: Communicating Effectively with Your Advisor

Your relationship with your faculty advisor is an essential part of your graduate school experience. Learn practical skills and discover resources to help you communicate effectively and resolve issues with your faculty advisor.

Helen J. Doyle, PhD, associate vice provost for graduate education, VPGE


This interactive workshop will be followed by dinner and networking.

Negotiation Matters: Application Deadline

Learn how to negotiate with colleagues, bosses, partners, friends, clients, and many others. 

Through a dynamic mix of theory, demonstration, and practice, this two-session workshop provides a solid foundation for more principled, persuasive, and successful negotiation in a variety of contexts.

Negotiation Matters will take place on the following two Tuesdays: Feb. 4 & 11 from 4 - 8 PM. Due to the workshop's interactive format, full participation in both sessions is required.

Academic Chats: New Faculty Stress and What You Can Really Do About It

*Session topic has changed. Originally was University Leadership: The Role of the Department Chair, Dean, Provost, and Others", which will now be held on May 19th.*

As a new faculty member, you need to balance multiple demands and professional responsibilities, often at the same time you are setting up your life in a new place.  What are some strategies to balance your teaching, research and service responsibilities while maintaining a healthy work-life balance?

Guests Speakers:

Fellows Forum: Time Mastery: Strategies That Promote Productivity

Time management is a challenge in graduate school when you’re balancing coursework, teaching, research, and/or dissertation writing. In this workshop, you’ll learn tools and methods for planning effectively and working with focus. Learn to tailor strategies for planning your quarter, for planning a balanced week, and for setting up your workspace, resulting in greater focus, motivation, and productivity.

Nicholas Santascoy, PhD, academic coach, Center for Teaching and Learning

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


This interactive workshop will be followed by dinner and networking.


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