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Talk Matters: Investigating the Nature of Non-Content Classroom Language

Want to connect and exchange ideas with other aspiring faculty? Would you like to discuss strategies for equitably engaging all students in their learning? Interested in exploring research-based strategies for structuring classes, lab meetings, research talks, and seminars? Join us for this year’s Scientific Teaching Series, hosted by Professor Kimberly Tanner and Professor Jeff Schinske.

Exploring Inclusive Curricula in the College Classroom: Scientist Spotlight Homework Assignments

Want to connect and exchange ideas with other aspiring faculty? Would you like to discuss strategies for equitably engaging all students in their learning? Interested in exploring research-based strategies for structuring classes, lab meetings, research talks, and seminars? Join us for this year’s Scientific Teaching Series, hosted by Professor Kimberly Tanner and Professor Jeff Schinske.

Quick Bytes: Connecting with Invisible Opportunities

Practice the art of informational interviews and make connections with other grad students in this preview of the popular d.school course, Designing the Professional.

Kathy Davies, lecturer and managing director, d.life Lab

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Join the virtual session at 12PM on Thurs., Apr. 23 via Zoom. A Zoom meeting link will be emailed to you once you register for the session.

Quick Bytes: How Informational Interviews Can Help You Find the Right Career and Land the Job You Want

Informational interviews are the most powerful networking and career exploration tools! In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn the steps for conducting an informational interview, including how to use LinkedIn to identify a potential interviewee and write an introductory email. You'll also learn how to compose a list of highly effective informational interview questions. You’ll leave this workshop feeling confident about holding informational interviews that will help you land the job you want!

Career Accelerator: Connect, Communicate, and Translate Your Academic Skills into Diverse Careers: Session 2

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. 

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. 

Leaders in Higher Education: Three Different Paths to the Same Presidency

Please join us for this very unique, first and only panel presentation by the most recent presidents of Foothill College located in Los Altos Hills, CA (5 miles from Stanford). Foothill’s 5th, 6th, and now 7th presidents will be sharing their personal and professional experiences and how they ended up becoming president of one of the most highly rated community colleges in the country, with a student body larger than Stanford’s. These presidents all are women, from Asian-Pacific Islander ancestry, and from 3rd generation, 1st generation, and recent immigrant backgrounds, respectively.

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