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Quick Bytes: Writing Stellar Fellowship Applications

Working on fellowship applications this quarter? Facing a looming NSF or NIH deadline, or just want to get a jump start on future applications? Get a just-in-time overview of general principles and best practices for writing stellar fellowship applications from a Hume Center writing expert.

Zandra L. Jordan, director, Hume Center for Writing and Speaking

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Cover Letters for Positions Beyond Academia (PhDs & Postdocs)

Your cover letter must briefly and succinctly convey your expertise, experience, and fit to the job search committee. How can you make the most out of this document so that it catches the attention of HR departments? This workshop will deconstruct the cover letter for industry and non-profit job applications, and provide examples of successful ones. This hands-on, interactive workshop led by Erica Cirillo-McCarthy from the Hume Center is geared towards PhDs and Postdocs who are actively looking for positions now or will be in the near future.

Management Consulting Resumes and Cover Letters (PhDs & Postdocs)

Advanced Degree Management Consulting Series Session 4: Management Consulting Resumes and Cover Letters Presented by: Stephanie Eberle, School of Medicine Career Center The program website can be found at: https://biosciences.stanford.edu/current/career/adc-syllabus.html BEAM, the School of Medicine Career Center, and the Stanford Advanced Degree Candidate (ADC) Consulting Club are pleased to host global leaders in the management consulting industry in preparation for the recruiting season for Advanced Degree Ca

PhDs & Postdocs (Natural and Social Sciences) approved CV to Resume: Identify Your Skills and Reframe Your Experiences (PhDs & Postdocs in Humanities & Social Sciences)

Exploring and pursuing careers beyond academia requires identifying and articulating your transferable skills and writing a nonacademic resume. What do we bring to the table as humanities and social science PhDs? How can we articulate our strengths for nonacademic job applications? How can you structure your resume to highlight your experiences? Participants have the chance to index their skills and interests, analyze job ads in the light of transferable skills, begin working on their resumes, and receive feedback on their materials.

Cover Letters for Positions Beyond Academia (PhDs & Postdocs)

Your cover letter must briefly and succinctly convey your expertise, experience, and fit to the job search committee. How can you make the most out of this document so that it catches the attention of HR departments? This workshop will deconstruct the cover letter for industry and non-profit job applications, and provide examples of successful ones. This hands-on, interactive workshop led by Erica Cirillo-McCarthy from the Hume Center is geared towards PhDs and Postdocs who are actively looking for positions now or will be in the near future.

Resume Lab (PhDs & Postdocs in STEM)

This non-academic Resume lab is an interactive meetup for PhD students and postdocs in the STEM fields. It aims to provide you with the opportunity to get feedback on your resume from peers under the guidance of a career coach. The session will begin with some general tips and guidelines about resume, and a large group feedback session on a resume to role model what will be expected in small groups. Once in small groups each person will receive about 10-15 minutes of feedback from 2-3 other peers. A career coach will be available for questions.

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