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The Chemistry of Art

The Departments of Art & Art History and Chemistry at Stanford University present The Chemistry of Art. During this special event, faculty, staff and students from the Stanford Libraries and the Departments of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Art & Art History, and Physics Engineering will come together to give presentations that explore the integration of science with the arts. Please join us at 2:30pm on Friday, October 19th in the Sapp Center for Science Teaching & Learning. A reception will follow.

NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART: Lessons in Courage, Power, & Persistence

Few people have sat across from the Iranians and the North Koreans at the negotiating table. WENDY SHERMAN has done both. During her time as the lead US negotiator of the historic Iran nuclear deal and throughout her distinguished career, Ambassador Sherman has amassed tremendous expertise in the most pressing foreign policy issues of our time.

Thursday English Afternoons (T.E.A.)

Join us on Thursdays from 4:00-5:30pm in the Hume Center (Building 250 - Room 102).

The Hume Center’s oral communication and writing tutors are available to support general conversation skills. They offer tips on cross-cultural differences including American idioms, basic skills in communicating in class, and an introduction to academic speaking. You’ll have the opportunity to refine your English skills by talking with tutors and other multilingual learners.

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.

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. This workshop will review content, deconstructing the purpose and elements of a cover letter for applications to jobs outside of academia. We will then share drafts to get feedback on revisions. Please bring a job description for a position that you would like to apply to, as well as 3 copies of the draft cover letter and 3 copies of the draft resume that would comprise your job application.

Academic Job Search: Writing an Effective Diversity Statement (PhDs & Postdocs)

More and more institutions ask for a diversity statement as part of their faculty application package. An effective diversity statement gives a perspective on your past, present, and future aspirations and contributions to promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity in your career. Experienced career coach Yuree Soh, will help you articulate your commitment to inclusion and diversity in your work as a faculty member: through teaching, mentoring, outreach and research. We will look at examples of successful statements and start drafting your own.

Creating Your 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.

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