Professional Development Calendar

March 29: Networking Workshop

Networking Workshop
Thursday, March 29, 2018
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Rosemary Gellene room
Medical Science Building
185 South Orange Avenue
Newark, NJ  07103

Networking is the #1 word we hear in every career event - long-lasting connections will very likely help you land on that job interview. In this workshop, Ashley Rae Kark will teach us "the art of networking" and how to make the best impression. Topics include: introduction, business cards, thank you notes, and more. Masters and doctoral students, as well as postdocs are welcome to this event.

Please register here. For more information, contact Doreen Badheka.



April 5: Writing a Resume & CV for Graduate Students

Writing a Resume & CV for Graduate Students
Thursday, April 5, 2018 • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Busch Student Center, Career & Interview Center

Your resume and cover letter are important tools needed to strategically present your qualifications as a graduate student seeking employment or other advanced opportunities. Addressing the needs of the reader while displaying appropriate credentials is the key balance to strike in these documents. This workshop will cover important basic strategies to effectively structure each of these documents as it pertains to a variety of disciplines and career fields. We will also present content on how to maximize your documents to appeal towards diverse target audiences, and considerations you should make when using these documents for academia and/or the workforce.

Register here. Contact Paola Dominguez for questions.  



April 5: Career preparation, Advice and Resources for Grad Students

Career preparation:  Advice and Resources for Grad Students
April 5, 2018 Thursday; 4:30pm to 6:00pm,
Livingston Student Center 111
84 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Piscataway Township, NJ 08854

Thinking about life after grad school?  This workshop will tell you about NEW resources available at the School of Graduate Studies and Career Services to help you prepare for and get a job, in or outside academia.  We will share advice from our own Rutgers alums who have moved on to successful careers outside academics.  Lots of opportunity for your questions. The session will be led by representatives from the Grad School and Career Services.  Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP here. For more information, contact Ramazan Gungor.



April 20: Climbing the Ladder to Success: Promoting Mentoring, Diversity, and Inclusion

Interactive Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows
April 20, 2018
9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Livingston Student Center, Room 202ABC
84 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Join us for an exciting half-day of professional development and networking opportunities. The workshop will promote empowerment, help you develop strategies for more effective mentoring relationships*, and increase your success in winning external funding.

Participants will also navigate the complex issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education and explore resources to support emerging scholars from underrepresented backgrounds.

Register now. Space is limited, and advance registration will ensure you a spot.

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