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February 2017

  • Feb 2 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

    We’ve had many conversations on diversity and inclusion many of which have predominately been reactive to events that attacked our values of community. Our values embrace a diversity of opinions, ideas, experiences and identities – e.g., class, race, gender, political perspectives, religion, and sexual orientation. Developing a space for diversity means also discussing when these intersectional identities come into conflict with each other.

  • Feb 3 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    This multidisciplinary panel of doctoral students will share insights from their dissertation writing journeys. Panelists will discuss their own writing processes, the challenges they encountered, and the strategies and resources they used (or wish they had used) to complete their dissertations.

  • Feb 3 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Are you a Ph.D. student that is interested in maximizing your job search, gaining experience, or would like to enhance your professional brand through an additional online resource? If so, then the University Career Center (UCC) Handshake appointments are a great resource for you. Come meet with UCC staff to learn more about how to effectively use Handshake to meet you career goals.

  • Feb 3 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Dean Carol A. Fierke will be holding “Brown Bag Dean’s Office Hours” for student walk-in meetings. No appointment is necessary.

  • Feb 8 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Please join Rackham alums Kate and Tom Kush for lunch and a conversation about career exploration.

  • Feb 10 2017 - 8:30am to 10:30am

    Grab some coffee and a bagel and meet the new Academic Program Managers for Rackham graduate student programs. Laura Schram, as the Director of Professional and Academic Development, and Emma Flores-Scott, as the Director of Recruitment and Engagement, will be introducing the new members of their teams who will be running student engagement, career exploration, and recruitment activities for Rackham.

  • Feb 13 2017 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

    You've prepared a great resume, practiced interviewing, but do you know how to negotiate the job offer? Come to this workshop and learn how to prepare for this important process in your job search. Topics include the employer's perspective and the steps in negotiating the offer.

    Pre-registration is required at

  • Feb 15 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Do you struggle with identifying the skills and strengths that you have gained through academic and professional experiences? Articulating transferable skills and strengths is a key part of the career development process. Come and learn from the University Career Center about how to effectively identify your skill-set using the NACE Career Readiness Competencies.

  • Feb 17 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Do you plan to work in the United States after finishing your degree? This program is designed to help international students maximize their chances of finding employment in the U.S. We'll discuss interview preparation, resume writing, cross-cultural issues, networking, and ways to identify appropriate opportunities.

  • Feb 17 2017 - 5:15pm to 6:45pm

    Administrators and faculty will talk about the recent Executive Order and its implications for students and scholars, share information and recommendations, and answer questions. Follow this link if you would like to submit a question anonymously.

  • Feb 20 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

    In this workshop participants will learn how to identify funding sources, craft an effective narrative, and to avoid common pitfalls in grant writing. We will also discuss the grant life cycle and when to submit. Much of the workshop will be spent answering audience questions, so prepare them in advance.

  • Feb 23 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Pre-registration is required at

    Co-sponsored by Rackham Student Government and Rackham Professional and Academic Development.

  • Feb 24 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Are you interested in connecting with other U-M Ph.D. students and creating a sense of community over lunch? If so, the PhriDay Meet-Ups are a great place for you to connect with fellow doctoral students, as well as Rackham and University Career Center staff who support students in their academic and professional development. Lunch will be served.