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March 2017

  • Mar 2 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.

  • Mar 7 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Are you planning on going into the job market soon? Did you know that 92% of companies (including colleges and universities) use or plan to use social media to recruit? Many graduate students have a love/hate relationship with social media. They know they “have to do it,” that it’s the “right thing to do,” but is it necessary in higher education? What if you are planning to go the faculty tenure route - is it really necessary?

  • Mar 7 2017 - 7:30pm

    The 25th Wallenberg Medal will be awarded to civil rights lawyer and social rights activist Bryan Stevenson. Stevenson founded the Equal Justice Initiative in 1989 in Montgomery, Alabama, which guarantees a legal defense to every inmate on death row in the state. He has handled hundreds of death row appeals and challenged institutionalized biases in the criminal justice system against the poor and minorities. He argued the 2012 Miller v.

  • Mar 9 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Do you have questions about taxes? This session will provide you with information on basic tax issues such as rules regarding scholarship, fellowships, earning money in multiple states, and informational resources.

    Pre-registration is required at

  • Mar 10 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.

  • Mar 10 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Need help with your federal taxes? Come to the presentation and get your questions answered. This workshop is specifically designed for F-1 and J-1 international students and scholars.

    To register for this workshop, e-mail

    Important: Food and drinks are not allowed in the Amphitheatre.

  • Mar 10 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    The most important part about negotiating a startup package is to realize that it's not only about the money! It's about getting your career launched as quickly and effectively as possible. This workshop will help you think about you want and what you *really* need in your first faculty position. You will walk away understanding what you should negotiate for and how to do so effectively.

  • Mar 14 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

    Featuring "A Thousand Cuts" a CRLT Players Performance: Responding to Student Climate Concerns

    Though U-M aspires to cultivate a climate that is welcoming to the members of our diverse student, faculty, and staff bodies, we know that the experiences of many in our community don't always align with these aspirations.

    In this CRLT Players session, participants will:

  • Mar 15 2017 - 11:30am to 1:30pm

    Please join us in the Rackham lobby for our fourth annual GRADitude at Rackham event. Come for lunch and write a thank you note to alumni donors who give back to Rackham to support graduate students.

    Pre-registration is required at

  • Mar 15 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

    In this session, the presenter will discuss how to begin defining your career options, formulating goals and adjusting your mindset for a successful and satisfying career in science. The participants will develop an appropriation of career management as an intentional, highly engaging and fun process. The speaker will offer a framework on how to package one’s thoughts and ideas for a successful career.

  • Mar 15 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

    This workshop specifically designed for graduate students, and presented by CAPS counselors, will focus on cultivating an understanding of the Art of Sleep and Restfulness. The workshop will examine some of the myths about sleep and rest, identify factors that contribute to sleep difficulties and fatigue, and help students learn how to apply strategies to fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly.

  • Mar 16 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Are you interested in learning how to effectively connect with colleagues and prospective employers? If so, this integrative workshop will help you to develop a strong pitch that can be used in the networking opportunities. Come and: a) learn about the process of networking, b) understand who is in your network, and c) understand University Career Center networking resources.

  • Mar 18 2017 - 9:00am to 2:30pm

    Students of Color of Rackham (SCOR) are bringing together students of color, allies, and local police and security officers for a day of dialogue, workshops, and community building. The event is a collaboration between graduate students, undergraduates, the UMPD, and the U-M DPSS, and everyone is invited. Workshops will address U-M’s new Special Victim’s Unit, students' legal rights, the anatomy of a traffic stop, and more.

  • Mar 22 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Representatives from the Michigan Department of the Treasury will explain the State of Michigan tax form to international students and scholars. This workshop is specifically designed for F-1 and J-1 international students and scholars. It will not help permanent residents or U.S. citizens. Individual assistance will be available after the presentation.

  • Mar 22 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

    Representatives from the Michigan Department of the Treasury will explain the State of Michigan tax form to international students and scholars. This workshop is specifically designed for F-1 and J-1 international students and scholars. It will not help permanent residents or U.S. citizens. Individual assistance will be available after the presentation.

  • Mar 22 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

    Change it Up! brings bystander intervention skills to the University of Michigan community for the purpose of building inclusive, respectful and safe communities. It is based on a nationally recognized four-stage bystander intervention model that helps individuals intervene in situations that negatively impact individuals, organizations, and the campus community.

  • Mar 23 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    As students, difficult conversations are a regular part of our social and academic experiences; however, they don’t need to be difficult. There are many things that make difficult conversations challenging – assumptions, emotions, power, etc. This workshop will introduce you to concepts of preparing for conversations and set you on a path to develop skills to address common barriers to productive dialogue.

  • Mar 23 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

    Presenter: Michael S. Melfi J.D., M.B.A., Attorney and Entrepreneur

    Ever heard of entrepreneurship? Ever wondered what it entails? In this workshop, Michael S. Melfi will introduce international graduate students to the concept of entrepreneurialism and what it means to have the identity of an Entrepreneur and ultimately Be Investable. Food will be provided.

  • Mar 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? 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.

  • Mar 28 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

    Many graduate students struggle with a lack of confidence and impostor syndrome. This workshop is designed to share the framework of positive mindset, and will provide research-based strategies on the power of positive thinking and overcoming performance anxiety. This event is open to all international students. Dinner will be served.

  • Mar 29 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    As the percentage of college students with children and other nontraditional students (NTS) increases, U-M staff and faculty will need to know how best to serve this diverse population. Workshop panelists will highlight the special challenges facing nontraditional students and inform attendees of the university policies, resources and community supports available to address them.

  • Mar 30 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Are you having a hard time synthesizing your academic experiences in hopes of landing a job outside of academia? The process of crafting a strong resume can often be difficult for graduate students. This workshop is a hands-on opportunity for graduate students to learn how to effectively develop a resume, using the foundation that they have laid with information from their CV.

    Facilitator: Chelsea Moore