Monday, April 11, 2016

Life After Grad School: Preparing for Careers

Sponsored by the Graduate Student Congress and the Graduate School

Graduate Career Paths: Campus Resources and Initiatives
Monday, April 18th, 5:00-6:30 p.m.

W. T. Young Library UK Athletics Association Auditorium (w/ refreshments in Gallery)
Come and learn about the array of career resources available to graduate students, as well as some of the new initiatives emerging within colleges and departments.  Following will be an open discussion of needs and ideas for strengthening a culture of career awareness and advising.  This session will be helpful to graduate students as well as faculty and staff who mentor and advise them. 

Preparing Future Faculty
Tuesday, April 19th, 5:30-6:45 p.m.
Thomas Hunt Morgan Biology Building, Room 116
Hear from and interact with a panel of faculty from four types of institutions (research university, regional comprehensive university, private liberal arts, and community college) about the varying distribution of effort (DOE) across teaching, research, and service.  Also learn tips about how to tailor letters of application appropriately and effectively to institutional types, what to expect in interviews, how to hit the ground running in the first year on the faculty job, and the timeline and expectations for tenure and promotion.   

Talents Advertised: How to Sell Your TA Skills in the Non-Academic Job Market
Wednesday, April 20th, 11:00-12:30 p.m.
W. T. Young Library, Room B108C (w/ pizza)
As a graduate teaching assistant, you have mastered a number of dynamic skills that have made you an effective classroom instructor. But what you may not realize is that the same skills you have cultivated as a teaching assistant are transferrable to careers outside of academia. In this interactive workshop, we will identify transferable specific skills you have developed as a teaching assistant and discuss how you can best market these skills for post-academic careers.

Preparing Future Professionals
Wednesday, April 20th, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Thomas Hunt Morgan Biology Building, Room 116
This session will explore careers beyond the faculty job path.  Information on the overall job market statics for PhDs both within and outside academic will be presented. Additionally, panelists will highlight several non-academic career paths  and discuss aspects of career development that have been critical in their success in non-faculty careers.  The concept of transferable skills and their importance to non-academic careers will be discussed.

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