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Career Advancement Series

Here you will find workshops offered during the 2017-2018 academic year that will help you develop and prepare for your career. Most in-person workshops offered through the Office of Graduate Studies are also held online. If you cannot attend an in-person workshop, then consider registering for one of our online workshops.

Career Advancement Series At-A-Glance

Assess Yourself for Careers and Wellness Feb. 6, 12:30-1:30pm (in person)
Building a Powerful Presence on LinkedIn Feb. 13, 6-7pm (in person)
Feb. 14, 6-7pm (online)
Preparing for the Unexpected Feb. 20, 6-7pm (online)
Feb. 21, 4-5pm (in person)
Interview Workshop for Graduate Students Feb. 21, 6-7pm (in person)
Feb. 22, 6-7pm (online)
Publishing Your First Article Feb. 27, 2-3pm (online)
Versatile PhD Ongoing




Assess Yourself for Careers and Wellness

The first step in finding the right career is to have a strong understanding of your skills, interests, and values. This workshop, led by Rob Pearson from UT Dallas, will engage graduate students in a self-reflective, step-by-step process to answer the big question: What do I want out of my career? The workshop will begin with an open-ended exploratory exercise and conclude with a survey of self-assessment tools available to graduate students. A light lunch will be served to registered participants. 

Tuesday, February 6, from 12:30-1:30pm in Guadalupe, University Center

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Building a Powerful Presence on LinkedIn

With more than 433 million registered users, LinkedIn is the world's largest online social network focused on professional networking. Whether you are interested in promoting your research, growing your professional network, or applying for jobs, a strong profile on LinkedIn is indispensable. This workshop will introduce participants to strategies for building a strong LinkedIn profile and leveraging it to maximize your professional impact.

Tuesday, February 13, from 6-7pm in San Saba, University Center

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Wednesday, February 14, from 6-7pm, Online

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Preparing for the Unexpected: Planning Your Career Through Life's Uncertainties

Are you not sure how to prepare for your future? Are you tired of talking to people who obtained good careers through luck?  How are you supposed to accidentally plan for your future career? In this workshop, we’ll talk about how to plan your career through life’s uncertainties in order to make sure that you’re prepared for future career opportunities.

 Tuesday, February 20, from 6-7pm, Online

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Wednesday, February 21, from 4-5pm, in San Jacinto, University Center

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Interview Workshop for Graduate Students

How do you stand out from other candidates in an interview? How do you convey the skills you've acquired in graduate school to the hiring committee? Attend this workshop in order to learn how to effectively convey the experience and skills you acquired in graduate school for an interview outside the professoriate. 

Wednesday, February 21, from 6-7pm, in San Jacinto, University Center

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Thursday, February 22, from 6-7pm, Online

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Publishing Your First Article

Why should I publish research articles as a grad student? How do I choose where to submit? How does the submission and peer-review process work? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this practical, informative presentation! This workshop is presented by Jody Bailey, Director of Publishing in the UT Arlington Central Library.

Tuesday, February 27, from 2-3pm in Central Library 315A

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The Versatile PhD

Interested in seeing what careers you can apply for with your graduate degree? The Versatile PhD is an online resource that will help you find non-academic careers and prepare for them while you are in graduate school. The website is valuable for students in both master's and doctoral programs. Take a look at the career finder page, which allows you to examine resumes and cover letters that doctoral students used to get their first jobs outside academia. 

Click here for more information.