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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

What Every International Student Should Know About U.S. Employment Aug. 8, 4-5pm (in person)
Planning Your Career Sept. 20, 6-7pm (in person)
Sept. 21, 6-7pm (online)
Publishing Your First Article Sept. 21, 3-4pm (online)
Assess Yourself for Careers and Wellness Sept. 26, 12-1 (in person)
Resume Preparation for Graduate Students Oct. 3, 6-7pm (online)
Oct. 5, 4-5pm (in person)
Building a Powerful Presence on LinkedIn Oct. 11, 6-7pm (online)
Oct. 12, 6-7pm (in person)
Versatile PhD Ongoing




Planning Your Career

Are you interested in learning how to start the process of searching for, preparing for, and applying for careers? In this workshop, we will discuss how to find and prepare for your career using the skills you attained in graduate school in order to stand out from other applicants.

Wednesday, September 20, from 6:00-7:00pm in San Saba, University Center. 

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Thursday, September 21, from 6:00-7:00pm - 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.

Thursday, September 21, from 3:00-4:00pm in Central Library 315A

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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, September 26, from 12:00-1:00pm in Pedernales, University Center.

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Resume Preparation for Graduate Students

Interested in creating a resume that puts you ahead of the other candidates? In this workshop we will discuss how to identify skills you've acquired in graduate school and how to communicate those to potential employers.

Tuesday, October 3, from 6:00-7:00pm - Online

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Thursday, October 5, from 4:00-5:00pm 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.

Wednesday, October 11, from 6:00-7:00pm - Online

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Thursday, October 12, from 6:00-7:00pm 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. 

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What Every International Student Should Know About U.S. Employment

Interested in hearing how H-1B sponsorship happens from the inside?  Dan Beaudry, former head of campus recruiting at Monster.com, shares the potent job search system used by many international students to find U.S. employment. H-1B's are won in ways you likely don't expect.  What you'll discover in this presentation may surprise you:

  • Learn how to secure H-1B sponsorship at companies that have a policy against sponsoring H-1B visas.
  • Learn why 80 percent of open jobs are never advertised - and how to find them before anyone else.
  • Learn why human resources is often an obstacle instead of a conduit to finding a U.S. job-and how to bypass it.
  • Learn why submitting résumés online is not an effective use of your time-and how you can better invest that time.

Find more information about Dan, and The International Student’s Guide to Finding a Job in th United States at www.powerties.net

   

 

     Testimonials: http://www.powerties.net/index.php/testimonials/

   

 

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