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Career Advancement Series

Here you will find workshops offered during the 2018-2019 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

Professional Communication for International Graduate Students Sept. 12, 6-7pm (In Person)
Sept. 13, 6-7pm (Online)
Your First U.S. Job Sept. 26, 4-5pm (In Person)
Sept. 27, 4-5pm (Online)
Researching Prospective Employers Oct. 2, 4-5 pm (In Person)
Oct. 4, 6-7 pm (Online)
Building a Powerful Presence on LinkedIn Oct. 8, 6-7pm (Online)
Oct. 10, 6-7pm (In Person)
Techniques for Effective Networking Oct. 10, 4-5pm (In Person)
Oct. 11, 6-7pm (Online)
Publishing Your First Article Oct. 16, 3-4pm (In Person)
Assess Yourself for Careers and Wellness Oct. 23, 12:30-1:30pm (In Person)
Online Career Resources Ongoing
Recommended Reading Ongoing


Professional Communication for International Graduate Students

This workshop will focus on creating positive first impressions in a professional setting. Participants will have opportunities to practice the essential elements of professional introductions, from shaking hands to making appropriate small talk. Special attention will be paid to navigating  American cultural norms in a professional context.

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Your First U.S. Job

For international graduate students, navigating the road to employment in the United States can be tricky. How and when should you talk to a prospective employer about potential H-1B sponsorship? How do you negotiate a start date with a prospective employer if your work authorization is still in process? And how can you avoid common problems faced by international students as they transition from graduate school to their first job? This workshop addresses these and other frequently asked questions relevant to international graduate students seeking employment in the United States after graduation.

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Researching Prospective Employers

Wondering how to land a career that fits your unique strengths? With so many options out there, how can you sort through the information overload and find an employer that's right for you? This workshop will provide you with tools for assessing your strengths, researching prospective employers, and analyzing potential job fit.

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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.

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Techniques for Effective Networking

Networking is an important part of professional life, whether you're looking for a job, enhancing your professional impact, or mentoring others. Growing your network requires a concerted effort to be open to new connections and willing to foster them. In this workshop, you will learn concrete strategies for meeting new people in your field, you will learn how you can provide value to others through networking, and you will troubleshoot the most common fears associated with networking.

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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-reviewed 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, UTA Libraries. 

This event has already occurred. Click here to access a video of the workshop. 


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, the Director of Graduate Career Services at 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, October 23, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Caddo Room, The Commons

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Previous Events in this Series



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.

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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. 

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