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Career Advancement Series

Here you will find workshops offered during the 2018-2019 academic year that will help you prepare for and develop your career. Want to learn more about career resources for graduate students? Click here to sign up for the latest e-mail updates.

Career Advancement Series At-A-Glance

Preparing for the Unexpected Jan. 28, 6-7pm (Online)
Jan. 30, 3-4pm (In Person)
Resume Preparation for Graduate Students Feb. 4, 6-7pm (Online)
Feb. 6, 3-4pm (In Person)
Interview Skills for Graduate Students Feb. 11, 6-7pm (Online)
Feb. 12, 2-3pm (In Person)
Your First U.S. Job Feb. 19, 6-7pm (Online)
Feb. 21, 2-3pm (In Person)
Online Career Resources Ongoing
Recommended Reading Ongoing


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.

Monday, January 28, 6-7 p.m., Online

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Wednesday, January 30, 3-4 p.m., San Saba (UC)

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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.

Monday, February 4, 6-7 p.m., Online

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Wednesday, February 6, 3-4 p.m., San Saba (UC)

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Interview Skills 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. 

Monday, February 11, 6-7 p.m., Online

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Tuesday, February 12, 2-3 p.m., San Jacinto (UC)

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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.

 Tuesday, February 19, 6-7 p.m., Online

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Thursday, February 21, 2-3 p.m., Swift Center 125

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Previous Events in this Series



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.

          This event has already occurred. Please check back for more opportunities.

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. 

This event has already occurred. Please check back for more opportunities. 


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.

This event has already occurred. Please check back for more opportunities.


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. 

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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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