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Join us for our 5th annual day of workshops and advice dedicated to your career planning needs across the career spectrum. Alumni, employers and career services professionals will present on a variety of topics through panels and skill-building workshops.  Lunch will be served.  This event is open to current graduate/professional students and postdoctoral scholars.

8:30 am                Check in and Continental Breakfast                                        Michael Hooker Research Center Atrium

8:55 am                Welcome and Opening Keynote - Brian Kight, The R Factor               Rosenau 133            
                                http://www.focus3organizationalculture.com/about-us/brian-kight

9:45 am                Break

10:00 am              Session One – choose from
                                Room assignments will be available in the program the day of the event

  1. CV/Resume Development - Brian Rybarczyk, PhD. UNC Graduate School                                                                                                                              
  2. Networking  -Jeff Sackaroff, University Career Services            
  3. Interviewing for Positions Across the Career Spectrum  Emily Gomez, Christy Dunston, University Career Services                                                                      
  4. Negotiating the Job Offer  -Elizabeth Wallencheck, Alumni Career Services, Kenan-Flagler Business School                                                                                                                            
  5. Creating and Carrying Out Your Career Strategy - Patrick Brandt, PhD, UNC Training Program for Biomedical and Biological Sciences                                                                                      
  6. The Job Search:  Considerations for International Students and Scholars - Amanda Mills, UNC Office of International Students and Scholars and Lori Haight, School of Information and Library Science

11:00 am              Break

11:15 am              Session Two – choose from

  1. Cover Letters- Brian Rybarczyk, PhD. UNC Graduate School                                                                                                                               
  2. Networking  -Jeff Sackaroff, University Career Services            
  3. Interviewing for Positions Across the Career Spectrum - Emily Gomez,  Christy Dunston, University Career Services                                                                      
  4. Negotiating the Job Offer - Elizabeth Wallencheck, Alumni Career Services, Kenan-Flagler Business School                                                                  
  5. Creating and Carrying Out Your Career Strategy - Patrick Brandt, PhD, UNC Training Program for Biomedical and Biological Sciences                                                                                      
  6. Resume Rescue (continues to 1:15)                                                                                                 

12:15 pm              Lunch                                                                                                                                                                    

1:15 pm    Cookies and conversation                                                                                                                           
Get some refreshments and meet informally in roundtable discussions with professionals.  There will be opportunities to practice your introductions with multiple individuals from several fields.

2:15 pm                Session Three – choose from

  1. Job Hunting for Positions Beyond the Tenure Track – STEM fields - Melanie Sinche                                                    
  2. Job Hunting for Positions Beyond the Tenure Track – Humanities/Social Sciences -
  3. Paula Wishart
  4. Choosing the Right Postdoc - Sibby Anderson-Thompkins, PhD   & Postdoctoral Associate(s)                                                                                                                               
  5. Beyond the Degree:  Identifying your human capital -  Jacquie Gist
    (especially for master’s students)

3:45 pm                Closing Remarks – goal setting exercise                                                                                       Rosenau 133

  Location: Michael Hooker Research Center - SPH
  Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015
  Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  Sponsor: The Graduate School - UCS, OPA, TIBBS
  Price: $15.00
  Pay Methods:  Credit Card
     
  For more information, contact the event administrator: Brian Rybarczyk brybar@email.unc.edu

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