Upcoming Professional Development Workshops and Events – May 2021

Career Conversation Series: 3 Months to Find a Job – Jumpstart Your Job Search

Tuesday, May 11 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM | Negotiation
REGISTER HERE: https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/events/733136
If you’re graduating this spring, it’s time to start planning your career and finding your first job! Building upon the workshop, this highly-interactive career conversation series will help you develop a resume and other application materials, build a job search strategy, teach you interview strategies, and explain how to negotiate your offer.

Career Conversation Series: Career Planning for Humanities & Social Scientists using ImaginePhD

Wednesday, May 12 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM
REGISTER HERE: https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/events/733150

5/12: Life Design – Aligning Your Academic, Career, and Personal Plans

Early and continued career planning has been proven to lead to better career outcomes and expedite time-to-degree for PhD students. In this career conversation series, we’ll be taking a deep dive into ImaginePhD – free software designed for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences – to help you jumpstart your career exploration and develop effective planning habits to get you where you want to go! Join us every week, or for the topics you find valuable, to talk and take part in activities to develop your own career plan.

The PhD Pivot: Successfully making the move from the academic job market to careers in industry, government, and non-profits

Tuesday, May 18 | 5:30 – 7:00 PM
REGISTER HERE: https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/events/733163
Are you a doctoral candidate or postdoctoral scholar considering a non-academic career? Join us for a panel on how to navigate career disruption and prepare for a rewarding career in industry, government or the non-profit sector. Hear from UCLA graduates sharing how and when they realized they were going to pivot from the academic job market and how they launched a non-academic career using their doctoral expertise. This event promises to offer practical guidance, strategies, and inspiration for dealing with a dwindling academic job market while launching a dream career in industry, government, or non-profits!

Jumpstarting the Academic Job Search for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Arts, and Education

Wednesday, May 26 | 3:30 – 5:00 PM

REGISTER HERE: https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/events/733168

Planning to go on the academic job market next fall? Want to be prepared to take full advantage of any opportunities you find posted? Join us for a great conversation with UCLA PhD alumni from the Humanities and Social Sciences to learn more about how to apply for faculty jobs, what to expect from the academic job market, and what the expectations are at different kinds of universities and colleges. We’re particularly excited to bring back alumni who successfully navigated the academic job market during the Great Recession and who promise to share their experiences applying for jobs in a period of economic crisis.

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