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Finding Your Fit: How to Explore Career Options with Your Graduate Degree [Registration required]

Feeling overwhelmed by the idea of choosing a career after graduation or following your postdoctoral appointment? Learn how to design an effective method for exploring, evaluating and deciding on the next steps in your career. No matter where you are in the career decision-making process, this workshop can help you!

Sponsored by Duke University Career Center, The Graduate School, Office of Postdoctoral Services

Graduate Student Career Milestones

Interview Practice for Graduate Students and Postdocs [Registration required]

Whether conducted in-person, virtually, or via phone, interviews are a time to tell your story while clearly conveying your skills, interest and overall fit for a specific position and organization. In this workshop, you will learn useful strategies to prepare responses and practice answering some of the most common interview questions while receiving constructive feedback. We will practice behavioral style questions, not case or technical interview questions.

Effective Networking for Graduates Students and Postdocs [Registration required]

We have all heard that networking is essential for your career but many of us aren't sure how to go about it effectively. In this workshop, you will learn strategies to help you network more successfully in the U.S. across all types of industries, including academia. We will practice using online tools to make contact with new people and to also maintain your relationships over time.
Please bring a laptop or smart device to make the most of this workshop.

Sponsored by Duke University Career Center, The Graduate School,
Office of Postdoctoral Services

Cover Letter Writing for Graduate Students and Postdocs [Registration required]

Cover letters are very common in the U.S. and provide you with an opportunity to communicate why you are interested and how you can contribute to the organization's success. In this workshop, you will discover what employers are really looking for, how to analyze a job description and create a persuasive cover letter. The focus of this session will be on non-faculty positions.
Please bring a paper copy of your cover letter draft in order to polish it and get immediate feedback.

Preparing for Career Fairs and Employer Events for Graduate Students and Postdocs [Registration required]

Career fairs and employer events are great opportunities to explore career opportunities, practice your communication skills and network with recruiters and hiring managers. Preparation is key in order to have a successful experience. This interactive workshop will focus on the strategies and tools you can incorporate in order to prepare for these events and stand out as a candidate.

Sponsored by Duke University Career Center, The Graduate School, Office of Postdoctoral Services

Graduate Student Career Milestones

NC Master's & Doctoral Career Fair [Registration required]

Duke University, in partnership with NC State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC-Charlotte, UNC-Greensboro, and Wake Forest University, will host the 18th Annual NC Master's and Doctoral Career Fair at the UNC-Chapel Hill Friday Center. The fair is open to advanced-degree alumni, candidates, and postdocs in all disciplines who have two years or less to completion of their master's degree, Ph.D., or postdoctoral appointment.

Fall Career Fair

Duke University Career Center is hosting a big, general industries career fair on campus this September. More than 100 global and local companies are expected to send representatives to this event from industries like business, technology, education, nonprofit, and government. All students are encouraged to attend.

**No registration required

For a full list of employers attending the fair, check out the Duke Digital Career Fair Guide!

Academic Job Market - Materials Bootcamp: Research, Teaching, and Diversity Statements [Registration required]

Will you be on the job market this year? Summer is a great time to start preparing your materials and get feedback on drafts. Even if you haven't written a teaching statement before, we'll discuss the basics of structure, content, and formatting and leave the majority of time for editing and feedback.

*Graduate students register by clicking More Event Information below.
Postdocs register at https://tinyurl.com/y3f783en.

Academic Job Market - Materials Bootcamp: Cover Letters [Registration required]

Will you be on the job market this year? Summer is a great time to start preparing your materials and get feedback on drafts. Even if you haven't written a single cover letter before, we'll discuss the basics of structure and formatting, how to tailor the letter for different institutions, and leave the majority of time for editing and feedback.

*Graduate students register by clicking More Event Information below.
Postdocs register at https://tinyurl.com/y6cvpc5e.

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