Event Details
Event Title Future Proofing Your Ph.D.
Location Fetzer Hall room 109
Sponsor The Graduate School
Date/Time 04/10/2015 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
For more information, contact the event administrator: Brian Rybarczyk brybar@email.unc.edu
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This two hour long workshop will discuss alternate academic careers and provide participants with tips to secure employment in these positions. Led by Brenda Bethman Ph.D., Director of the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Women’s Center and founder of Alt-Academix, this highly interactive session provides concrete and immediate assistance for graduate students in any discipline who want to be better prepared to land a job that is both fulfilling and full­-time without leaving the academy. Dr. Bethman will discuss how participants can think about their Ph.D. training in ways that prepare them for a broad range of jobs within the larger university environment. This workshop is designed for any graduate student at UNC interested in alternative academic careers.

Participants will leave the session with:

· a written list of their present (and/or future) academic job skills that can help land them employment in a variety of positions in higher education;

· a set of concrete strategies for ensuring that the completion of their graduate training will provide them with multiple career options;

· an applied understanding of the differences between administrative and research/teaching positions;

· a greater awareness of the broad range of employment offerings available to graduate students;

· and a greater awareness of the language used in applying for non-teaching academic positions.

This workshop is sponsored by UNC Leadership Development Scholars, Charlotte Fryar (PhD Student in American Studies) and Sertanya Reddy (PhD Student in Geography).

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