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APD Update: Nov 10, 2015

Careers in University Administration for STEM Ph.D.s

November 16-20, 2015 | Online

Versatile PhD will host a free, web-based asynchronous panel discussion on careers in university administration. Interact with panelists throughout the week on the site, or follow the discussion via email. All questions welcome, from the most general to the very specific. Get started at the VPhD access portal (register/login using your U of M x500), and find the discussion in the STEM forum.

Employment-based Visas and Permanent Residency Workshop

November 17, 2015 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | 50 Mondale Hall

An immigration attorney from a local law firm will give an overview of employment-based visa options such as H-1B, O-1, and L-1 visas. The second part of the workshop provides information on the process for becoming a permanent resident through employment. Register

"Killing It" in Three Ways: Workshop Series on Techniques to Improve Presentations

Using Graphic Design to Create Effective Presentations
November 17, 2015 | 3-5 p.m. | 101 Walter Library

Visual information is processed 60,000 times faster than text-based information and accounts for over 90% of the information we perceive. This workshop will provide hands-on experiences in designing visually effective materials for presentation. More information/register

Telling Your Story
November 20, 2015 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (preceded by informal networking, 9:15-10 a.m.) | 140 Nolte 

Let’s be honest, we all loved stories as kids, and we pretty much still do. Bookstore racks aren’t filled with science tomes or policy briefings; they’re filled with novels. Storytelling is an important leadership skill if you are interested in science or policy--or making an impact, whatever your field. This workshop will help you better understand stories and help you get better at telling your own. More information/register

Using Theatrical Techniques to Power Your Presentations
December 1, 2015 | 3-5 p.m. | Multipurpose Room 2, University Recreation & Wellness Center

Discover your inner “actor” and infuse your presentations with dynamic presence and more powerful communication skills. Demystify successful performance, discover creative strategies to bring your ideas to life, and literally “play” your way into more vibrant and evocative presentations through the art of acting! More information/register

One-Credit Career & Job Search Preparation Course for Graduate Students

Tuesdays, January 19 - May 6, 2016 | 5:15-6:30 p.m. | Ruttan Hall 143

This one-credit class will assist any graduate student with his/her job search preparation and career development. The course will primarily focus on job searching for non-academic careers including goal setting, employer research, networking, job searching, resume and CV writing and interviewing, though some class content can be targeted to the academic job search. We recommend taking this course 2-3 semesters prior to graduation. Course # CFAN/APS/DES 5201. Learn more

Webinar: Preparing and Applying for a Postdoc Position

February 24, 2016 | 2 p.m.

Free webinar to help STEM students prepare and apply for postdoctoral positions. Sponsored by the Institute for Broadening Participation, an NSF-funded nonprofit. Register 

Join the Versatile PhD

The U of M subscription to The Versatile PhD is sponsored by The Graduate School. Registration at Versatile PhD is free and can be anonymous; use your U of M X500 upon registration to access subscriber-only content such as the CareerFinder.

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