Professional Development for Graduate Students – September 2019

September 2019 Professional Development Opportunities:

Overcoming Academic Perfectionism

Thursday, September 12, 1:00–2:30pm (online event)
This NCFDD webinar will discuss the causes and consequences of perfectionism, features of academic life that may exacerbate it, and how to find real satisfaction in the writing process.

Activate your free membership and access the webinar here:

Connecting with Mentors for Career Search Success Beyond the Tenure Track

Tuesday, September 17, 11:30am–1:00pm

Designed to help PhD graduates explore the broad career landscape and employment opportunities across sectors, this session will include a panel of PhDs in diverse professions, discussion of the importance of identifying mentors in potential career fields, and other supports and tips for careers beyond the tenure track.

Register here:

Top 5 Tips for Launching Your Career Beyond the Tenure Track

Tuesday, September 24, 11:30am–1:00pm

With experience working in business, government, non-profit, and non-tenure track academic jobs, the presenter will offer advice on the skills, opportunities, and questions to ask yourself when searching for a career beyond the tenure track that aligns with your values.

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Please see the Graduate School Events Calendar for a campus-wide list of professional development events for graduate students:

This post was authored by Kristi Hammond on 09/06/2019.