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Graduate Education Week

A collaboration between MU Graduate Studies and the MU Graduate Professional Council (GPC), Graduate Education Week (or “Grad Ed Week”) is held annually in the fall semester. The 2018 theme is Career Exploration, and consists of the following schedule of events:

Monday, October 8
Dr. Karen Kelsky from The Professor Is In; all sessions on this day will be held in Stotler III, Memorial Union

  • 9:00 – 10:00am, Workshop #1: Advising for Advisors: Preparing Your Ph.D.s for the Job Hunt
    What graduate advisors and programs need to do right now to help their students, the most common Ph.D./grad school advising pitfalls, preparing Ph.D.s for non-academic work, and the best resources for grad school/Ph.D. advisors.
  • 11:00am – Noon, Workshop #2: Hacking the Academic Job Market
    Close examination of all aspects of the job search, the real conditions of the job market, what search committees look for, how to build a competitive record, and how to articulate that record in job documents and interviews.
  • 2:00 – 3:00pm, Workshop #3: Preparing for the Non-Academic Career
    Explains strategies for non-academic job hunting, and the emotional and logistical barriers that often inhibit Ph.D.s from trying.

Tuesday, October 9

  • 10:30am – Noon: Professional headshots
    S218 at the Sinclair School of Nursing. Photographer Nichole Clark
  • 11:00am – Noon: HireMizzouTigers/Handshake demonstration
    Stotler II, Memorial Union. Presented by Laura Pieter, MU Career Center
  • 1:00 – 2:30pm: First Impressions Workshop
    S203 Memorial Union (Arvarh E. Strickland Room). Presented by Kate Busselle, Department of Theatre
  • 5:00 – 6:00pm: Graduate Professional Council (GPC) Mixer
    The Shack, MU Student Center

Wednesday, October 10

  • 10:30 – 12:30: Professional headshots
    First floor conference room, Lowry Hall. Photographer Jordan Yount
  • TBA: CV Docs

Thursday, October 11

  • 3:30 – 4:30pm: Salary/Benefit Negotiation
    2-43 Ag Building. Presented by Matt Arri, Career Services

Friday, October 12

  • 10:00am – 11:00am: Donuts and DGS/Grad Faculty Panel: Job search Q&A
    Alumni/Faculty Lounge, S304 Memorial Union
    Join us for an information conversation about the job search process with select Directors of Graduate Studies (DGS) and graduate faculty, hearing their perspective from working with students from various disciplines for academic and non-academic job searches
    Panelists: Colleen Colaner, Communication; Dennis Miller, Psychology; Jeni Hart, Graduate Studies and ELPA