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PhD Unlimited


PhD Unlimited is a career development series tailored to the needs of students in the humanities and social sciences interested in meaningful careers inside and outside the academy, from faculty to academic administrator positions, to writing and researching, to management positions at non-profits and NGOs.

Launched in the spring of 2014, the mentorship program helps graduate students explore all of their options and provides them with resources for how to transition to life post-graduation.This monthly series on graduate careers takes a broad approach to professional development tailored to the needs of students in the humanities, arts and humanistic social sciences.

Lunch is provided by the UC Davis Humanities Institute.

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, Oct 31: Grant Writing 101

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: DHI – 228 Voorhies Hall

Get a 360° view of the grant writing process with DHI Associate Director, Dr. Molly McCarthy. Learn about finding the right funders, making a powerful argument for your project, and tuning your application to the selection process.

Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to Becky Wilson at rjwilson@ucdavis.edu

Tuesday, Nov 28: What is Grad Slam, & Why Should I Care?

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: DHI – 228 Voorhies Hall

The impact of your work at UC Davis depends you your ability to speak clearly and engagingly about your research (think of interviews, book proposals, and cocktail parties). Join organizers from this year’s UC Davis Grad Slam for an introduction and workshop on research presentations for the social sciences and humanities.

Because the DHI wants to encourage more graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences to compete in Grad Slam, we are offering $50 Amazon gift cards to doctoral students in eligible humanities and social sciences departments who compete in the campus qualifying round on Feb. 8, 2018. Gift cards are limited, so be sure to RSVP asap. Learn more about the Grad Slam competition here.

Eligible disciplines include: Art, Art History, Comparative Literature, Cultural Anthropology, Communication, Creative Writing, Cultural Studies, Design, Dramatic Art, English, French & Italian, German, History, Linguistics, Music, Performance Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Spanish, and Sociology.

Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to Becky Wilson at rjwilson@ucdavis.edu

Tuesday, Jan 30: Acing the Job Interview

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: DHI – 228 Voorhies Hall

Join us for a discussion about what interviewers look for and how to put your best foot forward. We will talk about interview norms, typical questions and effective strategies for academic and non-academic interviews. We will specifically address how to talk about the your research and teaching experience.

Tuesday, Feb 27: The Fundamentals of Networking

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: DHI – 228 Voorhies Hall

Whether you’re pursuing an academic job or exploring fields outside the academy, building a professional network is an essential ingredient for success. Dr. Marjannie Akintunde, an ICC career advisor for master, Ph.D, and postdoctoral scholars, will walk us through the whys, whens and hows of building strong, meaningful professional relationships.

Tuesday, April 24: Creating a Digital Identity

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: DHI – 228 Voorhies Hall

Do I need my own website? What role can social media play in self-branding? How can an online presence further my career goals, whether academic or non-traditional? Sarah McCullough, Ph.D. alum of UC Davis’ Cultural Studies program and Associate Director of the Feminist Research Institute, will help us consider the big picture of the digital world and how you select the appropriate modes of engagement for your goals, community, and inclinations.

Tuesday, May 29: Exploring the Local Job Market

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: DHI – 228 Voorhies Hall

Geography is a major factor in many job searches. Dr. Teresa Dillinger, academic administrator of professional development programs at the Office of Graduate Studies, will introduce us to a new online tool called ImaginePhD that will help students narrow their job search, according to their own skills, values, and interests, and connect to online job boards.

 

To view information about past events, please see the Archives page.

This page was last updated: February 14, 2018

 

 

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