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PhD Unlimited


PhD Unlimited is a series of speakers, workshops, and other events focused on the growing need for career training for PhDs that goes beyond the expectation of tenure-track academia.
Programming focuses on “alternative-academic,” or “alt-ac” careers, from academic administrator positions, to writing and researching, to management positions at non-profits and NGOs.

Launched in the spring of 2014, this initiative helps graduate students explore all of their options and provides them with resources for how to negotiate a life outside of the academy when they finish their degrees.

Check below for upcoming events in this series, or follow the DHI on Twitter (@DavisHumanities) for updates and postings on alt-ac opportunities:

PhD Unlimited Events, 2016-17

Tuesday, October 25 : Creating a Digital Identity w/ Dr. Andy Jones

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? Dr. Andy Jones, a lecturer in the University Writing Program, Academic Associate Director of Academic Technology Services, and Poet Laureate of the City of Davis, will talk about the benefits of establishing an online presence. Dr. Jones should know as someone who maintains 5 different websites and active social media feeds.

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

Tuesday, November 29: “Crafting a Teaching Statement”

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

Kem Saichaie Ph.D., Associate Director of the Center for Educational Effectiveness, will guide you through a workshop presentation on best practices for articulating your approach to teaching.

Winter quarter events in the series approach building networks across the University of California for careers outside/alongside the academy and guidance on how to optimize your conference experience.

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

Tuesday, January 31: Developing Your Research Project Toward Diverse Career Paths

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

Meg Sparling, a doctoral candidate in English at UC Davis and a member of the Humanists@Work Advisory Committee, will talk about the UC Humanists@Work initiative and ways that students can develop a research project that connects you to diverse career paths.

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

Tuesday, February 28: Conferencing 101!

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

From preparation and networking to turning a conference paper into an article submission, Paul Reitter, Director of the Humanities Institute at The Ohio State University will lead you through best practices to make the most out of the academic conference.

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

 

Save the date for these events in the spring quarter – presenter details to come as the date approaches.

  • Tuesday, April 24: Crafting a Resume and CV
  • Tuesday, May 30: Navigating the (local) Job Markets

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

This page was last updated: January 9, 2017

 

 

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