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Networking with Purpose with Rochdi Younsi

Whether you want a career in or outside academia, building a network that can support and advance your research, professional, or personal goals is key.

Throughout his career, Alumni-in-Residence Rochdi Younsi, PhD, has helped numerous students and young professionals align their goals and network with purpose. This workshop will provide students with a framework to understand their own goals and objectives and impart practical networking skills they can apply immediately.

This is a limited capacity event so please sign-up soon. Those who attend the workshop will have an opportunity for a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Younsi.

Event Details:

Thursday, August 12, 2021 | 11 AM Central Time
Social Sciences Research Building Tea Room
1126 East 59th Street, Chicago, Illinois

Zoom option also available.

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Upcoming Events

An inspirational series of events and programming will be announced, including the following:

Coaching for Success: Skills, Talents and Superpowers with Alicia Menanteau

Finding Your Frame: A Motivational Workshop on Putting Your Future in Focus with Pamela Paresky

Disaggregating Your Skills from Your Knowledge with Brain Portnoy

Public Voices: Writing for General Audiences with Clay Risen

Approaching the International Academic Job Market with Shali Wu

Past Events

Finding Your Comparative Advantage with Wendy Edelberg

Your interests, experiences, and expertise give you a unique skill set that is valuable in different domains.  Join Alumni-in-Residence Wendy Edelberg, PhD’03 Economics, for a conversation on identifying those skills and ways to give yourself an advantage in navigating and excelling at your professional path.

Geared to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows,
and recent Division alumni

Event Details:

Date: Friday, May 7, 2021
Time: 10 AM Central Time
Location: Zoom

The Zoom link will sent to participants on the morning of the session.

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Pursuing Careers Outside the Academy with David Bholat

Join Alumni-in-Residence, David Bholat, PhD, for a workshop designed to demonstrate how PhD students and recent graduates can draw on their entrepreneurial experience and research skills to find jobs outside the academy. The talk itself will eclectically draw on philosophy and social science research just as David draws on these every day in leading high-performing data science teams.

The workshop will provide participants with a framework for thinking about whether to pursue a career outside the university, tips on finding non-academic jobs, as well as suggestions on navigating the application process, including resume writing and interviewing.

Event Details:

Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Time: 10 AM Central Time
Location: Zoom

The Zoom link will sent to participants on the morning of the session.

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Networking Skills You May Not Know with Alumni-in-Residence Rochdi Younsi and Brian Portnoy

Have you ever wondered how to approach networking? How to present yourself in writing and in person to leave the best impression that could help grow your network and opportunities?

Both Rochdi Younsi and Brian Portnoy, Alumni-in-Residence, have been approached by students and professionals seeking guidance. Join us as they speak about the things they have learned over their careers and common pitfalls individuals make in trying to network and advance their careers. Geared to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and recent alumni of SSD, this session is moderated by Katherine Kinzler, Professor of Psychology.

Event Details:

Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021
Time: 4 PM CST
Location: Zoom

The Zoom link will sent to participants on the morning of the session.

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What I Wish I Knew in Graduate School with Neil Roberts

Graduate School is both challenging and rewarding. How can you get the most out of your graduate school experience and prepare for next steps? What are things you that would be really good to know that could smooth out the journey?

Join us as Professors Neil Roberts (Williams College, Alumni-in-Residence), Jasmin DeJesus (UNC Grennsboro), and Antonio Sotomayor (UIUC) reflect on their experience as graduate students, the students they have mentored, and what would have made their time at graduate school both personally and professionally more rewarding. This session is moderated by Katherine Kinzler, Professor of Psychology and Deputy Dean of the Division of the Social Sciences.

Event Details:

Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2021
Time: 5 PM Central Time
Location: Zoom

The Zoom link will sent to participants on the morning of the session.

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