Events Calendar

Browse our interactive workshops to find evidence-based resources and tools for professional and career development.

These offerings are developed in collaboration with campus partners, including the Graduate School, the Faculty Innovation Center, and various departments. In addition to our suite of foundational skill and career preparation programs, Texas Career Engagement develops workshops by department and graduate student request. If you are interested in a workshop for your department or group, please contact Annie Maxfield.

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Professional Development Workshops

CV Writing 101

Learn how to articulate your academic accomplishments within the specific conventions of the academic CV. We will also explore the possibilities for tailoring and persuasively positioning elements within the CV to match certain academic opportunities including fellowships. Finally, we will reframe the CV as a tool and “to-do” list that indicates areas where scholars can bolster aspects of their scholarly identity with intentionality as they progress through their training.

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Career Exploration and Preparation Workshops

Networking Online: Developing Professional Relationships

In this interactive virtual workshop you will learn how to create, manage, and activate your network online. Graduate students will learn how to effectively identify and approach potential professional contacts. You will leave the workshop with specific strategies to immediately implement to establish a strong network of advocates.

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LinkedIn for Diverse Career Paths

As public scholarship and diverse career paths increase, LinkedIn is perhaps the strongest platform for creating a professional presence in and beyond the academy. This session presents strategies for using LinkedIn as a professional tool for job-seekers, researchers, scholars, and educators looking to keep their options open while conveying the value of advanced-degree training to a broad public.

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Job Search and Application Workshops

PhD Job Search in Government, Industry, and Nonprofit Workshop

Learn about a variety of job search skills and techniques within industry, nonprofit, and government sectors, including how to conduct a skills-based search, facilitate employer connections, and target positions for optimal results.

  • Part I: Targeting
  • Part II: Planning
  • Part III: Executing
  • Part IV: Tailoring
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  • Job Search Organization Spreadsheet

Academic Job Search Workshop

Learn about the different types of academic institutions, ways to approach an academic job search, selecting institution types based on your skills and interests, assessing what the institution is looking for, and how to tailor your application package.

  • Part I: Types of Institutions
  • Part II: Identifying Fit
  • Part III: Applying
  • Part IV: Managing the Search
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Academic Job Search Panel

Learn how to navigate the job search at research, teaching, and private institutions from an Associate Dean, Associate Professor, and Associate Provost.

  • Part I: Research, Service, and Teaching Expectations
  • Part III: Identifying Institutional Expectations
  • Part III: Most Important Document
  • Part IV: Advice for Applicants

Job Search for International Graduate Students Workshop

Designed to help international graduate students prepare and create a job search strategy for finding and applying for positions in the US job market.

  • Part I: Hiring Process in the U.S.
  • Part II: Researching
  • Part III: Networking
  • Part IV: Communication
  • Part V: Employment Authorization Information
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Polishing Your CV: Humanities and Social Sciences

This online, interactive session will address the nuances of CV writing specifically in Humanities and Social Sciences fields and how to frame your research, teaching and service accomplishments for different types of institutions and audiences.

  • Polishing Your CV: Humanities and Social Sciences

Polishing Your CV: STEM

This online, interactive session will address the nuances of CV writing specifically in STEM fields and how to frame your research, teaching and service accomplishments for different types of institutions and audiences.

  • Part 1: Demonstrating Institutional Fit
  • Part 2: Elements of a CV
  • Part 3: Search Committee Perspective

The Academic Cover Letter

Description: This session addresses the purpose of the cover letter, its format and necessary contents, along with tips on how to avoid common mistakes and missteps in order to provide the search committee the best first impression. Attendees will leave this session with clearly identified content to include and a concrete outline of their cover letters.

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Writing a Compelling Resume

In this virtual workshop, you will learn how to write a resume describing your graduate school experiences that is compelling to employers. You will be able to identify the format and components of a resume, tailor your resume to a job description, and communicate your graduate school experiences and skills to a broad audience by emphasizing your accomplishments.

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Navigating the Virtual Interview

Learn about the variety of ways interviews can take place virtually, what to expect, how to create a sense of connection electronically, and tips to make your interview seamless.

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