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.
Tax Workshop for Graduate Students
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm | Virtual
Resume Review Clinic for Graduate Students and Pos...
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm | 2304 Whitis Avenue, Austin, Texas 78712, United States
Funding Research that Matters - Research Skills fo...
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm | 2304 Whitis Avenue, Austin, Texas 78712, United States
Building Mentor Support Networks: A Black in STEM ...
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm | 2304 Whitis Avenue, Austin, Texas 78712, United States
Demystifying Independent Consulting Part I
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm | 2304 Whitis Avenue, Austin, Texas 78712, United States
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.