Grad Guide Weekly Highlights
March 6, 2014
Friday, March 7, 9am - 1:45pm
Ida Noyes Hall, East Lounge
This half-day program is designed to help you think broadly about how you can apply your interests and the skills you have developed in your doctoral training in a satisfying career. Looking Forward will feature a skills identification workshop led by Career Advancement, an alumni career panel and informal lunch with alumni. Confirmed panelists include: Donald Chae (PhD '03, Music), Senior Vice President of Enterprise Productivity, Northern Trust; Jeanne Widen (PhD ’97, English), Faculty Director of Online Education, Continuing Studies, Loyola; Alessandro Pajewski (PhD '12, Conceptual & Historical Studies of Science), Consultant, Boston Consulting Group; Liz Friedman (PhD '00, NELC), Director of Professional Master's Programs, IIT. Please RSVP by Friday, February 28, 2014. This event has been planned by the Humanities Dean of Students Office in collaboration with Graduate Student Affairs and Career Advancement.
Thursday, March 13, 6 - 8pm
Ida Noyes Hall, East Lounge
Nobody is perfect; we all know it. Mistakes are bound to happen and the important thing is to learn from them. Career Advancement is extremely pleased to bring you a panel discussion with three extremely experienced professionals. Slated is a discussion of big mistakes they have noted by others so that you might learn ideas for avoiding them – this is clearly not a case where the wheel should be reinvented. The discussion will be moderated by Joseph Bernstein, Associate Director for Student Preparation, Career Advancement, University of Chicago. The panelists are as follows: Kristene Henne, PhD (Biological Sciences), Postdoctoral Program Coordinator, Argonne National Laboratory; David Reid, PhD (Physics), Executive Officer and Senior Lecturer, Department of Physics, University of Chicago; Debby Quock, MS (Computer Science and Chemical Engineering), Senior R&D Engineer/Scientist at Honeywell UOP LLC. RSVP Required: log into Chicago Career Connection; click on the “Events” tab; click on the “workshops” tab; search for “Ten Greatest” in the “keywords” box; click on the event title and then on the “RSVP” button.
Sunday, March 16, 7pm
The Hideout (free transportation leaves Hyde Park at 6pm)
The Frugal Grad is always looking for cheap or free nights out for graduate students, especially when they involve Paul Durica (PhD’13, English), Pocket Guide to Hell, and Chicago legend Studs Terkel. On March 16, join us for a (mostly) free night at the Hideout for a reenactment of Studs’ Place—Terkel’s 1950’s TV show. Transportation will be provided from Hyde Park to the Hideout, "A regular bar for regular folks--where the hardworking man and the hardworking hustler meet for beer and eggs." (Opened 1934). A discussion about taverns and community building in Chicago led by professors, bartenders, and local brewers will follow a live performance! This event is part of Let's Get Working, a year of Studs Terkel programming that will culminate in a three-day festival in May 2014 at the University of Chicago’s Logan Center for the Arts. REGISTER HERE