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Grad Guide Weekly Highlights

October 16, 2014

Business Interviewing for Humanists

Friday, October 17, 12:30 - 1:20PM
Rosenwald 405

In this special event, Tony Maramarco will give strategic advice to graduate students and postdocs from throughout the Humanities Division about interviewing for positions in business. He will briefly discuss his own evolution from his UChicago English PhD to his management position at Nuveen Investments, give a brief presentation about business interviewing, and take questions. He will also meet individually afterward with students and postdocs who attend the event: those discussions could take the form of brief mock interviews or discussions on tactics for breaking into various business fields. Register Here

Fundamentals of Grant Writing Workshop, led by GSA Fellowship Proposal Specialist Valerie Levan

Tuesday, October 21, 12:30 - 1:20PM
Kent 101

Are you applying for grants and fellowships but unsure about how to present your work to a more general audience? Are you struggling to make your project accessible without sacrificing its significance? In this interactive workshop, Valerie Levan will present principles of successful grant writing and discuss helpful self-editing techniques. Participants will also have the opportunity to workshop a selection from their proposal statements. REGISTER HERE.

UCAN Interviewing: Skype Interviews

Wednesday, October 22, 4:30 - 6PM
Classics 110

Academic and non-academic hiring relies more and more on first round Skype interviews. Success in these interviews takes conscious preparation and concerted effort in a few areas. Learn best practices and get the chance to practice interviews on Skype! Objectives of Event: Learning and practicing Skype interviews in a casual setting Audience for Event: All graduate students and postdocs. REGISTER HERE

Message from
Deborah L. Nelson, Deputy Provost for Graduate Education

October 2014

It is an exciting time to be a graduate student at the University of Chicago because of the improved resources and programs now available to you. As the President and Provost have recently said, the University is making new investments to support graduate education and specifically your academic and career success.

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