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Robert Vega, Director FAC 18 / 2304 Whitis Ave. Stop G6200 78712-1508 • 512-471-7900

Beyond Academia Careers Workshop Series

Join us for this three-part workshop series designed to help prepare graduate students for the non-academic job search. March 25, April 1 and April 8.

Posted: March 19, 2014
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Contrary to what you might think, academia is not the only route to career success and happiness. One career path doesn’t fit all, and not everyone is interested in or able to enter the academic world after graduation. As a graduate student you can pursue a variety of training-related career opportunities, if you’re prepared to jump into the job search. This workshop series is designed to give you the knowledge, skills, and information you need to move forward with your non-academic career plans. Join us for one or all three of our workshops and learn about your career options.


How to Communicate Your Value  |  March 25, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, CLA 1.302B
Regardless of what career path you are pursuing, you need to know how to communicate with audiences outside of your discipline and outside of academia.  This session will provide tips, strategies and sample content for explaining the value and relevance of your grad school experiences to different audiences with a focus on employers outside of academia.  Topics include:
* Converting Your CV to a Resume – formatting basics plus content strategies you won’t find online
* Personal Branding – how to identify, communicate and build your brand

Register for the 3/25 Workshop Here
 
 
Making Your Move – Master the Transition from Student to Professional  |     April 1, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, CLA 1.302B
Whether you are looking to expand your network or looking for a job, this session will help you connect to people and opportunities outside of academia.   We review public and private sector career paths that grad students commonly pursue and provide job search tips, interview strategies and resources specifically tailored to grad students’ needs.  Topics include:
* Networking- UT, Texas, national and online resources plus LinkedIn – beyond the basics
* Identifying and Applying to Jobs Outside of Academia
* Interviewing - Questions to expect/ ask and strategies for case and behavioral interviews

Register for the 4/1 Workshop Here


Know Your Options (& Keep them Open)  |  April 8, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, CLA 1.302B
Don’t wait until your ABD to start exploring your Alt-Ac (alternative to academia) options.  Contrary to what the term “alt-ac” suggests, preparing for careers outside of the academy doesn’t require you to step off the academic track.  You can progress down both tracks simultaneously.  This session will explore the broad scope of careers available to you and help you create a professional development plan that gives you multiple post-grad school options.  Topics include:
* Myths and misconceptions that limit your potential
* Career opportunities in corporate, government, nonprofit and healthcare sectors
* Resources and strategies for identifying and pursing alt-ac options

Register for the 4/8 Workshop Here

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