Developing a Professional Identity

Date: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Location: 
110 Chittenden Hall

It is important for PhD students and Postdocs to develop a professional identity, not only to assist them in their job search, but also to safeguard and promote their growing status as researchers and contributors to their respective disciplines. The aim of this ‘hands-on’ workshop facilitated by PhD Career Services is to provide an overview of the importance of developing a narrative via the strategic use of your application materials; to provide an opportunity for attendees to reflect on and discuss the nature of the type of profession they are going to pursue (either academic or alt-ac professions); to identify common understandings / beliefs within academic disciplines and industries for what makes "a good hire" or "candidate"; and to use these common understandings as a first step towards developing a ‘professional practice’ document.

This workshop is full to capacity and registration is closed. If you have any questions, please contact gradschool@grd.msu.edu