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October 2020

Interviewing 101: The Lingo, The Process and The Options

October 28 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us to explore the fundamentals of interviewing in industry (government, NGO, think tanks, for profits.) This workshop will present an overview of interviews, types of interviews you may encounter and advice on how to articulate your research and PhD work into professional experience. To Register A zoom link will be sent to all registrants the day before the event. For more events promoted by Careers Beyond Academia, please visit our website. Accessibility Requests We strive to make our events accessible…

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Slide Design and Graphics

October 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jason Guss presenting his three-minute thesis

Join us to focus on the important role that well-designed slides and graphics play in effective job talks, teaching and conference presentations. We’ll demonstrate good ones as well as pitfalls to avoid.  Pre-register here.

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November 2020

Post-Election: A Check-In

November 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The design of this session is to create a peaceful and safe space for our graduate and professional student and postdoc community to come together and engage about the impact the US Election is having on us as an individual and in our community.  With the magnitude of uncertainty right now, we are using this as an opportunity to check-in and support mental health and well-being.  Our goals are to normalize the range of response to the event, understand the…

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Post-Election: A Check-In

November 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The design of this session is to create a peaceful and safe space for our graduate and professional student and postdoc community to come together and engage about the impact the US Election is having on us as an individual and in our community.  With the magnitude of uncertainty right now, we are using this as an opportunity to check-in and support mental health and well-being.  Our goals are to normalize the range of response to the event, understand the…

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How to Approach Professionals in Industry

November 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Networking starts with simple connections. Who do you know in industry – not the hiring manager but a former classmate or Cornell alum. This workshop will explore how you can find professional allies, steps to ask for a conversation and tips to utilize connections.  To Register A zoom link will be sent to all registrants the day before the event. For more events promoted by Careers Beyond Academia, please visit our website. Accessibility Requests We strive to make our events accessible…

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Post-Election: A Check-In

November 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The design of this session is to create a peaceful and safe space for our graduate and professional student and postdoc community to come together and engage about the impact the US Election is having on us as an individual and in our community.  With the magnitude of uncertainty right now, we are using this as an opportunity to check-in and support mental health and well-being.  Our goals are to normalize the range of response to the event, understand the…

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Building Allyship: Understanding and Combating Anti-Blackness

November 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This session will focus on developing an understanding of Anti-Blackness and the many forms in which it can manifest. It will also center on sharing strategies on how those seeking to serve as allies can actively help combat Anti-Blackness.

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Overcoming Stage Fright and Improving Your Presence

November 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jason Guss presenting his three-minute thesis

Who doesn’t get at least a little nervous when preparing and presenting for audiences of any size when the stakes are high? (No one!) Thinking about a class presentation? A job interview? A presentation at a colloquium or conference? Join us to learn ways to manage nervousness and anxiety about presenting and to develop and demonstrate confidence with your audience.  Pre-register here.

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Transferrable Skills – How to Communicate Your Job Ready Skills to Industry

November 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The workshop will identify the skills that hiring managers are seeking and work with YOU to identify the skills you already possess. The workshop will explore ways to effectively communicate skills and training to industry (non-profits, business, government, think tanks and more!) This workshop will teach you how to recognize the difference between technical skills, interpersonal skills and subject matter expertise.  To Register A zoom link will be sent after registration.  For more events promoted by Careers Beyond Academia, please…

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Interviewing and Negotiation for Academic Positions

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Yael Levitte presents on Interviewing and Negotiation

An important part of the academic job search is interviewing and then negotiating the offer. Grab a snack and come learn about the art of interviewing for faculty positions from your own laptop or mobile device. Presenters: Yael Levitte, associate vice provost for faculty development and diversity, and Christine Holmes, director of postdoctoral studies RSVPs requested to receive the link to participate by Zoom. Registration form coming soon. Co-sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Studies and the Future Faculty and…

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A Virtual Discussion about Careers at IDA – Science Policy & National Security Analysis

November 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Dr. Abby Goldman (Cornell MSE PhD ’18) and Dr. Steve Rabinowitz for a virtual presentation and discussion about career opportunities in science policy and national security analysis at the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA). IDA is a federally-funded think tank that provides objective technical and policy analyses to the Federal government on a range of multidisciplinary topics. IDA assists the United States Government in addressing important national security and science policy issues, covering a spectrum of topics from basic…

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Strategies for Managing Post-Election Anxiety – Individually and Collectively

November 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Regardless of the outcome of the contentious 2020 presidential election, we recognize that the lead up to and the eventual end to this election cycle are contributing to heightened feelings of concern, exhaustion, and anxiety especially within our BIPOC, LGBTQ+, international, and members of other historically marginalized communities. To help address these concerns, the Graduate School Office of Inclusion and Student Engagement and the Graduate and Professional Student Diversity Council invite you to join fellow graduate and professional degree students and…

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December 2020

Create an Employer Ready LinkedIn Profile

December 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We will start with a short overview presentation with tips on how to use LinkedIn, exercises to identify a good tagline, and an interactive session to work on profiles and receive feedback. We will email a worksheet and the zoom link the day prior to the event. To Register. Accessibility Requests We strive to make our events accessible to all community members. Individuals who would like to request accessibility accommodations should contact gradcareers@cornell.edu. We ask that requests be made at…

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Advanced LinkedIn Profile Workshop and Discussion

December 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This is an advanced level workshop. Prerequisite would be the Create Your LinkedIn Profile. In this advanced workshop we will share feedback and keywords. We will share profiles and expand the body of your LinkedIn Profile. Each participant should have a basic profile they are willing to share. To Register. A zoom link will be sent to all registrants. Accessibility Requests We strive to make our events accessible to all community members. Individuals who would like to request accessibility accommodations…

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February 2021

Building Allyship: Coming Out for Allyship with the LGBTQ+ Community

February 24, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This session will provide us with an opportunity to understand the experiences of LGBTQ+ community members as they navigate academic spaces that often do not validate their identities and what they bring to the table. We will discuss what it means to be an ally to members of this community and how to build more inclusive cultures in our labs, classrooms, departments, and more.

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March 2021

Building Allyship: Existing and Acting at the Crossroads: Understanding Intersectionality to be Better Allies

March 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This session will focus on developing an understanding of intersectionality and how an intersectional lens can be used as a tool for advancing social justice.

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