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Oct
24
Tue
Leveraging your Strengths in the Job Market with Gallup 10/24/17 @ California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) Auditorium
Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Description: Aligning your words and actions to stand out in the job market begins with utilizing your strengths in your current role as a graduate student or postdoctoral scholar. During this session with Gallup Workplace Consultant, Jaclynn Robinson, PhD, participants will learn how to articulate and leverage their strengths in a competitive job market – leading to more meaningful career choices and ways to thrive in work and life.

How do you align your words and actions to stand out in the job market? How do get a fast start to your careers by utilizing your strengths in your role? Choosing a meaningful career and thriving in your work and life begins with knowing your strengths and leveraging your strengths to lead the world around you.

 

RSVP Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leveraging-your-strengths-in-the-job-market-with-gallup-consulting-tickets-37738170885

Oct
26
Thu
Persuasive Interviewing 10/26/17 @ Career Center 200
Oct 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Description: Excelling in interview settings is a skill that requires thought, practice, and confidence. During this interactive workshop, attendees will practice and refine their interviewing skills by learning persuasive techniques that enhance their storytelling abilities and highlight their key contributions.

RSVP Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/persuasive-interviewing-tickets-37738175900

Nov
1
Wed
Internship Search for Graduate Students and Postdocs 11/01/17 @ Career Center 200
Nov 1 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Description: This workshop is designed specifically for advanced degree students and postdocs interested in gaining more experience in industry, government, or nonprofits. Attendees will explore industry-specific resources and learn how to prepare for recruitment cycles and application processes, as well as discover creative strategies for proposing and developing entirely new experiential opportunities for learning about industries and careers.

 

RSVP Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/finding-creating-internships-for-graduate-students-postdoctoral-scholars-tickets-37738182921

Nov
3
Fri
The Cheeky Scientist: Networking as an Art & Science 11/03/17 @ California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) Auditorium
Nov 3 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Nov
7
Tue
Scholars @ Work: Careers in Research 11/07/17 @ Royce Hall 306
Nov 7 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Description: A career in research offers a chance to continue to study the topics that drew you to graduate school and can offer great professional and personal satisfaction. Learn about PhD-level careers from UCLA alumni and professionals currently working at research institutes and think tanks to understand how they pivoted their doctoral training in research and teaching into a fulfilling and intellectually challenging career.

 

RSVP Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scholars-work-careers-in-research-tickets-37738262158

Nov
8
Wed
Effective Cover Letter and Tailored Resume 11/08/17 @ Career Center 200
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Description: Learn how to write a compelling cover letter that can articulate your fit for a position and lead to interviews. We’ll cover the formatting and structure of an effective cover letter, strategies to successfully target your cover letter to specific job postings, and techniques to make sure your resume and cover letter work together to present you as a compelling candidate for each position. Please bring a draft cover letter and a draft of your resume.

RSVP Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/effective-cover-letters-tailored-resumes-for-graduate-students-postdoctoral-scholars-tickets-37738292248

Nov
16
Thu
Exploring Careers in Tech Transfer 11/16/17 @ California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) Auditorium
Nov 16 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Description: Learn about PhD-level careers from UCLA alumni and professionals currently working in the field of Tech Transfer. Attendees will learn about panelists’ own career trajectory, advice on how to transition from graduate school or postdoctoral training to their specific field, and insights on leveraging your advanced degree.

Join us for this lively panel discussion and networking breakfast before the panel (8:30-9:00am in CNSI Lobby).

RSVP Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/exploring-careers-in-technology-transfer-for-graduate-students-postdoctoral-scholars-tickets-37738301275

ImaginePhD 1:Exploring Career Paths 11/16/17 @ Bunche Hall 6275
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Description: This session is designed to introduce career paths and opportunities for graduate students and postdocs in the humanities and social sciences through self-assessment of skills, interests, and values. Join Annie Maxfield, Design & Development lead for the ImaginePhD project, to identify starting points for career exploration, self-assess your skill set and see how it aligns with particular career paths and identifies aspects that are most important to you in a future career. Please bring your laptop. Lunch will be served, spaces are limited.

 

RSVP Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/imaginephdexploring-career-paths-for-humanities-social-science-phds-tickets-37738317323

Nov
30
Thu
ImaginePhD 2: Creating an Action Plan 11/30/17 @ Bunche Hall 6275
Nov 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Description: This is the second session, in a two part series. During this interactive session, graduate students and postdocs will discuss career paths of interest, identifying development opportunities and resources to best plan for the future. Participants will leave with a time-based action plan.

 

RSVP Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/imaginephd-creating-an-action-plan-tickets-37738329359

Dec
5
Tue
Job Search Strategies: Industry, Government, & Non-Profits 12/05/17 @ Career Center 200
Dec 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Description: This workshop is designed to help graduate students strategically search for and apply to jobs in nonprofits, government and industry. Students will leave this session with a time-based action plan, specific job search resources, and concrete next steps for finding and applying for positions that reflect their interests and experience level.

RSVP Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/job-search-strategies-for-careers-in-industry-government-and-non-profits-for-graduate-students-and-tickets-37738343401