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Workshops 2020-2021

Image of 2020-2021 Workshop ScheduleDoctoral students and postdocs at all stages of their training should participate in online workshops to learn more about important career and professional development topics.

Students and postdocs must pre-register for these online workshops offered via Zoom using their UMD email address. All Maryland students, faculty, and staff have access to Zoom using CAS authentication. Please log into the webinars at least 5 minutes before the start time.

Fall 2020 workshops are listed in the table below. You can also download a PDF of the 2020-2021 workshop schedule by clicking on the image of the workshop schedule above.

Click on the title of the workshop in the table below to register in Zoom using your UMD email address. Registration links are also in the events calendars of both The Graduate School and The University Career Center & The President's Promise.

Recordings of workshops are on YouTube: https://go.umd.edu/phdworkshopvideos2020

 2020-2021 PhD Career Workshops 

Date

Time

Title

(Click title to register)

Workshop Description

2/3/2021 1-2 pm PhD--Networking & Informational Interviews Networking and informational interviews are powerful tools for exploring career options. Attendees will learn specific ways in this brief workshop about the best ways to network and conduct informational interviews. Registration required in Careers4Terps.
2/8/2021 4-5:30 pm We are all in this together: A Virtual Job (and Internship) Search Group for PhDs Are you serious about starting your internship/job search, but don't know how to begin? This five-session workshop will get you going! This experience includes short assignments and requires attendance at all 5 sessions. Registration required in Careers4Terps.
2/11/2021 2-3 pm PhD--Preparing for Interviews You've landed an interview, but what do you do to prepare? Attendees of this workshop will learn what to do (and avoid) before, during, and after interviews. Registration required in Careers4Terps.
2/17/2021 1-2 pm PhD--Effective Interview Techniques with STAR(R) Learn how to persuasively tell employers what you have to offer. You will practice the highly effective STAR(R) method for answering typical interview questions--a powerful tool for improving your interview performance. Registration required in Careers4Terps.
2/25/2021 2-3 pm PhD--Evaluating Offers & Negotiating How do you decide whether or not to accept a position? How should you negotiate salary and other terms of employment? Learn how to compare offers and professionally accept or decline. Registration required in Careers4Terps.
3/3/2021 1-2 pm PhD--Navigating to Your Dream Career This session is directed toward doctoral students and postdocs. Learn how to identify, plan for, and implement your dream career in small, manageable steps by leveraging career resources and events available to all UMD doctoral students and postdocs. Registration required in Careers4Terps.
3/11/2021 2-3 pm PhD--Resume/CV/Cover Letter Basics Do you need to create or polish up your resume, CV, or cover letter? This workshop is designed to teach you the best practices for preparing effective job search documents. Registration required in Careers4Terps.
3/24/2021 1-2 pm PhD--Effective Academic Job Search Strategies This session is created for those seeking to learn the truth about the academic job market and what makes a competitive candidate, including the resources for those interested in pursuing faculty careers. Registration required in Careers4Terps.
4/1/2021 2-3 pm PhD--Effective Job Search Strategies in Industry and Non-Profits If you are a doctoral student or a postdoc seeking careers in industry and non-profits, come learn about the most effective job search strategies for entering the market. Registration required in Careers4Terps.
4/7/2021 1-2 pm PhD--Networking & Informational Interviews Networking and informational interviews are powerful tools for exploring career options. Attendees will learn specific ways in this brief workshop about the best ways to network and conduct informational interviews. Registration required in Careers4Terps.
 4/15/2021 2-3 pm  PhD--Preparing for Interviews  You've landed an interview, but what do you do to prepare? Attendees of this workshop will learn what to do (and avoid) before, during, and after interviews. Registration required in Careers4Terps.
4/21/2021 1-2 pm PhD--Effective Interview Techniques with STAR(R) Learn how to persuasively tell employers what you have to offer. You will practice the highly effective STAR(R) method for answering typical interview questions--a powerful tool for improving your interview performance. Registration required in Careers4Terps.
5/6/2021 2-3 pm PhD--Evaluating Offers & Negotiating How do you decide whether or not to accept a position? How should you negotiate salary and other terms of employment? Learn how to compare offers and professionally accept or decline. Registration required in Careers4Terps.