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Building my Networks and Engagement in Communities: What Connections am I Growing and Why? (virtual)
March 28 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
This session is part of the series “Be Your Own Driver: Imagining Post-PhD Career Versatility”. This series supports graduate students and postdoctoral researchers at all levels to articulate and build upon professional skills acquired within and outside of academic experiences. As these sessions empower participants toward the pursuit of liberating and versatile occupation possibilities, we will also resist perceived and received norms of the employment “use” of a graduate degree. By engaging in this series, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows will:
- identify the roles they play as mentors and advisors and articulate the skills they develop in interpersonal communication, multicultural competence, and active listening.
- identify their peer and mentor networks, identify roles they play in various communities and how those roles translate into professional skills, and make their own mentor network map and develop skills and confidence for developing their network.
- identify their graduate skills and competencies and consider how that is developed in their graduate studies and areas to grow.
- develop strategies and utilize resources for incorporating the concepts of the previous weeks into a cogent, actionable career development plan.