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October 2020

Using Vocal Variety and Body Language in a Presentation – Special Event

October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom, MI United States

Giving a good speech isn't just about your words. How you deliver your speech has a huge impact on how your audience receives the information you are trying to share. Join us for a workshop with special guest Danielle Joanette-Kluck to learn more about how to pace your speech, use inflection and pauses to create emphasis, and improve audience engagement with appropriate body language. This event is open to grad students and postdocs. However, the focus will be on preparing…

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Faculty Corner – Dr. Teresa O’Meara: Life as a New Faculty Member

October 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom, MI United States

Dr. Teresa O'Meara is an Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Michigan Medical School. Her lab studies how fungal pathogens respond to host defenses during infection. Join us as Dr. O'Meara shares an inside look into what like is like as a new faculty member. RSVP   Watch previous Faculty Corners on our YouTube Channel. What is Faculty Corner? Do you ever wonder what the joys and challenges are of being a professor? How best to…

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Active Career Exploration (ACE) 3-Part Workshop

October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on October 15, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on November 19, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Zoom, MI United States

Are you ready to take steps towards your career goals? Do you need a little guidance exploring careers or refining your search? Join OGPS for a 3-part Active Career Exploration Workshop! Participants will learn how to self-reflect and grow their networks in preparation for their next career move. Attendance to all three sessions is not required but is strongly encouraged. Read the full workshop description below. Register Here   Thursday, September 10 - Step 1: Read and Reflect It can…

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Postdoc180 Speech Writing Session

October 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until October 22, 2020

Zoom, MI United States

Short speeches (3 minutes) are arguably more difficult to write than longer speeches. You have to be clear and succinct while still being engaging throughout your narrative. Join us for an overview of effective speech construction and get started on writing your own 3-minute speech. This writing session is open to grad students and postdocs. However, the focus will be on preparing 3-minute speeches for the Postdoc180 Competition. Attendance to one of the speech writing sessions (October 21 or 22)…

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Postdoc180 Speech Writing Session

October 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until October 22, 2020

Zoom, MI United States

Short speeches (3 minutes) are arguably more difficult to write than longer speeches. You have to be clear and succinct while still being engaging throughout your narrative. Join us for an overview of effective speech construction and get started on writing your own 3-minute speech. This writing session is open to grad students and postdocs. However, the focus will be on preparing 3-minute speeches for the Postdoc180 Competition. Attendance to one of the speech writing sessions (October 21 or 22)…

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CVs and Biosketches – Communicate Your Value Series

October 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom, MI United States

A successful job search requires that you can effectively communicate your value and how it aligns with the position and/or organization. Each application document you submit or interaction you have presents a unique opportunity for you to highlight your talents. A professional portfolio has many components, each of which will continue to evolve over time and should be readily adapted to suit a variety of audiences. During this session, you will: Learn key similarities and differences between a CV and…

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Postdoc180 Peer Practice Session

October 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until October 29, 2020

Zoom, MI United States

Once you have crafted your 3-minute speech, it's time to practice! We will divide into small groups so that you can practice giving your speech, receive feedback from peers and the OGPS CPD team, and give feedback to peers on their speeches. This writing session is open to grad students and postdocs. However, the focus will be on preparing 3-minute speeches for the Postdoc180 Competition. Attendance to one of the speech writing sessions (October 21 or 22) and one of the peer…

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Postdoc180 Peer Practice Session

October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until October 29, 2020

Zoom, MI United States

Once you have crafted your 3-minute speech, it's time to practice! We will divide into small groups so that you can practice giving your speech, receive feedback from peers and the OGPS CPD team, and give feedback to peers on their speeches. This writing session is open to grad students and postdocs. However, the focus will be on preparing 3-minute speeches for the Postdoc180 Competition. Attendance to one of the speech writing sessions (October 21 or 22) and one of the peer…

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Resumes – Communicate Your Value Series

October 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom, MI United States

A successful job search requires that you can effectively communicate your value and how it aligns with the position and/or organization. Each application document you submit or interaction you have presents a unique opportunity for you to highlight your talents. You have a CV. Now, how do you communicate all of your value in a shorter, more succinct resume? During this session you will: Learn about the main purpose and uses of a resume, Learn the basic outline of a…

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November 2020

Faculty Corner – Dr. Matt Chapman: Being Successful in Running a Research Group and in Classroom Teaching

November 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom, MI United States

Dr. Matt Chapman is a Professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology.  His lab studies bacterially produced amyloid fibers as a model for studying bacterial biofilms and amyloid-related diseases in humans. Dr. Chapman was a recipient of the Class of 1923 Memorial Teaching Award from the University of Michigan and continues to balance teaching with running a successful research program. Join us to hear his story.   RSVP   Watch past Faculty Corners on our Youtube Channel. What is Faculty…

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Cover Letters – Communicate Your Value Series

November 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom, MI United States

A successful job search requires that you can effectively communicate your value and how it aligns with the position and/or organization. Each application document you submit or interaction you have presents a unique opportunity for you to highlight your talents. A CV or resume provides data about a job applicant, while a cover letter conveys your value in a unique story. During this session, you will: Learn the basic purpose and structure of a cover letter, Learn how to tailor…

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Active Career Exploration (ACE) 3-Part Workshop

November 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 15, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on November 19, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Zoom, MI United States

Are you ready to take steps towards your career goals? Do you need a little guidance exploring careers or refining your search? Join OGPS for a 3-part Active Career Exploration Workshop! Participants will learn how to self-reflect and grow their networks in preparation for their next career move. Attendance to all three sessions is not required but is strongly encouraged. Read the full workshop description below. Register Here   Thursday, September 10 - Step 1: Read and Reflect It can…

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December 2020

Faculty Corner – Dr. Kevin Jones: My Experiences as a Faculty at an HBCU and at an R1 Public University

December 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom, MI United States

Dr. Kevin Jones is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Michigan Medical School. His lab seeks to find therapeutics to treat mental disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, and drug abuse. Join us to learn first hand from Dr. Jones what it is like to be a faculty at an HBCU (Historically Black College or University) and at an R1 public university.   RSVP   Watch previous Faculty Corners on our YouTube Channel. What is Faculty Corner?…

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Interviews – Communicate Your Value Series

December 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zoom, MI United States

A successful job search requires that you can effectively communicate your value and how it aligns with the position and/or organization. Each application document you submit or interaction you have presents a unique opportunity for you to highlight your talents. Typically, your first meeting with a future employer happens at the job interview. In this workshop, you will learn how to communicate your past experience and future goals via concise and effective language so that it aligns with the skills…

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Scientific Job Talks – Communicate Your Value Series

December 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Zoom, MI United States

A successful job search requires that you can effectively communicate your value and how it aligns with the position and/or organization. Each application document you submit or interaction you have presents a unique opportunity for you to highlight your talents. Whether you are applying for academic or non-academic positions, you will very likely be asked to give a job talk as a part of your interview process. Join us for a webinar with Dr. Shoba Subramanian, Director of Curriculum and…

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