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New Grad15 summer series: Put your future first

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By Zach Reeves-Blurton on May 15, 2020

This spring, the Graduate College started hosting Grad15, a weekly mini-webinar series via Zoom to provide helpful advice for graduate students. We will continue the series starting June 2. 

While we all could use a little break this summer, we also know you want to be ready for your future. To that end, we’ll be focusing through June and July on professional development, talking about how to best prepare yourself for your career post-degree, and we’ll be joined by some experts who can help. 

Join us for tips on finding funding to advance research, taking your business idea to the next step, and expanding your career management tactics to meet your goals.

We know your time is valuable, so presentations will be short and sweet — about 15 minutes plus time for your questions. 

Attendance is free, but registration per session is required to receive the Zoom link.

Check out the June schedule and register:

June  2, 11 a.m.
Five prestigious fellowships for graduate students

What is a prestigious fellowship and how can you secure research funding through one?

June  9, 11 a.m.
How graduate student entrepreneurs can build a business model

In today’s post-graduate career environment, entrepreneurial know-how is an important skill set. Learn how to build a business model based on your research. 

June 16, 9 a.m.
How to use the Career Navigators program to build an alumni network

Learn how to connect to graduate alumni who can provide you with career guidance and mentorship.

June 23, 11 a.m.
How to create a dynamic digital portfolio

Want to stand out to employers? Showcase your academic work in a dynamic digital portfolio. We’ll show you the best examples and give you tips on making one yourself.

June 30, 11 a.m.
Improve your professional profile on LinkedIn

Learn how to use LinkedIn to create a digital presence and manage your public-facing scholarly identity.