Careers Program Workshops & Events

  • Associate Professor
  • Anthropology
  • Gender and Women's Studies
  • Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies
202 Lafferty Hall
859 257-5038, 859-539-1296

Lisa Maatz: The Political Road Ahead for Women's Rights in the Trump Era

Thursday, April 6th at 4:00 p.m.
Lexmark Room, Main Building

The 2016 election was one for the books--notable for its historic candidates, polling blunders, and punditry gone awry. It was an election that spurred an uptick
in voter engagement, but saw a decline in voter turnout. And it was an election that generated high levels of anxiety and controversy. In the end American voters
did indeed make history--not by electing the nation’s first woman president, as many had anticipated, but rather by electing political outsider Donald J. Trump to the White House. Now what?

Lisa Maatz is the Vice President for Government Relations at the American Association of University Women. She will be meeting with graduate students to discuss careers in public policy and advocacy. Co-sponsored with the Department of Gender and Women's Studies.

Karen Kelsky: The Professor is In

Karen Kelsky, author of The Professor is In, will be coming to campus on Friday, April 7th to give three workshops (sponsored by The Graduate School Office of Professional Development, Careers Beyond the Professoriate, and The Graduate Student Congress). Pre-Register at

Hacking the Academic Job market
10:00 a.m. -- 106 Classroom Building: Open to all students, post-docs, faculty & staff

Advising for Advisors: How to Help Your Ph.D.s in a Time of Turmoil
1:00 p.m. -- B108C Young Library: Open to graduate faculty and staff

Going Post-Ac: The Non-Academic Job Search
3:00 p.m. -- B108C Young Library: Open to all students, post-docs, faculty, and staff


Grad Degree+
Grad Degree+ gives graduate students an opportunity to develop and refine the transferable skills highly sought by employers. One-meeting mini-courses offered through HR such as "Basics of Diversity," "Communicating with Success," and "Leading Effective Teams" will help graduate students become better, more informed leaders while in graduate school and prepare them for a diverse range of future career paths.

To earn the Grad Degree+ students must complete the core components below, seven electives based on interest, and a series of four 1.5 hour-long workshops across the academic year. Workshops will be co-led by Dr. Sarah Lyon (Arts and Sciences), Dr. Morris Grubbs (The Graduate School), and Erin Shoot (The Graduate School).

Workshop topics are:
(1) Grad Degree+: Program Orientation and Self-Assessment (September 19, 11:30-1:00 p.m., place TBD)
(2) Theories of Organizational Leadership and Administration (fall semester, day/time TBD)
(3) Developing Transferable Skills (spring semester, day/time TBD)
(4) Where Do I Go from here? Building  Your Network and Developing a Career Plan (spring semester, day/time TBD)

For more information see here. Please note: registration is closed for Fall 2016. Check back for information regarding upcoming registration deadlines.



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