Upcoming Events

  • Grad Success Drop-In Hours

    Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
    423 Gilmore Hall

    WHAT:Drop-in hours for help creating and editing job application materials, getting started with job searchers, and more
    WHEN:Tuesday, May 3, 2:00 to 4:00
    WHERE:Room 423 Gilmore Hall
    WHO:
    All graduate students and postdocs are invited
    Jen, Alex, and Elizabeth from Graduate Student Success will facilitate
    WHY:Let us help take the stress out of your job or funding search. It’s never too early to start planning your career!

    Need help getting started on your résumé or CV? Want someone to proofread your cover letter before you send it out? Wondering where to look for jobs online? Unsure about how to develop a professional online presence? Come see us! All grad students and post docs are welcome to come get help with academic, alt-ac, and non-ac jobs. Whatever stage of your job hunt you are in, we’ll do whatever we can to help.

    Attend the drop-in hours to receive personal service in many areas including:

    • Getting started writing CVs and résumés
    • Advice on structure, content, and length for cover letters
    • Analyzing job advertisements to better tailor all application materials
    • Advice on academic job application packages, including cover letters, teaching statements, and research statements
    • Materials review of all job application materials
    • Using job search databases to search for opportunities
    • Developing a professional online identity and using LinkedIn as a career resource
    • Getting pointers on how to start a search for external funding for a project you've been thinking of
    • Tips on how to get started writing a grant application

    This will be an informal, hands-on session. Bring electronic or hard copy drafts of materials for us to look at and a laptop if available so you can edit as we go!

    Click here to see the event on the Graduate College calendar.

  • Graduate College Photo Booth

    Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 12:30pm to 4:45pm
    423 Gilmore Hall

    Get a professional head shot photo taken. You can use this picture on your LinkedIn profile, your departmental web page, and other places you need a professional presence. Plus, it takes less than 5 minutes.

    Graduate students and postdocs can sign up at https://iowagraduatesuccess_careers_photo_booth.youcanbook.me/ (external link).

    What to wear: The picture will have more value to you if you dress professionally. It is however just a head shot, so it isn't a problem to spruce up bit just for the photo - put on a tie or jacket for a minute. There isn't time for a whole wardrobe change, but some students have gotten two pictures, wearing a lab coat in the second one for instance.

    Like all Grad Success services, the Photo Booth is FREE to all graduate students and postdocs in programs served by the Graduate College.

  • Graduate Success Drop-In Hours

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
    423 Gilmore Hall

    WHAT:Drop-in hours for help creating and editing job application materials, getting started with job searchers, and more
    WHEN:Tuesday, May 17, 2:00 to 4:00
    WHERE:Room 423 Gilmore Hall
    WHO:
    All graduate students and postdocs are invited
    Jen, Alex, and Elizabeth from Graduate Student Success will facilitate
    WHY:Let us help take the stress out of your job or funding search. It’s never too early to start planning your career!

    Need help getting started on your résumé or CV? Want someone to proofread your cover letter before you send it out? Wondering where to look for jobs online? Unsure about how to develop a professional online presence? Come see us! All grad students and post docs are welcome to come get help with academic, alt-ac, and non-ac jobs. Whatever stage of your job hunt you are in, we’ll do whatever we can to help.

    Attend the drop-in hours to receive personal service in many areas including:

    • Getting started writing CVs and résumés
    • Advice on structure, content, and length for cover letters
    • Analyzing job advertisements to better tailor all application materials
    • Advice on academic job application packages, including cover letters, teaching statements, and research statements
    • Materials review of all job application materials
    • Using job search databases to search for opportunities
    • Developing a professional online identity and using LinkedIn as a career resource
    • Getting pointers on how to start a search for external funding for a project you've been thinking of
    • Tips on how to get started writing a grant application

    This will be an informal, hands-on session. Bring electronic or hard copy drafts of materials for us to look at and a laptop if available so you can edit as we go!

  • Grad Success Drop-In Hours

    Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
    423 Gilmore Hall

    WHAT:Drop-in hours for help creating and editing job application materials, getting started with job searchers, and more
    WHEN:Tuesday, June 7, 2:00 to 4:00
    WHERE:Room 423 Gilmore Hall
    WHO:
    All graduate students and postdocs are invited
    Jen, Alex, and Elizabeth from Graduate Student Success will facilitate
    WHY:Let us help take the stress out of your job or funding search. It’s never too early to start planning your career!

    Need help getting started on your résumé or CV? Want someone to proofread your cover letter before you send it out? Wondering where to look for jobs online? Unsure about how to develop a professional online presence? Come see us! All grad students and post docs are welcome to come get help with academic, alt-ac, and non-ac jobs. Whatever stage of your job hunt you are in, we’ll do whatever we can to help.

    Attend the drop-in hours to receive personal service in many areas including:

    • Getting started writing CVs and résumés
    • Advice on structure, content, and length for cover letters
    • Analyzing job advertisements to better tailor all application materials
    • Advice on academic job application packages, including cover letters, teaching statements, and research statements
    • Materials review of all job application materials
    • Using job search databases to search for opportunities
    • Developing a professional online identity and using LinkedIn as a career resource
    • Getting pointers on how to start a search for external funding for a project you've been thinking of
    • Tips on how to get started writing a grant application

    This will be an informal, hands-on session. Bring electronic or hard copy drafts of materials for us to look at and a laptop if available so you can edit as we go!

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