Past Events

Beyond Academia: 5 Steps to Your Nonacademic Job Search

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 12:00
Online

Graduate students and postdocs receive a wealth of information and mentorship on securing an academic position. But what about when you decide to pursue professional options in industry, nonprofit, or government? This workshop by Fatimah Williams, Ph.D., (Col ’02) shares popular nonacademic careers for PhDs, and provides a 5 step framework for launching an effective job search.
Register right here.

Fatimah Williams, Ph.D., Col '02

Presenter Bio:
Fatimah Williams, Ph.D., Col ’02, is a speaker, author, and career coach whose professional development guidance has been featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Education, Scientific American, University Affairs, numerous podcasts, and her book Be Bold: Launch Your Job Search or Career Change with Confidence.  She founded Beyond the Tenure Track to equip graduate students and PhDs to explore and prepare for diverse professional opportunities.
Dr. Williams holds a doctorate in Cultural Anthropology from Rutgers University and bachelor’s degrees in Foreign Affairs and African American Studies from the University of Virginia. Awarded the nationally competitive Consortium for Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship, Dr. Williams also serves as chair of the Workshops Committee of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology and is a member of the Graduate Career Consortium and the National Postdoctoral Association. Additionally, she is a former Associate Director of Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholar Advising at the University of Pennsylvania Career Services.
Contact Dr. Williams at fatimah@beyondthetenuretrack.com.

#METOO: Lessons for Higher Education

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 19:00
Kaleidoscope Room, Newcomb Hall

Since the #MeToo movement gained traction in October, waves of allegations of sexual harassment have rocked workplaces across an array of industries. As one professional community after another has been called to account, we need to take the time for a careful look at how college campuses are affected by the issues this movement raises. Register or learn more information right here.
Our panelists include:
MEREDITH CLARK
Meredith D. Clark is an Assistant Professor of the Media Studies Department. She is a former newspaper journalist whose research focuses on the intersections of race, media, and power.
ANNE COUGHLIN
Anne M. Coughlin is the Lewis F. Powell, Jr., Professor of Law. Her primary research and teaching interests are in the areas of criminal law..., criminal procedure, feminist jurisprudence, and law and humanities.
CATHERINE SPEAR
Catherine Spear is the Associate Vice President of the Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights at the University of Virginia. She is charged with the primary responsibility for implementing all of the programs, policies, procedures, and initiatives of EOCR.
LISA SPEIDEL
Lisa Speidel is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Her work and research focuses on examining the role of masculinity, healthy sexuality, gender based violence, and the intersection of racism and other forms of systemic oppression.
Please join us for a conversation about ways that we can ensure a respectful climate, support those who have experienced sexual harassment, and encourage allies to play an active role.

UVA Suit Up

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 18:30
JCPenney @ Fashion Square Mall

UVA Suit Up
Sun, Feb 11th
6:30 - 9:00pm
JCPenney @ Fashion Square MallUVA Shuttle Available
Don't miss this private event for UVA students to take advantage of an extra 40% off discount (in addition to existing sales) on professional attire. See full list of discounted items.
Register on Handshake for updated UVA shuttle information.
 
 

Biotechnology Career Panel

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 12:30
Pinn Hall 1-14

Join the Biotechnology Ph.D Training Program for this years Biotechnology Career Panel. Refreshments will be served at 12:15pm with an hour informational session to follow.
 
 

Datapalooza 2017

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 15:00
Newcomb Hall Ballroom

Join the Datapoolza KICKOFF Talk Kickoff Talk with New York Times Chief Data Scientist Chris Wiggins on Thursday, November 9, 2017 by clicking here.
The talk will begin at 3pm on Thursday, Nov. 9 in the Newcomb Hall Ballroom on Grounds, with a reception to follow at 4:30pm.
 
On Friday, starting at 8am, you will kick off the rest of Datapoolza with featured speakers, presentaions, and more. Click here to see agenda and to register for this event.

Fall Convocation

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 11:00

Academic Job Search Series: Academic Interviewing

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 14:00
Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room

This workshop will provide an overview of the academic interviewing process and tips for how to be successful.  Time wil be reserved for participants to practice interviewing skills with peers and program participants.  
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Academic Interviewing

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:00
Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room

Part of the Academic Job Search series.

2:00-4:00 pm

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Academic Job Search Series: Reflective Teaching Statements

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 14:00
Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room

What is a reflective teaching statement and what makes one effective?  In this third part of the Academic Job Search Series, facilitators from the Center for Teaching Excellence will offer participants the opportunity to evaluate sample teaching statements from a variety of sources, to examine the conventions of teaching statements across disciplines, and to begin to articulate their own teaching philosophy.  
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Reflective Teaching Statements

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 10:00
Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room

Part of the Academic Job Search series.

2:00-4:00 pm

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Academic Job Search Series: Academic Cover Letters

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 14:00
Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room

This workshop will offer guidelines and best practices for academic cover letters. Please come with one printed copy of your academic cover letter (rough drafts are fine - you're bringing it to get feedback!) AND one academic job advertisement.   
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Academic Cover Letters

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:00
Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room

Part of the Academic Job Search series.

2:00-4:00 pm

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Academic CVs and Cover Letters

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:00
Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room

Part of the Academic Job Search series.

2:00-4:00 pm

Academic Job Search Series: Orienting the Search and CV Review

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 10:00
Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room

The first session of the Academic Job Search Series, Orienting the Search, is intended to provide job seekers with a broad overview of how to approach the search for an academic position.  The first half of the session will include a panel discussion with experienced UVA faculty members who have lead faculty hiring committees as well as recenlty hired faculty who have navigated their own successful searches.  Participants should come prepared with questions for the speakers about how to best approach the search for an academic position.  In the second half of the session we will offer some tips on how to tailor your CV for different academic job applications, including reasearch intensive institutions, and small liberal arts colleges.  Attendees are asked to upload the most recent version fo their academic CV to the registration site so that we can highlight important areas of emphasis in the discussion.
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Academic Job Search Series: Orienting the Search

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 06:00
Kaleidoscope Room

Orienting the Search

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 06:00
Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room

Part of the Academic Job Search series.

10:00-12:00pm

Orienting the Search and CV Review

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 06:00
Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room

Part of the Academic Job Search series.

10:00-12:00pm

Register here

Courses Begin

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:00

Orientation

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 11:00

April Job & Internship Fair

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 08:00
Newcomb Hall

The April Job & Internship fair will bring recruiters from more than 60 corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies to UVA to meet students from all disciplines seeking full-time employment or internship experience. Don’t want to miss this opportunity to meet employers in person, learn about different organizations and positions, and talk with them about your experiences! Fair will be held from 12:00-3:00 pm in Newcomb Hall. Click here to see which employers will be at the fair.

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