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From Skills to Results: Demonstrating Your Value to Non-Academic Employers

After briefly telling her own post-PhD story, Dr. Chambers will unmask the real PhD career pipeline and reveal contrasting notions of “results” inside and outside the academy. Then she will lead attendees in a well-organized sequence of hands-on activities in which they will identify their own most valuable accomplishments from this new perspective and learn how to describe them in language that will resonate with non-academic employers.

Facilitator: Dr. Paula Chambers, founder and CEO of VersatilePhD

Register here

Academic Career Pathway Panels: STEM Faculty, Humanities Faculty, and Administration Careers

PhD and postdoctoral trainees will hear from new and seasoned faculty and administrators on a range of topics related to pursuing careers within higher education. Two concurrent STEM- and Humanities/Social Sciences-focused academic faculty panels will be offered. The event format will include 90-minute panel presentation with Q&A facilitated by student leaders on campus, lunch and networking and an afternoon panel on administrative careers.

Register: here

LaTeX Workshop

Crystal Nguyen will introduce you to the professional typesetting system LaTeX.

All about tibbles, hosted by R-Ladies RTP

This meetup will feature a few 5-minute lightning talks followed by a hands on workshop on tibbles.

If you’re interested in giving a 5-minute lightning talk featuring your work in R (ideally related to the workshop topic, but we’re flexible), please email [masked] and/or [masked] with your brief pitch.


• 6:00pm – 6:15pm – Networking
• 6:15pm – 6:30pm – Lightning talks
• 6:30pm – 6:45pm – Set up
• 6:45pm – 7:45pm – Workshop: All about tibbles
• 7:45pm – 8:00pm – Wrap up

Space provided by Duke Libraries. We are still looking for sponsors for dinner.

All events are intended for women as leaders, mentors, members, and attendees. We are emphatically queer and trans friendly. Men are welcomed to attend as guests.

RSVP here

CV and Cover Letters for Academic Careers

Learn how to sell yourself and make a positive first impression through your job application materials. The structure, formatting, and content of CVs and cover letters will be discussed along with samples for analysis. Apply lessons learned from this workshop to your own job application materials.

REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/ydxepg2p

What’s Missing in STEM Education? Complementing Technical Skills with Confidence and Harnessing a Sense of Belonging

The idea of ‘belonging’ in STEM education is one that is not frequently discussed but is of paramount importance. For women and other underrepresented groups especially (ie. racial, ethnic, first-generation students), a sense of belonging often dictates whether an individual remains in their field of interest. This program will provide discussion of “belonging uncertainty” and provide tools for identifying and overcoming it. Join us for a panel discussion event followed by an interactive leadership workshop led by board certified coach and motivational speaker Peter Metzner of Dynamic Change, Inc.

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