Dr. Terri Givens was a successful academic going from being an assistant professor at University of Washington, to Vice Provost and full professor at the University of Texas at Austin, to Provost at Menlo College. However, she always heard the siren call of entrepreneurship which led her to start an LLC while in Austin, and now she is the CEO for The Center for Higher Education Leadership. She will describe how her academic background has led to her current position and will also discuss the nuts and bolts of starting a company.
The PhD experience involves years of study and training in which you develop a set of highly-specialized technical skills and experience to prepare for a career in research. It is natural for PhDs to feel that these technical skills are the most valuable thing they can offer a potential employer. But in reality, PhDs possess a range of valuable "transferable skills" that are highly sought after by employers outside of academia. In some cases, these skills may be MORE important to potential employers than your research expertise. In this lively and interactive workshop, career strategy author and lecturer Dr. Peter Fiske will help you “unpack” your PhD and identify the broader set of skills and experience you developed while in grad school, and specific strategies for describing those transferable skills to potential employers.
Graduate students from diverse backgrounds interact with individuals who, while we may consider them as members of ally communities, do not consistently act as allies. This workshop will provide attendees with scenarios that identify supportive approaches for responding to microaggressions both as a target and ally. Attendees will discuss examples of this challenge and possible methods to responding in constructive ways. Interactive activities include role-plays, scenarios, and vignettes in which participants can learn how to model “in the moment” response strategies.
What if you found out that every setback you’ve ever endured produced some of your best qualities? Everyone fails at something; it's what we learn from these setbacks that deepen and propel us forward. This interactive workshop will give participants an opportunity to see how their own stories of failure can become tools for growing resilience.