Events Calendar for UCI Students

Webinars are virtual workshops and events held via Zoom. Registration is provided through Handshake. Zoom webinar details including the link will be available upon registration. For more information, please see our Eligibility Policy.

Webinars

 Register4 key things every PhD or Postdoc needs to know about nonacademic hiring Hosted by Beyond the Professoriate Wednesday, July 6th 2022, 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

July 6, 2022 (9:00am - 10:00am PDT)

Most PhDs and postdocs are familiar with academic hiring: writing CVs and cover letters, preparing writing samples, and teaching portfolios. But what do nonacademic job searches look like? Hiring managers for professional careers have different criteria and strategies for identifying the best candidate for a position. To be successful in your nonacademic job search, it’s important that you understand hiring from a manager’s perspective.

Join the Beyond the Professoriate team to learn how to effectively navigate a nonacademic hiring process. After attending this webinar, you’ll be able to:

• Outline the nonacademic hiring process.
• Explain how employers design job descriptions.
• Describe the strategies employers use to find and select candidates for interviews.
• Identify resources in the Beyond Prof training platform that can help you in your job search.

Please note: You must be logged into the Aurora platform via UCI's institutional access to register for the event.

 RegisterPodcast: Best Practices for the Job and Internship Search Tuesday, July 12th 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

July 12, 2022 (12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT)

From networking techniques to resume tips, learn effective search strategies from an employer's perspective.

Podcast Link: https://anchor.fm/ucicareer

 RegisterSummer Salary Negotiation Series Grad Students & Seniors Tuesday, July 12th 2022, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm PDT

July 12, 2022 (12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT)

We have met capacity for this event. We will reopen registration should more slots become available. Email Lauren Lyon at llyon@uci.edu if you have any questions.

This is a 3-Day Salary Negotiation Series taking place July 12-14 from 12:30-1:30 each day. Registrants are asked to attend all three sessions for this series.

Join us as we discuss the importance of salary negotiation, how to create a budget and determine your “walk-away” number, and how to effectively evaluate an offer.

If interested in attending, please fill out this brief google form: https://forms.gle/JD3CQA6EDQXdhW857

Target Audience: Students from all disciplines who are, or will be, applying for full-time positions within the next year

*If you would like to request special accommodations for this workshop, please email llyon@uci.edu.

 RegisterHow to Use Beyond the Professoriate in your Job Search Monday, July 18th 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

July 18, 2022 (12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT)

Join the Beyond the Professoriate team for an introduction to the professional development e-learning platform for PhDs and postdocs. After attending this presentation, you'll be able to:
-Describe the challenges PhDs face in their job search
-Identify the resources in Aurora that can help you
-Apply tips and strategies to confidently begin your career exploration and job search

This presentation is open to graduate students, postdocs, staff & faculty.

 RegisterVirtual: Advanced Resume Writing Tuesday, July 19th 2022, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

July 19, 2022 (3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT)

Get tips on how to improve your resume at this virtual webinar.

Zoom Link:
(Zoom webinar details available upon registration)

 RegisterGoing on the Academic Job Market? Here's What You Need to Know Hosted by Beyond the Professoriate Wednesday, July 20th 2022, 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

July 20, 2022 (9:00am - 10:00am PDT)

As we head into academic job market season, we know there is always anxiety. What’s the timeline for applying and hearing back? How many jobs will be posted? What should you be prepared for in the current market?

Join the Beyond Prof team to discuss strategies for navigating and preparing for the job market this year. After attending the webinar, you will be able to:

Outline the academic job market timeline.
Identify the essential documents you will need to apply for academic positions.
Develop a plan of action for going on the academic job market.
Identify resources in Aurora that can help you in your academic job search.

The webinar will be held via Zoom webinar in Aurora and will be recorded. Advanced registration is required.

Please note: You must be logged into the Aurora platform via UCI's institutional access to register for the event.

 RegisterHow-To: Set Up a Successful Job Search Grad Students Only Thursday, July 21st 2022, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm PDT

July 21, 2022 (12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT)

Discover how to narrow your search, locate jobs & internships, and develop an action plan to get you started.

Target Audience: Graduate students & postdocs from all disciplines who are, or will be, searching for internships and/or industry jobs

*If you would like to request special accommodations for this workshop, please email llyon@uci.edu.

 RegisterPodcast: How to Make the Most of Your Internship Monday, July 25th 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

July 25, 2022 (12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT)

Interested in learning how to make the most out of your internship experience? Join our panel of employers as they share insider tips and best practices that they've seen help interns at their organizations maximize their experience!

Podcast Link: https://anchor.fm/ucicareer

 RegisterHow-To: Maximize LinkedIn Grad Students Only Thursday, July 28th 2022, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm PDT

July 28, 2022 (12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT)

You’ve created a LinkedIn profile, now what? Join us as we discuss how to complete your profile and take advantage of the career resources and tools available to assist you in your job search.

Target Audience: Graduate students from all disciplines looking to develop or enhance their professional brand and/or apply to jobs.

*If you would like to request special accommodations for this workshop, please email llyon@uci.edu.

 RegisterHow to write a resume for a nonacademic job Hosted by Beyond the Professoriate Wednesday, August 3rd 2022, 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

August 3, 2022 (9:00am - 10:00am PDT)

PhDs and Postdocs often approach resume writing as a self-reflective exercise- simply translating their academic accomplishments from a CV into a 2 page resume. But this is the wrong approach.

A resume is actually a persuasive document, designed to convince a hiring manager to contact you for an interview. An effective resume then, is one that focuses less on your list of accomplishments and more on describing how you can help meet the needs of a manager.

Join the Beyond the Professoriate team to learn how you can draft an effective resume, while avoiding common mistakes we see PhDs make. After attending this webinar, you’ll be able to:

• Identify the purpose of a resume for each stage of the job search process.
• Recognize common resume mistakes.
• Apply strategies and tips to avoid making mistakes.
• Identify resources in the Beyond Prof training platform that can help you write a draft of your resume.

Please note: You must be logged into the Aurora platform via UCI's institutional access to register for the event.

 RegisterVirtual: How to Find a Part-Time Job Wednesday, August 3rd 2022, 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm PDT

August 3, 2022 (3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT)

Get tips on using Handshake and Division of Career Pathways resources to effectively search for part-time jobs at this virtual webinar.

Zoom link:
(Zoom webinar details available upon registration)

 RegisterHow-To: Write a Resume Grad Students Only Thursday, August 4th 2022, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm PDT

August 4, 2022 (12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT)

Don’t undervalue your grad experience! Join us as we discuss how to write a resume that will resonate with industry employers and highlights your transferable skills.

Target Audience: Graduate students from all disciplines who are considering industry internships or jobs. No resume writing experience required.

*If you would like to request special accommodations for this workshop, please email llyon@uci.edu.

 RegisterVirtual: Creating Your First Resume Thursday, August 4th 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

August 4, 2022 (12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT)

Learn how to write a resume that gets you noticed at this virtual webinar.

Zoom Link: (Zoom webinar details available upon registration)

 RegisterVirtual: Job and Internship Search Strategies Tuesday, August 9th 2022, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

August 9, 2022 (12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT)

From networking techniques to tips on using Handshake, learn effective strategies to search for jobs and internship opportunities at this virtual webinar.

Zoom link: (Zoom webinar details available upon registration)

 RegisterVirtual: Are You Linkedin? Wednesday, August 10th 2022, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

August 10, 2022 (1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT)

Get tips on how to build a strong profile and make the most of LinkedIn at this virtual webinar.

Zoom link:
(Zoom webinar details available upon registration)

 RegisterVirtual: Preparing for the Virtual Interview Monday, August 15th 2022, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

August 15, 2022 (1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT)

Make the best impression with interviewers by gaining tips on how to prepare for the virtual interview at this virtual webinar.

Zoom link: (Zoom webinar details available upon registration)

 RegisterHow to write an academic CV Hosted by Beyond the Professoriate Wednesday, August 17th 2022, 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

August 17, 2022 (9:00am - 10:00am PDT)

Your CV serves as a comprehensive record of your educational background, teaching experience, academic research, and scholarly service. This document represents your academic credentials when applying for postdoctoral positions or for faculty positions at four-year institutions.

Join the Beyond Prof team to learn how to write an academic CV that will help you stand out in the hiring process. After attending the webinar, you will be able to:

Define the purpose of the CV in the faculty application package.
Describe the components of an academic CV and the appropriate format.
Create a plan for writing, updating and maintaining your academic CV.
Identify resources in Aurora that can help you write your academic CV.

The webinar will be held via Zoom webinar in Aurora and will be recorded. Advanced registration is required.

Please note: You must be logged into the Aurora platform via UCI's institutional access to register for the event.

 RegisterVirtual: Applying to Graduate School Wednesday, August 17th 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT

August 17, 2022 (2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT)

Learn foundational tips about the grad school application process, and factors to consider when selecting programs that are right for you.

Zoom link: (Zoom webinar details available upon registration)

 RegisterVirtual: Advanced Resume Writing Wednesday, August 24th 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT

August 24, 2022 (2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT)

Get tips on how to improve your resume at this virtual webinar.

Zoom Link:
(Zoom webinar details available upon registration)

 RegisterVirtual: Job and Internship Search Strategies Wednesday, August 31st 2022, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

August 31, 2022 (1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT)

From networking techniques to tips on using Handshake, learn effective strategies to search for jobs and internship opportunities at this virtual webinar.

Zoom link: (Zoom webinar details available upon registration)

 RegisterGrad Students- Graduating this year? Here's what you need to know about prep for a nonacademic job search Hosted by Beyond the Professoriate Wednesday, September 7th 2022, 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

September 7, 2022 (9:00am - 10:00am PDT)

You’re graduating this year and considering going on the academic job market AND applying for nonacademic jobs. But you’re not sure about what a nonacademic job search will take, and you don’t know where to begin.

Join the Beyond the Professoriate team in this webinar where you’ll learn how to plan and prepare well in advance so that you can make a successful career transition. Because here’s the thing: a successful career transition into a nonacademic job takes planning and preparation. Start now and you’ll be confident in your decision and knowledgeable about the steps you need to take.

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

• Explain the importance of the stages of PhD Career Transition.
• Identify the components and timelines of an effective job search.
• Develop SMART goals and a plan of action for your job search.
• Identify resources in the Beyond Prof training platform that can help you in your job search.

This webinar is sponsored by the Global Higher Education division of ETS®.

The webinar will be held via Zoom webinar in Aurora and will be recorded. Advanced registration is required.

Please note: You must be logged into the Aurora platform via UCI's institutional access to register for the event.

 RegisterHow to put together a teaching portfolio when you don’t have any teaching experience Hosted by Beyond the Professoriate Wednesday, September 21st 2022, 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

September 21, 2022 (9:00am - 10:00am PDT)

A teaching portfolio is a document providing evidence of your teaching experience and effectiveness. It is an integral part of your application package for faculty positions. But what if you don’t have any teaching experience? How can you put together an effective teaching portfolio that demonstrates your teaching potential and convinces a hiring committee to contact you for an interview?

Join the Beyond the Professoriate team to learn how to create a teaching portfolio that highlights your skills and qualifications, whether you have teaching experience or not.

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

• Define the purpose and content of a teaching portfolio.
• Identify appropriate items to include in an effective teaching portfolio.
• Develop a plan to collect relevant materials and examples.
• Identify resources in the Beyond Prof training platform that help you in creating a teaching portfolio.

The webinar will be held via Zoom webinar in Aurora and will be recorded. Advanced registration is required.

Please note: You must be logged into the Aurora platform via UCI's institutional access to register for the event.

 Register3 Ways for Grad Students to Improve Their Online Professional Presence Hosted by Beyond the Professoriate Wednesday, November 2nd 2022, 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

November 2, 2022 (9:00am - 10:00am PDT)

LinkedIn is one of the fastest growing social media platforms. It’s the number one place companies post jobs, and it’s where recruiters look for talent. You want to be on LinkedIn, confidently connecting with professionals, sharing resources, and connecting with recruiters. How can you make the most of your LinkedIn profile?

Join the Beyond the Professoriate team as they share with you 3 action steps you can take today to build a LinkedIn profile that will get you noticed by and connected to professionals in career fields of interest.

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

• Identify the purpose of an online professional profile.
• Apply successful strategies to build your personal brand online.
• Develop a plan to maintain and enhance your presence online.
• Identify resources in the Beyond Prof training platform that can help you.

Please note: You must be logged into the Aurora platform via UCI's institutional access to register for the event.

 RegisterHow to prepare for a video interview for an academic job Hosted by Beyond the Professoriate Wednesday, November 16th 2022, 9:00 am - 10:00 am PST

November 16, 2022 (9:00am - 10:00am PST)

You’ve submitted your faculty job applications and are now anxiously awaiting to hear back about interviews. Maybe you’ve already booked your first screening interview and you’re wondering what to expect. What kinds of questions will be asked? How should you best prepare for a virtual interview? How can you answer vague questions while keeping the focus on you and your accomplishments?

Join Beyond the Professoriate team for this webinar to learn how to best approach a screening interview and how to most effectively pitch yourself.

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

• Identify the types and content of screening interviews.
• Prepare for virtual screening interviews.
• Create a platform of important information that you want to communicate to interviewers.
• Identify resources in the Beyond Prof training platform that can help you in your initial interviews.

Please note: You must be logged into the Aurora platform via UCI's institutional access to register for the event.

 RegisterGrad Students: Lessons Learned from 2022 and Ways to Plan for 2023 Hosted by Beyond the Professoriate Wednesday, December 14th 2022, 9:00 am - 10:00 am PST

December 14, 2022 (9:00am - 10:00am PST)

Join the Beyond the Professoriate team as we examine what we’ve learned about the job market and job searching in 2022 — and how we can employ best practices for a successful 2023.

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

• Identify strategies and skills that helped job seekers on the market this year.
• Outline a manageable plan to aid in your career development.
• Evaluate the steps you need to take next year in your professional development and career transition.
• Identify resources in the Beyond Prof training platform that can help you in your job search.

Please note: You must be logged into the Aurora platform via UCI's institutional access to register for the event.