Pre-Conference Workshops

The Graduate College is offing two pre-conference workshops to graduate students and postdocs to prepare them to get the most out of the Open Doors Conference.

Career Exploration

Friday April 7th, 11:30-1:00pm, MERF 2189
Please register here.
Topics will include:

  • An overview of the sectors where PhDs are employed
  • Searching for and interpreting job announcements
  • Introduction to the Versatile PhD web resource
  • Identifying and marketing your transferrable skills


Friday April 14th, 11:30-1:00pm, MERF 2189
Please register here. 
Topics will include:

  • Building professional relationships to assist in your current work and future career
  • Shifting to a “communication mindset” and establish a networking plan
  • Developing a pitch to use at conferences and with colleagues
  • Strategies for building and maintaining your online network using LinkedIn