Career and Professional Development
Career and Professional Development
You are more than a graduate student. After completing your degree, you must be prepared to confidently venture into competitive academic programs or professional work environments. Join us for our Professional Wednesday career and professional development series.
Spring 2021 Schedule
January 27 | Strategize Your Job Search Using Relevant & Reliable Sources | More Information
Strategize Your Job Search Using Relevant & Reliable Sources
Having trouble finding the job you want? Don’t know where to start? Let the SHSU Career Center show you the way. Learn how to utilize the most trusted job search platforms and how to search for a variety of career opportunities.
February 10 | Netiquette & Etiquette | More Information
Netiquette & Etiquette
Knowing how to present oneself in different settings is key for academic and professional success. Tune in and dialogue with veteran industry professionals who will share strategies for appropriately engaging in both physical and digital spaces.
February 24 | Letters of Recommendation - Who? Why? When? | More Information
Letters of Recommendation - Who? Why? When?
Asking for a recommendation letter does not have to be a daunting task. If prepared, it's as easy as 1-2-3. Join us and learn about the three W's - Whom should you ask? Why should you ask? When is an optimal time to do so?
March 3 | Diversity & Inclusion | More Information
Diversity & Inclusion
What does diversity and inclusion mean to you? As we navigate our interconnected world, it is vital to embrace the differences in ourselves and those of others. Join us to understand the value of marketing your unique talents and promoting inclusivity in the workplace.
March 24 | Preparing for the Academic Job Market | More Information
Preparing for the Academic Job Market
Applying for academic jobs and careers is a unique experience. Because of this, hiring committees often require applicants to provide specific materials and display a distinct set of skills. Join Dr. Chien-pin Li, Dean of the SHSU College of Humanities & Social Sciences, as he shares his wisdom on these topics and sets you up for job market success.
April 7 | Interviewing Techniques & Salary Negotiation | More Information
Interviewing Techniques & Salary Negotiation
"Tell me a little bit about yourself." If you struggle during interviews, this presentation will help you overcome your fears. Longtime professionals will provide strategies to help you ace your next big interview and will guide you through the salary negotiation process.
April 21 | Need Funding? Here's How… | More Information
Need Funding? Here's How…
Don't miss out on another professional growth opportunity because you lack the financial support to participate. Take advantage of the expertise from staff at the SHSU Office of Research & Sponsored Programs. ORSP personnel will review a variety of funding options and show you how to apply.
***Sessions are held on Wednesdays from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CST via Zoom
***All sessions recorded and posted here
Fall 2020 Schedule
Wednesday, 9/2 – Now You’re in Grad School View Presentation.
Wednesday, 9/9 – Academic Wellness View Presentation..
Wednesday, 10/14 – Write Now – Resume, Vitae, & Cover Letter Tips & Tricks View Presentation.
Wednesday, 10/21 – Let’s Get Personal – Crafting a Winning Personal Statement View Presentation.
Wednesday, 11/4 – Study Skills View Presentation.
Wednesday, 11/18 – Overcoming Test Anxiety & Writer’s Block View Presentation.