Fall 2019 Career Forward sessions to focus on talking business and preparing job market documents for careers beyond academia

Submitted on September 26, 2019

Considering careers beyond the professoriate or just interested in learning more? The Career Forward series is for you. This semester the Graduate Center, Postdoctoral Affairs, and UA Corporate Engagement Services' Director, Jim Jindrick, are partnering to offer three sessions to help researchers demystify the common language and processes used in business and entrepreneurship, enable understanding of how to translate academic job market documents to markets beyond the Academy, and share best practices for making job market documents like CVs, Resumes, and cover letters, be as effective and polished as possible.

The sessions are offered in-person and online. In-person seats are limited. All sessions are free to attend. Read on for the full schedul and registration links. Questions can be directed to gradcenter@email.arizona.edu.

Career Forward Fall 2019 Schedule

Oct. 14, 12 PM to 1:30 PM – Innovation Impact: Talking Business for Researchers

Registration link: http://bit.ly/cf-oct14

As a researcher, you know that your work matters, but have you thought about how it could create impact beyond the lab or classroom? Have you thought about becoming an entrepreneur? This seminar will provide a Roadmap that contains the elements required to put innovation to work. Whether you plan to create your own business, work as a part-time consultant, or just simply be more business savvy, this seminar will boost your knowledge of core business elements that often are at play in bringing innovative ideas and research to market as new products and services.

Nov. 1, 12 PM to 1 PM – Understanding Job Market Documents for Outside Academia: What, When, and Why

Registration Link: http://bit.ly/cf-nov1

Going on the job market can be a daunting task. The workshop will provide an overview of job market documents often used for applying to positions outside of academia, such as nonprofits, government, and business. Attendees will learn how their academic job market documents can be translated to other employers and vice versa.

Nov. 15, 12 PM to 1 PM – CV, Resume, and Cover Letter Tips: Employers Panel

Registration link: http://bit.ly/cf-nov15

Hear from a panel of experts from a variety of fields about how to make your CV, Resume, and Cover Letter more effective. The panel will focus on strategies for individuals with advanced degrees and training.