What to expect at Career Corner 2015

Monday, April 20, 2015

By University Affairs staff

Come get some advice to kick-start your academic or non-academic career! Here are some sessions that we recommend you attend at this year’s Career Corner at the University of Ottawa.

How to tell your research story

When: Sunday, May 31, 2015, 13:00 - 14:30

Presenter: Shari Graydon, Informed Opinions

This workshop provides specific strategies and concrete tools to help you more effectively tell your research story in ways designed to engage a broad public audience, either directly or through the media. More information here.

See examples of Shari Graydon’s advice on how to effectively share info on your research:

How to write a lot

When: Monday, June 1, 2015, 10:30 - 12:00

Writing a book or an article presents a challenge to new authors. This workshop will offer strategies to overcome barriers to writing and will discuss tactics to improve your writing productivity. More information here.

Learn more about how to write effectively and efficiently:

Social media for citation driving

When: Thursday, June 4, 2015, 10:30 - 12:00

In this workshop, the factors that contribute to relevance weighting in search engines will be examined. We will also look at comparisons of major algorithms. Participants will learn how to influence these rankings by optimizing their PDFs and websites for the bots that map the web. Lastly, we will share a toolkit of web applications to help increase the visibility of an academic web footprint. More information here.

Learn more on how social media can be leveraged as academic or a graduate student:

Parenting in academia

When: Thursday, June 4, 2015, 13:00 - 14:30

Thinking about balancing the worlds of academia and parenting? Come chat with fellow graduate students and professors who are living this balance. After a short introduction by each of our 'experts', they will disperse across the room and you will be able to chat (as a small group) with three of the experts for 15 minutes each. More information here.

See how other academics have dealt with balancing family and their career:

Also: Watch previous Career Corner presenters share tips on how to make the PhD and job-hunting experiences easier.


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