lunchShort on time? Learn over lunch!

Check out this semester’s roster of lunchtime professional development info sessions, offered by the Career Center and Graduate Professional Development (GPD). Bring your lunch — while you eat, you’ll get bite-sized introductions to campus resources, online tools, and skill-building opportunities. All it takes is an hour!

The first few sessions are coming up soon; mark your calendars for the others! Can’t make the session? Email Linda Louie, Professional Development Resource Coordinator, to receive notices of future sessions.

Productivity and Balance: Plan Your Spring Semester

Thursday, January 25, 12 – 1 pm
309 Sproul Hall

Before things get too hectic, join us to map out your plan for the spring semester. We’ll provide templates, advice, and peer support for you to start building a week-by-week plan. We’ll also tell you about tools and opportunities that can help you reach your goals this semester and beyond, such as the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity’s webinars and online writing challenges; the Graduate Writing Center’s dissertation support; and more!

Demystifying the Informational Interview

Tuesday, February 6, 12 – 1 pm
309 Sproul Hall

The informational interview is a powerful tool for networking and gaining an insider perspective on jobs, career fields and employers.  Learn to apply the art of the informational interview for career exploration or networking purposes.

Save the Date for more Info Sessions!

Other session topics will include: making the most of the Beyond Academia Conference (an annual event organized by Berkeley graduate students and postdocs); navigating Imagine PhD (a humanities and social sciences career exploration tool); understanding “hard” and “soft” skills; converting your CV into a resume, and more!

Monday, February 19, 12 – 1 pm
309 Sproul Hall

Wednesday, March 14, 12 – 1 pm
309 Sproul Hall

Monday, April 2, 12 – 1 pm
309 Sproul Hall

Wednesday, May 9, 12 – 1 pm
309 Sproul Hall