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Register to use Doctoral Career Navigator for the 2021-2022 academic year. Use this link to register: https://go.umd.edu/navigator
Content will be available to registrants for the 2021-2022 academic year, through 8/15/2022.

What is the Doctoral Career Navigator Online Tool?  

      • An online tool that will enable you to learn more about how to move from your doctoral program or postdoc to a job--in small manageable bites!
      • Each module can be completed in about an hour anytime anywhere. Modules can be completed in any order, though we do recommend that you go in order. You can enroll in two multi-part workshops that use the modules: What are You Going to Do with Your Doctorate (4 weeks) and Internship and Job Search for Doctorate Students (5 weeks).

  

Doctoral Careers Pop-Up Session

 Attend a Fall Pop-Up Session hosted by our DCC, Charlene

Pop-ups are interactive, unrecorded sessions where our DCC briefly introduces the participants to the content in Navigator and most of the hour is focused on interactive activities where the participants engage in that session's career-related topic. See the descriptions for the topics and types of activities for each session.

These sessions are geared toward doctoral students and postdocs. You must be a UMD student to attend. Click the hyperlinked title to register in Zoom.

Date

Time

Title

(Click title to register)

Workshop Description

9/7/21 3-4 PM Career Self-Assessments Session This pop-up session will guide you through Module 1 of Doctoral Career Navigator, beginning with career self-assessments. In this session, you will learn to identify tools that can help you articulate your focus and assist you in evaluating your best career options. You do not have to be registered for Doctoral Career Navigator to join this session! For more information, contact DCC Charlene Kuo (cckuo@umd.edu).
9/14/21 3-4 PM Career Development Plans Session This pop-up session will guide you through Module 2 of Doctoral Career Navigator, which begins the career development process. You will learn what an Individual Development Plan (IDP) is and how an IDP can assist in your career exploration journey. You do not have to be registered for Doctoral Career Navigator to join this session! For more information, contact DCC Charlene Kuo (cckuo@umd.edu).
9/21/21 3-4 PM Transferable Skills Session This pop-up session will guide you through Module 3 of Doctoral Career Navigator with an activity focused on decoding a job ad and identifying what your transferable skills are. You do not have to be registered for Doctoral Career Navigator to join this session! For more information, contact DCC Charlene Kuo (cckuo@umd.edu).
9/28/21 3-4 PM Building a Professional Network Session This pop-up session will guide you through Module 4 of Doctoral Career Navigator, explaining how to build a professional network. In this session, you will participate in a brief activity on networking, along with learning about some of the resources in ELMS and Aurora. You do not have to be registered for Doctoral Career Navigator to join this session! For more information, contact DCC Charlene Kuo (cckuo@umd.edu).
10/5/21 3-4 PM Telling Your Story Through LinkedIn Session This pop-up session will guide you through Module 5 of Doctoral Career Navigator, explaining how to present yourself and tell your story. In this session, you will participate in a brief activity about LinkedIn, along with learning some of the resources in ELMS, Aurora, and ImaginePhD. You do not need a LinkedIn account to participate, though setting one up is encouraged for all PhD students! You also do not have to be enrolled in Doctoral Career Navigator to join in this session! For more information, contact DCC Charlene Kuo (cckuo@umd.edu).
10/12/21 3-4 PM  Researching Career Options Session This pop-up session will guide you through Module 6 of Doctoral Career Navigator, informing you about the best ways to pursue the career exploration process as doctoral students and postdocs. We will review different tools and resources that can help you research and gather detailed information for your best career options. You do not have to be enrolled in Doctoral Career Navigator to join this session! For more information, contact DCC Charlene Kuo (cckuo@umd.edu).
10/19/21 3-4 PM  Industry Job Documents Session This pop-up session will guide you through Module 7 in Doctoral Career Navigator, explaining effective industry job search strategies. In this session, you will not only be able to identify a future employer but also how to present yourself through the required documents. In this session, we will review the resumes, discuss tips, and workshop your own. You do not have to be registered for Doctoral Career Navigator to join this session! For more information, contact DCC Charlene Kuo (cckuo@umd.edu).
 10/26/21 3-4 PM Academic Job Documents Session This pop-up session will guide you through Module 8 in Doctoral Career Navigator where we will discuss academic job search strategies. In this session, we will focus primarily on the documents that you will need for the academic job search. You will participate in brief activities on CVs and cover letters. You do not have to be registered for Doctoral Career Navigator to join this session! For more information, contact DCC Charlene Kuo (cckuo@umd.edu).
 11/2/21 3-4 PM Federal Job Search Session This pop-up session will guide you through Module 9 in Doctoral Career Navigator where we will discuss the federal job market. In this session, we will briefly discuss how to navigate USAJobs and the different federal resources available specifically for graduate students. In this session, you will participate in a brief activity on federal resumes--reviewing an example and beginning your own. You do not have to be registered for Doctoral Career Navigator to join this session! For more information, contact DCC Charlene Kuo (cckuo@umd.edu).
11/9/21 3-4 PM  Finding Internships Session This pop-up session will guide you through Module 10 in Doctoral Career Navigator about finding internships. We will discuss how to apply and succeed. You will participate in a brief activty on conducting a Spring/Summer internship job search, even if you have no experience for that particular role. You do not have to be registered for Doctoral Career Navigator to join this session! For more information, contact DCC Charlene Kuo (cckuo@umd.edu).
11/16/21 3-4 PM Preparing for Interviewing Session This pop-up session will guide students through some parts of Module 11 of Doctoral Career Navigator, explaining how to prepare for an interview. In this session, you will participate in a brief activity on interview questions, along with learning some of the resources in ELMS and Interview Stream. You do not have to be registered in Doctoral Career Navigator to join in this pop-up session! For more information, contact DCC Charlene Kuo (cckuo@umd.edu).
11/30/21 3-4 PM

Negotiating Salary Offers Session

This pop-up session will guide you through Module 12 of Doctoral Career Navigator, explaining how to prepare for evaluating and negotiating job offers. In this session, you will participate in a brief activity that walks you through salary negotiations, along with learning some of the resources in ELMS. You do not have to be registered for Doctoral Career Navigator to join this session! For more information, contact DCC Charlene Kuo (cckuo@umd.edu).

 

2021-2022 Doctoral Career Navigator Team

Picture of April Fuller

April M. Fuller
College of Arts and Humanities
English Language & Literature, 2023
linkedin.com/in/aprilmfuller

As the GA for Doctoral Career Development, April guides the DCC, leads weekly foundational workshops, and provides resume critiques.

Shakia Asamoah

Charlene Kuo
School of Public Health
Behavioral and Community Health, 2023
linkedin.com/in/charlenekuo

Charlene is the Doctoral Career Consultant and Graduate School Event Assistant for 2021-22.