Here’s a brief post highlighting some on-campus career diversity opportunities upcoming in October:

1) Hone your elevator pitch by participating in the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition on campus, a great way to improve presentation and interviewing skills for a range of different career opportunities, academic and non-academic alike. An information session will be held on Tuesday, October 9, from 4-5pm at the Graduate Student Center. Register here! Preliminary rounds will be held on October 23-24, and registration for competition closes on October 16.

2) On Thursday, October 11 from 2:00-3:00pm in the Graduate Student Center, Niko Pfund, President of Oxford University Press will give a talk about pursuing a career in academic publishing. Register here.

3) On Saturday, October 27 from 9:30am to 3:30pm, the Graduate School will host an all-day Career Symposium for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars. This event will feature a keynote from Fatimah Williams Castro, CEO of Beyond the Tenure Track, as well as several hands-on workshops in the afternoon. More information and a registration link can be found at this link. Cost is $15 per person, but coffee and lunch is provided. Make sure to register by October 22 at the latest.

4) Ongoing opportunity to work as a graduate volunteer for career planning. You can contact Amy Blackburn ( if you’re interested in building skills in data collection and analysis, communication or event planning, learning about careers in academic administration, or helping graduate and professional students find jobs.