Here are a couple of professional development opportunities and support resources for diverse careers coming up in the next weeks, as well as a couple to mark on the calendar for early January. I’ll also be in touch soon with info on an information session on careers in academic publishing that will take place in early January.

If you’re interested in learning more about a career in the State Department or Foreign Service, then consider attending the information session hosted by the Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense on Monday, December 3, at 12:00pm in Hamilton 569. They have invited UNC alumnus and Foreign Service Officer, Yaniv Barzilai, to discuss career opportunities in the State Department.

For those of your teaching your own course for the first time this Spring or Summer, you might consider attending the Graduate School sponsored event “Course Development Institute for Graduate Students.” This workshop will help instructors “develop a syllabus, a course plan, model lesson planning, create learning objectives, ideas for student centered engagement, and evaluate students’ learning outcomes.” If interested in attending, you can register here. The workshop will take place from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the Graduate Student Center (211A West Cameron Ave). Coffee, snacks, and lunch are provided.

On January 29, from 12:00pm to 2:00pm in the Graduate Student Center there is a workshop on Resiliency and the Imposter Syndrome, which is clearly useful to learn to navigate no matter your career. You can register here. Lunch is provided!

Hope everyone is hanging tough these last few weeks of the semester. Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions!