I hope everyone is enjoying some sorely needed sunlight today.  What follows is another slew of upcoming deadlines, events, and workshops relevant to diverse career and professional development opportunities. As always, if you have questions or ideas/desires for an event, please be in touch with me!

On this Wednesday evening, February 27th, the Center for European Studies is hosting a Global Career Night at 5:30pm in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium of the Global FedEx Center. This is an opportunity to hear from a range of UNC alumni about their diverse and globally focused career trajectories.

A final reminder to get your applications in for the James REACH Fellowship, for either the summer or academic year, in order to get experience working with grant reporting and management, outreach, etc. Read more and apply here. Applications are due this week, February 28th.

For those interested, the second Research Beyond the Book Panel is this week (February 28, 2019 | 2:30 – 3:30 PM| Toy Lounge). According to the email they circulated, “the February 28th panel includes a discussion from Drs. Michele T. Berger, Patricia Parker, & Mark Katz about “Doing Collaborative, Engaged, & Community-Based Research”. This program was developed for UNC graduate students through a grant from the LDSP Program in The Graduate School. Please note, the information in this program will also be useful for any humanities researchers interested starting to do sponsored research so, interested postdocs and faculty are also welcome!”

If you’re looking for an alternate to TAing in the department for next year, you might considering applying for a Teaching Assistantship in the Writing Center. Here is a link to the application and more info about the requirements and details of the assistantship. Applications are due by March 1st.

If you’re interested in getting some hands-on, concrete experience working in career advising, consider applying to be a “Career Peer” at University Career Services. Applications are due March 7th. If you’d like more information, you can find it on the UCS website, or you can email me at stiglich@live.unc.edu and I’ll pass on the information I have.

Applications for the Graduate Certificate in Business Fundamentals (GCBF) are now open. I’ve written about this opportunity before, but in short, it a certificate program offered for graduate students in all fields to develop transferrable professional skills that employers in a range of fields seek. Read more about the program here and you can direct any questions to Dr. Leah Townsend at ltownsend@unc.edu. Applications are due via this portal at March 8th by 11:59pm.

A reminder about an upcoming workshop: There is a half-day event in the atrium at the Gillings School of Public Health on March 20th from 12:00pm to 4:00pm on building your professional brand with LinkedIn. They will have employment professionals there to look over your LinkedIn page and even to take professional headshots. You can stop by at your leisure, but make sure to register beforehand on Handshake. For more info about what’s offered, read here.

Applications for the Humanities Professional Pathway Award are now open! This award offers grad students at any stage of MA or PhD completion in the humanities and social sciences the chance to develop project-based research within existing cultural institutions. The Mellon-funded Humanities for the Public Good initiative will fund up to 10 $5,000 awards for this summer. You can also read more about the awards at their website. Completed applications are due by midnight at on April 1st. If you’re interested in learning more about the opportunity, our own Isabell Moore had one this past summer. You can also get in touch with Dr. Robyn Schroeder, who is the director of the HPG Initiative, at her email rschroeder@unc.edu.