Certificate Seminar Series

What is it?

This series encourages graduate students and postdocs to consider how their research and career aspirations position them to respond to global challenges. Participants will be provided insights from mid- and late-career professionals on how to improve networking and leadership skills for success in intercultural work environments, whether in the public, private, or academic sectors.

Participants have the opportunity to connect and network with people in leadership positions, from various backgrounds and different fields. Additionally, participants receive valuable insights into both academia and industry, with tips on how to translate skill sets, transition into different positions, and take advantage of professional development opportunities. Please note this is not a for-credit course.

How do I sign up?

There are five to six seminar sessions offered virtually, via Zoom, across the winter and spring quarters; participants must attend a minimum of four seminars to receive the certificate. Interested participants must register to receive the Zoom link.

Topics (subject to change):

  • UN Sustainable Development Goals and Policy: Define which UN Sustainable Development Goals and connected policies they can connect to their research, to emphasize its potential global impact.
  • Global Engagement and Career Advancement: Examine potential options for how to advance one’s career while engaging in globally-minded activities and opportunities.
  • Fundamentals of Global Leadership: Distinguish important concepts of how to be an effective leader in a diverse, global workplace.
  • Networking Across “Borders”: Identify different ways to build and maintain professional relationships when parties are based in different countries.
  • Academia and Private Sector: Recognize differences between working in academia and industry environments, and how to develop the skills that are desired.

people sitting around a table having lunch
Students who completed the 2018-2019 Graduate Seminar Series enjoy a celebratory lunch at Gunrock Cafe.


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