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October 2021

How to Utilize LinkedIn in Professional Job Search

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This –VIRTUAL– event is free for graduate and undergraduate students, as well as for faculty **This event will be offered via Zoom only  The Graduate Society of Women Engineers and the Professional Development Initiative are hosting a workshop about how to utilize LinkedIn in Professional Job search.  Join us to learn how to use LinkedIn to build your professional profile and get noticed, build and use your network, stay informed on news and trends, find jobs, communicate with people, and do…

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CV Writing and Elevator Pitch

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This –VIRTUAL– event is free for graduate and undergraduate students, as well as for faculty Join us to learn the difference between a resume and CV. You will also learn tips and tricks for a successful elevator pitch. Sandra Brabb, Director, Voiland College Internships & Career Services **This event will be offered via Zoom only  Please register for this virtual event by clicking the link below. The PDI will email you a web link before the event.

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Graduate Student Mental Health and Health Resources at WSU

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Zoom

This session will address graduate students' mental health and the resources available to them. Nationally, and within WSU, graduate student mental health has been severely affected by the pandemic but students aren’t aware of resources available to them. Marie will be talking about graduate student mental health rates on campus, the stigma associated with graduate school, WSU policies that offer protection and support for students, as well as a safe space to talk about current struggles they are experiencing. Marie…

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Implicit Bias Awareness Training

October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This –VIRTUAL– event is free for graduate and undergraduate students, as well as for faculty **This event will be offered via Zoom only  The Implicit Bias Awareness Training is available to provide participants with a greater understanding of how their actions and decisions may be unconsciously affecting how we perceive candidates.  Awareness that implicit bias can occur during the search and hiring process is an important step in WSU’s commitment to hiring and cultivating a diverse and inclusive workforce. Dr.…

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November 2021

Panel Discussion: The Academic Job Application

November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom

With recent government budget cuts throughout the United States and limited funds going to higher education, the availability of faculty positions has been few and far between. When a faculty position does open up, competition is high. Although many applicants are qualified, many applicants do not succeed in their search for a faculty position because they are simply not prepared well enough when they enter the job market. Preparation of a faculty application package goes well beyond sending a resume…

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Women Don’t Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide

November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This event is free for graduate and undergraduate students, as well as for faculty **Food will be provided **This event will be in person at CUB 212 Jr Ballroom West and streaming via Zoom as well. Accessibility Statement: Notice: Zoom ASR will be used for this event. If you will be needing additional accommodations, please contact PDI at least 10 days before the event at gs.pdi@wsu.edu Event Description:  Women are often more overlooked for leadership opportunities, promotions, and essential resources than men.…

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Alumni Panel Discussion: Views of Corporate Careers

November 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This –VIRTUAL– event is free for graduate and undergraduate students, as well as for faculty The Office of Research and PDI is hosting a panel discussion with WSU Alumni who will talk about their experiences in entrepreneurship and patents. The panelists will share their pathways to their current occupations, as well as their advice during their journey. Additionally, attendees will have a chance to interact and ask questions to the panelists. Moderator Panelists **This event will be offered via Zoom…

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