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During the months of September to June, the OPA conducts a variety of monthly career development activities such as virtual writing support groups, academic career panels, and professional skill-building workshops. Please bookmark this page and check it regularly to learn of our upcoming virtual events. If you haven’t already, subscribe to our listserv to receive regular updates.  

PREP Program

Self-Advocacy Virtual Q&A | April 28

Join us for an informal conversation about Self-Advocacy with Dr. Sunita Kramer, Associate Vice President for Research and Experiential Education, followed by a Q&A.

We all need to be proactive and assertive to get what we want from our educational and work experiences and from our lives. Being skilled in self-advocacy involves knowing how to set boundaries, communicate expectations, and assert yourself in research groups. Self-advocacy is a skill that all researchers should nurture.

The reality is that we all struggle, on different levels, to voice our wants, our needs, and our opinions. Mix in our diverse cultural upbringings, genders, communication styles, work styles, and power dynamics—and it all makes for a more complex endeavor.

To advance in your career, you will need the skills and strategies necessary to advocate for yourself. You need to speak up to set boundaries, negotiate, get what you need, and ask for help. How, then, do you assertively speak up without burning bridges? Join us for this important conversation with Dr. Sunita Kramer on how to develop your self-confidence to advocate for what you need to succeed, based on her experiences in academia.                                    

When:  Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 | 3-4:30 pm

Where: Zoom

Hosted by: Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Please register and submit your questions here by April 19th, 2021

PREP Program | Spring 2021

When: Three Weeks: Spring 2021 | 3-5:30 pm

Where: Zoom

Hosted by: Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Stay tuned for more information.