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1 session on January 28, 2020
Join our Task Force Chair for informal conversation and coffee regarding the task force work and a conversation about mental health. This is open to faculty, staff, and graduate students
15 sessions available from January 28, 2020 to February 25, 2020
5 sessions available from January 28, 2020 to January 31, 2020
This track lists campus programs and events that are either designed specifically for graduate and professional students or deemed most interesting to the graduate and professional student community. Registration is only required for those events which indicate a mandatory RSVP; see descriptions for details.
1 session on January 28, 2020
The Biotech Career Development Program (BCDP) is a structured program to educate, train, and provide career exposure to many aspects of biotechnology outside of the traditional academic tenure-track faculty position.

Join us for an information session to learn more from program organizers and alumni.
5 sessions available from January 28, 2020 to March 26, 2020
Engage with elementary- aged children and families to promote literacy. Family reading nights are filled with fun,food, games and reading. Students will lead literacy based activities, while engaging with elementary students and families. Students can sign up to volunteer on Monday evenings from 4:45- 7:30pm.
5 sessions available from January 28, 2020 to April 15, 2020
Our self-defense workshop takes a holistic approach to self-protection, emphasizing awareness and assertiveness skills as well as physical and verbal strategies to counter violence. The goal is to leave you better equipped to deal with everything from harassment to potentially violent people to sexual assault. Participants will take part in verbal exercises, physical drills and discussion.
1 session on January 28, 2020
Come join us for the First Generation Community Dinner as a celebration of first-generation students trailblazing! Meet other first-generation students across campus, enjoy food, and share successes, resources, experiences, and ideas with one another. There is no dress code for the event — come as you are!
If you can’t make it for any reason — the event will be live-streamed! Check it out here:
We will also ask you to take a leadership competency self-assessment during the program. The self-assessment is an online form and will have four core competencies: communication, organizational change, reflection, and emotional intelligence. If you do not have access to a device that will allow you to take the self-assessment online, please let us know in this form.
1 session on January 28, 2020
This session will cover more advanced features and capabilities of ArcGIS. Gain some tips and tricks to more easily navigate the GIS environment.
15 sessions available from January 28, 2020 to April 28, 2020
Staff training for new temporary hires with the Department of Recreational Sports. This session will cover overview of our department and go into our values which will lead to our customer service that we provide for our programs, services and facilities!
1 session on January 28, 2020
Have you started a draft of your resume but want to get it looked over? Do you want to create one but aren’t sure where to start? Wherever you’re at, drop-in to get support from the University Career Center (UCC) and First Year Experience (FYE) for all stages of the resume writing process!

4 sessions available from January 28, 2020 to February 20, 2020
These are the upcoming Munger Graduate Program events that are happening to assist graduate and professional students in building learning and growth outside of their academic disciplines. Transdisciplinary Fellows' programs focus on building community and developing transdisciplinary skills essential for success in 21st-century careers.

If you have any suggestions for future events, please let a Fellow know!

2 sessions available from January 28, 2020 to February 4, 2020
Want to take your class presentations to the next level? Gain skills that will help you be a leader in a student org? Facilitation for Leadership will teach you what you need to know about leading groups in an engaging and memorable way! This workshop series will not only help you hone your skills in facilitation, it will connect you to job opportunities on campus that use these very skills!
Facilitation for Leadership is a 3 part workshop series. Attendees must commit to all three sessions: Tuesday, January 21st, 28th, and February 4th from 7pm-10pm in West Quad MPR. Snacks will be provided.
For session accommodations, please reach out to
4 sessions available from January 29, 2020 to March 25, 2020
Please note the following:
1) Before you sign-up, please make sure you have secured your supervisor's approval for attendance.
2) Register for only ONE session (unless you are attending both Search Committee and Hiring Manager training)..
3) Refreshments will be offered at each session.
4) It is strongly recommended that you participate in Unconscious Bias before attending this training.

In this training, you will learn to:
Use the Shared Hiring Philosophy as a guide to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive search
Experience a process framework that supports equitable candidate selection from preparation to onboarding
Use the Interview Architect tool as a guide to conduct behavior-based interviewing
Create a team-oriented approach to an effective and positive candidate experience

Through demonstration and hands-on practice, this course will serve as a guide to help you through the experience of being part of a search committee team.


Diversity in Hiring Project Team
8 sessions available from January 29, 2020 to May 6, 2020
1 session on January 29, 2020
The Women in Science and Engineering program has the honor of hosting our some of our new fellowship recipients from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This prestigious award honors scientists who have distinguished themselves in their field. U-M faculty earned more fellowships in 2019 than any other university!
Join WISE for a panel and reception with 6 of the awardees as they discuss their path to greatness in their fields.

1 session on January 29, 2020
The purpose of this workshop is to provide a general working definition for MSIs broadly and for each MSI type additionally. Additionally, the session will highlight historical and contemporary connections with MSIs, and some patterns and trends of MSI student enrollment in Rackham programs.

3 sessions available from January 29, 2020 to February 4, 2020
Housing's Diversity and Inclusion Office would like to invite the stakeholders for the upcoming renovated lounges to join us for a design showcase. The potential designs for the following lounges will be on display for feedback . Please drop in anytime during the scheduled time to look at the plans.

Lounges being renovated: Abeng Lounge in East Quad, Audre Lorde Lounge in Newberry Hall, and Yuri Kochiyama Lounge in South Quad.
3 sessions available from January 29, 2020 to February 25, 2020
The Psychology Dept. is hosting a variety of Grad School Informational sessions in 2018-19:

-Applying to Psychology PhD Programs
-Social Work Information Session
-Grad School Options for Careers in Mental Health
Please register for each session you plan to attend. You will receive email confirmation of your registration (s) and reminder message(s) 24-48 hours before events. You can add/delete registrations at any time through Sessions @ Michigan.
2 sessions available from January 29, 2020 to February 24, 2020
Join us for presentations by students who have lived or traveled abroad to various countries around the globe! Learn about culture from first-hand experiences and try food from that country as a way to inspire or plan your future trips abroad!
7 sessions available from January 29, 2020 to April 7, 2020
Impact Training is an educational session regarding bystander behavior, hazing awareness and the University of Michigan Policy & Procedures on Student Sexual & Gender-Based Misconduct & Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence. It provides students with essential knowledge on how to support themselves and other students.
Only sign up if you can attend the ENTIRE session. Arriving late or leaving early will result in your attendance not being recorded.

6 sessions available from January 29, 2020 to April 8, 2020
The first step in creating your organization is attending New Student Organization Orientation. This orientation will cover the basics of student orgs, Maize Pages org registration and authorized signer processes, and answer questions you have about setting up your org. At least one representative of your student org will need to attend orientation for your org to begin registration.

If you are unable to attend an orientation date, please email to set up an individual appointment.
6 sessions available from January 29, 2020 to April 8, 2020
Bystander Intervention Training for student organizations intending to receive over $1000 in funding from Central Student Government's Student Organization Funding Committee.
1 session on January 29, 2020
The key to productivity in working in any new software application is being able to find your way around. In this introductory class, you will learn the different components of the Revit interface and how to navigate through all the buttons, icons and menus to minimize the fumbling, stumbling and headache of learning a new program. Learn some tips and tricks to easily remember where the most common tools are located and how to quickly become familiar with the interface. Furthermore, we'll get started adding walls to the project to get the modeling rolling.
34 sessions available from January 29, 2020 to April 18, 2020
Here at Munger Graduate Residences, we recognize it is important for graduate and professional students to learn and grow outside of their academic disciplines. This is why we developed the Munger Graduate Program. Throughout the year, graduate and professional students living both in Munger and outside of Munger have the opportunity to take part in events focused on building community and developing transdisciplinary skills essential for success in 21st-century careers.
1 session on January 29, 2020
13 sessions available from January 29, 2020 to February 20, 2020
2 sessions available from January 29, 2020 to February 3, 2020
Have an interest in the arts? Interesting in attending events with UMS? Join your Honors peers to attend a performance and discuss your reactions, opinions and thought-provoking moments. Honors students at all levels are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Students are able to earn one Sophomore Engagement Point by:
Attending any two different performances offered through this series.Provide proof of attendance (a ticket stub or a screenshot of your receipt) Write a short reflection about your overall experience and submit it to Lisa Broome (
The reflection should be 250-500 words and should address both performances' impact on you in some way. A summary shouldn't be the dominant feature, we are more interested in your experiences and what you think about the performances. You could review them, discuss their effect on you or their value to you, indicate whether they inspired extended conversation about or engagement with the subject matter, compare/contrast your audience-based experience with other modes of engaging with the subjects presented, etc.
The reflection will be due by Wednesday, February 12 at 4pm. Lisa will be advertising a one-hour discussion-over-snacks (4pm, Wed., Feb 12) meeting to all participants, but the engagement point is tied to attending two performances and submitting the reflection.

No Safety Net 2.0 is a three-week festival that kicks off with a free Student Kick off Party. No Safety Net performances focus on challenging social topics surrounding today's political climate.
Performances include:
The Believers Are But Brother: Jan 22-26In This A Room: Reality Winner Verbatim Transcription: Jan 30-Feb 2White Feminist: Feb 3- Feb 9Buy-In Options
Students who attend the performances below can buy in for $5.
The Believers are but Brothers: Wednesday, Jan 22
Is This A Room: Reality Winner Verbatim Transcription: Wednesday, Jan 29Do not hesitate to join the waitlist!
Ticket Pick-Up in 1330 Mason Hall
Students successfully registered for the buy-in performance must pick up his or her ticket before noon on the Tuesday before the performance.
If you are unable to come into the office before noon on Tuesday, please email me directly to determine an alternate pick up time.
If you do not pick up your ticket or make alternate arrangements before the deadline, your registration will be removed to allow another student to participate.
Non-Buy-In Options

If you are not able to attend on designated buy-in Wednesdays, no worries! You can attend a different performance at the student rate, which is $12. We just need to see proof of purchase if you would like to earn an engagement point.
Tickets can be purchased online through UMSor at the ticket office in the Michigan League.

After the performance, students will gather to share your honest opinions of the performance, participate in a Q&A, and meet with the Cast and or Director.
2 sessions available from January 29, 2020 to March 18, 2020
Welcome! Recreational Sports Job Fairs offers a chance to learn more about who we are and what positions we have within our department.
1 session on January 29, 2020
3 sessions available from January 30, 2020 to April 30, 2020
What is µlearning?
Reading about career options is a great way to begin your career exploration. Reading alone, however, has limitations. Take your career exploration to the next level by talking to people in careers that interest you and engaging in experiential learning. Short on time? Consider µlearning!

Microlearning (or µlearning) is a new series offered by the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for career exploration. This semester will showcase two career tracks in higher education for Ph.D. holders: STEM Professional Development and Technology Transfer.
3 sessions available from January 30, 2020 to February 25, 2020
Student Life is intentional about providing opportunities to develop talents and encourages staff to acquire and use new skills, leading to greater career satisfaction and building capacity for the next generation of Student Affairs leaders. Take a look at our Fall 2019 offerings!
For those not working within Student Life, there is a $25 fee to attend a session.
For all registrants, if you fail to drop your registration within 5 Business days of the scheduled session, or fail to attend a session for which you have registered, your unit will be charged $25, or the cost of the session if there is a cost associated, whichever is more.
NOTE: Individuals external to Student Life may incur a fee for some sessions.

1 session on January 30, 2020
Interested in hosting international students for MEAL@Michigan? Attend this information session and chat with former hosts as well as IC staff to learn more about the experience. Lunch will be served.
24 sessions available from January 30, 2020 to April 30, 2020
Come help us unload our weekly Food Gatherers delivery and stock our shelves!
If you are outside the U-M community, please reach out to to sign up.
1 session on January 30, 2020
In addition to substantial monetary awards, this is a fantastic professional development opportunity through which you can collaborate with other professionals, work on a real-world multidisciplinary issue, and grow your Michigan network. You do not need to live in Munger to participate; this competition is open to ALL graduate and professional students, so please spread the word!
1 session on January 30, 2020
Rackham Graduate students will communicate the relevance of their work to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy in a TED-talk style. Presentation is from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a reception to follow from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m in the Assembly Hall.
1 session on January 30, 2020
As a first-year student, figuring out what you need to do to get an internship or understanding what interests you have is hard -- 💯. It’s difficult to know what employers look for or how might your interests equal a job or a major.

No worries, we designed an experience just for you.

During this 50-minute workshop, we hope to...
- Walk you through what employers look for in interns
- Help you set goals to prepare yourself to be a GREAT candidate
- Debunk major and career connection
- Guide you on how to use our office to gain experience

You should come if you…
- Are a first-year student or a transfer student!
- Want to know what experiences employers look for and how to get it.
- Have been asked at least 50 times already, “what’s your major?”
- Aren’t totally sure on what the “University Career Center” does.

*RSVP is required for this program.
6 sessions available from January 30, 2020 to February 13, 2020
This training teaches the basic skills for selling membership and using Fusion.
1 session on January 30, 2020

This January, ELI presents four free two-hour interactive workshops focusing on specific English writing and speaking skills graduate students need to succeed in their academic and professional careers. All workshops led by ELI Lecturer IV Pamela Bogart. Sign up here for any of the four workshops listed below.

13 sessions available from January 30, 2020 to April 9, 2020
2 sessions available from January 31, 2020 to February 7, 2020
This two-day course teaches a straightforward, step-by-step process for identifying and resolving performance gaps, strengthening accountability, eliminating inconsistency, and reducing resentment. It uses video, group discussions, skill practice, and real-life application to make the course both entertaining and engaging.
The cost for attending is $300, charged your unit's shortcode. Dropping or canceling this course after registration must be done at least two weeks in advance, due to demand and the cost.
1 session on January 31, 2020
This event explores the ever-arching challenges students have regarding their health and well-being. Join us as we hear from Dr. Ernst, Associate Vice President of Student Life for Health and Wellness, regarding his vision for Thriving U-M Students, and the priorities his team has for these challenges.
3 sessions available from January 31, 2020 to March 6, 2020
These sessions are designed to help participants gain a better understand of how issues of oppression, stigma, and poverty impact the connection between identity, oppression, and well-being.
3 sessions available from January 31, 2020 to March 27, 2020
Bi-monthly Leadership Lunch series held throughout the academic year.

Event topics and speakers will vary.
Lunch is provided.
Note: These events are for BLI members, unless designated otherwise!
3 sessions available from January 31, 2020 to April 17, 2020
Readers & Best was created in the Summer of 2014 as a joint collaboration between the Ginsberg Center’s Literacy Initiatives and the Athletic Department’s Let’s Go Do program. The goal was to provide opportunities for students across campus to come together to support reading in local schools through one-time visits. We provide the monthly curriculum for each visit, which includes a book and activity specific to the grade level of the classroom. The general Readers & Best visit requires a 3 hour time block from student volunteers. This includes the brief orientation, travel and the time at the school. Typically, we offer 10 slots for schools participating in the Readers and Best curriculum. The visit is led by a site leader and up to 6 additional students (since we can fit 7 people in a van). Volunteers are at the school for an hour and a half, so each volunteer reads to 2 classrooms for 45 minutes each. The Ginsberg Center provides transportation to and from the schools.
1 session on January 31, 2020
The format of the event will model the Restorative Circle process. A circle is a versatile restorative practice that can be used proactively, to develop relationships and build community or reactively, to respond to wrongdoing, conflicts, and problems. Circles give people an opportunity to speak and listen to one another in an atmosphere of safety, decorum, and equality. The circle process allows people to tell their stories, offer their own perspectives, and provides an opportunity for information exchange and relationship development.

Goals of the Session:

Build community among HBCU students at U-M

Learn about your experiences as a U-M student

Identify unmet needs and additional resources for HBCU students

Registration Requested: Please pre-register here by January 22nd. Please note that lunch will be provided. We look forward to your participation!
2 sessions available from January 31, 2020 to February 13, 2020
8 sessions available from January 31, 2020 to April 3, 2020
These films will run at 1 pm in the Honors Room 1315D Conference Room.

Viewing four films will earn one Honors engagement point. Viewing eight films will earn two Honors engagement points.

The activity will consist of one film per week with a one hour discussion afterward. Students must participate in both the screening and the discussion to earn credit towards the engagement point.

Seating will be restricted to 12 participants. Food and drink will not be allowed during the activity.