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Thursday, February 4

U-M CEW Winter Programs - Registration Now Open!

Check out CEW's ​winter program line-up and register now! CEW programs are open to ​ALL U-M ​students, staff, ​faculty, ​as well as the general community.​ ​To register for these and other upcoming events, please visit the CEW website​ here​​:  ​http://www.cew.umich.edu/progevents/programs

Positioning Yourself foa Career Change, March 7 & 21.
This two-part workshop addresses job and career transitions. Participants will explore a full trajectory from the initial "I want to make a change," through identifying potential paths, and on to the tangible pieces of applying for positions. CEW, 4-6 pm. $25 each, or $40 for the series using coupon code CAREER.
Part 1:  Thinking About Your Professional Identity (Monday, March 7, 4-6pm)
The first session will focus on examining and defining your professional trajectory. Participants will explore their goals, skills, and interests and connect the dots between knowledge, experience, and goals. We will work to identify key transferable skills to be utilized in the job search process. $25.
Part 2:  The Nuts and Bolts of Career Change (Monday, March 21, 4-6pm)
The second session will focus on marketing oneself well to potential employers. Participants will work to describe their transferable skills and previous experience using powerful and persuasive language. Specifically, we will work on cover letter and resume language and structure. $25.
34th Annual Women of Color Task Force Career Conference, March 4. The 34th annual career conference will offer 24 professional & personal development workshops, a networking luncheon, and an exhibitors marketplace. The keynote speaker is Dr. Ruth Simmons, 18th President of Brown University,who will speak on the conference theme, "Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: A Staff Perspective." This event is open to all U-M personnel (staff, faculty, and students) and to the general public. Fees: $85-150. Michigan League & Hill Auditorium campus.​
Bodies of Knowledge: A Talk by Dr. Debotri Dhar, the 2015-16 CEW Jean Campbell Visiting Scholar. Dr. Dhar will present key insights from her monograph Violence, Knowledge and the Female Body: Interrogating Rape Narratives; a forthcoming co-edited volume "Education in South Asia and the Indian Ocean Islands;" as well as an article on feminist theory, comparative religion, and love. Dr. Dhar's transdisciplinary research explores, though the lens of gender, the intersections between disciplines, epistemic frames, theory and praxis, in order to ask critical questions pertaining to gender, sexual violence, and education. School of Education. 12-1pm. Free.  http://www.cew.umich.edu/progevents/bodies-knowledge-talk-dr-debotri-dhar/20160121
Mullin Welch Lecture Series featuring Florine Mark, March 29. Florine Mark, founder of Weight Watchers Group, Inc., will be featured as part of a conversation of women entrepreneurs. Both individually and in conversation, the presenters will share their personal and professional experiences, challenges, successes, and lessons for today. There will be substantial time for audience questions, and a networking reception will follow. Michigan Union Rogel Ballroom, 5pm.   http://www.cew.umich.edu/progevents/2016-mullin-welch-lecture/20160107
#UMBlackout: Mobilizing Black Communities for Radical Transformation in the Digital Age, Feb 11. In honor of Black History Month, the U-M Social Work Community Organization Learning Committee invites you to a working session about contemporary black activist leadership for transformative change through digital forums. Through workshops, lectures, and a panel discussion, a wide variety of scholars, campus and grassroots organizers will engage in diverse reflections about the role of the internet in social change efforts. Sponsored by the U-M School of Social Work. CEW co-sponsorship provided by the Frances & Sydney Lewis Visiting Leaders Fund. Rackham, 9am-5pm.​  http://www.cew.umich.edu/progevents/UMBlackout
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