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Ph.D. Academy Coffee and Tea Social
We hosted our Coffee & Tea Social open to all Dornsife Ph.D. students at the MHP courtyard, and we loved seeing everyone drop by, mingle with their peers, and ask us questions about our Ph.D. Academy Scholarship/Research Fund and Certificate! If you have any additional questions feel free to send us an email at phdacademy@dornsife.usc.edu.
Ph.D. Academy at the Career Center
Headshots to Handshakes
Tuesday, April 2, 2024 | Student Union (STU) B3 and 110

NEW TIME: 5:00 PM - Dinner | 5:30 PM Program | 6:30 PM - Photos
Thank you to everyone who already registered. The Dornsife Ph.D. Academy is visiting the USC Career Center for their Headshots to Handshakes program!
We will provide dinner in the Trojan Presentation Room (STU B3) from 5:00-5:30pm. We will then hear from the Career Center for a 30-minute LinkedIn and Trojan Network workshop, and then move to the Career Center in STU 110 to utilize their new IRIS Booth so attendees can take high-quality professional headshots for free! 
You must register if you would like to attend. 
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Ph.D. Academy End of Semester Certificate Celebration
Wednesday, May 1, 2024 | 
5:00-7:00PM | MCB 101 | RSVP

We hope you will join us for our end-of-semester social and joint certificate celebration on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 in MCB 101 from 5:00-7:00pm. This gathering is for all Dornsife Ph.D. students. We will provide all certificate awardees with their physical Ph.D. Academy Certificate in Communication, Leadership, and Management. Let us wrap up the semester with food, drink, and conversation with the Dornsife community!
All eligible certificate awardees have been contacted.
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How to Turn a Ph.D. Into a Non-Academic Career - Firsthand advice on how to explore successfully what life outside higher education could look like. Read more     
How to Write a Ph.D. Cover Letter - Learn how to write the best cover letter and how to decide whether to submit a cover letter, template included. Read more 
Graduate Interview Guide - Do's and Dont's - Learn how to prepare for interviews as a Graduate student and how to tie it to your Ph.D. journey. Read more 
Checklist for Job Seeker As you prepare for the future, make sure you have these items checked off on your list to make job-seeking easier. Read more   
Ph.D Job Search Tips and Timeline - Advice and tools to help prespare for process and plan of actions for job searching. Read more
The Dornsife Ph.D. Academy offers the 2024 Ph.D. Academy Scholarship and Research Fund. Students from all Ph.D. Academy cohorts who attend the Ph.D. Academy events are eligible to apply for funds to support their professional development and scholarly needs. If you attend up to THREE Ph.D. Academy events for your cohort, you can apply to receive up to $500! 

The deadline for this cycle is April 26, 2024

The application form is now open and available on our website.
Other Upcoming Professionalization Events and Opportunities
HUM - Humanities | NS - Natural Science | SS - Social Science
Financial Literacy Conference 2024 [ALL]
April 1 – 4, 2024 | Time varies check website | USC Career Center | More Info

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 | 9:00am – 12:30pm | USC Career Center - Zoom | More Info

Friday, April 5, 2024 | 6:30pm – 7:30pm |  More Info

Thursday, April 11, 2024 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm | City Club LA  | More Info

Thursday, April 11, 2024 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm | MCB 101 & 102 | More Info
Sunday, April 14, 2024 | 11:00am – 2:00pm | USC GSG | More Info
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