Erik Oswald

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Name: Erik Oswald
Date registered: June 27, 2016

Latest posts

  1. How to use VersatilePhD for Career Exploration — April 13, 2018
  2. LinkedIn 101: Using LinkedIn to Land Your Dream Job Before You Leave ND — March 29, 2018
  3. Virtual Career Fair – advice from a past participant — March 15, 2018
  4. Alumni Guest Post: Employed ABD — February 15, 2018
  5. New Semester, New Grad Careers Offices — February 1, 2018

Most commented posts

  1. Mailbag: Customizing Resumes – Part 1 — 2 comments
  2. Job Offers and Negotiations — 2 comments
  3. Be Confident — 1 comment
  4. Following Up After a Career Event – Part 1 — 1 comment

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Apr 13

How to use VersatilePhD for Career Exploration

VersatilePhD provides information to graduate students by identifying careers outside of academia that both utilize and value your professional skill set. There are a few key features to note: The PhD Career Finder offers information about a wide variety of interesting careers that real PhDs have gone into. Their stories are both fascinating and informative, …

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Mar 29

LinkedIn 101: Using LinkedIn to Land Your Dream Job Before You Leave ND

  Today’s guest blog post was provided by the LinkedIn Careers Team, whose role is to help job-seekers maximize the value of LinkedIn in their job search. ************************** LinkedIn is helping graduating students tap into their professional community—whether they realize they have one already or not. Trying to land your dream career out of the …

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Mar 15

Virtual Career Fair – advice from a past participant

With the GCC Virtual Career Fair coming up on Wednesday, March 28th, we asked PhD alumna Julia Beck to share her experiences and advice after participating in last year’s event. ***************** The virtual career fair is a great way to enter the job market and practice important job search skills without a lot of (or …

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Feb 15

Alumni Guest Post: Employed ABD

Today’s guest blog post comes from Meagan Simpson. Her bio appears below the post. *************** Like many academic hopefuls, I applied for and enrolled in my PhD program with only a tenure-track career path in mind. It was during orientation, however, that I resolved to have contingency plans. As I’m sure it does for many, …

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Feb 01

New Semester, New Grad Careers Offices

Today’s guest post was submitted by Trish Bredar, 2nd year English PhD student and graduate assistant in the Grad Careers Office. The views presented are her own, but we highly support them! ****************** Acclimating to a new semester after winter break can be a bit of a challenge. It ushers in a new schedule, fresh …

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Jan 18

How to Contact an Employer Prior to Applying

Contacting an employer prior to submitting an application can be a delicate or tricky balance, and depends on the nature of any pre-existing relationships with individuals on the hiring team. In a scenario where you know a hiring manager and want to reach out in an unsolicited way, your pre-existing relationship (assuming it’s not a …

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Jan 05

Navigating Change in the New Year

This guest blog post was provided by Larry Westfall, newly retired Director of Graduate Career Services. *************************************************************** “And suddenly you know…it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” ~Anon In time-held tradition, we awake on New Year’s day and resolve to make a change in some aspect of our lives as the …

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Nov 30

Thank You Notes

  We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! If it was anything like mine, it featured at least four different kinds of carb-loaded dishes, and you are looking forward to the new Smith Center for Recreational Sports opening in January like I am. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I want to focus on the important …

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Nov 20

Leverage Your Grant Writing Skills in a Cover Letter

This week’s guest blog post comes from Hannah Babbini and the Graduate School Office of Grants and Fellowships. ******************** When I work with graduate students on fellowship applications, I always try to impress that funding is not the only endgame. The skills developed through grantsmanship can be adapted to many opportunities, including live presentations, project …

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Nov 02

Your Research Matters

Today’s guest blog post was provided by Laura Carlson, Vice President and Associate Provost, Dean of the Graduate School, and Professor of Psychology. ***************** I want our graduate students to know that Your Research Matters. This is not a generic slogan. This is the Graduate School remix of an old Notre Dame classic. Perhaps the Notre Dame …

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