Erik Oswald

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Name: Erik Oswald
Date registered: June 27, 2016

Latest posts

  1. Your Research Matters — November 2, 2017
  2. CGS Career Pathways Project — October 19, 2017
  3. Grad Student Appreciation Week – Campus Quotes — October 5, 2017
  4. Navigating Your Career with IrishCompass — September 21, 2017
  5. Following Up After a Career Event – Part 2 — September 14, 2017

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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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Oct 19

CGS Career Pathways Project

Today’s guest blog post was provided by Laura Carlson, Vice President and Associate Provost, Dean of the Graduate School, and Professor of Psychology. ************ This past August, the Grad School was awarded an $80,000 grant from the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS). This funding allows us to participate in the PhD Career Pathways Project, a high-profile investigation …

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Oct 05

Grad Student Appreciation Week – Campus Quotes

In honor of graduate student appreciation week, we wanted to find out what folks from all corners of campus appreciate about our graduate students. The responses flowed in, and it is clear that you are greatly appreciated! #thanksbetograds ————————- Laura Carlson, Vice President and Associate Provost, Dean of the Graduate School, Professor of Psychology Their …

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Sep 21

Navigating Your Career with IrishCompass

Today’s guest post was written by Sharon Keane, Notre Dame Alumni Association. ****************** Important dynamics are at play in today’s marketplace and in the minds of professionals. They include the mindset shift from “career for life” to “career for me,” the rise of the “gig” economy, and increased job changes. Research reveals that individuals will …

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Sep 14

Following Up After a Career Event – Part 2

In Part 1 last week, we covered the process of following up the day after a career fair or other networking event. Today we’ll look at steps to take in the coming weeks and months to maintain and foster the relationship with the individuals and organizations you met there. A few weeks after the event …

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Sep 07

Following Up After a Career Event – Part 1

We hope you had a chance to participate in the Fall Career Expo or STEM Networking Breakfast events yesterday. Events like these should be considered the opening introductory touchpoint in an ongoing meaningful relationship. As such, there are steps you must take to foster and cultivate that relationship now that it is off the ground. …

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Aug 24

Employer Guest Post – Success at Networking Events

The Fall Career Expo, Breakfast with Graduate STEM Champions, and CBE Symposium are less than 2 weeks away (September 6th). Lisa Kochert, leader of the North America campus talent acquisition team at Avanade, was gracious enough to provide us with this guest blog post from an employer’s perspective on how to succeed at networking events …

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Aug 17

Surviving Your PhD Journey – Part 2

Today’s guest blog post is part 2 of 2, and comes from our Director, Larry Westfall. Read part 1 here. ************************************************** The Road Less Traveled A father took his 12-year old son boating. He had him motor out of sight of land and distracted him with conversation. Then he said, “Son, plot a course to …

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Aug 10

Surviving Your PhD Journey – Part 1

Today’s guest blog post is part 1 of 2, and comes from our Director, Larry Westfall. ********************************************** “Tell me and I’ll forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I’ll understand.” – – Chinese Proverb I’ve worked in management for many years and have experienced my share of change. Through this experience I’ve found …

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Aug 03

Alumni Guest Post – Starting Your Professional Career

Today’s guest blog post comes from Billy Smith, who graduated from ND with a History PhD in 2017. He has worked as an Academic Advisor and Scholarship Coordinator at Oklahoma State University since Fall 2016. Billy can be reached at william.r.smith@okstate.edu. After several years in graduate school, transitioning to a full-time, non-traditional academic job was intimidating. …

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