How to Identify and Leverage Your Transferable Skills

Dara Wilson-Grant, MSEd, NCC

Dara Wilson-Grant

Thursday November 8 9:30 - 11:30AM

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A common question asked by postdocs and graduate students is, "How do I prove that I am qualified for a non-academic job when I don't have any experience?" The key is learning how to translate your graduate education and postdoctoral training into a language that is understood beyond academia. This workshop will help postdocs and students identify their core strengths and learn specific strategies for communicating their skills and experience to a broad audience via the cover letter and resume. Participants will also gain insight into the skills and personal traits most desired by employers. This workshop is ideal for postdocs and graduate students interested in pursuing careers beyond academia where a heavy emphasis is placed on "soft" skills (eg, teamwork, communication, leadership). Class size is limited to 25 participants to facilitate small group discussion. Because space is limited, please do not register unless you are sure you can attend. Those who register but fail to attend will have a $100 course fee assessed to their faculty mentor. Speaker: Dara Wilson-Grant, MSEd, NCC, is Associate Director at UNC Chapel Hill's Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and a National Certified Career Counselor. With over fifteen years experience providing professional development education and counseling.


  • Graduate School
  • Career Center
  • Office of Postdoctoral Services

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