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EAP Workshop: Work-Life Balance

Author: Ryne Clos

A career in academics is a uniquely challenging one, because there are no set hours when one is “on-the-clock” and when one is not. When are we not working? An academic career can take up all of your time, if you allow it to. This is obviously a poor choice. This workshop will discuss ways in which you can find time for your family, for your social life, for your community, for vacation, and for any other demands that you need to fit into your schedule, while maintaining a productive and successful academic career. Work-life balance is crucial to your health and happiness and it will actually make you a more productive member of the academy, too. If you missed the workshop, you may access the Powerpoint slides here

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EAP Workshop: Academic Job Interviews

Author: Ryne Clos

The academic job search is a difficult process. It is pitiless and impersonal, governed more by conventional standards than by any specific concerns of the job or the applicants. While this can make the process intimidating, it also means that most academic job interviews—no matter the university or the discipline—are more or less the same. This workshop will take advantage of this predictability, allowing you to understand the interviewing process as well as providing you with strategies to thrive during your interviews. If you missed the workshop, you may access the Powerpoint slides here

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EAP Workshop: Surviving Winter

Author: Ryne Clos

The South Bend winter is long, cold, and snowy. It can present several challenges to those who are not accustomed to such conditions. These include transportation difficulty, less opportunity for outdoor recreation, limited daylight hours, childcare complications, and discomfort with being outside in extreme low temperatures. This workshop will address these issues and propose ways to survive winter. If you missed the workshop, you may access the Powerpoint slides here

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