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Qais Akbar Omar (GRS’16), a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program, has published a much-praised memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. He recalls how the violence and tumult of civil war jolted his family, who, despite losing relatives, their home, and possessions, continued to nurture his wish to attend a university.

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GWISE Career Workshop Series: How to Find a Position in Tough Times

12:30 pm on Tuesday, April 9, 2013
ERB 203
Lunch will be served Please feel welcome to attend as many of the workshops as you can. Through a series of exercises and discussion, attendees will move through the creation of a value proposition, learn how to communicate their career story and understand how to develop a marketing plan. Additionally, there will be an introduction on how to develop networks and a deeper look at the process of informational interviewing and interviewing for a position. Attendees will also acquire networking skills and gain an understanding of how to approach the market to obtain their next position. Utilizing the techniques of active discussion, role playing, critique of personal materials and practice sessions, participants will have a set of personally-tailored tools to ensure success. These tools are immediately useful in the career development process and can be utilized today and in the future – wherever participants happen to be in their career.