This panel presentation was intended for those who are planning on presenting at a conference in the near future. Faculty and current students will share their experiences and tips on how to best prepare and perform to make a lasting impression. If you were unable to attend this panel discussion, we encourage you to watch recording of it.
Presenting at a National Conference
Making a Brief Presentation of Qualitative Research (ppt)- by Michael S. Knapp
Thursday, January 22, 2015 | 4:00–7:00 p.m.
The Graduate School, the Career Center, and the Alumni Association are pleased to present the eleventh annual Career Symposium for Graduate Students and Postdocs.
This event is designed to be an opportunity for graduate students and postdocs to:
- Explore various career paths
- Learn how to enhance their job marketability
- Develop connections with employers and successful graduate-level alumni
The symposium will also provide an opportunity for faculty and advisers to gain information that will be useful in mentoring students about career paths.
Getting Hired with a Graduate Degree: Tips from Employers
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. | Kane 210
Feeling uncertain about what you want to do next or unclear about how to get there? Taking some time to explore the myriad employment options open to individuals with graduate degrees, and to learn strategies for making yourself competitive for those options, might help ease your mind. You’re invited to come listen to employer representatives discuss tips for landing interesting positions in large corporations, small businesses, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and universities. The event is free.
Networking Reception: Grad Students, Postdocs, & Alumni
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. | Kane Hall – Walker Ames Room
Want to meet some people who don’t work in your lab? Want to develop your network but don’t know how to get started? This is a unique opportunity for grad students and postdocs to chat with interesting graduate-level alumni in a safe and semi-structured environment. Attendees will have the chance to practice their networking skills and create new connections with 12-15 friendly graduate-degree holders who’ve found meaningful work and are eager to help others do the same by sharing tips, contacts, and maybe even some job leads. All grad students and postdocs are encouraged to attend because ’you just never know’ if you’ll meet the person who leads you on a path to professional success! And, best of all, the event will include food, beer, and wine for FREE! No registration required.
For networking tips, download the Working the Room handout.
The Career Symposium is sponsored by the Career Center, the Graduate School, and the University of Washington Alumni Association.
Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Gerberding Hall (GRB)Suite 100
The term threshold concepts refers to knowledge, skills, and practices at the foundation of a given discipline. While threshold concepts may present a challenge for both instructors and learners, once grasped, these core ideas can unlock disciplinary thinking for students. We will help you identify threshold concepts in your course or discipline and suggest a range of strategies for translating disciplinary concepts to both major and non-major students. We’ll also discuss how to help students tap into their prior knowledge and make cross-disciplinary connections. These strategies are applicable for courses in any discipline.
Sponsored by: Center for Teaching and Learning
Facilitated by: Misty Anne Winzenried, PhD Candidate in Education
The Career Center offers numerous resources to graduate students. Learn more about unique programming and resources by exploring their website!
- Workshops and Events Calendar
The events and workshops are offered by The Career Center and our campus partners for students, grad students and alumni. Events labeled “All” are open to all UW students and alumni unless otherwise noted in the description.
- Personal Development
Planning for a rewarding career while managing the responsibilities of an advanced degree program may seem daunting but making time to learn more about your preferences and explore the wide variety of careers available to graduate students is a smart idea.
- Strategies for Success
Resources on this page will help you maximize your graduate education, strengthen your network, enhance your level of professionalism, and prepare for your career – inside or outside academia.
- Academic Careers
The resources on this page were designed to help graduate students explore and apply for an array of teaching, research, and administrative careers in academia.
- Beyond Academia
The corporate, non-profit, and government sectors offer a diverse set of career opportunities. Use the information on this page to excel in careers beyond academia.
- Grad Student Newsletter
The Career Center puts together a printable newsletter and calendar featuring and discussing upcoming events and workshops.
The NCFDD provides a 12-month external mentoring community program designed to support the success of University of Washington faculty, post-docs, and graduate students. The NCFDD teaches concrete, empirically-tested strategies for increasing productivity through, for example, online training workshops facilitated by faculty development experts, monthly mentor matches, and the “Monday Motivator” weekly newsletter.
• Intensive online training & mentorship
•Tips and techniques on securing external funding for your research
• Professional development online workshops
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Please direct inquiries to:
Norma Rodriguez, Director
Office for Faculty Advancement
How to Overcome Obstacles and Make a Difference
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
A lecture on civil rights, equality and social justice with Dolores Huerta
Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, 7 – 8 p.m.
Watching the Watchers: Fighting Back in an Age of Ubiquitous Surveillance
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, 7 – 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 7 – Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
Location: Allen Library, North Lobby
Sharing ideas and expanding knowledge are two of the guiding principles of academia. HOW we do that – the future of communicating scholarship – is the focus of this exhibit. Scholarly publishing is in a state of flux. While the book and journal remain the primary vehicles for communicating published scholarship, how their content is reviewed, packaged, paid for, distributed, discovered, accessed, and preserved has changed over the last few years and continues to change rapidly.
Many traditions of scholarly publishing remain, but new options, driven by new technologies and changing economic models, are now available and are becoming increasingly accepted in the scholarly community. We invite you to explore some of those options in this exhibit. We hope this content is informative, that it answers some questions while raising others, and that it brings to light some of the problems that the academic community faces in the current scholarly publishing environment.
We intend that it makes you question some long-established traditions, and that it helps you to understand and embrace some of the new publishing options available.
We welcome your questions and comments
More information :www.lib.washington.edu
Doctoral students: are you working on your dissertation? Are you at the beginning, or about to begin the writing process? Have you hit a road-block in your dissertation work and need to get “unstuck”?
There are many resources here at the University of Washington that can make this challenging task a bit easier. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could access them all in one place, over the course of a single day?
The Dissertation Boot Camp in the University Libraries Research Commons will take place over one Saturday (October 11, 2014) from 8:30AM-4:30PM. Talks and breakout sessions tailored to the needs of dissertation writers will be presented. Topics for these sessions may include: citation management, tools for productivity and project management, finding graduate funding, submitting your dissertation electronically, open access publishing, dealing with writers block, and more.
Registration will begin on Tuesday, June 24, 2014.
A $15 fee will be charged at registration, and will cover the cost of your lunch and materials.
More information can be found here: commons.lib.washington.edu/dissertation-boot-camp