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A RESOURCE AND OPPORTUNITY NEWSLETTER

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA GRADUATE SCHOOL OFFICE OF GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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November 4, 2020                                                                                                                              

GENERAL INFORMATION

New Resources for Graduate Students: Office of Graduate Professional Development Website

Professional Development Virtual Drop-In Hours

Science Fair Judges Needed for Alachua County School District

 

RESEARCH SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

20 Minutes to Impact Series: ORCID and Friends

Embase

Searching for COVID-19 Information

Introduction to Research Impact

 

MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP

Recognize and Respond to At-Risk Students

Leveraging Emotional Intelligence for Effective Leadership

 

EFFECTIVENESS AND PURPOSE

How to Not Feel Anxious

Take Charge of Change

APIDA Women's Empower Hour

How to Manage Stress, Rejection & the Haters in Your Midst

Cross-Cultural Transition Workshop

Virtual Tea Time: Holidays and Traditions

 

PROFESSIONALISM

Becoming a Professional: Skills for Success in Life and Work

Make It Global: Curriculum Internationalization

Global Gators Month: Intercultural Communications Skills Lab

Ethics in the Mentoring Relationship

Maintaining Your Professional Online Presence

Engagement Matters: Developing a Career as a Community Engaged Scholar

Building Positive Relationships in Graduate School

 

COMMUNICATION

Academic Writing 3-Part Workshop Series

Using Zoom to Make Learning Magic!

Instructional Media

Designing Bichronous Online Learning Experiences: Blending Asynchronous and Synchronous Online Learning

Effective Use of Journal Clubs to Enhance Critical Thinking Skills

Communication Confidence

Meeting Students Where They Are: Strategies for Connecting with Students Online

Power Writing

Teaching with ePortfolios

Teaching in Classrooms with HyFlex Technology

 

CAREER ADVANCEMENT

Offer Evaluation and Negotiation

First Gen in the Workplace

Getting Hired at a Community College: Tips and Strategies from Faculty on Hiring Panels

The Job Search During Political Unrest

Global Gators Month: Leveraging Language Skills in the Job Search

Power of LinkedIn

Pivoting in Your Career During Uncertainty

 

RESOURCE SPOTLIGHT

Individual Development Plans (IDPs)

    

New Resources for Graduate Students:
Office of Graduate Professional Development Website

The Office of Graduate Professional Development (OGPD) recently launched a new website featuring resources to help graduate students succeed in graduate school and beyond. The website features the following resources:

 

Click here to visit the OGPD homepage.

 

Questions? Contact Amanda Catron, Office of Graduate Professional Development

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Professional Development Virtual Drop-In Hours

Tuesdays

11 a.m. – 12 noon

Zoom

 

Wednesdays

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Zoom

 

Looking for guidance and resources to aid in your professional development? Stop by the Office of Graduate Professional Development Virtual Drop-in Hours! Our office can help you explore resources to build research and writing skills, find funding, start networking, revise your Individual Development Plan (IDP), and more. No appointment necessary.

 

Questions? Contact Amanda Catron, Program Coordinator, Office of Graduate Professional Development.

 

The UF Career Connections Center (C3) continues to offer virtual support and resources to assist graduate students in their professional development and career readiness needs.

 

Mondays

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Zoom

 

For questions or to schedule another time to meet, please email Allie Simon, Associate Director for Career Engagement, UF Career Connections Center. 

Click here for more information: Professional Development Virtual Drop-In Hours

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Science Fair Judges Needed for Alachua County School District

This year three middle schools in the Alachua County School District, Lincoln, Kanapaha, and Westwood, will be hosting a collaborative science fair online through ZFairs on December 10th from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30pm. ZFairs allows judges to view projects, conduct video chat interviews with students, score projects, and provide additional feedback online.

 

To be a judge you must:

  • Have a knowledge of the scientific method
  • Be proficient in one of the project categories
  • Display a willingness to work with youth in a positive manner
  • Pass a background check

 

If you’re interested in being a judge two applications are necessary:

  1. Apply to be a volunteer with the Alachua County School District
  2. Register as a judge on ZFairs

 

You will be notified a few days before the fair as to which time slots have been assigned to you. For student and volunteer safety, interviews will either include multiple judges or the presence of a school employee.

 

Questions? Contact Carly Mikell, Science Fair Coordinator at [log in to unmask]

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20 Minutes to Impact Series: ORCID and Friends

Friday, November 6, 2020

12 noon – 12:30 p.m.

Online

 

In these 20-30 minute workshops you will learn about a research impact metric or tool and receive step-by-step instructions which you can actively follow to accomplish an impact-related task by the end of the workshop.

 

This session, ORCID and Friends, will cover creating your ORCID ID and linking it to Dimensions to add articles to your researcher profile with one click.

 

Click here for more information and registration: ORCID and Friends

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Embase

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

12 noon – 1 p.m.

Online

 

This class will take you step-by-step through effective literature search and save techniques—starting smartly, limiting efficiently, searching for specific info (authors, types of publications, specific journals), refining your search and exporting results to the bibliographic software.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Embase

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Searching for COVID-19 Information

Monday, November 16, 2020

11 a.m. – 12 noon

Online

 

Are you struggling to run searches for authoritative and relevant information on COVID-19? This workshop will cover searching for COVID-19 related citations in major databases, running drug searches on COVID-19, and finding consumer health and patient education resources.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Searching for COVID-19 Information

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Introduction to Research Impact

Friday, November 20, 2020

12 noon – 1 p.m.

Online

 

This workshop will introduce attendees to some metrics commonly used to measure research impact, and suggest some steps they can take to improve their own impact.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Introduction to Research Impact

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Recognize and Respond to At-Risk Students

Monday, November 16, 2020- Sunday, November 22, 2020

Asynchronous

Online

 

There are a lot of factors that influence students’ decisions to withdraw from classes at the University of Florida. Learn how to recognize academically at-risk student behaviors, and practice responding with appropriate intervention strategies. You will apply strategies to adapt your feedback to specific challenges and risk factors that students face in higher education.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Recognize and Respond to At-Risk Students

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Leveraging Emotional Intelligence for Effective Leadership

Thursday, November 19, 2020

9 a.m. – 12 noon

Online

 

Participants will define Emotional Intelligence (EI) as a leadership and management competency, building upon a model for emotional and social competency. At the end of this session, participants will be able to identify how emotional intelligence affects leadership and will have generated ideas and next steps to leverage their emotional intelligence in the workplace for heightened leadership success.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Emotional Intelligence for Effective Leadership

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How to Not Feel Anxious

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Thursday, November 12, 2020

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Online

 

This workshop is designed to help you explore and understand complexity of emotions. It focuses on recognizing, understanding, and increasing your emotional awareness and expectations.

 

Click here for more information and registration: How to Not Feel Anxious

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Take Charge of Change

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Online

 

Change happens. It is a real, concrete, often stressful fact of life. Do you ever wish that change would go away–or at least slow down? If so, this class is for you. During this course, participants will:

  • Examine the initial normal reactions to change;
  • Explore ways to overcome resistance to change; and
  • Prepare a personal plan–including emphasis on personal resilience.

 

Change is inevitable; long-term misery is optional!

 

Click here for more information and registration: Take Charge of Change

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APIDA Women's Empower Hour

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Online

 

Women’s Empower Hour is an event series that strives to support Asian American women and create solidarity within our communities. Through various educational workshops and lunch discussions, issues such as Eurocentrism, the fetishization of Asian American women, complexities of dual identities, and more have been discussed. By creating safe spaces where women can share stories and learn about themselves, APIDA’s aim is to discover ways in which everyone can work together to embrace each other’s unique identities.

 

Click here for more information and registration: APIDA Women’s Empower Hour

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How to Manage Stress, Rejection & the Haters in Your Midst

Thursday, November 12, 2020

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Online

 

Are you stressed? Do you feel devastated when your articles and/or grant proposals get rejected? Is the pressure of publishing/funding your work making you sick?

 

If any of this sounds familiar and you have difficulty managing the negative energy and rejection in your environment, please join us to learn:

  • The impact that stress and negativity can have if they are not managed
  • Identify the most common areas of stress in academic life
  • Concrete strategies for managing the physical, emotional, and attitudinal effects of stress

 

Provided by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. UF has an institutional membership, which gives you access to a free membership. To activate it, please click here: National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

 

Click here for more information and registration: How to Manage Stress, Rejection, & the Haters

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Cross-Cultural Transition Workshop

Monday, November 16, 2020

5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

Online

 

Relocating to a different country is a significant life event. Navigate your experiences in crossing cultural boundaries can be exciting, challenging, and confusing. We invite you to this discussion space to share your voice, understand common concerns, and learn about coping strategies.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Cross-Cultural Transition Workshop

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Virtual Tea Time: Holidays and Traditions

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

Online

 

There are many holidays/traditions celebrated at the end (e.g. Thanksgiving, Christmas, Black Friday) and beginning (e.g. Super Bowl, March Madness) of the year in the US. Do you have curiosities about these traditions/holidays? Are you interested in learning holidays/traditions other cultures celebrate? You are invited to also share the meaningful holidays you celebrate/observe too!

 

The UF Gator International Focus Team (UF GIFT) is hosting a virtual space for international students and scholars to have a casual, interactive dialogue on a variety of important topics during the cross-cultural transition. Domestic students are welcome to attend as well.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Virtual Tea Time: Holidays and Traditions

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Becoming a Professional: Skills for Success in Life and Work

Monday, November 9, 2020

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Online

 

C3 wants you to be successful as a new professional! Specifically, they will cover professional communication, how to lead from within a hierarchy, how to measure success in your new role, and how to build connections within your field.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Becoming a Professional

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Make It Global: Curriculum Internationalization

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

11 a.m.- 12 noon

Online

 

This workshop explores ways to develop course assignments that incorporate international perspectives and enhance the development of intercultural competence. Attendees will engage in a self-assessment exercise that will allow them to rate the degree to which they have internationalized their courses. They will also learn about virtual exchange as a way to connect their classrooms to other classrooms around the world. All attendees will receive information about the Curriculum Internationalization grants available through the UF International Center.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Make it Global: Curriculum Internationalization

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Global Gators Month: Intercultural Communications Skills Lab

Thursday, November 12, 2020

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Online

 

Dreaming of a Global career? Learn from Ann Searight Christiano, Director of the Center for Public Interest Communications. In this hands-on session, she’ll offer specific advice for building intercultural communication, how to network, and gain new skills to help you make a plan to build the career of which you’ve been dreaming.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Intercultural Communications Skills Lab

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Ethics in the Mentoring Relationship

Friday, November 13, 2020

12 noon – 1 p.m.

Online

 

Dr. Roger Fillingim, PhD, Professor, Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science and UF Mentor Academy Director will present on different aspects of ethics in mentoring relationships.

 

The “Learn – Discover – Lead” seminar series is designed to provide practical advice for PhD and dual degree scientists, who will be managing and leading research teams of their own.  The target audience is graduate students, combined degree students, postdoctoral research trainees, and junior faculty, but everyone who may benefit from these seminars is welcome to attend!

   

Click here for more information and registration: Ethics in the Mentoring Relationship

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Maintaining Your Professional Online Presence

Monday, November 16, 2020

4 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.

Online

 

Having a strong, positive online presence is essential in today’s job search and in making professional connections. Attend this workshop to learn how to develop an effective LinkedIn, create a powerful online presence, and exude professionalism even from behind a screen.

   

Click here for more information and registration: Maintaining Your Professional Online Presence

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Engagement Matters: Developing a Career as a Community Engaged Scholar

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Online

 

Drawing on studies of exemplar, highly impactful engaged scholars, Dr. O'Meara shares examples of high impact community engaged scholarship and strategies adopted by engaged scholars to succeed in reward systems that are not yet fully inclusive of this work. Ways in which projects with community partners might be designed to document expertise or knowledge drawn on, impact, and significance will be discussed.

 

Provided by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. UF has an institutional membership, which gives you access to a free membership. To activate it, please click here: National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

 

Click here for more information and registration: Engagement Matters

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Building Positive Relationships in Graduate School

Friday, November 20, 2020

12 noon

Online

 

Graduate school can be challenging without proper support and fulfilling professional relationships. In this webinar, a panel of academic experts who work with grad students will discuss ways to maintain positive and healthy connections with your colleagues and supervisors. After attending, you will be able to:

  • implement strategies for supportive community building in your department;
  • identify people and offices on your campus that will help you confront toxic behavior in academic spaces;
  • and create healthy habits for balancing school, research, and social life.

 

This webinar is hosted by Beyond the Professoriate.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Building Positive Relationships in Graduate School

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Academic Writing 3-Part Workshop Series

Tuesdays, November 3- 17, 2020

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Part 1: The Process Approach to Composition

Tuesday, November 3, 2020, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

In this workshop we will talk about the three stages of writing -- Pre-writing, Rough Draft, and Revision -- with tips to help improve writing in all three stages, along with some suggestions about succeeding with very long documents like theses and dissertations.

Click here to register: The Process Approach to Composition

 

Part 2: Writing Concisely and Avoiding Passive Structures

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

In this workshop, writing concisely and avoiding passive structures will be discussed. These are two of the most common writing weaknesses among graduate students. Sometimes -- especially in some hard sciences -- passive can be acceptable, but we will talk about potential weaknesses with it, and ways to tell when active structures will work better.

Click here to register: Writing Concisely and Avoiding Passive Structures

 

Part 3: Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism

Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

In this workshop, citing sources and avoiding plagiarism will be discussed. These skills are particularly important in writing literature reviews. The workshop will also include suggestions for useful paraphrasing, and how to work research and quotations gracefully into papers.

Click here to register: Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism 

 

Questions? Contact Amanda Catron, Office of Graduate Professional Development.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Academic Writing 3-Part Workshop Series

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Using Zoom to Make Learning Magic!

Thursday, November 5, 2020

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Online

 

Join as how-tos and best practices for teaching in Zoom are shared. Learn strategies for using Zoom features like breakout rooms and polls that can help to engage students in active learning and connect with each other. This is a #NoWallsTeaching workshop.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Using Zoom to Make Learning Magic!

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Instructional Media

Monday, November 9, 2020 – Sunday, November 15, 2020

Asynchronous

Online

 

Instructional Media focuses on the creation of effective online lectures. Participants will analyze the benefits of using engaging online lectures in their instruction, as well as the best practices for producing quality videos.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Instructional Media

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Designing Bichronous Online Learning Experiences:
Blending Asynchronous and Synchronous Online Learning

Monday, November 9, 2020

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Online

 

Learn about the emerging concept of bichronous online learning, which is the intentional blending of both synchronous and asynchronous online learning experiences to meet your student learning outcomes.

 

In this short workshop, how bichronous online learning can support a variety of instructional strategies while simultaneously providing student-to-content, student-to-instructor, and student-to-student interactions will be discussed. These ideas will be illustrated using two existing online courses employing bichronous online learning, and concluded with a short whole-group discussion on the possible future avenues for this approach in your own online courses. This is a #NoWallsTeaching workshop.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Designing Bichronous Online Learning Experiences

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Effective Use of Journal Clubs to Enhance Critical Thinking Skills

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Online

 

This interactive workshop will provide best practices for conducting journal clubs in a classroom setting. The presenter will go over the basics of journal clubs and their role in enhancing critical thinking. Attendees should bring to the workshop a hard copy of a published article they would use in a classroom for a journal club.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Journal Clubs to Enhance Critical Thinking Skills

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Communication Confidence

Thursday, November 12, 2020

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Online

 

Most of us think we’re good communicators. Listening and talking are things we engage in all the time, so we assume we do it well. Unfortunately, that’s often not the case. Attend “Communication Confidence” to learn a number of skills and tools to improve the way you communicate with others. Behind these skills are these fundamental concepts: We all can be better communicators; by understanding what makes communicating difficult, we can improve; and by using certain tools and skills, we can counteract the difficulties.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Communication Confidence

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Meeting Students Where They Are: Strategies for Connecting with Students Online

Friday, November 13, 2020

10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Online

 

Often, keeping students engaged can be a challenge while teaching remotely. Some methods used to connect with our students in face-to-face classrooms don’t translate well to virtual environments, so students feel disconnected from the instructor and the course content.

 

In this workshop, you  practice a variety of techniques you can use to better connect with students in your online classes (both synchronous and asynchronous). These strategies can lead to higher levels of participation, increased performance, and an overall better experience for students and teachers alike. The critical role compassion has in education and how you can balance it with course expectations will be discussed. This is a #NoWallsTeaching workshop.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Strategies for Connections with Students Online

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Power Writing

Monday, November 16, 2020

1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Online

 

Make your writing fast, fun, and fabulous! Join Power Writing and learn how to design power-packed documents that your readers will actually enjoy. In this class you will focus on preparing professional business documents discuss, including a review of grammar, tone, stressing the positive, saying “no” gently, and doing a little more than you need to in order to get your message across.

 

You will learn to: define your purpose, target your reader, reduce writer’s block, organize your writing, eliminate “clutter”, and edit for accuracy and grammatical correctness.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Power Writing

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Teaching with ePortfolios

Monday, November 16, 2020

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Online

 

Attendees will learn about the impact of ePortfolio practice on student learning. Attendees will gain an understanding of how ePortfolios can support integrative learning (including career development) and will get guidance and advice on how to implement ePortfolio projects. The workshop includes a 20 minute hands-on tutorial on how to create ePortfolios using the free web development platform Wix.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Teaching with ePortfolios

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Teaching in Classrooms with HyFlex Technology

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Online

 

HyFlex, short for Hybrid-Flexible, is a course design and delivery method where students can choose to attend class in-person, remotely, or even asynchronously. Many UF instructors plan on using a modified HyFlex approach in Spring 2021, where only a portion of students attend class in the face-to-face setting while others access the class remotely in order to meet social-distancing guidelines.

 

Take a guided tour through the in-class technologies available for sharing course content with face-to-face and remote learners. You will explore tools like annotation screens and virtual whiteboards. You will also learn strategies for using Zoom with the classroom cameras and microphones, and best practices for engaging remote and face-to-face students simultaneously. This is a #NoWallsTeaching workshop.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Teaching in Classrooms with HyFlex Technology

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Offer Evaluation and Negotiation

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Online

 

What is a compensation package? How to evaluate the value of your offer? How to identify your needs? Can you negotiate an offer? How and When? C3 has all these answers and more!

   

Click here for more information and registration: Offer Evaluation and Negotiation

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First Gen in the Workplace

Monday, November 9, 2020

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Online

 

There is a shift happening. Globalization has caused the workplace to become increasingly diverse. Have you ever wondered how your identity will intersect in this environment? Come to this panel discussion and learn from to UF alumni and employers about the skills needed to navigate your identity in the workplace.

   

Click here for more information and registration: First Gen in the Workplace

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Getting Hired at a Community College:
Tips and Strategies from Faculty on Hiring Panels

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

12 noon – 1:30 p.m.

Online

 

Learn hiring tips from faculty that serve on or work closely with hiring committees at community colleges. How might the interview differ from that of a 4-year teaching or research university? What factors should you consider in preparing your application materials and teaching demonstration? What are some common do’s and don’ts of seeking a job at a community college? Join us to learn the answer to these questions and more.

 

This event is hosted by the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) and is designed for graduate students and faculty mentors. Register for this workshop by logging in with your CIRTL account. If you do not have a CIRTL account, you can create one with your UF credentials.

 

Click here for more information and registration: Getting Hired at a Community College

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The Job Search During Political Unrest

Thursday, November 12, 2020

5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Online

 

Join APIDA (Asian Pacific Islander Desi Affairs) and Bo Hyun Lee from the Counseling and Wellness Center to discuss the implications of societal impacts on the job market. The discussion will include information on the job search during political unrest and anti-Asian racism/xenophobia.

   

Click here for more information and registration: The Job Search During Political Unrest

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Global Gators Month: Leveraging Language Skills in the Job Search

Monday, November 16, 2020

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Online

 

As society becomes increasingly global and multicultural, the job market offers an ever-widening range of careers that require language skills and language management. Hear from Kathleen K. Diamond as she discusses how to leverage your language skills in the job search.

 

The Founding Chair of the Association of Language Companies (ALC) Bridge, Kathleen K. Diamond, MA, Principal Kathleen Diamond & Co. Kathleen, is a consultant, entrepreneur, and business leader in the language services industry. She serves as Chairman of ASTM F43 Language Services and Products and as a Treasurer on the Board of Directors of the Association of Language Companies. Kathleen is fluent in Spanish and French in addition to English. She holds a Master’s degree in 16th Century French Literature from the University of Florida.

   

Click here for more information and registration: Leveraging Language Skills in the Job Search

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Power of LinkedIn

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

12 noon – 1:30 p.m.

Online

 

Join C3 to discuss and share how to craft a strong presence in LinkedIn, and how to leverage this professional network to build up meaningful connections, and what are the key features you can use to level up.

   

Click here for more information and registration: Power of LinkedIn

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Pivoting in Your Career During Uncertainty

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Online

 

Rejection isn’t fun and neither is uncertainty. Being told no to something you really want or not knowing your next steps, especially if it’s a dream job or internship, can be tough. So what’s a better way to handle rejection and move forward with confidence in your career during uncertain times? During this session, C3 will share practical tips on how to pivot in your career after a “no” response and the importance of developing and articulating your skills with future employers confidently.

   

Click here for more information and registration: Pivoting in Your Career During Uncertainty

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Resource Spotlight: Individual Development Plans (IDPs)

The Individual Development Plan (IDP) is a tool to help you assess and evaluate your skills and define short and long-term professional and personal goals to successfully complete your graduate training and enter your career of choice. It also serves as a tool to guide the mentoring relationship between you and your faculty advisor. The IDP is designed to complement the resources your own graduate program will provide, as well as your own mentoring model for student success. As of 2017, all PhD students at the University of Florida are required to complete an IDP.

 

The Office of Graduate Professional Development hosts step-by-step instructions for completing your IDP. The site also contains templates for potential IDP formats; contact your department for the IDP format you will complete. 

   

Click here for more information: Individual Development Plans

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