A RESOURCE AND OPPORTUNITY NEWSLETTER
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA GRADUATE SCHOOL OFFICE OF GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
June 30, 2021
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Resources for Graduate Students:
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
Looking for guidance and resources to aid in your professional development? Make an appointment to meet with the Office of Graduate Professional Development! 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. We can help you connect with synchronous and asynchronous professional development resources in a casual, supportive atmosphere.
Ready to take the first step? Contact us today:
Online Career Connections Center (C3) Graduate Student Career Planning Appointments
The Career Connections Center (C3) provides Career Planning Appointments available for graduate students. A trained specialist from the C3 is available at the Graduate School to meet with students virtually on Zoom. Graduate students are welcome to have curricula vitae or industry résumés reviewed, discuss academic and non-academic job searches, hone networking skills, or receive personalized help with other career-related questions.
Click here for more information: Professional Development Individual Consultations
If you are a doctoral candidate at an institution in the U.S., please participate in this survey on doctoral candidate connectedness and social media use. The study examines doctoral candidates’ use of social media with peers and faculty, and also examines whether social media use influences sense of connectedness. The survey should take approximately 15-20 minutes.
Learn more and/or access the survey here: Doctoral Student Social Media Survey
Questions? Contact Krista Vaught at [log in to unmask]
Genentech’s biomedical research organization is launching an open call for our postdoc program aimed at identifying top scientific talent, independent of a specific job posting for a given Genentech scientist’s lab. Applicants are provided the freedom to select three potential Genentech postdoc mentors that they are most interested in working with in order to propel the next stage of their scientific career.
Applications due: July 30, 2021 at 5:30pm (PDT)
Learn more here: Genentech Postdocs
PRISM is an opportunity for select late-stage graduate students from broadly diverse backgrounds to explore postdoctoral training at Stanford. PRISM gives you direct support with support and initiatives such as: interviewing with potential mentors, getting the inside scoop on postdoctoral training at Stanford from current postdocs, and even accessing professional development to score the best postdoc match for you. Students from backgrounds underrepresented in academia are especially encouraged to apply. Fall PRISM cohort dates are October 13-16, 2021.
Applications due: July 26, 2021.
Learn more here: Stanford PRISM
Science Corps, a non-profit organization, provides recent STEM PhDs with paid fellowships to improve science education in under-resourced areas. They are currently seeking late-stage PhD students and postdoc applicants for their fellowships in the Philippines, Morocco, Bangladesh, and India.
Learn more here: Science Corps Fellowships
Tuesday, July 6 | 12 noon – 1 p.m. | Online
Apply your R skills, get feedback, and connect with the greater #RStats community.
Tuesday, July 13 | 12 noon – 1 p.m. | Online
Learn how to import citations, annotate papers, and insert citations into your publications.
Tuesday, July 13 | 12 noon – 1 p.m. | Online
Learn how to use Github as a platform for collaboration.
Tuesday, July 13 | 1 p.m. – 1:20 p.m. | Online
Take a quick tour around the Health Science Center Library website to learn about its services.
Friday, July 16 | 12 noon – 1 p.m. | Online
Learn common metrics used to measure research impact and how you can improve your impact.
Ongoing- July 21 | Variable Time | Online
Learn about research integrity, responsible conduct of research, and the UF research enterprise.
Thursday, July 8 | 9 a.m. – 12 noon | Online
Learn strategies for team development and consensus building for decision-making.
Tuesday, July 13 | 9 a.m. – 12 noon | Online
Learn the importance of emotional intelligence as a management skill and how to use it effectively.
Wednesday, July 14 | 9 a.m. – 12 noon | Online
Learn essential skills useful in navigating the complexities of change management as a leader.
Monday, July 26, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. and Thursday, July 29, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. | Online
Explore ILTs to clarify your beliefs about leadership and how those beliefs impact your leadership roles.
Thursdays, Summer C | 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. | Online
Find support and accountability through discussions about writing with other graduate students.
Wednesday, June 30 | 5 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. | Online
Learn strategies to navigate the US academic culture and school life at UF as an international student.
Wednesday, July 7 | 5 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. | Online
Share your experience as a bicultural individual with other international students.
Wednesday, July 14 | 5 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. | Online
Reflect on the coping skills that are culturally meaningful to you and learn some from other students.
Wednesday, June 30 | 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Online
Learn strategies for accepting your current circumstances and shaping your “next normal”.
Thursday, July 1 | 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Online
Wednesday, July 7 | 4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | GatorWell Conference Room (Reitz Union, Suite 1100)
Friday, July 9 | 1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. | Online
Tuesday, July 13 | 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. | Plaza of the Americas
Thursday, July 15 | 3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | GatorWell Conference Room (Reitz Union, Suite 1100)
Learn and practice mindfulness strategies from mindful walking to belly breathing.
Wednesday, July 7 | 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Online
Join this interactive workshop for an honest exploration of how Imposter Syndrome impacts you.
Thursday, July 8 | 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. | Online
Learn strategies to deny requests and identify and disrupt problematic acceptance patterns.
Monday, July 12 | 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. | Online
Discuss an accessible framework for conflict management and giving and receiving feedback.
Tuesday, July 13 | 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Online
Build skills to manage emotional crises and bounce back from unpleasant events.
Wednesday, July 7 | 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Online
Learn communication and interpersonal skills to improve your relationships with your mentors.
Monday, July 12 | 1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Online
Learn strategies to build professional connections and network authentically.
Mondays | 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. | Online
Thursdays | 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Online
Write Time is a casual drop-in writing hour on Zoom for you to meet other graduate students virtually and work on your writing projects. Get the coffee shop experience without the $7 latte! No registration or commitment is necessary to attend Write Time, just stop by!
Wednesdays | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Online
Writing Wednesdays is a supportive environment at a set time each week to help you progress towards your writing goals.
Monday, July 5- Sunday, July 11 | Asynchronous | Online
Learn to utilize informative evaluations on student work in order to improve performance.
Thursday, July 8 | 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. | Online
Learn how to select and organize data to create a successful poster along with presentation skills.
Monday, July 12- Sunday, July 18 | Asynchronous | Online
Analyze the relationship between course goals, student learning objectives, and assessments.
Thursday, July 15 | 9 a.m. – 12 noon | Online
Learn strategies to communicate effectively with team members.
Tuesday, July 6 | 11 a.m. – 12 noon | Online
Learn how and why Dr. Jerone Dunbar chose to transition from academia to innovation in industry.
Wednesday, July 7 | 1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Online
Learn the basics of getting your LinkedIn started and how to make your profile work for you.
Wednesday, July 14 | 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. | Online
Learn about careers in community colleges including job search and application processes.
Wednesday, July 14 | 3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Online
Get real-time support for starting and/or polishing your resume.
Thursday, July 15 | 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. | Online
Learn the basics of creating and structuring critical elements of CVs, resumes, and cover letters.
Friday, July 16 | 12 noon – 1 p.m. | Online
Learn ways to identify and search for nonacademic career options that would be a good fit for you.
Resource Spotlight: The UF Center for Instructional Technology and Training (CITT)
The Center for Instructional Technology and Training (CITT) is part of the Office of Academic Technology within UF Information Technology. CITT empowers instructors, including graduate teaching assistants, with knowledge, skills, and technologies to successfully meet your teaching and learning needs.
Specific programs offered by CITT that may interest graduate students include:
Self-paced workshops provide participants opportunities to explore pedagogical concepts as time permits. Participants will earn a credential after completing the requirements for each workshop. Offerings include:
Online certificate of completions consist of a series of workshops designed around a theme related to pedagogical trends in higher education. Offerings include:
Click here for more information: Center for Instructional Technology and Training
OFFICE OF GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA GRADUATE SCHOOL
129 Grinter Hall
1523 Union Road
Gainesville FL 32611
352 273 3143
Questions or comments? Contact Amanda Catron, Office of Graduate Professional Development.