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A RESOURCE AND OPPORTUNITY NEWSLETTER

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA GRADUATE SCHOOL OFFICE OF GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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June 30, 2021                                                                                                                             

Table of Contents

Resources for Graduate Students: Office of Graduate Professional Development Website

Professional Development Individual Consultations

Funding, Internships, and Other Opportunities

Research Skills and Knowledge

Management and Leadership

Effectiveness and Purpose

Professionalism

Communication

Career Advancement

Resource Spotlight: The UF Center for Instructional Technology and Training (CITT)

    

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 Individual Consultations

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.

 

Please visit C3's Gator CareerLink and make an appointment with Jaime Harsell, Senior Assistant Director for Career Engagement, Career Connections Center.

 

Click here for more information: Professional Development Individual Consultations

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Funding, Internships, and Other Opportunities

Doctoral Student Social Media Survey

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: Postdoc Hiring Initiative: Open Call for Postdocs

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

 

Stanford Postdoctoral Recruitment Initiative in Science and Medicine (PRISM)

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 Opportunities

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

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Research Skills and Knowledge

Tidy Tuesday with Hao

Tuesday, July 6 | 12 noon – 1 p.m. | Online

Apply your R skills, get feedback, and connect with the greater #RStats community.

Hosted by UF HSCL| Register here

 

SciWheel (Online)

Tuesday, July 13 | 12 noon – 1 p.m. | Online

Learn how to import citations, annotate papers, and insert citations into your publications.

Hosted by UF HSCL| Register here

 

Using GitHub for Collaboration

Tuesday, July 13 | 12 noon – 1 p.m. | Online

Learn how to use Github as a platform for collaboration.

Hosted by UF HSCL| Register here

 

Welcome to the HSC Library Website and Ask Me Anything

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.

Hosted by UF HSCL| Register here

 

Introduction to Research Impact

Friday, July 16 | 12 noon – 1 p.m. | Online

Learn common metrics used to measure research impact and how you can improve your impact.

Hosted by UF HSCL| Register here

 

2021 Summer Seminar Series: Research Integrity and Responsible Conduct of Research

Ongoing- July 21 | Variable Time | Online

Learn about research integrity, responsible conduct of research, and the UF research enterprise.

Hosted by UF Research | Register here

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Management and Leadership

Leading a Team

Thursday, July 8 | 9 a.m. – 12 noon | Online

Learn strategies for team development and consensus building for decision-making.

Hosted by UF HR | Register here

 

Leveraging Emotional Intelligence for Effective Leadership

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.

Hosted by UF HR | Register here

 

Leading the Challenge of Change

Wednesday, July 14 | 9 a.m. – 12 noon | Online

Learn essential skills useful in navigating the complexities of change management as a leader.

Hosted by UF HR | Register here

 

Exploring Diversity in Implicit Leadership Theories (ILTs) & Their Role in Inclusive Teaching and Learning

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.

Hosted by CIRTL | Register here

 

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Effectiveness and Purpose

Dissertation Support Space for Graduate Students

Thursdays, Summer C | 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. | Online

Find support and accountability through discussions about writing with other graduate students.

Hosted by UF CWC | Register here

 

Virtual International Tea Time

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.

Hosted by UF CWC | Register here

 

Shaping Your Next Normal

Wednesday, June 30 | 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Online

Learn strategies for accepting  your current circumstances and shaping your “next normal”.

Hosted by UF HR | Register here

 

Mindfulness Sessions with GatorWell

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.

Hosted by GatorWell | Register here

 

Coping with Imposter Syndrome

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.

Hosted by UF CWC | Register here

 

The Art of Saying No

Thursday, July 8 | 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. | Online

Learn strategies to deny requests and identify and disrupt problematic acceptance patterns.

Hosted by NCFDD | Activate free UF institutional membership here | Register here

 

Workplace Dynamics: Conflict and Feedback

Monday, July 12 | 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. | Online

Discuss an accessible framework for conflict management and giving and receiving feedback.

Hosted by NIH OITE | Register here

 

Calming the Storm: Introducing Distress Tolerance and Crisis Survival Skills

Tuesday, July 13 | 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Online

Build skills to manage emotional crises and bounce back from unpleasant events.

Hosted by UF CWC | Register here

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Professionalism

Managing Up to Maximize Mentoring Relationships

Wednesday, July 7 | 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Online

Learn communication and interpersonal skills to improve your relationships with your mentors.

Hosted by NIH OITE | Register here

 

C3 Lab: Virtual Networking

Monday, July 12 | 1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Online

Learn strategies to build professional connections and network authentically.

Hosted by UF C3 | Register here

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Communication

Write Time

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!

Hosted by UF OGPD | Access Zoom links here

 

Writing Wednesdays

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.

Hosted by UF OGDI | Register here

 

Effective Feedback

Monday, July 5- Sunday, July 11 | Asynchronous | Online

Learn to utilize informative evaluations on student work in order to improve performance.

Hosted by UFIT | Register here

 

Creating and Presenting Virtual Posters

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.

Hosted by NIH OITE | Register here

 

Ensuring Usability in Online Courses

Monday, July 12- Sunday, July 18 | Asynchronous | Online

Analyze the relationship between course goals, student learning objectives, and assessments.

Hosted by UFIT | Register here

 

Communication for Managers

Thursday, July 15 | 9 a.m. – 12 noon | Online

Learn strategies to communicate effectively with team members.

Hosted by UF HR | Register here

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Career Advancement

Transitioning from Academia to Technology Research and Development

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.

Hosted by UF OGPD | Register here

 

C3 LinkedIn Lab

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.

Hosted by UF C3 | Register here

 

Putting Students First: Faculty Life at Community Colleges

Wednesday, July 14 | 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. | Online

Learn about careers in community colleges including job search and application processes.

Hosted by UF OGPD | Register here

 

C3 Lab: Resume Building

Wednesday, July 14 | 3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Online

Get real-time support for starting and/or polishing your resume.

Hosted by UF C3 | Register here

 

CVs, Resumes, and Cover Letters: Essential Job Search Documents

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.

Hosted by NIH OITE | Register here

 

How to Identify a Career Path That's Right For You

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.

Hosted by Beyond the Professoriate | Register here

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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

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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA GRADUATE SCHOOL

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

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