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A RESOURCE AND OPPORTUNITY NEWSLETTER

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA GRADUATE SCHOOL OFFICE OF GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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July 14, 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: GRAPES: Graduate and Postdoc Funding Search Engine

    

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]

 

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

 

Genentech: Postdoc Hiring Initiative: Open Call for Postdocs

Genentech’s biomedical research organization is launching an open call for their 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

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Research Skills and Knowledge

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

 

Tidy Tuesday with Hao

Tuesday, July 20 | 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

 

Mendeley (Online)

Wednesday, July 21 | 12 noon – 11 p.m. | Online

Learn all the ways to use Mendeley, a citation management program, to import references.

Hosted by UF HSCL| Register here

 

Introduction to Systematic Reviews

Thursday, July 22 | 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. | Online

Learn about systematic reviews, their purpose, and how to conduct a review.

Hosted by UF HSCL| Register here

 

Qualtrics @UF: Getting Started

Tuesday, July 27  | 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. | Online

Learn to create and edit a basic survey, distribute surveys, view results, manage reports, and more.

Hosted by UFIT | Register here

 

Writing Reusable and Modular Code

Tuesday, July 27 | 12 noon – 1 p.m. | Online

Learn the principles of writing ‘clean’ code that is easier to read, maintain, and expand.

Hosted by UF HSCL| Register here

 

Qualtrics @UF: Beyond the Basics

Thursday, July 29  | 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. | Online

Learn to use skip, display, branches, question randomization, piped text, embedded data, and more.

Hosted by UFIT | Register here

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Management and Leadership

Workplace Dynamics: Team Skills

Monday, July 19 | 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. | Online

Learn key teamwork skills and how to help teams through rough spots, conflict, and growing pains

Hosted by NIH OITE | Register here

 

From Manager to Motivator

Wednesday, July 21 | 9 a.m. – 12 noon | Online

Learn key communication and motivation techniques to create an effective work climate.

Hosted by UF HR | Register here

 

Inclusive Leadership

Wednesday, July 28 | 9 a.m. – 12 noon | Online

Develop skills to create a team environment where all members are valued and nurtured.

Hosted by UF HR | 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 writing discussions with other graduate students.

Hosted by UF CWC | Register here

 

Virtual International Tea Time

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

 

Mindfulness Sessions with GatorWell

Thursday, July 15 | 3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | GatorWell Conference Room (Reitz Union, Suite 1100)

Tuesday, August 3 | 3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | GatorWell Conference Room (Reitz Union, Suite 1100)

Wednesday, August 4 | 4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. |Lake Alice by the Baughman Center

Learn and practice mindfulness strategies from mindful walking to belly breathing.

Hosted by GatorWell | Register here

 

Developing Your Emotional Intelligence for Workplace Effectiveness

Friday, July 16 | 9 a.m. – 12 noon | Online

Discover ways to strengthen relationships, build networks, and find common ground.

Hosted by UF HR | Register here

 

Calming the Storm: Learn actions you can take and build your toolkit

Tuesday, July 20 | 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Online

Learn crisis survival and distress tolerance skills from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

Hosted by UF CWC | Register here

 

Coping with Imposter Syndrome

Wednesday, July 21 | 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

 

Achieving Results

Monday, July 26 | 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Online

Learn ways to identify your priorities and develop effective strategies to accomplish your goals.

Hosted by UF HR | Register here

 

Calming the Storm: Practice radical acceptance, willingness, and mindfulness

Tuesday, July 27 | 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Online

Discover and practice helpful techniques to improve your ability to handle stressful situations.

Hosted by UF CWC | Register here

 

Take Charge of Change

Thursday, July 29 | 9 a.m. – 12 noon | Online

Explore ways to overcome resistance to change, including personal resilience.

Hosted by UF HR | Register here

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Professionalism

LGBTQ+ Inclusive Gators

Thursday, July 29 | 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Online

Explore systems of power and privilege to promote more inclusive and equitable work environments.

Hosted by UF HR | 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 biweekly virtual drop-in writing hour for graduate students to dedicate time to write.

Hosted by UF OGPD | Access Zoom links here

 

Writing Wednesdays

Wednesdays | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Online

Writing Wednesdays is a weekly writing space to help you progress towards your writing goals.

Hosted by UF OGDI | Register here

 

Flexible Assessments

Monday, July 19- Sunday, July 25 | Asynchronous | Online

Explore methods to create and implement flexible assessments in the learning environment.

Hosted by UFIT | Register here

 

Now Hear This

Tuesday, July 20 | 9 a.m. – 12 noon | Online

Build and practice active listening skills to improve communication effectiveness.

Hosted by UF HR | Register here

 

E-Learning @UF: Build & Design

Tuesday, July 20 | 9 a.m. – 12 noon | Online

Learn how to create and update an engaging online course on UF’s e-Learning system (Canvas).

Hosted by UFIT | Register here

 

E-Learning @UF: Facilitate & Engage

Thursday, July 22 | 9 a.m. – 12 noon | Online

Explore the powerful tools for providing effective feedback and assessing student progress on Canvas.

Hosted by UFIT | Register here

 

Talking Science: Designing and Delivering Successful Oral Presentations

Thursday, July 22 | 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. | Online

Learn key presentation skills such as structure, successful slides, confidence, and answering questions.

Hosted by NIH OITE | Register here

 

Instructional Media

Monday, July 26- Sunday, August 1 | Asynchronous | Online

Learn best practices for engaging online learners through producing quality videos.

Hosted by UFIT | 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

 

Designing a Course Based on Your Research Expertise

Thursday, July 29 | 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Online

Join to hear a panel of grad students and postdocs share their experiences building courses.

Hosted by CIRTL | Register here

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Career Advancement

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

 

Stumble Through the Jungle: A Circuitous Path to Medical Writing

Wednesday, July 21 | 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. | Online

Learn from Dr. Leah Colvin’s journey from academia to industry positions, such as medical writing.

Hosted by UF OGPD | Register here

 

C3 Lab: LinkedIn

Wednesday, July 21 | 3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Online

Get real-time support for starting or improving your LinkedIn profile.

Hosted by UF C3 | Register here

 

An Introduction to the Field of Fundraising

Thursday, July 22 | 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. | Online

Learn the types of skills needed to succeed in non-profit positions that involve fundraising.

Hosted by UF C3 | Register here

 

How to Conduct a Successful Job Search So That You Can Get Paid for Your Skills and Education

Friday, July 23 | 12 noon – 1 p.m. | Online

Learn common mistakes PhDs make in job searches & a process that will help move you forward.

Hosted by Beyond the Professoriate | Register here

 

C3 Lab: Resume Building

Wednesday, July 28 | 1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Online

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

Hosted by UF C3 | Register here

 

Job Search Strategies

Thursday, July 29 | 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. | Online

Learn search strategies such as networking, creating resumes, preparing for interviews, and more.

Hosted by NIH OITE | Register here

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Resource Spotlight: GRAPES: Graduate and Postdoc Funding Search Engine

The University of California, Los Angeles hosts GRAPES, a search engine for graduate and postdoc funding. Students from any university may search for awards from among 625 scholarships, grants, fellowships, and postdoctoral awards.

Searches may be narrowed by amount, academic level, award type, citizenship status, and more. GRAPES is free-to-search for applicants to any graduate program, to graduate students working on a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation, and to postdoc scholars.

Click here for more information: GRAPES: Graduate and Postdoc Funding Search Engine

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OFFICE OF GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA GRADUATE SCHOOL

129 Grinter Hall

1523 Union Road

POB 115500

Gainesville FL 32611

352 273 3143

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

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