Teaching and Learning in Active Learning Classrooms (ALC)
Thursday, February 20, 3 - 4:30 pm
Thursday, March 6, 3 - 4:30 pm
Thursday, April 3, 3- 4:30 pm
Thursday, May 1, 3- 4:30 pm
131-B Science Teaching & Student Services Building
This workshop series provides guidance and training in using the ALC rooms in participant and teacher roles, while also earning a certificate of participation. Whether you have little or a lot of familiarity with current technological tools that can be used to enhance your teaching and your student's learning, this workshop series will help you apply active learning strategies to engage students via select use of technology that supports learning and teaching. To earn the certificate, participants will prepare for and participate in the four sessions listed above.
How to "Kill"* It: Composing, Designing and Performing Your Way to Better Presentations
Friday, February 28, 10 am – 12pm, 3-180 Keller Hall
Good presentations can inspire, while bad presentations can also inspire…dread, boredom and, occasionally, pity. This workshop will provide you with strategies to create and give presentations that are memorable, attractive and engaging. You will learn how aspects of story-telling, graphic design and the performing arts can help you “kill” your next presentation. If the very thought of performing gives you anxiety, don’t worry--we will also address managing performance anxiety. To attend, you must bring the first three slides of a presentation that you either have given or will give. This workshop will require you to think about how these slides and your presentation could be revised and enhanced. Slides must be printed on paper and brought to the actual workshop on February 28th. If you do not bring slides, you can't attend, since you will not be able to participate in the activities. For questions, please contact Paul Ching at (email@example.com).
*According to the Urban Dictionary, “kill" means to "do something really well" or "get a powerful amount of positive feedback.”
Researching and Writing the Literature Review—Content and Process
Friday, March 7, 10 am – 12 pm, L -110 Carlson School of Management
This workshop will focus on framing the literature review in the context of the thesis or dissertation; narrowing the research scope; searching for and organizing the materials; knowing when you`re done, and resources available.
Non-academic Job Search
Tuesday, March 25, 3 – 4:30 pm, 310 Anderson Hall
This workshop will cover the job search process from start to offer. It will address conducting a self-assessment, planning, knowing your options, and relationship-building.
Follow-up Session for International Students/Postdocs—Non-academic Job Search
Tuesday, March 25, 4:40 – 5:40 pm, 270 Anderson Hall
This follow-up session will discuss potential cultural barriers in the non-academic job search process and what international students need to know about their visa status.
Academic Job Search
Tuesday, March 25, 4:40 – 6:10 pm, 370 Anderson Hall
This workshop will focus on different types of academic institutions and tailoring teaching and research portfolios to be competitive on the academic job market within the US context.
Follow-up Session for International Students/Postdocs—Non-academic and Academic Job Search
Tuesday, March 25, 6:20 – 7:20 pm, 270 Anderson Hall
This follow-up session will discuss potential cultural barriers in the non-academic and academic job search processes and what international students need to know about their visa status.
CV/Résumé Building and Formatting for Academia & Industry
Wednesday, March 26, 4 – 6 pm, 102 Fraser Hall
This workshop is for graduate students and postdocs at all stages of their programs planning to seek faculty positions or careers in industry and private organizations. The presentation will cover the difference between the CV and résumé, essential components; what employers seek; and competitively packaging your skills.
Effective Interviewing for Academia & Industry
Thursday, March 27, 3 – 5 pm, 5 Blegen Hall
This workshop will address effectively preparing for an interview and handling difficult questions. Audience will have an opportunity to participate in mock interviews.
Interviewing Follow-up Session for International Students/Postdocs
Thursday, March 27, 5:10 – 6:10 pm, 130 Blegen Hall
This session will discuss cultural considerations when preparing for interviews, attire, and questions about visa status.
The Elevator Pitch—Prepping for the Career Networking Event
Friday, March 28, 10 am – 12 pm, 250 Blegen Hall
The “Elevator Pitch” is a 30-second introduction of your academic and professional interests typically shared with individuals whom you wish to include in your network. It is an essential tool for articulating your goals and catching the attention of potential employers. This workshop will focus on developing and delivering the elevator pitch and tailoring to your audience. Students will practice writing/presenting in small groups.