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APD Update: April 29, 2015

Building Your Skills

Articulating Your Interdisciplinary Research Interests – in Writing and Speaking (Part II)

May 1, 2015 | 1 - 3 p.m. | 140 Nolte Center

While all scholars need to be able to talk about their research in clear and compelling ways, the nature of interdisciplinary research and teaching multiplies the number of audiences a scholar needs to consider in shaping writing, presentations, and conversations. In these workshop sessions, participants will focus on the development of spoken and written interdisciplinary research statements. Each session will include interactive presentations, mock interview and scholarly networking role plays, discussion of individual job search scenarios, and attention to writing practice guidelines, coaching and feedback. Participation in Part I is recommended but not required. Register for this session >

Teaching for Learning: An Online Course

Fall 2015 | Online

“Teaching for Learning” covers the theory and practice of teaching in higher education. The time required to complete the one-credit course is manageable, approximately three hours per week. It carries graduate-level credit, and because the course is held online there are no scheduling conflicts with your other commitments. The course unfolds through scenarios depicting the realities of teaching. Topics include planning a class, making discussions work, dealing with cheating, responding to student assignments, grading, writing teaching philosophies and syllabi, and more. To register, visit the Student OneStop registration page at http://onestop.umn.edu/registration/index.html. Follow the MyU Academics link.  When you reach the Course Search page, enter “grad” in the subject field.  When returns are presented, scroll to the bottom of the page for GRAD 8200 (course ID 16840).


Building Your Career

It’s Not Just Luck: Increasing Your Odds for Early Career Success

April 30, 2015 | 12 - 1 p.m. | Webinar

You’ve graduated and have successfully navigated your college-to-career transition. You may now be wondering “what’s next?” Perhaps you’re seeking more professional fulfillment through your current job or want to kick start a search for something new. Join Carleen Kerttula and Phil Miller (M.B.A. ‘97) to learn some surefire ways to secure your next great career opportunity—and many more to follow. Register >

Call for Applications: Graduate Research Internship for Summer 2015 

Application Deadline: May 6, 2015

As part of the University's effort to broaden career options and research experiences for graduate students, the Graduate School is launching a pilot program to support summer research-based internship opportunities in 2015. The purpose of the pilot is to expand the network of partners in industry, non-profit, and government sectors offering internships, and to encourage students who might not otherwise consider an internship to explore this possibility. Successful applicants will be awarded a summer stipend of up to $4,000 from the Graduate School, and provided health insurance coverage (if not already covered by the University) for summer 2015. Up to 25 internship awards will be made. View the call for applications >

Preparing Future Faculty Retreat

May 21, 2015 | 12-4:30 p.m. | STSS Building, Room 312 

Do you want to find out more about the academic job search? join us for the Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Retreat.  As a participant, you'll be able to attend workshops that cover the academic job search and talk to faculty experts from local colleges and universities about finding an academic position that's right for you. A $10 registration fee includes workshop materials and light refreshments. Space is limited, so please register soon.