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APD Update: January 22, 2015

Welcome to the first edition of the Academic & Professional Development Update.

No matter what your career plans are, your graduate school experience must encompass more than just coursework, research, presentations, and publications. The Graduate School, in partnership with many departments across campus, provides programs, resources, and events to help you with every step along the way—from identifying potential career paths, to developing skills to compete for them, to managing your career.

This periodic email from the Graduate School will help you build your plan, your skills and your career; you can also stay up to date on the latest offerings by syncing to our APD Calendar.

Building Your Skills

Surviving & Thriving in Graduate School

Make the most of your experience by developing skills to help you navigate the challenges and opportunities you're likely to encounter as a graduate student:

Building Your Career

Career Networking Event for Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Researchers and Alumni

Meet representatives from industry, business, government and non-profits – up to 80 companies and organizations are expected to attend. Friday, March 27, 2015 | 9:00 -11:30 a.m., McNamara Alumni Center. More information >

Career Week for Graduate & Professional Students

The 2015 Grad & Professional Student Career Week will feature workshops designed to help graduate and professional students prepare for today’s job market. Workshops will emphasize skills needed for both academic and non-academic job searches, such as how to plan and prepare for the job search process, how to present your skills to potential employers, and how to make a great first impression during an interview. Register today >

Interdisciplinary Resources

The Interdisciplinary Commons

The Interdisciplinary Commons is a new Graduate School initiative intended to foster graduate student interactions across disciplines. Offered on a trial basis during the 2014-15 academic year, The Interdisciplinary Commons provides space in Nolte Center for graduate students with interdisciplinary scholarly, research and creative interests to study; make connections with students in other fields; discuss and develop their ideas; collaborate on projects; present papers and dissertation chapters to peers; and network and learn from faculty, professional staff and other graduate students about a variety of topics related to interdisciplinary inquiry. Learn more about the ID Commons >

ID Commons: Grant Writing and Funding for Your Interdisciplinary Research and Scholarship

Friday, February 6, 12:30 p.m. | Location: 140 Nolte Center

Discovering and developing solutions to today’s complex problems often requires incorporating knowledge and methods across disciplinary boundaries. Additionally, more funding agencies and external sponsors are requiring grant proposals to take an interdisciplinary approach. In this panel presentation and discussion, we'll explore tools and resources to help you search for, develop, and stay up-to-date on grant opportunities. More information >

Spring Workshops from the Libraries

The University Libraries offer a number of workshops for graduate and professional students, from managing your research data to creating posters using Powerpoint to formatting your dissertation or thesis. More information >

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