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APD Update: May 10, 2016


Events & Activities

Information Session: Summer 2016 UED Consulting Internships
May 11 | 4 - 6 p.m. | McNamara, Rm 235

The Advanced Professional Degree Consulting Club is partnering with the University Economic Development Office to offer the spring 2016 Consulting Internship Program. These volunteer internships match a team of approximately 5 advanced professional degree students interested in business and consulting with a local company or organization that is in need of consulting services.

The program is a great opportunity to acquire real consulting experience and work with a team to solve a challenging business problem. Modeled after a real consulting engagement, the team of student consultants will meet with a local business or organization to learn about the challenges they are facing, identify key strategies that can help address them, and provide a set of recommendations to the management of the company or organization that will help them overcome the challenges.

Projects will begin at the beginning of June and will last about 8-12 weeks. As a student consultant you can expect to spend about 5 hours a week working on the project on a flexible schedule, making it easy to find time to work on the project while taking classes or conducting thesis research. More information | Register

Workshops, Seminars & Trainings

The Humanities and Technology Camp (THATCamp) Twin Cities 2016
May 23, 2016 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Minneapolis Community and Technical College

The Humanities and Technology Camp (THATCamp) is an unconference: a free gathering where graduate students, faculty, instructors, and community members of all skill levels learn and build together in sessions proposed on the spot. BONUS: It's also a great opportunity to network with fellow humanities enthusiasts! Register today.


Automating Data Acquisition and Workflow
May 23 and 25 | 2 - 4 p.m. | Bruininks Hall 530A | Register

This two-part workshop explores techniques for automating data acquisition and workflow. The first session (May 23) focuses on acquiring and storing data from the web, as well as consuming data in Python. We will also discuss the basics of scripting repetitive tasks and tools you may find useful when developing your research workflow.

The second session (May 25) focuses on techniques to clean and transform data as well as early-stage exploratory data analysis using the scientific Python stack. While the second session builds on the knowledge of the first session, attendance at the first session is helpful, but not a prerequisite.


Hone your teaching skills through the Preparing Future Faculty progam
Fall, 2016

Are you interested in learning more about the principles and practices of teaching in preparation for a faculty career? If so, the Preparing Future Faculty program is offering a course next fall that you should consider. GRAD 8101, “Teaching in Higher Education,” is designed to help graduate students and post-doctoral fellows become responsive and reflective teachers. More than a hundred graduate students (both TAs and non TAs) take GRAD 8101 each year, and their comments on the course and the PFF program are overwhelmingly positive.
 
Three sections of GRAD 8101 will be offered during fall 2016, and there are still seats available. If you’re interested please register soon as these sections are likely to fill quickly.
 
For questions, contact pff@umn.edu.


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