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October 2012 seminars for graduate students & postdocs at UMBC

In Dissertation Completion, Dissertation House, Grad Student Success Seminar, Graduate Student Professional Development, Ph.D. Completion Project, Postdoctoral Fellows, PROF-it, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 AM
1) Professors-in-Training Seminar: Developing a Syllabus,
with Faculty Development Center Director, Dr. Linda Hodges
Friday, Oct. 5, 2012. 12 noon – 2PM (Bring your lunch). Commons 329.
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2) “When Faculty say ‘X’ …” A seminar for graduate students with input from faculty
Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. 4:30 – 6:30 PM, Lecture Hall 4, Academic IV Building. Dinner will be served.
Related topic “Communicating with your faculty.” Click the link here, read the article, and post a question for faculty to answer during the October 12th session.
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3) Dissertation House for Employees and Non-Traditional Students
Friday, Oct. 12, 2012. 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, AOK Library 767
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2012. 10AM – 3:00 PM, AOK Library 767
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4) SEMINAR FOR POSTDOCS:
Postdoc Morning Coffee: Developing a Teaching Portfolio
Wednesday, October 31, 2012. 10 AM – 12 Noon. Commons 318
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5) IRB and Preparation for CITI Training (Human Subjects, Responsible Conduct of Research)
A “Work” session where graduate students and postdocs can work on their training modules so that
they will be certified for human subjects research (e.g., biological sciences, social science research, etc.)
Lunch will be served.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012. 12 noon – 3:00 PM. Lunch will be served.
Library 7th Floor Open Area
(Faculty are invited to join this session.)

PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI) Begins Tomorrow, August 17 in the UMBC Commons

In PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on August 16, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Tomorrow, PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP will open the 10th annual session of the Summer Success Institute (SSI).  The Friday session of the SSI will be held on UMBC’s campus. Sessions for new and continuing students will be held on the 7th floor of the AOK Library, and sessions for postdocs, alumni, and participants of the Dissertation House will be held on the 3rd floor of the Commons.  Saturday’s session will be held at The Hotel at Arundel Preserve, in Hanover, Maryland. A bus will be available on Saturday to take students from UMBC to the hotel. 

Details for the conference can be found here: http://promiseagep.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/2012-summer-success-institute-august-17-18-2012-umbc-the-hotel-at-arundel-preserve/.

If your Friday schedule is tight, and you’re looking for a small window to participate, consider coming to the session for the “Success Equation” from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, which will be held on the 7th floor of the AOK Library. This session will discuss variables that all graduate students should consider as they progress through their studies. The “Success Equation” will be published in the September 2012 issue of “Optics and Photonics News.” You do not need to pre-register to attend the “Success Equation” session. 

If you plan to attend the Saturday session at the hotel, please read the information on the SSI website and register: http://promiseagep.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/2012-summer-success-institute-august-17-18-2012-umbc-the-hotel-at-arundel-preserve/.  

 

About The Dissertation House: http://dissertationhouse.wordpress.com/

About PROMISE: http://promiseagep.wordpress.com/

About the SSI (Historical Perspective): https://promisesuccessseminars.wordpress.com/promise-summer-success-institute-ssi/

What is it like to work at a university in another country? Seminar 3/7/12 at UMBC, 1PM

In Grad Student Success Seminar, Graduate Student Professional Development, PROF-it, Professors Beyond Borders, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on February 27, 2012 at 11:26 PM

Dear Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars,

We recently posted a series of jobs in Australia and we encourage you to think globally as you consider postdoctoral positions, faculty positions, or other careers. Here is that post: http://promiseagep.wordpress.com/2012/02/09/postdoc-and-faculty-jobs-down-under-consider-australia/.
Perhaps you’d like to hear some accounts from others in our community before you consider submitting an application overseas, or before you give your advisor the go-ahead to recommend you for a job with one of their colleagues in another country.
Please take this opportunity to hear from a few of the professors at UMBC who will take time to share their accounts of living in other countries and working at universities outside of the U.S.
 
Speakers:
– Dr. Ivan Erill (Spain)
– Dr. Gloria Chuku (Nigeria)
– Dr. Claudia Galindo (Colombia)
– Dr. Marie-Christine Daniel (France)
Moderator: Michelle Massey – Office of International Education Services
Light refreshments will be served. 

A Professors Beyond Borders Seminar 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

1:00 – 2:00 PM

UMBC Campus, Commons 329

 

RSVP on MyUMBC: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/11003

 

 

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Coming Soon:  

Career Paths for Graduate Students

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

4:30 – 6:00 PM

UMBC Campus

Library 7th Floor

Dinner will be served.

Round table discussions with employers from DC, Maryland, and Virginia

Co-Sponsored by UMBC’s Career Development Center

Professional Development Seminars now available on YouTube

In Grad Student Success Seminar, Graduate Student Professional Development, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on February 14, 2012 at 3:25 PM

As of today, we will begin to broadcast segments of our Success Seminars for graduate students and postdoctoral scholar professional development via YouTube.  Segments of 5 to 8 minutes each will be posted each Tuesday.  Each segment will represent of portion of the seminar series.  We’re starting with segments from the “IP, IRB and Responsible Conduct of Research” seminar that was filmed this past Fall.

This first segment discusses patents and copyrights.

Visit: http://www.youtube.com/user/PROMISEagep/videos

February 2012: Barrett Whitener returns to discuss oral & poster presentations (2/15); PROMISE Spring Meeting (2/17), Thesis & Dissertation prep (2/23)

In Dissertation Completion, Grad Student Success Seminar, Graduate Student Professional Development, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on January 31, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Students who participate in PROMISE from UMBC, UM College Park, and UMB have been trained by Barrett Whitener since 2004.  Barrett Whitener specializes in oral and poster presentations. He is a voice-over actor (you’ve heard his books on many books-on-tape) who has narrated more than 200 audio books.  He has done commercials for organizations such as the American Red Cross, the Boeing Company, and others, and he is the winner of  a “Voice of the Century” award.

He spends 20% of his time teaching public speaking to professionals. He has used his expertise in speaking, timing, and confident tone to train for postdocs at the NIH,  companies in the biotech corridor on Maryland, graduate students at national conferences, corporate professionals, and graduate students of PROMISE.  He is also co-author of the book: Speaking About Science: A Manual for Clear Presentations, which can be found on Amazon and in the UMBC bookstore.

Barrett Whitener returns to UMBC on February 15, 2012 to give the Graduate Student Success Seminar.  All graduate students are invited (from all schools). Students who are from UMBC are asked to RSVP via the MyUMBC intranet link for this program. Students from other universities can RSVP as a comment to this post. Last year, he presented to PROMISE on College Park’s campus; this year, he’ll be at UMBC. Please plan to attend. Lunch will be served.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

1:00 – 2:00 PM (Main program)

2:00 – 2:30 PM (Opportunity for consultation and individual questions)

 

 

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-PROMISE Spring Semester Opening Meeting


Friday, 2/17/12 
4:30-6 PM

Public Policy, Room 206

Dinner will be served.

Facilitator: Dr. Renetta Tull

Learn about upcoming activities that support graduate students, hear about themes that contribute to success of diverse graduate students from the book chapter: “Successful PhD Pathways to Advanced STEM Careers for Black Women” in the Diversity in Higher Education book series (featuring alumni from PROMISE at UMBC, UMCP, and UMB),  get a glimpse of the upcoming 10th anniversary of the PROMISE Summer Success Institute, hear updates on funding and jobs from our PROMISE and Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) career partners, and hear an update from the “Why Smart People Suffer from the Imposter Syndrome” webinar.  (You can also read the article on “The Imposter Syndrome and How to Avoid it” in the magazine for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.)

Come and meet other graduate students from diverse backgrounds!

To read more about PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP, visit the PROMISE AGEP website, learn more about the national AGEP, and see publications that discuss PROMISE and the signature programs. PROMISE is one of 22 AGEP alliances in the U.S. and is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. 

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-Practical Steps to Completing Your Thesis or Dissertation

With Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale

Thursday, 2/23/12 
4:30-6:30 PM
AOK library, 7th floor open area

Light refreshments will be served.

Dr. Carter-Veale is the “Head Coach” for the Dissertation House.

More about the PROMISE Dissertation House:  http://www.thedissertationhouse.com