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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/

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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

Addressing Grad Students’ Feelings of Stress: An End-of-the-Semester “Coffee Break” — Fri. 12/2/11

In PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on November 23, 2011 at 1:04 PM

It is common during this time of year to feel stressed about things that you want to accomplish before the end of the semester. If you’ve experienced  anxiety, irritability, apathy, disinterest in activities that you were formerly involved in, or loss of energy, it’s time to talk.  In an effort to address concerns of stress during these last few weeks of the fall semester, we would like to offer you an opportunity to take a coffee break.  Dr. Robert Deluty, Associate Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Professor of Psychology, will be joining us for this session.  If you are feeling overwhelmed and stressed about classes, end-of-the-semester projects, exams, or the holiday season, please come! If you are feeling alone, isolated,  or just want to have an opportunity to connect with others, please come! If you are a non-traditional graduate student or a first-generation graduate student, we encourage you to come! If you have been working to try to balance work and family, or if you are trying to balance other areas of your life and you need a listening ear, please come!

Friday, December 2, 2011

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

UMBC Campus

Public Policy Building, Room 206

Light refreshments will be served.

All graduate students from all academic disciplines are invited to attend. Full-time and part-time students at all levels, (i.e., master’s and doctoral students) are invited to attend.  This “coffee break” seminar is scheduled at 4:30 PM on a Friday to accommodate all of our students, including those who are part-time or working during the day.

RSVP on MyUMBC: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/9468

November 2011 Events: Professors Beyond Borders, MATLAB, Dissertation Workshop, Plagiarism Seminar, Meet the NIA

In Dissertation Completion, Grad Student Success Seminar, Graduate Student Professional Development, PROF-it, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on November 8, 2011 at 9:37 PM

This month, UMBC is sponsoring several workshops and seminars for graduate students.

Wednesday, Nov 9 Noon

PBB: Being Abroad, Learning from the Peaceworker Experience A “PROF-it: Professors in Training” Workshop WORKSHOP/TRAINING · On Campus : Commons 329 · PROFESSORS BEYOND BORDERS WORKSHOP:”Being Abroad, Learning from the Peaceworker Experience”Part of the PROF-it: Professors in Training workshop series. http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/9159

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Friday, Nov 11 4:00 PM 

Special Customized MATLAB Seminar for Graduate Students Techniques, Tutors, Assistance! Models & Simulations! WORKSHOP/TRAINING · On Campus : ENGR 122 · Several graduate students have expressed a need for assistance with MATLAB.  There will be a special session on Friday 11/11: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/9311

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Saturday, Nov 12 10:00 AM

Grad Students: Completing Your Thesis or Dissertation A Special Saturday Breakfast Success Seminar WORKSHOP/TRAINING · On Campus : Commons 329 · Dr. Wendy Carter, Dissertation Coach for UMBC, presents: “Practical Steps for Completing Your Thesis or Dissertation.”This annual Saturday seminar will be held on November 12, 2011.  http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/9151

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Wednesday, Nov 16 4:30 PM

Grad Students: Writing Seminar (Avoid Errors & Plagiarism!) A Graduate Student Success Seminar – Food will be served. WORKSHOP/TRAINING · On Campus : UC 312 ·  We will sponsor a  Graduate Student Success Seminar on Writing that will cover common mistakes that graduate students are making along with issues of academic integrity. http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/9310

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Monday, Nov 28 1:00 PM

Grad Students: Fellowship and Postdoc Opportunities w/NIA National Institute on Aging, a Division of NIH, wants YOU! MEETING · On Campus : Commons 331 · Attention Graduate Students: The National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health has fellowships and postdoctoral appointments. Come out and learn more!  http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/9161