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Updates for August & September 2013: Following the Summer Success Institute (SSI)

In Grad Student Success Seminar, Graduate Student Professional Development, PROF-it, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP, Summer Success Institute (SSI) on August 22, 2013 at 12:41 PM

This information was sent to students via email on August 21, 2013. It is repeated here.

We have some updates: 

1) Sat. Sept. 7: NSF Graduate Fellowship Workshop led by PROMISE alums Dr. Frances Carter-Johnson and Dr. Patti Ordóñez,  plus “Featured Fellowship Opportunity, due Aug. 23” (from SSI Mentoring Pods’ Moderator, Miryam Gerdine), see the full post and the comment section: http://promiseagep.wordpress.com/2013/08/21/jobs-fellowships-grad-school-funding-saturday-breakfast-lunch-seminar-sept-7-2013-umbc/

2) We’ll see you on campus! Opening fall semester reception at UMCP (8/29), lunch at UMB (9/3), and dinner at UMBC (9/6). DETAILS: http://promiseagep.wordpress.com/2013/08/21/whats-next-for-promise-meetings-on-campuses-in-maryland-aug-29-sept-3-sept-6-2013/

3) Calling all STEM PhD students: It’s time for the annual, NATIONAL, SREB Compact for Faculty Diversity/Institute on Teaching and Mentoring! (This is the conference that Dr. Carter-Johnson described as “Multiplying SSI by 1000!) You may have a chance to go, all expenses paid! One year, we took 25 people! (Dr. Robert Alexander from the CDC, PROMISE Alum, met his wife at this conference!) Other alums have found jobs at this conference! Coming October 2013. Apply now, it’s first come, first serve:
4) If you have any remaining comments about the SSI, please post them here:
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Additional Events at  UMBC:

 

 

a) TA Training and “Teaching & Learning” Workshop on Friday, 8/23, 8:30 AM. Topics: Disciplinary Thinking, Blackboard, Conflict Resolution, etc. Plus, “TOP TAs” from departments will give tips for success. Each school will be represented. We will also share information about the $2000 CCBC/UMBC Teaching Fellows program through PROF-it, and the $1000 IHU opportunity.  All new TAs, and all who are interested in “Teaching & Learning,” please RSVP here:

b) Lunch seminar on Life/Work Balance with Psychologist, Author, and Poet, Dr. Robert Deluty, Friday, 8/23, 1PM. Don’t miss this event! Humor, advice, tips for success! RSVP here: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/18328

Coming in September:

April 2013 Seminars: 1) April 3: “Career Paths for Graduate Students” @ UMBC, 2) April 26: “Dissertation Proposals” @ College Park

In Council of Graduate Schools, Grad Student Success Seminar, Graduate Student Professional Development, Ph.D. Completion Project, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on March 27, 2013 at 12:30 AM

April Seminar at UMBC

The Graduate School at UMBC in partnership with the Career Services Center is sponsoring the annual “Career Paths for Graduate Students” networking dinner seminar on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 4:30 PM in UC 312. Employers will be discussing expectations for hiring, and will share information about alternative careers. This seminar is for students at all levels, master’s and doctoral, including those in their first year of graduate school. It’s never too early to develop a network! Some of our UMBC alumni will be present at this event. This seminar utilizes a “speed dating” format to expose students to different sectors of government, industry, and academe. This seminar is part of our “Pathways Through Graduate School and Into Careers” initiative, based on the 2012 report by the Council of Graduate Schools.  *All guest representatives have job openings available.*
Please RSVP here so that we can order enough food: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/16894
Dinner will be served.  Time: 4:30 – 6:00 (program and dinner), 6:00 – 6:30 (additional networking). This event is free!
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April Seminar at College Park

April 26, 2013
DISSERTATION PROPOSALS
Christine Feak, English Language Institute, University of Michigan
2:00-4:00 pm, Ulrich Recital Hall, Tawes Hall

Download the Spring 2013 Announcement.

Register:  http://www.training.umd.edu/

March 2013 Seminars for Graduate Students in Maryland (UMBC, UMB, UMCP)

In Dissertation Completion, Grad Student Success Seminar, Graduate Student Professional Development, Ph.D. Completion Project, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on February 26, 2013 at 10:50 AM

March 6, 2013, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, Physics Building, Room 401, UMBC

Marketing for Scientists: How to Shine in Tough Times

This information is relevant for all disciplines!
WORKSHOP/TRAINING · On Campus : Physics 401 ·
Event hosts: The Physics Graduate Student Association.
Speaker: Dr. Marc Kushner of NASA
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March 7, 2013, 7:30 AM (BREAKFAST MEET-UP) – 12:30 PM, UMB (Downtown Baltimore)
Event hosts for breakfast “meet-up,” PROMISE at UMB
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March 13, 2013, 1:00 – 2:00 PM, Library 7th Floor, UMBC
Grad Students: Meet UMBC’s President, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski

UMBC’s President will discuss “Pathways to Leadership”
LECTURE/DISCUSSION · On Campus : Library Open Area, 7th Floor ·
Each year, UMBC’s President, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski takes time out of his schedule for graduate students.  This year, Dr. Hrabowski will discuss pathways to leadership.
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March 29, 2013, 2:00-4:00 pm, Ulrich Recital Hall, Tawes Hall, UM College Park
DISSERTATION AND THESIS TIME MANAGEMENT
Marcia Marinelli, Director, Learning Assistance Service, Counseling Center, University of Maryland

Feb. 2013 Activities for Graduate Students and Postdocs

In Dissertation Completion, Grad Student Success Seminar, Graduate Student Professional Development, Ph.D. Completion Project, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on February 5, 2013 at 11:52 AM

Events at UMBC:

Speakers: PROMISE and Meyerhoff alumni: Dr. Kenneth Gibbs, Dr. Brooke Coley, and Dr. LaTese Briggs

4:30 PM, UMBC AOK Library, 7th Floor, Room 767

MyUMBC RSVP and information: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/15728

 

 

Speaker: Dr. Ralph Pollack

UMBC Library, 7th Floor

MyUMBC RSVP and information: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/training/events/13724

 

 

Honoree: UMBC’s President, Dr. Freeman Hrabowski

 

  • Toastmasters Provides Preparation for Presentations, WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2013

Facilitator: Dr. Judith K. Pollack (This is a DEMO meeting to gauge interest. Twenty people or more are needed to validate this event.)

MyUMBC RSVP and information: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/16388

 

Speaker: Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale, PROMISE Dissertation Coach

10:00 AM – 12 Noon, Public Policy Building, Room 206

MyUMBC RSVP and information: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/16380

 

Speaker: Barrett Whitener, Professional Voice-over Artist

12:30 – 2:30 PM, Public Policy Building, Room 206

MyUMBC RSVP and information: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/16381

 

 

Students who are from schools other than UMBC may RSVP for the Thesis/Dissertation seminar, and the “Radio Research” workshop here: http://promiseagep.wordpress.com/2013/02/04/feb-23-2013-special-saturday-success-seminars-thesisdissertation-completion-radio-research/.

 

These events are free.

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Events at UM College Park:

Speaker: Spencer A. Benson, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of Maryland
2:00-4:00 pm, Ulrich Recital Hall, Tawes Hall

Dec. 7, 2012 seminars: 1) Project-based Learning, 2) Addressing Grad Students’ Stress

In Grad Student Success Seminar, Graduate Student Professional Development, Postdoctoral Fellows, PROF-it, PROMISE: Maryland's AGEP on December 4, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Dear Graduate Student Community,

Please note the following events at UMBC:

 

1) PROF-it Professors-in-Training Seminar

PROJECT-BASED LEARNING

Speaker: Dr. Mariajose Castellanos

Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, 12 noon

UMBC, Commons, Room 329

(Bring your lunches with you)

Please RSVP: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/14796

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are invited to this seminar.

 

2) ADDRESSING GRADUATE STUDENTS’ FEELINGS OF STRESS

Speaker: Dr. Robert Deluty

Associate Dean of the Graduate School

Associate Professor of Psychology

Clinical Psychologist

Friday, Dec. 7, 2012

4:30 PM

Public Policy Building, Room 206

Please RSVP: http://my.umbc.edu/groups/promise/events/15090

(Light refreshments will be served.)