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Professional Development: Upcoming Programs

Job Search Circle
Thursday, June 225:00-6:30 p.m., 203 Swan Hall
Job Search Circle for Graduate Students is a working group for students and recent graduates pursuing career paths in any field. Led by the Professional Development Director, the group provides mutual support and encouragement, shares resources, builds networks, and maintains accountability. The next session will focus on:
  • Maximizing LinkedIn for your effective job search;
  • Identifying job postings, and crafting CVs/resumes and cover letters that respond directly to employer needs;
  • Developing and practicing your elevator pitch!
New members welcome! Come even if you haven’t registered.  For info, contact Cara Mitnick    cmitnick@uri.edu

Interested in Tenure Track Teaching? Get Advice from Successful Grads!
Tues., July 11, 3-4:00 p.m., Room 105, College of Pharmacy
Hear from two recent graduates who will begin tenure track teaching positions this fall about how they obtained their positions.  They have advice and tips for you!  Bring your questions about all aspects of the process.

Grant Writing Workshop – Session 2:  “How to Write a Successful Proposal”
Thurs., July 13, 1-2:30 p.m., Room 105, College of Pharmacy

Learn strategies to write an effective grant or fellowship proposal.  Session led by external funding expert Karen Markin, URI Director of Research Development.


Grant Writing Workshop
Tues., May 23, 1-3 p.m., 105 College of Pharmacy
Learn about locating funding opportunities, understanding RFP’s, and crafting effective proposals.  Get ready for Fall Fellowship deadlines!  Bring RFP’s for grants you’re interested in applying for and receive advice from Professor Shannon Madden.

Job Search Circle
Wed., May 31, 3:00-4:00 p.m., 203 Swan Hall
Job Search Circle for Graduate Students is a working group for graduate students and recent graduates pursuing career paths in any field. Led by the Professional Development Director and Career Education Specialists, the group will provide mutual support and encouragement, share resources, build a network, set goals, and maintain accountability. The group will explore networking, social media and online presence, interviewing, transferable skills, negotiation, CV/resume development and more.  We will meet throughout the summer, depending on schedules.  Light refreshments.
To register, and for more information, contact Cara Mitnick  cmitnick@uri.edu

Professional Development Badge in Diversity & Inclusion Workshops:
Attend 5 of the workshops (listed below and on  website) over the course of your degree and receive transcript notation. RSVP for workshops  here.
Fundamentals of Diversity (this course is required for badge)
Thurs., Mar. 23,  Noon, Memorial Union 318
Thurs., Apr. 20, Noon, Memorial Union 360
Diversity & Inclusion in the Workforce
Thurs., Mar. 23, 2 p.m., Memorial Union 360
Wed., Apr. 26, 3 p.m., Memorial Union 318
Teaching Inclusively
Mon., Mar. 27, Noon, Memorial Union 318
Mon., Apr. 3, Noon, Memorial Union 318
Conducting Inclusive Research
Wed., Mar. 29, Noon, Quinn 214

Wed., Apr. 5, 3 p.m., Quinn 211


Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Seminar
Thurs., Mar. 23, 4:00-7:00 p.m., Memorial Union 360

RCR training is required for all graduate students with a research thesis. Attending the seminar satisfies the URI Graduate School requirement for RCR training. For additional methods to complete the RCR training, visit the website: http://web.uri.edu/researchecondev/responsible-conduct-of-research-rcr-training-requirements/. Visit the  RCR Website to register. Food provided


Job Search and Interview Strategies for Computer Science, Statistics and Cyber Security Graduate Students
Wed., Mar. 29, 11-11:50 a.m., 318 Woodward Hall
Learn strategies for successful job search, and how to effectively communicate your experience and education in your application materials and in an interview. This session will provide them!
Refreshments served.  Just come, no RSVP needed
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