Upcoming Graduate School Professional Development Programs – Feb. & March

– January 31, 2020 – 

Upcoming Programs – Mark Your Calendars:


GSO Professional Development Office Hours
1st and 3rd Tuesdays, 2-4 p.m., Pell Library, Quiet Room
Opportunity for review of your CV, resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, or discuss job search strategy.  Email Cara Mitnick at cmitnick@uri.edu, Graduate School Director of Professional Development to reserve a time, or just stop in. Begins Tues., Feb. 4, 2-4 p.m.
Understanding your personality type and how you interact with others is an important professional skill. In this workshop, we’ll review your Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI) personality test result that you’ll complete pre-workshop, and discuss ways personality type affects your interactions with others, and how to leverage these in your search and career.  Email Cara Mitnick at cmitnick@uri.edu to save a place and to receive a link to the test.  Pizza and water served.
Harrington School Internship and Career Fair
Thurs., Feb. 6, 3-6 p.m., Higgins Welcome Center
Writing Across URI Winter Writing Retreats
Fri., Feb. 7, Fri., Mar. 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., URI Alumni Center
This is a chance to block out some writing just for you. Work on your projects – no formal program: just bring your laptop and other materials, plus your own food and drink. Come enjoy the fire while you write — we’ll provide hot chocolate. Attend one or both retreats. Come for an hour or stay all day. All are welcome! You’ll be asked to check in with a brief statement of your writing goal and to check out with a brief statement of what you accomplished.
Exploratory Data Analysis with R
Fri., Feb. 7, 3:30-5 p.m., Carothers Library, LL11B 
Time & Stress Management Strategies for Grad Students
Thurs., Feb. 13, 12-1 p.m., 205 Avedisian Hall (Pharmacy Bldg.)
Have you ever wished there were a few extra hours in the day?  Join Dara LoBuono and Amy Moore (Doctoral Candidates in Nutrition) for a special workshop – Time Management Strategies for Graduate Students.  They
will introduce time management strategies and help you identify strategies that might work for you so you will be better prepared to make each day a productive one.  We will also discuss some stress management
strategies.  RSVP  to cmitnick@uri.edu
Thesis/Dissertation Orientation for Grad Students
Mon., Feb. 10, 9-11 a.m., or Tues., Feb. 11, 5-7 p.m., Galanti Lounge, Library 
Anyone preparing a thesis or dissertation is encouraged to attend. Dr. Gerheim, Graduate School formatter, will discuss the URI Institutional Repository, the Graduate Writing Center, URI Grad School graduation requirements, and formatting and submission of theses and dissertations.  Power Points available at https://web.uri.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/843/formatting_workshop.pdf
Seminar for Grad Students on Effective Teaching
Wed., Feb. 19, 9-10:30 a.m., 207 Avedisian Hall 
Associate Dean and Professor of Chemistry Brenton DeBoef, will lead a session on effective teaching.  Students who are TA’s or are pursuing tenure track faculty positions will benefit from hearing Dr. DeBoef, URI 2019 Teaching Excellence award winner, speak on practices to create a positive learning environment for students.  
Intro to Natural Language Processing Workshop
Thurs., Feb. 20, 4-6 p.m., Library 130
Salary Negotiation Seminar
Tues., Feb. 25, 5-6:30 p.m., The Great Room, Roosevelt Hall
Attend this seminar to learn important principles of salary negotiation, how you can create a strategy to maximize your earning potential, and the key to gaining confidence in your negotiation style. Session conducted by CCEE and URI Graduate School professional staff, along with corporate recruiters and employers who will share their knowledge about effective negotiation practices. This session will provide specific information about STEM fields, but all majors are invited to attend.
Thesis/Dissertation Abstract Workshop
Feb. 25, 1-3 p.m., or Mar.16, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., GWC, 003 Roosevelt. 
This workshop is specifically for students planning to graduate in May or August 2020. 
URI publishes your thesis/dissertation abstract in a searchable database. Your abstract provides key terms and metadata that allow scholars to find your work. Our workshop will help you reduce the potential for errors and ensure it looks best. Bring your completed thesis/dissertation abstract. Peers and GWC tutors will help you polish your abstract before it gets published!  Space is limited to 12 students. RSVP to the GWC to reserve your spot.  
Wed., Feb. 26, 3-4:30 p.m., 207 Avedisian Hall    
We all have the same number of hours in the day.  How is it that some do more and achieve more with their time?  Learn strategies you can implement easily and immediately to increase your productivity and complete your projects!  Organize your day and clarify your ambition to get the most out of your time.  Session led by Dr. Colleen Mouw, GSO. 
MARCH 2020 EVENTS (more to come):
Strengths Personality Inventory Assessment – Learn Your Top 5 Strengths! 
Tues., Mar. 3, 12-1:30 p.m., Higgins Welcome Center
Clifton Strengths/Gallup Inventory is a popular personality assessment test.  It identifies your top 5 strengths, which you can leverage in an interview, cover letter or CV/resume.  If you are able to attend this session, the Graduate School will pay for your test, and assessment expert Melissa-Boyd-Colvin, URI Student Leadership Director will process your results.  Pizza and beverages. (registration required, email Cara Mitnick at cmitnick@uri.edu)
CCEE Spring Job & Internship Fair
Wed., Mar. 4, 12-3 p.m., Memorial Union Ballroom
Thurs., Mar. 5, 4-6 p.m., Library 130
Thurs., Mar. 19, 10-11:30 a.m., Library 130
Proposal and Budget Preparation Drop-In Hours
Mon., Mar. 23, 3-5 p.m., Library, LaunchLab, Room 104
Education Career Fair
Tues., Mar. 31, 4:30-6 p.m., Higgins Welcome Center