CAREERS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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CAREERS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
SPECIAL EVENT:
$TART $MART: SALARY NEGOTIATION TRAINING
CO-SPONSORED WITH AAUW & WAGE PROJECT
Thursday, April 30 from 2 PM to 5 PM
$tart $mart is an interactive workshop designed to
give you the confidence and skills needed to earn fair
compensation. Learn benchmarks for salary and
benefits, salary negotiation skill-building exercises, and
how to develop a personal budget to determine salary
needs.
WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
EVERY SUMMER NEEDS A PLAN
Thursday, April 23 from 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Take time out of your schedule to identify your personal and professional goals for the summer, create a
strategic plan to accomplish them, and identify the types of support and accountability you need to be
productive.
SUCCESS STORIES: LEVERAGING YOUR EXPERTISE TO CREATE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Friday, May 1 from 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Dr. Ilana Gershon (Indiana University) studies how media affects hiring and firing in the U.S. recession workplace
which can help graduate students achieve success in their own career plans. Dr. Melissa Cefkin (Nissan Research
Center - Silicon Valley) is a Design Anthropologist specializing in workplace ethnography. She will provide advice to
graduate students who are contemplating industry careers. All disciplines are welcome.
THE TECH TRANSFER PROCESS: PATENTS & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
Co-sponsored with the Office of Technology Alliances (OTA)
Wednesday, May 6 from 3:30 PM to 5 PM
Casie Kelly transformed her experience as a grad student inventor into a career in technology licensing in the Office
of Technology Alliances (OTA). Learn about the Tech Transfer Process in the UC system through a basic introduction
to patenting and how the OTA supports the commercialization of scientific discoveries.
CRAFTING A PERSUASIVE RESEARCH STATEMENT FOR THE JOB SEARCH Tuesday, May 12 from 2 PM to 3 PM
A research statement is your opportunity to share current and prior projects and discuss contributions to the field.
A well-crafted and impactful statement helps you stand out in the job search and funding competitions.
REGISTER: [email protected]
QUESTIONS? E-mail [email protected] or call 949-824-3849
LOCATION: Graduate Resource Center (GRC)
3100 Gateway Study Center
www.grad.uci.edu/services/grc
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LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT
MENTORING EXCELLENCE PROGRAM
Tuesdays from 3 PM to 5 PM beginning April 14 To May 19
Effective mentoring is a crucial part of the academic experience. Through the
Mentoring Excellence Program (MEP), grad students and postdocs explore
weekly modules focusing on skills and resources related to mentorship.
Individuals who complete all sessions receive a Certificate of Completion.
Attendance is mandatory at all sessions. To register for the next series,
complete the Interest Form: http://www.grad.uci.edu/forms/current-student/
Mentoring_Intensive_Program_Interest_Form.doc
WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
ONE HOUR PRESENTATIONS: PUBLIC SPEAKING STRATEGIES FOR JOB TALKS, COLLOQUIA
AND LAB MEETINGS
Monday, April 13 from 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Presentations are part of the academic experience. Make the most of your next speaking engagement, job
talk, or lab meeting by learning strategies to connect with participants and develop your voice.
SUCCESS STORIES: LEVERAGING YOUR EXPERTISE TO CREATE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Friday, May 1 from 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Dr. Ilana Gershon (Indiana University) studies how media affects hiring and firing in the U.S. recession
workplace. This research can help graduate students achieve success in their own career plans. Dr. Melissa
Cefkin (Nissan Research Center - Silicon Valley) is a Principle Scientist in the role of Design Anthropologist,
specializing in workplace ethnography. She will provide advice to graduate students who are contemplating
industry careers. All disciplines are welcome.
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ORIGINAL: DOING IT YOUR OWN WAY
Friday, May 8 from 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Drawing on his broad experience in academia and the business sector, Dr. Vineer Bhansali will discuss his
ideas for creatively managing your career. He will lead a discussion on the broad opportunities open to those
who hold a Ph.D. degree, especially in STEM fields. Following the standard research/faculty pathway is only
one of many routes to career success.
EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION: PERSUADING OTHERS
Wednesday, May 20 from 12 PM to 1 PM
Persuasive skills are a critical asset for any career – you must convince employers to hire you, promote a
research project, solicit funding opportunities, etc. This workshop shares public speaking techniques to
transform your ability to present persuasively to any audience.
LOCATION: Graduate Resource Center (GRC) at 3100 Gateway Study Center
REGISTER: [email protected]
QUESTIONS? E-mail [email protected] or call 949.824.3849
www.grad.uci.edu/services/grc
SPRING 2015
COMMUNICATION EXCELLENCE PROGRAM
Graduate Division helps graduate students and postdoctoral scholars speak clearly, succinctly, and comfortably
to a variety of audiences inside and outside of the academy.
COURSES
Graduate students must apply to enroll in the course. Academic courses are open to all disciplines.
Science Communication Skills (Phy Sci 220; BioSci 220)
Science communication skills will enable UCI grad students to lead the next century of discovery, impact world policy, architect
a better planet, win multi-million dollar grants for their prize-winning research or simply continue (via that next job, perhaps) to
have the resources to pursue their scientific interests, wherever they might lead.
ACTIVATE TO CAPTIVATE – COMMUNICATION CERTIFICATE SERIES
Activate to Captivate is an 8-week communication certificate program for postdocs and grad students.
Participants will learn and practice strategies to craft a dynamic and compelling presentation including:
• Overcoming anxiety
• Commanding a room
• Effectively communicating with an audience of any size
INTERVIEW SKILLS BOOT CAMP
This three-day boot camp is for grad students and postdocs who want to improve their interview skills.
It provides the tools to enter any interview situation with confidence and excitement including how to:
• Adapt to changing circumstances and handle surprises with confidence
• Practice effective small talk
• Experience the difference between interviewing with an individual, a panel, during a meal and on Skype.
PUBLIC SPEAKING BOOT CAMP
This interactive four-day series teaches basic communication and public speaking techniques in order to transform a
participant’s ability to present persuasively to audiences large and small. The Public Speaking Boot Camp is
offered in the Fall and Spring quarters and is open to postdocs and grad students.
COMMUNICATION CONSULTANT TRAINING CERTIFICATION
This certification program teaches participants how to conduct workshops and offer individual coaching/outreach
to their peers at the GRC. This certification training is offered during the summer and winter quarter and is open to
postdocs and grad students.
WORKSHOPS
Every quarter the GRC offers workshops on public speaking, effective listening, interview basics and more.
LOCATION:
Graduate Resource Center (GRC) 3100 Gateway Study Center
For more information, visit: www.grad.uci.edu or call 949.824.3849
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COMMUNICATIONS & CULTURAL FLUENCY
ACTIVATE TO CAPTIVATE: COMMUNICATION CERTIFICATE
SERIES
Mondays beginning March 30 to May 18 from 5 PM - 7 PM
This new 8-week communication certificate program will teach
postdocs and grad students strategies to craft dynamic and
compelling presentations. Attendance is mandatory at all eight
sessions. Register via email ([email protected])
WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
IMPROVING PUBLIC SPEAKING FOR PROFESSIONAL AUDIENCES:
FOCUS ON COGNITIVE SCIENCES
Tuesday, April 7 from 11 PM to 12:30 PM
Learn skills for effective communication of science and research to other science professionals. We will
focus on being present, the flow of narration, and producing an ending that engages an audience.
PUBLIC SPEAKING SKILLS FOR SCIENTISTS AND SCHOLARS
Wednesday, April 8 from 3:30 PM to 5 PM
Discover methods for communicating science to non-scientific audiences. The workshop will cover public
speaking skills including presence, dealing with anxiety, engaging the audience, and answering questions.
WRITING THROUGH WRITER’S BLOCK: HOW TO TURN OBSTACLES INTO INSIGHT
Monday, April 27 from 2 PM to 3 PM
Do you know how to use writer’s block as an opportunity to clarify your research aims and intellectual
investments? Explore the many forms of writing blocks, consider challenges that most students and
scholars experience, and identify strategies for turning obstacles into insight.
PRESENTATION FUNDAMENTALS: GIVING A GOOD TALK
Thursday, April 30 from 12 PM to 1 PM
Communicating one’s research vividly, compellingly, and accurately is a crucial skill. Develop skills to
promote yourself and your research during any networking opportunity.
GETTING IT “RIGHT”: THE NECESSITY OF ERROR IN ACADEMIC WRITING
Thursday, May 21 from 2 PM to 3 PM
Many graduate students experience the need to “get it right” when beginning a draft or a manuscript.
Develop strategies for working through that sense and editing your writing project in its fledgling stages.
LOCATION: Graduate Resource Center (GRC) at 3100 Gateway Study Center
REGISTER: [email protected]
QUESTIONS? E-mail [email protected] or call 949.824.3849
www.grad.uci.edu/services/grc
SPRING 2015
DISSERTATION BOOT CAMP
APRIL 24 - APRIL 26
Participate in our next Dissertation Boot Camp (DBC), an intensive 3-day writing
opportunity for graduate students in the writing stage of their dissertation. The DBC helps
writers overcome blocks, make significant progress in a short period of time, and develop
skills for future academic writing.
Dissertation Boot Camp provides:
• Three days of structured writing time in a
quiet, distraction free setting
• Short, daily lessons on dissertation
writing and goal setting
• Individualized consultation opportunities
to address specific writing needs
• Opportunities for continued, peer-driven
dissertation writing sessions
• Free refreshments including breakfast,
lunch, coffee and snacks
REQUIREMENTS TO ATTEND THE DBC:
• Must register via email ([email protected])
• Must attend all three days (9am-5pm on the first two days and 9am-1pm on the last day)
• First time attendees will have priority and returning attendees will be placed on a waitlist
“The DBC answered many questions I had
in writing my dissertation. It should be a
requirement class for every PhD student.”
“Previously I struggled with time management
and motivation. The Dissertation Boot Camp
helped me enormously with both.”
LOCATION:
Graduate Resource Center (GRC)
3100 Gateway Study Center
Interested? Register for the Dissertation Boot Camp via:
email [email protected] For questions and information, call 949.824.3849.
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INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR FELLOWSHIPS?
SPECIAL EVENT:
GRANT WRITING SERIES FOR
POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLARS
Co-sponsored with the Postdoctoral Association (PDA)
Every Wednesday beginning April 1 from 5 PM - 6 PM
Successful applicants discuss how to apply for National
Institute of Health K Awards (scientist development
awards) and independent research grants. The series
will review the components of award and grant
applications and provide tips for success.
WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AT THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN
Monday, April 20 from 12 PM to 1 PM
This session will provide an overview of the AAUW’s fellowship opportunities. This workshop will
identify ways to improve one’s application and speak to an experienced reviewer.
INTRODUCING THE FULBRIGHT U.S. STUDENT PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES
Tuesday, May 19 from 12 PM to 1 PM
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed student and research
projects or English Teaching Assistantships. Come to this informational workshop to learn more
about how Fulbright fellowships cover expenses for a year of research or teaching in a foreign
country.
BROADER IMPACTS FAIR
Thursday, May 21 from 12 PM to 2 PM
Applicants can learn how to get involved at UC Irvine and in nearby communities to effectively
address Broader Impacts in their NSF GRFP proposals.
GRANT WRITING BASICS Thursday, May 28 from 12 PM to 1 PM
Learn the basic do’s and don’ts when preparing funding applications and grants.
LOCATION: Graduate Resource Center (GRC) at 3100 Gateway Study Center
REGISTER: [email protected]
QUESTIONS? E-mail [email protected] or call 949.824.3849
www.grad.uci.edu/services/grc
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LIFE SKILLS
MENTORING EXCELLENCE PROGRAM
Tuesdays from 3 PM to 5 PM beginning April 14 to May 19
Through the Mentoring Excellence Program (MEP), grad students and
postdocs explore weekly modules focusing on skills and resources related
to mentorship. Individuals who complete all sessions receive a Certificate of
Completion. Attendance is mandatory at all sessions. To register for the
next series, complete the Interest Form: http://www.grad.uci.edu/forms/
current-student/Mentoring_Intensive_Program_Interest_Form.doc
WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
BECOMING ONE WITH THE BUBBLE - TIME AND STRESS MANAGEMENT SKILLS
FOR THE GRADUATE STUDENT
Monday, April 6 from 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Stress can create anxiety that impacts our ability to function at our best, both inside and outside of our “academic
bubble.” Learn practical skills to alleviate stress, and participate in an introductory yoga session and breath-centered
exercise. Be ready for an open dialogue and wear comfortable clothing.
ANTICIPATORY ANXIETY: MANAGING NERVES NOW FOR EFFECTIVE SPEAKING LATER
Tuesday, April 7 from 3 PM to 4 PM
Overcome the anxiety of public speaking, particularly the anticipation of an upcoming presentation through coping
techniques and strategies.
“SUFFER LOUDLY”: DECONSTRUCTING THE GRADUATE EXPERIENCE FROM
A MINORITY PERSPECTIVE
Monday, April 13 from 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Strategies for successfully navigating challenges such as marginalization, becoming part of a community of scholars,
and “imposter syndrome,” will be shared. This interactive workshop includes a group activity, presentation and
discussion. Confidentiality will be emphasized.
EVERY SUMMER NEEDS A PLAN
Thursday, April 23 from 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Take time out of your schedule to identify your personal and professional goals for the summer, create a strategic
plan to accomplish them, and identify the types of support and accountability you need to be productive.
LOCATION:
Graduate Resource Center (GRC)
at 3100 Gateway Study Center
Register for these workshops at: [email protected]
Questions? E-mail [email protected] or call 949-824-3849
www.grad.uci.edu/services/grc
SPRING 2015
TEACHING AND PEDAGOGY
TEACHING EXCELLENCE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
Wednesdays from 1 PM – 3 PM beginning April 15 to May 20
Graduate Division presents the new Teaching Excellence
Certificate Program. This six week series offers insights into
research-based teaching strategies to increase learning and
maximize student engagement including:
• Active Learning and Student-Centered Instruction
• Teaching that Leverages Diversity
• Alternatives to Lectures
Participants who complete all requirements will receive a
Teaching Excellence Certificate. Attendance is mandatory at all
six series sessions. To register for the program, or for more
information, email [email protected]
WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
PARADIGM SHIFTS IN HIGHER EDUCATION AND ACADEMIC CAREERS
Wednesday, April 8 from 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Higher education is undergoing major changes that can greatly impact your future role as a faculty
member. Where, how, and what you do as an academic might look very different from your experience at
UCI. Having the skills and awareness to address these changes can be an asset on the academic job
market.
FACULTY & TA DEVELOPMENT AS AN ALTERNATIVE CAREER
Thursday, April 16 from 3 PM to 4:30 PM
One growth area in alternative academic careers is Faculty and TA Development. This profession includes
teaching enhancement, preparing graduate students for the academic job market, leadership, instructional
technology, and faculty career development. If you love teaching, enjoy being in a higher education
environment, and want to be a campus change agent, this might be the profession for you.
HOW TO DEVELOP TEACHING EXPERIENCE IN THE COMMUNITY
Thursday, April 23 from 3 PM to 4:30 PM
Even at research institutions, teaching is likely to be one of your main responsibilities. Without teaching
experience being competitive on the job market can be tougher, especially with academia’s increased
interest in documented teaching effectiveness. Discover ways to build teaching experience outside of the
typical TA role.
LOCATION:
Graduate Resource Center (GRC)
at 3100 Gateway Study Center
Register to attend these workshops: [email protected]
Questions? E-mail [email protected] or call 949-824-3849
www.grad.uci.edu/services/grc
SPRING 2015
CONSIDERING GRADUATE SCHOOL
?
The Graduate Preparation workshop series is for undergraduate students
who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree.
Students can expect a range of workshops on topics relating to applying,
getting in and succeeding in graduate school.
NEED MORE HELP EXPLORING YOUR OPTIONS?
• Make an appointment with a Graduate Division representative
(Appointments available beginning April 8, 2015)
• Bi-weekly office hours: Wednesday from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
• To schedule an appointment, call 949-824-3849
WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
WHAT I WISH I KNEW THEN: NAVIGATING THE ACADEMIC PROCESS
Tuesday, April 7 from 12:30 PM to 2 PM
A panel of diverse grad students will share their experiences such as leveraging acceptance offers, learning about
academic culture, overcoming “impostor syndrome,”and maintaining wellness.
WHO YOU KNOW, MATTERS: FOSTERING NETWORKS, ALLIES, AND MENTORS
Tuesday, April 21 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
A panel of diverse grad students will discuss the importance of building supportive relationships by choosing the right
advisor, attending conferences, and joining professional organizations.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/PERSONAL HISTORY STATEMENT
Tuesday, April 28 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
What’s the difference between the personal statement and the statement of purpose? We will deconstruct this
important component of the graduate application and provide helpful hints for writing a winning statement.
NUTS AND BOLTS: GRAD SCHOOL APPLICATIONS 101
Tuesday, May 5 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
A panel of diverse grad students will review the basics of applying to graduate schools, such as the application
timeline and components, the characteristics of desirable candidates, and requesting letters of recommendation.
Student should bring a draft of personal statement for review.
WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR GRADUATE APPLICATION AFTER YOU CLICK “SUBMIT”?
Tuesday, May 12 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Ever wondered what happens to your application after submission? We will share how applications are processed,
the faculty review and selection process, common mistakes, and tips for making sure your application is complete
before you submit.
LOCATION:
Graduate Resource Center (GRC)
at 3100 Gateway Study Center
REGISTER: [email protected]
QUESTIONS? E-mail [email protected] or call 949-824-3849
www.grad.uci.edu/services/grc
SPRING 2015
INTERVIEW SKILLS
BOOT CAMP
TUESDAY, APRIL 21 & THURSDAY, APRIL 23 FROM 5 PM TO 7 PM
The Graduate Resource Center offers this new
3-day series that is designed to help students
improve their interview skills. Whether you are
getting ready to start job searching or you want
to prepare for the fellowship application
process, this series will teach you how to adapt
to changing circumstances with confidence and
ease.
The Interview Skills Boot Camp includes:
• Practice interviews in various scenarios:
one-on-one, in front of a panel, and on
Skype
• Skills to change your interview
preparation and mindset
• Opportunity for answering questions,
small talk, and being “On”
• Learn strategies like how to “Dress for
Success”
Requirements to attend this boot camp:
• Must register via email ([email protected])
• Highly encouraged to attend all three
days
“This workshop gave
me the tools to
handle unexpected
situations.”
REGISTER: [email protected]
QUESTIONS? E-mail [email protected] or call 949-824-3849
LOCATION: Graduate Resource Center (GRC)
3100 Gateway Study Center
www.grad.uci.edu
SPRING 2015
SUCCESS STORIES
LEVERAGING YOUR EXPERTISE TO
CREATE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
FRIDAY, MAY 1 FROM 12 PM TO 1:30 PM
CO-SPONSORS: THE UCI GRADUATE DIVISION, THE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL
SCIENCES, AND THE DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY
This special presentation will feature two speakers. Dr. Ilana Gershon (Indiana University) has
been studying how new media is affecting hiring and firing in the U.S. recession workplace.
She will discuss the implications of her research for graduate students’ strategies to achieve
success in their own career plans. Dr. Melissa Cefkin (Nissan Research Center - Silicon Valley)
is a Principal Scientist in the role of Design Anthropologist, specializing in workplace
ethnography, services research, product and service design, and organizational dynamics. She
will be describing her own career path and will provide advice to graduate students who are
contemplating industry careers. Students in all disciplines are encouraged to attend.
REGISTER: [email protected]
QUESTIONS? E-mail [email protected] or call 949-824-3849
LOCATION: Graduate Resource Center (GRC)
3100 Gateway Study Center
www.grad.uci.edu