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Actions:

Communication-Early Stage

• Initiate mentoring relationships
• Learn conventions of communication within your discipline
• Formulate and present research plan

Communication-Mid Stage

• Develop presentation skills for discipline and non-discipline specific audiences
• Write for both technical and non-technical audiences
• Communicate with mentors effectively
• Present research at national conferences
• Publish research/scholarship

Communication-Late Stage

• Present research at national conferences
• Publish research/scholarship
• Maintain professional networks

Academic Development-Early Stage

• Connect coursework to research & scholarship
• Seek funding to support projects
• Explore resources to support academic development
• Attend TA orientation & teaching workshops
• Plan research projects
• Seek out teaching opportunities
• Mentor undergraduates

Academic Development-Mid Stage

• Develop collaborative relationships to support research projects
• Attend teaching workshops
• Assess and modify research plans
• Develop a teaching portfolio
• Serve as manuscript reviewer for journals in your field
• Mentor undergraduates

Academic Development-Late Stage

• Form dissertation writing groups
• Synthesize teaching statement/portfolio
• Finalize projects and submit approvals
• Formulate 5-year research plan

Leadership & Professionalism-Early Stage

• Attend Ethics trainings and seminars
• Create an Individual Development Plan (IDP)
• Seek leadership and service opportunities
• Join professional organizations and build internal and external networks

Leadership & Professionalism-Mid Stage

• Take on leadership positions
• Contribute to team-based projects
• Troubleshoot issues and propose creative solutions
• Manage project budget and personnel
• Provide feedback to peers on presentations, manuscripts, & grants

Leadership & Professionalism-Late Stage

• Serve as a role model for junior graduate students
• Maintain professional networks
• Plan for transition after graduate studies

Career Development-Early Stage

• Explore University Career Services resources
• Complete self-assessments
• Develop career goals
• Create a CV

Career Development-Mid Stage

• Identify external opportunities, internships, work experiences aligned with career goals
• Document research and teaching accomplishments (IDP)
• Modify career goals if needed
• Document research and teaching accomplishments on CV

Career Development-Late Stage

• Finalize CV, cover letters, research and teaching statements
• Apply for positions aligned with your career goals
• Learn how to interview and negotiate job offers

Programs:

Communication-Early Stage

• Graduate Funding Workshops
PITAP courses, GRAD 810 and GRAD 811 courses
GRAD 704: Effective Presentation Skills
Individual Development Plan
• Communicating Your Science

Communication-Mid Stage

GRAD 704: Effective Presentation Skills
Individual Development Plan
• Social Media & Branding
• Communicating Your Science

Communication-Late Stage

• Dissertation Writing Bootcamps
• Formatting Theses and Dissertations
• CV and Cover Letter Writing workshops
• Teaching Portfolio Workshop
• Interviewing & Negotiation Skills
• Social Media & Branding
• Communicating Your Science

Academic Development-Early Stage

• Teaching workshops
• Graduate Funding Workshops
PITAP courses, GRAD 810 and GRAD 811 courses
• Becoming an Effective Mentor
• Navigating Departmental Culture

 

Academic Development-Mid Stage

• Teaching workshops
• Becoming an Effective Mentor

Academic Development-Late Stage

• Dissertation Writing Bootcamps
• Teaching Portfolio Workshop
• Writing A Research Statement
• Navigating Departmental Culture
• Formatting Theses and Dissertations

Leadership & Professionalism-Early Stage

• Research Ethics course – GRAD 721
Individual Development Plan
• Financial Planning
• Time & Stress Management
• Navigating Departmental Culture

Leadership & Professionalism-Mid Stage

Individual Development Plan
• Etiquette Luncheon
• Time & Stress Management

Leadership & Professionalism-Late Stage

• Teaching Portfolio Workshop
• Etiquette Luncheon
• Research Administration Workshop

Career Development-Early Stage

Individual Development Plan
• Networking for Graduate Students
• Career Panels/Networking Nights
• Career symposium

Career Development-Mid Stage

• Career Symposium
Individual Development Plan
• Networking for Graduate Students
• Career Panels/Networking Nights
• Branding Yourself: Using Social Media

Career Development-Late Stage

• CV and Cover Letter Writing workshops
• Resume Rescue
• Teaching Portfolio Workshop
• Networking for Graduate Students
• Career Panels/Networking Nights
• Job Search Circle
• Career Symposium
• Navigating Departmental Culture
• Branding Yourself: Using Social Media
• Research Administration Workshop

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