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March 2021

What Have I Really Learned?

March 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Can you articulate your graduate skills? Are they related to project management? Leadership? Creative thinking? In this event, we will help you identify the transferable skills you are acquiring as a graduate student that extend beyond your disciplinary specialty. Knowing how to identify and speak to the less obvious, but perhaps more universal, skills you are developing during your graduate studies will help you uncover career options that best suit your interests, goals, and capabilities. By the end of this…

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Developing Professional Skill Sets in Mentoring and Advising Relationships

March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Graduate students play a lot of roles - student, researcher, lab partner, co-author, mentor, advisee, mentee - and in each role you develop different interpersonal skills. In this event, we will break down the interpersonal skillset that graduate students develop: what these skills are, how they show up in the many roles that grad students play, and how they apply to different career paths you may be interested in pursuing. By the end of this session, you will be able…

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How Completing a TAR Project Impacted My Career: Reflections from CIRTL TAR Alumni

March 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Are you thinking about taking on a Teaching-as-Research (TAR) project? Join us to hear from a panel of CIRTL alumni who will share their experience doing a TAR project - not the research they conducted, but what they learned from the process and how they leveraged their TAR project in their career. Alumni from University of Pennsylvania, Lafayette College, Emmanuel College, and Stanford University will reflect on the ups and downs of the TAR process, discuss how the experience impacted…

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Developing Professional Skill Sets in Communities and Networks

March 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Navigating your professional communities and academic networks can take a lot of work, especially if you’re a graduate student who is new to both of these spaces. In this event, we will explore the types of skills, which many graduate students already have, that help you navigate these professional spaces: managing up, identifying mentors, building support networks, and more. In addition to helping you understand and explore communities and networks, these skills can help you succeed in different career paths…

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Putting It All Together: Articulating and Implementing a Career Development Plan

March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Once you know your interpersonal and professional skills, and have a sense of your career goals, what do you do with all that information? In this event, we will present tools and strategies that graduate students can use to fold this new knowledge into your professional development goals. In doing so, we will also revisit what we have learned in previous weeks in this series. By the end of this session, you will be able to develop strategies and utilize…

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April 2021

CIRTL Network Teaching-as-Research Presentations

April 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Hear graduate students and postdocs from across the CIRTL Network share the results of their Teaching-as-Research (TAR) projects in this online presentation session. TAR projects investigate questions about teaching and learning, including assessing the effectiveness of specific learning activities and tools, examining the learning process about a specific topic, or characterizing the student experience in the classroom. Sponsored by CIRTL REGISTER

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