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The Graduate Student Center (GSC)
211A West Cameron Avenue
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-5492
Phone: (919) 962-2505
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October 2017

Creating a Teaching Statement and Portfolio

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Participants will assess their own teaching style and be able to communicate important aspects to a search committee via a teaching statement.  During this workshop, participants will learn how to prepare a competitive application package for teaching-oriented careers. Participants will work through several activities to communicate how they conceptualize learning, how they envision their teaching style and how to align claims made about teaching with documentation in a teaching portfolio. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/y7np9v8o

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NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Thursday, October 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

The prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for earlier career scientists is open to undergraduate seniors and first & second year graduate students in STEM fields.  The fellowship offers 3 years of support including $34,000 annual stipend and $12,000 cost-of-education allowance (to the institution). Note: Applicants must not have a Masters degree or more than 12 months of postbaccalaureate training. This workshop presented by Dr. Ashalla Freeman and will provide the following: Overview of the mission of the NSF GRFP Review…

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Using LinkedIn in your Job Search (for Graduate Students)

Thursday, October 5, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

This workshop will provide you with new ways to think about and market your skills using the professional social networking site, LinkedIn.  By leveraging LinkedIn, you'll discover ways to make connections, gather industry information, find hidden opportunities and demonstrate your knowledge. We will discuss how to best utilize LinkedIn to help you achieve your job search or networking goals.  Other social media platforms will also be explored. **For Graduate and Professional Students Only**   REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/ya82nrcd

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Career Self Assessment for Graduate Students

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Through discussion and hands-on activities, participants will learn to identify their values and skills consider how values and skills can be used to research potential career fields and/or employers learn how to market values and skills to prospective employers **For Graduate and Professional Students Only** REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/ycyujkzr

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Versatile PhD – Ask Me Anything with Peter Fiske, Ph.D.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - Friday, October 13, 2017
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Peter Fiske (Ph.D., Geochemistry and Materials Science, 1993) is a seasoned executive with over two decades of experience founding startups and commercializing new technologies. He also wrote the science careers classic, "Put Your Science to WORK!" and regularly speaks to early-career scientists at universities across the country. Join Dr. Fiske for a free three-day AMA (Ask Me Anything) on the Versatile PhD site. Ask him anything about founding a company, joining a startup, commercializing a technology, or finding the right…

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CVs, Resumes, and Cover Letter for Non-Academic Careers

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Learn how to sell yourself and make a positive first impression through your job application materials. The structure, formatting, and content of CVs, resumes, and cover letters will be discussed along with samples for analysis and how you can sell your transferable skills to a non-academic employer. Apply lessons learned from this workshop to your own job application materials.   REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/yd5eeue5

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DMV Mobile Unit

Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

The goal of the DMV pop up is to get folks REAL-ID compliant. We will offer REAL ID compliant DL’s and ID Cards both duplicate ($13.00) or renewal if within 180 days of expiration ($40.00).  https://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/driver/realid/ for full details about what IDs are required to bring with you. We are not offering any road testing, motorcycle, CDL, learners permits, or vehicle registrations. Open to UNC graduate students, faculty, and staff. Sign up for a time here:http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a45a8a92aa3fb6-dmvmobile

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Three Minute Thesis Competition – Fall 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - Wednesday, October 25, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ). The exercise challenges graduate students to present a compelling oration on their thesis topic and its significance in just three minutes. 3MT® develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of research students' capacity to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. The preliminary rounds of the 3MT® will take place on Monday October 23 and Wednesday…

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From Skills to Results: Demonstrating Your Value to Non-Academic Employers

Thursday, October 26, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

After briefly telling her own post-PhD story, Dr. Chambers will unmask the real PhD career pipeline and reveal contrasting notions of “results” inside and outside the academy. Then she will lead attendees in a well-organized sequence of hands-on activities in which they will identify their own most valuable accomplishments from this new perspective and learn how to describe them in language that will resonate with non-academic employers. Facilitator: Dr. Paula Chambers, founder and CEO of VersatilePhD REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/ycdknn4g  

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Investments and Retirement

Thursday, October 26, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

This interactive workshop is great for those interested in building their knowledge of investments and setting themselves up for success after retirement. Co-sponsored by The Graduate School and The Office of the Dean of Students. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/ya6r24ht

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November 2017

Learning to Network and Interview Successfully

Thursday, November 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

In this half-day workshop, three Ph.D.-level coaches present on how to network and interview successfully by encouraging participants to be intentional, authentic, and articulate in their networking and interviewing process. Equipped with those three tenets, job seekers become empowered and confident as they manage their careers and conduct a job search campaign. This is open to current graduate students only. Please do not register if you are unable to attend the full time. Seats are limited. Lunch provided. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/yc3on85k

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Preparing for Homeownership

Thursday, November 16, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

It's never too early to prepare for homeownership! This workshop will provide you with a basic overview of the steps towards homeownership, how to prepare yourself financially, and what questions you should ask when you start your home buying process. Co-sponsored by The Graduate School and The Office of the Dean of Students. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/y7dx7v7u

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Establishing NC Residency for Tuition Purposes

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Representatives from the Graduate School will facilitate an information session and field questions about the application process to establish North Carolina residency for tuition purposes. Topics will include requirements, filing periods, policies, and the decision process. Sponsored by the Graduate School. For additional details, please visit: http://gradschool.unc.edu/studentlife/resources/residency/  This session is for current graduate students. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/y922q4zz

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December 2017

Bland Fellowship Professional Pathways Internship Info Session

Monday, December 4, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

The Graduate School is pleased to announce an innovative program to assist graduate students in exploring and preparing for a variety of non-academic career options. http://gradschool.unc.edu/funding/gradschool/blandfellowship.html University Career Services, in collaboration with The Graduate School, will provide an information session/workshop for interested applicants to help them identify possible career internship opportunities. Students who received this fellowship in prior summers will serve as panelists to share their experiences. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/yd4j9jjk

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Course Development Institute for Graduate Students

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Are you teaching a course for the first time this Spring? Have you taught before and want to revise or refresh the content? This workshop will use Backward Course Design to assist instructors on developing a syllabus, a course plan, model lesson planning, creating learning objectives, ideas for student-centered engagement, and how to evaluate students' learning outcomes. Bring your own course materials for discussion, revising, and sharing. Individual students or small groups of students working on the same course are…

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January 2018

DMV Mobile Unit

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

The goal of the NC DMV Mobile Unit (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKT3RCpDR00&feature=youtu.be) is to get individuals REAL-ID compliant. We will offer REAL ID compliant DL’s and ID Cards both duplicate ($13.00) or renewal if within 180 days of expiration ($40.00).  https://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/driver/realid/ for full details about what IDs are required to bring with you. We are not offering any road testing, motorcycle, CDL, learner’s permits, or vehicle registrations. Guest transferring drivers licenses from other states need to bring a hard copy proof or insurance in…

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Self-Assessment/Career Exploration Series for Graduate/Professional Students – Strengths Finder

Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Take your self-assessment and goal setting to the next level by learning about techniques and resources for exploring your career options - registrants will be contacted to take Gallup StrengthsFinder and results will be discussed in a group setting at the workshop. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/yado79fp

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Resiliency, Imposter Syndrome, and Optimism

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

As graduate students, it’s critical to learn how to deal with challenges and set-backs to progress and advance personally and professionally. Participants will learn evidence-based strategies to develop a growth mindset, reduce ANTs, minimize imposter fears, increase optimism and how to use feedback constructively. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/ydam7jdj

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Self-Assessment/Career Exploration Series for Graduate/Professional Students – Using Career Navigation Tools

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Learn about online tools designed to further assess, explore, and set career development goals. Individual Development Plans (IDPs) will be highlighted. Students from all disciplines are welcome. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/ydavb3gj

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Self-Assessment/Career Exploration Series for Graduate/Professional Students – Career Compass Exploration

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Take your self-assessment and goal setting to the next level by learning about techniques and resources for exploring your options. Lunch provided. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/y9jusl7l

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February 2018

Communication Styles and Conflict Resolution

Thursday, February 1, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Effective communication is critical to success in our professional careers as well as daily interactions. This workshop will provide opportunities to assess your communication style, learn strategies on how to best interact with others who may not share your style, determine issues that are impacting your progress and how to respond to conflict in constructive ways. Lunch provided. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/y84jcxdf

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Facilitation Training for Graduate Students

Monday, February 12, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Monday, repeating until Monday, February 26, 2018

Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

This series of facilitation training workshops is designed to help develop individual's gain a greater understanding of facilitated dialogue techniques. These techniques can  be employed in group settings and within classroom management. This immersive experience will allow participants to reflect on personal experiences, beliefs, and identities that influence facilitated dialogue and apply tangible methods of facilitation to situations. Additionally, participants will gain peer feedback and practical facilitation skills to enhance classroom management and facilitation.Co-sponsored with the Office of Student Life…

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Humanities Professional Pathway Award – Information Session

Monday, February 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

The Humanities for the Public Good Initiative calls for applicants for the Humanities Professional Pathway Award for graduate students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences to do professional practicums with organizations which produce educational, cultural, or economic outcomes in the public’s interest. Full details on eligible candidates and projects, and expectations of awardees, are in the linked call. An information session for prospective applicants, with advice on how to cultivate high-quality opportunities and applications, will be held on Monday, February 12th,…

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Financial Literacy: Taxes and Savings

Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

What do taxes and savings have to do with each other? We will discuss a few taxes and the entities that collect your money (hint: it is not just the federal government). And walk through a basic tax return so you can see how the various types of income impact what you will owe Uncle Sam. BONUS: info about how you might be able to file your taxes for free! Learning outcomes: Understanding how income, debt, and risk are related…

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Financial Literacy: Investments and Retirement

Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

This interactive workshop is intended to provide participants with information about knowledge of investments and setting themselves up for success in preparation for retirement. Co-sponsored by The Graduate School and The Office of the Dean of Students. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/y9tf7d7n

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March 2018

Establishing and Maintaining Mentoring Relationships

Thursday, March 1, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Mentoring relationship are critical for success. Participants will learn how to identify mentors, characteristics of an effective relationship and strategies to maintain these relationships throughout graduate school and beyond. Lunch provided. Co-sponsored by the Graduate School Professional Development Program, the Graduate and Professional Student Federation and the Office of Graduate Education, School of Medicine. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/y9jw2t9j

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Preparing for the Academic Job Market

Monday, March 12, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

This hands-on workshop will provide participants with strategies for effective academic job searches, writing cover letters and CVs that get noticed, as well as teaching and research statements that illustrate skills and readiness for academic careers. REGISTER:http://tinyurl.com/y8uhm7ul

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DMV Mobile Unit

Thursday, March 15, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

The goal of the NC DMV Mobile Unit (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKT3RCpDR00&feature=youtu.be) is to get individuals REAL-ID compliant. We will offer REAL ID compliant DL’s and ID Cards both duplicate ($13.00) or renewal if within 180 days of expiration ($40.00).  https://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/driver/realid/ for full details about what IDs are required to bring with you. We are not offering any road testing, motorcycle, CDL, learner’s permits, or vehicle registrations. Guest transferring drivers licenses from other states need to bring a hard copy proof or insurance…

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Tips and Tricks Using MSWord to Format Your Dissertation – PC users

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

For most graduate students, the Ph.D. dissertation is the single largest document you have ever created, and learning to format and lay out a 200+ page document can suck up hours and even days of your precious time. Fortunately, there are a number of features and tricks in Microsoft Word that can make the task more manageable. Graduate School staff will also be present to review recent updates to formatting guidelines for submission. In this hands-on workshop (bring your laptop)…

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Tips and Tricks Using MSWord to Format Your Dissertation – Mac users

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

For most graduate students, the Ph.D. dissertation is the single largest document you have ever created, and learning to format and lay out a 200+ page document can suck up hours and even days of your precious time. Fortunately, there are a number of features and tricks in Microsoft Word that can make the task more manageable. Graduate School staff will also be present to review recent updates to formatting guidelines for submission. In this hands-on workshop (bring your laptop)…

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Mentorship Series Workshop: Navigating Critical Conversations with Advisors

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Are you a graduate or professional student that needs help navigating conflicts with your advisor? If so, please join us for an interactive workshop where students will discuss common problems that arise between them and their advisors (i.e., negotiating expectations, publication credit, aligning career goals), learn situational language to help resolve conflicts, and familiarize themselves with student resources on campus. This workshop will be facilitated by Laurie Mesibov and Victoria Dowd from the UNC ombuds office. The university ombuds office…

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April 2018

Enhancing Interpersonal and Leadership Effectiveness

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

The desired outcome of this session is to provide participants with needed “people” skills that are paramount to team and organizational effectiveness. Each will understand to how to create work environments that foster engagement and productive working relationships. Participants will be able to better understand their own and others differing personalities and learn how to better work with, manage, mentor, communicate with and motivate the various types measured by the Peoplemap assessment. Facilitator: Peter Metzner, Dynamic Change, Inc. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/y9soompj

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Strategies to Support Students in Crisis – For TAs and RAs

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Do you teach or supervise undergraduate students? How confident are you in your ability to assist a student in distress? What resources would you refer a student to if they were dealing with issues that effected their ability to come to class, turn in assignments, or work in the lab? The Office of the Dean of Students is offering a brief workshop to help you develop the skills necessary to navigate these situations in your current role as a TA…

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Course Development Institute for Graduate Students

Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Are you teaching a course for the first time this Summer or next Fall? Have you taught before and want to revise or refresh the content? This workshop will use Backward Course Design to assist instructors on developing a syllabus, a course plan, model lesson planning, creating learning objectives, ideas for student-centered engagement, and how to evaluate students' learning outcomes. Bring your own course materials for discussion, revising, and sharing. Individual students or small groups of students working on the…

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August 2018

Course Development Institute for Graduate Teaching Assistants

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Are you teaching a course for the first time this Fall? Have you taught before and want to revise or refresh the content? This workshop will use Backward Course Design to assist instructors on developing a syllabus, a course plan, model lesson planning, creating learning objectives, ideas for student-centered engagement, and how to evaluate students' learning outcomes. Bring your own course materials for discussion, revising, and sharing. Individual students or small groups of students working on the same course are…

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DMV Mobile Unit

Monday, August 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

The goal of the NC DMV Mobile Unit (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKT3RCpDR00&feature=youtu.be) is to get individuals REAL-ID compliant. We will offer REAL ID compliant DL’s and ID Cards both duplicate ($13.00) or renewal if within 180 days of expiration ($40.00).  https://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/driver/realid/ for full details about what IDs are required to bring with you. We are not offering any road testing, motorcycle, CDL, learner’s permits, or vehicle registrations. Open to UNC graduate students, faculty, and staff. Proof of insurance (showing name, not expired, not…

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DMV Mobile Unit

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

The goal of the NC DMV Mobile Unit (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKT3RCpDR00&feature=youtu.be) is to get individuals REAL-ID compliant. We will offer REAL ID compliant DL’s and ID Cards both duplicate ($13.00) or renewal if within 180 days of expiration ($40.00).  https://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/driver/realid/ for full details about what IDs are required to bring with you. We are not offering any road testing, motorcycle, CDL, learner’s permits, or vehicle registrations. Open to UNC graduate students, faculty, and staff. Proof of insurance (showing name, not expired, not…

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DMV Mobile Unit

Monday, August 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

The goal of the NC DMV Mobile Unit (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKT3RCpDR00&feature=youtu.be) is to get individuals REAL-ID compliant. We will offer REAL ID compliant DL’s and ID Cards both duplicate ($13.00) or renewal if within 180 days of expiration ($40.00).  https://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/driver/realid/ for full details about what IDs are required to bring with you. We are not offering any road testing, motorcycle, CDL, learner’s permits, or vehicle registrations. Open to UNC graduate students, faculty, and staff. Proof of insurance (showing name, not expired, not…

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Classroom Management Strategies

Thursday, August 30, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Managing a course (and students) is always a challenge in teaching. This workshop will provide scenarios and cases that focus on common situations that all teaching assistants should be prepared to address such as disruptive behavior, dealing with excuses, and facilitating discussions to name a few. Lunch provided. REGISTER

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September 2018

Energizing the Classroom: Active Learning and Evidence-based Teaching Strategies

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Participants will learn tangible strategies to increase student engagement and their achievement of learning outcomes. These student-centered strategies promote inclusion and participation of all students. Pitfalls with implementing active learning techniques and approaches to overcome these challenges will also be discussed. Lunch provided. REGISTER

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Gallup Strengths Workshop

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Discover your innate natural talents, then learn how to apply them to achieve your goals. Understanding your strengths will help as you explore careers, work in teams, and find strategies that are best suited to you and what you already do well. Registrants will be contacted to take Gallup StrengthsFinder and results will be discussed in a group setting at the workshop. REGISTER

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Evidence-based Teaching: Education Research Journal Club

Thursday, September 13, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

This interdisciplinary discussion will focus on education research journal articles that participants will identify and share with the group. Participants will gain ideas for new teaching strategies, learn how students learn more effectively and how to assess students’ progress. This event has been canceled and soon to be rescheduled for a future date

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Implementing Active Learning

Thursday, September 20, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

This workshop will allow participants to design a lesson plan and implement it as a teaching demonstration. The focus will be to identify an appropriate active learning technique, deliver the lesson and provide an opportunity for additional guidance and feedback for improved implementation. REGISTER

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Instructor Talk: Building Rapport with Students

Friday, September 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Instructor's non-content related communication with students is important to establish and create a more inclusive classroom.Building trust and responding to students' learning needs are crucial for a successful learning experience. Participants will learn about how and what to say as instructors to address immediacy, promote student-centered learning and overcome student resistance. Participants will analyze their own use of Instructor Talk and determine most effective strategies. Lunch provided. REGISTER

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Creating an Individual Development Plan: Putting Your Degree to Work

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Individual Development Plans (IDPs) are important tools to assess skills, explore career options, and create goals to advance your career trajectory. This workshop will guide participants through the process of creating an IDP using interactive self-assessments, skills mapping exercises, and ways to communicate your plan with mentors and advisors. Masters and PhD students in all disciplines are encouraged to attend. Lunch provided. REGISTER

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Gallup Strengths Workshop

Thursday, September 27, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Discover your innate natural talents, then learn how to apply them to achieve your goals. Understanding your strengths will help as you explore careers, work in teams, and find strategies that are best suited to you and what you already do well. Registrants will be contacted to take Gallup StrengthsFinder and results will be discussed in a group setting at the workshop. REGISTER

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October 2018

Preparing for the Academic Job Market

Monday, October 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

This hands-on workshop will provide participants with strategies for effective academic job searches, writing cover letters and CVs that get noticed, as well as teaching and research statements that illustrate skills and readiness for academic positions. REGISTER

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Tips and Tricks Using MSWord to Format Your Dissertation – PC users

Monday, October 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

For most graduate students, the Ph.D. dissertation is the single largest document you have ever created, and learning to format and lay out a 200+ page document can suck up hours and even days of your precious time. Fortunately, there are a number of features and tricks in Microsoft Word that can make the task more manageable. To get the most out of this workshop, please bring a laptop computer running MS Word REGISTER

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Tips and Tricks Using MSWord to Format Your Dissertation – Mac users

Monday, October 8, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

For most graduate students, the Ph.D. dissertation is the single largest document you have ever created, and learning to format and lay out a 200+ page document can suck up hours and even days of your precious time. Fortunately, there are a number of features and tricks in Microsoft Word that can make the task more manageable. To get the most out of this workshop, please bring a laptop computer running MS Word. REGISTER

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Three Minute Thesis Information Session

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

This session will highlight the requirements necessary to create an effective presentation for the Three Minute Thesis competition. The session will also involve review of a sample 3MT presentation using the official judging rubric as well as allow participants an opportunity to conceptualize their own 3MT presentation. REGISTER

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Why Publishing is a Great Career

Thursday, October 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

If post-graduation life seems like a choice between ruthless capitalism on the one hand or non-commercial non-profit work on the other, and if you want to continue to pursue the “life of the mind” but aren’t sure about a career in academe, publishing might be a perfect industry to consider.  This talk will provide an overview of publishing, with a focus on academic publishing, highlighting how the industry is successfully transitioning from a print-only past to a multi-format present and…

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Establishing NC Residency for Tuition Purposes

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Representatives from the Graduate School will facilitate an information session and field questions about the new centralized application process to establish North Carolina residency for tuition purposes via the Residency Determination Service or RDS. Topics will include requirements, timing, policies, and the determination process. Sponsored by the Graduate School. For additional details, please visit: http://gradschool.unc.edu/studentlife/resources/residency/  This session is for current graduate students. REGISTER

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Salary Negotiation for Graduate Students

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Congratulations! You got the job offer. Now it’s time to negotiate! In this interactive session, you will learn the basics of the negotiation process and how to negotiation effectively. Considerations for both academic and industry positions will be in included in our discussion. Co-sponsored by the Carolina Women’s Center, University Career Services, and the Graduate School Professional Development program. REGISTER

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Three Minute Thesis Competition – Preliminary Rounds

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ). The exercise challenges graduate students to present a compelling oration on their thesis topic and its significance in just three minutes. 3MT® develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of research students' capacity to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. The preliminary rounds of the 3MT® will take place on Tuesday Oct 23 and Wednesday…

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Three Minute Thesis Competition – Preliminary Rounds

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ). The exercise challenges graduate students to present a compelling oration on their thesis topic and its significance in just three minutes. 3MT® develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of research students' capacity to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. The preliminary rounds of the 3MT® will take place on Tuesday Oct 23 and Wednesday…

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Open Access Publishing

Thursday, October 25, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

This workshop will be co-led by Jennifer Solomon, Open Access Librarian, and Lynnee Argabright, Scholarly Communications Research Assistant, from University Libraries. In this interactive sessions graduate and professional students at any stage of the research process will learn strategies for considering publishing in an Open Access (OA) venue, journal, or depository. Participants will learn about to the resources available to them through University Libraries Scholarly Communications Office, develop an understanding of OA publishing options, and locate OA journals in their…

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November 2018

Preparing for Homeownership

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join the Financial Literacy Consortium, and special guest Carol Small the Realtor, to prepare yourself for homeownership! Get the inside scoop from an accomplished relator and mortgage broker on how to get financially prepared, understand the terms involved, and decide whether or not homeownership is for you. Spouses, partners, significant others are welcome too. Dinner will be provided. REGISTER

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Financial Literacy: Taxes

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

What do taxes and savings have to do with each other? We will discuss a few taxes and the entities that collect your money (hint: it is not just the federal government). And walk through a basic tax return so you can see how the various types of income impact what you will owe Uncle Sam. BONUS: info about how you might be able to file your taxes for free! REGISTER

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Professional Networking

Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

A rich web of professional relationships can be as important to long-term career success as education, expertise, and experience. In this seminar we will explore the ins and outs of networking and building professional relationships. We develop an approach to networking that focuses on leveraging personal styles, especially as they relate to preferences for introversion and extraversion. We then delve into some practical applications of our newfound networking mindset, including the use of LinkedIn, making introductions, and networking effectively at…

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CIRTL Teaching-as-Research Presentations

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

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. This session will be a group viewing session. Dinner provided for in-person attendees. REGISTER

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December 2018

Course Development Institute for Graduate Students

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Are you teaching a course for the first time this Spring or next Summer? Have you taught before and want to revise or refresh the content? This workshop will use Backward Course Design to assist instructors on developing a syllabus, a course plan, model lesson planning, creating learning objectives, ideas for student-centered engagement, and how to evaluate students' learning outcomes. Bring your own course materials for discussion, revising, and sharing. Individual students or small groups of students working on the…

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January 2019

International Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Panel

Friday, January 18, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

This session will feature international teaching assistants sharing their experiences interacting with undergraduate students in classroom settings at UNC. A range of disciplines will be represented. Common challenges and effective strategies will be shared. This event is co-sponsored between Global Grads, CIRTL at UNC Chapel Hill, and the Preparing International Teaching Assistants Program (PITAP). REGISTER

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GradMinds – Information Session

Thursday, January 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Interested in meeting and working with amazing graduate students? Are you passionate about interdisciplinary research? Check out GradMinds! Interest Meeting. GradMinds was developed off of the Masterminds model and seeks to give graduate students the opportunity to: (1) be a part of an interdisciplinary peer network; and (2) meet graduate students outside of your department. The goal of GradMinds is to provide an environment for brainstorming, learning, accountability, and support, to sharpen your skill sets for future professional endeavors. Please…

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Jump Start Your Writing Group

Friday, January 25, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Jump Start Your Writing Group! Graduate students only: Workshop on writing group effectiveness and planning. A great way to find folks to write with. Registration required. Pizza served! Sponsored by The Writing Center.

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Resiliency and Imposter Syndrome

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

As graduate students, it’s critical to learn how to deal with challenges and set-backs to progress and advance personally and professionally. Participants will learn evidence-based strategies to develop a growth mindset, reduce ANTs, minimize imposter fears, increase optimism and how to use feedback constructively. Lunch provided. REGISTER

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Communication Styles and Conflict Resolution

Thursday, January 31, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Effective communication is critical to success in our professional careers as well as daily interactions. This workshop will provide opportunities to assess your communication style, learn strategies on how to best interact with others who may not share your style, determine issues that are impacting your progress and how to respond to conflict in constructive ways. REGISTER

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March 2019

Tips and Tricks Using MSWord to Format Your Dissertation – PC users

Thursday, March 14, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

For most graduate students, the Ph.D. dissertation is the single largest document you have ever created, and learning to format and lay out a 200+ page document can suck up hours and even days of your precious time. Fortunately, there are a number of features and tricks in Microsoft Word that can make the task more manageable. Graduate School staff will also be present to review recent updates to formatting guidelines for submission. REGISTER

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Tips and Tricks Using MSWord to Format Your Dissertation – Mac users

Thursday, March 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

For most graduate students, the Ph.D. dissertation is the single largest document you have ever created, and learning to format and lay out a 200+ page document can suck up hours and even days of your precious time. Fortunately, there are a number of features and tricks in Microsoft Word that can make the task more manageable. Graduate School staff will also be present to review recent updates to formatting guidelines for submission. REGISTER

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Effective Mentoring

Monday, March 18, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, April 8, 2019

Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Mentoring principles are universal and apply to a variety of professional settings in and out of academia. This mentoring workshop series (Entering Mentoring) will provide graduate students training in competencies and skills with effective mentoring (being mentors themselves). Graduate students in all disciplines are welcome to participate. Students who will be mentoring undergraduate students this summer 2019 are particularly encouraged to participate. Sessions will be based on case scenarios, evidence-based practices, and participants are expected to actively engage in discussions.…

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April 2019

Enhancing Interpersonal and Leadership Effectiveness

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

The desired outcome of this session is to provide participants with needed “people” skills that are paramount to team and organizational effectiveness. Each will understand to how to create work environments that foster engagement and productive working relationships. Participants will be able to better understand their own and others differing personalities and learn how to better work with, manage, mentor, communicate with and motivate the various types measured by the Peoplemap assessment. Each participant will gain a thorough and practical…

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CIRTL Teaching-As-Research Presentations

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Hear from 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. This session will be a group viewing session. Dinner provided. REGISTER

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Course Development Institute for Graduate Teaching Assistants

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Are you teaching a course for the first time this Summer or next Fall? Have you taught before and want to revise or refresh the content? This workshop will use Backward Course Design to assist instructors on developing a syllabus, a course plan, model lesson planning, creating learning objectives, ideas for student-centered engagement, and how to evaluate students' learning outcomes. Bring your own course materials for discussion, revising, and sharing. Individual students or small groups of students working on the…

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August 2019

Course Development Institute for Graduate Teaching Assistants

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Are you teaching a course for the first time this year? Have you taught before and want to revise or refresh the content? This workshop will use Backward Course Design to assist instructors on developing a syllabus, a course plan, model lesson planning, creating learning objectives, ideas for student-centered engagement, and how to evaluate students' learning outcomes. Bring your own course materials for discussion, revising, and sharing. Individual students or small groups of students working on the same course are…

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Survive and Thrive! A “New” TA Institute

Saturday, August 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Survive and Thrive! As a graduate student, being assigned a Teaching Assistant role for the first time--or with an expanded set of TA responsibilities--can feel daunting. This 4-hour institute provides graduate students with functional skills central to their success in their TA roles. Sessions and workshops during this institute are designed to increase TAs' confidence around interacting with students, anticipating challenges and planning potential solutions, and effectively supporting students in their TA roles. Sessions include: Building rapport with students and…

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Energizing the Classroom: Active Learning and Evidence-based Teaching

Monday, August 26, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Participants will learn tangible strategies to increase student engagement and their achievement of learning outcomes. These student-centered strategies promote inclusion and participation of all students. Pitfalls with implementing active learning techniques and approaches to overcome these challenges will also be discussed. REGISTER

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September 2019

Finding Funding for Graduate Students in Humanities and Social Sciences

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Currently enrolled Carolina graduate and professional students at all levels seeking fellowships, dissertation support, research grants, travel, and other awards are welcome to attend a Funding Information Workshop. We provide general instruction on getting the most out of our online databases and resources, Facilitators: Graduate Funding Information Center REGISTER

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Finding Funding for Graduate Students in Sciences and Health Sciences

Friday, September 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Currently enrolled Carolina graduate and professional students at all levels seeking fellowships, dissertation support, research grants, travel, and other awards are welcome to attend a Funding Information Workshop. We provide general instruction on getting the most out of our online databases and resources, Facilitators: Graduate Funding Information Center REGISTER

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Establishing NC Residency for Tuition Purposes

Monday, September 9, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Representatives from The Graduate School will facilitate an information session and field questions about the centralized application process to establish North Carolina residency for tuition purposes via the Residency Determination Service or RDS. Topics will include requirements, timing, policies, and the determination process. Sponsored by The Graduate School. For additional details, please visit: http://gradschool.unc.edu/studentlife/resources/residency/  This session is for current graduate students. REGISTER

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Gallup Strengths Workshop

Thursday, September 12, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Discover your innate natural talents, then learn how to apply them to achieve your goals.

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Effective Mentoring

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Mentoring principles are universal and apply to a variety of professional settings in and out of academia. This mentoring workshop series (CIMER: Entering Mentoring) will provide graduate students training in competencies and skills with effective mentoring (being mentors themselves). Graduate students in all disciplines are welcome to participate. Students who will be or are currently mentoring undergraduate students are particularly encouraged to participate. Sessions will be based on case scenarios, evidence-based practices, and participants are expected to actively engage in…

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Resiliency, Imposter Syndrome, and Optimism

Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

As graduate students, it's critical to learn how to deal with challenges and set-backs to progress and advance personally and professionally. Participants will learn evidence-based strategies to develop a growth mindset, reduce ANTs, minimize imposter fears, increase optimism and how to use feedback constructively. REGISTER

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Preparing for the Academic Job Market

Monday, September 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

This hands-on workshop will provide participants with strategies for effective academic job searches, writing cover letters and CVs that get noticed, as well as teaching and research statements that illustrate skills and readiness for academic positions. REGISTER

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October 2019

Gallup Strengths Workshop

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Discover your innate natural talents, then learn how to apply them to achieve your goals.

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Communication Styles and Conflict Resolution

Thursday, October 3, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Effective communication is critical to success in our professional careers as well as daily interactions. This workshop will provide opportunities to assess your communication style, learn strategies on how to best interact with others who may not share your style, determine issues that are impacting your progress and how to respond to conflict in constructive ways. Lunch provided. REGISTER

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Budgeting and Saving

Thursday, October 3, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Budgeting is an important practical skill for financial stability and success. This workshop will cover tips, strategies, and tools that will help you become better at saving and budgeting appropriately as a graduate student. REGISTER

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Tips and Tricks for Dissertation Formatting – Mac users

Monday, October 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

For most graduate students, the Ph.D. dissertation is the single largest document you have ever created, and learning to format and lay out a 200+ page document can suck up hours and even days of your precious time. Fortunately, there are a number of features and tricks in Microsoft Word that can make the task more manageable. Graduate School staff will also be present to review recent updates to formatting guidelines for submission. REGISTER

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Tips and Tricks for Dissertation Formatting – PC users

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

For most graduate students, the Ph.D. dissertation is the single largest document you have ever created, and learning to format and lay out a 200+ page document can suck up hours and even days of your precious time. Fortunately, there are a number of features and tricks in Microsoft Word that can make the task more manageable. Graduate School staff will also be present to review recent updates to formatting guidelines for submission. REGISTER

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Learning to Network and Interview Successfully

Thursday, October 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Although most graduate students and postdocs have heard about the importance of networking and interviewing well for proactively managing their careers, many do not have a clear plan for doing so. In this half-day workshop, three Ph.D.-level professionals will help participants learn how to network and interview successfully by encouraging them to be intentional, authentic, and articulate in their networking and interviewing process. Equipped with those three tenets, job seekers become empowered and confident as they manage their careers and…

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Negotiating a Job Offer

Thursday, October 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Congratulations! You got the job offer. Now it’s time to negotiate! In this interactive session, learn the basics of the negotiation process, how to prepare to negotiate effectively, and practice your skills. Co-sponsored with University Career Services. Facilitators: Jonathan Adams, University Career Services and Clare Counihan, Program Coordinator, Carolina Women's Center REGISTER

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November 2019

Engaged Learning and the Academic Job Market

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Most American colleges and universities focus primarily on teaching undergraduate students. In this workshop, we will discuss the teaching, research, and service needs of an undergraduate institution and how to align your application with those needs. We will talk about engaged learning methods, research with undergraduates, and ideas for developing academic programs. Facilitator: David Davis, Ph.D. Director of Fellowships and Scholarships,  Associate Professor of English, and Associate Director of the Spencer B. King, Jr., Center for Southern Studies at Mercer…

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Green Zone Training for Graduate & Professional Students

Thursday, November 7, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

This Green Zone training is specifically for graduate and professional students who wish to learn more about the military affiliated student experience. Its goals are to train members of the Carolina community to know more about  the issues and concerns faced by military affiliated students and to identify individuals who are available to assist this population. These individuals are not expected to be experts who can “solve problems.” They are individuals who can lend a sympathetic ear and help their fellow military-affiliated student identify and…

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December 2019

Course Development Institute for Graduate Students

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
Graduate School Professional Development

Are you teaching a course for the first time this Spring or Summer? Have you taught before and want to revise or refresh the content? This workshop will use Backward Course Design to assist instructors on developing a syllabus, a course plan, model lesson planning, creating learning objectives, ideas for student-centered engagement, and how to evaluate students' learning outcomes. Bring your own course materials for discussion, revising, and sharing. Individual students or small groups of students working on the same…

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January 2020

Survive and Thrive! A New TA Institute

January 6 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
Graduate School Professional Development

Survive and Thrive! As a graduate student, being assigned a Teaching Assistant role for the first time--or with an expanded set of TA responsibilities--can feel daunting. This 4-hour institute provides graduate students with functional skills central to their success in their TA roles. Sessions and workshops during this institute are designed to increase TAs' confidence around interacting with students, anticipating challenges and planning potential solutions, and effectively supporting students in their TA roles. Sessions include: Building rapport with students and cultivating student…

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Preparing for Career Success: Data Management

January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

After this workshop, participants will be able to: Describe what data management is and why it’s important, including relevant funding agency policies for managing/sharing research data. List some strategies and tools for managing data, both for personal and research purposes. Employ those strategies and tools to improve their data management practices and to track measures (e.g. article impact metrics) that demonstrate their research impact. All disciplines are welcome. Lunch provided. REGISTER

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February 2020

Resumes and Cover Letters for Non-Academic Careers

February 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Learn how to structure effective resumes and cover letters that communicate experience and alignment with career opportunities. Participants are encouraged to bring their own materials and drafts to work on during the workshop. Lunch provided. REGISTER

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Writing Effective Teaching Statements

February 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

This workshop will introduce participants to teaching statements as a professional document that captures what’s important to your teaching process and supporting student learning. Participants will get started writing a teaching statement through common structures and strategies, particularly evidence-based approaches and inclusive teaching practices to create an effective and impactful teaching statement. REGISTER

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Career Carousel: Enhancing Your Job Application Materials

February 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Do you want feedback on your job applications materials? Do you need to know more about what employers look for on your LinkedIn profile? Career professionals and external employers will be available to provide advice and answer your questions about the job application process! Participants will have the opportunity to rotate through different stations to meet with professionals and gain advice about application materials. Photographer will be available to take a professional headshot for your LinkedIn profile too! Drop-in anytime…

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Financial Literacy: Taxes

February 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

We will discuss a few taxes and the entities that collect your money (hint: it is not just the federal government). And walk through a basic tax return so you can see how the various types of income impact what you will owe Uncle Sam. BONUS: info about how you might be able to file your taxes for free! Learning outcomes: Understanding how income, debt, and risk are related Explore the time value of money and amortization schedules Understanding what…

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March 2020

Tips and Tricks Using MSWord to Format Your Dissertation – Mac users

March 10 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

For most graduate students, the Ph.D. dissertation is the single largest document you have ever created, and learning to format and lay out a 200+ page document can suck up hours and even days of your precious time. Fortunately, there are a number of features and tricks in Microsoft Word that can make the task more manageable. Graduate School staff will also be present to review recent updates to formatting guidelines for submission. REGISTER

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Tips and Tricks Using MSWord to Format Your Dissertation – PC users

March 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

For most graduate students, the Ph.D. dissertation is the single largest document you have ever created, and learning to format and lay out a 200+ page document can suck up hours and even days of your precious time. Fortunately, there are a number of features and tricks in Microsoft Word that can make the task more manageable. Graduate School staff will also be present to review recent updates to formatting guidelines for submission. REGISTER

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