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October 2021

Dissertation Boot Camp

October 18 @ 9:00 am - October 22 @ 4:30 pm
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An event every 3 weeks that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, repeating until Friday, November 12, 2021

Boot camp is a week-long opportunity for students currently writing dissertations to set writing goals, practice disciplined writing habits, learn new strategies, and connect with other dissertation writers. It’s offered virtually at least once a month and is intended to help graduate students make significant progress in their writing and their sense of community. Fall semester camps will happen virtually. Register for the morning (9-12:30) or the afternoon (1-4:30). Sept. 27 – Oct. 1: Register for morning. Register for afternoon. Oct. 18…

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Research Article Introductions (Virtual)

October 19 @ 10:15 am - 11:00 am

What are the components of a typical research introduction? How do writers in your discipline describe “the gap”? Bring several articles from your field and join us for a guided analysis of the structure and language of effective introductions. Register for Zoom Tuesday, 10/19 Sponsored by the Writing Center

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Effectively Communicating with a Mentor

October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Effective communication is key to a successful mentor-mentee relationship. This workshop will provide participants opportunities to generate approaches that address communication challenges with academic mentors and strategies for assertive, clear communication. All graduate students are welcome to attend. REGISTER

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Financial Literacy: Credit and Debt Management

October 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The good, the bad, and confusing parts of credit cards, credit scores, and reports so you can be in control. We'll also discuss how to manage debt, student loans, mortgages, and provide tools and resources to help! REGISTER

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Career Fair Cram Session for Graduate Students

October 25 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Sharpen your virtual networking skills with UCS staff before the main event! Identify best practices in interacting with recruiters and company representatives at the November 4th NC Masters & Doctoral Career Fair. Use this opportunity to prepare your elevator pitch, ask questions about how to navigate a virtual event, and learn how to make a strong impression in a virtual space. Sponsored by University Career Services. REGISTER via Handshake or just join the Zoom session.

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Principles of Funding Proposal Writing

October 25 @ 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Are you applying for funding to support your research? While every application is different, there are key qualities of a good application. This workshop describes general principles and offers strategies for writing your best proposal. Register for Zoom Monday, 10/25 Sponsored by the Writing Center

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Employer Meetup: Standout on Handshake

October 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

**USE UNC EMAIL CREDENTIALS TO LOG INTO ZOOM FOR THIS WORKSHOP** Did you know that employers are searching for candidates for jobs and internships on Handshake? In this meetup, learn key tips on how to maximize Handshake by speaking directly with employers. We will discuss what to include in your Handshake profile, how to search effectively for jobs and internships, and where to find information about upcoming employer events. By the end of the session, you will be ready to…

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November 2021

Getting Hired at a Community College: Tips and Strategies from Faculty on Hiring Panels

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

Learn hiring tips from faculty that serve on or work closely with hiring committees at community colleges. How might the interview differ from that of a 4-year teaching or research university? What factors should you consider in preparing your application materials and teaching demonstration? What are some common do's and don'ts of seeking a job at a community college? Join us to learn the answer to these questions and more. This session is part of the "Exploring Careers in Teaching…

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Dissertation Boot Camp

November 8 @ 9:00 am - November 12 @ 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 3 weeks that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, repeating until Friday, November 12, 2021

Boot camp is a week-long opportunity for students currently writing dissertations to set writing goals, practice disciplined writing habits, learn new strategies, and connect with other dissertation writers. It’s offered virtually at least once a month and is intended to help graduate students make significant progress in their writing and their sense of community. Fall semester camps will happen virtually. Register for the morning (9-12:30) or the afternoon (1-4:30). Sept. 27 – Oct. 1: Register for morning. Register for afternoon. Oct. 18…

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GoinGlobal: Preparing for International Opportunities

November 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

**USE UNC EMAIL CREDENTIALS TO LOG INTO ZOOM FOR THIS WORKSHOP** Global/intercultural fluency is a highly valued professional competency for success within any workplace environment. UCS can support you in identifying both local-global and abroad experiences that will enrich your college-to-career experience and leverage your marketability for employment opportunities in the future. This virtual workshop will provide resources on how to search for and secure internships and employment with international reach. Attend this program to learn ways in which you…

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Employer Meetup: Negotiation Skills

November 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

**USE UNC EMAIL CREDENTIALS TO LOG INTO ZOOM FOR THIS WORKSHOP** In this employer meetup, hear directly from recruiters on strategies for effective negotiation techniques. The discussion will focus on how to build strong relationships during the interviewing process and strategies that set the stage for the successful negotiation of salary and benefits packages. By the end of the session, you will gain a solid understanding of effective negotiation strategies and the next steps to take to practice your skills.…

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December 2021

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive Teaching in the Community College Setting

December 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Community colleges are truly diverse settings, attracting individuals from all different walks of life with a common interest in advancing their education. If you are interested in exploring a career at a community college, then understanding the diversity of their student populations is crucial. This panel consisting of faculty and administrators from various community colleges will share insights on student diversity. We will also explore the types of inclusive teaching strategies that best support community college students and help to…

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