Professional Development Calendar

 

October 19: Interviewing Skills for Graduate Students

Thursday, October 19
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM 
Busch Student Center, Career & Interview Center
604 Bartholomew Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854

University Career Services is not just for undergraduate students. Your resume can get you an interview but the interview will get you the job! Do not get left behind by the competition. Prepare yourself today. You will learn the difference between traditional and behavioral interviewing, which questions recruiters ask most often, and strategies to make a positive impact on an interview.

Register here.

 


 

October 20: Transitioning from Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neuroscience to Life Sciences Consultant

Friday, October 20
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Medical Science Building, Room H609 B
185 South Orange Ave.
Newark, NJ 07101

All students and postdoctoral fellows are invited to come and learn about transitioning from a postdoctoral fellowship in neuroscience to managing consultant in life sciences. Dr. Dennis Sasikumar will speak about his current work at Navigant.

Please RSVP here. For more information about Alliance for Career Development events, Dr. Doreen Badheka.

 


 

October 20: Graduate Student Advisory Board

Friday, October 20
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Busch Student Center, Career & Interview Center
604 Bartholomew Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Let your voice be heard by University Career Services by suggesting new ideas from a graduate student perspective in this focus group. This is a casual program where students will have the opportunity to provide University Career Services with feedback on programs and services. Lunch/Refreshments will be provided.

Register here.

 


 

October 26: Three Minute Thesis Information Session

Thursday, October 26
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Busch Student Center, Room 116 AB
604 Bartholomew Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Are you interested in learning more about the first annual Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT)? 3MT is an international competition where doctoral candidates are challenged to effectively and efficiently present their dissertation research in three minutes or less. This information session will further explain the 3MT competition and guide students as they prepare to present their dissertation research in three minutes or less. The information session will cover a variety of topics including an overview of the competition, eligibility, benefits of participation, judging criteria, and prizes. In addition to these topics, videos of previous winners will be shown and evaluated to help students conceptually understand the requirements of 3MT.

It is strongly recommended that students interested in participating in 3MT attend one of the four information sessions offered. For more information about 3MT and a full list of Information Session dates and times, please visit https://gsnb.rutgers.edu/3MT.

Please RSVP here. For more information, contact Steph Brescia.

 


 

October 26: Communicating Research Effectively

Thursday, October 26
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Busch Student Center, Room 120 ABC
604 Bartholomew Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Effective communication can help you obtain funding, publish your research, and get a job.  We'll talk about best practices when it comes to explaining what you do to audiences who may not be familiar with your field, and we'll discuss the existing options at Rutgers for obtaining more training in communication skills. This is also an excellent opportunity to expand your professional network and talk about your research with graduate students across many fields. Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP here. For more information, contact Dr. Ramazan Gungor

 


 

November 2: Three Minute Thesis Information Session

Thursday, November 2
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Livingston Student Center, Room 202 AB
84 Joyce Kilmer Ave.
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Are you interested in learning more about the first annual Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT)? 3MT is an international competition where doctoral candidates are challenged to effectively and efficiently present their dissertation research in three minutes or less. This information session will further explain the 3MT competition and guide students as they prepare to present their dissertation research in three minutes or less. The information session will cover a variety of topics including an overview of the competition, eligibility, benefits of participation, judging criteria, and prizes. In addition to these topics, videos of previous winners will be shown and evaluated to help students conceptually understand the requirements of 3MT.

It is strongly recommended that students interested in participating in 3MT attend one of the four information sessions offered. For more information about 3MT and a full list of Information Session dates and times, please visit https://gsnb.rutgers.edu/3MT.

Please RSVP here. For more information, contact Steph Brescia.

 


 

November 2: Resume & CV Writing for Graduate Students

Thursday, November 2
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM 
Busch Student Center, Career & Interview Center
604 Bartholomew Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854

As a graduate student seeking employment or other advanced opportunities, your resume, CV and cover letter will be needed tools prepared for the purpose of strategically presenting your qualifications. Addressing the needs of the reader while displaying appropriate credentials is the key balance to strike in these documents. This workshop will cover important basic strategies to effectively structure each of these documents as it pertains to a variety of disciplines and career fields. We will also present content on how to maximize your documents to appeal towards diverse target audiences, and considerations for when each of these documents would be appropriate for use in academia or in industry.

Register here.

 


 

November 9: Group Work: Building Classroom Engagement with Accountability (TA Project)

Thursday, November 9
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Busch Student Center, Room 120 ABC
604 Bartholomew Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Group projects can give students the opportunity to learn in ways that traditional assignments do not, but they also create certain challenges. This workshop will explore methods for instructors to consider when assessing work and determining grades in a fair fashion to students who submit assignments developed by a group.

Please RSVP here. For more information, contact the TA Project.

 


 

November 13: Three Minute Thesis Information Session

Monday, November 13
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Medical Science Building, Room B610
185 South Orange Ave.
Newark, NJ 07101

Are you interested in learning more about the first annual Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT)? 3MT is an international competition where doctoral candidates are challenged to effectively and efficiently present their dissertation research in three minutes or less. This information session will further explain the 3MT competition and guide students as they prepare to present their dissertation research in three minutes or less. The information session will cover a variety of topics including an overview of the competition, eligibility, benefits of participation, judging criteria, and prizes. In addition to these topics, videos of previous winners will be shown and evaluated to help students conceptually understand the requirements of 3MT.

It is strongly recommended that students interested in participating in 3MT attend one of the four information sessions offered. For more information about 3MT and a full list of Information Session dates and times, please visit https://gsnb.rutgers.edu/3MT.

Please RSVP here. For more information, contact Doreen Badheka.

 


 

November 15: Alumni Panel: Career Pathways of Recent Graduates

Wednesday, November 15
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Busch Student Center, Room 116 ABC
604 Bartholomew Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854

This workshop will be led by a panel of 5 Rutgers PhD alumni in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Life Sciences, each currently working in local industries. They will talk about their experiences in graduate school and the pathways that led them to successful careers, followed by a Q&A session. Representatives from Career Services will also be on hand. Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP here. For more information, contact Dr. Ramazan Gungor.

 


 

November 27: Three Minute Thesis Preparation Workshop: Cultivating an Engaging Presentation

Monday, November 27
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
College Avenue Student Center, Room 411 AB
126 College Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

In this workshop, Associate Professor of Communication, Dr. Jennifer Theiss, will describe the tools necessary for effective public speaking and the presentation of scholarly research. The workshop will cover a variety of pertinent presentation strategies, including summarizing a large project into a concise oration, organizing a brief presentation for maximum impact, designing and incorporating effective visual aids, and cultivating an intriguing presentation.

Priority registration will be given to students interested in participating in the Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT), but the session is open to all School of Graduate Studies students. To learn more about 3MT and how to participate, please visit https://gsnb.rutgers.edu/3MT.

Please RSVP here. For more information, contact Steph Brescia.

 


 

November 29: Providing Feedback that Matters (TA Project)

Wednesday, November 29
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
College Avenue Student Center, Room 411 ABC
126 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

All students need to know how they are doing in their coursework. How should instructors provide that feedback and how can you make feedback an integral part of the educational experience to help students learn and grow. This session will address these critically important issues.

Please RSVP here. For more information, contact the TA Project.

 


 

December 4: Pursuing a Teaching Career at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions (PUIs)

Monday, December 4
10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Medical Science Building, Room C686
185 South Orange Ave.
Newark, NJ 07101

Dr. Melissa Baralt, Professor at Berkeley College and Adjunct Professor at Montclair State University, will discuss curriculum development and pedagogy deriving from her 10 years of experience in teaching. She will also share insights and advice for those interested in transitioning from lab to teaching with little to no experience in coordinating classes and coursework.

Please RSVP here. For more information about Alliance for Career Development events, Dr. Doreen Badheka.

 


 

December 7: Three Minute Thesis Preparation Workshop: The Principles & Tactics of Informing

Thursday, December 7
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
College Avenue Student Center, Room 411 AB
126 College Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

In this session, Jay Stefanelli, Associate Director of Student Services for Enrollment Management for the School of Communication and Information, will help students develop their public speaking and presentation skills. With a focus on the elements of presentation structure as well as verbal and non-verbal communication techniques, this hands-on workshop will allow students to gain valuable information and feedback about the basics of effective communication.

Priority registration will be given to students interested in participating in the Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT), but the session is open to all School of Graduate Studies students. To learn more about 3MT and how to participate, please visit https://gsnb.rutgers.edu/3MT.

Please RSVP here. For more information, contact Steph Brescia..

 


 

December 19: A Career in Drug Safety at Pfizer

Tuesday, December 19
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Medical Science Building, Room C686
185 South Orange Ave.
Newark, NJ 07101

Erika Cortizo, MS, MBA, has extensive experience working in various branches of drug safety at Pfizer. She will share her current work experience and how the MS and MBA degrees helped her plan her future.

Please RSVP here. For more information about Alliance for Career Development events, Dr. Doreen Badheka.

 


 

January 18: Three Minute Thesis Information Session

Thursday, January 18
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
College Avenue Student Center, Room 411 AB
126 College Ave.
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Did you miss the fall Three Minute Thesis Information Sessions but are still interested in the competition? Attend the final 3MT info session to learn more about this exciting new opportunity at Rutgers. 3MT is an international competition where doctoral candidates are challenged to effectively and efficiently present their dissertation research in three minutes or less. This information session will further explain the 3MT competition and guide students as they prepare to present their dissertation research in three minutes or less. The information session will cover a variety of topics including an overview of the competition, eligibility, benefits of participation, judging criteria, and prizes. In addition to these topics, videos of previous winners will be shown and evaluated to help students conceptually understand the requirements of 3MT.

It is strongly recommended that students interested in participating in 3MT attend one of the four information sessions offered. For more information about 3MT and a full list of Information Session dates and times, please visit https://gsnb.rutgers.edu/3MT.

Please RSVP here. For more information, contact Steph Brescia.