Professional Development Series

In collaboration with the Graduate Student Association, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, INBRE, DRI, the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources, the College of Business, the College of Science, and the School of Medicine, the Graduate School is pleased to offer a series of seminars and workshops to help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows develop and enhance their professional skills to succeed in their current positions and future careers.


All of the workshops are open to any graduate student or postdoc and registration is encouraged. 


August 29: Writing Research Statements

  • Date and time: Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 11 am - 12 pm, Lunch provided at 12
  • Location: Joe Crowley Student Union, The Great Room (403)
  • Speakers: Deborah Boehm, Katherine Fusco, Markus Kemmelmeier, Ruben Dagda, Christopher Barile
  • REGISTER

September 5: Writing Diversity Statements

  • Date and time: Wednesday, September 5, 2018, 4 -5 pm
  • Location: MIKC Rotunda
  • Speakers: Adam Kirn, Jamie Voyles
  • REGISTER

September 12: Mentee Up! Time Management and Setting Expectations with Your Mentor

  • Date and time: Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 10 - 11 am
  • Location: Joe Crowley Student Union, Rita Laden Senate Chambers
  • Speakers: Enid Jennings, Carla Franich
  • REGISTER

September 13: Grant writing workshop with the VPRI + grant winner panel

  • Date and time: Wednesday, September 13, 2018, 12 - 1 pm
  • Location: Joe Crowley Student Union, Graduate Student Lounge
  • Speakers: Ana de Bettencourt-Dias, Associate Vice President for Research, Professor of Chemistry
  • REGISTER

September 19: Writing a Personal Statement

  • Date and time: Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Joe Crowley Student Union, Rita Laden Senate Chambers
  • Speakers: Mary T. Calhoon, Associate Director, Nevada Career Studio
  • REGISTER

September 26: Writing Teaching Statements

  • Date and time: Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: JCSU 402 (Great Room)
  • Speakers: Sarah Cummings, Kyra Stull, James Weber
  • REGISTER

October 3: Mentee Up! Fostering Independence

  • Date and time: Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Location: JCSU 402 (Great Room)
  • Speakers: Jacquie Snow (Humanities), Kevin Shoemaker (CABNR), and Anne Leonard (STEM)
  • REGISTER

October 9: Tesla Professional Development Workshop

  • Date and time: Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 5-7 pm
  • Location: Joe Crowley Student Union, Great Room (JSCU #402)
  • Speakers: Aimee Akimoff, Senior Recruiter, University Recruiting, Tesla Gigafactory
  • REGISTER

October 10: Nevada Money Mentors - Financial Planning, Budgeting and Debt Management (CANCELLED, will be rescheduled)

  • Date and time: Wednesday, October 10 2018, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Location: JCSU 402 (The Great Room)
  • Speaker: TBD
  • REGISTER

October 17: Create a Resume for Industry: A Hands-on Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdocs (Limited to 30 participants)

  • Date and time: Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 11 am - 1 pm
  • Location: JCSU 402 (The Great Room)
  • Speaker: Mary T. Calhoon, Associate Director, Nevada Career Studio
  • REGISTER

October 24: Designing and Presenting Posters

  • Date and time: Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 6-7:30 pm
  • Location: JCSU 402 (Great Room)
  • Speaker: Amy Shannon, UNR Libraries
  • REGISTER

October 31: Mentee Up! Recognizing and Dealing with Imposter Syndrome

  • Date and time: Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 11 am - 12:30 pm
  • Location: JCSU 402 (Great Room)
  • Speakers: Sarah Blithe, Associate Professor, Communication Studies
  • REGISTER

November 14: Refining Your Writing

  • Date and time: Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 11 am - 12:30 pm
  • Location: Rita Laden Senate Chambers, 3rd floor JCSU
  • Speaker: Maureen McBride
  • REGISTER

November 27: Start Smart Salary Negotiation with AAUW

  • Date and time: Wednesday, November 27, 2018, 11 am - 1 pm
  • Location: JCSU 320
  • Speakers: AAUW representatives
  • REGISTER (R.S.V.P. required, limited space available)


November 28: Mentee Up! Writing workshop: Editing with your advisor

  • Date and time: Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 11 am - 12:30 pm
  • Location: JCSU 402 (Great Room)
  • Speaker: Maureen McBride
  • REGISTER

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