Professional and Career Development Series

GSA Professional & Career Development Series

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 posdoc 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 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 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: JCSU 402 (Great Room)
  • Speaker: Maureen McBride
  • REGISTER
November 27: Start Smart Salary Negotiation with AAUW
  • Date and time: Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 11 am - 1 pm
  • Location: JCSU 402 (Great Room)
  • 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