Professional and Career Development Series

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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.

January 24: Refining Your Writing: Writing and Editing Tips for Graduate Students

  • Date and time: Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Location: Joe Crowley Student Union 320
  • Speakers: Maureen McBride, Director of the UNR Writing Center
  • REGISTER
  February 7: Converting Your CV Into a Resume
  • Date and time: Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Joe Crowley Student Union 320
  • Speakers: Mary T. Calhoon, Assistant Director, UNR Career Studio
  • REGISTER
  February 21: Photoshop for Whatever: Basic Skills in Using Adobe Photoshop
  • Date and time: Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: Joe Crowley Student Union 320
  • Speakers: Harry Thomas, UNR Libraries
  • REGISTER
  March 6: Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop (limited to 20 participants)
  • Date and time: Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Location: JCSU 323
  • Speakers: Peggie Smith and Piera Mburia
  • REGISTER
  March 7: Condensing Your Research to Fit the Big Picture: Preparing for 3MT
  • Date and time: Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: JCSU 402 (Great Room)
  • Speaker: Past UNR 3MT Winners, 3MT Faculty Mentors, Past 3MT Judges
  • REGISTER
  March 12: Panel Presentation: All About Academic Teaching
  • Date and time: Monday, March 12, 2018, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Location: JCSU Ballroom C
  • Speakers: Dr. Jodie Barker, Lecturer, World Languages and Literature, UNR;  Dr. Laura Briggs, Chair, Department of Biology, TMCC;  Dr. Christopher Church, Assistant Professor, History, UNR;  Dr. Santiago Pineda, IRACDA Postdoc Teaching Fellow, UCLA;  Dr. Lia Schraeder, Instructional Designer, UNR
  March 29: Getting the Credit You Deserve, and Deserving the Credit You Get (limited to 25 participants)
  • Date and time: Thursday, March 29, 2018, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Location: JCSU 323
  • Speaker: Dena Plemmons, PhD, Director of Research Ethics Education Program, UC Riverside
  • REGISTER
  March 30: Mentorship: Expectations and Experiences of Mentorship (limited to 25 participants)
  • Date and time: Friday, March 30, 2018, 9 am - 10:30 am
  • Location: JCSU 323
  • Speaker: Dena Plemmons, PhD, Director of Research Ethics Education Program, UC Riverside
  • REGISTER
  April 4: Building Your Online Profile Using ORCID and Google Scholar
  • Date and time: Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
  • Location: JCSU 320
  • Speaker: Teresa Schultz, UNR Libraries
  • REGISTER
April 16: Panel Presentation: Transitioning from Academia to Industry April 16: Panel Presentation: Transitioning from Academia to Industry
  • Date and time: Monday, April 16, 2018, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Location: JCSU 402 (Great Room)
  • Speakers: TBD
  • REGISTER
April 23: Create a Resume for Industry: A Hands-on Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdocs (Limited to 30 participants, Dinner provided)
  • Date and time: Monday, April 23, 2018, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: JCSU 402 (Great Room)
  • Speakers: Mary T. Calhoon, Associate Director, UNR Career Studio
  • Please register via the link sent in the email announcement, limited to 30 participants
  April 25: Networking and Informational Interviews
  • Date and time: Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: JCSU 320
  • Speaker: Elizabeth Loun, Associate Director, UNR Career Studio
  • REGISTER