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NSF GRFP Success Series: What is the GRFP? An Info Session

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Fri, Sep 28, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Do you want $34,000? Would you like a prestigious honor on your CV? Are you a senior undergraduate thinking about graduate school or a 1st/2nd year graduate student in STEM or the social sciences? Consider applying for the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP). Join us on September 28 to learn more!

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NSF GRFP Success Series: How to Write Your GRFP Statements

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Mon, Oct 01, 2:30 PM - 04:00 PM

Planning to apply for the NSF GRFP? Let us walk you through the appropriate style of writing and prepare you to craft a winning set of statements. This workshop on October 1 will break down the two GRFP statements by not only explaining what evaluators look for but also providing you with a framework to write these statements.

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Finding Funding Workshop

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Tue, Oct 02, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Still looking for funding? Or planning ahead for 2018-2019? Attend the next Finding Funding Workshop on September 25 and learn about campus and external funding. Bring your computer to search funding databases and we'll bring the free snacks!

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NSF GRFP Success Series: Q&A Panel with GRFP Recipients

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Wed, Oct 03, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Wouldn’t it be great if you could ask someone who has received the NSF GRFP questions about the application process? Wouldn’t it be helpful to hear from someone about how their research gets funded and the various procedural business that accompanies being awarded the NSF GRFP? Now you can! Join us on October 3 and get your questions answered.

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Cover Letter Workshop

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Wed, Oct 03, 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Arguably the most important document when applying for any academic job is the cover letter. To kick off the Academic Job Market Writing Workshop Series, we will begin with cover letters: what they are, what they look like, and how to write them to the job that you are applying for. Participants will learn what the major sections of a cover letter entail and how to tailor a cover letter to specific positions.

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NSF GRFP Success Series: Q&A Panel with GRFP Faculty Evaluators

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Mon, Oct 08, 2:30 PM - 04:00 PM

There are a lot of wonderful resources out there that provide guidance on how to do well on the GRFP application, but ultimately your success will be determined by an evaluator. Wouldn’t it be helpful if you could talk to one of these mysterious figures to learn how the application is reviewed and what evaluators seek in a strong application? Join us on October 8 and you can do just that!

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NSF GRFP Success Series: Sample Statements Writing Workshop

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Wed, Oct 10, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

While there is no one way to write an NSF GRFP statement, there is a pattern to how successful applications model themselves to hit all the essential criteria. On October 10, come learn how other writers have done this to excel with your own application.

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C.V. Workshop

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Wed, Oct 10, 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

How do you distill your entire academic and professional career into one document? You may be the best candidate for a job, but if you do not have a well-organized C.V., then you're likely to get lost in the application pile. Come to this workshop on October 10 and learn what the major sections of a C.V. include and how to tailor your C.V. to specific positions.

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Writing Effective Resume & Cover Letters for Non-Academic Jobs

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Thu, Oct 11, 4:00 PM - 05:00 PM

If you are looking to pursue career opportunities outside of academia, your resume and cover letter are your tickets into that world. This workshop on October 11 will explore important techniques that will help you expertly craft and strategically target your resume and cover letter so you can get over the first application hurdle and on to an interview!

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NSF GRFP Success Series: Statement Review with an Expert

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Mon, Oct 15, 1:00 PM - 04:00 PM

If you have specific questions related to your application, you won't want to miss this session! On October 15, you will be matched with a successful GRFP applicant or faculty evaluator. Please bring a copy of one of your materials (e.g. one of the statements) to be reviewed. Participation in this event is strictly by appointment, so please make sure to RSVP and indicate your availability.

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Research Statement/Five-Year Plan Workshop

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Wed, Oct 17, 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

You have convinced the hiring committee that you are a strong candidate for your dream job through a polished cover letter and C.V. But what about the core of your scholarship? Where do you see your research in five years? This workshop on October 17 will explore the research statement and the five-year plan: what they are, what they look like, and which one is right for you.

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Finding and Pursuing Non-Academic Jobs and Internships

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Tue, Oct 23, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Many Ph.D. students feel that their degree will be their main qualification when they enter the non-academic job market, but having relevant job experience is just as important in setting yourself apart from other applicants. This October 23 workshop will cover how to find and pursue relevant experience that can be done alongside your graduate work.

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Diversity Statement Workshop

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Wed, Oct 24, 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Do you know what a diversity statement is? How does diversity fit into your academic goals? This workshop on October 24 will explore diversity statements: what they are, what they look like, and how to make yours relevant to who you are. Join us and learn how to write about yourself, your research, and your teaching in relation to diversity!

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Ford Foundation Fellowship Success Series: Q&A Information Session

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Mon, Oct 29, 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

Do you want $24,000 per year? Would you like a prestigious honor on your CV? Consider applying for the Ford Foundation Fellowship! In this Q&A session, besides covering the basics, we will walk you through all the steps of applying and answer any questions that you might have.

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Teaching Philosophies Workshop

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Wed, Oct 31, 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM

You are almost there! The hiring committee thinks you are an accomplished scholar with an impressive career trajectory and commitment to diversity. But this is a teaching-heavy position and they want to know: are you also a wonderful presence in the classroom? This workshop on October 31 will explore teaching philosophies and how to make yours shine!

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HFA Career Tools: ImaginePhD + VersatilePhD Workshop

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Thu, Nov 01, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

This workshop on November 1 will introduce graduate students and post-docs to the ImaginePhD tool to help ​them discover their skills, interests, values, career pathways, and how to set goals. As a bonus, this workshop will also review the VersatilePhD website as another tool for career exploration. Don't miss out!

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Ford Foundation Fellowship Success Series: Application Writing Workshop

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Mon, Nov 05, 2:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Ford Foundation Fellowship applicants must produce 3-5 different statements to apply! The number of needed statements makes this application much more complex than the average fellowship. Let us walk you through this style of writing and prepare you to craft a winning set of statements.

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LinkedIn for Your Non-Academic Job Search

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Tue, Nov 06, 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

If you are considering entering the job market any time soon, a complete and compelling LinkedIn profile is a must-have. On November 6, come learn how to maximize this tool in order to look for jobs, network with potential employers, and connect with others in the professional domain.

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Internship Fellowship Information Session

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Wed, Nov 14, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

Interested in finding funding for an internship or job opportunity? Come to this information session on November 14 to learn about the Grad Student Internship Fellowship and how to create a strong application to be a competitive applicant for $2000-2500 in fellowship funds.

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Ford Foundation Fellowship Success Series: Sample Application Workshop

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Fri, Nov 16, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

There is a world of difference between being told what your writing should look like and being shown what it should look like. This is because examples make learning a new skill much easier to recognize and practice. This workshop will provide that help by going over examples of successful statements from previously awarded Ford Foundation Fellows.

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