Past Events

April Job & Internship Fair

April 5, 2017 | 12:00 pm
Newcomb Hall

The April Job & Internship fair will bring recruiters from more than 60 corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies to UVA to meet students from all disciplines seeking full-time employment or internship experience. Don’t want to miss this opportunity to meet employers in person, learn about different organizations and positions, and talk with them about your experiences! Fair will be held from 12:00-3:00 pm in Newcomb Hall. Click here to see which employers will be at the fair.

SPI at UVA: Science Policy Career Panel

April 24, 2017 | 3:30 pm
Claude Moore MEB 3110 Auditorium

The Science Policy Initiative (SPI) at UVa is a new student organization for graduate students who are interested in careers in science policy, or just learning more about how to be engaged in science policy. You can learn more about our organization and sign up for our mailing list to receive announcements about meetings and events on our website (https://spiuva.wordpress.com/) or Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/uvaspi/)

We are excited to announce our first inaugural science policy career panel! The panel will be on April 24th from 3:30-5pm in MEB 3110 auditorium with a networking reception to follow in the first floor atrium from 5-6pm. The panel will highlight Ph.D. scientists and engineers who are currently working in science policy, their career path, and their advice for getting involved in science policy as a graduate student.

 

Academic Job Search Series: Orienting the Search and CV Review

September 8, 2017 | 10:00 am
Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room

The first session of the Academic Job Search Series, Orienting the Search, is intended to provide job seekers with a broad overview of how to approach the search for an academic position.  The first half of the session will include a panel discussion with experienced UVA faculty members who have lead faculty hiring committees as well as recenlty hired faculty who have navigated their own successful searches.  Participants should come prepared with questions for the speakers about how to best approach the search for an academic position.  In the second half of the session we will offer some tips on how to tailor your CV for different academic job applications, including reasearch intensive institutions, and small liberal arts colleges.  Attendees are asked to upload the most recent version fo their academic CV to the registration site so that we can highlight important areas of emphasis in the discussion.

Please Click Here to Register

Academic Job Search Series: Academic Cover Letters

September 14, 2017 | 2:00 pm
Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room

This workshop will offer guidelines and best practices for academic cover letters. Please come with one printed copy of your academic cover letter (rough drafts are fine - you're bringing it to get feedback!) AND one academic job advertisement.   

Click here to register

Science Policy Initiative: Lunch Seminar Series

September 21, 2017 | 12:00 pm
Newcomb Hall, South Meeting Room

Lunch provided.

More information on speaker and topic forthcoming.

SPI@UVa website

Academic Job Search Series: Reflective Teaching Statements

September 21, 2017 | 2:00 pm
Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room

What is a reflective teaching statement and what makes one effective?  In this third part of the Academic Job Search Series, facilitators from the Center for Teaching Excellence will offer participants the opportunity to evaluate sample teaching statements from a variety of sources, to examine the conventions of teaching statements across disciplines, and to begin to articulate their own teaching philosophy.  

Register Here

Academic Job Search Series: Academic Interviewing

September 28, 2017 | 2:00 pm
Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Room

This workshop will provide an overview of the academic interviewing process and tips for how to be successful.  Time wil be reserved for participants to practice interviewing skills with peers and program participants.  

Click here to register

Science Policy Initiative: Lunch Seminar Series

October 9, 2017 | 12:00 pm
Newcomb Hall, South Meeting Room

Lunch provided.

More information on speaker and topic forthcoming.

SPI@UVa website

Science Policy Symposium

November 6, 2017 | 9:00 am
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

1st Annual Science Policy Symposium hosted by the Science Policy Initative at UVa.

Register for the 1st Annual Science Policy Symposium on Monday, November 6th, 2017, in the Special Collections Library on grounds! The event will be all day from 9:00am-5:30pm, with a poster session, lunch, and networking event. More information about speakers and agenda coming soon! For individuals interested in submitting a poster and for registration, please visit the website here.

Abstracts for the poster session are still being accepted on a case by case basis. Please contact Michaela Rikard (smr2we@virginia.edu) if you are interested in submitting an abstract.

For more information and registration, please visit the SPI@UVa website.

 

Datapalooza 2017

November 9, 2017 | 3:00 pm
Newcomb Hall Ballroom

Join the Datapoolza KICKOFF Talk Kickoff Talk with New York Times Chief Data Scientist Chris Wiggins on Thursday, November 9, 2017 by clicking here.

The talk will begin at 3pm on Thursday, Nov. 9 in the Newcomb Hall Ballroom on Grounds, with a reception to follow at 4:30pm.

 

On Friday, starting at 8am, you will kick off the rest of Datapoolza with featured speakers, presentaions, and more. Click here to see agenda and to register for this event.

The Diversifying Scholarship

November 10, 2017 | 9:00 am
Curry SChool (Bavaro Hall)

The Diversifying Scholarship has announced their all-day Event at the Curry School (Bavaro Hall) on Friday, November 10, 9-5pm:

Click here for more info and to register.

Keynote speaker is Dr. Robert Sellers, the Vice Provost for Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer at the University of Michigan, where he is also the Charles D Moody College Professor of Psychology and Professor of Education

UVa Faculty speakers include:
- Noelle Hurd, 
- Federico Cuatlacuatl
- A.D. Carson
- Dianne Hoffman
- Walter Heinecke
- Jessica Sewell
- Kasey Keeler
- Carmenita Higginbotham
- Sally Pusede

Those who register in advance get free lunch!

Biotechnology Career Panel

November 27, 2017 | 12:30 pm
Pinn Hall 1-14

Join the Biotechnology Ph.D Training Program for this years Biotechnology Career Panel. Refreshments will be served at 12:15pm with an hour informational session to follow.

 

 

Presidential Fellows in Data Science 2018-2019 Program

January 31, 2018 | 9:00 am

Presidential Fellows in Data Science 2018-2019 Program Announcement

 

The Office of the President, the Data Science Institute and the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs are working together to offer fellowships for teams of graduate students to undertake collaborative research projects that leverage large data sets to advance knowledge in areas of high social impact.

This year we are pleased to welcome joint applications from students and projects in all topical areas.  Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year are due Monday, March 19, 2018. For more information, please click here.

UVA Suit Up

February 11, 2018 | 6:30 pm
JCPenney @ Fashion Square Mall

UVA Suit Up
Sun, Feb 11th
6:30 - 9:00pm
JCPenney @ Fashion Square Mall
UVA Shuttle Available

Don't miss this private event for UVA students to take advantage of an extra 40% off discount (in addition to existing sales) on professional attire. 
See full list of discounted items.

Register on Handshake for updated UVA shuttle information.

 

 

#METOO: Lessons for Higher Education

February 20, 2018 | 7:00 pm
Kaleidoscope Room, Newcomb Hall
Since the #MeToo movement gained traction in October, waves of allegations of sexual harassment have rocked workplaces across an array of industries. As one professional community after another has been called to account, we need to take the time for a careful look at how college campuses are affected by the issues this movement raises. Register or learn more information right here.

Our panelists include:

MEREDITH CLARK
Meredith D. Clark is an Assistant Professor of the Media Studies Department. She is a former newspaper journalist whose research focuses on the intersections of race, media, and power.

ANNE COUGHLIN
Anne M. Coughlin is the Lewis F. Powell, Jr., Professor of Law. Her primary research and teaching interests are in the areas of criminal law..., criminal procedure, feminist jurisprudence, and law and humanities.

CATHERINE SPEAR
Catherine Spear is the Associate Vice President of the Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights at the University of Virginia. She is charged with the primary responsibility for implementing all of the programs, policies, procedures, and initiatives of EOCR.

LISA SPEIDEL
Lisa Speidel is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Her work and research focuses on examining the role of masculinity, healthy sexuality, gender based violence, and the intersection of racism and other forms of systemic oppression.

Please join us for a conversation about ways that we can ensure a respectful climate, support those who have experienced sexual harassment, and encourage allies to play an active role.

Beyond Academia: 5 Steps to Your Nonacademic Job Search

February 23, 2018 | 12:00 pm
Online

Graduate students and postdocs receive a wealth of information and mentorship on securing an academic position. But what about when you decide to pursue professional options in industry, nonprofit, or government? This workshop by Fatimah Williams, Ph.D., (Col ’02) shares popular nonacademic careers for PhDs, and provides a 5 step framework for launching an effective job search.

Register right here.

Fatimah Williams, Ph.D., Col '02

Presenter Bio:

Fatimah Williams, Ph.D., Col ’02, is a speaker, author, and career coach whose professional development guidance has been featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Education, Scientific American, University Affairs, numerous podcasts, and her book Be Bold: Launch Your Job Search or Career Change with Confidence.  She founded Beyond the Tenure Track to equip graduate students and PhDs to explore and prepare for diverse professional opportunities.

Dr. Williams holds a doctorate in Cultural Anthropology from Rutgers University and bachelor’s degrees in Foreign Affairs and African American Studies from the University of Virginia. Awarded the nationally competitive Consortium for Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Fellowship, Dr. Williams also serves as chair of the Workshops Committee of the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology and is a member of the Graduate Career Consortium and the National Postdoctoral Association. Additionally, she is a former Associate Director of Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholar Advising at the University of Pennsylvania Career Services.

Contact Dr. Williams at fatimah@beyondthetenuretrack.com.

Preliminary Presentation 1: Three Minute Thesis (3MT) at UVA

February 27, 2018 | 10:00 am
OpenGrounds, Studio B

Preliminary Presentation 1: Three Minute Thesis (3MT) at UVA

  

 

Whether you're networking, interviewing for a job, or just having a conversation at a party, it is essential to have an "elevator pitch" to describe your dissertation work. Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an exercise that helps graduate students develop the necessary communication skills to effectively explain their scholarship in a clear and succinct way so that all people, from field-specialist to the lay-person, can understand the topic and importance of their work. Plus, it comes with the opportunity to win prizes!

Learn more and enter by clicking right here!

 

Preliminary Presentation 2: Three Minute Thesis (3MT) at UVA

February 28, 2018 | 1:00 pm
OpenGrounds, Studio B

Preliminary Presentation 2: Three Minute Thesis (3MT) at UVA

  

 

Whether you're networking, interviewing for a job, or just having a conversation at a party, it is essential to have an "elevator pitch" to describe your dissertation work. Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an exercise that helps graduate students develop the necessary communication skills to effectively explain their scholarship in a clear and succinct way so that all people, from field-specialist to the lay-person, can understand the topic and importance of their work. Plus, it comes with the opportunity to win prizes!

Learn more and enter by clicking right here!

 

Preliminary Presentation 3: Three Minute Thesis (3MT) at UVA

March 1, 2018 | 10:00 am
OpenGrounds, Studio B

Preliminary Presentation 3: Three Minute Thesis (3MT) at UVA

  

 

Whether you're networking, interviewing for a job, or just having a conversation at a party, it is essential to have an "elevator pitch" to describe your dissertation work. Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is an exercise that helps graduate students develop the necessary communication skills to effectively explain their scholarship in a clear and succinct way so that all people, from field-specialist to the lay-person, can understand the topic and importance of their work. Plus, it comes with the opportunity to win prizes!

Learn more and enter by clicking right here!

 

Bringing Linguistics to Work

March 15, 2018 | 1:30 pm
The Language Commons, New Cabell Hall Suite 298

Bringing Languages to Work
Thursday, March 15, 3:30-5:30pm
The Language Commons, New Cabell Hall Suite 298

 

This workshop is designed to get students of language thinking about the transferable skills they are currently acquiring and how these apply in the world of work outside the academy. We can take our skills and training anywhere, but only to the extent that we can recognize them ourselves and make them understood. In this interactive workshop, Dr. Trester will guide students working toward language degrees through the career process. You will learn how to use your research and language skills to identify organizations that interest you, how to navigate social media, networking, and interviews, and how to best tell your own story to get that dream job. All students are welcome! This workshop is perfect for those who study languages and the humanities.

Pages