Past Events

National Postdoc Appreciation Week Breakfast

September 17, 2014 | 9:00 am
Wilsdorf 200
 

National Postdoc Appreciation Week Breakfast

We invite you to attend the UVA Postdoc Appreciation Breakfast hosted by The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs!

Three breakfasts will take place during the week of September 15-19, 2014. You may attend one or all!

Come meet the staff of the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, other postdocs from across grounds, and here about the upcoming events and services for UVA Postdocs! 

Hot breakfast and drinks served from 9am-10am!

Please RSVP by September 10, 2014.

RSVP HERE!

 

Commerce Career Day

September 17, 2014 | 10:00 am
John Paul Jones Arena
 
Commerce Career Day (CCD) 2014 will be held Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, at the John Paul Jones Arena. As the first on-Grounds career fair open to all UVA students, CCD provides employers and students an advantageous networking opportunity at the onset of fall recruiting. More than 1,000 students attended the 2013 event and were able to network with over 80 organizations.

CCD allows employers to establish or enhance their company presence on Grounds. Company booths are set up in John Paul Jones Arena to promote internship and full-time positions with UVA students. 
 

Searchable Database of Participating Organizations
A searchable database will assist students in learning about CCD participants and their employment opportunities by industry, position available (full-time versus internship), position location, and concentration/major of interest. The database will be accessible in August.
Panel Discussion Agenda 
In addition to the career fair, panel discussions will held in Rouss & Robertson Halls Tuesday, Sept. 16, the evening before CCD, allowing employers and students to converse on multiple industry- and career-related topics, including:
  • Advertising, consulting
  • Corporate accounting & corporate finance
  • Economic, financial, accounting & litigation consulting
  • Entrepreneurship & start-ups
  • Government & non-profits
  • Information technology & information technology consulting
  • Investments & investment banking
  • Public accounting
  • Real Estate & real estate investment
  • Strategy & management consulting
Students, Make the Most of Career Day
Ever wonder how to approach a potential employer or to best prepare for a career fair? This student handout provides you with helpful suggestions for making the most of CCD or other career fairs.

 

Academic Job Search Series: Academic Job Search Panel

September 17, 2014 | 12:00 pm
Holloway Hall, Bavaro 116

Academic Job Search Series: Job Search Panel: Faculty and Alumni answer your questions!

Wednesday, September 17, 12:00-1:30pm

Register Today!

 

High Performance Computing Cluster Launch

September 18, 2014 | 2:00 am
Thorton Hall, Rodman Room

You are invited to learn about the launch of the new High Performance Computing Cluster and how it can advance your research. U.Va.’s new Cray cluster combines large amounts of processing with large amounts of memory to provide
a significant new resource for computationally-intensive research at U.Va.

Link to Event Information

National Postdoc Appreciation Week Breakfast

September 19, 2014 | 9:00 am
Jordan Hall 2ABC (2nd Floor of JHCC)

National Postdoc Appreciation Week Breakfast

We invite you to attend the UVA Postdoc Appreciation Breakfast hosted by The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs!

Three breakfasts will take place during the week of September 15-19, 2014. You may attend one or all!

Come meet the staff of the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, other postdocs from across grounds, and here about the upcoming events and services for UVA Postdocs! 

Hot breakfast and drinks served from 9am-10am!

Please RSVP by September 10, 2014.

RSVP HERE!

 

Keeping Up With Linkedin

September 23, 2014 | 5:00 pm
Newcomb Hall Ballroom

Have you made a LinkedIn profile, but aren't sure what to do next? Learn about actionable ways to improve your LinkedIn profile. We'll discuss how a LinkedIn presence can assist in your career development efforts. Hosted by University Career Services and the Fourth Year Trustees. See event page for more details.

UVa Three Minute Thesis Live Finals

September 25, 2014 | 3:00 pm
Newcomb Hall Ballroom
Newcomb Hall Ballroom

Please join us Thursday, September 25th in Newcomb Hall Ballroom at 3:00 pm for the 2nd Annual UVa Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Live Final Competition. Eight finalists will deliver their exciting and engaging Three Minute Thesis to a panel of interdisciplinary judges who will determine which UVa student will advance to the worldwide 3MT competition. Finalist presentations will be followed by a reception and presentation of awards. See the finalists here!

NSF GRFP Draft Writing Workshop

September 25, 2014 | 5:00 pm
Thornton E-Wing, Room 316

Are you planning to apply to the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program? Then join Michael E. Gorman, Professor, Engineering and Society, SEAS for an application draft writing workshop. This as a "proposal in process" session where students will have the opportunity to share a first draft, and ask questions, etc. Please be sure to bring your work in progress for discussion and review!

Thursday, 9/25 starting at 5:00 in Thornton E-316  ( #46 on the Map – E Wing Room 316 )

Registration is required for planning purposes:

Please Register Here: http://tinyurl.com/l8czca9

Behavioral Mock Interviewing

September 30, 2014 | 5:00 pm
Newcomb Hall Ballroom

This behavioral mock interviewing workshop will give you tips and practice responding to behavioral questions which are extensively used by employers. Hosted by University Career Services and the Fourth Year Trustees. See event page for more details.

Demystifying Dissertation Writing Workshop

October 3, 2014 | 9:00 am
Newcomb Hall, Commonwealth Room

Join Dr. Peg Boyle Single, author of Demystifying Dissertation Writing, as she draws on 20 years of experience working with academic writers to present a system for developing habits of fluent writing that starts with taking useful notes and ends with a defended dissertation. In addition, Dr. Single emphasizes the importance of working on dissertation writing with writing partners. The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs will facilitate the formation of dissertation writing groups for interested students in conjunction with this workshop. Sponsored by the Teaching Resource Center and the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs. Registration Required.

Demystifying New Faculty Success

October 3, 2014 | 1:00 pm
Newcomb Hall, Commonwealth Room

Thinking about a faculty position? Too rarely are graduate students prepared for the expectations of academic life, only to be surprised and overwhelmed by the teaching, teaching preparation, research, writing, meetings, committee assignments, advising, student counseling, and departmental politics. Phew! Set yourself up for success. In this workshop, Dr. Single will draw on over 20 years of directing new faculty mentoring programs, facilitating pre- and postdoc training fellowships, and offering retention and tenure trainings to provide practical advice and direction on life as a new faculty member. Sponsored by the Teaching Resource Center and the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs. Registration Required.

 

Demystifying New Faculty Success Workshop
October 3, 1:00-3:00 pm
Newcomb Hall Commonwealth Room

New Postdoc Orientation

October 9, 2014 | 10:00 am
New Cabell, 504

As a first step in welcoming you to our community, we encourage all new postdocs to attend our monthly New Postdoc Orientation where you will receive an overview of the services that will help get you started and connected to the community.

 

Please register in advance for the next session, and note that this orientation does not replace any employee orientation sessions that you may have been invited to.

 

Postdoc Lunch and Learn: Conflict Management

October 9, 2014 | 12:00 pm
New Cabell Hall, 349
The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs sponsor a series of monthly Lunch and Learns for UVA Postdoctoral scholars. These sessions cover a variety of issues having to do with both professional development and work/life balance.

October 2014: Conflict Management

Feel free to bring your lunch! Cookies and Tea will be provided.

Register in Advance!

 

Grants and Fellowships Writing Workshop

October 9, 2014 | 4:00 pm
New Cabell Hall, Room 504

Get started early developing the basic skills for successful grant and fellowship writing. Learn helpful tips for writing an outstanding application.

Register Today!

Go Government Webinar: Build a Strong Federal Resume

October 17, 2014 | 11:00 am
Garrett Hall Great Room

Go Government: Build a Strong Federal Resume
October 17th from 11:00 am-12:00 pm, Garrett Hall Great Hall Room
NOTE: Live program takes place during Fall Break on 10/14 so we will play a recording of the session on 10/17

Federal resumes differ from traditional resumes in many ways. They can be anywhere from 2-5 pages and require information not normally found on a traditional resume. Join the Partnership staff and agency representatives as we walk you through how to build a federal resume and highlight its essential parts.

Miss a workshop? Once the web links to the recorded sessions are available, they will be posted on the Government Webinars web page: http://www.batten.virginia.edu/webinars. Check out all the webinars in this series!

 

Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs Diversity Retreat

October 18, 2014 | 8:30 am
Darden School of Business, Abbott Center Dining Room

Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs (GPA) Diversity Retreat
October 18th from 8:30 am-1:00 pm, Darden School of Business Abbott Center Dining Room

Join us this Saturday for the GPA Diversity Retreat! The retreat is open to all new and returning graduate students and postdocs who are interested in hearing from their peers and others regarding how to make the most of their experiences as members of the University's diverse community of learners. The goal of this year's retreat is to give diverse first year and continuing graduate and professional students and postdocs an opportunity to hear an inspiring keynote presentation, engage in reflection and thoughtful dialogue about their experiences and goals, and form new networks for engaging in collaborative projects and activities.  We are excited to have Veneka Chagwedera, Darden School Graduate and Co-founder and CEO of NOURI, as our keynote speaker. Join us for this mid-semester opportunity to build new connections across disciplines! Breakfast and lunch will be provided. There is no cost to attend the retreat, but space is limited. Please sign up before noon on Tuesday, October 14th. Click HERE to register today!

UVA Entrepreneurship Cup Submissions Due

October 20, 2014 | 12:00 am

The Entrepreneurship Cup is a concept competition open to all UVa undergraduates, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. This annual competition seeks to enrich the area's entrepreneurial community by encouraging new ventures with the potential to address unmet needs, solve social and economic problems, and do so in an interdisciplinary way. Students are encouraged to come up with out-of-the-box ideas that could translated into a business. This competition is for concepts. Submissions do not need to be a full business plan. This is a "step one" competition. Winners of this event often move on to a business plan competition or the Darden Business Incubator.

New this year will be a theme-based competition using four themed tracks instead of holding competitions in each school. Students have always been allowed and encouraged to enter the competition of their choosing, and the idea of themes is designed to help compare “apples to apples” in the competition. How the competition works:

Two finalists from each themed track move forward to the E-cup finals (on November 21). In the E-cup finals, all tracks compete with each other directly. Given the logistical challenge this presents for UVa Wise, they will hold their track across all themes, sending one overall winner to the E-cup finals This year, the 2014 E-CUP Final will be held on Friday, November 21, 1pm-5pm.

Learn more at www.virginia.edu/ecup

Go Government Webinar: Stand Out in the Federal Application Process

October 21, 2014 | 1:00 pm
Garrett Hall Great Room

Go Government: Stand Out in the Federal Application Process
October 21st from 1:00-2:00 pm, Garrett Hall Great Hall Room

Marketable skills such as leadership, networking, communication and teamwork are critical to careers in government, even in technically specific fields. Join agency representatives and Partnership staff for a discussion about how to identify and highlight these intangible skills to give you an edge over the competition for federal internships and jobs.

Miss a webinar? Once the web links to the recorded sessions are available, they will be posted on the Government Webinars web page: http://www.batten.virginia.edu/webinars. Check out all the webinars in this series!

Science and Technology Policy Career Panel

October 23, 2014 | 5:00 pm
The Great Hall Room (Garrett Hall)
The Great Hall Room (Garrett Hall)

Graduate Student Consulting and Beyond club at the University of Virginia invites everybody interested in Science and Technology Policy and related careers to attend this unique career panel. The panel will educate you on:

  • How and where science and technology policy decisions are made
  • What science and technology policy jobs look like
  • How society and government use technological knowledge
  • What to do today to start a successful science and technology policy career

What: Science and Technology Policy Career Panel

When: October 23rd 5:00pm

Where: The Great Hall Room at Garrett Hall. Locate the building as #17 on this U.Va. map or use Google Maps directions here. The Great Hall Room is right in front of you as you enter the building.

 

Details

We put together a balanced group of distinguished panelists – from people who in the past were appointed directly by the president to recent graduates who just started their careers but are already rock stars. Bios and registration for the event here.

 

Additional S&T Policy Crash Course

If you don’t know anything about Science and Technology Policy, but are still interested, we recommend attending a “priming” 1.5 hour crash course on Science and Technology Policy presented by the president of GSCB Paul Vereshchetin on Monday 20th at 5:00pm at Room 120 Olsson Hall (building #38 on this U.Va. map or use Google Maps directions here). At the workshop, Paul will summarize what he learned during his time in Washington, D.C. at a 2-week workshop on Science and Technology Policy last June. This warm-up event will prepare you for the panel or you can skip it but be sure to attend the panel itself! Registration here.

 

Fall Job and Internship Fair

October 29, 2014 | 10:00 am
Newcomb Hall, 3rd floor

 

Wednesday & Thursday
November 6-7, 2013
10:00am–3:00pm
Newcomb Hall
Charlottesville, Virginia

 

The Fall Job & Internship Fair brings recruiters from over 100 corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies to U.Va. to meet students from all majors seeking full-time employment or internship experience. You 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!

Students are not required to pre-register and can simply check-in at the registration desk when they arrive.

 

Ways To Prepare

  • UVa Students: Attend a Career Fairs 101 workshop presented by a UCS Career Peer Educator. Pre-registration required. Check the UCS Calendar for dates/times. Workshops dates will be announced prior to the fair.

  • Students are encouraged to research companies of interest by reading their job descriptions and visiting their Web sitesView company listings.

  • Read the UCS handout on Navigating a Career Fair

  • Prepare a 30-second personal introduction to highlight the skills and knowledge you are building and your areas of interest.

  • Don't forget to bring copies of your resume.

  • Attire is business professional. Suits are recommended.

 

 

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