Past Events

The Art of Networking and Networking Reception

October 29, 2014 | 4:00 pm
Alumni Hall

The Art of Networking

Co-sponsored by the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs and Alumni Career Services.

4:00-6:00pm

Do these things make you feel uncomfortable or awkward?

•Talking about your research to people outside of your field.
•Introducing yourself to strangers.
•Leaving a conversation.
•Shaking someone’s hand while holding a plate full of food and a drink.
 

If you said yes, then this workshop is for you!

In this interactive workshop participants will learn networking norms and strategies, develop a one-minute introduction and identify effective follow-up strategies.  Participants will then have an opportunity to hone their networking skills in a follow-up reception immediately following the workshop with alumns, employers, and fellow graduate students and postdocs.

Registration Required by October 23, 2014

Careers in Biotechnology Beyond the PhD

November 10, 2014 | 2:00 pm
Jordan Hall Room 1-5

New Postdoc Orientation

November 13, 2014 | 10:00 am
New Cabell Hall, 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: Time Management

November 13, 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.

November 2014: Time Management

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

Register in Advance!

 

Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science

November 14, 2014 | 8:30 am
Various
Various

 

Join the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science for an innovative workshop on

November 14, 2014

at the

University of Virginia

 

 

Overview: The goal is to help participants learn to communicate more effectively about science with people outside their field, including the general public, policy makers, the media, students, potential employers or funders and prospective collaborators in other disciplines. Through discussion and practice, we will focus on fundamental skills -­‐-­‐ knowing your audience, connecting with your audience, and speaking clearly and conversationally about your work and why it matters.

Improvisation for Scientists is a workshop pioneered by science advocate, Alan Alda. Participants will take part in improvisational theater exercises aimed at helping them connect more directly and spontaneously with different audiences. This is not about turning scientists into actors or comedians, but about helping the participant recognize and engage with the audience on a level where the message of the scientist can land effectively with the listener. These games require participants to pay close, dynamic attention to others and emphasize the two-­‐way nature of communication: What is received counts more than what is said. Through the course of training, participants will investigate body language, listen with more awareness, and respond with greater sensitivity.

In Distilling Your Message, the combination of an interactive plenary and small group break-­‐out workshops helps participants learn to speak clearly and vividly about their work and why it matters, in terms non-­‐scientists can understand. Participants will practice finding common ground, speaking at different levels of complexity for different audiences, and answering questions about their work. The plenary will address problems and solutions in public interactions as well as peer-to-peer communication.

 

Events Include:

 

8:30-9:30 am: Introduction to Communicating Science General Session (unlimited attendees, required attendance for those participating in the hands-on Improvisation for Scientists workshop) OLSSON 120

 

9:30 am -12:30 pm: Improve for Scientists Workshop-32 participants will be selected (based on order of registration and completion of questions below) to participate in the Improvisation for Scientists workshop where you will discover theater exercises that help you connect more directly with listeners. It’s not about acting or comedy – it’s about paying dynamic attention to the people you’re talking with. Rodman Room, THORNTON HALL

 

1:30-2:30 pm: Introduction to Distilling your Message General Session (unlimited attendees, required attendance for those participating in the hands-on Distilling your Message workshop)  MONROE 130

 

2:30-4:30 pm: Distilling your Message Workshop-16 participants will be selected (based on order of registration and completion of registration question-participants must have attended the morning workshop of Improvisation for Scientists) to participate in the Distilling your Message workshop where you will learn how to talk clearly and conversationally about complex science without “dumbing it down.” NEW CABELL HALL, 552

Please email mhurst@virginia.edu if you are interested in attending any of these events.

International Education Week, Nov. 15-21

November 15, 2014 | 8:00 am
Various - UVa Grounds

International Education Week (IEW) is November 15-21, 2014. IEW is a world-wide celebration of international education endeavors with the purpose to promote and celebrate international programs and to encourage participation in them. Students, faculty, and staff at the University engage in a variety of study abroad programs, research, collaboration, and service across the globe. All of these activities result in a knowledge exchange that enriches the community on grounds and around the world. IEW will showcase international activities at the University through a series of events throughout the week. Events include a showcase of student organizations, international career and service panels, film screenings, international research seminars, and more!

For more information and a full schedule of events, see: http://www.virginia.edu/uvaglobal/iew/

Hoos Vocal Hygiene Progam

November 17, 2014 | 4:00 pm
Bavaro Hall Room 116

Submitting Your Thesis or Dissertation via Libra

November 20, 2014 | 12:00 pm
Ruffner Hall

TOPIC:  Submitting Your Thesis or Dissertation via Libra

LOCATION: Ruffner 

TIME:  Thursday, November 20, Noon-1:00pm 

PRESENTER: Ellen Ramsey, Institutional Repository Services Librarian 

DESCRIPTION:  Doctoral students who will graduate in December 2014 and beyond are required to upload their dissertations into UVa’s institutional repository, Libra. This session will provide information about the process, including advice on balancing sharing of your work with plans for publication after graduation. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers about open access, copyright and the repository. 

 

If you are unable to attend, you may find this link to a recording of last semester's workshop helpful.  Information about the Libra submission procedure and Curry’s dissertation submission policy is also worth reviewing.  If you have questions about the Libra submission process, please contact Ellen Ramsey, Institutional Repository Services Librarian.

The 2014 UVa Entrepreneurship Cup Final will be held Nov. 21, 2014.

November 21, 2014 | 1:00 pm
Great Hall, Garrett

University of Virginia Entrepreneurship Cup

The 2014 UVa Entrepreneurship Cup Final will be held Nov. 21, 2014.

Semi-finalists Selected.

Welcome to the Entrepreneuship Cup at the University of Virginia! This year, the 2014 E-CUP Final will be held on Friday, November 21, 1pm-6pm. For more information about the E-CUP and how it works, please browse the links on the right. Questions? Contact Cheryl Wagner.

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.

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.

Special thanks to Third Security LLC and Vonage and for their generous sponsorship of the UVa Entrepreneurship Cup.

 

November Chalk Talk/Happy Hour

November 21, 2014 | 5:00 pm
OpenGrounds
Please join us for the November installment of our Five at Five Chalktalk Series.

What: Networking/social event with optional chalk talks specifically for UVa Postdocs! Meet your fellow postdocs, hear about exciting research your colleagues are undertaking, enjoy free snacks and drinks!

Where: OpenGrounds (on The Corner, by the intersection of University Ave and 14th street, same building as the Women's Center. ) 
When: 5:00 – 6:30pm
 
Chalk Talks:
No slides/presentations/visual aids are allowed, just talking and drawing/writing on a board. Maximum 5-minute format! No more than 4 presenters each month! These are a great practice at presenting an aspect of your research succinctly to a broad audience, an essential skill for many future career paths. If you would like to be included in the pool of postdocs giving a chalk talk, pleae email mhurst@virginia.edu!

 

Getting Job at McKinsey: Conversation with Former McK Consultants

December 2, 2014 | 5:00 pm
Newcomb Hall Kaleidoscope Room

The most useful event of the year if you are pursuing Ph.D. degree and want to land a job at the most prestigious consulting firm!

 

Join us for a conversation with Rudy Bellani, a neuroscience Ph.D. and former McKinsey consultant who helped lead the firm’s Ph.D. recruiting in New York, and Zach Marks, who developed new strategies to hire talent from non-traditional sources at McKinsey. Rudy and Zach will lay out the landscape of consulting opportunities for Ph.D.s, discuss the application and interview process, and share tips and tricks for landing a job and transitioning from the lab to industry. The presentation will be followed by a candid Q&A session.

 

When: Tuesday, Dec. 2, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Location: Kaleidoscope Room (north end of the 3rd floor) at Newcomb Hall.

 

Rudy and Zach recently co-founded Oystir. It is a startup that helps science Ph.D.s find non-academic jobs. Oystir identifies and quantifies Ph.D.s’ skills, then connects them with jobs that require those skills. For more, visit oystir.com.

 

Rudy Bellani Short Bio:

  • Former Engagement Manager at McKinsey’s New York Office (2012-14; 2.5 years)
  • During his first year at McKinsey, served clients primarily in the healthcare sector before switching to education and technology sectors for his last year and a half
  • Advised clients on strategy, marketing, and talent acquisition
  • PhD in Neuroscience from Rockefeller University where he studied the developmental origins of brain asymmetry

Zach Marks Short Bio:

  • Former Business Analyst at McKinsey’s Philadelphia Office (2011-13; 2.5 years; also did summer internship in 2008)
  • Worked primarily internationally (spent a year doing agriculture development work in South Sudan)
  • First project was in healthcare; later projects in education (where he met Rudy), social and public sectors
  • BA in Ethics, Politics & Economics from Yale

Don't miss this unique opportunity to network and get insider information from the people who know the ins and outs of the APD hiring process at McKinsey!

 

GSCB and Oystir will conduct the session as a live webcast via Skype to a room at U.Va. Another consulting club on this video call will be the Fourth River Solutions at the University of Pittsburgh. 

Postdoc Lunch and Learn: Professional Headshots

December 11, 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.

December 2014: Professional Headshots

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0F4DA5AD2EA0FD0-postdoc

 

December Chalk Talks/Postdoc Happy Hour

December 12, 2014 | 5:00 pm
7th Floor Jordan, Microbiology Library

 

Please join us for the December installment of our Five at Five Chalktalk Series.

What: Networking/social event with optional chalk talks specifically for UVa Postdocs! Meet your fellow postdocs, hear about exciting research your colleagues are undertaking, enjoy free snacks and drinks!

Where: 7th floor of Jordan Hall, Microbiology Lab
When: 5:00 – 6:30pm
 
Chalk Talks:
No slides/presentations/visual aids are allowed, just talking and drawing/writing on a board. Maximum 5-minute format! No more than 4 presenters each month! These are a great practice at presenting an aspect of your research succinctly to a broad audience, an essential skill for many future career paths. If you would like to be included in the pool of postdocs giving a chalk talk, pleae email mhurst@virginia.edu!

 

Huskey Research Exhibition

December 15, 2014 | 1:00 pm
TBA

The annual Huskey Research Exhibition for graduate students is scheduled for March 23.  Additional information and program to be announced soon.  

Data Management Bootcamp for Graduate Students

January 7, 2015 | 12:30 pm
Clemons, Ruffer Hall

Graduate students interested in learning more about data management issues and best practices are invited to participate in a Data Management Bootcamp sponsored by five Virginia institutions, January 7-9, 2015. This collaborative event will feature experts from across the state and will provide an opportunity for local, hands-on practical experience on the third day.

Data management is an important topic for researchers and scholars across domains, especially as funding agencies increasingly require submission of data management plans with grant proposals.

Essentially, data management plans are documents that describe the data and metadata that will be gathered in a study, and the processes for preserving and sharing that information.

These new requirements encourage researchers to plan ahead for data management and sharing and help to promote practices that facilitate reproducible research, data use and reuse, and interoperability among distributed systems.

This collaborative event will feature experts from across the state and will provide opportunities for local, hands-on practical experience.

Topics will include:

  •          Finding and Reusing Data
  •          Documentation and Metadata
  •          Rights and Access
  •          File Organization
  •          Data Wrangling
  •          Version Control and Storage
  •          Database Creation
  •          Data Archiving and Preservation

A detailed agenda can be found at http://guides.lib.odu.edu/VADMBC.

 

Refreshments will be provided, as well as lunch on Thursday.  Space is limited to 45 seats, so interested students must register to attend. 

 

Register here (Waitlist Only):  

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Dfs43-0pviG9T36F28glJFI5uUl3OpWDkZNOaiE_Xok/viewform

 

The University of Virginia’s portion of the Data Management Bootcamp is sponsored by the University Library’s Research Data Services and the Vice President for Research’s Graduate Studies Office.

 

The Data Management Bootcamp is a collaborative initiative of James Madison University, George Mason University, Old Dominion University, University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Tech, and William and Mary. 

 

 

New Postdoc Orientation

January 15, 2015 | 10:00 am
New Cabell Hall 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: Citation and Bibliography Management Tools

January 15, 2015 | 12:00 pm
New Cabell Hall, 504

Join us for an overview and discussion of the products available to help manage citations and format manuscripts and bibliographies.  We’ll discuss what options are available through UVa subscriptions as well as useful free and low-cost products. All are welcome, from citation management novices to experts: come and share your experiences to make collecting citations and manuscript preparation easier!  

Register Today!

 

Teaching With Technology Showcase of Projects in Arts, Research, and Curriculum

January 28, 2015 | 2:00 pm
Clemons Library, 3rd Floor Robertson Media Center

Teaching with technology is an emerging trend in higher education. This event showcases technologies incorporated into todays evolving projects and courses by UVa students and faculty. Come see the latest in new technologies and how other instructors are using them in the classroom. This is a perfect opportunity to learn about available tools and resources, as well as to discuss ideas on designing projects and curriculum that engage students. 

For more information, see: https://pages.shanti.virginia.edu/TWT_SPARC/

Please RSVP at: http://bit.ly/RSVP_SPARC

BGPSO - The Liberation of UVA: Using Your History to Inspire Your Future

January 28, 2015 | 6:00 pm
Holloway Hall @ Curry School of Education

 

THE LIBERATION OF UVA:

Using  Your History

To Inspire Your Future

With

Evans D. Hopkins

Author and Civil Rights Era Activist

Evans D. Hopkins is the nephew of Gregory H. Swanson, the African-American lawyer who desegregated the University of Virginia in 1950 after a ground-breaking, highly-publicized lawsuit led by Thurgood Marshall.  Hopkins will link the years-long racial desegregation effort at UVA to the gender desegregation lawsuit of 1969 that ended UVA’s all-male undergraduate policy.  Hopkins will also address the legacy of civil rights protest and its influence on the UVA anti-war strike of 1970; the sense of unease and popular unrest affecting both campuses and the country today; and how students can harness the moral courage of history’s heroes.

Evans Hopkins is a featured interviewee of the Smithsonian/Library of Congress Civil Rights History Project, and the author of Life After Life: A Story of Rage and Redemption (Simon&Schuster/Free Press.)  He is nationally-known as a historian of the Black Panther Party, is considered an expert on incarceration and re-entry, and has been a contributor to The New Yorker, the Washington Post, and a host of other publications.

 

Spring Job and Internship Fair

January 29, 2015 | 10:00 am
Newcomb Hall, 3rd floor
Wednesday & Thursday

January 29—30, 2014
10:00am–3:00pm
Newcomb Hall, 3rd floor
Charlottesville, Virginia

The Spring Job & Internship Fair brings recruiters from over 75 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!

NOTE: This is a 2 day event; there will be different organizations in attendance each day so make sure you know which days the employers you want to see will be here!

 

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 sites. View company listings.
  • You may also view companies that have attended this event in the past.
  • 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.
  • Have UCS critique your resume during our walk-in hours. UCS offers walk-in hours and appointments Monday-Friday; please click here for more details.
  • Attire is business professional. Suits are recommended.

 

 

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