Graduate Student Etiquette Dinner with Mary Crane

Wednesday, February 19
6-8 p.m.
Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium (DKR), The University of Texas Club

During this three-course dinner, graduate students will learn the rules for navigating a professional lunch or dinner, which often is part of the search process in both academic and professional interviewing contexts and an integral part of professional careers. Students also will learn tips on how to select appropriate restaurants, timing of business discussions, addressing wait staff, and other essential skills, enhancing their confidence and comfort in professional social settings.

$10 refundable deposit required for registration

Demystifying Taxes for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars

Wednesday, March 4
6-7:30 p.m.
Peter O’Donnell Jr. Building (POB),
AVAYA Auditorium (2.302)

Preparing a tax return can be daunting for PhDs, especially when fellowships and scholarships are involved, and it’s difficult to find resources that address this special situation. This presentation introduces how ordinary income is taxed and addresses how to calculate and report trainee income specifically.

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Set Yourself Up for Financial Success in Your PhD Program, Postdoc, or Post-PhD Job

Thursday, March 5
2-3:30 p.m.
Peter O’Donnell Jr. Building (POB),
AVAYA Auditorium (2.302)

This seminar teaches graduate students who receive stipends and postdoctoral scholars how they can develop positive lifelong financial habits and increase their net worth while still in training. Presented by Emily Roberts, who holds a PhD in biomedical engineering and is the founder of the websites Personal Finance for PhDs and PhD Stipends.

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Graduate Teaching Showcase
Friday, March 6
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL), Learning Lab 1 A/B (2.370.1)

The Faculty Innovation Center is partnering with The Graduate School and UT Libraries to host the fourth Graduate Teaching Showcase to highlight excellent graduate student teaching at The University of Texas at Austin. The centerpiece of the Showcase is a series of personal narratives about teaching presented by UT graduate students.

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Master’s & PhD Quant Networking Night
Thursday, April 2
4-5 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Leveraging Your PhD Quant Skills Beyond Academia
Texas Union (UNB), Quadrangle Room (3.304)

5-7 p.m.
Networking Session
Texas Union (UNB), Shirley Bird Perry Ballroom (3.202)

Learn how PhDs made the transition from academia into their current roles by leveraging their research skills and teaching experiences. Learn more about what the work projects look like, along with the challenges and advantages of pursuing research intensive-driven work outside academia. After the panel discussion, join the networking session with recruiters specifically seeking advanced-degree talent for quantitatively driven roles.

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MEET WITH A GRADUATE CAREER ADVISOR
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Career resources and advising services are also offered through individual colleges and schools. Check with your college career center for more information.

MEET WITH A GRADUATE WRITING CONSULTANT
University Writing Center Graduate Student Services

CONTACT
For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact Texas Career Engagement at 512-471-2425 or careerengagement@austin.utexas.edu.

CO-SPONSORS

Feb
1
Sat
University Writing Center Graduate Writing Retreat @ Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL) 2.330
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Need to finish a big writing project or jump-start a productive week? Join the University Writing Center (UWC) for a full-day Graduate Writing Retreat!

This retreat is free and open to all UT graduate students. We will announce an optional movement break at 1 p.m. Feel free to join us even if you can only attend part of the retreat. Consultants will be available throughout the day to meet with you for optional one-on-one support and help you find writing resources. Click here for more details!

Check out our website to learn more about the UWC’s support for graduate writers, including free individual consultations.

Register >

Feb
5
Wed
Writing a Compelling Resume for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars @ Patton Hall (RLP) 1.302B
Feb 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

In this hands-on workshop, graduate students and postdoctoral scholars will explore the function of a resume and its major components, as well as how to reframe their work as graduate students into tangible skills employers value. Participants will learn to strategically format and structure a resume.

Please bring a draft of your current resume and/or CV, as well as a laptop.

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Part of the Graduate Career Preparation Series

Feb
11
Tue
Drafting Teaching Statements: How Do I Articulate My Beliefs About Teaching? @ Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL), Learning Lab 1 A/B (2.370.1)
Feb 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm

Learn the characteristics of an effective teaching statement — including what search committees look for — and begin drafting/refining your statement to vibrantly convey your teaching values and the instructional choices you make to help students achieve learning goals.

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Part of the Teaching Preparation Series

Feb
13
Thu
LinkedIn for Diverse Career Paths for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars @ Patton Hall (RLP) 1.302B
Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

As public scholarship and diverse career paths increase, LinkedIn is perhaps the strongest platform for creating a professional presence in and beyond the academy. This session presents strategies for using LinkedIn as a professional tool for job seekers, researchers, scholars, and educators looking to keep their options open while conveying the value of advanced-degree training to a broad public. Participants will learn how to leverage key features and functions of LinkedIn in order to build a versatile profile, position themselves for multiple career fields, and actively network on the platform. They will leave the session with a better understanding of why LinkedIn is important for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars at all stages of their careers.

Please bring a laptop or tablet.

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Part of the Graduate Career Preparation Series

University Writing Center Workshop: How to Write Effective Emails @ Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL), Learning Lab 2 (2.340)
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Feb
19
Wed
Graduate Student Etiquette Dinner with Mary Crane @ Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium (DKR), The University of Texas Club
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

During this three-course dinner, graduate students will learn the rules for navigating a professional lunch or dinner, which often is part of the search process in both academic and professional interviewing contexts and an integral part of professional careers. Students also will learn tips on how to select appropriate restaurants, timing of business discussions, addressing wait staff, and other essential skills, enhancing their confidence and comfort in professional social settings.

$10 refundable deposit required for registration.

Feb
26
Wed
Virtual Master’s & PhD Career Fair @ Online
Feb 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Meet with national employers in an online environment who are interested in specifically hiring graduate students.

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Feb
29
Sat
University Writing Center Graduate Writing Retreat @ Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL) 2.330
Feb 29 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Need to finish a big writing project or jump-start a productive week? Join the University Writing Center (UWC) for a full-day Graduate Writing Retreat!

This retreat is free and open to all UT graduate students. We will announce an optional movement break at 1 p.m. Feel free to join us even if you can only attend part of the retreat. Consultants will be available throughout the day to meet with you for optional one-on-one support and help you find writing resources. Click here for more details!

Check out our website to learn more about the UWC’s support for graduate writers, including free individual consultations.

Register >

Mar
4
Wed
Demystifying Taxes for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars @ Peter O’Donnell Jr. Building (POB), AVAYA Auditorium (2.302)
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Preparing a tax return can be daunting for PhDs, especially when fellowships and scholarships are involved, and it’s difficult to find resources that address this special situation. This presentation introduces how ordinary income is taxed and addresses how to calculate and report trainee income specifically.

Register >

Mar
5
Thu
Set Yourself Up for Financial Success in Your PhD Program, Postdoc, or Post-PhD Job @ Peter O’Donnell Jr. Building (POB), AVAYA Auditorium (2.302)
Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

This seminar teaches graduate students who receive stipends and postdoctoral scholars how they can develop positive lifelong financial habits and increase their net worth while still in training. Presented by Emily Roberts, who holds a PhD in biomedical engineering and is the founder of the websites Personal Finance for PhDs and PhD Stipends.

Register >

Mar
6
Fri
Graduate Teaching Showcase @ Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL), Learning Lab 1 A/B (2.370.1)
Mar 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Faculty Innovation Center is partnering with The Graduate School and UT Libraries to host the fourth Graduate Teaching Showcase to highlight excellent graduate student teaching at The University of Texas at Austin. The centerpiece of the Showcase is a series of personal narratives about teaching presented by UT graduate students.

Register >

Mar
11
Wed
Cultivating Resilience: Mindful Self-Compassion for the Academic Job Search @ Patton Hall (RLP) 1.302B
Mar 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Navigating the academic job market is stressful, scary, and complex. Under significant pressure to navigate many moving pieces, candidates commonly dismiss the difficult emotions they experience during this process, which prevents them from managing job search challenges most productively. This workshop introduces graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) practices so they can respond to difficult emotions with understanding and kindness and take on the job search task with more emotional strength and resilience.

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Part of the Academic Job Preparation Series

Apr
2
Thu
Master’s & PhD Quant Networking Night @ Texas Union (UNB), Quadrangle Room (3.304)
Apr 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

5-7 p.m.

Networking Session

Texas Union (UNB), Shirley Bird Perry Ballroom (3.202)

Learn how PhDs made the transition from academia into their current roles by leveraging their research skills and teaching experiences. Learn more about what the work projects look like, along with the challenges and advantages of pursuing research intensive-driven work outside academia. After the panel discussion, join the networking session with recruiters specifically seeking advanced-degree talent for quantitatively driven roles.

Register >

Apr
3
Fri
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Statements: How Do I Communicate My Commitment to Diversity? @ Patton Hall (RLP) 1.302B
Apr 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Learn about the components of DEI statements — which are becoming an increasingly integral part of job market materials — and the role of these statements in your applications. This workshop will provide the opportunity to critically reflect on what diversity means to you and how you demonstrate a commitment to diversity, as well as to begin articulating how these values are apparent in your current practice and future goals.

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Part of the Teaching Preparation Series

Apr
4
Sat
University Writing Center Graduate Writing Retreat @ Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL) 2.330
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Need to finish a big writing project or jump-start a productive week? Join the University Writing Center (UWC) for a full-day Graduate Writing Retreat!

This retreat is free and open to all UT graduate students. We will announce an optional movement break at 1 p.m. Feel free to join us even if you can only attend part of the retreat. Consultants will be available throughout the day to meet with you for optional one-on-one support and help you find writing resources. Click here for more details!

Check out our website to learn more about the UWC’s support for graduate writers, including free individual consultations.

Register >


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