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The ability to involve undergraduates in your research is highly attractive to hiring academic institutions. What are the best ways to engage undergraduates in your research in ways that benefit them, your research group, and your own career?
Learn how to manage your PhD advisor, postdoc supervisor, and eventually your department chair, dean and anyone else "above" you. Including tips on how to be an effective manager yourself.
Based on Kelly McGonigal’s TED Talk (“How to make stress your friend”) and Book (“The Upside of Stress”), this workshop will give participants a basic introduction to mindset science and then dive into its application to the issue of stress coping. Be prepared to befriend stress.
Donnovan Somera Yisrael, senior health educator, with a focus on mental health and well being, Well Being at Stanford, Vaden Health Center & Student Affairs
From phone screenings to video interviews to multi-day onsite visits, the interviewing stage of your job search can be daunting. This interactive session will give you the tools and practice to bring your best to interviews.
Chris Golde, assistant director of career communities for PhDs & Postdocs; BEAM, Stanford Career Education
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What are the variety of ways to develop your professional digital presence, and what unique opportunities does digital media afford you? Learn the steps to telling your professional story online and why this matters in the digital age.
Helen L. Chen, PhD, director, ePortfolio Initiatives and research scientist, Designing Education Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering
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In this session, we will examine how conversations become difficult when the stakes are high, emotions escalate and we fear damage to relationship or other negative consequences. We will explore how to decide whether or not to engage in a difficult conversation, how to look for a beneficial purpose to frame a conversation more helpfully, as well as how to stop falling into the trap of avoiding difficult conversations that really matter.
Navigate through grad school with the Graduate Professional Development (GPD) Framework - also known as the "VPGE Wheel". You’ll walk away from this interactive workshop with a tailored list of campus resources and learning experiences to help you make the most of your time in grad school, succeed academically, and prepare for your career beyond Stanford.
Helen J. Doyle, PhD, associate vice provost for graduate education, VPGE
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The fear of public speaking ranks amongst the top fears out there. But there is hope! You can learn many foundational techniques to help you feel and appear more confident. Come learn about several such practical tips to apply to your public speaking.
Matt Abrahams, lecturer in organizational behavior, Graduate School of Business
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Time management is a challenge in graduate school when you’re balancing coursework, teaching, research, and/or dissertation writing. In this workshop, you’ll learn tools and methods for planning effectively and working with focus. Learn to tailor strategies for planning your quarter, for planning a balanced week, and for setting up your workspace, resulting in greater focus, motivation, and productivity.
Nicholas Santascoy, PhD, academic coach, Center for Teaching and Learning
In this workshop, we will discuss everything from how to identify a postdoc position that fits your values and interests, through to how to apply, interview for, and land the ideal position.
John Boothroyd, PhD, associate vice provost for graduate education, VPGE, and professor, Microbiology and Immunology
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This interactive workshop will be followed by dinner and networking.