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Quick Bytes: Top Tips to Manage Graduate Life

Learn how to manage graduate life with a positive attitude and productive work habits from two campus experts. Whether you’re a new grad student or just want a refresher to start off the year, this fast-paced session is worth your time.

John Boothroyd, PhD, associate vice provost for graduate education, VPGE, and professor, Microbiology and Immunology

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Anika Green, assistant vice provost for graduate education, VPGE

12@12 / 12@6: Deadline

Connect with a diverse group of graduate students to informally discuss "big questions."

Over lunch at 12 PM or dinner at 6 PM, 12 students and a faculty or staff facilitator choose complex, real-world questions to discuss over the course of multiple sessions.

Academic Chats: General Principles for Responding to Academic Job Offers

You’ve received an academic job offer, now what? Join the discussion on what general tips and guidelines you should consider when responding to an academic job offer.

Guests Speakers:

  • Audrey K. Bowden, assistant professor, Electrical Engineering
  • John Boothroyd, associate vice provost for graduate education and professor, Microbiology and Immunology

About Academic Chats

Wondering if a faculty career might be in your future?

Academic Chats: Apply for Academic Positions

Want to apply for an academic position? How do you begin your academic job search? What can you do now as a graduate student to find out more about various kinds of academic careers?  Come and explore these and other questions with us at our first Academic Chat for 2016-2017.


  • Michael Frank, professor, Psychology
  • Thomas Markland, assistant professor, Chemistry

About Academic Chats

Wondering if a faculty career might be in your future?

Connecting with Leaders: Knowledge, Wisdom, and Community Building

The Connecting with Leaders program is an opportunity for students to connect with established leaders who will share their knowledge, wisdom, and sense of community. The event will present five distinguished leader fellows from the Distinguished Careers Institute in a panel discussion, followed by an informal Q&A, and a reception for networking opportunities. Among the five highlighted fellows, other selected fellows will be in attendance eager to meet graduate students and build connections.

Fellows Forum: Recognizing and Addressing Microaggressions

Do you want to learn how to work with people of diverse backgrounds, how to be welcoming and inclusive in your language and behavior, and how to combat your own feelings of exclusion? This workshop will raise your awareness of microaggressions and give you tools to help you contribute to a more diverse and inclusive environment.

Terrance R. Mayes, EdD, Associate Dean and Director, Office of Graduate Education, Biosciences & School of Medicine


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