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Quick Bytes: Bouncing Back, Bouncing Forward: Resourcing Ourselves for Resilience

You may have heard that resilience is about “bouncing back” after an experience of failure or adversity, but did you know that you can “bounce” forward? In this presentation we will discuss definitions of resilience, ways to respond resiliently to life’s challenges and consider what it means to cultivate the resources that are the foundation for resilience. Additionally, we will learn the importance of having a growth mindset AND opportunity mindset when facing stress which together build our failure tolerance, a key ingredient in resilience.

Quick Bytes: Top Tips to Manage Graduate Life

Learn how to manage graduate life with a positive attitude and productive work habits from three 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.

Anika Green, assistant vice provost for graduate education & director, DARE Doctoral Fellowship Program, VPGE

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Angie Hawkins, associate director of educational programs, VPGE

Quick Bytes: Connecting Over Zoom: Listening and Empathy Skills in a Socially-Distanced World

Have you found it difficult to connect with friends and colleagues over Zoom? Do you wish you could establish deep and meaningful connections even while remote? In this fast-paced and interactive workshop, Matt Vassar, the creator of the popular ENGR 103/203: Public Speaking course, will guide you through listening and empathy skills that you can practice with your friends and colleagues to form meaningful connections.

Matt Vassar, lecturer, School of Engineering

Quick Bytes: Writing Stellar Fellowship Applications

Working on fellowship applications this quarter? Facing a looming NSF or NIH deadline, or just want to get a jump start on future applications? Get a just-in-time overview of general principles and best practices for writing stellar fellowship applications from a Hume Center writing expert.

Zandra L. Jordan, director, Hume Center for Writing and Speaking

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NGSO: Virtual Escape Room

Get locked in (virtually) with a group of new grad students and try to escape the rooms as fast as possible with your new friends. Work together to solve puzzles. Prizes to the teams that escape the fastest!

Sponsored by Graduate Student Council's social committee. Event capped at 100 participants.

 

NGSO: Top Tips to Manage Graduate Life

Learn how to manage grad student life, focusing on managing your schedule, your relationship with your advisor, and making the most of what should be a truly special time.

 

The Graduate Life Office will host virtual New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO) between August 31 and September 11. NGSO events are open to all new graduate students and complement orientations offered by your School, department, or program.

Clayman Conversation Presents: Debate Me!

Write anything, post anything as a woman on the internet, and they will gather: the Debate Me Bros. They are owed more arguments, further justification. They are experts, and they aren’t sure you are. In the first of our Clayman Conversations Online, journalist Nhi Le and scholar Moira Weigel will discuss online debate culture from a feminist perspective. Is the demand for free and open debate online really as neutral as it often presents itself? How are dominant power structures replicated or challenged in online debate culture?

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