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Fellows Forum: Communicating Effectively with Your Advisor

Your relationship with your faculty advisor is an essential part of your graduate school experience. Learn practical skills and discover resources to help you communicate effectively and resolve issues with your faculty advisor.

Helen J. Doyle, PhD, associate vice provost for graduate education, VPGE

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This interactive workshop will be followed by dinner and networking.

Quick Bytes: Take the Wheel and Be the Driver of Your Graduate Education

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

Read Helen's bio

CV Lab for Job Applications, Fellowships and More! (PhDs & Postdocs)

Your CV is one of the most important documents you create and revise as a graduate student or postdoc. CVs are expected for Fellowship applications, when applying for a postdoctoral position, and for academic job searches. We will review features of effective CVs, and then we will work together to improve your CV. Bring your laptop and a printed copy of your CV. You will get feedback from peers and coaches.

Write a Stand Out Cover Letter Engineering and SE3 (Undergraduate and Masters)

I’m an engineering student, do I need a cover letter? Yes, your cover letter introduces you to the hiring committee and connects your skills, knowledge and abilities to their open positions. This session will review tips for writing stand out cover letters, as well as provide ample time to work on your cover letter(s). You will get feedback from your peers. Bring your laptop, drafts of letters, and the job announcements you are applying to. A Career Coach is available to answer your questions. Location: BEAM , 563 Salvatierra Walk, 1st Floor Conference Room

Academic Job Search: Writing an Effective Diversity Statement (PhDs & Postdocs)

More and more institutions ask for a diversity statement as part of their faculty application package. An effective diversity statement gives a perspective on your past, present, and future aspirations and contributions to promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity in your career. Experienced career coach Urmila Venkatesh, will help you articulate your commitment to inclusion and diversity in your work as a faculty member: through teaching, mentoring, outreach and research. We will look at examples of successful statements and start drafting your own.

Academic Job Search: Crafting Persuasive Research Statements (PhDs & Postdocs)

When applying to faculty positions, your research statement must convince a hiring committee that your research is timely, important, feasible and fundable. Dr. Megan Shields Formato, of the Hume Center for Writing and Speaking, will review examples of successful research statements and lead exercises to help you explain your projects in concise, non-specialist language. This document is required at research-focused, and often also at teaching-focused universities. You will learn about what makes an effective statement and have the opportunity to get started on your own.

Funding Opportunities and Grant Awards

Learn about search strategies and key resources to help you identify funding opportunities and view grants awards for a research area.  This session includes a search tool that lets you search multiple funding resources at one time and set up alerts to notify you about new funding opportunities.  Attendees limited to current students, postdocs, faculty, and staff at Stanford University.  Free but advanced registration required.

Funding Opportunities and Grant Awards

Learn about search strategies and key resources to help you identify funding opportunities and view grants awards for a research area.  This session includes a search tool that lets you search multiple funding resources at one time and set up alerts to notify you about new funding opportunities.  Attendees limited to current students, postdocs, faculty, and staff at Stanford University.  Free but advanced registration required.

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