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Professional Development

Workshops and Events

The Division of Graduate Studies is committed to helping our graduate students reach their professional and academic goals by providing workshops and opportunities that support the graduate student experience.

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Jul 5
Summer 2024 14-Day Writing Challenge 6:00 a.m.

Summer 2024 14-Day Writing Challenge✍️   The 14-Day Challenge is an opportunity for you to experiment with daily writing, online community, and supportive...
Summer 2024 14-Day Writing Challenge
July 5
6:00–12:00 a.m.

Summer 2024 14-Day Writing Challenge✍️

 

The 14-Day Challenge is an opportunity for you to experiment with daily writing, online community, and supportive accountability. It's very simple:

 

1. You commit to write every day for at least 30 minutes.

2. At the beginning of your writing time, you login to our online community, start the timer, complete your writing, and post your progress at the end.

3. You take 5 minutes to support other writers in your group by commenting on their progress.

 

This is NOT for you if: 1) you don't want to post your progress on a daily basis and/or 2) you don't want to interact with other people.

 

Session dates (subject to change): July 15th - July 28th, 2024. More info and link to register here: https://www.ncfdd.org/sessions/14daysummer2024

 

All UO students have FREE access to this resource. Please activate your account before logging in. If needed, you can activate your account by visiting this link: https://www.ncfdd.org/join and selecting "Is your institution already a member?"

Aug 14
Live on Zoom: Cultivating Your Network of Mentors, Sponsors & Collaborators 11:00 a.m.

Live on Zoom: Cultivating Your Network of Mentors, Sponsors & Collaborators   Are you looking to strengthen your network of mentors? Struggling to build meaningful...
Live on Zoom: Cultivating Your Network of Mentors, Sponsors & Collaborators
August 14
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Live on Zoom: Cultivating Your Network of Mentors, Sponsors & Collaborators

 

Are you looking to strengthen your network of mentors? Struggling to build meaningful mentoring relationships? Curious about the differences between mentors and sponsors? As you advance in your career, finding the right mentors and sponsors is crucial for success. Join this live event on August 14, 2024, at 11:00 AM PT for an insightful webinar where they'll help you map your current mentoring network, identify unmet needs, and plan how to expand your network to meet your career goals. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your professional growth!

 

More info and link to register here: https://www.ncfdd.org/sessions/14daysummer2024

 

All UO students have FREE access to this resource. Please activate your account before logging in. If needed, you can activate your account by visiting this link: https://www.ncfdd.org/join and selecting "Is your institution already a member?"

Sep 24
Graduate Student Welcome Lunch and Resource Fair 11:00 a.m.

Join us at a welcome lunch for graduate students! Meet fellow students, attend the resource fair and eat delicious FREE food.   Get connected with: UO Health...
Graduate Student Welcome Lunch and Resource Fair
September 24
11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU) Ballroom EMU 242

Join us at a welcome lunch for graduate students! Meet fellow students, attend the resource fair and eat delicious FREE food.  

Get connected with:

UO Health Services Housing Student Funding Identity support groups Career Services Graduate Students and more!

Hosted by the Division of Graduate Studies

Oct 16
The BIG 10+ Academia Career Fair 8:00 a.m.

If you are considering a faculty, researcher, lecturer, postdoc, or similar academic position, then consider attending the virtual BIG10+ Academia Career Fair! All BIG10...
The BIG 10+ Academia Career Fair
October 16
8:00–11:00 a.m.
This is a virtual event.

If you are considering a faculty, researcher, lecturer, postdoc, or similar academic position, then consider attending the virtual BIG10+ Academia Career Fair!

All BIG10 Masters/PhD/Postdocs are welcome to come explore future career opportunities (group sessions are great for this), as well as those currently searching for a full-time career now (individual sessions are great for you). The career fair is FREE. Details and registration coming soon.

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Graduate students benefit from an array of career opportunities that extend beyond traditional academic pathways. The division fosters connections with industry leaders, offering internships and networking events that enhance students' professional development. 

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Graduate Research Forum

The Division of Graduate Studies hosts a one-day conference showcasing the research, scholarship, and creative expressions of UO graduate students.

Join us on Friday, May 10 at the Ford Alumni Center for the 15th annual Graduate Research Forum.

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Training and Resources

From writing support to distinguished alumni speakers and from exploring your career options to planning your career, 
the Division of Graduate Studies offers a variety of resources to help get you started.

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