Professional Development

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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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Feb 23
14-Day Writing Challenge 6:00 a.m.

The challenge is simple: write for at least 30 minutes every day - Monday through Friday - for two weeks. Writing, in this case, refers to any scholarly activity ranging from the...
14-Day Writing Challenge
February 23
6:00 a.m.–11:59 p.m.
This is a virtual event.

The challenge is simple: write for at least 30 minutes every day - Monday through Friday - for two weeks. Writing, in this case, refers to any scholarly activity ranging from the spark of a new idea to polishing a near-complete project (article, grant proposal, exhibit, book chapter, etc.).

The deadline to register is February, 23, 2024 for the Spring 2024 session. Session dates (subject to change): March 4 - March 17, 2024. Participation in the challenge is FREE for UO students. More info and link to registrer here: https://www.ncfdd.org/14-day-challenge

Feb 23
The Academia-Adjacent Job Hunt for Grad Students 3:00 p.m.

Are you a graduate student seeking employment in academia, but is also open to exploring opportunities beyond academia? Or are you interested in something in between, that is,...
The Academia-Adjacent Job Hunt for Grad Students
February 23
3:00–4:00 p.m.

Are you a graduate student seeking employment in academia, but is also open to exploring opportunities beyond academia? Or are you interested in something in between, that is, academia-adjacent prospects? Join this workshop to unpack these topics, brainstorm together and strategize ways to enhance your ability to articulate your portable and transferable skills while leveraging your existing networks. Offered by the Division of Graduate Studies and presented by the University Career Center. Details and link to register here.

Mar 14
NCFDD Skill #3 How to Develop a Daily Writing Practice 11:00 a.m.

Are you sick of working all the time without making progress on your writing projects? Are you tired of your deadline-driven, binge-and-bust writing routine? Do you wish you could...
NCFDD Skill #3 How to Develop a Daily Writing Practice
March 14
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Are you sick of working all the time without making progress on your writing projects? Are you tired of your deadline-driven, binge-and-bust writing routine? Do you wish you could develop a healthy, consistent, daily writing routine that would allow you to meet your department’s expectations for tenure and promotion? 

In this NCFDD webinar you'll learn: 

The three biggest myths about writing that hobble new faculty productivity  The surprising difference between struggling new faculty members and those who are designated as "rising stars"  The 30-minute strategy that will increase your writing productivity AND decrease your stress, anxiety and guilt

Details and link to register here. 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 and selecting "Is your institution already a member?"

Apr 12
Grad Student Professional Development Series - Part 4: Leadership and Management Skills 1:00 p.m.

Join your peers at OHSU, OSU and PSU for the fourth cross-Oregon professional development workshop! The workshop topics will include 360-degree leadership, relationships to grow a...
Grad Student Professional Development Series - Part 4: Leadership and Management Skills
April 12
1:00 p.m.

Join your peers at OHSU, OSU and PSU for the fourth cross-Oregon professional development workshop! The workshop topics will include 360-degree leadership, relationships to grow a network of mentors, and professional growth through mindfulness and reflection. The workshop will provide practical tools for self-assessment, allowing attendees to identify their strengths and areas for improvement, laying the groundwork for targeted professional development. Join us for a comprehensive exploration of leadership and personal growth that goes beyond theory, providing actionable insights for immediate application in your professional journey. Presented by OHSU's Seth Igarta, Career Development Specialist and Monica Hinds, Assistant Dean of Graduate Student Affairs in the School of Medicine, and offered by the Career Readiness Task Force, a collaborative initiative by UO, OHSU, OSU, and PSU. Sign-up here.

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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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