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211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
(919) 962-2505 http://gradschool.unc.edu/gsc/
The Graduate Student Center (GSC)
211A West Cameron Avenue
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-5492
Phone: (919) 962-2505
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August 2017

Building an Effective Syllabus

August 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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This workshop will guide participants' development of a course syllabus with important components, tone, learning goals, policies, guidelines and ways to invite student engagement.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own examples of syllabi for discussion. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/y7wxwscg

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Backward Course Design

August 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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What should students learn by the end of your course?  How will they learn and how will they know they learned what they should are key questions instructors need to answer for themselves and for their students.  This workshop will introduce the idea of Backward Course Design and essential components to design an effective learning environment.  Participants will create measurable learning objectives, outline lessons to address these objectives, and learn about tools to assess student learning. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/yco9o4qs

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Graduate Funding: Humanities and Social Sciences

August 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Currently enrolled Carolina graduate and professional students at all levels seeking fellowships, dissertation support, research grants, travel, and other awards are welcome to attend a Funding Information Workshop. We provide general instruction on getting the most out of our online databases and resources, with a focus on the Carolina Internal Funding Database, COS Pivot, and the Successful Proposals Collection. Bring laptops to be able to start your own searches and have specific questions answered at the workshop. Facilitators: Graduate Funding…

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Resiliency, Imposter Syndrome, and Learning Optimism

August 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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As graduate students, it’s critical to learn how to deal with challenges and set-backs to progress and advance personally and professionally. Participants will learn evidence-based strategies to develop a growth mindset, reduce ANTs, minimize imposter fears, increase optimism and how to use feedback constructively. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/y7fqkfnl

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Energizing the Classroom: Integrating Active Learning Techniques

August 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Education research has definitively shown that the benefits of active learning in the undergraduate classroom far surpass traditional lecturing. Participants will learn a range of ways to engage students in the learning process, address higher order thinking, and develop ways to integrate active learning into their own teaching situations regardless of discipline or course. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/y6wp7yg8

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September 2017

Graduate Funding: Sciences and Health Sciences

September 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Currently enrolled Carolina graduate and professional students at all levels seeking fellowships, dissertation support, research grants, travel, and other awards are welcome to attend a Funding Information Workshop. We provide general instruction on getting the most out of our online databases and resources, with a focus on the Carolina Internal Funding Database, COS Pivot, and the Successful Proposals Collection. Bring laptops to be able to start your own searches and have specific questions answered at the workshop. Facilitators: Graduate Funding…

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Communication Styles and Conflict Resolution

September 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Effective communication is critical to success in our professional careers as well as daily interactions. This workshop will provide opportunities to assess your communication style, learn strategies on how to best interact with others who may not share your style, determine issues that are impacting your progress and how to respond to conflict in constructive ways. Lunch provided. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/y9vjcz9t

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CV and Cover Letters for Academic Careers

September 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 3:00pm

Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Learn how to sell yourself and make a positive first impression through your job application materials. The structure, formatting, and content of CVs and cover letters will be discussed along with samples for analysis. Apply lessons learned from this workshop to your own job application materials.   REGISTER: (September 14th) http://tinyurl.com/ydxepg2p (September 27th) http://tinyurl.com/y949n9er

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Getting Out of Your Head and Into the Moment: An Applied Improv Workshop Series for Graduate Students

September 21 @ 4:30 pm - October 12 @ 6:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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This four-part series is an experiential, interactive program that uses principles and techniques from improvisational theater to help you become a more dynamic, authentic, and well-rounded communicator. You will also explore ways to develop your confidence, adaptability, creativity, and ability to collaborate. **Students must commit to attending all four sessions, seats are limited** For more details and to REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/y9xsfzx9. Cost: $20

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CV and Cover Letters for Academic Careers

September 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 3:00pm

Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Learn how to sell yourself and make a positive first impression through your job application materials. The structure, formatting, and content of CVs and cover letters will be discussed along with samples for analysis. Apply lessons learned from this workshop to your own job application materials.   REGISTER: (September 14th) http://tinyurl.com/ydxepg2p (September 27th) http://tinyurl.com/y949n9er

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October 2017

Three Minute Thesis Information Session

October 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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This session will highlight the requirements necessary to create an effective presentation for the Three Minute Thesis competition. The session will also involve review of a sample 3MT presentation with group evaluation as well as allow participants an opportunity to conceptualize their own 3MT presentation. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/yc63ng3x
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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This session will highlight the requirements necessary to create an effective presentation for the Three Minute Thesis competition.  The session will also involve review of a sample 3MT presentation with group evaluation as well as allow participants an opportunity to conceptualize their own 3MT presentation.   REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/y7cwhofk

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Three Minute Thesis Information Session

October 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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This session will highlight the requirements necessary to create an effective presentation for the Three Minute Thesis competition. The session will also involve review of a sample 3MT presentation with group evaluation as well as allow participants an opportunity to conceptualize their own 3MT presentation. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/yc63ng3x
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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This session will highlight the requirements necessary to create an effective presentation for the Three Minute Thesis competition.  The session will also involve review of a sample 3MT presentation with group evaluation as well as allow participants an opportunity to conceptualize their own 3MT presentation.   REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/y7cwhofk

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Creating a Teaching Statement and Portfolio

October 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Participants will assess their own teaching style and be able to communicate important aspects to a search committee via a teaching statement.  During this workshop, participants will learn how to prepare a competitive application package for teaching-oriented careers. Participants will work through several activities to communicate how they conceptualize learning, how they envision their teaching style and how to align claims made about teaching with documentation in a teaching portfolio. Lunch provided. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/y7np9v8o

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Using LinkedIn in your Job Search (for Graduate Students)

October 5 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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This workshop will provide you with new ways to think about and market your skills using the professional social networking site, LinkedIn.  By leveraging LinkedIn, you'll discover ways to make connections, gather industry information, find hidden opportunities and demonstrate your knowledge. We will discuss how to best utilize LinkedIn to help you achieve your job search or networking goals.  Other social media platforms will also be explored. **For Graduate and Professional Students Only**   REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/ya82nrcd

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Career Self Assessment for Graduate Students

October 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Through discussion and hands-on activities, participants will learn to identify their values and skills consider how values and skills can be used to research potential career fields and/or employers learn how to market values and skills to prospective employers **For Graduate and Professional Students Only** REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/ycyujkzr

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CVs, Resumes, and Cover Letter for Non-Academic Careers

October 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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Learn how to sell yourself and make a positive first impression through your job application materials. The structure, formatting, and content of CVs, resumes, and cover letters will be discussed along with samples for analysis and how you can sell your transferable skills to a non-academic employer. Apply lessons learned from this workshop to your own job application materials.   REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/yd5eeue5

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Investments and Retirement

October 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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This interactive workshop is great for those interested in building their knowledge of investments and setting themselves up for success after retirement. Co-sponsored by The Graduate School and The Office of the Dean of Students. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/ya6r24ht

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November 2017

Preparing for Homeownership

November 16 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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It's never too early to prepare for homeownership! This workshop will provide you with a basic overview of the steps towards homeownership, how to prepare yourself financially, and what questions you should ask when you start your home buying process. Co-sponsored by The Graduate School and The Office of the Dean of Students. REGISTER: http://tinyurl.com/y7dx7v7u

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