Three-Minute Thesis Competition (3MT)

Thursday, October 24, and Friday, October 25
Peter O’Donnell Jr. Building (POB),
AVAYA Auditorium (2.302)

3MT is an academic competition that challenges master’s and doctoral students to describe their research to a general audience within three minutes.
For graduate students only

9 a.m.-4 p.m.
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Persuading Other People with Jean-Luc Doumont

Friday, November 15
Peter O’Donnell Jr. Building (POB),
AVAYA Auditorium (2.302)

Being able to persuade others is a critical skill for any career. We must convince an employer to hire us, persuade our boss to let us start a project, or get our coworkers to help us out. This lecture offers a rational approach to persuasion: It covers how to use personal or organizational power, deploy tactics on four different planes, and harness basic social influences so as to have other people more easily accede to our requests.

10 a.m.-12 p.m.
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Teaching Preparation Series

Registration open and ongoing

The Faculty Innovation Center and campus partners offer a professional development opportunity for graduate student instructors to learn about, observe, practice, receive feedback on, and reflect upon classroom teaching techniques.

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LinkedIn Masterclass

Available free of charge through June 2020

Join former LinkedIn employees for a complete, step-by-step online course to mastering LinkedIn, from making your profile stand out to recruiters to engaging alumni and connections around the world to help you get your foot in the door.

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MEET WITH A GRADUATE CAREER ADVISOR
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Career resources and advising services are also offered through individual colleges and schools. Check with your college career center for more information.

MEET WITH A GRADUATE WRITING CONSULTANT
University Writing Center Graduate Student Services

CONTACT
For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact University Career Engagement at 512-471-2425 or utcareerservices@austin.utexas.edu.

CO-SPONSORS

Sep
16
Mon
LinkedIn Masterclass
Sep 16 2019 – Jun 30 2020 all-day

Available free of charge through June 2020
Join former LinkedIn employees for a complete, step-by-step online course to mastering LinkedIn, from making your profile stand out to recruiters to engaging alumni and connections around the world to help you get your foot in the door.

Learn more >

Sep
28
Sat
Graduate Writing Retreat @ The Perry-Castañeda Library, 2.330
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join the University Writing Center for a free, full-day retreat where graduate writers can focus on quiet, sustained writing together. During this time, you will be provided resources to support you in your writing goals, including access to computers and optional meetings with graduate writing consultants. Coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be provided.
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Sep
30
Mon
Time Management for Academics @ Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL), Learning Lab 2 (2.340)
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The University Writing Center presents “Time Management for Academics,” a workshop and discussion led by professor Clay Spinuzzi. The session will cover strategies for starting and maintaining a work schedule, protecting your writing time, setting specific goals, and breaking large projects down into manageable tasks. This free event is open to graduate students and faculty members in all disciplines.
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Oct
2
Wed
Research Speed Dating @ Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL), Learning Lab 1 (2.370.1)
Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Learn how to talk about your research to non-experts.
For graduate students only

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Oct
9
Wed
Identifying Your Transferable Skills @ Patton Hall (RLP) 1.302B
Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Hone in on the most marketable skills you’ve acquired while earning your graduate degree. Learn how to promote your research, teaching, and critical thinking skills outside of academia.
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Public Speaking Workshop @ Flawn Academic Center (FAC) ?, George I. Sánchez Building (SZB) 450
Oct 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In this interactive session, you will learn strategies to analyze your audience, tell the story of your research, prepare and rehearse effectively for your the Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) presentation, and deliver your presentation with confidence.
For graduate students only
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Oct
24
Thu
Three-Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) @ Peter O’Donnell Jr. Building (POB), AVAYA Auditorium (2.302)
Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

3MT is an academic competition that challenges master’s and doctoral students to describe their research to a general audience within three minutes.
For graduate students only

REGISTER >

Oct
26
Sat
Graduate Writing Retreat @ Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL) 2.330
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join the University Writing Center for a free, full-day retreat where graduate writers can focus on quiet, sustained writing together. During this time, you will be provided resources to support you in your writing goals, including access to computers and optional meetings with graduate writing consultants. Coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be provided.
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Nov
6
Wed
Job Search Strategies for Careers in Industry, Government, and Nonprofit @ Patton Hall (RLP) 1.302B
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Strategically search and apply for jobs in nonprofits, government, and industry. Participants will leave this session with a time-based action plan, specific job search resources, and concrete next steps for finding and applying for positions that reflect their interests and experience level.
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Developing a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Statement @ Patton Hall (RLP) 1.302B
Nov 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm

Learn about the components of DEI statements — which are becoming an increasingly integral part of job market materials — and the role of these statements in your applications. This workshop will provide the opportunity to critically reflect on what diversity means to you and how you demonstrate a commitment to diversity and to begin articulating how these values are apparent in your current practice and future goals.
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Nov
8
Fri
Drafting Teaching Statements: How Do I Articulate My Beliefs About Teaching? @ George I. Sánchez Building (SZB) 104
Nov 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

George I. Sánchez Building (SZB) 104
Learn the characteristics of an effective teaching statement — including what search committees look for — and begin drafting /refining your statement to vibrantly convey your teaching values and the instructional choices you make to help students achieve learning goals.
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Nov
15
Fri
Persuading Other People with Jean-Luc Doumont @ Peter O’Donnell Jr. Building (POB), AVAYA Auditorium (2.302)
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Being able to persuade others is a critical skill for any career. We must convince an employer to hire us, persuade our boss to let us start a project, or get our coworkers to help us out. This lecture offers a rational approach to persuasion: It covers how to use personal or organizational power, deploy tactics on four different planes, and harness basic social influences so as to have other people more easily accede to our requests.

REGISTER >

Nov
16
Sat
Graduate Writing Retreat @ Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL) 2.330
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join the University Writing Center for a free, full-day retreat where graduate writers can focus on quiet, sustained writing together. During this time, you will be provided resources to support you in your writing goals, including access to computers and optional meetings with graduate writing consultants. Coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be provided.
REGISTER >

Nov
22
Fri
Workshop Your Teaching Statement: What Is Working? What Can I Improve? @ George I. Sánchez Building (SZB) 104
Nov 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Faculty Innovation Center staff will facilitate a peer workshop where participants will receive feedback on their teaching statement drafts and share suggestions to strengthen others’ statements with vivid examples of teaching strategies and learner-centered goals. Please bring a printed draft of your teaching statement.
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Dec
4
Wed
Strategic Interviewing @ Patton Hall (RLP) 1.302B
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Excelling in interview settings is a skill that requires thought, practice, and confidence. During this interactive workshop, attendees will practice and refine their interviewing skills by learning persuasive techniques that enhance their storytelling abilities and highlight their key contributions.

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