Developing a career vision in graduate school


On October 22, 2018, from 5:00–8:00p.m., in Hodges Library 253, graduate students will have an opportunity to help develop a vision for their careers. Led by Jennifer Askey, PhD, CPCC, this workshop takes graduate students through a series of exercises that examine what makes for a “good life” for you, including your ideal working conditions. This workshop is co-sponsored by the Center for Career Development, the Graduate School, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate Student Senate, and Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures. You can register for this event on Handshake.

For more information on professional development opportunities for graduate and professional students, please visit the GPSPD page.

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Need to record an interview for research?


If you are conducting research involving interviews that need to be recorded, you can borrow an iPad mini and microphone. Contact Lars at lars@utk.edu.

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IRB 101 workshops


There are two more chances to attend an IRB 101 workshop next week:

Monday, September 17 (12:15 p.m.–2:15 p.m.) in 235 Health, Physical Education and Recreation

Wednesday, September 19 (8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.) in 132 Taylor Law Center

As with the others, you are encouraged to register at tiny.utk.edu/irb-101.

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CFP: Conference of Southern Graduate Schools


There’s still time to submit a proposal to the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools for 2019, which will be held right here in our own backyard. They’ve extended the deadline to September 24.

Based on feedback that the CSGS Executive Board has received from last year’s conference, the Program Committee for the 2019 Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee is soliciting proposals for the concurrent sessions of the program related to the conference theme of Enhancing the Graduate Student Experience. These concurrent sessions are designed to complement the following plenary topics:

  1. Labor Issues (e.g., ethics, student exploitation, unions, benefits, etc.);
  2. Professional Development (e.g., mentoring, financial literacy, career services, internships/co-ops, academic and non-academic career paths, international/domestic students, etc.);
  3. Diversity and Inclusion (e.g., PhD/masters, rural/urban, gender identification, full-time/part-time, on-campus/online, international/domestic students, etc.);
  4. Wellness of Grad Students (e.g., mental health, physical health, #me too, wellness, culture and socialization;
  5. Service and advocacy for our students (e.g., navigating graduate school, breaking down barriers to degree completion (time / cost), on-campus advocacy, etc.);
  6. Other emerging topics of importance will also be considered.

Please complete and submit the proposal by Monday, September 24, 2018 for full consideration at http://www.csgs.org/call-for-proposals. The form is designed to be completed in one pass, so please prepare your answers ahead of time.

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International Peace Scholarship Fund


On September 15, P.E.O. will begin accepting eligibility forms for the International Peace Scholarship Fund. This fund provides scholarships for selected international women for graduate study in the United States and Canada. The scholarship provides a maximum of $12,500 annually, depending on need, and can be renewed once. Applicants must be women from countries other than the United States and Canada, and new applicants must have a full year of coursework remaining and be enrolled and in residence for the entire academic year. To receive the application materials, those who are interested should submit the eligibility form by December 15, 2018. Contact Bobbie Scull (arascull@comcast.net) with any questions.

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Webinar on time management.


On Thursday, September 20 from 3:40 p.m. to 4:55 p.m. PEER (Program for Excellence & Equity in Research) will be hosting a webinar on time management. This webinar will be facilitated by Caroline Szymeczek, PhD, President of Integrated Learning Innovations, Inc. The workshop addresses the topic of time management by first providing insight on how to reframe the time management struggle as “how to make the most of the time you have,” with a focus on maximum productivity and creativity, rather than “how to cram as much stuff as possible into your waking hours.”

Second, this workshop provides a portfolio of concrete tools and simple strategies that participants can choose from to begin organizing their time immediately.

For more information and registration, visit peer.utk.edu.

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Subscribed to IT Weekly


If you haven’t subscribed to IT Weekly, you are encouraged to do so, as these emails have information on workshops, services, tips, and announcements about upcoming technologies. Subscribe at: tiny.utk.edu/join-itweekly. This week there was information on how anyone teaching in a technology-enhanced classroom can get an HDMI adapter if you need one and how to get access and use NVivo for qualitative and mixed methods research.

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