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October 2020

Making Online Presentations Accessible

October 15, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom
Alumna Emily Riddle speaks to a remote presenter on a laptop as she looks at their poster

You need to make your online presentations accessible to all participants. Join us to learn how to do just that with guest speaker and communications assistant Katya Hrichak.

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Job Search Virtual Discussion Group

October 21, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom
Five staff facilitators smile from Zoom windows

The Job Search Virtual Monthly Chat is designed to get job seekers together to talk about concerns that graduate students and postdocs share, and strategize about how to move forward. Each session will begin with a brief introduction that includes tips, perspectives, and thoughts from staff who support career exploration. After this information is shared, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions they have and share best practices that work for them. We want to create a safe space…

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Presenting Research Effectively at a Distance: Technology and You

October 22, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom
Alumna Emily Riddle speaks to a remote presenter on a laptop as she looks at their poster

Think you need help using technology more effectively for presentations, job talks and other virtual academic and professional opportunities. Join the club! And join us for this session to talk about smart and effective use of technology for class, job talks, interviews, and conference presentations. We will focus on preparing a professional digital footprint online, advertising your talk, using social media, and then engaging the audience prior to and during the talk. Presenter: Mark A. Sarvary, Director of Investigative Biology…

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Slide Design and Graphics

October 29, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom
Jason Guss presenting his three-minute thesis

Join us to focus on the important role that well-designed slides and graphics play in effective job talks, teaching and conference presentations. We’ll demonstrate good ones as well as pitfalls to avoid.  Pre-register here.

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November 2020

Overcoming Stage Fright and Improving Your Presence

November 12, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom
Jason Guss presenting his three-minute thesis

Who doesn’t get at least a little nervous when preparing and presenting for audiences of any size when the stakes are high? (No one!) Thinking about a class presentation? A job interview? A presentation at a colloquium or conference? Join us to learn ways to manage nervousness and anxiety about presenting and to develop and demonstrate confidence with your audience.  Pre-register here.

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Job Search Virtual Discussion Group

November 17, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom
Five staff facilitators smile from Zoom windows

The Job Search Virtual Monthly Chat is designed to get job seekers together to talk about concerns that graduate students and postdocs share, and strategize about how to move forward. Each session will begin with a brief introduction that includes tips, perspectives, and thoughts from staff who support career exploration. After this information is shared, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions they have and share best practices that work for them. We want to create a safe space…

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NCFDD: Engagement Matters – Developing a Career as a Community Engaged Scholar

November 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar
Blue lettering reading NCFDD with an orange logo showing a pathway or river

Drawing on studies of exemplar, highly impactful engaged scholars, Dr. KerryAnne O’Meara shares examples of high impact community engaged scholarship and strategies adopted by engaged scholars to succeed in reward systems that are not yet fully inclusive of this work. We consider ways in which projects with community partners might be designed to document expertise or knowledge drawn on, impact, and significance.   See also: O’Meara, K. (2018, August 22). Accurately Assessing Engaged Scholarship. Inside Higher Education. Free Individual Memberships for the…

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December 2020

International Student / Postdoc Job Search Discussion

December 9, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom
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The International Students/Postdocs Job Search Virtual Chat is designed to get international students/postdocs who are seeking for jobs together to talk about questions and concerns that all share, and strategize about how to move forward. During this session, we will first have a brief introduction of all the career and immigration staff present, and then open it up for all participants to ask questions and have a facilitated discussion. Our experts in careers and/or immigration include: Denise DiRienzo, Experiential Program…

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February 2021

Interviewing and Negotiation for Academic Positions

February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom
Yael Levitte presents on Interviewing and Negotiation

An important part of the academic job search is interviewing and then negotiating the offer. Come learn about the art of interviewing for faculty positions from your own laptop or mobile device. During and after the presentation, you will be able to ask questions via audio/video or chat. Presenters: Yael Levitte, Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity, and Christine Holmes, Director of Postdoctoral Studies RSVPs requested to receive the link to participate by Zoom. Register for February 3…

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Information Session on the Three Minute Thesis (3MT)

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom
Jason Guss presenting his three-minute thesis

Learn about the Three-Minute Thesis competition: history, format, judging, prizes, and how Cornell offers the chance to participate. Organizers will field your questions about competing in an all-virtual competition in Spring 2021.

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