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Professional Development Initiative

September 2019

Writing Lock-In I

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: WRITING LOCK-IN I   Are you writing your dissertation, thesis, a journal article, or other writing project? This event offers a quiet space for writers to work without distractions. Consultants from the Graduate Writing Center will be on hand to help with goal setting, accountability, writing habits, grammar, and structure in writing. Bring your laptop!   Coffee, tea, and water will be available while you write. Lunch will be provided from 12:00 - 1:00 pm.…

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Work and Wellness Discussion Series: The Slow Professor

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

The Professional Development Initiative and the Association for Faculty Women present:   WORK AND WELLNESS DISCUSSION SERIES A discussion on: The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy by Maggie Berg & Barbara Seeber   A Special Discussion with: Laura Lavine, Professor-Department of Entomology Assistant Director, CAHNRS Office of Research   The Work and Wellness Discussion Series is hosted by the Professional Development Initiative (PDI) in partnership with the Association for Faculty Women (AFW) as a means for…

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Industry Resumes & Linked In Presence

September 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:   Industry Resumes & Linked In Presence Dr. Isaiah Hankel (The Cheeky Scientist) In the first section of this workshop, we will detail how to tailor an industry resume, for industry jobs. We will highlight the main mistakes that are made on a resume and how to overcome them. We will show job-seekers the right transferable skills that hiring managers and recruiters are looking for industry. In addition, the layout of a resume must allow…

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Professional Headshot Photoshoot

September 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CUB 204, Glenn Terrell Mall
Pullman , WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: Professional Headshot Photoshoot               Make a great first impression with your profile picture on LinkedIn, ResearchGate, or any other career network platform. The PDI is offering FREE professional headshots. Meet us at CUB 204 at 2:00 pm to take your professional headshots. Make Sure You Are Dressed Appropriately for your industry.   ***Participants are highly encouraged to attend the workshop Industry Resumes and LinkedIn Presence on September 27th at 12:00 pm  

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One-on-One Resume and LinkedIn Reviews with The Cheeky Scientist

September 27 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:   One-on-One Resume and LinkedIn Reviews with The Cheeky Scientist Dr. Isaiah Hankel (The Cheeky Scientist) Dr. Isaiah Hankel will be offering private Resume and LinkedIn Reviews on September 27th.  If you would like some feedback and assistance with your Resume and LinkedIn profile, complete the survey by clicking the link below. We will do our best to select the participants based on your answers to this survey. ***Participants SHOULD bring a hard copy of their…

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October 2019

Alumni Panel Discussion: A view of Work in Non-Academic Jobs for Humanities Grads

October 3 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Chinook 150 (Event Space), 700 NE Thatuna St
Pullman, WA 99164 United States

The Professional Development Initiative Presents:   Alumni Panel Discussion: A view of Work in Non-Academic Jobs for Humanities Grads   The PDI is hosting a great graduate alumni panel who will talk about their experiences in non-academic jobs. The panelists will share their pathways to their current occupations, as well as their advice and experiences in graduate school. Additionally, attendees will have a chance to interact and ask questions to the panelists. Following the panel discussion, attendees will be welcome…

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Submitting Your Thesis and Dissertation

October 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:    SUBMITTING YOUR THESIS AND DISSERTATION   You’ve spent years on your dissertation and it’s time to turn it into the Graduate School. What happens then? Daniel Vickoren and Kelly Caraher from the Graduate School will teach students how to understand and navigate WSU’s thesis and dissertation formatting requirements. Daniel will also debut a new thesis/dissertation template and give additional tips on the title page, abstract, chapter headings, using previously-published work, and much more. The…

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Activate your teaching with small steps

October 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:       Activate your teaching with small steps:  Simple approaches to incorporate active learning into your classroom Dr. Lisa Gloss, Associate Professor, School of Molecular Biosciences. Dean, Graduate School   There is substantial pedagological research that shows that student learning is enhanced when students are engaged in active learning methods in the class room, as compared to traditional lecture approaches (e.g. Freeman et al. (2014) PNAS. 111(23): 8410-5). However, for many students and faculty, much…

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Interviewing and Negotiating for Industry Careers -Spokane Campus

October 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:   INTERVIEWING AND NEGOTIATING FOR INDUSTRY CAREERS Dr. Isaiah Hankel (The Cheeky Scientist) This topic discusses the strategy of interviewing beyond just answering questions. There is an entire process of preparation for an interview, besides learning how to answer interview questions. We will detail the entire interview preparation that is required for professionals to demonstrate they are invaluable to a company; from the research to the categories of interview questions, and the best ways to respond. Most jobseekers don’t negotiate even though companies expect…

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One-on-One Mock Hiring Interviews with the Cheeky Scientist- Spokane Campus

October 18 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: One-on-One Mock Hiring Interviews with The Cheeky Scientist Dr. Isaiah Hankel (The Cheeky Scientist)   Dr. Isaiah Hankel will be offering private sessions on Hiring Interviews on October 18th.  If you would like some feedback and assistance with your interviewing skills, complete the survey by clicking the link below. We will do our best to select the participants based on your answers to this survey. ***Participants are highly encouraged to attend the workshop Interviewing and…

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Alumni Panel Discussion: A view of Work in Industry (Session I)

October 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Professional Development Initiative Presents:   Alumni Panel Discussion: A view of Work in Industry   (Session I)   The PDI and the Office of Research are hosting a great graduate alumni panel who will talk about their experiences in industry. The panelists will share their pathways to their current occupations, as well as their advice and experiences in graduate school. Additionally, attendees will have a chance to interact and ask questions to the panelists. Following the panel discussion, attendees will…

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Writing Workshop Series: Project Management

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:   WRITING WORKSHOP SERIES: PROJECT MANAGEMENT Lorena O'English, WSU Librarian and Tenured Faculty The Project Management seminar, led by Lorena O'English from the WSU Libraries , will cover strategies for setting and meeting research, writing, and revision goals and will provide tips and suggestions for maintaining control of a project throughout the entire process. (The computer lab only has 40 computers, computers will be distributed on a first come first served basis. Please bring a laptop) …

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November 2019

Alumni Panel Discussion: A view of Work in Industry (Session II)

November 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

The Professional Development Initiative Presents:   Alumni Panel Discussion: A view of Work in Industry   (Session II)   The PDI and the Office of Research are hosting a great graduate alumni panel who will talk about their experiences in industry. The panelists will share their pathways to their current occupations, as well as their advice and experiences in graduate school. Additionally, attendees will have a chance to interact and ask questions to the panelists. Following the panel discussion, attendees will…

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December 2019

Writing Lock-In II

December 5 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: WRITING LOCK-IN II   Are you writing your dissertation, thesis, a journal article, or other writing project? This event offers a quiet space for writers to work without distractions. Consultants from the Graduate Writing Center will be on hand to help with goal setting, accountability, writing habits, grammar, and structure in writing. Bring your laptop!   Coffee, tea, and water will be available while you write. Lunch will be provided from 12:00 - 1:00 pm.…

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January 2020

Tax Help for Graduate and Professional Students

January 27, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:   Tax Help for Graduate and Professional Students Date and time: TBD   Dr. Richard Toolson, Professor of Accounting  This workshop will look at the basics of federal income taxation as it applies to graduate and professional students who file a 1040 (not a 1040 NR) and who are not claimed by a parent on the parent’s tax return. Some of the topics to be covered are the tax treatment of revenue sources such as…

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February 2020

Data Literacy: Busting Myths of Big Data Part 1

February 5, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:   DATA LITERACY: BUSTING MYTHS OF BIG DATA -PART 1 Dr. Nairanjana Dasgupta, Boeing Science/Math Education Distinguished Professor in Mathematics and Statistics In this workshop we will focus on learning about the what, when, how and whys of data.  Data is pervasive these days and like it or not we have to use data to make decisions or others will make them for us.  In this workshop we will start from the basics and talk…

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Data Literacy: Busting Myths of Big Data Part 2

February 12, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:   DATA LITERACY: BUSTING MYTHS OF BIG DATA -PART 2 Dr. Nairanjana Dasgupta, Boeing Science/Math Education Distinguished Professor in Mathematics and Statistics In this workshop we will focus on learning about the what, when, how and whys of data.  Data is pervasive these days and like it or not we have to use data to make decisions or others will make them for us.  In this workshop we will start from the basics and talk…

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Understanding Diversity in the Workplace and in Academia

February 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: Understanding Diversity in the Workplace and in Academia Office of Civil Rights Compliance & Investigation   The Office of Civil Rights Compliance & Investigation will provide an introduction to various federal civil rights regulations that impact faculty, staff, and students at universities. This workshop will include information about accessibility, discrimination, Title IX, and affirmative action, and specifically, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments of…

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Green Dot Training: Reducing Gender-Based Violence

February 14, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:   Green Dot Training: Reducing Gender-Based Violence What is Green Dot? Green Dot is a violence prevention program that focuses on making our campus safer by empowering bystanders, like you, to become active members in reducing gender-based violence (intimate partner violence, stalking, and sexual assault). Green Dot will equip you with tools and strategies for taking action to help someone at risk of experiencing gender-based violence. During this workshop, we’ll also talk about how you…

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Creating Assessment

February 19, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:   Creating Assessment Dr. Donelle Posey, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychology   Event description coming up soon……   **Lunch will be provided Please register for this event by clicking the link below: Event Live-streaming: Please make sure to register using the link above. The PDI will email you a web link before the event.    

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Writing Lock-In I

February 20, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: WRITING LOCK-IN I   Are you writing your dissertation, thesis, a journal article, or other writing project? This event offers a quiet space for writers to work without distractions. Consultants from the Graduate Writing Center will be on hand to help with goal setting, accountability, writing habits, grammar, and structure in writing. Bring your laptop!   Coffee, tea, and water will be available while you write. Lunch will be provided from 12:00 - 1:00 pm.…

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Workshop and Panel Discussion: The Academic Job Application

February 24, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:   WORKSHOP AND PANEL DISCUSSION: THE ACADEMIC JOB APPLICATION Dr. Zach Heiden, Department of Chemistry   With recent government budget cuts throughout the United States and limited funds going to higher education, the availability of faculty positions have been few and far between. When a faculty position does open up, competition is high. Although many applicants are qualified, many applicants do not succeed in their search for a faculty position because they are simply not…

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Submitting Your Thesis and Dissertation

February 28, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:  SUBMITTING YOUR THESIS AND DISSERTATION   You’ve spent years on your dissertation and it’s time to turn it into the Graduate School. What happens then? Daniel Vickoren and Kelly Caraher from the Graduate School will teach students how to understand and navigate WSU’s thesis and dissertation formatting requirements. Daniel will also debut a new thesis/dissertation template and give additional tips on the title page, abstract, chapter headings, using previously-published work, and much more. The WSU…

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March 2020

Building A Publishing Pipeline

March 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

The Professional Development Initiative and ADVANCE present:   BUILDING A PUBLISHING PIPELINE Erin Furtak, PhD from the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity   As academics, we have been told to write often and as much as we can, but no one teaches us how to keep track of the many different projects that we may be working on at any given time. As a result, we are pulled in multiple directions, and incremental progress made on multiple manuscripts…

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Writing Workshop Series: Writing Strategies & Writer’s Block

March 4, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:   WRITING WORKSHOP SERIES: WRITERS BLOCK AND WRITING STRATEGIES Consultants from the Graduate Writing Center   For this highly hands-on workshop, expect to learn strategies to employ while pre-writing, writing, and revising documents, such as journal articles, your thesis, or even a short email. This workshop is intended for students who know what they need to write and have done the necessary research but may be struggling with getting words on paper or making sure…

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Event and Online Networking

March 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:   Event and Online Networking Dr. Isaiah Hankel (The Cheeky Scientist) This section is created based on the networking strategies of some of the most strategic networkers in the world and also goes into the science of building rapport and why this is important for the job seeking professional. While this topic tends to be popular, it seems people are still not using it effectively and thus we have detailed specific action steps job seekers can take, and specific scripts to use…

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Imposter Syndrome

March 9, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: Imposter Syndrome Dr. Wipawee "Joy" Winuthayanon, Professor School of Molecular Biosciences Event description coming up soon……   **Appetizers will be provided Please register for this event by clicking the link below: Event Live-streaming: Please make sure to register using the link above. The PDI will email you a web link before the event.

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Data Privacy and Security

March 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:    DATA PRIVACY AND SECURITY Event description coming up soon……     **Lunch will be provided Please register for this event by clicking the link below: Event Live-streaming: Please make sure to register using the link above. The PDI will email you a web link before the event.

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Teaching Philosophy

March 24, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:  TEACHING PHILOSOPHY Event description coming up soon……     **Lunch will be provided Please register for this event by clicking the link below: Event Live-streaming: Please make sure to register using the link above. The PDI will email you a web link before the event.

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Writing Workshop Series: Reference Management Software

March 30, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:   WRITING WORKSHOP SERIES: REFERENCE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE  Lorena O’English (WSU Librarian and Tenured Faculty) and consultants from Graduate Writing Center Staff   Reference management software enables users to collect, organize, manage, and cite sources in a methodical and sustainable process. This workshop will focus on the free, open source Zotero reference management tool, but will briefly discuss alternatives such as EndNote and Mendeley.   (The computer lab only has 40 computers, computers will be distributed on a…

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April 2020

Writing Lock-In II

April 27, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: WRITING LOCK-IN II   Are you writing your dissertation, thesis, a journal article, or other writing project? This event offers a quiet space for writers to work without distractions. Consultants from the Graduate Writing Center will be on hand to help with goal setting, accountability, writing habits, grammar, and structure in writing. Bring your laptop!   Coffee, tea, and water will be available while you write. Lunch will be provided from 12:00 - 1:00 pm.…

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