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August 2016

Campus Resources with Michell Jaworski

August 30, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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Michell Jaworski is the Assistant Dean of Students Adulting is HARD! Especially when you are a full time graduate student! Navigating campus processes and resources can sometimes be difficult and frustrating. So where can you turn when you get stuck? The Dean of Students Office is here for you.  The WSU Office of the Dean of Students connects students with the services, opportunities and resources to foster their success at WSU and after graduation. By working with university and community…

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September 2016

Graduate Time Management Workshop

September 20, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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  The demands of graduate school far exceed cognitive load alone. Between course work and the demands of your assistantship, it can seem like you will also have to add to your to-do list “create more time out of thin air.” This workshop offers an opportunity for graduate students to share their most effective time and stress management techniques. We move past the basics of pragmatic time management and start identifying ways we can build more resilience and take care…

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The Graduate Student’s Guide to Personal Finance

September 27, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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  Dr. Emily Roberts received a PhD in biomedical engineering from Duke University in 2014 and has been writing and teaching about personal finance since 2011. She is the founder of the websites Grad Student Finances and PhD Stipends and blogs about money at Evolving Personal Finance.  Are you ready to take the next step with your finances as a stipend-receiving graduate student? Do you want to learn how to allocate your money more optimally, break the cycle of living…

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Academic Integrity Workshop

September 30, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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Academic Integrity is one of the pillars of academia, but are you completely sure you haven’t plagiarized when you turn in a project? The Academic Integrity Workshop aims to provide students the information they need on WSU’s academic integrity policies before then exploring some of the core issues that surround plagiarism. During this session the Graduate and Professional Writing Center (GPWC), the WSU Libraries, and the WSU Office of Student Conduct will share strategies and ideas to make sure you…

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October 2016

How to Manage Effective Groups with Dr. Laura Lavine

October 4, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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Dr. Laura Lavine, Assistant Director, CAHNRS Office of Research Have you been part of a group that just didn’t work? In this hands on workshop, you will learn to effectively build, manage, and facilitate groups of students in your classroom. Interact with them and provide feedback to them on what works and what can be improved. Goals of this workshop are to make you more comfortable working in a group and more comfortable using groups in your classroom. Student outcomes…

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Industry Job Series: Creating a Career Strategy

October 22, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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Dr. Isaiah Hankel (The Cheeky Scientist)  Creating career strategy. This topic will cover the entire transition workflow and how it should be approached. It will also cover the psychology of a person in transition and how to overcome imposter syndrome. Lastly, taking into consideration personality, lifestyle considerations and individual career goals will also help a job seeker transition into a role that is more fulfilling. To register for this event please click on the link below: https://orgsync.com/39017/forms/211994

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November 2016

Understanding Diversity in the Workplace and in Academia

November 8, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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Rochelle Thompson is an Access Advisor at the Access Center at WSU, Kimberly Anderson, J.D. is the Executive Director for Compliance, Title IX Coordinator, and ADA coordinator and Holly Ashkannejhad, J.D. is the Assistant Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity.  An introduction to various federal civil rights regulations that impact faculty, staff, and students at universities.  This will include information about accessibility, discrimination, Title IX, and affirmative action, and specifically, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the…

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Industry Job Series: The Modern Job Search and Networking

November 29, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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Dr. Isaiah Hankel (The Cheeky Scientist) Using online profiles to maximize the effectiveness of the job seeking/transition process. Hiring managers use LinkedIn to determine whether they will bring in a candidate for an interview, this topic will cover all the key elements of the LinkedIn profile and how each section should be used to strategically maximize it’s impact. In addition, we will show candidates how to use LinkedIn algorithms to support their job search, and sell themselves to perspective employers.…

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January 2017

Industry Job Series: Networking

January 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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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 while networking. Workshop…

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Industry Job Series: Interviewing

January 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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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, beside 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. Workshop component: Live Interview Research, Body Language & Questions All PDI…

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February 2017

Industry Job Series: Negotiating

February 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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Dr. Isaiah Hankel (The Cheeky Scientist)  Most jobseekers don’t negotiate even though companies expect them to negotiate. We will cover how companies start negotiations long before the candidate realizes, to condition the candidate for a lower salary. We will demonstrate how to spot these negotiation techniques and then the order in which a candidate should negotiate so that a candidate can put themselves in a position of strength to negotiate on average 10-15% higher salary. Workshop component: Live negotiations in…

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Applying for Academics: Lessons, Hints, and Insights into the Academic Application Process

February 23, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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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 prepared well enough when they enter the job market. Preparation of a faculty application package goes well beyond sending a resume…

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Preparing for the Academic Job Market in Humanities, Social Sciences and Business: Best Practices

February 28, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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This workshop contains three segments focused upon preparation and landing an academic position in the humanities, social sciences and business.  Segment 1 is an overview of the job seeking process from early graduate school to negotiating your offer.  Segment 2 is a panel discussion emphasizing three components of the process; early (building competencies), middle (the application), and final (appointment negotiation).  Segment 3 is a breakout session for students to speak directly with panel members from specific disciplines. All PDI events…

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March 2017

Practicing Allyship in Academia: Research, Service, and Teaching

March 6, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S WEEK PRESENTS:  Practicing Allyship in Academia: Research, Service, and Teaching   “Allyship is not an identity- it is a lifelong process”- The Anti-Oppression Network In academia, we strive to actively acknowledge privilege and openly discuss it. In this panel discussion, WSU members discuss how allyship can be practiced through research, service, and teaching, creating an active learning community wherein current and future students, faculty, and staff can build their capacity to personally enact and support inclusivity & allyship…

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Hacking the Academic Job Market

March 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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The Professional Development Initiative Presents: Hacking the Academic Job Market with Dr. Karen Kelsky In this three hour talk with Q and A, I walk you through the conditions of the current American job market, the most common mistakes made by job-seekers, and the ways you can prepare your record, applications, and interviews. We'll cover: The big-picture conditions of the U.S. tenure track job market How to think like a search committee The four core qualities of a successful tenure track…

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Family, Career and Fun – Lessons Learned as a Dual Career Couple

March 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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The Professional Development Initiative Presents: Family, Career and Fun – Lessons Learned as a Dual Career Couple With President Kirk Schulz and Professor Noel Schulz  Washington State University’s First Couple shares their lessons and advice learned over the last 30 years as they have worked to integrate family and their careers as well as having fun.   Kirk and Noel met as undergraduates at Virginia Tech in the mid-80s.  Over the last 30 years they have worked to balance both their…

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April 2017

Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories: Engineering and more!

April 6, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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The Professional Development Initiative Presents: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories: Engineering and more! With Dave Dolezilek, International Technical Director and SEL Employee Panel SEL was founded in 1982 when Dr. Edmund O Schweitzer, III, a WSU alum, invented the first all-digital protective relay, reducing the cost and complexity of power protection and revolutionizing the electric power industry.  Today, SEL provides products, solutions and services in 150 countries, employs more than 4,000 people worldwide, and is 100 percent employee owned.  While Engineering is…

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August 2017

Graduate Student Prestigious Fellowship Workshop

August 24, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Visit this link for more information on the 2018-2019 Graduate Student Prestigious Fellowship Workshop Series   Dr. Michael Kahn, Institute of Biological Chemistry, CAHNRS THE GRADUATE SCHOOL AND THE DISTINGUISHED SCHOLARS PROGRAM PRESENT: GRADUATE STUDENT PRESTIGIOUS FELLOWSHIP WORKSHOP All new graduate students are invited to attend the free New Graduate Student Prestigious Fellowship Workshops! These workshops will walk your graduate students through the process of applying to the major prestigious fellowships. In addition to an increased chance of winning the…

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September 2017

Working Effectively in Teams

September 7, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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Dr. Laura Lavine, Assistant Director, CAHNRS Office of Research THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: WORKING EFFECTIVELY IN TEAMS   Have you been part of a group that just didn’t work? In this hands on workshop, you will learn to effectively build, manage, and facilitate groups of students in your classroom. Interact with them and provide feedback to them on what works and what can be improved. Goals of this workshop are to make you more comfortable working in a group…

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Managing Academic Relationships

September 14, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: MANAGING ACADEMIC RELATIONSHIPS   To build the strong professional relationships that are essential to a career in academia, it’s important to understand what makes a great partnership and how you can consciously work toward improving your connections with others. Drawing from best practices and research in the field of leadership, this interactive workshop will help you develop a new set of skills for creating and maintaining relationships with colleagues, mentors, and others in your professional…

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The Cheeky Scientist Series: Resumes & Transferable

September 27, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: THE CHEEKY SCIENTIST SERIES: RESUMES AND TRANSFERABLE SKILLS   Dr. Isaiah Hankel (The Cheeky Scientist) This section details 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 jobseekers the right transferrable skills that hiring mangers and recruiters are looking for industry. In addition, the layout of a resume must allow the reader to gather information within 7 seconds. We will show career professionals…

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October 2017

Leadership Workshop Series: Courageous Conversations: Building Agency and Transforming Your Life – One Conversation at a Time

October 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS: BUILDING AGENCY AND TRANSFORMING YOUR LIFE- ONE CONVERSATION AT A TIME   Are you feeling overworked and underappreciated?  Does your faculty (or family) keep asking more of you, somewhat oblivious to your workload?  Are you struggling with your peers and colleagues, wanting to offer feedback but afraid of the delivery?  Challenging conversations call for courage, skill and intentionality.  They ask us to put voice to issues that are heavy, cumbersome and confusing.  They…

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Writing workshop Series: Critical Reading Strategies

October 13, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: WRITING WORKSHOP SERIES: CRITICAL READING STRATEGIES   The Critical Reading Strategies seminar will focus on active reading techniques in order to improve reading comprehension and facilitate practical application of sources into the writing process. This seminar will feature information on annotation strategies, research techniques, and critical thinking exercises. All PDI events will be available to sites other than Pullman through a web link that will be emailed to you before the event. Please make sure…

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Financial Literacy Series: Budgets

October 16, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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Candace Chappelle, Office of the Dean of Student Graduate Intern THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: FINANCIAL LITERACY SERIES: BUDGETS   It’s time to think about the “b” word a bit differently. Ultimately, a budget is a strategy for how to spend your money. This lesson will help you create a spending plan that lets you not only get the things you want and need today, but also plan for the things you’ll want and need in the future. In this…

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Building a Publishing Pipeline

October 27, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE  AND ADVANCE PRESENT: BUILDING A PUBLISHING PIPELINE WITH DR. ERIN FURTAK FROM THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR FACULTY DEVELOPMENT AND DIVERSITY    Erin Furtak, PhD, University of Colorado Boulder As academics, we have been told time and again 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…

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November 2017

The Academic Job Application

November 2, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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Dr. Zach Heiden, Department of Chemistry THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: THE ACADEMIC JOB APPLICATION   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 prepared well enough when they…

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Navigating Health Care for Graduate Students

November 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: NAVIGATING HEALTH CARE FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS Sara Wynne, WSU Health and Wellness Health Educator The workshop will be on how to navigate the American Health Care system, what is covered by the general WSU graduate student insurance, and what health care services are available at WSU. I will also touch on some common questions and concerns we get from graduate students and some tips for staying healthy and keeping track of health expenses. All PDI events…

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Parts of a Paper Series: Academic Abstracts

November 7, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: PARTS OF A PAPER SERIES: ACADEMIC ABSTRACTS Elitza Kotzeva, PhD Candidate, Rhetoric and Composition  An academic abstract communicates complex research ideas in a concise form to help the researcher market her work. Conference organizers in their selection process usually apply their evaluation criteria to the abstract. Publishers and researchers use abstracts to sift through copious amount of scholarship. The abstract that you write represents your research and helps you successfully publish papers, participate in conferences,…

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Financial Literacy Series: Saving and Investing

November 14, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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Candace Chappelle, Office of the Dean of Student Graduate Intern THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: FINANCIAL LITERACY SERIES: SAVING AND INVESTING   Mapping out a savings and investing strategy to reach your goals can be very personal. This lesson will help you relate some key topics and questions to your goals, as well as examine your plans and needs through a savings and investing lens. That way, you’ll organize your financial thoughts into a solid, yet flexible strategy. In this…

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Stress Relief and Mindfulness Workshop

November 16, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: STRESS RELIEF AND MINDFULNESS WORKSHOP   Presentation by: Anne Cox, Associate Professor, Kinesiology Program  Graduate school can be stressful, competitive, and extremely demanding. Graduate students experience high rates of burnout and mental health problems from unrelenting workloads and pressure. It takes time and practice to learn to slow down, do less, and take care of yourself. Learn the basics of mindfulness and meditation training and how to realistically incorporate these practices into your daily life as a…

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Parts of a Paper Series: Introductions

November 28, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: PARTS OF A PAPER SERIES: INTRODUCTIONS   Elitza Kotzeva, PhD Candidate, Rhetoric and Composition  In this workshop, you will learn about the elements of a good introduction to a research paper; you will also have a chance to work on your own writing in small groups and with the help of a GPWC facilitator. This session is designed for graduate students who are working on a research paper — for class, for publication, or as…

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January 2018

Human Subject Research and Institutional Review Board Workshop

January 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: HUMAN SUBJECT RESEARCH AND INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD WORKSHOP   This session will address: ethical principles surrounding human subjects research, history on human subjects protection, federal regulations, consent requirements, subject recruitment, and the review process. All PDI events will be available to sites other than Pullman through a web link that will be emailed to you before the event. Please make sure to register on the link below and indicate at which WSU site you are…

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Financial Literacy Series: Taxes

January 22, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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Case Manager for the Office  of  the Dean of Students, Michell Jaworski THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: FINANCIAL LITERACY SERIES: TAXES   Two things are certain in life: death and taxes. And while tax time arrives every year, it often comes with different laws— as well as different financial situations for you. This lesson will simplify taxes to help you prepare for them (even if you’re not the one prepping them). In this lesson, you’ll learn about:  • Basic tax…

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Parts of a Paper Series: Methods and Results

January 30, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: PARTS OF A PAPER SERIES: METHODS AND RESULTS   Elitza Kotzeva, PhD Candidate, Rhetoric and Composition  In this workshop, you will learn about the general requirements and expectations of the sections on methods and results in a research paper. This session is designed mostly for graduate students in the STEM disciplines who are working on a paper for class, for publication, or as part of their thesis/dissertation. Please bring a draft of your work. You…

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February 2018

Communication and Presence: Finding your Natural Voice in a Professional Environment

February 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: COMMUNICATION AND PRESENCE: FINDING YOUR NATURAL VOICE IN A PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT Mary Trotter, Clinical Assistant Professor, CAS WSU Performing Arts Public speaking, interviews, meetings, presentations...these events can be terrifying and nerve-wracking.  Do you ever find yourself out of breath and unable to speak? In this workshop we will explore strategies to put you at ease and help you find strength in these moments.  By working with voice and breath, you will learn to communicate more effectively…

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The Other 98%: An Entrepreneurial Guide for Students

February 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:45 am
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Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: THE OTHER 98%: AN ENTREPRENEURIAL GUIDE FOR STUDENTS   Presentation by: Krystal Beachum, WSU Alumn and Author Sometimes we get so caught up in ourselves and the perfect time to do things, but I realized there isn’t a perfect time. After many discussions, I decided to make this book more about you. I want to share my story with you, while also giving you the blueprint to create your own story by becoming the student-athlete entrepreneur.…

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Data Literacy: Busting Myths of Big Data

February 6, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: DATA LITERACY: BUSTING MYTHS OF BIG DATA    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 about types…

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Financial Literacy Series: Credit and Debt

February 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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Candace Chappelle, Office of the Dean of Student Graduate Intern THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: FINANCIAL LITERACY SERIES: CREDIT AND DEBT   Credit can be a very useful part of your financial toolkit if you develop good habits. That enticing credit card offer in your mailbox may sound perfect, but it could actually be the opposite. This lesson will help you approach credit decisions in a positive way so your decisions support your personal life choices. In this lesson, you’ll…

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Leadership Workshop Series: Understanding the Tides of Transition

February 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: UNDERSTANDING THE TIDES OF TRANSITION   You’ve undoubtedly heard the catchphrase “the only constant is change.”  You’ve likely paid the price when transitions were poorly managed by you or others.  Whether the change is personal (new apartment or different relationship) or professional (institutional, departmental, global), this workshop offers a simple yet profound way to understand and appreciate transitions such that you can move through the next chapter of uncertainty with understanding, empathy and ease. All…

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Parts of a Paper Series: Discussion and Conclusion

February 27, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: PARTS OF A PAPER SERIES: DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION   Elitza Kotzeva, PhD Candidate, Rhetoric and Composition  In this workshop, you will learn about the general requirements and expectations of the sections on discussion and conclusion in a research paper. This session is designed for graduate students who are working on a paper for class, for publication, or as part of their thesis/dissertation. Please bring a draft of your work. You will have a chance to…

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March 2018

Financial Literacy Series: Loan Repayment

March 29, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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          Case Manager for the Office  of  the Dean of Students, Michell Jaworski THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: FINANCIAL LITERACY SERIES: LOAN REPAYMENT This Event has been cancelled and will be offered as a video presentation at a later date: Details TBA.    You borrowed money to pay for school, and now you’re in debt. Don’t worry— there are plenty of ways to face it head- on. (Debt can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to…

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April 2018

“But I Liked Your Post?!”: Shallow Political Engagement in the Era of Transitory Communication and a Dialogue about Democratic Engagement

April 25, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: "BUT I LIKED YOUR POST?!": SHALLOW POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT IN THE ERA OF TRANSITORY COMMUNICATION AND A DIALOGUE ABOUT DEMOCRATIC ENGAGEMENT   Dr. Richard Pineda With Dr. Richard Pineda (Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Texas at El Paso and the director of the Sam Donaldson Center for Communication Studies)  and  The WSU Center for Civic Engagement's Ben Calabretta, CCE Associate Director and Kassi Rolin, Student Engagement Coordinator  Ben Calabretta (left)…

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September 2018

From Skills to Results: Re-Seeing Your Skills Through Non-Academic Eyes

September 17, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: From Skills to Results: Re-Seeing Your Skills Through Non-Academic Eyes   Dr. Paula Chambers is  Founder of Versatile PhD, a leading web-based career resource that helps graduate students and new PhDs envision, prepare for and excel in nonacademic careers.  After briefly telling her own post-PhD story, Dr. Chambers reveals what the PhD career pipeline really looks like (it is a branchingpipeline) and contrasts academic and non-academic understandings “results.” Then she leads attendees through a well-organized sequence…

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Making the Leap: Key Factors That Get PhDs Hired into Non-Faculty Jobs

September 17, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: Making the Leap: Key Factors That Get PhDs Hired into Non-Faculty Jobs Dr. Paula Chambers is  Founder of Versatile PhD, a leading web-based career resource that helps graduate students and new PhDs envision, prepare for and excel in nonacademic careers.  It’s become commonplace to say that PhDs have many skills that are valued outside the academy. But what gets new PhDs hired into non -academic jobs, really? Drawing from a significant corpus of qualitative data, Dr.…

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Data Literacy: Busting Myths of Big Data Part 1

September 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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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 about…

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October 2018

Resumes and Transferable Skills

October 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: RESUMES AND TRANSFERABLE SKILLS   Dr. Isaiah Hankel (The Cheeky Scientist) This section details 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 the reader to gather information within 7 seconds. We will show career professionals what that layout looks…

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Resources available for International Students at WSU

October 19, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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The Latin American and Iberian Graduate Student Association and the Professional Development Initiative Present:   RESOURCES AVAILABLE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AT WSU   The purpose of this seminar is to inform international students about the resources available for them at WSU. We will make particular emphasis on resources for English as second language (ESL), visa related information, and tax management. This workshop will provide participants key tools for having a successful experience as graduate and professional students. Some of the…

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Submitting Your Thesis and Dissertation

October 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:  SUBMITTING YOUR THESIS AND DISSERTATION   You’ve spent years on your dissertation and it’s time to turn it in to 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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November 2018

Stress Relief and Mindfulness

November 1, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: STRESS RELIEF AND MINDFULNESS WORKSHOP Presentation by: Anne Cox, Associate Professor, Kinesiology Program and Eleanor Dizon, PhD Candidate in Prevention Science Graduate school can be stressful, competitive, and extremely demanding. Graduate students experience high rates of burnout and mental health problems from unrelenting workloads and pressure. It takes time and practice to learn to slow down, do less, and take care of yourself. Learn the basics of mindfulness and meditation training and how to realistically incorporate these…

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January 2019

You’re a Teaching Assistant: Congratulations! Now What?

January 29 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: You're a Teaching Assistant: Congratulations!   Now What?   Dr. Paul Buckley, Professor of Chemistry Teaching and managing a class is always a challenge, even for seasoned veterans of the classroom. This workshop provides strategies to help with the everyday challenges of presenting information to students, classroom management, and fostering student engagement, retention, and success. Discussions and scenarios will focus on common situations teaching assistants experience, modeling active learning, professional preparation, and the “nuts and bolts”…

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February 2019

Interviewing and Negotiating

February 1 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: INTERVIEWING AND NEGOTIATING 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 them to negotiate. We…

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Hacking the Academic Job Market with Dr. Karen Kelsky

February 7 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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The Professional Development Initiative Presents: Hacking the Academic Job Market with Dr. Karen Kelsky   In this three hour talk with Q and A, I walk you through the conditions of the current American job market, the most common mistakes made by job-seekers, and the ways you can prepare your record, applications, and interviews. We’ll cover: The big-picture conditions of the U.S. tenure track job market How to think like a search committee The four core qualities of a successful tenure…

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#MeTooPhd: Sexual Harassment in the Academy

February 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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The Professional Development Initiative Presents: #MeTooPhd: Sexual Harassment in the Academy   In this presentation, I will discuss some things I learned from the experience of creating the Sexual Harassment Crowdsource Survey, including the range and scope of sexual harassment in academic settings (including departments, labs, research centers, campuses, academic conferences, etc.), patterns of predation, options for victims, and recommendations to institutions wishing to combat this scourge in the #MeTooPhD moment. I will discuss the profiles of predators that emerged…

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Writing Lock In

February 15 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: WRITING LOCK IN   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 you 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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Data Literacy: Busting Myths of Big Data Part 2

February 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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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 about…

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March 2019

Human Subject Research and Institutional Review Board Workshop

March 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: HUMAN SUBJECT RESEARCH AND INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD WORKSHOP   This session will address: ethical principles surrounding human subjects research, history on human subjects protection, federal regulations, consent requirements, subject recruitment, and the review process. All PDI events will be available to sites other than Pullman through a web link that will be emailed to you before the event. Please make sure to register on the link below and indicate at which WSU site you are…

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Stress Relief and Mindfulness

March 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: STRESS RELIEF AND MINDFULNESS WORKSHOP   Presentation by: Dr. Cecilia Richards, Professor School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering Graduate school can be stressful, competitive, and extremely demanding. Graduate students experience high rates of burnout and mental health problems from unrelenting workloads and pressure. It takes time and practice to learn to slow down, do less, and take care of yourself. Learn the basics of mindfulness and meditation training and how to realistically incorporate these practices into your…

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April 2019

Writing Lock In

April 1 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: WRITING LOCK IN   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 you 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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Panel Discussion: Balance of Work, Life, and Family

April 5 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States
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The Professional Development Initiative Presents: Panel Discussion: Balance of Work, Life, and Family   With Dr. Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo and Dr. Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo, Dr. Joanna Kelley and Dr. Omar Cornejo Moderator: Dr. Lisa Gloss, Dean of the Graduate School The panelists will share their life lessons and advice learned as they worked to integrate family and their careers as well as having fun. This session will discuss their best tips for maintaining work-life balance and setting boundaries between professional demands and…

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August 2019

Graduate Student Prestigious Fellowship Workshop

August 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:   GRADUATE STUDENT PRESTIGIOUS FELLOWSHIP WORKSHOP    Dr. Michael Kahn, Institute of Biological Chemistry, CAHNRS   This event is free for graduate and undergraduate students, as well as for faculty You are invited to attend the free Graduate Student Prestigious Fellowship Workshop! This workshop will walk you through the process of applying to the major prestigious fellowships. In addition to improving success in applying for these fellowships, the workshop provides students with valuable proposal writing…

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September 2019

You’re a Teaching Assistant: Congratulations! Now What?

September 5 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:   You're a Teaching Assistant: Congratulations!   Now What?   Dr. Paul Buckley, Professor of Chemistry Teaching and managing a class is always a challenge, even for seasoned veterans of the classroom. This workshop provides strategies to help with the everyday challenges of presenting information to students, classroom management, and fostering student engagement, retention, and success. Discussions and scenarios will focus on common situations teaching assistants experience, modeling active learning, professional preparation, and the “nuts and…

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Conversing with a Crowd

September 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:   Conversing with a Crowd Kitti Lile, Executive Speaking Coach, LinkedIn Kitti is an executive coach who has spent 30 years talking with professionals about talking!   Confident that you are already quite skilled at making presentations and presenting data, Kitti’s conversation with you will focus on building the skills to confidently converse with a crowd. She believes in our time of digital communications people are eager for connection and are motivated, influenced and moved…

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Learning to thrive, not just survive: Developing resiliency in grad school

September 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den), Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163 United States

THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:   LEARNING TO THRIVE, NOT JUST SURVIVE: DEVELOPING RESILIENCY IN GRAD SCHOOL   Mary Kay Patton, Clinical Assistant Professor With the many demands and challenges of graduate school, most students find themselves trying to survive.  What if this chapter could be more than just surviving?  In this workshop, we offer you valuable tools and skills that acknowledge the demands and challenges of graduate school and help you to shift your perspective to address them in a…

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