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Pittsburgh Campus - Graduate Student Community Calendar

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Department specific events and opportunities can be found through your program.

September 2014

Sept 1, 2014 Book Club Meeting
5pm
Public Communication for Researchers
Sept 2, 2014 Resume Writing
4:30pm
The Career & Professional Development Center
Whether you have a resume together or aren't sure where to begin, this program is for you. You will be given ideas on how you can better market your education, experience, leadership and other skills to employers. Now is the time to perfect your resume and cover letter for the upcoming job fairs and recruiting season!
Sept 4, 2014

Interviewing - Making It Real
4:30pm
The Career & Professional Development Center
Concerned about what you are going to be asked during an interview? This program will address commonly asked interview questions and response strategies. Tips in preparing for interviews will be offered.

Graduate Women's Gathering: Welcome Tea

5-6:30pm

Office of the Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate Education

Please RSVP by September 1, 2014

Blogging Club
6pm
Public Communication for Researchers

Sept 8-12, 2014 Resume Blitz
1pm-4pm
The Career & Professional Development Center
Resume Blitz is your chance to get prepared for the BOC, TOC, Fall EOC, and all the networking events of the upcoming recuiting season. A 15-minute review of your resume with a CPDC staff member is a great way to improve your resume and make a stronger impression on employers.
Sept 9, 2014

Job Searching for International Students
4:30pm
The Career & Professional Development Center
This program is designed for international students seeking internship or full-time employment in the USA. Please come and learn visa requirements for employment and develop strategies for a successful job search American style.

Inter-University Graduate Students of Color Dinner Series: Fall 2014 Welcome Reception

4:30-6pm

Office of the Assistant Vice Provost for Graduate Education

Please Register by September 7, 2014

Sept 10, 2014
Export Control Basics
12pm
Office of Research Integrity and Compliance
Presented by Brad Krugel, Export Compliance Manager, Office of Research Integrity and Compliance
Sept 11, 2014 Practicing Your Elevator Pitch: A Mock Job Fair Workshop
4:30pm
The Career & Professional Development Center
Not sure what to expect at a job fair? Searching for ways to stand out from the crowd? The first 30 seconds speaking with a recruiter is the most vital part of networking at a job fair and landing the job or internship you seek . Get tips on how to navigate a job fair--learn how to introduce yourself to employers, what to say, how to dress, and much more. Walk away from the next job fair with confidence!  Bring your 30-second commercial/elevator pitch to deliver in this interactive workshop and we’ll help you make an impactful first impression.
Sept 12, 2014 Business Opportunities Conference (BOC): A Business Networking and Recruiting Event
1-4pm
The Career & Professional Development Center
The BOC is ideal for students seeking business opportunities in banking, consulting, finance, marketing, operations, and related areas.   It will include a networking luncheon with talented Tepper seniors, as well as alumni panels and morning workshops to provide ample networking opportunities.
Sept 13, 2014 Mock Job Fair/Resume Review
9:30am-12:30pm
The Career & Professional Development Center
Stop by and try out your 30-second commercial with members of the CPDC staff!  We’ll provide feedback as well as tips for successfully navigating a job fair.  We will also be conducting resume reviews (please bring a hard-copy of your resume).  No appointment necessary.
NOTE: This event is open only to those students whose academic programs use the Career and Professional Development Center for career consulting appointments.  The career offices for the e-Business, INI, MISM, and Tepper MBA programs are conducting their own workshops and programs to prepare students for the upcoming job fairs.   Please check with your program’s career office for more information.
Sept 14, 2014 Career Express
11:30am-5pm
The Career & Professional Development Center
Career Express is a series of workshops designed to quickly and efficiently prepare students for the upcoming career fairs and recruiting season. Sessions will be presented by representatives from a variety of top organizations.
Sept 15-17, 2014 Technical Opportunities Conference
10am-5pm
The Career & Professional Development Center
For more than 40 years, the Technical Opportunities Conference (TOC) has been the largest job fair on Carnegie Mellon's campus. It is specifically focused on technical employment. This conference attracts Carnegie Mellon's engineering, computer science and science students and allows recruiters from more than 200 companies to personally meet talented students interested in full-time work or summer internship positions.
The conference is sponsored by the College of Engineering and is organized every year by the student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers. This year's TOC will be held in Wiegand Gymnasium on September 15-17, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
Sept 23, 2014 Negotiating a Job Offer
4:30pm
The Career & Professional Development Center
Learn what you can and can't negotiate when evaluating a job offer. Discuss how to approach salary negotiation and what strategies to use when approaching your potential employer for other amenities.
Sept 24, 2014 Conflict of Interest
12pm
Office of Research Integrity and Compliance
Presented by Stacey Becker, Research Compliance Coordinator, Office of Research Integrity and Compliance


October 2014

Oct 1, 2014 Social Networking and Creating and Online Brand
4:30pm
The Career & Professional Development Center
Learn how anyone can begin building a network of professional contacts. Understand why everyone should network …and what it means when people say, “It is WHO you know, not WHAT you know that gets you a job/internship.”
Oct 7, 2014 Fall Employment Opportunities Conference (EOC)
The Career & Professional Development Center
A Career Fair for Students from All Majors
Oct 15, 2014 Western PA Collegiate Job and Internship Fair (WestPACS)
10am-3pm
The Career & Professional Development Center
CMU students and alumni are eligable and encouraged to attend the largest job fair in the Pittsburgh region at the Monroeville Convention Center
Oct 16, 2014

Handling Stress During the Job / Internship Search
4:30pm
The Career & Professional Development Center
Interviewing can be a very stressful experience for many students. During this workshop, participants will learn techniques and strategies to help them prepare for interviews, manage stress, and increase confidence.
Co-presented by the Counseling and Psychological Services and the Career and Professional Development Center

Beer Tasting
8pm
Graduate Student Assembly

Oct 21, 2014 On-Site Visit / Interviews
4:30pm
The Career & Professional Development Center
You worked hard to create your resume and to get that first interview. Now you have a site visit (interviews at the employer’s location)! Join us to learn how to make that site visit a success. Learn what the day will be like: what kind of interview questions to prepare for, what to wear, what to order for meals and how to pace yourself for those all-day interviews at a company.
Oct 22, 2014 Research Misconduct Lessons
12pm
Office of Research Integrity and Compliance
Presented by Ann Mathias, Assistant Vice President of Research, Office of Research Integrity and Compliance
Oct 23, 2014 Spark: Startups and Emerging Companies
The Career & Professional Development Center
An Innovative Recruiting and Networking event featuring Small Businesses and Early Stage Start-Up Companies
Oct 29, 2014 Using the IRB and Ethical Issues with Research Involving Human Subjects
12pm
Office of Research Integrity and Compliance
Presented by John Zimmerman, IRB Chair and Associate Professor, HCII and Design


November 2014

Nov 4, 2014 International Research Considerations: Foreign Travel and Foreign Collaborators
12pm
Office of Research Integrity and Compliance
Presented by Shoba Subramanian, Assistant Teaching Professor, Biological Sciences
Nov 12, 2014 Data Security
12pm
Office of Research Integrity and Compliance
Presented by Allison MacFarlan, Senior Information Security Risk Analyst, Information Security Office
Nov 19, 2014 Lab Safety
12pm
Office of Research Integrity and Compliance
Presented by EH&S

More events and opportunities for Fall 2014 will be forthcoming.

If your CMU office or organization would like to add an opportunity, please contact grad-ed@cmu.edu.