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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.

January 2015

Jan 19, 2015

McGinnis Venture Competition Application Deadline (Extended)

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Jan 20, 2015

Internships: Workshop

4:30pm

The key to a productive internship search is to begin early. Many internship opportunities exist, but you have to know where to find them. This program will offer a timeline to follow your internship search, highlight resources available, and give you methods to help land a great summer opportunity.

The Career & Professional Development Center

Jan 21, 2015

The Art of Pitching Your Invention or New Business Venture

12:00-1:30 pm

Newell Simon Hall 3305

Learn the elements needed to create a successful elevator pitch and  effective Pitch Deck that will entice your audience to learn more about your venture at this informative workshop presented by Andy Hannah, Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship and Analytics and Entrepreneur-In-Residence at the University of Pittsburgh Business School. Lunch will be provided.

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Finance Committee

5pm

Graduate Student Assembly

Jan 22, 2015

Connecting Lunch

Noon-1pm

Graduate Women's Gatherings

On-Site Visits and Interviewing: Workshop

1pm-4pm

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.

The Career & Professional Development Center

Microteaching Workshop

4:30–7:00pm

A-70 Cyert Hall

In this interactive workshop, participants teach a 5-minute lesson and receive feedback on their teaching from the other participants and the workshop leaders. These lessons are videotaped. (Note: This workshop can count toward the Future Faculty Program's teaching feedback consultation requirement, but not the seminar requirement. Attending the workshop and following up to watch and discuss the video of your lesson with an Eberly colleague can substitute for one of the two teaching feedback consultations required for the Future Faculty Program.)

Eberly Center


Blogging Club

6pm
Public Communication for Researchers

Jan 23, 2015

Benefits and Perils of Using Open Source Code for your Startup

3:00-4:30 pm

Newell Simon Hall 3305

A number of recent CMU startups have figured out ways to commercialize research using an open-source model, despite misconceptions that it is hard to make money using the software. Because it is free, there are no restrictions to use the software for commercial purposes. Elijah Mayfield, a former PhD student from CMU's Language Technologies Institute and CEO of LightSide Labs, led his company to acquisition by Turnitin this year. The LightSide Labs venture was also a former Project Olympus PROBE. Elijah will share his experience with commercializing research software in educational technology, discuss LightSide's founding, growth, scale, and the role that open source software and intellectual property played in the startup's success. He will also talk about best practices for building software that operates between open-source and proprietary code, focusing on viral open source licenses like the GPL. CMU's Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation (CTTEC) will also be available to answer questions.

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Jan 26, 2015

Negotiating a Job Offer:Workshop

4:30pm

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.

The Career & Professional Development Center

Jan 27, 2015

Conducting Productive and Engaging Discussions

1:00–3:00pm

Peter/Wright Room, CUC

How can you facilitate students' participation and learning in discussions? In this seminar, you will learn about the factors that influence student learning during discussions as well as strategies for both facilitating effective discussions and addressing common challenges associated with student participation.
Eberly Center

The Art of the Pitch: An Interactive Job Fair Workshop

4:30pm

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.

The Career & Professional Development Center

Jan 28, 2015

Job Search for International Students

9:30am-12:30pm

The Career & Professional Development Center

Jan 29, 2015

Network Lunch

Noon-1pm

Students of Color Ph.D. Network

Blogging Club

6pm

Public Communication for Researchers

Internship Showcase

TBD

Connect with other students to learn what a great internship experience can do for your job search.  30 CMU students will be on hand to discuss their personal internship experiences with top companies as well as many startups and smaller organizations. Open to students from all majors.

The Career & Professional Development Center

Jan 30, 2015

Boost - Online Networking and Career Event

11am-12:30pm

An online networking event featuring CMU Alumni currently working in a variet of industries and top companies and organizations.  Check back soon for more information.

The Career & Professional Development Center


February 2015

Feb 2, 2015

Copyright and Academic Integrity

5:30-8pm

Students of Color Inter-University Dinner Series

Feb 2-6, 2015

Resume Blitz and Mock Job Fair

1-4pm

Resume Blitz is your chance to get prepared for the Spring EOC, CAOC, 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.

The Career & Professional Development Center

Feb 4, 2015

Reps Meeting

5pm

Graduate Student Assembly

Feb 5, 2015

Book Club Meeting

5pm

Public Communication for Researchers

Feb 9, 2015

Resume Blitz and Mock Job Fair

1-4pm

Resume Blitz is your chance to get prepared for the Spring EOC, CAOC, 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.

The Career & Professional Development Center
Feb 10, 2015

Connecting Lunch

Noon-1pm

Graduate Women's Gatherings
Feb 12, 2015

Blogging Club

6pm

Public Communication for Researchers

Feb 17, 2015

Microteaching Workshop

4:30–7:00pm

A-70 Cyert Hall

In this interactive workshop, participants teach a 5-minute lesson and receive feedback on their teaching from the other participants and the workshop leaders. These lessons are videotaped. (Note: This workshop can count toward the Future Faculty Program's teaching feedback consultation requirement, but not the seminar requirement. Attending the workshop and following up to watch and discuss the video of your lesson with an Eberly colleague can substitute for one of the two teaching feedback consultations required for the Future Faculty Program.)
Eberly Center

Feb 18, 2015

Networking

4:30pm

The Career & Professional Development Center

Feb 19, 2015

Blogging Club

6pm

Public Communication for Researchers

Feb 20, 2015

Network Lunch

Noon-1pm

Student of Color Ph.D. Network

External Affairs Committee

1pm

Graduate Student Assembly

Feb 23, 2015

Connecting Lunch

Noon-1pm

Graduate Women's Gatherings
Feb 24, 2015

Using the IRB and Ethical Issues with Research Involving Human Subjects

12pm

CUC Rangos 3

Presented by John Zimmerman, IRB Chair and Associate Professor, HCII and Design

Office of Research Integrity and Compliance

Feb 25, 2015

Engaging Students in Active Learning

5:00–7:00pm

Peter/Wright Room, CUC

Did you learn to ride a bike, multiply, or read simply by listening to someone explain how to do those things? Probably not. Active (rather than passive) learning helps students better understand and retain knowledge. Participants will discuss research findings regarding the benefits of active learning in different disciplines and teaching contexts. You will experience and learn about a variety of active learning strategies and begin developing your own active learning activity to use in your classroom.
Eberly Center

Feb 26, 2015

Blogging Club

6pm

Public Communication for Researchers


March 2015

Mar 3, 2015

Writing for Funding

5:30-8pm

Students of Color Inter-University Dinner Series

Mar 4, 2015

Overview of Research Compliance

12pm

CUC Connan

Presented by Ann Mathias, Assistant Vice President of Research, Brad Krugel, Export Compliance Manager, and Stacey Becker, Research Compliance Coordinator, Office of Research Integrity and Compliance

Office of Research Integrity and Compliance

Reps Meeting

5pm

Graduate Student Assembly
Mar 5, 2015

Blogging Club

6pm

Public Communication for Researchers

Mar 12, 2015

Blogging Club

6pm

Public Communication for Researchers

Mar 18, 2015

Data Management

12pm

CUC Connan

Presented by Matt Marsteller, Head Librarian, Engineering & Science, and Lisa Zilinski, Data Services Librarian, University Libraries

Office of Research Integrity and Compliance

Microteaching Workshop

4:30–7:00pm

A-70 Cyert Hall

In this interactive workshop, participants teach a 5-minute lesson and receive feedback on their teaching from the other participants and the workshop leaders. These lessons are videotaped. (Note: This workshop can count toward the Future Faculty Program's teaching feedback consultation requirement, but not the seminar requirement. Attending the workshop and following up to watch and discuss the video of your lesson with an Eberly colleague can substitute for one of the two teaching feedback consultations required for the Future Faculty Program.)
Eberly Center

Finance Committee

5pm

Graduate Student Assembly
Mar 19, 2015

Connecting Lunch

Noon-1pm

Graduate Women's Gatherings

Blogging Club

6pm

Public Communication for Researchers

Mar 20, 2015

External Affairs Committee

1pm

Graduate Student Assembly
Mar 23, 2015

Network Lunch

Noon-1pm

Student of Color Ph.D. Network
Mar 25, 2015

Supporting Student Learning Through Good Assessment Practices

Noon–2:00pm

Peter/Wright Room, CUC

Assessment is not just for measuring student performance. Educational research suggests a number of assessment strategies that simultaneously provide opportunities to support student learning. How can you efficiently and effectively assess student learning? Come learn about strategies you can use to create effective assignments and exams and how to leverage assessment practices to best support your students’ learning.
Eberly Center

Data Security

12pm

CUC Rangos 3

Presented by Allison MacFarlan, Senior Information Security Risk Analyst, Information Security Office

Office of Research Integrity and Compliance

Mar 26, 2015

Blogging Club

6pm

Public Communication for Researchers



April 2015

Apr 1, 2015

Safeguarding Your Writing: Fair Use and Proper Attribution

12pm

CUC Rangos 3

Presented by Ethan Pullman, Humanities Librarian, University Libraries

Office of Research Integrity and Compliance

Reps Meeting

5pm

Graduate Student Assembly
Apr 2, 2015

Motivating & Engaging Students

5:00–7:00pm

Peter/McKenna Room, CUC

What factors influence student motivation? Is motivation malleable? To what extent do instructional practices impact student motivation? As we explore theories and empirical research on motivation, we’ll discuss these questions, implications for both instructors and students, and some strategies you can use to engage students more fully.
Eberly Center

Blogging Club

6pm

Public Communication for Researchers

Apr 6, 2015

Celebration of Graduates

5:30-8pm

Students of Color Inter-University Dinner Series

Apr 7, 2015

Connecting Lunch

Noon-1pm

Graduate Women's Gatherings
Apr 8, 2015

Intellectual Property at CMU

1-3pm

CUC Connan

Presented by Lynn Young, Manager, Office of Sponsored Programs

Office of Research Integrity and Compliance

Apr 9, 2015

Blogging Club

6pm

Public Communication for Researchers
Apr 16, 2015

Blogging Club

6pm

Public Communication for Researchers
Apr 20, 2015

Connecting Lunch

Noon-1pm

Graduate Women's Gatherings
Apr 22, 2015

Human Subject Research Best Practices

12pm

CUC Rangos 2

Presented by Vanessa Veltre, Program Manager, Mandy Holbrook, Research Associate, SDS, and Erin Donahoe, Research Requirement Administrator/Graduate Program Coordinator, Psychology

Office of Research Integrity and Compliance

Network Lunch

Noon-1pm

Student of Color Ph.D. Network

Finance Committee

5pm

Graduate Student Assembly
Apr 23, 2015

Blogging Club

6pm

Public Communication for Researchers
Apr 30, 2015

Blogging Club

6pm

Public Communication for Researchers


May 2015

May 6, 2015

Reps Meeting

5pm

Graduate Student Assembly
May 7, 2015

End-of-Semester Celebration

3-4:30pm

Graduate Women's Gatherings

Blogging Club

6pm

Public Communication for Researchers


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.