Professional Development Seminar Series-Graduate Education - Carnegie Mellon University

Professional Development Seminar Series

This series provides seminars in business, management and communications skills geared to better prepare our graduate students for successful careers in academic, corporate, public and research sectors. The seminars provide graduate students with a practical knowledge of the basic professional skillsets including:

  • Leadership
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching
  • Financial and management roles

Seminars also provide information relevant to developing multiple employment options, adaptable skills, and focused, holistic self-knowledge. Students will be sent a registration link by email.

2016

ALL SEMINARS WILL REQUIRE REGISTRATION

                                
Communicating in a Global Context
Thursday, September 29, 2016
**Registration is Required**  Location to be confirmed to attendees
4:30 - 6:00pm
Rebecca Oreto, Associate Director, Intercultural Communication Center
The key to effective intercultural communication is knowledge.  While one session will never prepare anyone to effectively communicate across all cultures, we can learn how to better prepare ourselves for the dynamics of interacting in a global academic, work and living environment.  Join us as we discuss strategies to overcome potential problems and misunderstandings, and enhance our success in a global environment.

Facilitating Your Research Process: Tools of the Trade
Thursday, October 6, 2016
**Registration is Required** Location to be confirmed to attendees
Ethan Pullman, Senior Librarian & Library Intruction Coordinator
Ole Villadsen, Librarian, Research & Academic Service
Today’s academic researcher utilizes digital resources to explore universes of knowledge, identify key sources, and locate full-text copies; and utilizes digital management tools to organize work, be productive, and maximize impact.  Attendees will be introduced to a broad spectrum of research resources and management tools for use at various stages of research and writing projects.

Tenant's Rights
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
**Registration is Required**  Location to be confirmed to attendees                                       
12:00 – 1:30pm 
Jeffrey Braun, Neighborhood Legal Services Association
Entering into a lease as a renter is a very common part of the graduate student experience, but knowing and understanding your rights as a tenant and your landlord’s obligations and understanding the legal agreement you have entered can be difficult and time consuming.  Information will be provided about your legal obligations as a renter, your landlord's legal obligations, what to do and expect when repairs need to be made or one party is not abiding by the lease, and what to do for help with housing issues.  Please register so we can plan accordingly.  Partners and families are welcome to attend session.  Please share the registration link with any guests you wish to invite.  You are welcome to bring your lunch.


Student Health Insurance Info Session
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
**Registration is Required**  Location to be confirmed to attendees                                  
4:00 - 5:00pm
Health insurance usage and terminology may be new to you or you may have used your health insurance and want to understand your coverage better.  Join us as Phyllis Lombardi from University Health Services provides a primer specifically for our graduate students on our student health insurance.  This session is intended to introduce you to the basics of the student health insurance coverage, how to use the student health insurance, where it is accepted, and provide an opportunity for Q&A.   Please register so we can plan accordingly.  Partners and families are welcome to attend session.  Please share the registration link with any guests you wish to invite.  You are welcome to bring your dinner.


Tenant's Rights
Monday, November 21, 2016
**Registration is Required**  Location to be confirmed to attendees                                     
10:30am  -12:00pm
Amy Carpenter, Neighborhood Legal Services Association
Entering into a lease as a renter is a very common part of the graduate student experience, but knowing and understanding your rights as a tenant and your landlord’s obligations and understanding the legal agreement you have entered can be difficult and time consuming.  Information will be provided about your legal obligations as a renter, your landlord's legal obligations, what to do and expect when repairs need to be made or one party is not abiding by the lease, and what to do for help with housing issues.  
Please register so we can plan accordingly.  Partners and families are welcome to attend session.  Please share the registration link with any guests you wish to invite.  

        



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