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Faculty News

I Got the Summary of Accommodations Memorandum: Now What?

Thursday, Feb. 3, 4 to 5 p.m.

The Office of Disability Resources provides responsive and reasonable accommodations to students who self-identify as having a disability, including physical, sensory, cognitive and emotional disabilities. As faculty, you may have a lot of questions about accommodations for students with disabilities. In this session, Catherine Getchell, the Director Office of Disability Resources, will provide an overview on the basics of Disability Resources and faculty’s role. She will also describe the accommodation process and how their office can collaborate with Dietrich College faculty. Featuring Catherine Getchell, director, Office of Disability Resources.

Join the conversation via Zoom

Graduate Student News

Save the Dates: Dietrich Graduate Student Professional Development Series Spring 2022 Workshops

Though most graduate student life in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences is centered in the academic departments, the graduate program coordinators collaborate to enrich the graduate student experience across the whole college.

The graduate coordinators from across Dietrich have planned a series of 9 professional development workshops for the 2021-2022 year, with 6 in the fall and three in the first half of the spring.  All workshop are from 4:45 to 6 p.m. EST via Zoom. 

Stress & Coping - Viviana Ferrer-Medina (Counseling and Psychological Services)
Thursday, Jan. 27

We all experience stress at times, but what happens when it becomes overwhelming or distressing? The focus of this seminar is to increase your understanding of how stress and anxiety is present in your life and how to think of ways to manage and cope with it.

Four Steps to Evidence-Based Interview Preparation - (Career and Professional Development Center)
Thursday, Feb. 10

Translating your skills through effective storytelling is key to showcasing your ability to perform a given job. Within this session, we will highlight best practices in preparing for industry interviews through job description analysis, example preparation, and storytelling strategies. Tips for navigating industry interview tools, such as HireVue and Big Interview, will also be addressed. 

 Job Offer Negotiation: Tips for Measuring and Communicating Your Market Value - (Career and Professional Development Center)
Thursday, March 3

What is your market value for a given position at a mid-sized consulting firm in Chicago? Further, how do you know if you are receiving a fair and competitive job offer? These are certainly difficult questions to answer, so this session will focus on strategies for researching your market value using company data, online salary tools, and CMU outcomes data. Once this baseline is achieved, we will discuss how you can professionally communicate salary expectations and counter job offers in order to secure an opportunity that aligns with your personal and professional needs.

Bridges and Borders: Crossings in Language and Culture

A Graduate Student Virtual Conference presented by the Department of English Colloquia 

We are delighted to invite you to Carnegie Mellon University’s English Colloquia’s second graduate conference. We encourage any graduate student in the humanities to propose a paper, poster presentation or roundtable. Please see attached poster and visit our website for the full call for papers and submission details.

If you have any questions, please contact our conference organizer, Benjamin Williams, at

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