Carnegie Mellon University

Professional Development Series 2018-2019

This series provides seminars and workshops in skills development including, but not limited to, professionalization, communication, business, and management of resources geared to better prepare our graduate students for successful academic endeavors and careers in academic, corporate, public and research sectors. Most of the programs require advanced registration which can be found with the descriptions below and will be provided with announcements on the Graduate Education Calendar and weekly email of events. 
These programs are co-sponsored by the Graduate Education Office, the Graduate Student Assembly (GSA), and the offices that are listed in each announcement.  

EVENTS (ALL REQUIRE REGISTRATION)

Extend Your Research Output With Metadata
Tuesday, January 29, 2019             12:00–1:30pm
Gabrielle Michalek, Program Director, University Libraries
This workshop will provide you with resources and tools to help you to create, store, and use metadata to help extend the use of your research outputs.
*REGISTRATION REQUIRED*

 

Time Management Workshop
Tuesday, February 12, 2019          12:00-1:30pm
Mike Poljak, Academic Development
Collaborative activities will aid students in uncovering their internal sources of distraction, in order to understand their causes and combat their impact. Students will develop strategies to aid in their ability to focus and hands-on activities will provide students with tools to overcome periods of low motivation. 
Partnered with: The Academic Coaching Program within the Office of Academic Development
*REGISTRATION REQUIRED*
Storing Research: Understand Your Options
Tuesday, February 19, 2019         12:00–1:30pm
Gabrielle Michalek, Program Director, University Libraries
The workshop will help students mindfully plan, choose, and document where they store their digital materials, so that they can make sure that they and others will have access to them in the future.
*REGISTRATION REQUIRED*
Time Management Consultations
Wednesday, February 27, 2019           12:00-1:30pm
Students are able to sign up for a 30 minute, one-on-one session with an Academic Coach focused on understanding applicable productivity techniques and implementing concrete strategies into their lives.
Partnered with: The Academic Coaching Program within the Office of Academic Development
*REGISTRATION REQUIRED*
Introduction to Version Control
Wednesday, March 20, 2019        12:00–1:30pm
Gabrielle Michalek, Program Director, University Libraries
This workshop will expose students to version control processes to help them manage changes to their files over time. Version control can help track your revision history, including when, why, and by whom changes are made.
*REGISTRATION REQUIRED*