Carnegie Mellon University

Spring 2018

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. Seminars provide information relevant to developing multiple employment options, adaptable skills, and focused, holistic self-knowledge. Students will be sent a registration link by email.  The seminars provide graduate students with a practical knowledge of the basic professional skillsets including:     

LEADERSHIP
MENTORING
TEACHING
FINANCIAL & MANAGEMENT ROLES

EVENTS (ALL REQUIRE REGISTRATION)

Time Management & Productivity Consultations
February 20, 2018
5:00-8:00 p.m.
*REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED* (time & location will be confirmed by Coaches)
Academic Development Coaches will be on hand to provide 30 minute one-on-one Time Management and Productivity assessment focused on understanding productivity techniques and implementing concrete strategies.
Managing Group Conflict
February 27, 2018
Please register here to attend
Danforth Conference Room, CUC 2nd floor         Noon-1:30 p.m.
Lenny Chan, Associate Director of Residential Education
Have you been in a group situation where someone dominates the conversation or group work to an isolating degree? Or someone is not keeping their commitments to the group or team? Or there is a unaddressed disagreement between group members disrupting the productivity of the group?  Conflict resolution is simply a way for two or more people to address and find a peaceful solution to a disruption to the group meeting its goals…so why does it cause so much anxiety and avoidance?  This workshop will help you understand more about your conflict management style and, more importantly, how to handle group members’ style to respond in healthy, productive ways to resolve conflict.
Tenant's Rights
February 28, 2018
Please register here to attend
Peter Room, CUC 2nd floor            4:30-6:00 p.m.
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. 
Storing Research: Understanding Your Options
March 29, 2018
Please register here to attend
Danforth Conference Room, CUC 2nd floor        Noon-1:30 p.m.
Gabrielle Michalek, Program Director, Connected Scholarship, University Libraries
If you only begin to think about and manage the electronic assets of your thesis or dissertation research when you are nearing the completion, it may be too late.  This workshop will help you mindfully plan, choose, and document where you store your digital materials to ensure your (and others) access to the materials in the future.
Gender Stereotypes in the Workplace
April 9, 2018
Please register here to attend
Danforth Conference Room, CUC 2nd floor          4:00-5:30 p.m.
Jess Klein, Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion
Does gender stereotyping still happen? Sadly, it does still exist in the workplace and there is a significant cost to everyone involved.  This discussion will help participants identify common gender stereotypes, provide an opportunity to examine our own thoughts and stereotypes, and offer tips and tools for managing gender stereotypes in your work environment.

Introduction to Version Control
April 17, 2018
Please register here to attend
Danforth Conference Room, CUC 2nd floor       Noon-1:30 p.m.
Gabrielle Michalek, Program Director, Connected Scholarship, University Libraries
If you only begin to think about and manage the electronic assets of your thesis or dissertation research when you are nearing the completion, it may be too late.  This workshop will expose you to version control processes to help manage changes to your files over time.  Version control can help track your revision history, including when, why, and by whom changes are made.

Jamie Rossi
Assistant Director of Graduate Student Initiatives
jrossi@andrew.cmu.edu
(412)268-7970

Past Professional Development Seminars