Carnegie Mellon University

Professional Development Series 2018-2019

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:

EVENTS (ALL REQUIRE REGISTRATION)

Managing Copyright for Your Graduate Research & Beyond
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
12:00 – 1:30pm
Presented by: Gabrielle Michalek, University Libraries
This workshop provides an overview of the challenges and opportunities copyright poses and provides for you as a researcher, particularly regarding your research outputs.
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Time Management, Motivation & Productivity for Ph.D. Students
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
4:30 - 6:00pm
Presented by: 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
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Data Organization: Ensuring Your Data will be Findable and Usable in the Future
Thursday, October 11, 2018
12:00 – 1:30pm
Presented by: Gabrielle Michalek, University Libraries
This workshop provides an overview of practices used for data organization and analysis that help ensure the data will be accessible and useable by you and others in the future.
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Time Management, Motivation & Productivity for All Students
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
12:00 - 1:00pm
Presented by: 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
Check back soon for registration!
Time Management Consultations
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
5:00 - 7:00pm
Presented by: Mike Poljak, Academic Development
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
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How to Handle File Format Decisions as a Researcher
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
12:00 – 1:30pm
Presented by: Gabrielle Michalek, University Libraries
This workshop provides an overview of the challenges and opportunities file format selection poses and provides for you as a researcher, particularly regarding your research outputs.
Check back soon for registration!

Inside-Out Commercialization Workshops (Swartz Center)

What You Need to Know About Intellectual Property
Monday, October 1, 2018
Gates Hillman Center 6501      12:00 - 1:30pm
Presenter: Reed McManigle, CTTEC
RSVPReed McManigle will cover a wide range of topics in this session including IP, inventorship, the patenting process, the university’s IP policy, licensing IP from the university and patent searching. Lunch will be provided, space limited to first 20 registrants. Inside/Out Commercialization Workshops are tailored for faculty, postdocs and senior graduate students to help take their ideas from conception to commercialization.
SBIR 101
Monday, October 15, 2018
Newell Simon Hall 3305        12:00 - 1:30pm
Presenter: Paul Petrovich, University of Pittsburgh and Panel of SBIR award recipients (TBD)
RSVPLearn about Small Business Innovation Research grants (SBIRs) and hear from successful SBIR grantees first hand about their experiences. Inside/Out Commercialization Workshops are tailored for faculty, postdocs and senior graduate students to help take their ideas from conception to commercialization.
Legal Roundtable
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Gates Hillman Center 6501       12:00 - 1:30pm
Presenter: David Lehman & Oded Green, K&L Gates
RSVPDavid and Oded will answer your questions related to entity formation, founders arrangements (including equity allocation and vesting of stock), employees and consultants, intellectual property strategy, finance and raising capital, commercial contracts and other related matters. Lunch will be provided, space limited to first 20 registrants. Inside/Out Commercialization Workshops are tailored for faculty, postdocs and senior graduate students to help take their ideas from conception to commercialization.

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Past Professional Development Events