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January 2021

LinkedIn for Beginners: Create an Employer Ready Profile

January 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We will start with a short overview presentation with tips on how to use LinkedIn, exercises to identify a good tagline, and an interactive session to work on profiles and receive feedback. We will email a worksheet and the zoom link the day prior to the event. To Register. Accessibility Requests We strive to make our events accessible to all community members. Individuals who would like to request accessibility accommodations should contact gradcareers@cornell.edu. We ask that requests be made at…

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Flagship Fellowship Information Session

January 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Flagship is a venture capital firm dedicated to life science innovation. We perform our own R&D in the Flagship Labs, and we created over 100 companies (including Moderna) in the past 18 years. The 2021 Fellows Program is a 12-week paid fellowship sponsored over the summer at Flagship’s offices in Cambridge, MA. The fellowship is designed to be a unique opportunity to experience our approach to basic science, innovation, and venture creation and to learn from our talented team to…

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Understanding and Overcoming the Imposter Experience (aka- You Belong in Grad School)

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Did you know that imposter feelings are normal and that most high-achieving graduate students experience these feelings at some point? Join us to better understand the Imposter Syndrome; learn where it comes from and how it can manifest. More importantly, understand how it can be a barrier to graduate student success and what you can do to overcome this. Dr. Wong will use theory, data, clinical practice, and his own experiences as a graduate student to paint a picture of…

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Get the Mentoring You Need and Want

January 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Mentoring is the most critical relationship for a graduate student. Mentoring begins with understanding what mentoring is and what you hope to get out of the relationship. Through interactive discussion and case studies, we will discuss how to establish a positive relationship and communicate effectively with your mentors. Presenters: Colleen McLinn, Director, Future Faculty & Academic Careers and Sara Xayarath Hernández, Associate Dean for Inclusion & Student Engagement, Graduate School

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Maximizing Your Every Minute

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

While there is not a one-size-fits-all approach to best manage your most precious resource, time management is a skill that can be learned! Given the many demands for your time and attention to support your many identities, roles, and relationships techniques can be learned to help you be able to consciously decide what you should do when. Join us for an interactive discussion that reviews commonly used techniques, how to make strategic decisions that support the whole you, and how…

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2021 Winter Pathways to Success Symposium

January 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until January 28, 2021

Pathways to Success logo and text reading Navigate academia, Build your skills, Create your plan, Prepare for your career

Dates: January 27 - 28, 2021 Registration: https://www.bit.ly/2021WinterP2S Zoom: Complete registration to receive session Zoom links Pathways to Success is the Graduate School's framework for helping graduate and professional students and postdoctoral scholars be successful in their research and scholarship, and establish necessary skills for their future careers. The Winter P2S Series is a professional development opportunity for doctoral, professional degree, and research master's students and postdoctoral scholars that will provide participants with information and tools useful for their time at…

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2021 Winter Pathways to Success Symposium

January 27 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:30 pm, repeating until January 28, 2021

2021 Winter Pathways to Success (P2S) Symposium Dates: January 27 - 28, 2021 Registration: https://www.bit.ly/2021WinterP2S Zoom: Complete registration to receive session Zoom links Pathways to Success is the Graduate School's framework for helping graduate and professional students and postdoctoral scholars be successful in their research and scholarship, and establish necessary skills for their future careers. The Winter P2S Series is a professional development opportunity for doctoral, professional degree, and research master's students and postdoctoral scholars that will provide participants with information…

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2021 Winter Pathways to Success Symposium

January 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until January 28, 2021

Pathways to Success logo and text reading Navigate academia, Build your skills, Create your plan, Prepare for your career

Dates: January 27 - 28, 2021 Registration: https://www.bit.ly/2021WinterP2S Zoom: Complete registration to receive session Zoom links Pathways to Success is the Graduate School's framework for helping graduate and professional students and postdoctoral scholars be successful in their research and scholarship, and establish necessary skills for their future careers. The Winter P2S Series is a professional development opportunity for doctoral, professional degree, and research master's students and postdoctoral scholars that will provide participants with information and tools useful for their time at…

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2021 Winter Pathways to Success Symposium

January 28 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:30 pm, repeating until January 28, 2021

2021 Winter Pathways to Success (P2S) Symposium Dates: January 27 - 28, 2021 Registration: https://www.bit.ly/2021WinterP2S Zoom: Complete registration to receive session Zoom links Pathways to Success is the Graduate School's framework for helping graduate and professional students and postdoctoral scholars be successful in their research and scholarship, and establish necessary skills for their future careers. The Winter P2S Series is a professional development opportunity for doctoral, professional degree, and research master's students and postdoctoral scholars that will provide participants with information…

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Understanding Doctoral Funding at Cornell: An Introduction to Fellowships and Assistantships

January 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

At Cornell, almost all Ph.D. students receive funding that pays tuition and provides a living stipend through a combination of fellowships, assistantships, and external scholarships. This presentation will explain how stipends are paid, what your responsibilities are, and provides insight on how to be an active participant in your own funding plan. Presenter:  Jason Kahabka, Associate Dean for Administration, Graduate School

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Winter 2021 Book Club: Option B

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Option B is a book about facing adversity, building resilience, and finding joy.  Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant combine stories, research, and practical advice to help you build strength for life’s challenges—and help your family and community do the same.  “The COVID-19 pandemic has changed life as we know it—right now, we’re all living some form of Option B. Many of us are experiencing anxiety and loneliness. For those dealing with hardships like abuse, loss of a loved one, and financial…

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February 2021

Winter 2021 Book Club: The Resilience Factor

February 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Resilience is a crucial ingredient–perhaps the crucial ingredient–to a happy, healthy life. More than anything else, it's what determines how high we rise above what threatens to wear us down, from battling an illness, to bolstering a marriage, to carrying on after a national crisis. Everyone needs resilience, and now two expert psychologists share seven proven techniques for enhancing our capacity to weather even the cruelest setbacks. Karen Reivich and Andrew Shatté are seasoned resilience coaches and, through practical methods and vivid…

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Develop Your Strategic Plan for Graduate School Success

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Graduate school may not be exactly what you expected…so what is a first-year to do? Make a strategic plan! Spend time with our Associate Dean discussing the value of strategic planning and how to take control of your academic future from the first day. This session includes practical strategies, illustrative stories, and cautionary advice on avoiding and overcoming obstacles. Presenter: Jan Allen, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, Graduate School 

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Frame Yourself as a Top Job Candidate

February 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This workshop is structured for PhD students and Postdocs entering the Industry market. We will focus on career options, strategies and techniques to explore career options in industry, non-profit and government. Ever wonder what skills transfer? Or if you could be a consultant? Bring a job advertisement for your Dream Job, computer and spirit of adventure! Accessibility Requests We strive to make our events accessible to all community members. Individuals who would like to request accessibility accommodations should contact gradcareers@cornell.edu.…

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Serious Scholarship and Responsible Conduct of Research

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Navigating responsibilities for conducting research as a graduate student can be challenging. It is essential that graduate students understand Cornell’s regulations and expectations for science and scholarship. Discuss with our Associate Dean important issues related to ethics and integrity, obstacles and situations to avoid, what to do when faced with a challenging situation, and campus resources available to graduate students about research, collaborations, co-authorship, publishing, and mentoring. Presenter: Jan Allen, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, Graduate School 

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Interviewing and Negotiation for Academic Positions

February 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Yael Levitte presents on Interviewing and Negotiation

An important part of the academic job search is interviewing and then negotiating the offer. Come learn about the art of interviewing for faculty positions from your own laptop or mobile device. During and after the presentation, you will be able to ask questions via audio/video or chat. Presenters: Yael Levitte, Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity, and Christine Holmes, Director of Postdoctoral Studies RSVPs requested to receive the link to participate by Zoom. Register for February 3…

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Winter 2021: Stopping the Noise in Your Head

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

We may have experienced how crippling excessive worrying can be, especially at a moment when there are constant thoughts that are distressful.  Stopping the Noise is Your Head by Dr. Reis Wilson provides tools and strategies for how to overcome anxiety and worry by moving away from comfort and security to willingly moving towards uncertainty, distress and discomfort.  The goal of this is for readers to learn how to confront anxiety head-on and step into the face of threat.  Understanding…

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Winter 2021 Book Club: The Writing Workshop

February 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us to read and discuss The Writing Workshop: Write More, Write Better, Be Happier in Academia by Barbara Sarnecka.  Research is all about writing, but most PhD programs don’t teach students how to produce the writing needed to get a PhD, publish research, or win fellowships and grants. The Writing Workshop tells you everything you need to know about forming and running a successful writing group, and provides invaluable tips on how to become better at and more comfortable with…

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Navigating Relationships and the Environment as a Graduate/Professional Student

February 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn about Cornell's response to the national conversation regarding sexual assault, sexual harassment, and gender-based harassment. Join us in this conversation as we paint a picture of what the environment is like for graduate and professional students at Cornell. Finally, learn about Title IX and Cornell's commitment to address these matters in our community, and discover resources that are available to help individual students navigate relationships while at Cornell.   Presenters: Nasser Saidat, Investigator, Institutional Equity & Title IX

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Information Session on the Three Minute Thesis (3MT)

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Jason Guss presenting his three-minute thesis

Learn about the Three-Minute Thesis competition: history, format, judging, prizes, and how Cornell offers the chance to participate. Organizers will field your questions about competing in an all-virtual competition in Spring 2021.

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Careers in… Librarianship

February 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn about different types of industry careers in Libraries. Come join this panel discussion and interactive networking session with professionals. The speakers will share their advice, pros and cons of working in this environment, educational/experience requirements and how they transitioned into this field. Come armed with your own questions which will be discussed throughout the session. To Register We strive to make our events accessible to all community members. Individuals who would like to request accessibility accommodations should contact gradcareers@cornell.edu. We…

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Sculpting Your Career

February 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Careers Beyond Academia for an interactive workshop to identify opportunities and activities to expand your resume, gain experience and grow your network. Discussion about how to potentially create activities, expand writing and explore experiences.  To Register Accessibility Requests We strive to make our events accessible to all community members. Individuals who would like to request accessibility accommodations should contact gradcareers@cornell.edu. We ask that requests be made at least one week in advance to help ensure they can be met.

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“Equity in Science” Book Talk with Author & Prof. Julie Posselt

February 17 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Book Cover of Equity in Science: Representation, Culture and the Dynamics of Change in Graduate Education.

The Graduate School Offices of Inclusion & Student Engagement and Future Faculty and Academic Careers invite you to join us on Wednesday, February 17 for a discussion with Julie R. Posselt, Associate Professor of Higher Education at the University of Southern California, on her recent book, Equity in Science: Representation, Culture and the Dynamics of Change in Graduate Education. About “Equity in Science: Representation, Culture, and the Dynamics of Change in Graduate Education” “STEM disciplines are believed to be founded on the idea of meritocracy;…

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Building Allyship: Coming Out for Allyship with the LGBTQ+ Community

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This session will provide us with an opportunity to understand the experiences of LGBTQ+ community members as they navigate academic spaces that often do not validate their identities and what they bring to the table. We will discuss what it means to be an ally to members of this community and how to build more inclusive cultures in our labs, classrooms, departments, and more.

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March 2021

Building Allyship: Existing and Acting at the Crossroads: Understanding Intersectionality to be Better Allies

March 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This session will focus on developing an understanding of intersectionality and how an intersectional lens can be used as a tool for advancing social justice.

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