The Fall 2017 Graduate Student Professional & Personal Development Events Line-up is here!

The Fall 2017 Graduate Student Professional & Personal Development Events Line-up is here!

By Laura Elena Lopez Ramos

The Fall 2017 Graduate Student Professional & Personal Development Events Line-up is here!

By Laura Elena Lopez Ramos
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The Graduate School is excited to release the Fall semester’s calendar of Professional and Personal Development Events for UM graduate students.

“The programming for this semester’s calendar was guided in large part by student surveys and requests, in collaboration with the Graduate Student Association (GSA), to ensure it covered the most relevant topics for students. It was a priority to be responsive to what graduate students felt they needed in terms of professional and personal development”, explained Tatiana Perrino, Associate Dean of the Graduate School.  

Topics for this semester focus on mentorship, scholarly communication, teaching, research, career preparation (for both academia and non-academia), as well as personal development (e.g., wellness and work-life integration).

The calendar includes sessions led by UM partners, such as the Toppel Career Center, the Counseling Center, GSA, the Writing Center, Center for the Humanities, Richter Library, among others, as students also requested to have a central place for all graduate student relevant events. “We are extremely grateful to our UM partners who have contributed to the events listed in the calendar”, added Perrino.

The intent of this calendar is to complement the programming already provided by the different Schools and Colleges this semester, while encouraging interdisciplinary connections and promoting the development of cross-cutting professional skills. Event content was planned to be as relevant to a broad audience of graduate students as possible. An example of this is the seminar “Learning the Science of Teaching: Evidence-based Strategies across Disciplines,” led by teacher educator and educational researcher, Dr. Adrian Reynolds from UM’s Miller School of Medicine, next Thursday, September 6, 2017.

“We hope this calendar enriches the graduate school experience of our students and furthers their professional growth, interdisciplinary connections, and postgraduate success”, said Perrino. “Students should be sure to monitor our online calendar, for updates to these events and to find out about additional events which have yet to be announced. We also encourage students to send us their recommendations on useful and relevant topics for the spring semester programming via email to graduateschool@miami.edu.”   

Have you checked out the Professional and Personal Development Events Calendar yet? CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD IT!