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Office of
Women in Science & Engineering

COES Graduate Seminars

Are you a graduate student in engineering or science? Join us twice a month for meetings that provide professional development training on topics such as leadership, communication, networking and more!

All meetings will be from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the Biomedical Engineering Building, Room 157.

Schedule for the Spring Quarter 2013

Thursday, March 7, 2013- Advice from the Experts: Leadership and Success
Thursday, March 21, 2013- Using Social Media to Promote Your Career
Thursday, April 4, 2013- Speaking with Confidence: How to Speak so that Others Will Really Listen
Thursday, April 18, 2013- Teaching Experience: Why All Graduate Students Need It and Innovative Ways to Get It
Thursday, May 2, 2013- Using A Three-Point Communication Strategy to Think on Your Feet

Schedule for the Winter Quarter 2012-13

Tuesday, December 18, 2012- Literature Review and Handout
Tuesday, January 15, 2013- Non-Verbal Communication
Tuesday, January 29, 2013- How to Give an Effective Presentation
Tuesday, February 5, 2013- Tips on Effective Time Management
Tuesday, February 19, 2013- Crash Course on Networking

Schedule for the Fall Quarter 2012-13

Thursday, September 27, 2012- What They Don't Tell You in Graduate School
Friday, September 28, 2012- How to Write-Submit a Conference Paper
Thursday, October 11, 2012- Tips for Success in Grad School-Faculty Panel
Thursday, October 25, 2012- Grad School Survival Guide
Thursday, November 1, 2012- Everything You Wanted to Know about Citing References
Thursday, November 15, 2012- What Do You Want to Do When You Grow Up

Schedule for the Spring Quarter 2011-12

Friday, March 9, 2012- Tips for Successfully Navigating The Job Hunt
Friday, March 23, 2012- Hands-On Job Application Workshop
Friday, April 13, 2012- What Makes a Great Employee
Friday, April 27, 2012- Lessons I Learned in Graduate School
Friday, May 11, 2012- Looking Back At What I Have Learned

Schedule for the Winter Quarter 2011-12

Friday, December 2, 2011- Getting It All Done- How to Increase Your Productivity
Friday, December 16, 2011- Lower Your Stress and Improve Your Outlook
Friday, January 13, 2012- How to be Effective and Successful in Research
Friday, January 27, 2012- How to Apply for an Academic or Corporate Job
Friday, February 10, 2012- The Job Application Package
Friday, February 24, 2012- I need a Job

Schedule for the Fall Quarter 2011-12

Friday, September 9, 2011- What They Don't Tell You in Graduate School
Friday, September 23, 2011-Teaching Experience
Friday, October 7, 2011- Keys to Delivering an Effective Talk
Friday, October 21, 2011- How to Get the Most Out of a Conference
Friday, November 11, 2011- Effective Communication: Motivation, Impact and Being Heard


“How to Write a Statement of Teaching Philosophy,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 27, 2003 (accessed February 2010) (http://chronicle.com/article/How-to-Write-a-Statement-of/45133)

“Writing a Philosophy of Teaching Statement,” University Center for Advancement of Teaching, The Ohio State University (accessed February 2010)