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Graduate College Events and Workshops

Check this page for information on upcoming events. 
Announcements, including registration information, are usually sent via email.

The following events are sponsored, or co-sponsored, by the Graduate College.

UPCOMING EVENTS - Academic Year 2017-2018

East Side Grad Student Bagel Bonanza

Date:  Monday, March 19, 2018

Time:  10:30-11:30 AM

Location:  650 University Hall

Come to our Kick-off Event for Graduate Student Appreciation Week.  Free Bagels, Coffee and treats for all graduate students. Come hang out with your colleagues for a fun breakfast networking hour.

Registration:  https://gradbagelbonanza.eventbrite.com

 

Winning the MONEY!  How to submit a successful fellowship application. Presentation and Panel

Date:  Monday, March 19, 2018

Time: 3:00-4:30 PM

Location:  SSB 2790

Are you looking for mechanisms to fund your graduate education outside of assistantships? Come and get practical advice about the fellowship application and award process, from the Graduate College and your peers on campus who have secured support. 

Registration: https://winningthemoney2018.eventbrite.com

 

Graduate Student Wellness:  5 Love Languages Communication Workshop *

Date: Monday, March 19, 2018

Time: 4:45-6:15 PM

Location: SSB 2790

This fun and interactive workshop, based off of Gary Chapman’s best-selling book, The Five Love Languages, explores “love languages” which help you learn how to communicate with your partner, family, friends and colleagues.  Love languages are unique to everyone and they are helpful when trying to understand the way people communicate!  You will leave this session with great information and an assessment that allows you to find your own personal love language.  Registration: https://lovelanguages2018.eventbrite.com

 

Westside Pastry Party

Date: Tuesday March 20, 2018

Time:  10:00-11:00 AM

Location:  GEMS Library Room 317, College of Medicine, 1853 W. Polk St.

Come enjoy free pastries and coffee and mingle with fellow Graduate Students. Free for Graduate Students. 

Registration: https://westsidepastryparty.eventbrite.com

 

Interview and Negotiation Workshop

Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Time: 3:30-5:00 PM

Location:  SSB 2790

The Graduate College and Career Services invite you to join us for a workshop that will help you refresh your interview skills and negotiate an employment offer with confidence.  Since most graduate students have been on interviews, a brief review of interview tips will be introduced with a transition to strategies for responding to and negotiating an offer received from a successful interview.  This session is interactive and you are encouraged to share any of your own interview or job offer negotiation experiences that may be helpful to other attendees.  

Registration: https://interviewnegotiation2018.eventbrite.com

 

Email Etiquette 101

Date:  Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Time:  3:00-4:00 PM

Location: SSB 2790

This workshop is designed to help students new to U.S. universities improve their email writing. We will discuss the basic formatting of an email, email etiquette, and tips for best practices.

Registration:  https://emailetiquette2018.eventbrite.com

 

Manage The Stress In Your Life

Date:  Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Time: 4:00-5:15 PM

Location: SSB 2790

We all deal with stress every day.  In this unique workshop you get to use relaxation techniques such as: acupressure, deep breathing, stretching, and meditation.  “Relaxed” and “calm” are the words used by students to describe how they feel after this workshop.  Take an hour out of your week to help find a way to manage the stress in your life. 

Registration:  https://managestress2018.eventbrite.com

 

Dinner Dialogue with the Gender and Sexuality Center (Free Dinner)

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Time: 5:30-7:30 PM

Location:  SSB 2790

Join the Gender and Sexuality Center staff for an engaging dinner dialogue. We will explore gender and sexuality broadly with a particular focus on the context of higher education. Graduate and professional students will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations and reflect on LGBTQIA+ identities and issues to increase their understanding and awareness. Students will also connect the knowledge to their roles as graduate and professional students in their respective fields. Through this free dinner dialogue, graduate and professional students will learn about themselves and different identities and experiences, while at the same time learning about UIC resources.

Registration: https://dinnerdialoguegsc2018.eventbrite.com

 

Free Chair Massage and Stress Relief Activities

Date: Thursday March 22, 2018

Time:  12:30-3:30 PM

Location: SSB 2790

Come get a free chair massage compliments of the Graduate College.  Also participate in other stress relief activities. Students who register for this event will have priority and massages will be given on a first come first served basis. 

Registration:  https://chairmassage2018.eventbrite.com

 

Developing and Using Your Individual Development Plan *

Date:  Thursday March 22, 2018

Time:  12:30-3:30 PM

Location:  SSB 2790

In this workshop, you will begin to develop an IDP and an action plan to facilitate conversations with your advisor about career goals, current and desired skills, and development opportunities. We will discuss how to define achievable goals, identify resources, and develop strategies for implementing and sustaining your plans. This is a fun and interactive workshop. 

Registration: https://marchidp2018.eventbrite.com

 

Pitching Your Skills

Date:  Thursday March 22, 2018

Time: 12:30-3:30 PM

Location: SSB 2790

You're in an elevator, at a conference, or at a party, meeting someone very important. You only have 2 minutes to describe your experience, research, or groundbreaking proposal. What can you say? Join the workshop, "Pitching Your Skills," where we will focus on crafting clear and concise self-introductions that carry maximum impact.

Registration: https://pitchingyourskills2018.eventbrite.com

 

Free Professional Head Shots for Graduate Students

Date:  Friday, March 23, 2018

Time:  11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: University Hall 650

It is important to have a quality professional photograph for your LinkedIn or other social media profiles.  Come and get a free professional head shot compliments of the Graduate College.  This will be in high demand only students who RSVP will receive a photo. RSVP confirmation will be required, pictures will be taken on a first come first served basis.

Registration:  https://professionalheadshot2018.eventbrite.com

 

Treat Yourself Friyay #

Date:  Friday, March 23, 2018

Time:  3:00-4:00 PM

Location:  University Hall 650

End your week on a sweet note.  Come to the Graduate College for a yummy cupcake or dessert.  University Hall 650 3:00-4:00 PM

Registration:  https://treatyourself2018.eventbrite.com

Fall 2017 Meeting of the Director of Graduate Studies
Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Location: Student Services Building (SSB), Meeting Room C
Intended Audience: Directors and Alternate Directors of Graduate Studies; graduate support staff
Registration Required: No

COMPLETED EVENTS - Academic Year 2017-2018

Graduate College New-Student Orientation 2017
   Description: General orientation for new Graduate College students
   Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
   Time:  Check-in 8:30 AM, Event: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM,
               followed by Resource Fair and barbeque lunch/social
   Location: Thompson Rooms, Student Center West
   Intended Audience: Newly admitted Summer 2017 and Fall 2017 graduate students
   Registration Required: Yes, through UIC Connect on my.UIC.edu
                (Access to register available only after official admission is processed by the Admissions Office)

Campus-Wide Teaching Assistant Orientation 2017
   Description: Mandatory orientation for all new teaching assistants (including international)
   Date: Monday, August 21, 2017
   Time:  Check-in 12:30 PM, Event: 1:45 PM - 5:00 PM
              Solar eclipse viewing event: 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
   Location: Science & Engineering South, Room 250
   Intended Audience: Mandatory for all new TAs
   Registration Required: Yes, [TBA]

International Teaching Assistant Orientation 2017
   Description: Mandatory orientation for newly appointed international teaching assistants
   Date: Monday, August 21, 2017   Time: Check-in: 8:30 AM; Event:  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (lunch provided at 12 PM)
   Location: Student Services Building, Conference Rooms A, B, and C
   Intended Audience: All international students who are new TAs
   Registration Required: Yes, [TBA]

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