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First Tuesday of Each Month: URBEST Mentoring Up Case Studies.

These half-hour sessions will provide a forum to discuss some type of conflict that is relevant to graduate education research, in essence a case study. The session will be led by one faculty guide and one co-facilitator. Trainees that complete the Workshop (next one May 7) and at least six of the ten Case  Studies (at your own pace) will earn a Mentoring Up electronic badge. Trainees that earn electronic badges will have the option of becoming co-guides with the faculty guides for the monthly Mentoring Up Case Studies. To join the Mentoring Up Program, Fill out the registration form. 

Each Friday April 5 – May 10: URBEST Manuscript Writing Bootcamp

This URBEST Manuscript Writing Bootcamp is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral associates, as well as any researcher, who wants to hone their manuscript writing skills, improve their figure design, understand the publishing landscape, and be inspired to write effectively and efficiently.  Register for the series

  • April 5 with Dr. Alayna Loiselle’s Publish or Perish
  • April 12 with Dr. Martin Zand’s How To Thrive In An Era of Digital Publishing
  • April 19 with Derek Crowe’s Designing Publication Quality Figures
  • April 26 with Dr. Juilee Thakar’s High Dimensional Data Visualization and User-Friendly Tools
  • May 3 with Dr. Tracey Baas’ Writing Tune Up For Scientists
  • May 10 with Alina Denham, Dr. Rachel Lee, and Janelle Veazey and Group Writing Get Together and Mini Celebration

Why Choose Us

  • You can join a program that identifies and supports bold, innovative approaches to broaden graduate and postdoctoral training, including internship possibilities.
  • You need a team of mentors to be successful at the University of Rochester and beyond. No one person can offer you everything.
  • You will find out you are “not the only one.” Discover peers across a variety of departments that can support you by sharing their experiences.
  • You can expand your network by participating in face - to - face activities and discover opportunities through the URBEST LinkedIn Group.
  • URBEST leaders (and contacts) can discuss next steps for your professional development, no matter what career appeals to you


Comments from current and former URBEST Trainees

Jimmy ZhangI enjoy the professional and career development aspects - learning accountability, project management, team management. It's largely taking ideas that I already practice and linking them together with formal terminology.—Jimmy Zhang

The program has opened my eyes to the fact that there are other job opportunities out there for PhDs who don't feel like academia is a good fit for them. The URBEST program has helped me see gaps in my training and helped to fill them with important soft skills or experiences I may not have had otherwise. – Lauren (Rice) Walling

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