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Opportunities to Explore - August 13-17, 2018

Vol 4, Issue 33 | Trainee News

A newsletter for graduate students and postdoctoral trainees |@UR_SMD_CPD|@TraceyBaas

| CPD & GEPA Events Calendar | URBEST Program Calendar

(*) Designates Onsite Events at URMC or River Campus

OTE Online

Opportunities to Explore is also available online. To view the web version, please visit goo.gl/bxuggB. The web version is optimized for viewing on tablets and smart phones.

This Week

(*) Sponsored by CETL, CPD, and URBEST: Page-Turners for Teaching

  • (Every 1st Tuesday) | 12:00 pm-1:00 pm | Dewey 1-160B
  • Wednesday, August 15th (Every 3rd Wednesday) | 4:00 pm-5:00 pm | 2-7520, URMC

Curious about how best to teach and train others? Considering an academic career? Lacking opportunities or time to teach as a busy researcher? Looking for ways to keep your CV up-to-date on teaching even if you are not currently doing it? Join “Page Turners For Teaching,” a new bi-weekly (1st Tuesday at noon in Dewey 1-160B and 3rd Wednesday at 4:00 pm in the Medical Center) discussion group offered through a collaboration between the CIRTL Program, Center for Professional Development (CPD) and URBEST for grad students, medical students, postdocs, and residents interested in exploring their teaching practice with like-minded colleagues! Get a FREE copy of Whistling Vivaldi to discuss this summer! Register to reserve your free book. For questions about this event, please contact Kyle Trenshaw at Kyle.Trenshaw@Rochester.edu .

Upcoming Events

(*) UR Postdoctoral Association Presentation Workshop

Wednesday, August 22 | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm | Goergen Hall, Sloan Auditorium (Room 101), River Campus

Need strategies on how to effectively present your research for a conference? Need to share your research with non-scientifically trained audiences? Want to compete in the fall, 2018 speaking competitions such as the Steadman Interdisciplinary Award and Falling Walls Lab? 

Please join our expert Office of University Communications instructing team as they show you how to make award winning presentations!

  • Peter Iglinski, Communications Officer, Social Sciences
  • Lindsey Valich, Communications Officer, Science and Engineering

Sponsored by the UR Postdoctoral Association (PDA). Refreshments will be served! Please register at: https://goo.gl/forms/OVPzuBQZczkMSK3B2. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Janice Van Opdorp at janice.vanopdorp@rochester.edu.

(*) Incoming Graduate Student Orientation

Thursday, August 23 | 8:30 am-4:00 pm | Class of ’62 Auditorium (G-9425)

See the orientation schedule for more information.

 

(*) Graduate Student Society (GSS)/Graduate Student Association (GSA) Ice Cream Social

Tuesday, August 28 | LeChase Assembly Hall (G-9576), URMC

Need to cool off? We've got just what you need!  Bring a friend and enjoy conversation, cool treats, and casual games with fellow students.

(*) URBEST Career Story Q&A: Katrina Korfmacher, PhD

Wednesday, August 29 | 12:00 pm-1:00 pm | Louise Slaughter Conference Room (1-9555), URMC

Katrina Korfmacher, URBEST Policy Leader, will share her Career Story and enlist your help to evaluate interest and topics for creating a student-led Science Policy Course for 2019. Pizza will be provided. For more information, please email Tracey Baas

(*) CPD Sponsored Webinar: What Industry Can Offer: Tips for Putting Your Foot Inside the Door

Wednesday, August 29 | 1:00 pm-2:00 pm | 2-7520, URMC

In this webinar, Dr. Sen will highlight why he pursued the Industrial career path; how is the market out there now, what to expect in a career in industry and what could be some of the critical steps that one can follow in order to land up with a successful job in the industrial sector. Audience can feel free to ask any questions which they think might aid them in finding the next job in industry. For more information, please email Eric Vaughn

(*) Save the Date: URBEST Retreat and Career Workshop

Thursday, September 13 | 9:00 am-4:00 pm | Adolph Auditorium (1-7619) & CEL 2-7536/2-7544)

Presenters include: Randy Ribaudo, Co-founder SciPhD; Jon Baker, J. Craig Venter Institute Fellow; Claire McCarthy, Science Writing Fellow at National Cancer Institute; Katie Smolnycki, Program Manager of Business Development at Fred Hutch; Virginia Glazer, Assistant Professor of Biology at Niagara University; Corey Hoffman, ORISE Fellow at US Department of Health & Human Services; Steve Dewhurst, Vice Dean of Research; Derek Crowe, Instructor for Scientific Communication and Visual Design; Derek Crowe, Instructor for Scientific Communication and Visual Design. Registration link made available mid-August. “Need accommodations?  Contact GradRegistrar@urmc.rochester.edu at least three business days prior to the event.” For more information about this event, please contact Tracey Baas at Tracey_Baas@urmc.rochester.edu

Cookout, Celebrating a Community of Diverse Students and Trainees at URMC!

Saturday, September 15 | 1:00 pm-4:00 pm | Canalside Shelter, Genesee Valley Park

Come and join us for a Cookout, Celebrating a Community of Diverse Students and Trainees at URMC! RSVP by September 7th at this Cookout Form. Sponsored by URMC: Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Executive Committee for Diversity and Inclusion, Office for Inclusion and Culture Development School of Medicine and Dentistry, School of Nursing.

(*) Graduate Women In Science (GWIS) Seminar- Getting by with a Little Help from My Friends: The Value of Community in Science and Life

Thursday, September 20 | 3:00 pm | Ryan Case Method Room (1-9576), URMC

Kristen W. Lynch, Ph.D. - Chair and Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA. For more information, contact Stephanie Scoville

(*) Battle of the Bands (Hosted by Humans for Education)

Friday, September 21 | Douglas Ballroom, River Campus

Featuring Bands like: Hey Mabel and Mojo Chunk. The audience decides the winner. To register your band, please contact Ninoshka Fernandes at ninoshka@humansforeducation.org.

Suit-Up Event

Sunday, September 23 | 6:00 pm-9:00 pm | JCPenney’s @ Eastview Mall (600 Eastview Mall Drive, Victor, NY 14564)

Need professional wear for an upcoming interview? Join us at the 1stAnnual JCPenney College Suit-Up Event in collaboration with the Gwen M. Greene Center. This one-time only shopping experience for career wear at discounts that are not accessible to the general public. Bring your UR-ID and receive an extra 40% off. Register in Handshake to win a $100 gift card! You must be pre-registered in Handshake to win a $100 gift card! Register at https://rochester.joinhandshake.com/login. Register today to reserve your spot! Please contact Eric Vaughn at eric_vaughn@urmc.rochester.edu or Christina Pero at christina.pero@rochester.edu with any questions.

(*) Save the Date- Grantsmanship: The Art of Writing Winning Grants

Wednesday, September 26 | 2:00 pm-4:00 pm | Class of ’62 Auditorium

Jerry Heindel, PhD; Grantsman Strategies, Raleigh, NC. Hosted by the University of Rochester NIEHS Center and the Department of Environment Medicine. Students, postdocs, and faculty are all encouraged to attend! For additional information about this event, please contact Rebecca (Trautman) Ruston.

(*) Future Faculty Workshops: Understanding the Faculty Role

Wednesday, October 10 | 11:30 am-4:30 pm | Gamble Room (2nd Floor), Rush Rhees Library, River Campus

Gain a clear understanding of the roles and responsibilities of academic careers, hear alumni perspectives on transitioning from graduate student to faculty member, and learn of discipline-specific expectations and challenges in the job search, including building a CV and preparing to interview. Complimentary lunch will be provided. Please contact Adele Coelho, Faculty Outreach Coordinator, at (585) 273-2571 or adele.coelho@rochester.edu with any questions or to RSVP.

See more upcoming events here.

Happening Now (Grant, Travel Award, and Conference Information)

Registration Opens for Falling Walls Competition

Would you like to take the stage in Berlin, Germany, this fall to tell the world about your research?  If so, register by September 17 for the Falling Walls Lab, a preliminary contest on October 2 at 3:30 p.m. in Feldman Ballroom, Douglass Commons. Each presenter will have three minutes and three slides to summarize their groundbreaking idea. The winner receives $500 and a trip to the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin, November 7 to 9. Cash prizes will also be awarded to the top two finalists. Contact Adele Coelho for additional information.

The Steadman Family Postdoctoral Associate Prize in Interdisciplinary Research

The Steadman Family Postdoctoral Associate Prize in Interdisciplinary Research provides a monetary award towards recognizing outstanding Postdoctoral Associates or Postdoctoral Fellows at the University of Rochester whose research exemplifies the importance of cross- discipline approaches toward examining high impact questions of science. The competition is open to all UR SMD and ASE Postdoctoral Associates and Fellows. For a complete review of the application including eligibility and submission requirements, please visit the Steadman Prize Document.

Relevant Reads

How Economics Shape Science

At a time when science is seen as an engine of economic growth, Paula Stephan brings a keen understanding of the cost-benefit calculations made by individuals and institutions as they compete for resources and reputation in scientific fields. She highlights especially the growing gap between the biomedical sciences and physics/engineering. Visit the CPD’s Lending Library catalog to see this and other titles of interest. To borrow a book, stop by our office in G-9627 or email us with your request.

Standing Out After the Interview

Sometimes, not communicating effectively post-interview could even cost you a job, warns Natalie Lundsteen. Read Standing Out After the Interview

Preparing for a Nonfaculty Job

Jennifer Polk and L.Maren Wood give advice for how to use your time in grad school to explore career options and gain experience. Read Preparing for a Nonfaculty Job

11 Fall Resume Tips for Job Seekers

From Vault.com by LiveCareer. There is no one-size-fits-all way to write a resume that will get you a job this fall. However, these resume tips can help you get your document into tip-top shape so you can hit the ground running post-Labor Day. Read 11 Fall Resume Tips for Job Seekers

Visit http://www.gepa-calendar.urmc.edu/ for a calendar of all our events.  Review the Opportunities to Explore archive.

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