Upcoming Announcements and Events: Current Graduate Students and Postdocs

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February 8, 2023

Sleeping for Success

Not getting a good night’s rest? Built to help participants better understand the role of sleep, this presentation equips listeners with powerful sleep tips and knowledge to help them make the most of a good night’s sleep.
February 8, 2023

Building a Winning Resume

Learn how to develop a winning resume from the experts at Purdue University – office of the Centre for Career Opportunities (CCO). Useful resources for job/internship search will be shared by CCO.
February 10, 2023

Celebrating Our Associate Professors: Lunch Session #2

Leaving no good deed unknown, the College of Engineering is pleased to present its Spring 2023 Celebrating Our Associate Professors lunch sessions. This session will honor Brandon Boor (CE), Meng Cui (ECE), Shweta Singh (ABE/EEE), and Joaquin Goni Cortes (IE).
February 13, 2023

Time Management

Intended to teach participants how they can make the most of their time, this presentation touches on ways our brains work against us when completing tasks. Listeners will learn ways to reduce ineffective time management and will participate in activities to identify areas in their lives that need improvement when it comes to spending time wisely.
February 13, 2023

Comparing Job Offers

Received two job offers? Congratulations! Which is the better deal? Learn key things of what to look for before saying "yes."
February 14, 2023

Protecting Your Mental Health During Graduate School

Everyone knows that grad school is academically rigorous, but we sometimes don't realize that there are several foreseeable pitfalls related to grad school. This workshop will help you to recognize those pitfalls before they arrive, and identify steps you can take to protect your mental health.
February 15, 2023

SURF 2023 Project Proposals

Engineering Undergraduate Research Office (EURO) is accepting SURF 2023 project proposals through the EURO web portal. Purdue faculty initiates the project wherein they can approve graduate students and post-doctoral researchers as project managers. Being a research mentor for a SURF student provides an unparalleled mentorship experience. Last year multiple labs at Purdue hosted close to 200 students from Purdue and outside Purdue. If your lab has hosted a SURF student in the past or is willing to host a student this year, kindly initiate a discussion with your professor. The student application portal opens on January 9, 2023; getting the project in sooner is better. Project posting is relatively easy and takes 10-12 minutes to create one.
February 15, 2023

Mentoring Graduate Writers

A good deal of research indicates that mentoring graduate students on their writing is fraught with problems. This initial workshop will share a range of best practices around mentoring and writing in the disciplines, with the hope of making mentoring graduate writers more empowered, effective and sustainable. Participants will learn strategies for sound response and receive materials to take away and study. Depending on faculty interest, additional workshops will be scheduled to address needs that arise during the conversation.
February 16, 2023

Budgeting and Saving Money

Do you know how to budget? Do you know how to save? Learn better ways of budgeting and saving to build a strong financial foundation.
February 16, 2023

Mentorship Training for Postdocs: Communication between mentors and mentees

Communication between mentors and mentees is essential for a productive and positive working relationship. In this interactive training session participants will discuss barriers to good communication and identify strategies to enhance understanding from both the perspective of the mentee and the mentor.
February 17, 2023

Imposter Syndrome

Part of maturing as a graduate student is finding your voice and the confidence to know that you belong in your academic discipline. Any individual can be impacted by the impostor syndrome (IS), but minorities in a field are more susceptible, so addressing this early in your career is important. In this session we will introduce examples of IS, implications on mental health and social justice. Quick tips on the power of positive thinking will be given.
February 17, 2023

Michael Ladisch Distinguished Professor Seminar

University policy requires that Named and Distinguished Professors be reviewed every five years. This seminar marks the renewal of Michael Ladisch's distinguished professorship.
February 21, 2023

Mentoring Dialogs

Join Dean Linda Mason and Associate Dean Melanie Morgan for a unstructured discussion on mentoring. Discussions are loosely based on the curriculum developed by the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) and include the following topics this semester: maintaining effective communication with your mentor, aligning expectations in your mentoring relationship, and do you need multiple mentors? Each discussion will feature one of these topics. The discussions are intended to help graduate students strengthen their mentoring relationships with their major professors and other mentors in their academic career.
February 22, 2023

Mentoring Fellows

As part of a 3-year initiative to improve mentoring at Purdue, the Graduate School has initiated the Mentoring Fellows Program. This program engages faculty and graduate students who are passionate about mentoring, have some unique interest or experience with mentoring programs, or are engaged in research about the mentoring relationship in higher education. This program seeks to recognize strengths and to identify possible opportunities for improvement in mentoring relationships within each college.
February 22, 2023

Time Management

Intended to teach participants how they can make the most of their time, this presentation touches on ways our brains work against us when completing tasks. Listeners will learn ways to reduce ineffective time management and will participate in activities to identify areas in their lives that need improvement when it comes to spending time wisely.
February 22, 2023

Preparing to Buy a House

First Time Home Buyer- A review of the basics for financial preparation to purchase a home and expert help about financing with a mortgage.
February 22, 2023

Making the Most of Your Presentation

Strong oral presentation skills are a key to success for engineers, scientists, and other professionals, yet many speakers are at a loss to tackle the task. Systematic as they otherwise can be in their work, they go at it intuitively, sometimes haphazardly, with much good will but seldom good results. Based on Dr. Doumont’s book “Trees, maps, and theorems” discussing effective communication strategies for rational minds, this lecture proposes a systematic way to prepare and deliver presentations. Among other topics, it covers structure, slides, and delivery, as well as stage fright.
February 22, 2023

Minority Engineering Lunch

Join us at PGSC (Purdue Graduate Student Center) for free lunch! Check your email for lunch reservation updates.
February 23, 2023

Mentoring and the Dissertation Process

Among the most consequential documents that writers produce in graduate school is the dissertation. Strong mentoring at specific critical junctures in the dissertation process can strengthen both the document itself and graduate students’ abilities to later support their own graduate students. Unfortunately, most faculty receive little to no training about the writing instruction central to the dissertation process, from invention to final deposit. Instead, they rely upon their own experiences producing a doctoral thesis, which might have been problematic and trauma producing or wonderful yet still mystifying. This workshop incorporates current research on graduate student writing and builds on insights about graduate student struggles that the Writing Lab gains through working with dissertation writers.
February 24, 2023

Nanotechnology Conference & Distinguished Lecture

The Nanotechnology Student Advisory Council (NSAC) would like to invite you to attend our conference & distinguished lecture on Friday, 24 Feb., 2023. Read more for a summary of all the most important details.
February 28, 2023

"Talk It Out" Session

Graduate School can be stressful – attend one of our “Talk It Out” sessions to meet with Graduate School leadership, share what’s on your mind, and get connected to valuable resources! Coffee and snacks are provided!
March 1, 2023

Eating Right When Your Budget is Tight

Do you feel like you’re trying to make changes to your meals and snacks but are spending a ton at the store? Eating a healthier diet doesn’t have to be expensive. Learn tips and tricks for meal planning, grocery shopping, and food storage that won’t break the bank!
March 2, 2023

Success Over Stress

This presentation touches on stress topics which enable you to pinpoint key stressors in your life and learn to cope in healthy ways. Designed to be interactive and filled with discussion, you will have the opportunity to talk about how stress affects your life and ways you can reduce stress’s negative impacts.
March 6, 2023

Ergonomics for Postdocs

Kristi Evans, occupational safety specialist in the office of Radiological and Environmental Management (REM), will present on how to take care of your muscles and health while working using the science of ergonomics.
March 6, 2023

Mentoring Dialogs

Join Dean Linda Mason for a unstructured discussion on mentoring. Discussions are loosely based on the curriculum developed by the National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) and include the following topics this semester: maintaining effective communication with your mentor, aligning expectations in your mentoring relationship, and do you need multiple mentors? Each discussion will feature one of these topics. The discussions are intended to help graduate students strengthen their mentoring relationships with their major professors and other mentors in their academic career.
March 7, 2023

Power & Control

Interpersonal violence is a complex problem that has directly or indirectly impacted everyone at some point. This workshop is designed to increase students understanding of how power and control dynamics influence interpersonal violence and the barriers in breaking the patterns of violent behaviors within relationships.
March 8, 2023

"Talk It Out" Session

Graduate School can be stressful – attend one of our “Talk It Out” sessions to meet with Graduate School leadership, share what’s on your mind, and get connected to valuable resources!
March 8, 2023

Mentoring Fellows

As part of a 3-year initiative to improve mentoring at Purdue, the Graduate School has initiated the Mentoring Fellows Program. This program engages faculty and graduate students who are passionate about mentoring, have some unique interest or experience with mentoring programs, or are engaged in research about the mentoring relationship in higher education. This program seeks to recognize strengths and to identify possible opportunities for improvement in mentoring relationships within each college.
March 9, 2023

Preparing to Buy a House

First Time Home Buyer- A review of the basics for financial preparation to purchase a home and expert help about financing with a mortgage.
March 10, 2023

Postdoc Orientation

New postdocs are welcome to log-in to learn about campus resources, medical benefits, and best practices for navigating your postdoc term.
March 21, 2023

Let's Talk Taxes

An introduction to basic taxation concepts through the lens of paycheck deductions. You will learn about gross pay, net pay and standard paycheck withholding.
March 22, 2023

Debt Management

Good debt (yes, that exists!) and bad; learn strategies to reduce and eliminate debt.
March 22, 2023

Breakout from Burnout

New studies show that negative health effects related to burnout are serious and can be long-lasting. We want you to have all the tools you need to break out from burn out. In this webinar, you will receive practical, neuroscience-based emotional regulation techniques to help you recognize the signs and symptoms and how to prevent and avoid burnout for a better quality of life.
March 23, 2023

Let's Talk Taxes

An introduction to basic taxation concepts through the lens of paycheck deductions. You will learn about gross pay, net pay and standard paycheck withholding.
March 27, 2023

Success Over Stress

This presentation touches on stress topics which enable you to pinpoint key stressors in your life and learn to cope in healthy ways. Designed to be interactive and filled with discussion, you will have the opportunity to talk about how stress affects your life and ways you can reduce stress’s negative impacts.
March 28, 2023

Graduate School 101

Learn all you need to know about Grad School in less than 60 minutes! What it is, should you do it, how to prepare for it, and how to get paid to go.
March 28, 2023

Imposter Syndrome

Part of maturing as a graduate student is finding your voice and the confidence to know that you belong in your academic discipline. Any individual can be impacted by the impostor syndrome (IS), but minorities in a field are more susceptible, so addressing this early in your career is important. In this session we will introduce examples of IS, implications on mental health and social justice. Quick tips on the power of positive thinking will be given.
March 30, 2023

Caring for Self and Others

Learn warning signs of someone struggling with a mental health concern, how to advocate for self and others, and common misconceptions of mental health. This presentation aims to empower listeners with the knowledge of how to care for others and themselves when undergoing a mental health concern while making mental health a comfortable topic of conversation.
March 30, 2023

Minority Engineering Lunch

Join us at PGSC (Purdue Graduate Student Center) for free lunch! Check your email for lunch reservation updates.
April 3, 2023

Boilers Work Internship Program

The Boilers Work internship program is now open and accepting submissions for the summer of 2023! This internship program provides ten graduate students per year with a stipend to pursue an unpaid summer internship. This year, the stipend award has increased to $7,500! This program is intended to help students garner real-world work experience, refine soft skills, and establish career connections before graduation.
April 12, 2023

Mentoring Fellows

As part of a 3-year initiative to improve mentoring at Purdue, the Graduate School has initiated the Mentoring Fellows Program. This program engages faculty and graduate students who are passionate about mentoring, have some unique interest or experience with mentoring programs, or are engaged in research about the mentoring relationship in higher education. This program seeks to recognize strengths and to identify possible opportunities for improvement in mentoring relationships within each college.
April 13, 2023

Caring for Self and Others

Learn warning signs of someone struggling with a mental health concern, how to advocate for self and others, and common misconceptions of mental health. This presentation aims to empower listeners with the knowledge of how to care for others and themselves when undergoing a mental health concern while making mental health a comfortable topic of conversation.
April 13, 2023

Debt Management

Good debt (yes, that exists!) and bad; learn strategies to reduce and eliminate debt.
April 18, 2023

Credit Cards and Credit Scores

How do I establish credit? What's a credit score and do I need one? Learn about building and maintaining good credit.
April 18, 2023

"Talk It Out" Session

Graduate School can be stressful – attend one of our “Talk It Out” sessions to meet with Graduate School leadership, share what’s on your mind, and get connected to valuable resources!
April 19, 2023

Copyrights: An Overview for Scholars

This sessions will provide an overview to copyright and its implications for scholars. An overview of what they are and what they protect will be provided in addition to a discussion of topics such as Creative Commons, licensing and releases.
April 20, 2023

Credit Cards and Credit Scores

How do I establish credit? What's a credit score and do I need one? Learn about building and maintaining good credit.
April 21, 2023

Postdoc Coffee Hour

Postdocs are welcome to grab coffee and socialize anytime from 3:30 - 5 pm to help wind-down after a busy week.
April 26, 2023

Minority Engineering Lunch

Join us at PGSC (Purdue Graduate Student Center) for free lunch! Check your email for lunch reservation updates.
April 27, 2023

Mentorship Training for Postdocs: Managing expectations and setting goals

In their work, postdocs are mentored but also frequently serve as mentors. In this interactive training postdocs will learn strategies to identify expectations of their mentor and mentees through creating individualized mentor-mentee compacts. Individual Development Plans (IDPs) and how to prepare for mentoring others will also be discussed.
May 5, 2023

Postdoc Orientation

New postdocs are welcome to log-in to learn about campus resources, medical benefits, and best practices for navigating your postdoc term.
May 14, 2023

Spring Commencement

Division IX Commencement: Masters and Doctor of Philosophy (all colleges/schools)
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