GEOG 695B: Professional Development
ENR2 S495 (sessions will also be available via Zoom)
Dr. Lise Nelson
Office: ENR2 S535
This course is designed to support SGDE and MDP graduate students in their current work and as they move towards future careers. It is offered through a series of workshops scheduled approximately 4 times a semester (schedule varies to accommodate conferences, SAGA meetings, and other key events). Some sessions are designed for graduate students at any level. Others are specifically addressed to students at different stages in their programs. Sessions are led by a variety of different faculty members. They are interactive and discussion-oriented.
Session topics include:
- Proposal writing
- Publishing (submitting manuscripts and the review process)
- Presentation practice (and conference participation strategies)
- Finding a job (academic and non-academic, including interview skills)
- Writing a CV
Other topics will be in response to student needs (e.g., TA and RA issues, ethics in the classroom or in research, work/family life balance). SAGA meetings will be one venue for determining student needs each semester. Graduate students are also asked to provide feedback on topics of interest at the start of the fall semester via a survey.
Registration & Credit
Credit is optional, but students who participate in at least six sessions are eligible for 1 unit of graduate credit for 695B. See Marissa Diaz (email@example.com) for registration procedures.