In this issue:

  • Grad Inspire
  • Photo contest reminder
  • Grad School IT open office hours
  • Grad Writing Center is hiring
  • Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring Awards
  • SYLFF award accepting nominations
  • Prepare for the Academic Job Search
  • Research data management workshop
  • Graduate employee health benefits session
  • Out of the Darkness Campus Walk
  • Virtual Career Meetup Day
  • Innovation and entrepreneurial opportunities from OSU Advantage Accelerator
  • OSU Library Zoom trainings in spring term
  • Tuesday Teaching + Tech Talks from the CTL
  • Upcoming webinars from Aurora and Beyond the Professoriate

Grad Inspire save-the-date

Grad Inspire is returning for 2022! Full details will be released in the May newsletter.

When: 4 p.m. on May 12 (time is still tentative)
Where: Memorial Union Ballroom and online

Grad Inspire combines scholarship communication with personal narrative, giving us a glimpse of not only "how" these students perform their work, but also the motivations and commitment behind it. This event introduces the phenomenal breadth of research, teaching, and discovery undertaken by graduate students at Oregon State. Grad Inspire is collaboration between Inspiration Dissemination, the graduate student radio show and podcast, and the Graduate School.

Photo contest reminder

Capture your research with a click

Enter the 2022 Graduate Research Photo Competition to win up to $500, the opportunity and prestige of having your photo displayed at the Graduate Student Commons in the Valley Library and Heckart lodge, and bragging rights!

Deadline is April 22.

This contest is open to all enrolled Oregon State University master's or doctoral graduate students in both thesis and course-based programs.

See last year's winners, get more details, and enter.

Graduate School IT open office hours

Are you having a technical issue with a Graduate School service, page or form? Are you a current Oregon State student, faculty or staff? Join the Graduate School IT team in Zoom for open office hours each week.

When: 9 to 10:30 a.m., Thursdays

Graduate Writing Center is hiring

The Graduate Writing Center is seeking applications for multiple openings in the Graduate Writing Consultant graduate student position.

Applications from all disciplines are encouraged and hours are flexible. Graduate Writing Consultants receive training to work with peers on a wide range of scholarly and professional documents and writing tasks. Additionally, Graduate Writing Consultants are trained to address general academic writing, disciplinary, and research writing conventions in one-on-one and group settings, and in online and in-person formats.

If your career trajectory involves scholarly or other communication-focused work, training as a Graduate Writing Consultant can provide you with tools to be an effective collaborator and reviewer while you support the academic work of your peers at Oregon State University.

To apply, visit the OSU Jobs website.

Please contact Chris Nelson, Graduate Writing Center Coordinator, if you have any questions.

Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring Awards

The Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and the Arts; the Graduate School; the Research Office; and Faculty Affairs invite nominations for the 2022 Excellence in Undergraduate Research Mentoring Awards (one each for a faculty member, a graduate student, and a post-doctoral researcher). This award recognizes outstanding undergraduate research mentoring by members of the OSU community.

Recipients will have direct and significant involvement with undergraduate researchers, a demonstrable commitment to the research mentorship of undergraduates, and a record of effectiveness and impact toward undergraduate research and success.

The recipient of each award will receive a plaque with their name engraved on it and an award for $1,000 in fall 2022. All nominations must be submitted by 5 p.m., April 18, 2022. Awards will be determined by May 2022.

Learn more about this award.

Reminder: SYLFF award accepting nominations

The Oregon Sylff Fellowship for International Research program aims to identify and nurture leaders who will overcome differences in nationality, language, ethnicity, religion, and political systems to tackle global issues, and whose high integrity and drive to address issues unique to their respective countries can make a real difference. Award recipients must be doctoral students who have matriculated at Portland State University, Oregon State University, or the University of Oregon and who have high potential for leadership in international affairs, in public life or private endeavor.

Outstanding doctoral students will be considered through nomination by their respective graduate department or program. Departments and graduate programs must state their own (or their institution's) commitment to financial support of nominees.

On average, 6–10 awards in total are made annually across the three eligible institutions.

Sylff recipients receive annual stipends of $15,000 to aid with educational and research-related expenses.

All nominations must be submitted by 5 p.m., Monday, May 2, 2022.

Learn more about the Sylff award.

From our partners

Getting a Dam Job: Prepare for the Academic Job Search & Post Docs

Thinking about the professor route or an alternative academic path (advising, student services, faculty research assistant, etc.)? Looking into how to find and be successful at getting a postdoc? Let's talk about how to optimize your academic job search. Featuring:

  • Britt Hoskins, Assistant Director of Career Development, OSU AgSci, Forestry, CEOAS
  • Erin Peck, Current Postdoc, University of Delaware (OSU CEOAS alum), Geomorphology and Sediment Biogeochemistry Focus
  • Jeb Fields, Recent Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University, Horticulture

When: Noon to 1 p.m. (PDT),Tuesday, May 10
Where: Register on Handshake.

Research data management workshop

Do you create or use data in your research? Looking for tips and tools to better help you manage and share your data?

The OSU Library is offering Introduction to Research Data Management Planning, an asynchronous online workshop for OSU community members.

When: April 25-28
Where: Online, register here.

Graduate employee health benefits session

The Oregon State University Office of Human Resources is hosting a Graduate Health Plan Q&A session for employees eligible for the Graduate Health Insurance.

Who is eligible: Graduate Assistants, Graduate Fellows, Postdoctoral Scholars, and Clinical Fellows

When: 10 a.m., April 5
Where: Zoom meeting. Password: 465580

For more information, please contact Melody Larson at [email protected]

OSU Out of the Darkness Campus Walk

The Oregon State University Out of the Darkness Campus Walk will feature a resource fair, speakers, honor bead ceremony and campus walk. This event is a collaboration with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and is open to all. Saturday, April 9, 10 a.m, SEC Plaza.

Virtual Career Meetup Day April 14

Engage in deeper conversations and make authentic connections at the Oregon State Alumni Association's annual Career Meetup Day. Meet OSU professionals and graduating students to develop your skills and confidence, learn about support and resources and find out how alumni Career Services can help you achieve your goals.

When: Noon (PDT), Thursday, April 14
Where: Free Registration

Innovation and entrepreneurial opportunities from OSU Advantage Accelerator

Accelerate is a virtual, 9-week program that starts in April and helps prospective entrepreneurs streamline their value proposition, get to market faster, and validate their product-market fit. Besides OSU faculty, staff, and students, we also welcome community teams to take part in this interactive program! Sessions are on Tuesdays, 3 to 5 p.m. starting April 12. The application is active now through April 8. More information and the application is available here.

Innovation Day, April 13: Join the OSU Advantage Office on Wednesday, April 13 for a 1-hour virtual event (offered once in the morning and once in the afternoon) to learn about funding and training opportunities to support innovation and entrepreneurship at the federal, state, and OSU levels. At this event, you will also learn how to apply for a special $5,000 Innovation Award available from OSU Advantage. Register here.

OSU Library Zoom trainings for graduate students

Check out the OSU Libraries' free graduate student & faculty spring term workshops. Because most of the workshops will be held over Zoom, registration is required for the links. For complete session descriptions, visit the workshop calendar page. Can't make it to a session? Some of the sessions have handouts or online tutorials.

Job opportunity at OSU for graduating students

The College of Science is hiring for a full-time research development coordinator. The position reports to the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies and collaborates with the Associate Dean and Director of Research Development (Director) to manage, administer and grow the programs, the research enterprise and portfolio.

Responsibilities of the position include pre-award support, program management and development, and other activities such as assisting with proposal submissions, data collection and analysis of submitted proposals and success, designing and implementing workshops to support and enhance the research portfolio and collaboratively developing metrics (including EAI) to assess research, seed-funding and outreach activities. The full consideration date is April 12, and submissions close April 19. Check out the full announcement.

Addressing Educational Inequities: Tuesday Teaching + Tech Talks from the Center for Teaching and Learning

T4 is a certificated series of interactive teaching workshops that introduce a wide range of pedagogical techniques and educational technology. T4 is open to all OSU community members. Whether your course is remote, blended, on-campus only, or Ecampus our sessions will have something for you!

Spring 2022 sessions are held via Zoom every Tuesday, 10-11:50 a.m. Recordings will be available the following Friday. Registration is not necessary, attend one, some, or all.

In February, learn how to apply principles of Universal Design for Learning to address educational inequities at the intersections of ability, race, language, gender, and class differences.

Check out the T4 Website for the schedule, Zoom and resource links, and information on how to earn a non-credit certificate of completion!

Upcoming webinars from Aurora and Beyond the Professoriate

Did you know? Oregon State University has partnered with Beyond the Professoriate and Beyond Graduate School to provide graduate students and postdocs on our campus with on-demand courses and live webinars to help them prepare for nonacademic and academic job searches. All event information can be found at Beyond the Professoriate and Beyond Graduate School.

Webinar: How to make the most out of your summer internship or practicum
9 a.m. (PDT), Apr 1, 2022

As a master's student, your internship or practicum can play a critical role in shaping your future career. Internships or practicums can help you gain direct linear work experience, hone your skills, and give you a competitive edge…if you know how to strategically leverage your opportunities during this time.

In this webinar, Beyond Graduate School Founder L. Maren Wood, Ph.D., will show you how you can leverage and make the most out of your summer internship or practicum. After attending this webinar, you'll be able to:

  • Outline the value of an internship or practicum for future employment.
  • Find ways an internship or practicum can help you build your skills.
  • Set SMART goals for your internship or practicum to get the most out of your experience. Time

Register for the webinar.

Webinar: The #1 mistake Ph.D.s make in their job search
9 a.m. PST, April 8

What's the #1 mistake Ph.D.s make in their job search?

Hint: it doesn't have to do with your résumé. It's not even about how many applications you send out. It has to do with HOW you're job searching.

In this webinar, L. Maren Wood, Ph.D. (Founder, Beyond the Professoriate) will share 8 years of research on how Ph.D.s successfully transition into nonacademic careers. Join us to learn what the #1 mistake Ph.D.s make in their job search is, and how you can avoid making this mistake.

After attending this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify the #1 mistake Ph.D.s make when starting their nonacademic job search.
  • Develop a strategy to avoid making this mistake.
  • Create goals for your job search so that you can effectively move forward.
  • Recognize how Beyond the Professoriate programming helps you in your job search.

The webinar will be held via Zoom webinar in Aurora and will be recorded. Advanced registration is required.

Login to Aurora and then register for the webinar