In this issue:

  • Statewide Grad Student Professional Development Series
  • Career Prep Webinars for Grad Students
  • Open Office Hours - Grad School IT
  • Fall Library workshop Schedule
  • Sparkshops
  • Quality Teaching Talks


From the Graduate School

Statewide Grad Student Professional Development Series

We are excited to announce a collaborative professional development effort offered by OSU, the University of Oregon, Portland State University, and Oregon Health and Science University.

The Grad Student Professional Development Series is for graduate students at the four participating institutions and is intended to provide networking opportunities and training in skills beyond disciplinary knowledge that are essential for achieving career readiness and professional success post-graduation.

Each university will host one session this academic year online, and in some cases, in person as well. Graduate students from any of the host institutions may attend any of the events. All times are Pacific Standard Time.

Tools and Strategies for Better Networking, hosted by University of Oregon
Nov. 3, 2-3:30 p.m.
Online only - Register

Advancing your Scholarly Writing as a Graduate Student, hosted by Oregon State
Dec. 7, 10-11:30 a.m.
Heckart Lodge 110 and online - Register for Zoom

Strategies for Navigating Interpersonal Conflict, hosted by Portland State
Feb. 9, 2-2:30 p.m.
Details to be announced

Leadership and Management Skills, hosted by Oregon Health and Science University
Details to be announced

Career preparation events

Did you know you have access to career training webinars through our institutional subscription with Beyond the Professoriate (doctoral) and Beyond Graduate School (master's)? Find answers to job search questions, register to attend a workshop, or browse their career video library to hear how other graduate students have moved into meaningful and rewarding careers.

See below for a list of upcoming November webinars and register to attend live or receive the replay.

Beyond Graduate School (master's)

Stuck in Your Job Search? Here's What to Do Next.

When: Nov. 8, 4 p.m. PT or Nov. 15, 1 p.m. PT
Where: Register

Master's students are BUSY. There's so much to do NOW that it's hard to think long term. But the truth is that it takes 6 or more months to land a job, which means you should start thinking about your job search today. This interactive workshop will help you start your job search (or get it going again if it's stuck) in a clear, step-by-step way that will lead to success.

Beyond the Professoriate (doctoral)

How to Identify New Career Fields Where You'll Thrive

When: Nov. 8, 9 a.m. PT
Where: Register

First-Round Academic Job Market Interviews

When: Nov. 15, 9 a.m. PT
Where: Register

New open office hours for Grad School IT

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 us for real-time help.

When: Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. (PT)

From our Partners

Fall Library workshop schedule

Register for workshops from the registration page. Most workshops are offered either in-person or remotely via Zoom (a hybrid option is not available). Participants must register to receive the Zoom meeting password if attending a workshop offered via Zoom.

  • Illustrator for Scientific Figures (Adam Lindsley) - Thursday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m. to noon, in person in the Autzen classroom (Valley 2082)
  • Intro to Zotero: Manage Your Citations (Hannah Rempel) - Tuesday, Nov. 7, 5-6 p.m., via Zoom
  • Intermediate/Advanced Zotero (Hannah Rempel) - Tuesday, Nov. 7, 6-7 p.m., via Zoom
  • Writing Data Management Plans (L. Borland) - Wednesday, Nov. 8, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in person in the Autzen classroom (Valley 2082)
  • Using Qualtrics to Make Great Surveys (Diana Castillo) - Wednesday, Nov. 15, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., via Zoom
  • Writing Data Management Plans (L. Borland) - Monday, Nov. 20, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in person in the Nishihara Family classroom (Valley 2024)

If you have any questions about these workshops, please email Hannah Rempel.

Sparkshops - Center for Teaching and Learning

Promoting active student engagement through interteaching: Structure and tips

When: Friday, Nov 3, 12-12:20 p.m. | Add to calendar
Where: Online, Register

Searching for ways to boost class participation and peer-to-peer interaction in your teaching? Join CTL Sparkshop to discuss evidence-informed structure and tips for implementing interteaching to promote student engagement and learning.

Facilitator: Funmi Amobi, CTL Instructional Consultant and College Liaison

Find archived recordings of Sparkshops on the CTL website.

Quality Teaching Talks - Center for Teaching and Learning

The Power of Mentorship

When: Tuesday, Nov 14, 11-11:50 a.m.
Where: Online, Register

Presenters: Michelle Strowbridge, Ph.D., and Niki Weight, Career Advisor, Career Development Center