Link Lab Professional Development


Fall 2022 Professional Development - "Research Fridays"

When: Fridays from 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Where: Link Lab Arena

  • September 2nd – Research Best Practices - "What I Wish I Knew Earlier About Research" (Professor Ben Calhoun)
  • September 9th – Collaboration / Collaborative Research (Faculty Panel: Dan Quinn, Sara Riggs, Lu Feng, Jack Stankovic) Details of the Link Lab Collaborative Research Initiative will be shared!
  • September 16th – Presentation Best Practices(Professor Arsalan Heydarian)
  • September 23rd – Technical Figure Design (Professor Dan Quinn)
  • NO RESEARCH FRIDAY SEMINARS ON 9/30, 10/7, 10/14)
  • October 21st - Research Tools and Hacks (Professor Matthew Bolton)
  • October 28th - Teaching (Lynn Mandeltort)
  • November 4th - Research Proposal Pitches (Industry/Faculty Panel)
  • November 11th  - Ethics Panel (Ros Berne + )

Previous Offerings

Spring 2022:

  • February 4th (12pm-1pm) Creating a Personal Brand and Leveraging Tools to Marketing Yourself for Success
  • February 15th (4pm -5pm) – Resume/CV Workshop
  • February 16th (12pm-1pm) Preparation for Student Flash Talks – Tips, Tricks, Practice, and Real-Time Feedback
  • February 17th (3:30pm – 4:30pm) – Student Flash Talks
  • February 18th (12pm-1pm) LinkedIn Workshop
  • March 1st (4pm -5pm) – How to Design and Review Research Posters 
  • March 15th (4pm -5pm) – How to Network In-Person at Conferences 
  • March 24th (4:30pm-5:30pm) – Link Lab Student Seminar
  • March 31st (12:30pm – 1:30pm) – Student Wellness Break
  • April 12th (4pm -5pm) – Cultivating a Long-Term Network 
  • April 15th (3pm - 4pm + dessert reception to follow) - Industry Technical/Career Panel

    Fall 2021:

    September

    3

    Overview of the fall research seminar programming, Q & A, social/networking time, and snacks!

    September

    10

    Professor Ben Calhoun: "What I wish I knew earlier about research"

    September

    17

    Professor Arsalan Heydarian: “Strategies for Effective Flash Talks”

    September

    24

    Faculty Flash Talks

    October

    1

    Student Flash Talks & Poster Session

    October

    8

    Professor Jack Stankovic: "Invention - You Can Do It"

    October

    15

    Professor Homa Alemzadeh: "Dissecting a Research Paper"

    October

    22

    Guest Speaker - Kelly Cunningham (Graduate Writing Lab Director): "Planning for Productive Writing"

    October

    29

    Professor Dan Quinn: "Technical Figure Design"

    November

    5

    Guest Speaker - Professor Cady Garey (UVA Drama Dept): Public Speaking / Presentation Skills

    November

    12

    Professor Jon Goodall: Funding

    November

    19

    Guest Speaker - Marc Oettinger (UVA Licensing & Ventures Group): Intellectual Property Primer (IP) for UVA Link Lab

    November

    26

    THANKSGIVING BREAK

    December

    3

    Faculty Panel: The Peer Review Process

    December

    10

    Guest Speaker - Julia Lapan (SEAS ECD): Career Competencies Employers Want and How to Plan Now  

     

    Career Seminars

     

    The Link Lab will be hosting the following academic and industry career seminars:

    "Demysitfying the Academic Job Search" with Professor Brad Campbell:

    October 

    28

    Overview (3pm - 4pm) Conference Room 211

    November

    3

    Applying (3pm - 4pm) Conference Room 211

    November 

    11

    Interviewing (3pm - 4pm) Conference Room 211

    A Job Search Talk with Julian Lapan, Director for Engineering Career Development:

    December 

    10

    Skills Needed for Employment (1pm - 2pm) LL Arena 

    Other offerings to support your professional development and technical skills training can be found here: