Link Lab Professional Development


Spring 2022 Link Lab Offerings:

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

    Below is a summary of our "Research Friday's" seminars offered in 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 Career Development): 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: