Link Lab Professional Development


Spring 2023

  • February 3 - Project Management (Sam Lake)
  • February 10 - Writing (Journals/Publications – Jack Stankovic & Grants – Ben Calhoun)
  • February 17 - Ethics in Engineering (Ros Berne)
  • March 31 - Tips, Tricks, Hacks (Students)

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

PREVIOUS OFFERINGS:

Fall 2022 

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 -  Link Lab Research Incentive Proposal Pitches (Industry/Faculty Panel)
  • November 11th  - Ethics Panel (Geoffrey Schaefer (Booz Allen Hamilton), Rider Foley (UVA Engineering - Science, Technology, and Society), Steve Johnson (UVA McIntire School of Commerce))

    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