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SEAS Writing Lab Events
Word for Dissertation & Document Formatting (Workshop)
Th. June 4, 2-3pm
Join us for this workshop on formatting your dissertation & other documents in MS Word. Workshop is expected to cover tables, figures, captions/references, auto numbering, headings, headers, suggested fonts, tables of contents, figures, & tables
Perfecting Paragraphs (Workshop)
Th. June 11, 2-3:30pm
Take control of your paragraphs as you learn strategies to make the most of sentence organization within a paragraph, improve flow, and help key information stand out. This workshop focuses on perfecting paragraph structure in engineering research articles.
PhD Plus Upcoming Events
Immigration Options for Academic Careers in the U.S.
June 3, 2020 | 4:00 pm
Join a panel of UVA experts Adrienne Kim Bird and Linda Callahan (UVA International Studies Office) and Tim White (UVA Human Resources) on immigration options for international researchers interested in careers at universities, research institutes, and research-based non-profit organizations. This panel will focus on F-1-OPT, J-1, and cap-exempt H-1B visas for researchers.
PhD+ Exploring Careers Working in the Public Good: Virtual Info Session with MITRE
June 5, 2020 | 12:00 pm
Dr. Michael A. Balazs serves as the Head of MITRE’s Charlottesville Operations will discuss their hiring needs range across a range of disciplines to include, but not limited to: data science, AI/ML, modeling and simulation, gamification, software engineering, systems engineering, bioinformatics, and cyber.
Immigration Options for Researchers Planning Diverse Careers within the U.S.
June 10, 2020 | 4:00 pm
Mark B. Rhoads will lead this session to provide guidance to PhD students and Postdocs exploring careers (such as research, consulting, business development) in industry and non-profits, with a specific focus on capped H-1B, O-1 and long-term options for Green Card, such as EB-1 (A/B) and EB-2/NIW. This webinar is geared for PhD students, Postdocs, as well as, faculty members who employ postdocs to learn about some shifting timelines of visa processing due to COVID. Mark will also address COVID-related issues that impact researchers, such as how to deal with lay-offs, furloughs, pay reduction, hour-reduction, and work from home.
Faculty Job Search during Recession: Life Science Perspectives
June 17, 2020 | 12:00 pm
The global economic downturn due to the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to impact faculty jobs across universities in the coming year. To help envision future scenarios, we look to lessons learned from the last recession. Therefore, PhD Plus is organizing a series of panels to discuss ‘faculty job search during recession’ where PhD students and Postdocs can learn from experiences of faculty on the job market during 2008-2010 across various disciplines. The panel will highlight perspectives from Life Science faculty at UVA, professors Paul Adler, Christopher Deppmann and Sarah Kucenas. Sarah and Chris will share their experiences going through the search and hiring process, and Paul will share his experience chairing the search committee in the Biology department during the 2008-2010 recession. This panel discussion will be especially helpful for postdocs exploring the faculty job market in the next couple of years. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions before and during the panel discussion.
There are many technical support options available to students:
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Research Communication Series Level 1
PhD + is hosting this 4-week series to expose you to the basics of communicating your research. In these sessions, you will learn how to engage your audience while sharing your research without jargon. The concepts build on each other so you should plan to attend all sessions.
Sessions will be held Wednesdays, March 4 to March 25 from 12:00PM to 1:30PM in New Cabell Hall. Registration will be available in early 2020.
March 4: Crafting Your Talk
March 11: PowerPoint Strategies (Virtual session due to UVA Spring Break)
March 18: Managing Your Jargon
March 25: Presentation Skills
For more information, contact Marlit Hayslett at email@example.com.