Upcoming Events

  • Enhancing Pedagogical Practice Using Theories of College Student Development

    Friday, February 12, 2016 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
    Van Allen 469

    This workshop will explore the complex social systems, student-teacher relationships, and individual developmental processes at work in the modern higher education classroom. We will explore theories of learning, college student development and ecological environmental systems and consider their potential in adding nuance and understanding to the development of pedagogical content knowledge across disciplines. The interactive workshop will illustrate some of the recent theories and research on both college student development and the scholarship of teaching and learning and engage participants in discussion about how those concepts may be applicable within their classrooms.

    Facilitated by: Gwendolyn C. Archibald
    PhD Candidate, Higher Education & Student Affairs, College of Education

    Gwendolyn Archibald is a doctoral candidate in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program in the College of Education. Her research interests center around understanding certain individual and collective experiences during college and how they shape students’ identity development and psychological well-being. She has taught undergraduate courses on college transition, social justice, and leadership development, and served as a teaching assistant for master’s courses on professional development and multiculturalism in higher education.

    Register here: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_becxP8TsOS1A1zT

  • Personalized Genomic Medicine: Careers in Bioinformatics & Big Data Information Session

    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm
    University Capitol Centre, second floor

    The Iowa Institute of Human Genetics is hosting this event to expose students to career opportunities that are being created by personalized genomic medicine in bioinformatics and the management of big data. This opportunity is a great way for students to discuss first hand different career options and job growth in bioinformatics that is occurring with the advent of personalized genomic medicine and ask questions in a small group setting.

    For more information or to register, please visit the following website: http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/humangenetics/bioinformaticscareers/.

  • PhD & Master's Virtual Career Fair

    Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 8:00am to 6:00pm
    Virtual - Online
    Virtual Career Fair Banner

    Iowa Grad Success presents the Career Eco Virtual Career Fair:

    Join the Virtual Career Fair to kick start your job search or career planning by:

    • Finding out more about career opportunities at a wide range of companies
    • Learning about different jobs within your field and in related fields
    • Getting experience talking to human resources representatives
    • Learning what companies are looking for in employees, and discussing your skill sets with them
    • Presenting companies with your résumé, receiving feedback, and even applying for jobs

    Is this Virtual Career Fair right for you?

    • Many companies at the fair are looking for employees from the STEM fields
    • Other companies are interested in employees from the humanities, social sciences, social work, etc.
    • Check the list of participating employers to see if there are good matches for your interests
    • Many companies have specific chat times and job listings posted - check their availability

    Steps to take PRIOR to the Virtual Career Fair:

    • Create an account on Career Eco
    • See the video and FAQs on the PhD and Masters Career Fair page to learn how to register for this career fair
    • Identify companies you want to chat with, and prepare some questions for them in advance
    • Be sure to write and revise your résumé if you want to upload it for employers to review
    • Need help getting started on your résumé or other job materials? Schedule a Career Advising appointment

    Need more information? contact grad-success@uiowa.edu

  • Graduate College Photo Booth

    Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 1:00pm to 4:45pm
    423 Gilmore Hall

    Get a professional head shot photo taken. You can use this picture on your LinkedIn profile, your departmental web page, and other places you need a professional presence. Plus, it takes less than 5 minutes.

    Graduate students and postdocs can sign up at https://iowagraduatesuccess_careers_photo_booth.youcanbook.me/ (external link).

    What to wear: The picture will have more value to you if you dress professionally. It is however just a head shot, so it isn't a problem to spruce up bit just for the photo - put on a tie or jacket for a minute. There isn't time for a whole wardrobe change, but some students have gotten two pictures, wearing a lab coat in the second one for instance.

    Like all Grad Success services, the Photo Booth is FREE to all graduate students and postdocs in programs served by the Graduate College.

  • 2016 State of Graduate Education address

    Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 5:30pm
    Art Building West Auditorium (240 ABW)

    University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students are cordially invited to join John Keller, Associate Provost for Graduate and Professional Education and Graduate College Dean, for the second annual State of Graduate Education address on Wednesday, March 9, at 5:30 p.m. in the Art Building West Auditorium (240 ABW). A brief Q&A will follow the address, with a reception afterward in the ABW atrium.

    This is a time of unprecedented change and opportunity in graduate education, on this campus and nationally. Please join Associate Provost Keller to hear about:

    • Recent successes of UI graduate students and programs
    • How graduate education at the UI is meeting the challenges of change
    • The Graduate College’s renewed vision to foster graduate student success and promote programs of distinction

    Please register to attend at http://tiny.cc/GradEd-UIowa2016 (external link).

    Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Graduate College in advance at gradcoll@uiowa.edu or 319-335-2143.

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