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UPCOMING EVENTS

PDS: Surviving the Academic Job Interview
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: March 4, 2015 - 12:00 pm
Location: Witherspoon 201
Description: Register here
FIT: Responding to Student Writing
Starts: 10:30 am
Ends: March 4, 2015 - 12:30 pm
Location: Witherspoon 126
Description: Writing assignments, including essays, lab reports, research papers, or essay test questions, can be great tools to test students’ critical thinking skills and comprehension of the course content. However, instructors often feel overwhelmed by an abundance of grammatical and organizational problems, and discouraged by the students’ lack of interest in their written feedback. In this workshop we will learn about four types of response, analyze instructor comments on student work, and practice effective response strategies in order to encourage students to use instructor feedback to improve their performance. Register here
OPA/PDS: Personal Branding
Starts: 2:00 pm
Ends: March 4, 2015 - 4:00 pm
Location: Witherspoon 201
Description: Identifying a private employer’s hiring needs and connecting your value is an integrate key to success. An effective personal brand will differentiate you from from other candidates in the job market, connect with recruiters, get job offers sooner, and command higher salaries. Personal branding is about identifying and then communicating what makes you unique, relevant, and differentiated to a target audience. In a job search a powerful personal brand can: • Control what interviewers remember about you • Transform your candidacy from one of thousands, to one-of-a-kind • Enhance an employer’s desire to hire you In this session you will define your personal brand and create messaging for your verbal pitch, résumé, cover letters, and LinkedIn profile. Register here
OPA/PDS: Publication: Making Your Research Shine
Starts: 10:00 am
Ends: March 5, 2015 - 12:00 pm
Location: Talley 4280
Description: With the ever-increasing number of papers submitted for publication, the road to acceptance in high-impact journals is becoming more difficult. Ultimately, the power of a manuscript lies in its science, but high-quality presentation can help good science stand out among the sea of submissions. In this workshop, we will discuss helpful ways to write each manuscript section so that your data can make its best impact. In addition to discussing writing, we will spend about half of the workshop specifically discussing practical tips for figure formatting. Most researchers are experts in their areas of study, not in graphic design. Still, figures are often the first thing that readers look at in a paper, and they can make a strong impact on reviewers. If you are currently writing or revising a manuscript, even if it is at a very early stage, please bring it and there will be time to discuss specific sections and ask questions. Finally, we will briefly discuss communicating with the reviewers and editors. Register here