Published: Jan. 20, 2023

Mark your calendars for important workshops, spring graduation deadlines and funding opportunities.

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Professional Development

GradCO: Drive Research by Creatively Asking QuestionsFeb. 1, noon to 1:30 p.m., via Zoom

Questions are the prime driver of research because they are invitations to answers. Knowing the main questions to be addressed for a research project is usually not enough because the main question often is too broad to lead to specific actions. In this seminar we discuss the importance of questions in research, different ways to generate research questions, and ways to order questions so that they naturally lead to a workplan for research.

This workshop is hosted by Colorado School of Mines and is being shared with other institutions across Colorado as part of the GradCO Professional Development Series.

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Industry Job Search Seminar —Feb. 2 (9, 16, 23), 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., via Zoom

Join Cat Diebel-Wilson in Career Services for this four-week seminar series where students will learn key information about your industry job search, including average search and hiring timelines, how to look for opportunities and how to identify vital information when reading a job posting.

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Grad+ Endurance Workshop Series: Drive —Feb. 6 (13, 20, 27), 9 to 11 a.m., via Zoom

Are you driven by power, connection, peace, or fun? Improve communication in both personal and professional settings, learn valuable leadership skills and leverage your strengths in our new Drive workshop. Join us in this four-part series, which builds on Dr. Taylor Hartman’s People Code research, to find out what you do and why you do it. Presented by Leslie Blood, PhD, director of program development and graduate community.

Mindfulness Series —Feb. 8 (15, 22), 1 to 2 p.m., via Zoom

Time to focus on your mental health. Join James Huffman with the Health Promotion Office for a three-part series to practice simple mindfulness strategies and learn how mindfulness can support your overall wellbeing. This series will cover mindfulness strategies that relate to emotions, thoughts, and physical sensations. You can attend any one session or all three.

GradCO: Communicating Research to Nonexperts —Feb. 8, 12 to 1:30 p.m., via Zoom

Research has many stakeholders not educated in your discipline. Effectively communicating your research and interests to people unfamiliar with your field is an important skill. When you embed in a research group and interact with experts it might seem like everyone knows the jargon, but this is not true. You might also think that to solve this problem you need to “dumb it down” but this is also untrue, your audience isn’t dumb. To be effective at communicating research, you need to transcend barriers in language and jargon. This workshop led by Seth Vuletich (Scholarly Communications Librarian) will help you to understand how to effectively communicate your research to non-experts and why it is necessary. 

This workshop is hosted by Colorado School of Mines and is being shared with other institutions across Colorado as part of the GradCO Professional Development Series.

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Dancing with Foes: Rethinking Negotiation —Feb. 15, 10 to 11:30 a.m., via Zoom

Have you found yourself in situations where you advance an idea or proposal or explore (re)thinking on a problem? Each of these is a common situation in the arena of intellectual work, and each of these, to succeed, requires buy-in. You have to offer reasons why you think this is a good idea. But what happens when you get push-back? Which is not unusual when offering ideas that ask for cooperation, especially to effect change. In this communication training session, Jerry Hauser, faculty ombuds, will help you develop an alternative to thinking about differences of opinion as conflict, and an alternative to how to handle these differences.

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GradCO: Mastering Your Habitual Tendencies —Feb. 23, 12 to 1:30 p.m., via Zoom

Join Leslie Blood, PhD, director of graduate community and program development, to learn how to create more effective and efficient time management and productivity habits. The key to managing the academic lifestyle is in making your innate tendencies work for you. Personal life-coach and author, Gretchen Rubin, argues that most people fall into one of four tendencies: questioners, rebels, obligers and upholders.

This workshop is hosted by CU Boulder and is being shared with other institutions across Colorado as part of the GradCO Professional Development Series.

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Graduation Deadlines

February 1, 2023 (preferred deadline)

  • Master's students, especially bachelor's-accelerated master's and dual degree students, should submit to the Graduate School a Candidacy Application for an advanced degree. Applications follow a workflow process and must be approved by the academic department before they are directed to the Graduate School.

Preview other quickly upcoming graduation deadlines on the Graduate School website.