Get up to speed on upcoming professional development workshops and conferences, funding opportunities and approaching academic deadlines for graduate students.
Workshops and conferences
Write-ins on Main and East campuses weekly
Join other graduate students in this coffee-house style setting dedicated to staying focused and accountable on graduate writing goals. Drop-ins welcome. Free coffee served.
Feel Better Fast, every Thursday
This CAPS workshop is designed specifically for graduate students. It focuses on mindfulness techniques and coping strategies. You will learn how to calm yourself in stressful situations, take a step back from your thoughts and make decisions that feel right for you. All workshops are free, confidential and unlimited for students. Students do not need to be a CAPS client or complete CAPS paperwork to attend.
Jan. 31 3–5 p.m. UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom
Mark your calendars for the Graduate School’s annual 3MT competition finals, and be ready for vote for your favorite presenter to win the People’s Choice award.
Last year’s first-place winner, Hannah Glick, placed first at the regional competition of Western Association of Graduate Schools last March. Glick recently presented at the annual meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools and will be a featured Forever Buff at this spring’s CU Next events in New York City and Chicago. See her winning video Your Brain on Hearing Aids.
Apply by Jan. 31 Feb 15–16 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Apply to attend the third annual Science Speak-Easy Workshop, open to all CU graduate, postdoc and senior undergraduate researchers who are interested in giving research talks to their research communities. Lunch will be provided both days of the workshop. Applications are due Jan. 31 on a first-come, first-served basis; space is limited. Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feb. 3 Noon to 1:30 p.m. C4C S350
Overwhelmed by all the application materials you need to generate? This 90-minute session will guide you through writing the academic job packet, including the cover letter, research, teaching and diversity statements. Receive general advice about formatting and drafting these documents as well as what you need to know to tailor them to a specific institution or posting. The postdoc application will also be covered.
Early deadline Jan. 30 | Regular deadline Feb. 11
This full-time, eight-week program is open to anyone who has already obtained or is within one year of graduating with a master’s or PhD degree. Applications from international students are welcome. Currently accepting applications for the spring 2020 program.
Application deadline Jan. 31
The Center for Environmental Journalism seeks detail-oriented graduate students to assist our Scripps Fellows in Environmental Journalism with research this semester. Complete the required application form by Friday, Jan. 31. Applicants will be notified either way by Friday, Feb. 7. Please direct questions to the CEJ program coordinator at email@example.com.
Application deadline Feb. 1
Apply for the 2020 Summer Internship Program in Research for Graduate Students by Feb. 1. Interns in this eight-week program participate in research under the guidance of an ETS mentor. Projects may be conducted in one of nine research areas.
Application deadline Feb. 1
Compete in the 50th annual St. Gallen Symposium Global Essay Competition for the chance to win the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award and qualify for participation as a Leader of Tomorrow in the world’s premier opportunity for intergenerational debates. Contact Eduardo Ludwig Bernardo at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Application deadline Feb. 15
Apply to this 10-week program of study and research at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, from June 15 to Aug. 20, 2020. Up to 10 competitive fellowships are available for graduate students. Email questions to email@example.com. Learn more (PDF).
Application deadline March 1
This program is for graduate students in the arts and humanities or interdisciplinary programs who would like to develop skills for academic and professional careers through learning about community-engaged research, teaching and creative work. Students receive $1,000 for participation in professional development and up to $1,000 for projects. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feb. 1: Apply to graduate (master’s and doctoral students)
Master’s and doctoral students must apply online to graduate through Buff Portal on the “apply for graduation” card in order to have your degree awarded in May. Doctoral students must enter your dissertation title as part of the online graduation application. This title will appear on your transcript. You may update the title through your portal until the deadline to cancel/update.
Feb. 3: Submit candidacy application (master’s students)
Master’s students must submit to the Graduate School a candidacy application for an advanced degree. Applications must be approved by the academic department before submission.