Events

Writing Center Workshop

Peer Review: Health Professions Personal Statements (virtual)

Career development Communication Personal and Interpersonal Effectiveness

June 14th, 5:00pm–6:30pm

Online

Designed for those applying to medical school and school for other health professions, this workshop will share insights for writing personal statements—ones that create a compelling portrait of yourself and give a sense of who you are as an individual, a student, and a future health professional. There will be time to review some examples and answer your questions about this important piece of writing.

Writing Center Workshop

On the Academic Job Market: Writing Statements of Teaching Philosophy (virtual)

Career development Communication

June 27th, 4:00pm–5:30pm

Online

In this workshop, you will learn about what’s expected in statements of teaching philosophies for academic job applications. We will read and discuss sample statements of teaching philosophy. We’ll talk about the purpose of the statement (“What should I communicate through this document?”), its formal conventions (“How should I organize it? What examples should I use?”), and how to craft a statement that genuinely captures your approach to teaching and learning.

Writing Center Workshop

On the Academic Job Market: Composing the All-Important Cover Letter (virtual)

Career development Communication Personal and Interpersonal Effectiveness

July 5th, 4:00pm–5:30pm

Online

In this workshop, you will learn how you can make the clearest, most direct case for how you are the best qualified candidate for an academic position. We will introduce you to effective structures and strategies in cover letter writing. Participants will have a chance to look at and discuss sample letters, and do some drafting/revising of their own.

Writing Center Workshop

A Writer's Retreat (virtual)

Inquiry, discovery, and creation Communication Personal and Interpersonal Effectiveness

July 11th, 9:00am–1:00pm

Online

Participating in a Writer’s Retreat will help you get some dedicated writing time scheduled on your calendar. Our retreats provide a layer of intention and focus on your writing, all in the company of your peers across campus. Retreat participants will engage in brief goal-setting exercises followed by time to write, with Writing Center staff on hand for consultation.

The Art of Saying No

Open to Graduate Students

Communication Personal and Interpersonal Effectiveness

July 14th, 1:00pm–2:30pm

Online

Are you confused about when to say "yes" and "no" to other people's requests? Do you often say "yes" to requests without realizing the impact that response will have on your time and productivity? You're not alone! In this webinar, you will learn how to identify and disrupt problematic patterns and our favorite strategies that you can implement immediately so you can add "no" to your vocabulary. Must create a free NCFDD account to register.

Writing Center Workshop

Paraphrase Like a Pro: How to Successfully "Use Your Own Words" (virtual)

Communication Personal and Interpersonal Effectiveness

July 19th, 4:00pm–5:30pm

Online

Do you find it hard to “use your own words” when conveying someone else’s ideas? Do you find yourself unsure how (and even when) to paraphrase? This workshop will help you to consider the expectations of your audience or discipline when you write papers with material from any source (articles, books, and more). Come join us for hands-on practice with putting sources into your own words!

Writing Center Workshop

How to Email Like a Professional (virtual)

Career development Communication Personal and Interpersonal Effectiveness

August 3rd, 4:00pm–5:30pm

Online

Want to demonstrate your good “communication skills” to a potential employer? Need to request an extension or letter of recommendation from a professor? Interested in learning how to express your ideas concisely to peers, supervisors, and instructors? In this workshop, we’ll talk about how to compose professionally effective emails. Along the way, we’ll have fun looking at examples of what not to do, and we’ll address your specific questions, scenarios, and concerns.

Cultivating Your Network of Mentors, Sponsors & Collaborators

Open to Graduate Students

Career development Communication Personal and Interpersonal Effectiveness

August 11th, 1:00pm–2:30pm

Online

Are you struggling to cultivate mentoring relationships? Do you know the difference between a mentor and a sponsor? Are you moving to a new stage of your career and wondering how to find new mentors and sponsors that are appropriate to the next level? Join us for a webinar that will help you map your current mentoring network, identify your unmet needs, & plan how to expand your existing network to meet your current needs. Must create a free NCFDD account to register.

Equitable, Accessible, and Inclusive Teaching Practices

Open to Graduate Students

Inclusion and diversity Communication

August 23rd, 1:00pm–2:00pm

Online

This session will provide strategies and supports to ensure teaching is equitable, accessible, and inclusive for ALL students, including multilingual learners, students with disabilities, and first-generation students. The session will begin by providing the objectives and principles of UDL, how UDL contributes to anti-racist and anti-ableist practices, and end with examples of equitable, accessible, and inclusive course delivery methods. Must create free NCFDD account to register.