Events

Writing Center Workshop

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

Career development Communication Personal and Interpersonal Effectiveness

January 31st, 5:00pm–6:30pm

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

Communicating Your Writing Accessibility Needs with Course Instructors (for both grad and undergrad students) (virtual)

Communication Personal and Interpersonal Effectiveness

February 8th, 10:00am–11:30am

Online

Co-sponsored by the Writing Center and the McBurney Disability Resource Center, this workshop provides a supportive environment for students with disabilities to practice communicating writing accessibility needs to course instructors and advisers. Participants will explore what kinds of accommodations they may need to excel in their writing this semester and learn how to communicate thoughtfully and strategically through both the early and late stages of a writing project.

Writing Center Workshop

Punctuation! Punctuation? Punctuation. (virtual)

Communication Personal and Interpersonal Effectiveness

February 8th, 3:30pm–5:00am

Online

In this workshop, we’ll review the basics of punctuation–including how to use commas, colons, and semi-colons–in a fun and friendly environment. Focusing on the most common points of confusion, we’ll talk about why we have so much trouble with implementing certain “rules” for punctuation and cover tricks to remember them and implement them correctly in our own writing. We’ll do exercises to test and reinforce the punctuation guidelines that we cover and try to answer your questions.

How to Align Your Time With Your Priorities

Presented by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

Career development Personal and Interpersonal Effectiveness

February 10th, 1:00pm–2:30pm

Online

Grab your strategic plan and learn the secret to making it work day-to-day and week-to-week! This is a step-by-step guide to holding a weekly planning meeting (aka The Sunday Meeting). In this webinar you'll learn: What works…and what DOESN'T work when it comes to weekly planning Why weekly planning is the bridge between your strategic plan and getting control of your workday The 30-minute technique that will help you make sure that the most important things get done

Writing Center Workshop

On the Academic Job Market: Writing an Effective Academic CV (virtual)

Career development Communication Personal and Interpersonal Effectiveness

February 14th, 4:00pm–5:30pm

Online

In this workshop, you will learn about the expectations for CVs for academic job market applications. We’ll discuss how audience, purpose, and discipline-specific conventions impact a CV’s effectiveness. In the process, we’ll look at a few samples and share strategies for drafting and strengthening your own CV.

Writing Center Workshop

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

Communication Personal and Interpersonal Effectiveness

February 15th, 3:00pm–4:30pm

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

On the Academic Job Market: Writing Statements of Current and Future Research (virtual)

Career development Communication Personal and Interpersonal Effectiveness

February 16th, 4:00pm–5:30pm

Online

Come to this workshop to learn how to write an effective statement about your current and future research. We’ll critically analyze some sample statements and consider what experts recommend yours should include.

Writing Center Workshop

Ways into Writing: Strategies for Getting Started or Unstuck (for grad students) (virtual)

Communication Personal and Interpersonal Effectiveness

February 21st, 10:00am–11:30am

Online

Do you freeze up when confronting a blank screen? Do you get stuck in the middle of a draft or when trying to revise? You’re not alone! This workshop, co-sponsored by the Writing Center and the McBurney Disability Resource Center, will teach strategies for moving past writer’s block, generating ideas, organizing your thoughts, and taking your draft to the next level during the revision process.

Writing Center Workshop

Peace Corps Application/Reapplication Workshop: Writing the Résumé and Motivation Statement (in-person)

Personal and Interpersonal Effectiveness

February 21st, 4:00pm–6:00pm

6176 Helen C. White Hall

Co-led by a Writing Center instructor and Peace Corps recruiter, this workshop will walk you through the Peace Corps application process, briefly discuss the expectations of a federal résumé, and help you draw on your experiences to write an effective Peace Corps motivation statement.

Media Interviews and Relationship Building

Presented by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

Career development Communication Personal and Interpersonal Effectiveness

February 22nd, 1:00pm–2:00pm

Online

This webinar is perfect for scholars who are looking to do more media work and want advice on how to prepare for interviews and build relationships with members of the media. Participants will learn how to respond when a journalist calls, communicate their research in a clear and effective manner, identify what reporters are looking for in interviews with scholars, maintain media relationships, and build on previous media work.