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PhD + Foundations Series

Designed specifically for first-year PhD students, the PhD + Foundations series is a guide for how to navigate and design your best graduate experience.  All students are invited to attend these interactive sessions.

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October 1, 2018 | 3:30 pm
Newcomb Hall, Commonwealth Room

PhD Plus Foundations series is designed to prepare first-year PhD students to navigate challenges and manage expectations early in their Graduate training. The modules are also relevant and available for Advanced PhD students and Postdocs.

The challenges in Graduate School may cause significant stress, anxiety and imposter syndrome. In...

October 15, 2018 | 3:00 pm
Harrison Hall

PhD Plus Foundations series is designed to prepare first-year PhD students to navigate challenges and manage expectations early in their Graduate training.

The modules are also relevant and available for Advanced PhD students and Postdocs.

Following session 1 on Building Resilience, in this interactive workshop, you assess which...

October 30, 2018 | 3:30 pm
Harrison Hall

"Not having enough time in the day to finish work" is a key cause of  anxiety and stress. In this workshop, learn strategies  to set realistic goals and  combat distractions and procrastination, and design individualized plans to manage time in order to accomplish professional goals and personal aspirations. 

Facilitator: Sonali Majumdar...

November 12, 2018 | 5:00 pm
Harrison Hall

Living from paycheck to paycheck can add stress to the already complex Graduate School and Postdoc training experience.

In this workshop, learn the basics of finance management, budgeting and strategies to manage your expenses within the Graduate Student or Postdoc stipend structure. Use these strategies to develop a financial plan to...

November 27, 2018 | 3:30 pm
Newcomb Hall, South Meeting Room

In this session, you will actively explore strategies to manage stress and manage work-life balance as an academic. We will work to develop mindful strategies to set realistic personal and professional goals, as well as reflect on strategies to take action. The session may include some gentle stretching and breathing exercises.

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December 3, 2018 | 3:30 pm
Harrison Institute Auditorium

In this session, learn to build healthy habits through the cultivation of heart-centered practices and self-care. Nurturing your inner world helps manage external stressors. This session will include mindfulness practices and yoga.

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January 22, 2019 | 3:30 pm
Harrison Institute Auditorium

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February 5, 2019 | 3:30 pm
South Meeting Room, Newcomb Hall

You are essentially managers of your research projects  and dissertation during PhD and Postdoc training. Therefore, to improve efficiency and productivity, learn project management principles and integrate them into your current projects and take ownership of...

February 18, 2019 | 3:30 pm
South Meeting Room, Newcomb Hall

“Communication” is consistently listed among the top skills businesses want in their employees. We all communicate – what makes communicaiton in a professional setting distinct? In this session, we will explore specific communication methods along with when, and...

March 4, 2019 | 4:00 pm
South Meeting Room, Newcomb Hall

Research productivity is highly dependent on healthy team dynamics. However, most scientists and scholars are wary of "people problems" and find themselves ill-equipped to resolve conflicts.

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March 18, 2019 | 4:00 pm
Campbell Hall 405, School of Architecture

Success of design-led companies such as Apple, Coca-Cola, IBM, Nike, among others have led to application of ...

March 25, 2019 | 4:00 pm
Campbell Hall 220B, School of Architecture

Success of design-led companies such as Apple, Coca-Cola, IBM, Nike, among others have led to application of Design thinking approaches in strategy and innovation, and workforce management across different sectors. Therefore, take a peek at how designers think...

April 1, 2019 | 4:00 pm
Harrison Institute Auditorium

In this series, learn some strategies to expand your professional network - at professional conferences and career events, on social media, as well as, on Grounds.

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