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Current News from the Graduate School

Networking 101: Getting Noticed - The Center for Career Development, NeXxus, and Delta Sigma Pi are bringing Ashley Cash, a career and leadership coach, to campus on Jan. 25th from 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. to lead a workshop on personal branding and networking in Haslam Business Building Room 402. This interactive workshop will focus on:
  • Creating and confidently delivering an elevator pitch/professional brand statement that you can use when speaking with recruiters regardless of the major they are recruiting for.
  • Career fair/networking best practices so your are not only prepared but are confident going into a career fair or any networking situation.
Career Conversation for Careers in Government, Politics and Law - The Center for Career Development would like to invite you to join them for "Working for Uncle Sam: Careers in Government, Politics, and Law." This event is part of the Career Conversations for Arts and Sciences series, and it will feature a panel of individuals working in these fields. Participants will explore real-world options via a facilitated panel discussion and question-and-answer session. The session will take place on January 25 from 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m. in room 225 of the Center for Career Development.
MFA Students Presenting in New York - Graduate students in the MFA Studio Art program will present their work at UNIX Gallery during the College Art Association to be held in New York, New York on February 14-18. The exhibition “ORANGE5,” is the fifth year in a row that work by current UT graduate students has been presented during this national arts conference. Find out more about this exhibit and the students who are presenting at the School of Art.
Take the 3MT Challenge - This spring, graduate and professional students at UT are invited to participate in our own Three Minute Thesis (3MT©) competition. Three Minute Thesis (3MT©) is a research communication competition originally developed by The University of Queensland in 2008, and now has been widely adopted at universities around the world. In this competition, participants have three minutes and a single slide to present their research to a lay audience. It is a great way to test your skills at communicating often highly technical concepts to the public. Any graduate or professional students preparing a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation or who play a major role in research-based projects (including case studies) are eligible to apply and be selected to participate. Semi-final competitions will take place in early March, and during Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week (April 3-7), finalists will compete for cash prizes, provided by the Graduate School and participating colleges. If you would like to take the challenge, see the associate dean of your college for details.
UT CIRTL Professional Development Opportunities Still Open for Registration - The Tennessee Teaching and Learning Center is would like to announce that registration is still open for their spring professional development opportunities for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in UT CIRTL.  There are three seminars: Associate, Practitioner, and Scholar. Read more about these seminars in Tennessee Today.
Deadline for Best Practices in Teaching Program Registration - The Graduate School would like to remind everyone that the deadline for registering for the Best Practices in Teaching Program is tomorrow, January 13. There are currently eight seats left. To register, go to
GTA Grant Opportunity from OIT - OIT offers Graduate Teaching Associates and Assistants (GTAs) an opportunity to receive a GTA@OIT Grant. Recipients must be an instructor of record for a summer or fall 2017 course. This grant is for enhancing a course with technology by redesigning a course or course component for web-based delivery. The deadline for proposals is Friday, March 3, 2017. For more information, visit GTA@OIT.
Deadline Approaching for London Study Abroad Opportunity - This is a reminder that the Information Sciences department at UT is offering a two-week course in London, England in the summer of 2017. The course, INSC 590, which will run from June 4–June 17, will introduce students to the international scholarly e-publishing industry and explore the publisher’s role in digital scholarly communication, including research outputs and publisher-library relations. This course is open to all current graduate students and seniors eligible for graduate credit. The application deadline to apply is February 1, 2017.

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