Tennessee Doctoral Fellow Featured Speaker for Hooding
We are proud to announce our spring 2021 Commencement speaker- Sa’Nealdra Wiggins! Sa’Nealdra moved here in 2013 in pursuit of a graduate degree from UT, after receiving a BS in health education with a concentration in public health from Middle Tennessee State University. She is currently a Tennessee Doctoral Fellow and a trainee in the Maternal and Child Health Nutrition Training program. She is also certified as a Health Education Specialist (CHES) and will sit for the examination to be a registered dietitian following graduation. You can read Sa’Nealdra’s full bio on our website at gradschool.utk.edu/graduation/graduate-professional-hooding/featured-speaker/
Thesis/Dissertation Due April 23
If you are planning to graduate in spring 2021, don’t forget that by April 23, you must submit your thesis or dissertation online in TRACE for review by the Coordinator of Student Services. Failure to submit your work by the deadline may result in your dissertation not being reviewed for acceptance in TRACE. For instructions on submitting your thesis or dissertation please visit the submission page. If you have questions about the submission process please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Webinar Series: So You Want to Go on the Job Market – Strategies for Applying and Negotiating Your First Major Job
The Division of Diversity and Engagement is pleased to offer a three-part Graduate and Professional Student Webinar Series this semester. The goals of this series are to enhance resilience among graduate and professional students as they navigate their respective programs, provide a set of practices for demonstrating professionalism in various contexts, and develop skills as they apply for and negotiate job offers.
Graduate Student Finds Her Passion at Intersection of Politics and Nuclear Energy
Graduate student Alyssa Hayes found an interest in state and federal politics in her first year of high school, long before she discovered her interest in nuclear engineering, spending a year as an intern for Illinois State Senator Melinda Bush when she was only 15. Then, while studying at the University of Illinois as an undergraduate student, she used the power of grassroots organizing to help garner support for legislation that ended up saving two nuclear plants from premature decommissioning.