ORE Series on Engaging in Virtual Research
In response to recommendations from UT’s Re-Imagining Fall Task Force about supporting human subjects research, the Office of Research and Engagement has developed a series of panel discussions on transitioning from in-person to virtually conducted research. One-on-one coaching will also be available to researchers who require additional advice on conducting human subjects research online. Find out more and get the full fall 2020 schedule at: research.utk.edu/ore-to-host-virtual-irb-panel-series/.
GPSAW is Going Online in Spring 2020
Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week is next week (March 30–April 3) and the Graduate School is working with units across campus to provide online opportunities to show our graduate and professional students how much we recognize their value to the UT community. We will have professional development opportunities through Zoom, an online Q&A with the Graduate School, student spotlights and Graduate Student Senate election candidates!
Visit our GPSAW 2020 page for the latest schedule and to find out how to get access to the Zoom sessions.
Consulting Industry Seminar on March 2
Considering consulting as a possible career path? Or just curious about what consultants do? Attend the Consulting Industry Seminar on Monday. March 2nd. This is a professional development opportunity sponsored by the Center for Career Development. for any non-business majors to learn more about the Consulting industry and what they look for when hiring individuals. You will hear about the fundamentals of the key firms in the industry, how they are set up in terms of practice area, and the nature of work as a consultant in this one hour overview on the industry. Information on the interview process and the use of case interviews will be included along with career progression and salaries in the profession. See more information on register on Handshake: utk.joinhandshake.com/events/447359/share_preview
Three More IRB 101 Sessions Available for Spring 2020
You might think that you won’t ever need to get IRB approval for the research you’re planning. You might be surprised. Wouldn’t it be better to be prepared? Register for an IRB 101 session on March 3, April 1, or May 5 and find out if you need to get IRB approval, and how to go about it.
Building Your Network and Finding Mentors
One of the keys to professional development is networking, but what does it mean to engage in networking, and how does one go about it? Another key is finding a mentor or establishing a network of mentors to guide, advise, or just cheer you on. This session of Strategic Planning for Your Life will discuss how to establish and be a part of a supportive network. Please join us on February 12 at 5:00pm at Hodges 262A, and make some connections!
Spoken Word Techniques for Graduate Students
The third session of What’s Your Work About? will be centered around how to talk about one’s work in a few words, but still be clear and compelling. We’ll be looking at successful 3MT participants and develop “elevator pitches” as examples to draw from and practicing as a group. Please join us in Hodges 128 on February 11 at 5:00pm. There are a few seats left, so register at workshop.utk.edu.
Internship Opportunity at the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics for Master’s Students
ORAU (Oak Ridge Associated Universities) wants to let master’s students know about an internship opportunity with the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES), part of the National Science Foundation (NSF). NCSES is the world’s premier source for data and information on the science and engineering enterprise. For more information on this opportunity, contact SciEdPrograms@orau.org (please include reference code NSF-NCSES-2019-0002), or apply online at https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/NSF-NCSES-2019-0002. Internships are expected to be granted beginning in February.