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October 2020

DEADLINE: Applications for Admission to Candidacy
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
GradStatus

Final date for submitting applications for admission to candidacy to the Graduate School for doctoral candidates who plan to graduate in December 2020. If you were not admitted to candidacy prior to June 21, 2020, you must register for 10 hours Fall 2020.

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Exploring Graduate Education at UGA
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Zoom

During the week of Exploring Graduate Education at UGA, the Graduate School will include workshops on the application and admissions process, the benefits of earning a graduate degree, and a discussion on the various types and sources of financial assistance available to fund graduate education, and will culminate in a graduate program table fair. The Exploring Graduate Education @ UGA graduate program table fair is a virtual event that will be held on Friday, October 16, 2020 from 11:30 – 1:30 PM via Zoom. The program is…

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xPD Graduate Career Series: ImaginePhD Lab
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Online

The ImaginePhD lab will help students working towards a PhD to consider career options after graduation. This session will be interactive, so please bring your laptop and come prepared to take a deep dive into your career interests, skills, and values. Attendance is limited to 20 students, and registration is required through Handshake. This workshop will give you the opportunity to: Learn about typical graduate careers and considerations for the job search Take career assessments (interests, skills, and values) through…

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xPD Graduate Career Symposium: Design Thinking + Entrepreneurship
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Zoom

Creativity and innovation are key drivers of success for many of today’s leading for profit and nonprofit organizations. At the center of this activity is Design Thinking, a methodology used to solve complex challenges, especially of the wicked variety.  This workshop/seminar will touch on the core 5 elements of Design Thinking with an emphasis on Empathy, Problem Definition and Ideation. This program is presented in partnership with the UGA Entrepreneurship Program.

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xPD Graduate Career Series: Converting Your CV to a Resume
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Zoom

Converting your CV to a resume can be a daunting task for academics interested in careers in government, non-profit and industry sectors.  Join us for this workshop as we introduce systematic ways to convert your CV to a resume and how to tailor your resume for specific job announcements. Please bring a working copy of your CV/resume to the workshop as there will be built in time to focus on your specific materials throughout the session.

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xPD Graduate Career Symposium: Higher Ed Administration Careers
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Zoom

Have you considered engaging your graduate experiences in a career in higher education administration?  Join us to learn and converse with a panel of PhDs employed in the higher education sector in a variety of settings outside of the professoriate.

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November 2020

xPD Graduate Career Series: Leveraging LinkedIn
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Zoom

LinkedIn is a powerful networking tool, with the potential to connect with 154,000+ UGA alumni! In this workshop, you will learn how to navigate the LinkedIn platform to expand your network. You will leave the workshop with the following: Knowing how to utilize common features (such as the LinkedIn Newsfeed) Understanding how to utilize LinkedIn for career research (Reverse career pathing, finding companies, etc.) Understanding how to network proactively on LinkedIn (Find Alumni Tool, Advanced Search, tips for messaging contacts,…

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xPD Graduate Career Series: Strengths for Scientists
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Zoom

Registration Deadline: October 20 at 11:59 pm EST (Attendance limited to 20 participants) Gallup's CliftonStrengths assessment has been utilized by over 20 million people worldwide to enhance the use of their natural talents. Geared toward doctoral students and research-intensive master's students (in any discipline), this program will help participants name, claim, and aim their respective strengths. Over the course of three interactive small-group sessions, participants will learn more about the Strengths framework and spend time reflecting upon their own top…

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Spotlight on the Arts Festival
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Virtual

The University of Georgia has a long-standing commitment to world-class arts programming. The Spotlight on the Arts festival, now in its ninth year, will be held in a virtual format for 2020. Highlights include performances from Grammy-winning singer Kathy Mattea, a multifaceted, multimedia work presented by UGA Theatre, the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame keynote address, and several exhibitions at the Georgia Museum of Art and Lamar Dodd School of Art, among dozens of additional events. More information about Spotlight…

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xPD Graduate Career Series: Strengths for Scientists
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Zoom

Registration Deadline: October 20 at 11:59 pm EST (Attendance limited to 20 participants) Gallup's CliftonStrengths assessment has been utilized by over 20 million people worldwide to enhance the use of their natural talents. Geared toward doctoral students and research-intensive master's students (in any discipline), this program will help participants name, claim, and aim their respective strengths. Over the course of three interactive small-group sessions, participants will learn more about the Strengths framework and spend time reflecting upon their own top…

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