Upcoming Events


Winter Dissertation Writing Group

Dec 7, 2020

Online with OPD!

Working on your dissertation, but feeling isolated at home? Open to graduate students who are at the dissertation-writing stage, this two-week intensive (January 11th - January 22nd) offers both synchronous and asynchronous opportunities to participate in a focused community of writers in order to build support and accountability. 


Grant Series Part I: Funding Search Strategies (that you can use from home!)

Dec 8, 2020 | 11:00am - 12:00pm

Online with OPD!

Need external funding to support your research? Get started by learning about basic tools available to UMass graduate students and postdocs to help find grants and fellowships, all of which you can access remotely. We’ll also discuss tips to manage your funding search. 


How to Write a (Better) Cover Letter

Dec 10, 2020 | 10:30am - 12:00pm

Online with OPD!

In an oversaturated job market, demonstrating “fit" is critical - and the cover letter is the best place to make the persuasive argument that you are right for this job! We’ll discuss common cover letter mistakes and discover some foolproof ways to write a cover letter that will make employers take notice. This workshop will be helpful whether you are writing your first or fiftieth cover letter! (Please note that this workshop does not discuss cover letters for faculty jobs.) 


A Leader’s Toolkit: Emotional Intelligence – It Starts with You

Jan 12, 2021 | 9:30am - 11:00am

Online with OPD!

Why do brilliant teams sometimes fail? Why do job candidates with strong technical expertise get rejected by employers? While academic training preferentially promotes intelligence, at leadership levels, emotional intelligence is the stronger predictor of success. In this session, you will learn the emotional intelligence framework and participate in interactive exercises to help you recognize and manage your emotions for better decision making.


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