Upcoming Events

Sep - Nov

BIPOC Voices at UMass

Sep 10, 2020 - Nov 20, 2020

BIPOC Voices at UMass is an initiative designed to celebrate points of positivity from our diverse body of graduate students. Every other week, one student will share how their personal trials, successes, and experiences have helped them to thrive in their studies at UMass.

If you are interested in sharing your story, we would love to have you! Please email oie@grad.umass.edu for further details regarding your submission.


Editing Clinic: Let the Algorithms Do the Work For You

Oct 23, 2020 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Online with OPD!

Unsure about how to bring clarity and concision to your academic writing? This “clinic” will be a combination of workshop and writing session; we will practice three different techniques for editing academic projects. Each exercise is calibrated to help you learn your own syntax, take the confusion out of complex sentences, and bring clarity of thought into the structure of your prose. 


Negotiating a Job Offer

Oct 27, 2020 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Online with OPD!

Are you hearing that you should negotiate your job offer, but feeling unsure about how to do this?  If you are considering jobs outside academia or non-faculty positions inside academia, join this session to learn concrete strategies to negotiate with confidence. 


Faculty Interviews: Prepare and Practice

Oct 28, 2020 | 2:30pm - 4:15pm

Online with OPD!

Are you hoping to interview for a faculty job this year? Often phone or video interviews are scheduled with little notice, so it’s good to be prepared! This workshop will be in two parts: In part 1 (2:30-3:15pm), you will learn about the common questions and discuss strategies for a successful Zoom interview. In part 2 (3:15-4:15pm): you can practice and get feedback on your responses to the most common questions! Plan to come for part 1 and we hope you can stay for part 2!


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Brian Mullen applies positive pressure

With undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Brian has invented a vest that improves care for people with autism.