CLIMB Pathways Program Details

Are you a Master's student looking to jump start your professional development?

We can lead you down the right path. 

***Now Offering a Digital Badge***

This workshop series is intended for all participants to learn how to excel during their Master’s degree, as well what to do after graduation

Structure: CLIMB Pathways participants will attend two workshops a month, once in person, and once via a set of online videos. In person sessions are tailored for topics that are more open to discussion and dialogue, whereas video sessions are more informational and instructive. Participants are expected to attend all sessions, both in person and online. 

Workshop Topics Include:

  • Transitioning to Graduate School
  • Selecting a Research Project & Mentor
  • Building your CV & IDPs
  • Effective Study Habits
  • Myers-Briggs Presentation
  • Managing Stress and Anxiety in Graduate School
  • Research Ethics
  • Oral Presentation Skills
  • Networking
  • Effective Data Presentation
  • Pathways from Master’s Programs

CLIMB Pathways Workshop Series

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CLIMB Pathways Digital badge.

Fall and Spring Semester, 1st year

Overview: These workshops are intended for all CLIMB Pathways participants to learn how to excel during their Master’s degree program and beyond. Workshops are designed to give participants practical skills for choosing a lab and a mentor, effectively working with others, and how to prepare and deliver a scientific presentation.

Structure: CLIMB Pathways participants will attend two workshops a month, one in person and one via a set of online videos. In person sessions are tailored for topics that are more open to discussion and dialogue, whereas video sessions are more informational and instructive. In order to be eligible to receive a digital badge for CLIMB Pathways, participants must complete workshop assignments as described below. Workshop assignments are to be uploaded to UB Learns no later than the start of the following workshop. If a participant cannot attend a workshop, s/he will still be required to upload the workshop assignments to UB Learns by the due date. Any questions may be directed to the CLIMB Pathways Coordinator (jrbarthe@buffalo.edu / 716-829-4717).  

Participation: Participants are expected to attend all in person and online sessions in order to be eligible to receive a digital bade for CLIMB Pathways. IF a participant cannot attend a workshop, s/he will be required to communicate with the CLIMB Pathways Coordinator (jrbarthe@buffalo.edu / 716-829-4717) and arrangements will be made for dissemination of workshop materials (i.e., video recordings, PowerPoint presentations, handouts, etc.) The participant will be required to review the workshop materials and complete the workshop assignment.

Session Topic for the CLIMB Pathways Workshop Series
Fall Semester  
  Introduction, Plans for the Year
1 Transitioning into Graduate School
2 Selecting a Research Project and Mentor
3 CV and IDPs
4 Stress and Anxiety in Graduate School
5 Myers Briggs Personality Assessments
Spring Semester  
1 Pathways from Master’s Programs
2 Research Ethics
3 Maximizing Conference Benefits
4 Job Search Strategies Using Linkedin and Bullseye powered by Handshake  
5 Guide to Oral Presentations
6 Student Presentations
7 PhD Program Admissions and Industry Application Panel Discussion
A Note About Our Funding

CLIMB Pathways is generously supported by University at Buffalo, Professional Pathways Grant