Events For Graduate & Professional Students

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From workshops, to seminars to world-renowned speakers, there are hundreds of opportunities to learn and network at UB. Take a look at our upcoming events, designed specifically for our graduate and professional student population.

Be sure to visit UB's central events calendar for a comprehensive list of what is happening at UB, including conferences, lectures, meetings, seminars, sporting events and much more.

Past Events

Tough Talks: Communication Strategies for Difficult Situations

This workshop, presented by Couneling Services, focused on strategies for navigating difficult conversations with peers, mentors, faculty and staff. Stymied by how to approach a challenging conversation with your advisor? This workshop is for you. Click here to watch a recording of the workshop.

Converting Your CV to a Resume for PhD Students and Postdoctoral Scholars 

 This workshop, co-hosted by the Graduate School and the Career Design Center, teaches you how to convert a CV to a resume with helpful tips and insights about both these documents. Click here to watch a recording of the workshop.

CV Workshop for PhD Students and Postdoctoral Scholars 

This workshop, co-hosted by the Graduate School and the Career Design Center, teaches you top CV tips, how to update and rework your CV with recommended guidelines, understand common CV mistakes and how to avoid them, and how to tailor and build a stand-out CV. Click here to watch a recording of the workshop.

CV Writing/Revising Workshop

This workshop was the second of two workshops aimed at students who aim to prioritize teaching jobs in their job hunts. This workshop discusses the differences between CVs and resumes and how to transition between the two. Click here to watch a recording of the event.

Applying for Teaching Jobs in Higher Education

The Graduate School hosted a workshop for students who are aiming for careers that prioritize teaching. This workshop provided advice, resources and Q&A time about requesting recommendations, writing application letters, and tailoring CVs to teaching-centric jobs. Click here to watch a recording of the workshop.

Beyond the Professoriate Information Session

UB is proud to partner with Beyond the Professoriate, the only online professional development training platform for graduate students, postdocs, faculty and PhDs that helps them successfully transition into academic or nonacademic careers. Click here to watch a recording of an information session introducing the platform to graduate students.

Fellowship and Grant Writing Basics

Learn about the offerings for UB graduate students from the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships, followed by an introduction to grant writing. Click here to watch the recording.

Grant Writing for STEM fields: Research Planning for Future PIs

Check out what grants are available to researchers in STEM fields, and then learn what funders look for in grant proposals. The recording will be available until February 23, 2023.  Click here to watch the recording.

Grant Writing for Humanities: Pursuing Grants to Help Support Your Humanities Scholarship

This workshop details what grants are available to researchers in the humanities and social sciences, how to look for appropriate funding opportunities, and how to compose your grant application. The recording will be available until February 23, 2023. Click here to watch the recording.

Using LinkedIn to Leverage Your PhD for Career Success

In partnership with The Graduate School, the Career Design Center was thrilled to offer a career and professional development workshop for graduate students on April 29, 2022 and May 4, 2022. This workshop covered how to create an effective LinkedIn profile. Students also learned about eight career readiness competencies, and how to show employers on LinkedIn that they were proficient in these competencies. The information in this session is beneficial whether you're using your degree to go into industry or academia.

Click here to watch the recorded version of this workshop.

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