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.

Featured Events

Finding a Postdoctoral Position Workshop
April 24, 2024, 2-3 p.m.

This workshop will explain what you’ll need to successfully apply for a postdoctoral position, including information on applications for different types of postdoc positions. Register for the Finding a Postdoctoral Position Workshop.

Tough Talks: Communication Strategies for Difficult Situations
April 30, 2024, 11 a.m.-12p.m.

This workshop, presented by Counseling 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. Register for Tough Talks.

Diversity Statement Workshop
May 2, 2024, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

In this workshop, you will be introduced to what diversity statements are, reflect on how you understand diversity, equity and inclusion and start drafting components of your statement. This event is hosted by The Center for Excellence in Writing. Register for the Diversity Statement Workshop.

Past Events

Applying for Teaching Jobs in Higher Education
April 10, 2024

The Graduate School is hosting a workshop for students who are aiming for careers that prioritize teaching. This workshop will provide advice, resources and Q&A time about requesting recommendations, writing application letters, and tailoring CVs to teaching-centric jobs. Watch a recording of the Applying for Teaching Jobs in Higher Education workshop.

Creating Your Personal UB Website
March 26, 2024

UB students, faculty and staff are provided with space to create a personal website. You can create an online resume or share your interests with friends and colleagues. Get creative and learn about creating your own personal website in this workshop hosted by the Graduate School. Watch a recording of the website workshop. View the materials from the website workshop.

Grant Writing for Humanities: Pursuing Grants to Help Support Your Humanities Scholarship
March 20, 2024

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. Watch a recording of the Grant Writing for Humanities workshop .

Grant Writing for STEM fields: Research Planning for Future PIs
March 19, 2024

Check out what grants are available to researchers in STEM fields, and then learn what funders look for in grant proposals. Watch a recording of the Grant Writing for STEM Fields workshop.

Fellowship and Grant Writing Basics
March 12, 2024

Learn about the offerings for UB graduate students from the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships, followed by an introduction to grant writing. Watch a recording of the Fellowship and Grant Writing Basics workshop.

Productivity Workshop: Increase Efficiency & Effectiveness During Writing Sessions
March 6, 2024

Having difficulty focusing during writing sessions? In this workshop, Productivity Coach Dr. Kate Henry will cover common obstacles that derail writing, reading, and research. Attendees will learn productivity tools to help determine appropriate goals, set boundaries around distractions, and make tangible progress in every work session. We'll end our time with the opportunity to personalize an approach to a future work session by applying the tools we cover. Watch a recording of the productivity workshop.

Protecting Executive Functioning: A Skill-Building Workshop for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars
Feb. 21, 2024

This workshop is hosted by the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biological Sciences and Counseling Services. Participants will learn mental health tools for building resiliency throughout their academic and professional careers. Watch a recording of the Protecting Executive Functioning workshop.

Productivity Workshop: Improve Your Time Management and Productivity Practices
Feb. 14, 2024

Craving approaches to help maximize your productivity without burning out? Join Productivity Coach Dr. Kate Henry to learn tools to improve your time management, develop realistic timelines for your projects, and increase your focus as you progress on your scholarly projects. You’ll leave the workshop with next steps you can apply to your current and future schedules and goals. Watch a recording of the productivity workshop.

Breaking Down Applied Research: A Hands-On Workshop for Students
Feb. 13, 2024

This workshop is an opportunity for students across disciplines eager to learn about conducting applied research. Drawing from her book Empowering Scholar-Practitioners: A Comprehensive Guide for Conceptualizing, Designing, Writing, Defending, and Publishing a Dissertation in Practice, Dr. Karalis Noel’s workshop will offer valuable insights into the practical aspects of conducting research directly impacting real-world problems. Watch a recording of the Breaking Down Applied Research workshop.

Financial Wellness Workshop
Feb. 6, 2024

Learn how your relationship with money can be critical to managing your finances. Hear about the psychology of money and how it relates to your spending behaviors, financial goal setting, and how a spending plan (i.e., budget) is the proper foundation for building long-term financial security. Start early to build a solid financial future by maintaining healthy behaviors around money and building a spending plan for you. Watch a recording of the Finanacial Wellness Workshop.

Your Digital Identity: Academic Digital Platforms and How To Use Them Effectively Throughout Graduate School and Your Professional Career
Jan. 29, 2024

Dr. Yotam Ophir is an Assistant Professor of Communication at the University at Buffalo. In this workshop, Dr. Ophir will share information about academic digital platforms and how to use them. The goal of the workshop is to learn to effectively use these platforms throughout graduate school and your professional career. Watch a recording of the Your Digital Identity webinar.

Beyond the Professoriate Information Session
Jan. 25, 2024

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. Watch a recording of the Beyond the Professoriate Information Session.

Grad Connect & Reflect: Dr. Namsook Kim
Dec. 11, 2023

Join us for 'Grad Connect and Reflect,' a new conversation series hosted by The Graduate School. Hear from faculty and staff from a wide variety of research areas as they share their diverse experiences, tips for success, and personal anecdotes from their own graduate journeys. Explore the challenges faced, the milestones achieved, and the lessons learned on the often winding path to academic and professional success. Watch a recording of the session.

Grad Connect & Reflect: Carine Mardorossian
Dec. 6, 2023

Join us for 'Grad Connect and Reflect,' a new conversation series hosted by The Graduate School. Hear from faculty and staff from a wide variety of research areas as they share their diverse experiences, tips for success, and personal anecdotes from their own graduate journeys. Explore the challenges faced, the milestones achieved, and the lessons learned on the often winding path to academic and professional success. Watch a recording of the session.

Tough Talks: Communication Strategies for Difficult Situations
Dec. 5, 2023

This workshop, presented by Counseling 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. Watch a recording of the tough talks workshop.

Grad Connect & Reflect: Betsy Bowen
Nov. 20, 2023

Join us for 'Grad Connect and Reflect,' a new conversation series hosted by The Graduate School. Hear from faculty and staff from a wide variety of research areas as they share their diverse experiences, tips for success, and personal anecdotes from their own graduate journeys. Explore the challenges faced, the milestones achieved, and the lessons learned on the often winding path to academic and professional success. Watch a recording of the connect and reflect event.

PhD Career Success Stories
Nov. 17, 2023

The Graduate School partnered with the Career Design Center to host a series of guest speakers designed for PhD students interested in careers in industry.

Ursuline Bankhead (PhD in Counseling Psychology, Chief of Psychology and Deput Chief of Mental Health, VA Western New York Healthcare System)

Karen Chow (PhD in Cognitive Psychology, Senior Learning Scientist, Duolingo)

Watch a recording of the session.

Productivity Workshop: How to Personalize Your Productivity Practice
Nov. 15, 2023

The Graduate School has partnered with the Graduate Student Association and the Office of Postdoctoral Scholars to provide a series of workshops dedicated to productivity. Dr. Kate Henry is a productivity coach specializing in sustainable and well-being-oriented productivity. During this workshop, you'll reflect on the ways your productivity utilizes finite personal resources and reconceptualize what it means to “be productive” by identifying your behind-the-scenes labors. Attendees will leave this workshop with a personal productivity plan for making their goals actionable and achievable. Watch a recording of the productivity workshop.

Converting Your CV to a Resume Workshop for PhD Students and Postdoctoral Scholars
Nov. 10, 2023

Whether you are entering industry or academia, understanding the difference between a CV and a resume (and how to write them!) is essential. The Career Design Center and the Graduate School are co-hosting multiple workshops to teach you how to compose a CV and resume and how to transition between them, depending on the requirements for the position. Watch a recording of the CV workshop.

Writing Your CV Workshop for PhD Students and Postdoctoral Scholars
Oct. 27, 2023

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. Watch a recording of the CV workshop.

Writing Statements of Teaching Philosophy
Oct. 26, 2023

If you seek a career as an academic, ideally you should begin to articulate your teaching philosophy in graduate school. The sooner you start thinking about your teaching philosophy, the easier it is to formulate a statement when you need it. Join the Center for Excellence in Writing as they host this workshop to better understand how to write your teaching philosophy statement. Watch a recording of the writing statements of teaching philosophy workshop.

PhD Career Success Stories
Oct. 20, 2023

The Graduate School partnered with the Career Design Center to host a series of guest speakers designed for PhD students interested in careers in industry. 

Jackie Hardt (PhD in Political Science,Senior DEI Analytics Manager, Senior Vice President, M&T Bank)

Alexandra Lawson (PhD in Linguistics, Senior Research and Data Analyst, University at Buffalo)

Watch a recording of the session.

Productivity Workshop: How To Set Actionable and Achievable Goals
Oct. 18, 2023.

The Graduate School has partnered with the Graduate Student Association and the Office of Postdoctoral Scholars to provide a series of workshops dedicated to productivity. Dr. Kate Henry is a productivity coach specializing in sustainable and well-being-oriented productivity. During this workshop, we’ll explore reasons graduate students often struggle to accomplish their most important goals and will choose realistic tasks to focus on during our productivity sessions. Attendees will leave the workshop with a plan for making forward progress on one or more goals. Watch a recording of the productivity workshop.

Grad Connect & Reflect: Odette Reid
Oct. 2, 2023

In this event, you will hear from faculty and staff from a wide variety of research areas as they share their diverse experiences, tips for success, and personal anecdotes from their own graduate journeys. Explore the challenges faced, the milestones achieved, and the lessons learned on the often winding path to academic and professional success. Watch a recording of the connect & reflect event.

Resume Writing for STEM Masters Candidates
Sept. 26, 2023

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

Converting Your CV to a Resume Workshop for PhD Students and Postdoctoral Scholars
Sept. 22, 2023

Whether you are entering industry or academia, understanding the difference between a CV and a resume (and how to write them!) is essential. The Career Design Center and the Graduate School are co-hosting multiple workshops to teach you how to compose a CV and resume and how to transition between them, depending on the requirements for the position. Watch a recording of the workshop.

NIH Repays Your Student Loans
Sept. 19, 2023, 3-4 p.m.

You’re invited to an in-depth overview of the NIH Loan Repayment Program from the Division of Loan Repayment Director, Matthew Lockhart. The NIH Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs) are a set of programs established by Congress designed to recruit and retain highly qualified health professionals into biomedical or biobehavioral research centers. The NIH LRPs pay up to $50,000 annually of qualified educational debt in return for a commitment to engage in NIH mission-relevant research.  Applicants must hold an M.D., Ph.D., Psy.D., Pharm.D, D.O., D.D.S., D.M.D. D.P.M, D.C., N.D., O.D., D.V.M, or equivalent doctoral-level degree (except for the Contraception & Infertility Research LRP).  The NIH LRPs will accept applications from September 1-November 16.  Don’t miss your opportunity to learn how you could receive up to $100,000 in educational debt relief!  Watch a recording of the workshop.

Job Search Strategies for STEM Masters Candidates
Sept. 19, 2023

In partnership with The Graduate School, the Career Design Center is thrilled to offer a career and professional development workshop for STEM Masters students. This workshop will focus on job search tips and strategies in STEM fields. Watch a recording of the workshop.

PhD Career Success Stories
Sept. 15, 2023

The Graduate School partnered with the Career Design Center to host a series of guest speakers designed for PhD students interested in careers in industry. Dr. Philip Schneider graduated with his PhD. in Electrical Engineering from the University at Buffalo and now leads the Research and Development team as Sr. Director, at tech Unicorn company, ACV. Dr. Emily Brooks attended the University at Buffalo for her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and continued studying in UB’s Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics Research Lab to complete her PhD in Biomedical Engineering. Watch a recording of the session.

Creating Your Personal UB Website
Sept. 12, 2023

UB students, faculty and staff are provided with space to create a personal website. You can create an online resume or share your interests with friends and colleagues. Get creative and learn about creating your own personal website in this workshop hosted by the Graduate School. Watch a recording of the Creating Your Personal UB Website Workshop. Access the presentation materials from this workshop.

Job Search Strategies for PhD Candidates
Sept. 12, 2023

In partnership with The Graduate School, the Career Design Center is thrilled to offer a career and professional development workshop for PhD candidates. This workshop will focus on job search tips and strategies in industry and academia. Watch a recording of the Job Search Strategies for PhD Candidates workshop.

Writing Your CV Workshop for PhD Students and Postdoctoral Scholars
Sept. 7, 2023

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. Watch a recording of the Writing Your CV Workshop.

Beyond the Professoriate Information Session
Sept. 6, 2023

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. Watch a recording of the Beyond the Professoriate Information Session.

Accomplish Your Goals with Slow Productivity
March 15, 2023

The Graduate School has partnered with the Graduate Student Association and the Office of Postdoctoral Scholars to provide a series of workshops dedicated to productivity. Dr. Kate Henry is a productivity coach specializing in sustainable and well-being-oriented productivity. As a productivity coach, she guides academics to develop actionable and achievable productivity and time management practices to achieve short-term and long-term goals without feeling overwhelmed. Watch a recording of the Slow Productivity workshop.

Top Five Productivity Tools that Helped Me Finish my Dissertation
Feb. 15, 2023

The Graduate School has partnered with the Graduate Student Association and the Office of Postdoctoral Scholars to provide a series of workshops dedicated to productivity. Dr. Kate Henry is a productivity coach specializing in sustainable and well-being-oriented productivity. Feeling stuck or stumped on your dissertation? Join Dr. Kate Henry, Productivity Coach, as she breaks down five tools and approaches that helped her to find motivation, keep up momentum, and complete her dissertation. Attendees will leave this workshop with tangible next steps for progressing on their own dissertations. Watch a recording of the Top Five Productivity Tools workshop.

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