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Professional Development Week

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Graduate Student Professional Development Week

Monday, February 28 - Friday, March 4, 2022
Make time for your professional development!

Join us for a series of events dedicated to helping you succeed in grad school and beyond. 

Every day at noon.

These workshops start at noon, do not require registration, and will be available through Zoom at https://go.grad.illinois.edu/eventspace. Workshops are not recorded.

Data Analysis with Excel (Monday, 2/28)

Learn how to use Excel to perform basic data analysis, including wrangling, cleaning, and visualization. In this hands-on workshop, participants will follow along in Excel using a provided dataset on their own devices. All are welcome, but those comfortable with data analytics tools and methods in general or Excel, in particular, may benefit from a more advanced workshop.

Writing Your First CV (Tuesday, 3/1)

We will cover the basics of preparing an effective CV, such as what sections to include and how to format the document to highlight your experience. Whether this is your first time creating an academic CV in grad school or you're looking to refresh your current CV, this workshop is right for you!

RUNNING BETTER ONLINE MEETINGS (WEDNESDAY, 3/2)

Does this need to be a meeting? In this workshop, participants will share experiences and discuss what makes a meeting run smoothly (and what doesn’t). We’ll also talk about strategies for having more collaborative and productive online meetings. 

THE POWER OF PRESENTATIONS: ENHANCING YOUR SLIDES FOR ENGAGEMENT (THURSDAY, 3/3)

Throughout your life you will, almost certainly, give presentations. We’ve all sat through presentations that were boring, confusing, and drab. How do you communicate your message most succinctly? What visuals will captivate and inform your audience the best? Is it only about your slide design or are there other techniques that leave a lasting impression? In this session, we distill the magic that just might take your next presentation from bland to grand.

Data Analysis with Python (Friday, 3/4)

Use Python to perform basic data analysis, including wrangling, cleaning, and visualization. In this hands-on workshop, participants will follow along in Python using a provided dataset on their own devices. We'll use Google Colab as our Python environment; Colab comes as part of Drive, so there’s no need to download special software. You are welcome to use whatever environment you’d like. All are welcome, but those comfortable with data analytics tools and methods in general or Python, in particular, may benefit from a more advanced workshop.

 

If you require any disability related accommodations to participate in this workshop more fully, please email gradsuccess@Illinois.edu