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Symposium Advances Grad Student and Postdoc Success

June 12, 2018

Summer symposium

Last week, the Graduate School sponsored its second annual Invest in Your Future, Summer Edition Student Success Symposium. With three concurrent tracks focused on writing, career planning, and developing professional skills, the symposium aimed at propelling graduate students, and postdocs into a productive summer.

Facilitated by Dr. Linda Macri and the Graduate Student/Postdoc Success Team, workshops offered professional development on conference presentation, effective writing and revision, creating a virtual professional identity, early and late-stage career planning, networking, time management, using the SPINPlus Funding Database, and the preparing for course teaching.

"This event was a great success.  Nearly 100 graduate students, from a range of programs, spent the day in various workshops aimed at providing them tools and knowledge they can use to develop their communication and career management skills over the summer (and beyond).  Our team was joined by colleagues from the Counseling Center, and the Teaching and Learning Transformation Center (TLTC) for this one day event which we offered at a time when students' curricular demands--classes, research, teaching--are fewer. Our goal for this and other "graduate student and postdoc success" programming is to equip our scholars with the co-curricular support they need to thrive in and beyond their graduate studies or postdoctoral appointments," remarked Macri.

More information about the event can be found here.


Contact Information

The Graduate School
University of Maryland

2123 Lee Building
7809 Regents Drive
College Park, MD 20742