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By Anna De Cheke Qualls If there is a theme in Lisha Lai’s job search, it is that relationships matter. Throughout her graduate study here at Maryland, she put emphasis on building social capital both to find support and later to assist with her job search.
The UMD Graduate School co-sponsors this year's BioScience Day, Genomics: Unlocking the Mysteries of Dogs, Viruses and More happening Tuesday, November 12, 9am-5pm in the Colony Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union.
Autumn Griffin, a doctoral candidate in Teaching, Learning, Policy, and Leadership in the College of Education, co-founded Blackademia-a digital network dedicated to sharing and celebrating the stories of people of color in academic spaces-with Tiffany Lee, now a higher education administrator. Griffin and Lee found they had similar challenges and experiences as Black academics throughout their early careers.
By Anna de Cheke Qualls Small talk can be awkward, but it is often the first step to building relationships and networking. It is an essential skill that international graduate students and postdocs on the campus have been asking to practice in a safe space.
Timing may not be everything in graduate school, but it's important. With goals and priorities in mind, grad students from across UMD gathered last week for a workshop to map out degree and career planning timelines.
By Anna De Cheke Qualls Ashley Minner tells the story of the Lumbee in East Baltimore to anyone who will listen. It is a journey of members of the largest tribe east of the Mississippi through hardship, poverty, racism, identity and community.