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Graduate Professional Development Events

Graduate professional development at Notre Dame is focused on four core components: Career Development and Placement, Ethics, Research, and Teaching. The list below shows the composite schedule for all currently scheduled professional development events.

If you have questions about the listed events, or would like to suggest an event, please contact Professional Development.

Note: The professional development events page focus primarily on academic and career-oriented workshops and events. For social events geared toward graduate students, we invite you to visit the Graduate Student Union's social calendar. For social events geared toward postdocs, visit the Postdoc Events page.

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  • Research
  • Ethics
  • Teaching
  • Career




Upcoming events:

TitleDescriptionDateTime
2017 Fall Tea with Schmitt Fellowsz_gs_pdev9-2101:00 PM
Gathering Early Semester Feedback (Surveys Only) ZOOMz_gs_pdev Please use this link to join:  NotreDame.zoom.us/my/Kevin.Barry 9-2210:35 AM
Lunch and Learn: IrishCompass - A Mentee's Guide to Maximizing a Mentor Connectionz_gs_pdevCareer Mentoring can mean something different to everyone. In general, professional mentoring happens when two people of varying expertise levels connect and the more expe...9-2201:00 PM
Preparing for the Academic Job Search I: Working at Different Types of Institutions (Faculty Panel)z_gs_pdev Faculty members from a community college, research university, liberal arts college, and regional comprehensive university will discuss what to expect when working ...9-2502:00 PM
Data File and File Managementz_gs_pdevDo you struggle with locating your files? Is it nearly impossible for you to find and retrieve articles and content that you’ve saved on a moment’s notice? Does your...9-2611:00 AM
Teaching Social Justicez_gs_pdev Participants in this workshop will discuss strategies for effectively applying social justice practices to college-level teaching. We will practice techniques that ...9-2602:00 PM
Grants and Fellowships - Writing and Draft-Review Sessionz_gs_pdevResearch Organized by the Office of Grants and Fellowships. Do you need to have dedicated grant writing time and space? Join us every Tues and Thurs from 5:30-7 pm EST. We o...9-2605:30 PM
But I Didn't Mean Micro-Aggressionsz_gs_pdev This interactive workshop defines micro aggressions and explores why it is important to identify and acknowledge acts or behaviors that might be interpreted as a mi...9-2703:30 PM
Alternative/Flipped Finals (Beyond Blue Books & Bubble Sheets)z_gs_pdev Tired of the traditional blue book and bubble sheet final exam?  Instead of having students cram and recall what they learned, why not try a culminating ePortfolio ...9-2809:30 AM
Grants and Fellowships - Writing and Draft-Review Sessionz_gs_pdevResearch Organized by the Office of Grants and Fellowships. Do you need to have dedicated grant writing time and space? Join us every Tues and Thurs from 5:30-7 pm EST. We o...9-2805:30 PM
James Lang Small Teaching Book Presentationz_gs_pdev James Lang, Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College, will give a talk on "Small Teaching," his most recent book.  There will be Q &...9-2910:30 AM
Lunch and Learn: Facilitating Effective Classroom Discussionz_gs_pdevTeaching When done well, classroom discussions can meaningfully engage students with course material and improve learning. Join us to learn strategies, best practices, and c...9-2901:00 PM
Digital Tools for Irish Studiesz_gs_pdevWe will review the main bibliographic databases for Irish studies. The class will focus on lesser-known databases specific to Irish studies, and on other databases s...10-211:00 AM
Teaching Critical Thinkingz_gs_pdev10-203:30 PM
EAP: How to Avoid Plagiarismz_gs_pdev This workshop focuses on ways to present academic sources in an ethical and transparent manner.  Topics included a definition of plagiarism, a description of the ha...10-205:15 PM
Preparing for the Academic Job Search II: Preparing a CV and Cover Letterz_gs_pdev This workshop will cover what goes into an academic application and suggestions about how to keep your information organized.  The workshop will focus on creating a...10-409:30 AM
Grants and Fellowships - Writing and Draft-Review Sessionz_gs_pdevResearch Organized by the Office of Grants and Fellowships. Do you need to have dedicated grant writing time and space? Join us every Tues and Thurs from 5:30-7 pm EST. We o...10-505:30 PM
Create Your Professional Website with Wordpress (Beginner)z_gs_pdevWe live in an age where having an online presence is becoming the norm for all professionals, particularly academics. A well-designed website enhances one’s professi...10-609:00 AM
Lunch and Learn: Intersectionality - What Does That Even Mean?z_gs_pdevEthics Intersectionality in the Academy, what is it? Why does it matter to students? Why should it matter to faculty? During this Lunch and Learn we will use case studies ...10-601:00 PM
Presentation Zenz_gs_pdev Classroom presentations by faculty or students don't have to be a series of bulleted text slides. Along with use of images and stories, Garr Reynolds' book, Present...10-602:00 PM
Preparing for the Academic Job Search III: Interview, Job Talk, & Teaching Pitchz_gs_pdev This workshop presents what students should expect during a campus interview, how to prepare to give a job talk, and how to incorporate your teaching experiences in...10-1109:30 AM
Grants and Fellowships - Writing and Draft-Review Sessionz_gs_pdevResearch Organized by the Office of Grants and Fellowships. Do you need to have dedicated grant writing time and space? Join us every Tues and Thurs from 5:30-7 pm EST. We o...10-1205:30 PM
Lunch and Learn: Shifting Gears & Addressing Different Audiencesz_gs_pdevProfessional Development Can you confidently communicate about your academic research? Do you know how to share your ideas with non-specialists, journal editors, grant committees, and your ...10-1301:00 PM
Grants and Fellowships Fall Break Boot Campz_gs_pdevResearch The Grants and Fellowships Fall Break Boot Camp is a Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm grant writing event which provides food, writing time, mini-workshops, and unl...10-1608:30 AM
PRE-Application for Graduate Thesis and Dissertation Fall Break Camp 2017z_gs_pdevFall Break 2017 Dissertation Camp REQUIRES pre-application for prioritizing admission. The application is open from August 18, 2017 - September 20, 2017. Application...10-1608:30 AM
PRE-Application for Graduate Thesis and Dissertation Fall Break Camp 2017z_gs_pdevFall Break 2017 Dissertation Camp REQUIRES pre-application for prioritizing admission. The application is open from August 18, 2017 - September 20, 2017. Application...10-1708:30 AM
Grants and Fellowships Fall Break Boot Campz_gs_pdevResearch The Grants and Fellowships Fall Break Boot Camp is a Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm grant writing event which provides food, writing time, mini-workshops, and unl...10-1708:30 AM
Teaching Well Using Technology Orientationz_gs_pdev Agenda: Overview of the program, Create an ePortfolio from the template, Add basic content to the ePortfolio, earn and claim the orientation badge. 10-1709:00 AM
Teaching Well Using Technology: Multimedia Learningz_gs_pdev Learn about the Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning and follow its principles to produce a short presentation. Agenda: introduction, time to read & watch, d...10-1710:00 AM
Teaching Well with Technology: Screencastingz_gs_pdev Use screencasting software to produce an explainer video. Agenda: introduction, time to read & watch, screencasting software, work on the artifact, discuss &amp...10-1701:00 PM
Grants and Fellowships - Writing and Draft-Review Sessionz_gs_pdevResearch Organized by the Office of Grants and Fellowships. Do you need to have dedicated grant writing time and space? Join us every Tues and Thurs from 5:30-7 pm EST. We o...10-1705:30 PM
PRE-Application for Graduate Thesis and Dissertation Fall Break Camp 2017z_gs_pdevFall Break 2017 Dissertation Camp REQUIRES pre-application for prioritizing admission. The application is open from August 18, 2017 - September 20, 2017. Application...10-1808:30 AM
Grants and Fellowships Fall Break Boot Campz_gs_pdevResearch The Grants and Fellowships Fall Break Boot Camp is a Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm grant writing event which provides food, writing time, mini-workshops, and unl...10-1808:30 AM
Teaching Well Using Technoloby: Image Designz_gs_pdev Use image editing software to produce a poster. Agenda: introduction, time to read & watch, basic editing with Photoshop, work on the artifact, discuss & re...10-1810:00 AM
Teaching Well Using Technology: Projectz_gs_pdev Learn to use backwards design to develop an assignment where students create media. Agenda: introduction, time to read & watch, discussion, Q&A, overview Re...10-1801:00 PM
Grants and Fellowships Fall Break Boot Campz_gs_pdevResearch The Grants and Fellowships Fall Break Boot Camp is a Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm grant writing event which provides food, writing time, mini-workshops, and unl...10-1908:30 AM
PRE-Application for Graduate Thesis and Dissertation Fall Break Camp 2017z_gs_pdevFall Break 2017 Dissertation Camp REQUIRES pre-application for prioritizing admission. The application is open from August 18, 2017 - September 20, 2017. Application...10-1908:30 AM
Grants and Fellowships - Writing and Draft-Review Sessionz_gs_pdevResearch Organized by the Office of Grants and Fellowships. Do you need to have dedicated grant writing time and space? Join us every Tues and Thurs from 5:30-7 pm EST. We o...10-1905:30 PM
PRE-Application for Graduate Thesis and Dissertation Fall Break Camp 2017z_gs_pdevFall Break 2017 Dissertation Camp REQUIRES pre-application for prioritizing admission. The application is open from August 18, 2017 - September 20, 2017. Application...10-2008:30 AM
Grants and Fellowships Fall Break Boot Campz_gs_pdevResearch The Grants and Fellowships Fall Break Boot Camp is a Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm grant writing event which provides food, writing time, mini-workshops, and unl...10-2008:30 AM
Preparing fro the Academic Job Search IV: Writing a Teaching Statementz_gs_pdev10-2302:00 PM
Grants and Fellowships - Writing and Draft-Review Sessionz_gs_pdevResearch Organized by the Office of Grants and Fellowships. Do you need to have dedicated grant writing time and space? Join us every Tues and Thurs from 5:30-7 pm EST. We o...10-2405:30 PM
Grants and Fellowships, NSF GRFP Countdown: Drop-in Review Session Pt Iz_gs_pdevResearchNSF-GRFP Countdown: Drop-in Review Session is 3 hours long and features grant writing experts that can provide drop-in consultation services for graduate students se...10-2509:00 AM
EAP: English Pronunciation: Strategies and Techniquesz_gs_pdev To improve your pronunciation, there is a lot more to think about than just isolated vowel and consonant sounds! This workshop, led by Brandon Cook, will address th...10-2505:15 PM
Grants and Fellowships, NSF-GRFP Countdown: Drop-in Review Session Part IIz_gs_pdevResearch NSF-GRFP Countdown: Drop-in Review Session is 3 hours long and features grant writing experts that can provide drop-in consultation services for graduate students s...10-2601:00 PM
Grants and Fellowships - Writing and Draft-Review Sessionz_gs_pdevResearch Organized by the Office of Grants and Fellowships. Do you need to have dedicated grant writing time and space? Join us every Tues and Thurs from 5:30-7 pm EST. We o...10-2605:30 PM
Grants and Fellowships "I SURVIVED THE APPLICATION" Celebrationz_gs_pdevResearch We want to recognize your work towards applying for a fellowship or grant. This event is open to all 2017-2018 external grant and/or fellowship applicants including...10-2704:00 PM
The Three Isms: Gender, Race & Class, Part 1: Genderz_gs_pdev10-3102:00 PM
Engaging Students Using Technologyz_gs_pdev Professor Levey will describe and demonstrate his classroom use of film clips and polling technology. He uses film clips to illustrate legal issues and give student...11-209:30 AM
Maker Series: Adobe Spark Videoz_gs_pdev11-609:30 AM
Newspapers and Pamphlets for Irish Studiesz_gs_pdev Find and use newspapers for research. Students will learn about various news sources and will be introduced to the microform newspapers as well as digital collectio...11-611:00 AM
EAP: Academic Emailsz_gs_pdev In this workshop, participants discuss the cultural and grammatical issues at play in professional email communication. We will practice writing emails to different...11-605:15 PM
Beyond the Abstract: Teaching with Scientific Literaturez_gs_pdev Fluency in reading primary scientific literature represents an important and complex set of skills for developing scientists. In this workshop, instructors interest...11-703:30 PM
Grants and Fellowships, Boren Fellowship Workshopz_gs_pdevResearch Boren Fellowship campus representatives from the Office of Grants and Fellowships will discuss fellowship details, including application process and tips for submit...11-704:00 PM
Up and Running with Bootstrap (Intermediate)z_gs_pdevBootstrap is one of the most popular frameworks for rapidly building seamless, mobile-friendly websites with HTML, CSS, and Javascript. Those familiar with HTML and ...11-1009:00 AM
Dissertation Day Campz_gs_pdevDissertation Day Camp offers a full day of writing, that the participant can extend beyond the 4:30 end time as they choose. The day begins and ends with goal settin...11-1109:30 AM
Preparing for the Academic Job Search V: Writing Diversity Statements, Faith Statments, & other Unusual Applications Materialsz_gs_pdev More and more academic hiring committees are requesting documents outside of the traditional cover letter, CV, research, and teaching statements. Join us to learn w...11-1402:00 PM
Interview Like A Rockstar: success strategies for graduate studentsz_gs_pdevCareer Concerned about what you will be asked during an interview? This program will address commonly asked behavioral interview questions and response strategies. Tips in...11-1404:00 PM
Building Better Bookends: Making the Most out of the First & Last Day of Your Classz_gs_pdev Your approach to the first and last day of a semester has an outsized impact on student learning and student perceptions of your course. In this workshop, you’ll le...11-1502:00 PM
EAP: “They Ask ‘How Are You?’ But Walk Away”: How to Socialize with Americansz_gs_pdev Each nation and culture has a unique set of norms, expectations, and natural rhythms when it comes to socializing and making connections with other people. The Unit...11-1505:15 PM