Graduate Student Events

Upcoming Events

Fall 2020 Events

Engaged Scholarship 101 for Graduate Students
Monday, November 16, 2020, 12:00-1:30 p.m. EST

Flyer for Engaged Scholarship panelGraduate students are invited to participate in the Engaged Scholarship Development Initiative (ESDI) to learn how to implement Engaged Scholarship, connect with other engaged scholars, and advance their own work.

Register for Engaged Scholarship 101.

Click the image at left to view and download the program flyer.

For more information on EDSI, visit Engaged Scholarship Development Initiative at the Year of Engagement website.

Health Sciences Graduate Programs and Career Paths: The Perspectives of Black Faculty
Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 5-6 p.m. EST

Health Sciences Panel flyerCurious about graduate programs and careers in the health sciences? During this virtual panel session, faculty members will share insights into their own career paths and the graduate and professional programs their schools offer. Featuring:

Dr. Berthony Deslouches, Graduate School of Public Health
Dr. Christine Wankiiri-Hale, School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Bernard Rousseau, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Lesha Greene, University Honors College

Click the image above to view and download the program flyer.

Register for Health Sciences Graduate Programs and Career Paths: The Perspectives of Black Faculty

Making Difficult Conversations Less Difficult
Thursday, November 19, 2020, 2:30-5:00 p.m. EST

Join this interactive session to learn how to 1) successfully lead those difficult conversations most people dread by embracing the need to fully prepare with a sense of deep reflection, gratitude, and humility; 2) identify and apply personal preferences, approaches and tactics to influence success when resolving conflicts that include difficult conversations; and 3) discuss skills and techniques that serve to mitigate or prevent harmful conflict and difficult conversations. Registration required. This event is a part of the Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development professionalism series.

How to Negotiate for Your Next Opportunity
Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 3-5 p.m. EST

Whether you are seeking a job, a training opportunity, or just the chance to acquire more resources or experience, effective negotiation skills are vital to your career. In this presentation, you will learn how to develop a negotiation strategy that will contribute to your success. Registration required. This event is a part of the Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development professionalism series.

Recent Events

Graduate and Professional Student Orientations

Visit Graduate & Professional Student Orientation Activities for more information.

Graduate and Professional Student Activities Fair
Monday, September 21 
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Parenting Resource Panels
Tuesday, September 29
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Thursday, October 1
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Graduate and Professional Student Town Hall
Thursday, October 8, 2020, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

SETPoint Training
FORCE Training: Saturday, October 17, 2020, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Empowerment Self-Defense Training: Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Fall 14-Day Writing Challenge
Register by October 14, 2020

Election and Reflection for Graduate and Professional Students
We do not know what the results of the 2020 Election will be, but we know that given the high stakes of the 2020 Presidential Election, people are likely to have strong emotions in the days following the election. This session, moderated by Vice Provost Amanda Godley, will provide a space for Pitt graduate and professional students to come together to process thoughts and feelings about the election and to begin to envision a positive path forward as one community. A member of the University Counseling Center will be present at each session. 

Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 9:00-10:00 a.m. EST
Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 4:00-5:00 p.m. EST
Thursday, November 5, 2020, 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST

2020 Election Results Postmortem
Monday, November 9, 2020, 6-7:30 p.m.
Registration required.

Do you have questions either about the electoral system in the United States or the results of the 2020 election? If so, please join us for an analysis and Q&A surrounding the 2020 election.

Moderator: Vice Provost of Graduate Studies Amanda Godley
Panelists: Professor Kris Kanthak, Department of Political Science; Professor Jae-Jae Spoon, Department of Political Science and European Studies Center; and Professor Lara Putnam, Department of History.

Spring 2020 Events

  • Personal Financial Planning, Presented by the Center for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Career Development, January 23, 2020, 3–5 p.m., S100 Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower
  • Bystander Interventions for Sexual Harassment Workshop – Just for Graduate Students, January 28, 2020, Noon–1:30 p.m., 2500 Posvar Hall
  • Three Minute Thesis Preparation Workshop, Co-sponsored by the University Center for Teaching and Learning, February 4, 2020, 4-5 p.m., 528 Alumni Hall
  • Tax Preparation Appointments, For international graduate students and postdocs, February through April 15, 2020, More information can be found in this flyer (PDF) »
  • Graduate Studies Retreat, March 2, 2020, 8:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m., University Club, Ballrooms A & B
  • Three Minute Thesis Preparation Workshop, Co-sponsored by the University Center for Teaching and Learning, March 5, 2020, Noon–1 p.m., B26 Alumni Hall
  • CANCELED: Graduate and Post-doc Poster Fair at Pitt Day in Harrisburg, March 17, 2020
  • CANCELED: Parenting Resources Panel, For graduate students and postdocs, March 23 and Tuesday, March 24, 2020
  • CANCELED: Anti-Bias Workshop, Facilitated by Anti-Defamation-trained facilitators, Co-sponsored with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, March 24, 2020
  • Graduate-Professional Student Appreciation Week, April 6–10, 2020
  • VIRTUAL: Improvisation for Mentoring Conversations, For masters and doctoral students, April 9, 2020, 3–4:30 p.m., Zoom (details sent to participants upon RSVP completion)
  • CANCELED: Graduate Student Leader Appreciation Luncheon, Advisors welcome, By invitation only, Date TBA
  • CANCELED: Graduate and Postdoctoral Honors Convocation, For postdocs and graduates who received prestigious awards, By invitation only, April 6, 2020
  • VIRTUAL: Bystander Interventions for Sexual Harassment Workshop, Part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Co-sponsored with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, April 14, 2020, noon-1:30 p.m., Zoom (details to be posted)
  • VIRTUAL: Reveal of Pitt's Three-Minute Thesis University Competition, Co-sponsored with the University Center for Teaching and Learning and the University Library System, Due to the impact of COVID-19, the University-wide 3MT has moved to a virtual competition. Visit Pitt's 3MT website for details. April 20, 2020, 12-12:30 p.m., Zoom (details to be posted prior to event)
  • Creating Community: A Virtual Art Gallery Exploring Resilience and Creativity During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Created by Sara Baumann, Post-Doctoral Associate in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, and Jessica Burke, Professor of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences and Associate Dean for Education at the Graduate School of Public Health. Submissions are due April 20, 2020.

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