Friday, January 31, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST
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The first in the three-part “Rock Your Thesis” series, this workshop will equip you with the skills you need to plan a large academic writing project like a thesis or dissertation. This hands-on, interactive program has four objectives:

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 — 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM EST

Concept's Meet & Greet event is the perfect moment for you to come out and talk about your startup or side hustle, commercializing your research, and get to know other grad students and postdocs with entrepreneurial interests. Whether you are hard at work on a startup or research, are interested in entrepreneurship, or just want to meet like-minded grad students and postdocs, this is the event for you. Concept supplies the food, while you supply the conversations!

Monday, January 27, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

In this interactive workshop, you’ll practice translating academic language to industry language, apply strategies for answering interview questions and evaluate the effectiveness of responses to interview questions.

Additional information: Registration through WaterlooWorks not yet open - check back soon!

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Monday, January 27, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Effective communication is an important skill for all Teaching Assistants (TAs). In this workshop, you will have an opportunity to identify your communication strengths and areas for development. We will discuss common challenges to effective communication that are encountered by TAs, and help you select appropriate strategies to address these challenges in the classroom.

Additional Information

Registration: Registration is required. 

Monday, January 27, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Academic integrity requires that you paraphrase and summarize other people’s work. Through hands-on practice, you will learn these skills and how to integrate your supporting research for improved credibility.

Additional information: Registration required

Thursday, January 23, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Planning tutorials, labs, and guest lectures requires careful attention to goals, content, activities, and timing. In this workshop, you'll learn to streamline your lesson preparations and strengthen your teaching.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Successful teachers make it a priority to critically reflect on their teaching by tapping into the many evaluation tools available to us. In this workshop, we'll explore how teaching assistants can get evaluations of their teaching from supervisors, peers, students, and others. We'll talk about whom to ask for feedback, when to ask, and how. You'll work in groups to analyze both formal and informal feedback tools, discuss how to incorporate them into your teaching, and consider how to interpret and make use of evaluations you receive.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 — 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM EST

Turn your research into a startup! Why not?

At this panel discussion with local founders and University of Waterloo professors, learn how the skills and research gained through your graduate studies can enable you to be a great entrepreneur. Meet other graduate students and build your network with other aspiring entrepreneurs.

Additional information: Registration required

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 — 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM EST

Are you a Master's or PhD student who will be completing your program soon? Are you hoping to remain in Canada and work full-time? Join the immigration consultants to learn what options are available to you. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST

You already know about the Matrix Method from Literature Review Part A and have completed one.  Now in Part B, learn to situate your research within the body of existing related scholarship.  Bring your completed matrix and your ideas for how best to organize and present the research so that it meshes with your own contribution to the field.

Additional information: Registration is required

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 — 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST
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This introductory workshop is a requirement for participating in the Professional Skills Foundations program, a new professional skills credential for graduate students at the University of Waterloo. 

Friday, January 17, 2020 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Bring your laptop or pen and paper and get drafting or improving your résumé and cover letter. Career Advisors and your peers will be available for feedback and guidance. 

NOTE: To attend this writing session, you must attend the morning workshop Résumé and Cover Letter Writing for Master's Students.

Thursday, January 16, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Have you made a New Year’s resolution to finish your thesis, dissertation, or other writing project? In this workshop, you’ll learn what writing experts have discovered about how to set up a writing schedule, avoid procrastination, and set goals in order to make consistent, sustainable progress. This workshop is only for grad students. Remember to bring a laptop, your agenda or schedule, and a writing project you are currently working on to this interactive workshop.

Thursday, January 16, 2020 — 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn how to prepare an effective curriculum vitae (CV) as well as how to write a professional and compelling cover letter for professor/lecturer and postdoc positions.

Additional information: Registration through WaterlooWorks not yet open - check back soon!

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020 — 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM EST
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Attend the GRADflix showcase!

We're rolling out the red carpet for a GRADflix showcase!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 — 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST

Most instructors teach the way they were taught, which may or may not be a good thing. This interactive workshop will provide participants with a toolbox of activities suitable for any classroom. We will introduce the concept of active learning and teacher-centred versus student-centred classrooms. In this workshop we will also discuss some of the reasons for using different teaching methods and help you decide which ones are right for your classroom.

Additional Information

Registration: Registration is required.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Through this interactive workshop, you’ll become better prepared for a campus interview. In addition to learning about a typical campus interview schedule, you’ll learn to analyze interview questions and evaluate and develop effective responses to these questions.

Additional information: Registration through WaterlooWorks not yet open - check back soon!

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020 — 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST

This interactive workshop will provide teaching assistants with the techniques and confidence to effectively deliver an engaging lesson in the classroom. Topics covered in this workshop include: (i) methods for structuring your delivery, (ii) developing visual aids, (ii) strategies for preparation, (iv) dealing with nerves and anxiety and (iv) tips for engaging your students throughout the lesson.

Additional Information

Registration: Registration is required.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 — 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Literature reviews are a keystone of academic writing. This workshop explores using the Matrix Method to manage your literature review.  Bring a laptop or mobile device so that you can begin applying this method to your own work. 

Additional information: Registration required.

Friday, January 10, 2020 — 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Through discussion and hands-on activities in this half-day workshop, you will learn how to prepare an effective résumé and cover letter by analyzing job descriptions, assessing the relevance of your transferable skills and articulating these transferable skills in an action-oriented way.

Additional information: Registration through WaterlooWorks not yet open - check back soon!

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Thursday, January 9, 2020 — 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM EST

Academic work is constantly under review as instructors assess students' papers, supervisors guide students on theses, or students evaluate instructors teaching, only to name a few examples. In all of these cases, evaluative information is being given to one person by another as feedback has occurred. But was it helpful? Was it assimilated? Will it make a difference in the future?

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