Brown Bag Series
Spring 2021 Schedule
Welcome to the HDFS Graduate Brown Bag Series!
See below for this semester’s schedule of events:
Date: Friday, January 22, 2021, 1:00-2:00 p.m. via Zoom
Preparing Your Curriculum Vitae
Need to start or freshen up your CV? Gerilyn Slicker and Ginnie Sawyer Morris, current HDFS PhD. candidates will share information and useful tips for preparing and updating your CV.
Date: Friday, February 12, 2021, 1:00-2:00 p.m. via Zoom
Effective Writing Strategies
Dr. Tia Barnes shares her wide range of writing talent and skills. She has published articles, book chapters, technical reports, manuals, blogs and more. Join us for an informative presentation and discussion on effective writing strategies.
Date: Friday, March 26, 2021, 1:00-2:00 p.m. via Zoom
The Publishing Process
Interested in publishing? Join us as Dr. Roderick Carey describes the publishing process, as well as some tips and strategies to help you better navigate the publishing maze.
Date: Friday, April 23, 2021, 1:00-2:00 PM via Zoom
Teaching in Academia
Dr. Jen Gallo-Fox shares her experiences and insights about teaching in academia. This is a must-see presentation for anyone currently teaching as a grad student or for those planning on moving on to a full-time teaching position after graduation.
Date: Friday, May 5, 2021, 1:00-2:00 p.n. via Zoom
Common Analysis Mistakes
Our very own HDFS alumna, Danielle Riser, has graciously agreed to share her experiences to help us avoid common analysis mistakes. An hour at this session may save you countless hours in the lab!
The HDFS Graduate Student Brown Bag series began as a conversation between HDFS Graduate Students Laura Cutler, Kathleen McCallops, and Ginnie Sawyer Morris in the fall of 2016. Their discussion centered around the unspoken details of graduate student life—the first year experience, the best place to find student and professional resources, and how to acquire all of the skills necessary to be a successful graduate student. Laura, Kathleen, and Ginnie quickly realized that no departmental course could cover this wide range of material, and so with departmental support, the HDFS Graduate Student Brown Bag series was launched!
The HDFS Graduate Student Brown Bag series is a monthly professional development series organized by graduate students in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences. Sessions are typically held on the second or fourth Friday of every month, from 1:00-2:00pm.
The Brown Bag series provides graduate students with a formal channel for learning about and accessing resources related to both graduate student- and professional-life, as well as an opportunity for networking with fellow graduate students. Monthly topics are carefully chosen based on graduate student needs and interests and have included subjects such as writing grants, attending and presenting at professional conferences, navigating sensitive academic conversations, instructing undergraduate courses, and securing non-academic positions post-graduation. Missed a session? No problem! Check out the zoom recordings posted below!
HDFS Graduate Student Brown Bag Series
2018-2019 Academic Year
|September||Establishing Connections and Community|
|October||Foundations of Survey Research|
|January||Alumni Q and A: Non-faculty Positions|
|February||Turning Course Papers into Manuscripts|
|April||Developing and Delivering a TED-style Talk|
|May||Managing Large Datasets|
2017-2018 Academic Year
|October||Attending Professional Conferences|
|November||Graduate Student Service Opportunities/ Developing a Curriculum Vitae|
|December||Navigating “Awkward” Academic Conversations|
|January||Alumni Q and A: Faculty Positions|
|February||Writing a Grant Budget|
|March||Alternative Dissemination (Blogs, non-academic audiences, social media)|
|April||The Academic Job Search|
|May||CTAL Teaching Session|
2016-2017 Academic Year
(Brown Bag Series Launched Spring 2017)
|February||Creating Professional Conference Posters|
|March||Instructing Undergraduate Courses|
|May||Preparing for and Taking Comprehensive Exams|
If you are interested in learning more about the HDFS Graduate Student Brown Bag, have topic ideas for upcoming sessions, or want to get involved, please contact one of the Brown Bag Organizers.