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Second Invest in Your Future, Summer Edition Success Symposium to be Held June 5

May 8, 2018

The Graduate School will host the second Invest in Your Future, Summer Edition Student Success Symposium on Tuesday, June 5 from 9 am-4:30 pm in the Edward St. John Teaching and Learning Center. 

With three concurrent tracks of sessions focused on writing, career planning, and developing professional skills, the symposium aims to launch participants into a productive summer. Master’s and doctoral students, as well as postdocs, can benefit from attending.

This symposium requires a completed registration and paid deposit.  This event is free, but you are required to reserve your spot by paying a $15 deposit. You will receive a refund of your deposit if you check into the event or if you cancel your registration by May 30, 2018 at 5pm.The refund of your deposit will be processed 5-7 business days after the event. The link to the register and pay your deposit are below. Space is limited!


Deposit Payment:

If you have any questions about this event, please contact or 301-405-3644.

Schedule (subject to revision):

9:15-9:30: Check In and Breakfast

9:30-10:00: Welcome

10:00-11:15: Session 1

11:15:11:30: BREAK 

11:30-12:45: Session 2

12:45-2:00 Lunch (1 hour)  and wellness break (15 mins) 

2:00-3:15: Session 3

3:15-4:30: Social Hour- Trivia

Session Track: Communication  is Key! Track: Prepare Yourself! Track 3: Develop Your Skills!

Planning your next conference: From selection to submission to delivery

Help! I am graduating with a PhD or Finishing a Postdoc in the Next Year and I don't know what I'm Doing Next

Time Management, with Kimberly Bethea and Joanna Drinane from Learning Assistance Services in the UMD Counseling Center

Polishing your prose: Revising and writing with style


Networking Your Way to Your Next Job Opportunity

SPIN Funding Database-- Searching for grants and other funding opportunities
3 Presenting yourself virtually: why, where and how What are you going to do with your PhD? (Career Planning for early stage doctoral students) Getting ready for your fall course (led by Marissa Stewart, Teaching and Learning Transformation Center and graduate student instructors)



Contact Information

The Graduate School
University of Maryland

2123 Lee Building
7809 Regents Drive
College Park, MD 20742