Past Events

  • 2020 Nov 12

    The Writing Process - Building a Draft

    12:00pm to 12:50pm

    Location: 

    Webinar

    This webinar will focus on the task of filling out a paper and employing editing skills. We will introduce three skills with the intention of building the early draft to a more finished form: refining the precis into an introduction, writing a “goosebumps” conclusion, and mapping out the order and content of the paragraphs in between.

    We will use writing exercises to bring the draft to a more finished form. We will include Q & A time and end with a shift toward presenting one’s piece from an academic paper to a piece that can be presented in person or on the web....

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  • 2020 Nov 09

    Directed Study Session for Humanities students

    7:00pm to 8:00pm

    Location: 

    Webinar

    You know how to read, now learn how to read meaningfully.

    In our Reading and Humanities study skills webinar, you will learn and understand the skills to read quickly and efficiently, as well as how to read between the lines to better understand what's on the page. You will learn what annotating is, why it can be complicated, and why it's so very important to do in academia. Most importantly, you will discover how to better prepare yourself for any reading assignment, whether it's a piece of historical fiction or a scientific journal.
     

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  • 2020 Nov 04

    Pursuing a PhD in the Arts & Sciences

    1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Webinar

    If you are considering applying to PhD programs please join Laura Stark, PhD, of the Office of Career Services (OCS), for a discussion about earning a PhD.

    Laura will present some helpful tips for applying to PhD programs and discuss some essential questions you must consider before applying. She will also discuss the application process, how faculty admissions committees evaluate you, and actions you can take to strengthen your candidacy.

    Registration is required....

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  • 2020 Oct 30

    Three Ways to Make Your Audience Pay Attention - Communication Series #1

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Webinar

    Every time you present, you must show your audience that you are an important speaker with an important message. In this webinar, we will discuss how to get your audience interested from the moment you enter a room or walk on stage. Learn how to make a strong first impression, eliminate filler words, and build a bond with your audience (whether in the classroom or at work).

    Registration is required.

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  • 2020 Oct 26

    Study Skills, Habits, and Time Management: Open Office Hour

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Webinar

    Are you finding it difficult to fit your academic work into the rest of your life, or not sure how to study? Are you having trouble focusing or staying on track due to new circumstances brought on by the Covid-19 epidemic - working from home for the first time, surrounded by family, consumed by worry? You are not alone! In this live webinar, an academic coach will answer your questions, help problem-solve, and share strategies that have worked for other students. We will talk through academic challenges you are facing and try to help prepare you for end-of-semester exams and projects....

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  • 2020 Oct 23

    Supportive Meditation - 30 minute session #2

    1:30pm to 2:20pm

    Location: 

    Webinar

    Mid-terms are now over. Hurray! 

    You may still feel overwhelmed, though - with assignments, with group projects, with outside-the-classroom anxieties. In difficult times such as these, it can be helpful to take some time to pause, breathe, and take care of yourself. In this second 30-minute session we will practice different forms of meditation such as deep breathing, body relaxation, kindness, and gentle stretching. Open to all levels of experience.

    Our presenter, Emily Herzlin, is a noted mindfulness practitioner and currently provides mindfulness and...

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  • 2020 Oct 20

    Making It Count: Leveraging Your Strengths to Achieve Your Goals

    12:00pm to 1:10pm

    Location: 

    Webinar

    What better time to take a step back and reflect on where you’re going and how to

    get there than during a gap year? In this engaging and interactive session

    participants will explore their own core values and strengths,

    interrogate and

    disrupt their underlying assumptions, and begin the work of pursuing success on

    their own terms.

    Speaker

    : Sade Abraham, HGSE ’18, Academic Coach at Harvard University

    Registration Required:

    https://harvard.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dnxIIooCCJ8ex6d

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  • 2020 Oct 19

    Finding Your Passion and Purpose

    11:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    Webinar

    The average person can be expected to change careers 5-7 times during their lifetime. This

    often occurs when someone has not found the right fit between a job or organization. Wouldn’t it

    be great to go into the career exploration process already understanding yourself and what your

    needs are? In this webinar we will discuss 2 important concepts in the career exploration

    process, passion and purpose. By participating in this webinar, you will learn more about tools

    to assess yourself on your path to discovering your passion and...

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  • 2020 Oct 16

    Supportive Meditation - 30 minute session #1

    1:30pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Webinar

    It's a month and a half into the semester. You may be feeling overwhelmed - with assignments, with test preparation anxiety, with outside-the-classroom anxieties. In difficult times such as these, it can be helpful to take some time to pause, breathe, and take care of yourself. In this 30-minute session we will practice different forms of meditation such as deep breathing, body relaxation, kindness, and gentle stretching. Open to all levels of experience.

    Our presenter, Emily Herzlin, is a noted mindfulness practitioner and currently provides mindfulness and guided...

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