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Academic Year 2015 - 2016

Graduate Student Division Education Seminar: Networking Series

MGH Graduate Student Lunch Seminar
Date: July 21, 2016
PhD Graduate student, the GSD Travel Award winner, Vini Mani presented on her research about “Tissue-resident memory T cells (TRM)”.
Presenter: Vinidhra Mani, PhD Candidate, Harvard University Immunology Program in Dr. Thorsten R. Mempel's Lab, MGH Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases.

Graduate Student Division Educational Seminar: Communication Series
Association Joint BBQ: Networking Series

MGH Graduate Student Division (GSD) and Massachusetts General Postdoc
Association (MGPA) Networking Barbecue

Date: June 21, 2016
The GSD and the MGPA hosted this outdoor event as an opportunity for graduate students and postdocs may meet and socialize with their peers.

Graduate Student Division Educational Seminar: Communication Series

How to Identify Fellowships and Other Funding Opportunities Using COS Pivot
Date: May 5, 2016
Facilitator: Amy Robb, Assistant Director for Prospect Research and Funding    Opportunities, Corporate and Foundation Relations, MGH Development Office
This seminar provided graduate student with an overview on how to find new external funding opportunities using Community of Science (COS) Pivot database of funding announcements from government, commercial and international sponsors.
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MGH Simches Graduate Student Social Cookie Hour: Networking Series

MGH Simches Graduate Student Social Cookie Hour
Date: April 28, 2016
A fun social networking event for MGH Graduate Students where they can mingle with their fellow graduate students at the Simches Research Building.

Graduate Student Division Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Getting Your Point Across: Tips For Effective Communication When Using PowerPoint. Practical Do's & Don'ts for Researchers.
Date: April 21, 2016
Facilitator: Beth Beighlie, Digital Imaging Coordinator, Research Imaging   Solutions, Harvard Medical School
This educational seminar provided tips for effective communication when using Power Point. Participants learned:
 •  The Power Point's capabilities to convey ideas
 •  Principles of information design and clear communication techniques
 •  Elements of Power Point presentation construction
 •  Presentation practical Do's and Don'ts for researchers
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Graduate Student Division Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Acing the Interview
Date: March 17, 2016
Facilitator: Lauren Celano, MBA, Founder and CEO, Propel Careers
This was a career advancement two-hour seminar for MGH graduate students tailored for academic and non-academic interviews. This educational seminar provided tips and advice on:
 •  How to perform research on the company and interviewers
 •  How to prepare potential interview questions and responses
 •  How to create your own “elevator speech”
 •  How to handle behavioral focused interview questions
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Graduate Student Division Seminar: Career Advancement Series

How to Write a Successful Fellowship Application
Date: February 25, 2016
Facilitator: Kristen K. Ellard, Ph.D., Clinical Fellow in Psychology
This seminar provided an overview of the NIH National Research Service Award (NRSA) training grant mechanisms.
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Graduate Student Division Seminar: Negotiation Series

Conflict Management at Work
Co-sponsored with the Center for Faculty Development
Date: January 13, 2016
Facilitator: Melissa Brodrick, Harvard Medical School Ombudsperson
This seminar explored the benefits of understanding conflict and provided a pragmatic, situational approach to conflict resolution. Melissa Brodrick demonstrated how and when to use the conflict-handling styles effectively and coached participants to initiate productive dialogue to deal with conflict situations.
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Graduate Student Division Seminar: Career Advancement Series

How to Stay on Track with Your PhD
Date: December 3, 2015
Facilitator: Robert E. Kingston, PhD, Chief, Department of Molecular Biology,   Professor of Genetics
This seminar provided tips, tricks and strategies on how to stay on track with your dissertation.
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Graduate Student Division Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Looking your Best on Paper: Building a High Impact CV or Resume
Date: November 12, 2015
Facilitator: Lauren Celano, MBA, Founder and CEO, Propel Careers
This seminar provided advice for the graduate students on how to prepare a CV/Resume for academia, industry, and for a more general career exploration.
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Graduate Student Division Educational Seminar: Career Advancement Series

Overview Career Opportunities in the Life Science Sector
Date: October 22, 2015
Facilitator: Lauren Celano, MBA, Founder and CEO, Propel Careers
This seminar focused on career opportunities available to individuals with advanced degrees and provides an overview of the skills needed to excel in each type of role.
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Graduate Student Division Educational Seminar: Career Advancement Series

How to Write a Successful National Science Foundation's (NSF) Grant
Date: October 1, 2015
Facilitator: Tina Chou, MA, PhD Candidate, Department of Psychology, MGH
This seminar provided an overview of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship application process. This NSF fellowship offers three years of stipend support for graduate students pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in science and engineering.
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Networking Series for MGH Graduate Students

"FALL KICK-OFF" Graduate Student Social
Date: September 24, 2015
A welcome back graduate student social networking event for MGH Graduate students with ice cream and prizes.




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