These online community-building events bring students together to share ideas, questions, and concerns on various topics such as life in general, teaching, and learning online.
Students with Families | Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m.
International Students | Mondays, 4-5 p.m. | Password: diversity
General Students | Tuesdays, 12-1 p.m. | Password: diversity
- Goal setting
- Time Management and Organizational Skills
- Online teaching and learning
Mondays: 2-4 p.m.
Tuesdays: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Individual appointments may also be made in advance. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The 14-Day Challenge is an opportunity for you to experiment with daily writing, online community, and supportive accountability. It's very simple:
- You commit to writing every day for 30 minutes
- At the beginning of your writing time, you log in to the online community, start the timer, complete your writing, and post your progress at the end
- You take five minutes to support other writers in your group by commenting on their progress
October 19- November 1.
Career coaching drop-in
- Goal Setting
Fridays, 10-11 a.m. | other times available upon request
Chat with career counselor Dani Amtmann to get started
Easy access to free, informal, and confidential one-on-one consultation with a University Counseling Services staff member.
No paperwork or appointment necessary, students are seen individually on a first-come, first-served basis during available time slots.
Consultations are typically 15-30 minutes and on an as-needed basis.
2020 Webinars: Succeeding and Thriving in Graduate School
Resilience Building for Wellness and Success
This workshop provides the foundations for resilience-building. The webinar will include an online presentation and handouts for students for developing actionable plans for resilience practice and self-assessment.
Thursday, October 15, 5-6 p.m.
Registration: Please RSVP for the webinar(s) you wish to attend.
Students will receive a Zoom meeting link and password after registration.
Time Management and Organizational Skills
Teaching and learning as a graduate student while managing one’s personal life requires planning, goal setting, and organization. Students attending this webinar will receive customizable worksheets for managing their priorities and schedules to succeed in an online environment. Students will have the opportunity to seek individual consultation as well.
Thursday, October 22, 5-6 p.m.
Addressing Challenges: Hidden Curriculum and Stereotype Threats
Students who are underrepresented and minoritized by their identity attributes tend to face visible and invisible challenges in graduate education. This workshop aims to raise student awareness of unspoken norms and stereotype threats. It will provide strategies for successfully navigating the barriers to success and well-being.
Thursday, October 29, 5-6 p.m.
Overcoming Impostor Syndrome
Life transitions--entering graduate school, switching to online or hybrid teaching and learning, encountering a new culture, becoming a new parent, and so on--can trigger various types of “impostor syndrome,” which can include an unhealthy perfectionism. This workshop will help students to assess the types of impostor syndrome they may be facing and develop self-affirmation and goal-setting plans.
Thursday, November 5, 5-6 p.m.
This workshop is designed for students who encounter issues such as negative stereotyping and racial microaggressions that can impinge on the professional lives of underrepresented and minoritized students as well as international students. The workshop aims to equip participants with the resilience-building tools to practice self-affirmation and utilize self-empowerment strategies to address stereotyping and racial microaggressions.
Thursday, November 12, 5-6 p.m.
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How to Engage in Healthy Conflict
Join an NCFDD webinar on managing healthy conflict in academia. Learning points include:
- The difference between healthy and unhealthy conflict
- How to decide when to push-back and when to pull back in the face of conflict
- Ten tips for engaging in healthy conflict
October 8, 11-12:30 p.m.
How to Manage Stress, Rejection, and Haters in Your Midst
Join an NCFDD webinar on managing stress, haters, and rejection. Learning points include:
- The impact of unmanaged stress and negativity
- The most common areas of stress in academic life
- Concrete strategies for managing the effects of stress
November 12, 11-12:30 p.m.
Fall 2020 Programs: Student Engagement and Success
One-On-One Advising and Consultation Office Hours
- Student success topics such as time management.
- Resilience and well-being topics such as juggling work, family, and learning.
Open to all graduate students.
Mondays and Fridays: 9-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m.
Individual appointments may also be made in advance. Please email Padma Akkaraju.
One-On-One Professional Development and Identity-Based Peer Advising by the Diversity and Inclusion GE
- Graduate student life.
- Professional development.
Participants: Graduate students with underrepresented identities
Mondays, 2:30-4 p.m. | Tuesdays, 11-12:30 p.m. | Join via this Zoom link
If the above times are not accomodating, please email Jonathan Pedroza (JP).
One-On-One Peer Advising by the Family Issues GE
Please connect with the Family Issues GE to discuss topics of concern.
Participants: Students with families
Mondays, 1-2 p.m. | Fridays, 1-3 p.m. | Join using Zoom ID 615 814 3379
If the above times are not accomodating, please email Pooria Manoochehri.