2017 MGRS Professional Development Workshops

Build a Better LinkedIn Profile

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Did you know that LinkedIn completely changed their desktop platform last month?  If you have not returned to your LinkedIn profile since you created it, or you are needing to take your profile to the next level, then this is the workshop for you! Our facilitator, Mary Jo Borden, M.Ed., from UT’s College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences will be focused on assisting individuals update and edit sections of their LinkedIn profile to best suit their needs.

Mary Jo Borden, M.Ed.

Internship Coordinator

College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Email: maryjo.borden@utoledo.edu


#MGRSscicomm: How to Use Science Communication via Social Media to Boost Your Career and Research

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Description: Social media is no longer just the land of cat photos. While a good meme is always enjoyable, social media platforms have become the new town centers in today’s ever evolving digital world. Scientists use these platforms for science communication (scicomm) to network with each other, as well as non-scientists, on research, issues, jobs, and much more. This workshop will cover multiple scicomm platforms and how best to engage with them to the benefit of your career and research.

Nicole J. Wood

Host of Scicomm Monday



Citation Management Systems – Controlling Chaos in Your Bibliography

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Regardless of discipline, you will identify a lot of relevant research in the literature, and taming this mountain of potentially useful can be daunting.  Specialized software like EndNote x8, Mendeley, or Zotero is designed to help you save, organize, annotate, and properly format your literature citations.  We will look at how this software can be incorporated into your research and writing workflow to produce a well-documented thesis, dissertation, or article manuscript.

Wade Lee, MLS, BS

Electronic Information Services Librarian



Citation Searching

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Scholarship does not exist in a vacuum, but is a conversation carried out between researchers, sometimes over the course of many years. Cited references in scholarly communication are a means of tracing this conversation and linking together thoughts on a particular subject. Learn to follow the citation trail. Trace citations forward, backward, and compare bibliographies to discover other relevant scholarly works. See research as a conversation.

Thomas Atwood

Coordinator, Information Literacy & Library Instruction
Assistant Professor, University Libraries


Tips for Writing an Impactful CV and Cover Letter

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Take your CV and cover letters to the next level by harnessing the power of personal branding to differentiate yourself among a crowded and competitive workforce. Being able to effectively articulate your uniqueness to potential employers is a key factor in a successful job search. Make your first impression a positive lasting impression with a targeted approach to CV and cover letter writing.

Shelly Drouillard, MA, LPC

Director Center for Experiential Learning and Career Services


Social Media Presence: Put Your Best Digital Foot Forward

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Do you understand the impact of your social media presence and what knowledge employers, universities, and the general public can uncover from your social media platforms? Learn effective ways to broaden and build your digital social networks and how avoid common professional—and legal—pitfalls. This professional development workshop will provide timely, critical information to graduate students to ensure that they can put their best digital foot forward.

Professor Agnieszka McPeak, J.D.

Assistant Professor of Law



Interviewing Skills

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Now that you have your resume polished up and are ready to apply for positions, it’s time to work on your interviewing skills. Interviews provide the opportunity for both you and the employer to learn about each other in order to make informed hiring and career decisions. The best way to approach the interviewing process is to prepare yourself. The more you know, the better prepared you will be.

This Professional Development Workshop will provide you with tips and tools to assist in developing your professional communication skills. Whether you’d like to strengthen your interview presentation skills, look more confident and credible, define your core message, or organize your thoughts, this workshop will offer you the practical skills you need to succeed in this competitive internship and job market.

Kelly J. Tomlinson, J.D.

Director of the Office of Professional Development

The University of Toledo College of Law