Nov. 21, 2016: Next PhD Completion Workshop – “Growing Your Community: Skills for Mentoring and Networking” with Dr. Stephen Thomas


Event: Next PhD Completion Workshop: “Growing Your Community: Skills for Mentoring and Networking” with Dr. Stephen Thomas

Date: Monday, November 21, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Location: University of Maryland College Park Campus, 2124 Lee Building – RSVP Required

Register at: go.umd.edu/mentoring2016

Event Details: Learn from experts about the impact of compassionate mentoring, and the importance of this style of mentoring in supporting graduate students. Attendees will learn the differences between a “mentor” vs. an “advisor,” gains skills for networking and learn the importance of networking to build your community, and get insights about mentoring and networking options. Limited seating. Light refreshments, coffee and tea will be provided.

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Speaker: Dr. Stephen Thomasaaa

                   Professor of Health Services Administration

                   Director of Maryland Center for Health Equity

For a full biography of Dr. Stephen Thomas, please see the following link: http://sph.umd.edu/people/stephen-b-thomas

This event is sponsored by the UMD Graduate School, Office of Graduate Diversity and Inclusion (OGDI), Graduate Student Government, and PROMISE: Maryland’s AGEP.

For questions, please contact:

Christopher Perez

Associate Director Office of Graduate Diversity and Inclusion & UMD PROMISE AGEP Coordinator

Email: cperez6@umd.edu

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Categories: Ph.D. Completion, Seminars and Workshops, Success Seminars and Workshops

Author:Amanda Lo

I am a current Master's student in the Biological Sciences Department of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. I work in Dr. Jeff Leips' research laboratory where I spend my time researching about genes that affect the immune system across age. While working on my thesis project, I had provided training in making laboratory solutions and in utilizing laboratory equipment (examples: WASPII plater, microinjector, ProtoCoL machine) to seven undergraduate students. During my time as a graduate student, I have directly managed and mentored six undergraduate students. I also work as a graduate assistant for both Maryland's PROMISE AGEP and the Campus-Wide Career-Life Balance Initiative at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, which officially launched in May 2015. For my graduate assistantship, I am establishing a website, which will serve as a central repository for career-life balance resources. Resources include, but are not limited to: career-life balance campus policies and seminars/workshops that advocate career-life balance and/or the wellness of the individual. While working on the website, I am assisting in organizing future career-life balance workshops and seminars. My main website is: amandalo.weebly.com

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