Kevin Harris (CEO, Bedrock Assets) & Sonya Caesar (Dir., Money Matter$) discuss personal finance, October 2013

All are invited to attend a free lunch seminar at UMBC on personal money management, developing budgets, and reducing debt on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 1:00 PM, in Room 329 of the Commons.  Our guests will be Kevin Harris, MBA, CEO of Bedrock Assets in Chicago, and Sonya Caesar, Director of Money Matter$. Kevin HarrisContinue reading “Kevin Harris (CEO, Bedrock Assets) & Sonya Caesar (Dir., Money Matter$) discuss personal finance, October 2013”

Professional development seminars for graduate students: FALL 2013

Professional development seminars for graduate students: FALL 2013   Success Seminars and Workshops at UMBC. Through our PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP), which welcomes students in graduate programs from any school within the University System of Maryland.      Download the PDF: https://promiseagep.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/umbc-graduate-student-fall-2013-seminars.pdf Text version of the seminars at UMBC canContinue reading “Professional development seminars for graduate students: FALL 2013”

PROMISE SSI Registrants (throughout the USM): “Entrepreneur Office hours” September 2013

Dr. James Green, Director, Entrepreneurship Education and Hinman CEOs, Senior Lecturer and Associate Director, Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech), at the University of Maryland College Park, was invited to the 2013 PROMISE SSI, but is unable to attend. Although he is not able to participate in the PROMISE SSI  “Mentoring for Advancement” session, he is offering entrepreneurshipContinue reading “PROMISE SSI Registrants (throughout the USM): “Entrepreneur Office hours” September 2013″

Understanding Impact Factor & Avoiding the Demon of “Perfection” – July 2013 Workshops

Dr. Kevin Omland (UMBC Professor of Biology), presents two seminar for graduate students, postdocs, and faculty on July 9-10, 2013 at UMBC, Commons, Room 331 Sometimes, trying to be perfect means that you never get those drafts off of your desk or off of your computer screen. What about submitting them for publication? Did you knowContinue reading “Understanding Impact Factor & Avoiding the Demon of “Perfection” – July 2013 Workshops”

PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI) 10th Anniversary Celebration! August 16-17, 2013

  2013 PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI) 10th Anniversary Celebration Theme: Mentoring for Transitions & Advancement Friday and Saturday, August 16-17, 2013  2013 PROMISE SSI LOCATION, Downtown Baltimore: University of Maryland Baltimore, The Founding Campus SMC Campus Center (2nd Floor Ballroom) 621 W. Lombard St., Baltimore, MD 21201, (410) 706-7532 Lodging: Camden Yards Hampton Inn & Suites, Conference Rate $107Continue reading “PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI) 10th Anniversary Celebration! August 16-17, 2013”

Save these Spring/Summer 2013 dates! May 4: Cookout; July 9-12: Dissertation House; August 16-17: SSI

Dear Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Fellows, Faculty, Staff, and Friends of PROMISE: Please save the following dates for Spring and Summer 2013: SATURDAY, May 4, 2013: Annual PROMISE Friends and Family & Celebration of Graduates Cookout  Location: High Ridge Park 10100 Superior Ave Laurel, MD 20723 1:00 – 4:00 PM All PROMISE participants who are graduatingContinue reading “Save these Spring/Summer 2013 dates! May 4: Cookout; July 9-12: Dissertation House; August 16-17: SSI”

Annual PROMISE Summer Success Institute: August 17-18, 2012 @ UMBC & The Hotel at Arundel Preserve

2012 PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI) Theme: Pathways to Success Registration Website (Click here for additional information about SSI attire, venue, directions, parking, and transportation.) ____________________________________________________________________________________ Dates: Friday and Saturday, August 17-18, 2012 ___________________________________________________________________________________ Features: PROMISE Orientation (For New/Incoming graduate students) Friday, 8/17, 9:00 AM Location: UMBC AOK Library, 7th Floor (NEW Location) The “Success Equation” (AllContinue reading “Annual PROMISE Summer Success Institute: August 17-18, 2012 @ UMBC & The Hotel at Arundel Preserve”

Join the PROMISE blogs and websites for up-to-date information. 55,000 hits & 2,300 comments strong on the DH!

We have a number of online resources for students to receive information. In addition to this main website for PROMISE which launched this past summer (5,000+ hits),  we have an active Dissertation House website (18,000+ hits, 2300+ comments), an intranet site through MyUMBC (300+ members), a site that regularly lists all of the PROMISE Seminars &Continue reading “Join the PROMISE blogs and websites for up-to-date information. 55,000 hits & 2,300 comments strong on the DH!”

PROMISE *WEBINAR* “Confident Public Speaking” Feb. 15, 2012, 1-2PM EST

PROMISE is hosting Barrett Whitener, public speaking expert, on Wednesday, Feb. 15.  Mr. Whitener will be presenting a lunch seminar on UMBC’s campus, but those who are unable to come may join us via the web. This year, we are attempting to provide more professional development opportunities for a greater number of participants through useContinue reading “PROMISE *WEBINAR* “Confident Public Speaking” Feb. 15, 2012, 1-2PM EST”

“Why Smart People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It” – A Jan. 24, 2012 WEPAN Webinar for all

PROMISE is partnering with the Women’s Engineering Proactive Network (WEPAN) to publicize a webinar on the “Imposter Syndrome.” Graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and career professionals who attended the August 2011 PROMISE Summer Success Institute (SSI) in Columbia, Maryland will remember that one of our keynote speakers, Dr. Kellina Craig-Henderson from the National Science Foundation, definedContinue reading ““Why Smart People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It” – A Jan. 24, 2012 WEPAN Webinar for all”