Federal Government Internship & Job Workshop for US STEM & Business Students

Representatives from Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center will be on campus to discuss federal job opportunities in Indiana, give you tips to make your resume STAND-OUT and walk you through the USAJobs database

Friday, April 17 from 1:30 – 3:30pm

Student Building, Rm 015

Bloomington Campus

Register Online Now

Laptop, Hard and E-copy of Resume

Contact: tstohr@indiana.edu for more information

Graduate Student Workshop: Job Seeking Beyond the Professoriate


Graduate Student Workshop
Job Seeking Beyond the Professoriate
Friday, April 3, 2015, 1:00-2:30 pm 
Ballantine Hall 209
Employment options for PhDs in the humanities are broader than many people realize. Please join us for an introductory workshop on job seeking beyond the professoriate.
Led by Susan Ferentinos (IU History PhD, 2005) and aimed specifically at graduate students, this event will consider the range of jobs humanities PhDs are qualified for; discuss the types of skills non-academic employers are looking for; offer tips for repackaging academic skills for a wider job market; and review the basics of résumé writing (as opposed to C.V. building).
The workshop is sponsored by the Indiana University Department of History and is open to all graduate students in the humanities. Students are welcome to attend all or part of this workshop, as their schedule allows.
Presenter Information:
Susan Ferentinos is a public history researcher, writer, and consultant who specializes in historical project management and using the past to build community. Her clients include the American Association for State and Local History; Indiana University; the National Council on Public History; and the National Park Service. Previously, she served for nearly ten years as the public history manager of the Organization of American Historians, in addition to work in publishing, libraries, archives, nonprofits, and the private sector. She is the author of Interpreting LGBT History at Museums and Historic Sites (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014) and co-author of Tenure, Promotion, and the Publicly Engaged Academic Historian (2010, http://ncph.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/Engaged-Historian.pdf), a joint report by the American Historical Association, the National Council on Public History, and the Organization of American Historians. Ferentinos holds a PhD in history and a Masters of Library Science, both from Indiana University.

March & April Graduate Student Write-Ins sponsored by WTS and Scholars Commons

Graduate Students’ “Write-In”

Call it a “write-in,” “writing retreat” or “write-a-thon,” the idea is to commit to a block of time to work on your writing project. Writing Tutors and dedicated fellow grad students provide accountability, encouragement and moral support. Planning to write every weekend? Get energized by these Friday sessions. Planning to take weekends off? Write efficiently on Fridays and feel happier and more relaxed on Saturdays!

Mar 27 2015 – 2:00pm to 5:00pm in  Wells Library Tutorial Center with  Writing Tutorial Services graduate tutors 

Apr 3 2015 – 2:00pm to 5:00pm in  Wells Library Tutorial Center with  Writing Tutorial Services graduate tutors 

Apr 10 2015 – 2:00pm to 5:00pm in  Wells Library Tutorial Center with  Writing Tutorial Services graduate tutors 

Apr 17 2015 – 2:00pm to 5:00pm in  Wells Library Tutorial Center with  Writing Tutorial Services graduate tutors 

Apr 24 2015 – 2:00pm to 5:00pm in  Wells Library Tutorial Center with  Writing Tutorial Services graduate tutors 

May 1 2015 – 2:00pm to 5:00pm in  Wells Library Tutorial Center with  Writing Tutorial Services graduate tutors 

March & April Grad Workshop Schedule from Scholars Commons & GMC


Hone and perfect your strategies for getting work done effectively. We’ll cover two topics: expert use of core research databases, and developing effective writing habits. We’ll also provide snacks to help you stay alert!

Getting Unstuck 

Apr 3 2015 – 1:00pm to 2:30pm in  IMU Maple Room (will be part of Graduate School’s Spring Writing Bootcamp) with  Christina Sheley, Andrea Baer and Writing Tutors 

Feeling stuck? Work on your bibliography! Or, trick yourself into writing again with some fun and effective techniques introduced by graduate writing tutors.
After Spring Break: How to Get the Most of the Last Weeks of the Semester

Whether or not you relaxed or completed writing projects during Spring Break, the week has ended and you are now back to “the grind”.  How do you structure your time so you can not only finish projects, teach, prepare for the summer session, and keep the “good vibrations” you might have felt over break? During this workshop we will discuss some common challenges that prevent us from making a productive transition back to work after spring break. However, we will also learn how to identify the hidden ways we respond to challenges that often paralyze us. Finally, we will develop an 8-week plan that will take you from week 1 of your “return” to the end of the semester – with time to have some summer fun!

Mar 25 2015 – 1:30pm to 2:30pm in  Wells Library E159 (Hazelbaker Hall) with  Maria E. Hamilton Abegunde, Director of The Graduate Mentoring Center) 

Saying Yes to Yourself: Three Steps to Reclaiming Your Time without Feeling Guilty

All semester long, you have said “yes”: to projects, colleagues and friends, or ideas. Although these may have resulted in new knowledge and relationships, perhaps you are now asking: when did I say yes to “just” me? Sometimes, saying yes furthers our research and extends our “to do” list. It may also leave us little time to reflect on our relationship with our Self – the very thing needed to make “yes” to all the other things relevant and worth pursuing. In this workshop we will identify some of the reasons we say “yes” when we should say “no” or “maybe”. We will also discuss three strategies to better organize your time and have more of it. Finally, we will look at a week in our lives and determine where we can reinsert our Self and reclaim “me time” without isolating others or feeling guilty while also setting a foundation for creating stronger relationships between others and our research.

Apr 22 2015 – 1:30pm to 2:30pm in  Wells Library E159 (Hazelbaker Hall) with  Maria E. Hamilton Abegunde, Director of The Graduate Mentoring Center 
Supercharge your Dissertation Summer

Whether you’re about to start working on your dissertation, or you’re coming back to it after a busy spring, we know your goal is to get the most out of the summer months. This one-day workshop will help you start the summer right. Graduate students, librarians, faculty and other experts will share their insights on organizing your research, developing a sustainable writing schedule, staying sane while dissertating, writing with a future book project in mind, and more. Coffee/tea, snacks and lunch included!

May 4 2015 – 9:00am to 4:00pm in  Wells Library E159 (Hazelbaker Hall) with  WTS Tutors, Grad School Mentors, IUB Librarians, and others 

Friday MAR 27th: Preparing for a Summer Research Trip Archival Research Intro and Lunch

Friday, March 27, “Preparing for a summer research trip.” If you’re about to start doing archival research and/or planning a summer research trip, this should be very helpful. The first half-hour or so is a hands-on introduction to using archives (in the University Archives, Wells Library E460), followed by lunch and discussion of digital tools and other tips for the travelling researcher (in Wells Library E159).


Friday, March 27, 11:30am to 1:00pm

University Archives, Wells Library E460

*lunch included*


Register at http://libraries.iub.edu/tools/workshops/workshop-listings/series-view/428/series



ORA April Workshops

orkshops in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) for Postdoctoral Fellows at IUB

Sponsored by the IU Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

For details, see https://oncourse.iu.edu/access/content/user/pimple/PostdocRCR.pdf

*** Please share with interested colleagues. ***

Four workshops on research ethics and the responsible conduct of research (RCR) will be offered for postdoctoral fellows at Indiana University-Bloomington in:

* April 6, 2015 – Collaboration and authorship
* April 13, 2015 – Data ownership, access, and sharing
* April 20, 2015 – Integrity and misconduct
* April 27, 2015 – Human subjects

The workshops are free of charge. Participation in all four workshops is encouraged but not required. A certificate of completion will be awarded to those who actively and appropriately participate in all four workshops.

All workshops will meet from 4:00-5:30 pm at the Poynter Center, 618 East Third Street, directly across 3rd Street from the Law School.

Registration is required and must be completed by Sunday, March 29, 2015. Space is limited to 15 per workshop. To register:

1. Join the Postdoc RCR Oncourse site; see http://kb.iu.edu/data/arcj.html for instructions.
2. Go to the Postdoc RCR Oncourse site, select the Assignments tool, and follow the directions on the assignment “Workshop Registration-Apr 2015. ”

The Oncourse site has more information on the workshops. Pre-workshop readings and short writing exercises will be posted on the Oncourse site at least one week before the first workshop.

Scifinder Future Leaders in Chemistry (deadline 5 APRIL 2015)

2015 SciFinder® Future Leaders in Chemistry Program
Apply by April 5, 2015
An exclusive opportunity for Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers from around the world.
Take your research to the next level! The 2015 SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry program is your chance to get involved, get inspired and get connected to a global network of accomplished researchers.  
This August 10 – 20, a select group of international Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers will help shape the future of chemical information and experience the 250th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Boston, MA. Apply by Sunday, April 5, 2015 



Fulbright Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (deadline 28 April 2015)

Announcing Fellowship Opportunities for

Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad!

The Fiscal Year 2015 competition for the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program (DDRA) was announced in the Federal Register on February 27, 2015. The due date for submitting applications is April 28, 2015.

The DDRA Program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months.

In order for the webinar to best serve the needs of prospective applicants, the public may submit any questions regarding the competition and application in advance to Dr. Pamela Maimer (pamela.maimer@ed.gov) so that we can be sure to address them. There will also be a time for questions and answers at the end of the webinar.

To register for the webinar, go tohttps://educate.webex.com/educate/j.php?RGID=r01405f662040664f0aa74e91f52bbb4b

Once the host approves your request, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions in order to join the webinar on March 11th.

To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link:

For audio, you must call in to the conference call line below.

(PLEASE NOTE: Audio will not be provided if you just log onto the webinar using the information above.)

1. Dial the Access Phone Number: 877-917-4910

2. When prompted, dial the access code: 9036176

If you have questions once the webinar begins please contact carla.white@ed.gov.

For additional information on how to apply to the program, please go to http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/applicant.html