Graduate Student Events

#AAAL2020

Meet & Greet

Friday, March 27, 2020, 8:00pm - 10:00 pm
Organizers: GSC
Location: Conference Hotel 

Are you a graduate student new to AAAL? A seasoned AAAL attendee who is interested in becoming more involved in graduate student leadership? Or just a graduate student looking to meet students at other institutions? Come one, come all grads to our ‘meet and greet’ event to kick off the AAAL conference. This is a great opportunity to network with other graduate students, share academic experiences, and get to know your future colleagues. At the event, you will also meet the Graduate Student Council Steering Committee members and learn more about graduate student events, opportunities to get more involved in AAAL, and events geared towards first-time attendees. We hope you will join us for this informal community-building event! Light snacks will be provided.

Balancing the Holistic Experience of Being a Graduate Student

Saturday, March 28, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Organizers: GSC Event-Planning Sub-Committee
Location: Conference Hotel

*Graduate Students must register for this event with their conference registration; There is a registration fee of $10 that will be used to offset the cost of lunch. Please email info@aaal.org for questions.

Lunch Provided

Many graduate students struggle with balancing graduate school, work, family and social obligations. Time management challenges and  competing priorities can lead to burnout. In this roundtable discussion, graduate students will be provided with tips to manage commitments and to cope with stress, in addition to self-care strategies to combat anxiety and burnout. Through this roundtable format, graduate students identify a series of intentional actions to proactively promote and maintain health. Lunch will be provided!

Schedule:

12:00-12:10 p.m.: Check-in and pickup boxed lunch

12:10-12:50 p.m.: Roundtable discussions on time management, prioritization, and self-care

12:50-1:00 p.m.: Closing remarks, thanks to discussion leaders, survey completion

Developing Strategies for Publishing and Interviewing Along the Way to the Job Market

Monday, March 30, 2020, 7:35 pm - 10:00 pm
Organizers: Event-Planning Sub-Committee
Location: Conference Hotel

*Graduate Students must register for this event with their conference registration; There is a registration fee of $10 that will be used to offset the cost of dessert

Dessert and Drinks Provided

Publishing and interviewing are two skills many graduate students often express some discomfort or anxiety about when they are mentioned. However, they are two necessary skills all graduate students need to conquer to progress through a successful job market process. In this two-part dinner workshop, graduate students will be provided with tips for both publishing and interviewing. In the first half of the workshop, a diverse group of faculty will provide tips on the publication process and on interviewing strategies in general. In the second-half, each panelist will lead a roundtable discussion with a smaller group of graduate students to provide more personalized suggestions for highlighting research, teaching, scholarship, and service in both Skype/Zoom and in-person interviewing. Graduate students will walk away from this dinner workshop more prepared to participate in publishing ventures and more comfortable in an interview setting describing how their experiences fit well within the job description.

Schedule:

7:35-7:50: Check-in.

7:50-8:00: Remarks from AAAL GSC Co-Chairs

8:00-8:45: Panel Discussion

8:45-8:50: Break into table groups

8:50-9:50: Roundtable discussions and rotations

        General Interviewing Tips

        Skype Interview: What to expect and how to highlight you

        In-person Interviews: Types (department, chair, dean) and how to highlight you

9:50-10:00: Closing remarks, thanks to discussion leaders, survey completion