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Career Trends & Events – April 7, 2020

Submitted on Tuesday, April 07, 2020

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Events:

Event Name: Boosting your confidence to participate in video chats
Description: Increasingly, we are being asked to participate and collaborate in real time while on camera and using microphones. In this session, we will share strategies for expressing ourselves through Zoom, Skype, and other videoconferencing platforms. This discussion will be of interest to students who speak English as an additional language, identify as introverts, and/or are new to using these platforms.
Dates: Monday, April 13th, 5pm; Check CLNx for additional time options
Registration: Register on CLNx

Event Name: Strategies to overcome the feeling that your English is not ‘good enough’ (*for international graduate students*)
Description: Where do these messages come from and how can we address them? In this session, a learning strategist and two graduate student facilitators will lead breakout discussions with participants to unpack identities, inner thoughts, and external feedback as they relate to speaking in English as an additional language. We will also address how to challenge some of the factors and dynamics that negatively influence our confidence in verbal communication and brainstorm strategies to work around them.
Dates:  Thursday, April 23rd, 11am – 12:30pm; ; Check CLNx for additional time options
Registration: Register on CLNx

Event Name: Strategies to reduce stress, increase motivation and achieve your goals  (*for international graduate students*)
Description: In this themed discussion, we will explore how stress impacts learning and discuss tangible strategies to help you move forward with your work given the challenges presented during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will also touch on how “thinking traps” can lead to self-doubt; strategies to help increase motivation; study habits and time management when working from home; and how to address procrastination and/or perfectionism
Dates: Thursday, April 30th, 11am – 12:30pm; Check CLNx for additional time options
Registration: Register on CLNx

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