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WISE Graduate/Post-doctoral Professional Development Workshops


A WISE Approach to Networking to Advance your Professional Career

People who are able to network are not only more likely to achieve their career goals, but also to receive awards, invitations to speak, coveted job offers, and promotions. Whether you’re a natural introvert or extrovert, this workshop will offer a unique perspective and approach for enhancing your networking skills that will make participants feel more prepared and confident for their next professional event. Participants will have the opportunity to apply these skills during this interactive session. All workshop participants are also invited to an opportunity to practice networking skills at a real campus-based reception on April 10th at the Celebration of Excellence and Achievement among Women at Iowa Memorial Union (IMU).

Facilitator: Jennifer Streeter, M.D./ Ph.D. Candidate Medical Scientist Training Program, Carver College of Medicine

Date& Time: Monday, March 10th, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. *Please feel free to bring lunch to this session.

Location: University Capitol Centre (UCC)*

Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NetworkingWISE

Effectively Responding to Reviewer Comments

This workshop is designed to assist you in successfully addressing issues arising from the review of grant proposal submissions. Topics will include understanding the reviewers’ report, making proposal revisions in response, and preparing the introduction of the resubmission. Response to review of journal submissions will also be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to practice strategies on sample reviews, as well as critiques that participants may have received.

Facilitator: Dr. Deborah Dawson, Director of the Biostatistics Unit, College of Dentistry; Professor, Depts. of Pediatric Dentistry, Preventive and Community Dentistry, and the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Informatics

Date & Time: Wednesdays, April 16th and 30th, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Dental Science Building (DSB)*

Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/AprReviewerCommentWISE

Developing a Research Statement in the Sciences and Engineering

It is becoming standard practice to require a research statement as part of the application for a tenure-track faculty position in the sciences and engineering. This workshop provides an overview of the essential content of the research statement as well as specific strategies for developing one. The workshop participants will have a chance to receive constructive feedback on their research statement drafts.

Facilitator: Mr. Scott Coffel, Director, and Ms. Jennifer Ambrose, Assistant Director of Hanson Center for Technical Communication, College of Engineering

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 23rd, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Location: University Capitol Centre (UCC)*

Register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ResearchStatementWISE

*Specific meeting room location will be sent to registrants upon completion of the registration. The series is open to and prioritized for female and female-identified doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows in the specific departments and programs WISE serves. Secondary registration is open to female and female-identified masters level students in the eligible departments. For a list of specific eligible departments, please click here.

About the Grad/Post Doc Professional Development Workshop Series

Grad Post-Doc WorkshopMany issues facing graduate and post-doctoral women in STEM disciplines today mirror those facing men. Women in STEM disciplines, however, also face distinctly different challenges. The WISE Grad/Post Doc Professional Development Workshop Series provides programs which address both general and gender-specific issues. Sample topics include:

  • Developing a research statements
  • Negotiating a first tenure-track position
  • Working with grants and journal submission reviewers

WISE programs go a step beyond just providing information, to creating a forum for women to address these issues with other similarly-situated women. In addition, certain topics are addressed specifically to acknowledge the experiences women in STEM may face. Workshops are kept small (typically no more than 16 participants) to provide for a high level of interaction among participants and create an environment to support open dialogue. In addition, each program is structured as a two-part series with related "homework" required between the meetings, allowing participants to being putting into action the skills being learned.


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Grad Post-Doc Workshop

For more information about the Grad/Post Doc Professional Development Workshop Series, please contact Angel Cheng at yi-ting-cheng@uiowa.edu.




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