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Diversity and Student Success, The Graduate School

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August 2019

Global Grads Academic Year Kick-Off

August 30 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join us for an informal social as we kick off the Global Grads Initiative for the academic year! We're bringing together our new and current international graduate students for an evening of community building and networking (and some good food!). A brief welcome will take place at 5:00 p.m. REGISTER HERE

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September 2019

Global Grads: Culture Shock, Transition, and Building Community

September 9 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 12:30 pm

Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

As a new international graduate student, coming to UNC to pursue your graduate studies already proves you have a tremendous amount of resilience.  But, how do you foster that resiliency when, at times, you experience culture shock, feel alone or homesick, or have had difficulty navigating the American culture?  How, and to whom, do you to reach out and ask for help?  How do you build your community?  Join us for this event to learn more about your own resiliency…

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APIDA: Mapping My Racial Identity

September 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Join us as our very own Maria Erb leads us through creating our racial identity map, where we recall experiences in which we encountered or recognized ourselves in our racial identity. Dinner will be provided! REGISTER HERE

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DSS Wellness: Building on the Enneagram, Part 1

September 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

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DSS Lunch & Learn: Finding a Mentor

September 17 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Finding a faculty mentor is key to a graduate student’s training, progress, and success. This workshop will prepare participants to identify key aspects of a mentoring relationship that they value, develop skills and attributes to succeed with different types of mentoring styles, and provide perspectives from a panel of current graduate students. Mentoring conventions in different academic disciplines will be highlighted through discussions and case studies. All graduate students are welcome to attend, especially those with diverse identities (first-generation, racially/ethnically…

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October 2019

Global Grads: Communicating with Employers Part I The Interview

October 4 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Global Grads workshops focus on support for international graduate and professional students. This two part session will allow you to gain knowledge and practice in communicating with employers for your job search. Part I will focus on the interview about the types of interviews (phone, in-person, Skype) and how to prepare what are employers really asking how to use the STAR method to frame answers Register by September 27th. Lunch will be provided! (Please note: These workshops repeat some of…

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DSS Lunch & Learn: Effective Communication with Your Mentor

October 10 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Effective communication is key to a successful mentor-mentee relationship. This workshop will provide participants opportunities to generate approaches that address communication challenges with academic mentors and strategies for assertive, clear communication. All graduate students are welcome to attend, especially those who have diverse identities (first-generation, racially/ethnically diverse, international, LGBTQIA, and military-affiliated). Students are also encouraged to sign up for the Effective Mentoring Series offered through the Professional Development Program. Sponsored by The Graduate School’s Professional Development program, Diversity and Student Success, and CIRTL at UNC…

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Global Grads: Culture Shock, Transition, and Building Community

October 11 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 12:30 pm

Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

As a new international graduate student, coming to UNC to pursue your graduate studies already proves you have a tremendous amount of resilience.  But, how do you foster that resiliency when, at times, you experience culture shock, feel alone or homesick, or have had difficulty navigating the American culture?  How, and to whom, do you to reach out and ask for help?  How do you build your community?  Join us for this event to learn more about your own resiliency…

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APIDA: AFTEREARTH Viewing & Discussion

October 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

As rising sea levels threaten the loss of their motherland in Hawai'i, the Philippines, China and North America, four women fight to preserve the volcano, ocean, land and air for future generations. Join your APIDA peers in a viewing and discussion of this insightful documentary. Dinner will be provided!

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DSS Meaning-Making for Graduate & Professional Students

October 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, November 18, 2019

Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

What is meaning making?  According to Roger Kegan's theory of meaning-making development, meaning making "is a conceptualization of how human beings make meaning of themselves, of others, and of their experiences throughout their life-span." In this 4-week series, you'll have the opportunity for personal self-reflection through free writing and small group discussion that will be supported by short articles and readings on meaning-making and purpose of life. All sessions will be held at the Graduate Student Center at 211A West…

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November 2019

Global Grads: Communicating with Employers Part II Networking

November 1 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

Global Grads workshops focus on support for international graduate and professional students. This two part session will allow you to gain knowledge and practice in communicating with employers for your job search. Part I will focus on the interview about the types of interviews (phone, in-person, Skype) and how to prepare what are employers really asking how to use the STAR method to frame answers Part II will focus on networking as a technique for meeting employers and conducting your…

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DSS Meaning-Making for Graduate & Professional Students

November 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, November 18, 2019

Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

What is meaning making?  According to Roger Kegan's theory of meaning-making development, meaning making "is a conceptualization of how human beings make meaning of themselves, of others, and of their experiences throughout their life-span." In this 4-week series, you'll have the opportunity for personal self-reflection through free writing and small group discussion that will be supported by short articles and readings on meaning-making and purpose of life. All sessions will be held at the Graduate Student Center at 211A West…

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DSS Meaning-Making for Graduate & Professional Students

November 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, November 18, 2019

Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

What is meaning making?  According to Roger Kegan's theory of meaning-making development, meaning making "is a conceptualization of how human beings make meaning of themselves, of others, and of their experiences throughout their life-span." In this 4-week series, you'll have the opportunity for personal self-reflection through free writing and small group discussion that will be supported by short articles and readings on meaning-making and purpose of life. All sessions will be held at the Graduate Student Center at 211A West…

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APIDA Friendsgiving Potluck

November 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

In the spirit of the holidays, the social committee would like to invite you to a Friendsgiving potluck! Friends, significant others, and families are welcome. We are *working on* providing some staples,  but we ask that everyone bring a dish to share too. We know it's a busy time for everyone, so store-bought or homemade, an hour or 15 minutes - we'd love to see you! Hope you can join us for some relaxing social time in the midst of a busy…

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DSS Meaning-Making for Graduate & Professional Students

November 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, November 18, 2019

Graduate Student Center, 211A West Cameron Ave.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States

What is meaning making?  According to Roger Kegan's theory of meaning-making development, meaning making "is a conceptualization of how human beings make meaning of themselves, of others, and of their experiences throughout their life-span." In this 4-week series, you'll have the opportunity for personal self-reflection through free writing and small group discussion that will be supported by short articles and readings on meaning-making and purpose of life. All sessions will be held at the Graduate Student Center at 211A West…

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