Professional Communication Events

The professional communication workshops of the Graduate Student Professional Communication Certificate Program are available to graduate students not in the program to take on an individual workshop basis. Two events, The Dissertation Coach Alison Miller’s Becoming a Writer on October 20 and the CCC Registry panel discussion moderated by Beth Au on November 17, are not in the certificate program.

All times are Pacific Time and will be online via Zoom. Mindful of Zoom fatigue, moderators and workshop instructors will schedule breaks in longer events.

Sonya Newlyn

Sonya Newlyn
Professional Development Coordinator, Event Planner
Division of Graduate Studies

Slide Presentation Design
How to Avoid Death by PowerPoint

Tuesday, November 24
3:30–5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
REGISTER HERE

Andrea Limas

Andrea Limas
Assistant Director of Communications, Social Sciences Division
Communications & Marketing
University Relations

Developing a Personal Brand, Professional Reputation
Discover what it is and why you need one. Learn tips on how to distinguish yourself from the crowd and create a lasting impression in an evolving digital communications landscape.

Thursday, October 8
3:30–5:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Gwynn Benner

Gwynn Benner
Assistant Vice Provost
Division of Student Affairs and Success
Managing Director
Student Success Equity Research Center

Curriculum Vitae Writing
CV as distinct from a resume, converting a resume to a CV, when to send a CV instead of a resume

Thursday, October 15
3:30–5:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Alison Miller

Alison Miller
Owner, Coach
The Dissertation Coach

Becoming a Writer
Learn strategies for writing with confidence

Tuesday, October 20
3:30–5:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Bri McWhorter

Bri McWhorter
Owner, Coach
Activate to Captivate

Public Speaking
Warmups, Crafting Your Talk, Audience Engagement, Presenting Online using Zoom

Thursday, October 22
3:30–5:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Generously co-sponsored by
The Humanities Institute

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Christina Hall

Christina Hall
Career Coach
Career Center

LinkedIn Q&A
Developing Your Profile, Networking

Participants will have access to an instructional video by Christina Hall in Canvas prior to the Q&A session

Tuesday, October 27
3:45–4:15 p.m. Pacific Time

Martha Stuit

Martha Stuit
Scholarly Communication Librarian
University Library

Publishing Scholarly Works, Copyright
Learn how to publish scholarly work, from finding and evaluating a publisher to negotiating the publication contract and navigating copyright.

Thursday, October 29
3:30–5:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Generously co-sponsored by
The Humanities Institute

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Yeng Yang

Yeng Yang
International Career Coach
Career Success

Cover Letter and Resume Writing for Non-Academic Jobs Q&A

Participants will submit cover letters and resumes to Career Success for review by a career coach after the Q&A session and should review this presentation prior to the Q&A session

Thursday, November 5
3:30–4:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Kayla Isenberg

Kayla Isenberg
Senior Director, Digital Engagement
University Relations

Using Twitter Professionally
Learn how to promote your research and create a virtual community of Tweeple in Twitter! Learn the basics, including how to set up your page, use hashtags, use best practices, and more.

Thursday, November 12
3:30–5:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Generously co-sponsored by
The Humanities Institute

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Beth Au and CCC Registry Logo

CCC Registry Panelists

Left to right and top to bottom:
Francesca Caparas, Sarah Gerhardt, Brian Malone, Melissa-Ann Nievera-Lozano, Nicholas Vasallo

Beth Au, Moderator
Director
California Community Colleges Registry

Francesca Caparas, Panelist
M.A. Literature
English Professor and
Faculty Coordinator,
Jean Miller Resource Room for Women, Genders, and Sexuality

De Anza College

Sarah Gerhardt, Panelist
Ph.D. Chemistry
Chemistry Instructor
Cabrillo College

Brian Malone, Panelist
Ph.D. Literature
English Professor
De Anza College

Melissa-Ann Nievera-Lozano, Panelist
Ph.D. Education
Ethnic Studies Professor
Evergreen Valley College

Nicholas Vasallo, Panelist
D.M.A.
Director, Music Industry Studies, AV Technology, and Music Composition
Diablo Valley College

 

Getting Hired at a California Community College
Panel Discussion with current and recent instructors at California Community Colleges, all UCSC graduate student alumni

Tuesday, November 17
2:00–3:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Generously co-sponsored by
The Humanities Institute

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