EAP Workshops

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EAP Workshops provide opportunities for international students to improve their English language proficiency and cultural knowledge in a way that directly supports their academic goals. Each 75-minute workshop is designed to be hands-on with opportunities for demonstration, discussion, and practice.

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If you have any questions concerning the EAP Workshop Schedule, please contact the CSLC at (574) 631-5881 or email EAP post doc Ryne Clos at rclos@nd.edu.

Have you missed a recent EAP workshop? You can find all of the resources presented at each session on the CSLC News and Events EAP Page

Spring 2018 EAP Workshop Schedule 

Date

Topic

Place/Time

Description

Wednesday, January 24

Surviving Winter

302 DeBartolo
5:15-6:30pm

 

The South Bend winter is long, cold, and snowy. It can present several challenges to those who are not accustomed to such conditions. These include transportation difficulty, less opportunity for outdoor recreation, limited daylight hours, childcare complications, and discomfort with being outside in extreme low temperatures. This workshop will address these issues and propose ways to survive winter.

Presenter: Ryne Clos, EAP Post-doc

Wednesday, February 7

TAing and Advisor Relationships

302 DeBartolo

5:15-6:30pm

One of the most enduring and important relationships you will form in graduate school is the one you will share with your advisor or PI. Constructing this relationship can be difficult, because the appropriate expectations of it are not well-defined. How do you decide how much work your advisor can expect of you or the level of personal familiarity that you are supposed to maintain with your PI? What happens if you disagree with your advisor or PI on a vital matter? This workshop will discuss the nature of this relationship and suggest ways to make it more manageable, as well as exploring similar relationships, such as the one between a TA and an instructor of record.

Presenter: Ryne Clos, EAP Post-doc

Monday, February 12

Academic Job Interviews

302 DeBartolo

5:15-6:30pm

The academic job search is a difficult process. It is pitiless and impersonal, governed more by conventional standards than by any specific concerns of the job or the applicants. While this can make the process intimidating, it also means that most academic job interviews—no matter the university or the discipline—are more or less the same. This workshop will take advantage of this predictability, allowing you to understand the interviewing process as well as providing you with strategies to thrive during your interviews.

Presenter: Ryne Clos, EAP Post-doc

Wednesday, February 21

Conferences and Networking

302 DeBartolo

5:15-6:30pm

Conferences are often fun, motivating events that will push your research forward and allow you to interact with other researchers in your field. But just as often, conferences cause anxiety, because we are all told of the importance of using them to “network” but find the process of doing that intimidating or mystifying. This workshop will decode the conference as an event, discuss what networking means, and provide you with strategies to successfully utilize conferences as networking opportunities.

Presenter: Ryne Clos, EAP Post-doc

Thursday,
March 8

Writing Cover Letters 

308 DeBartolo

3:45-5:00pm

Curriculum Vitae, a Latin word which means ‘your story’ or ‘course of life’, is an effective way to make an impression on the employers. A CV contains a brief sketch of a job seeker’s qualifications, skills, interests, and experience. This workshop will provide an overview of the strategies and techniques of writing a CV. This topic is particularly important for the graduate students who will be aspiring candidates in the job market for the first time. A standard CV can give a candidate an extra edge over others, and it is worthwhile spending a fair amount of time in writing a top quality CV.

 

Presenter: Habiba Akter, 2017-2018 NDUB Visiting Fellow funded by the Ortenzio Family

Wednesday,

March 21

Editing, Revising, and Online Writing Tools

302 DeBartolo

5:15-6:30pm

For most of us, the most challenging step in producing a publication-worthy piece of writing comes in the revision process. What are the best practices for improving an already-written article or chapter? How should you make the best use of the commentary and feedback you receive from peers and faculty? This workshop will answer these questions while also discussing various online writing tools that can aid in the process.

Presenter: Ryne Clos, EAP Post-doc

Monday,

April 9

Understanding Political Correctness and Microaggressions

302 DeBartolo

5:15-6:30pm

The politics of language and identity in the U.S. are confusing, even for those of us who lived in the United States for our entire lives. It can be challenging to avoid saying something that others may find offensive. Even more pressing is how to respond when you are on the receiving end of culturally-insensitive or inappropriate language. This workshop will address the cultural meanings of political correctness and microaggressions as well as the concrete, practical steps you can take if you are targeted by such insensitive speech and acts.

Presenter: Ryne Clos, EAP Post-doc

Monday,

April 16

Mentoring Students

302 DeBartolo

5:15-6:30pm

You will probably have regular interactions with undergraduates while pursuing your graduate degree, whether in the classroom or in the lab. You will collaborate with these students, instruct them, and/or evaluate their performance. Undergraduates will also come to you to seek advice, assistance, or a letter of recommendation. This workshop describes the various ways in which you will engage with undergraduates and what the expectations of each of these sorts of interactions are, so that you can mentor students with confidence.

Presenter: Ryne Clos, EAP Post-doc

Tuesday,

April 24

Writing CVs and Résumés

329 DeBartolo

3:45-5:00pm

A neat and well-written cover letter may make the difference between obtaining a job interview or having the CV/Resume ignored. This workshop will walk you through the ins and outs of writing a quality cover letter that will make the best impression on the employers.

 

Presenter: Habiba Akter, 2017-2018 NDUB Visiting Fellow funded by the Ortenzio Family

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