Current edition: Thursday, June 6, 2019

The GRAD Guide Weekly is an indispensable resource for graduate students to find information about campus-wide programs and events. Sign up here! Published every Thursday during the Academic Year and monthly during Summer Quarter, the GGW provides details about social events, campus speakers, workshops, professional development opportunities, careers, announcements, fellowships, and more.

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A Word from the Gargoyle: Join Alumni Weekend 2019!
You’re invited to register for a free weekend student pass for Alumni Weekend 2019 (June 6-9). Join alumni, classmates, scholars, and friends around lively, informative conversation about some of the most interesting content happening on UChicago’s campus. Click here for more information about events.

GRADTalk: Improving Your Interview Skills
June 6, 4-5pm, UChicagoGRAD Suite 340 (3rd Floor of the UChicago Bookstore Building)

This workshop will introduce you to several strategies and best practices for improving your interview skills. From mastering your self-introduction to reflecting on your strengths and weaknesses, we will focus on a few key questions to be prepared for in any interview regardless of your career path. During the course of the workshop, you will learn specific techniques for structuring your responses and how best to prepare for your next interview. RSVP in GRAD Gargoyle (Events > GRAD Events)

AAUW Salary Negotiation Start Smart Workshop
June 7, 12:30-2:30 pm, UChicagoGRAD Suite 340 (3rd Floor of the UChicago Bookstore Building)
In the United States, women are typically paid less than men over their lifetimes, creating what’s known as the “gender pay gap.” This American Association of University Women (AAUW) Start Smart negotiation workshop will provide you with critical negotiation skills, a refreshed sense of confidence, and a new support network to cheer you on in negotiating your salary. This workshop is open to all graduate students and postdocs in any discipline. RSVP in GRAD Gargoyle (Events > GRAD Events).

Expanding the PATHS Program: An Open Forum & Lunch for Ph.D. Students
June 11, noon-1:30pm, UChicagoGRAD Suite 340 (3rd Floor of the UChicago Bookstore Building)
Ph.D. students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences are invited to a lunch discussion with faculty to share their ideas for PATHS (Professional Advancement and Training for Humanities Scholars), which will be expanding via a $3 million grant from the Mellon Foundation. The grant will grow the PATHS suite of workshops, treks, and internships, and it will launch new courses in public humanities, leadership, and data literacy. The forum will be facilitated by UChicagoGRAD staff and faculty member Emily Lynn Osborn (History). Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP, do so in GRAD Gargoyle (Events > GRAD Events).

Consulting Summer Camp
June 17-21, 9am-noon, UChicagoGRAD Suite 340 (3rd Floor of the UChicago Bookstore Building)

Join UChicagoGRAD for the 6th annual Careers in Consulting “Summer Camp.” This five-day event gives graduate students and postdocs an introduction to the consulting industry; provides introductions to best practices in job documents and interviews; and serves as an opportunity to meet and talk with consultants from firms. RSVP for each session in GRAD Gargoyle > Events > GRAD Events

  • Monday, June 17: Landscape of Consulting Industry and Alumni Perspectives
  • Tuesday, June 18: Resumes and Cover Letters for Consulting
  • Wednesday, June 19: Behavioral Interviews for Consulting
  • Thursday, June 20: Case Interview Workshop and Demos
  • Friday, June 21: Meet the Firms!

NSF GRFP: Decoding the Program Solicitation Information Session
Thursday June 20th, 3:30-5pm (UChicagoGRAD, 970 E 58th Street, 3rd floor)

Graduate students in the STEM and Social Sciences are eligible to apply for the NSF GRFP in their first 2 years of graduate school, so long as they are U.S. citizens. This information session will provide you with a detailed understanding of the NSF GRFP eligibility requirements, application process, and the UChicago resources available to support you with your application. . Please RSVP in advance via GRAD Gargoyle (Events > GRAD Events).

NSF GRFP Mentoring Session with Fred Stafford: the Personal Statement
Tuesday, June 25th, 12:30-1:30pm (UChicagoGRAD, 970 E 58th Street, 3rd floor)

Fred Stafford (former NSF Program Director) will share his wealth of knowledge and experience about crafting strong NSF essays. His talk will focus on the personal statement component of the NSF GRFP and writing your career goals. Students who attend this workshop will be able to sign up for small writing groups with Fred in the weeks leading up to the deadlines. Please RSVP in advance via GRAD Gargoyle (Events > GRAD Events).

Academic Job Market Summer Camp
|July 15-19, 2019, 9am-12:00/1:30 pm, UChicagoGRAD Suite 340 (3rd Floor of the UChicago Bookstore Building)

Are you planning to apply for academic jobs this fall? Put your best foot forward by attending UChicagoGRAD’s Academic Job Market Summer Camp. You’ll receive advice from UChicagoGRAD and CCT advisors as well as faculty from UChicago and other area institutions. You’ll also have opportunities to hone your documents and interview skills. RSVP for each session in GRAD Gargoyle > Events > GRAD Events

  • Monday, July 15: Introduction, Hiring Committee Panel, CV Best Practices, International Academe
  • Tuesday, July 16: Cover Letters, Research Statements (STEM and HUM/SS), Getting a Postdoc
  • Wednesday, July 17: Teaching Statements and Portfolios, Diversity Statements, Navigating Identity
  • Thursday, July 18: Interview Best Practices, Campus Visits, Creating a Scholarly Website
  • Friday, July 19: Job Document Working Groups and Lunch Discussion

Featured Jobs:
Application Developer, Cook Country Treasurer’s Office | Apply via GRAD Gargoyle > Jobs > Search requisition no. 65620

Fellowships Writing Consultants, UChicagoGRAD | Apply via GRAD Gargoyle > Jobs > Search requisition no. 65630

Institutional Giving Specialist, Lions Club International | Apply via GRAD Gargoyle > Jobs > Search requisition no. 65619

Associate Researcher (Data Analytics), Chapin Hall| Apply via GRAD Gargoyle > Jobs> Search requisition no. 65627

Internships, the Centre for Urban and Regional Excellence (CURE)| Apply via GRAD Gargoyle > Jobs> Search requisition no. 65622

 

Campus-wide events and announcements

 Downtown Hyde Park Farmers Market Grand Opening

Thursday, June 6, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m., 5235 S. Harper Court

The Farmers Market returns with 40+ vendors every Thursday morning from June-October. Stop by for a great selection of fresh produce, flowers, baked good, jams & jellies, and more.

https://www.facebook.com/hydeparkchicagofarmersmarket/

First Thursday

Thursday, June 6, 5-8 p.m., 53rd / 55th / 57th Streets in Hyde Park

50+ local businesses feature special offers, deals, and fun – whether you want shopping, dining, entertainment, or personal services. Takes place from May-November 2019. Go to the website or download the app from the Apple Store or Google Play – find your favorite offers and share with your friends via text or email for a fun night out.

www.firstthursday.com

Harper Court Summer Music Series

Thursday, June 6, 6-9 p.m., 5235 S. Harper Court

FREE concert series at Harper Court on the first Thursdays of June-August. June 6 concert features DJ Sam Chapman, DJ Calvin, and Ramonski Luv for “Club Stepping Under the Stars” with a live broadcast by 95.1 FM and FREE photo booth. www.harpercourtmusic.com

Mama Fresh Family Days at the Downtown Hyde Park Farmers Market

Thursday, June 6, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Jenny LeFlore of Mama Fresh Chicago hosts special family days at the Farmers Market in June, August, September, and October. Stop by on Thursday, June 6 for Family Yoga with DJ B-Rocking of Baby Soul Jam (8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.), Storytime (9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.), and Music by Sarah Jayne Lane (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.). All activities are free; please bring a yoga mat.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1240045816160172/

Jazz X-tet

Thursday, June 6, 8:00pm

Logan Center, Performance Penthouse

The UChicago Jazz X-tet presents and evening of women in jazz! The program features works by living female composers including a work by pianist/keyboardist Myra Melford.

Free

Study Break at Crerar

Friday, June 7, 2:30-4:30 p.m.   First floor of Crerar Library

Come take a break from your studies on the first floor of Crerar Library. Enjoy coffee, tea and cookies. Design your own button with a customized button maker or embroider a patch with the new embroidery machine. Materials provided. Cosponsored by Crerar Library and M.A.D.D.

Registration not required.

Traditional Candlelight Ceremony and Reception

Friday, June 7, 5PM-7PM, International House Assembly Hall (1414 E 59th Street)

The candlelight ceremony is one of the oldest traditions at International House. This dates back to the early 20th century before the first International House in New York was established in 1924. The idea of what was traditionally referred to as ‘Sunday Supper’ began with Harry Edmonds, a YMCA official in New York and founder of the International House idea, who often invited international students to his house for supper. Today, this event brings together the entire International House community. International House is pleased to sponsor this event to welcome back alumni and to celebrate all graduate students. Must be at least 21 years of age to attend. Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/international-house-at-the-university-of-chicago-18721721060

Dissertation Procedures for Students

Wednesday, June 12, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.   Techbar Studio in Regenstein Library, Room 160

This information session summarizes procedures for submitting your dissertation using a web-based interface, the ETD Administrator. We will review formatting requirements and discuss open access for dissertations via the institutional repository, Knowledge@UChicago. To see the ETD interface, visit http://www.etdadmin.com/uchicago

Register: https://rooms.lib.uchicago.edu/event/5435731

Third Tuesday Jazz: Thaddeus Tukes, Vibes/Piano

Thursday, June 18, First set 7:30pm–8:30pm Second set 9–10pm

Logan Center, Cafe

The Hyde Park Jazz Society selects local musicians to perform on the third Tuesday of every month at Café Logan. Enjoy beer, wine, a full coffee car, and food along with some of the best jazz the city has to offer.

Presented by the Logan Center and the Hyde Park Jazz Society with additional support by WDCB

Free

Dissertation Procedures for Students

Tuesday, June 25, 12:00-1:00 p.m.   Techbar Studio in Regenstein Library, Room 160

This information session summarizes procedures for submitting your dissertation using a web-based interface, the ETD Administrator. We will review formatting requirements and discuss open access for dissertations via the institutional repository, Knowledge@UChicago. To see the ETD interface, visit http://www.etdadmin.com/uchicago

Register: https://rooms.lib.uchicago.edu/event/5438600

Improve Your Public Speaking Skills at The Revival!
Summer classes start June 30th.  1160 E 55th St

Refine your public speaking, presentation and networking skills with classes at The Revival.  We offer many classes specifically tailored to UChicago Graduate Students including: “Public Speaking & Presentation Skills,” “Storytelling”, “GradProv” and more!  Register 2 weeks before classes start and receive a 10% Early Registration Discount!  For complete details, visit www.the-revival.com/classes

Academic English Pre-Matriculation Program (AEPP)

Aug 30 to Sep 20, 2019

The AEPP is a three-week, academic intensive program that builds your English linguistic and cultural competency, which will give you the confidence to excel in your studies and thrive in Chicago. Cost: $500 for PhD students; $700 for Masters students. For more information, visit https://esl.uchicago.edu/page/academic-english-pre-matriculation-program or email aepp[at]uchicago[dot]edu.

 

Ongoing Campus Programming

Donate Blood!

7am-6pm, Monday – Friday, DCAM Room 2E

Every 2 seconds, someone in the US needs blood. You can donate blood today at the UChicago Medicine Blood Center! Donating blood is quick and simple, usually taking half an hour. After donating, help yourself to free snacks and discounts at stores such as Te’amo, Nella, and Starbucks. Like us on facebook to know about any events, blood drives, or news from the blood center! https://www.facebook.com/UChicagoBloodDonorAmbassadors/

Current edition: Thursday, June 6, 2019

The GRAD Guide Weekly is an indispensable resource for graduate students to find information about campus-wide programs and events. Sign up here! Published every Thursday during the Academic Year and monthly during Summer Quarter, the GGW provides details about social events, campus speakers, workshops, professional development opportunities, careers, announcements, fellowships, and more.

UChicagoGRAD events and announcements

Connect with UChicagoGRAD

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Instagram

Follow us on Twitter

Questions? Email askthegargoyle@uchicago.edu

 

A Word from the Gargoyle

 Join Alumni Weekend 2019!

You’re invited to register for a free weekend student pass for Alumni Weekend 2019 (June 6-9). Join alumni, classmates, scholars, and friends around lively, informative conversation about some of the most interesting content happening on UChicago’s campus. Click here for more information about events.

 

 

GRADTalk: Improving Your Interview Skills

June 6, 4-5pm, UChicagoGRAD Suite 340 (3rd Floor of the UChicago Bookstore Building)

This workshop will introduce you to several strategies and best practices for improving your interview skills. From mastering your self-introduction to reflecting on your strengths and weaknesses, we will focus on a few key questions to be prepared for in any interview regardless of your career path. During the course of the workshop, you will learn specific techniques for structuring your responses and how best to prepare for your next interview. RSVP in GRAD Gargoyle (Events > GRAD Events)

AAUW Salary Negotiation Start Smart Workshop

June 7, 12:30-2:30 pm, UChicagoGRAD Suite 340 (3rd Floor of the UChicago Bookstore Building)
In the United States, women are typically paid less than men over their lifetimes, creating what’s known as the “gender pay gap.” This American Association of University Women (AAUW) Start Smart negotiation workshop will provide you with critical negotiation skills, a refreshed sense of confidence, and a new support network to cheer you on in negotiating your salary. This workshop is open to all graduate students and postdocs in any discipline. RSVP in GRAD Gargoyle (Events > GRAD Events).

Expanding the PATHS Program: An Open Forum & Lunch for Ph.D. Students

June 11, noon-1:30pm, UChicagoGRAD Suite 340 (3rd Floor of the UChicago Bookstore Building)
Ph.D. students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences are invited to a lunch discussion with faculty to share their ideas for PATHS (Professional Advancement and Training for Humanities Scholars), which will be expanding via a $3 million grant from the Mellon Foundation. The grant will grow the PATHS suite of workshops, treks, and internships, and it will launch new courses in public humanities, leadership, and data literacy. The forum will be facilitated by UChicagoGRAD staff and faculty member Emily Lynn Osborn (History). Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP, do so in GRAD Gargoyle (Events > GRAD Events).

Consulting Summer Camp

June 17-21, 9am-noon, UChicagoGRAD Suite 340 (3rd Floor of the UChicago Bookstore Building)

Join UChicagoGRAD for the 6th annual Careers in Consulting “Summer Camp.” This five-day event gives graduate students and postdocs an introduction to the consulting industry; provides introductions to best practices in job documents and interviews; and serves as an opportunity to meet and talk with consultants from firms. RSVP for each session in GRAD Gargoyle > Events > GRAD Events

  • Monday, June 17: Landscape of Consulting Industry and Alumni Perspectives
  • Tuesday, June 18: Resumes and Cover Letters for Consulting
  • Wednesday, June 19: Behavioral Interviews for Consulting
  • Thursday, June 20: Case Interview Workshop and Demos
  • Friday, June 21: Meet the Firms!

Academic Job Market Summer Camp

July 15-19, 2019, 9am-12:00/1:30 pm, UChicagoGRAD Suite 340 (3rd Floor of the UChicago Bookstore Building)

Are you planning to apply for academic jobs this fall? Put your best foot forward by attending UChicagoGRAD’s Academic Job Market Summer Camp. You’ll receive advice from UChicagoGRAD and CCT advisors as well as faculty from UChicago and other area institutions. You’ll also have opportunities to hone your documents and interview skills. RSVP for each session in GRAD Gargoyle > Events > GRAD Events

  • Monday, July 15: Introduction, Hiring Committee Panel, CV Best Practices, International Academe
  • Tuesday, July 16: Cover Letters, Research Statements (STEM and HUM/SS), Getting a Postdoc
  • Wednesday, July 17: Teaching Statements and Portfolios, Diversity Statements, Navigating Identity
  • Thursday, July 18: Interview Best Practices, Campus Visits, Creating a Scholarly Website

Friday, July 19: Job Document Working Groups and Lunch Discussion

NSF GRFP: Decoding the Program Solicitation Information Session

Thursday June 20th, 3:30-5pm (UChicagoGRAD, 970 E 58th Street, 3rd floor)

Graduate students in the STEM and Social Sciences are eligible to apply for the NSF GRFP in their first 2 years of graduate school, so long as they are U.S. citizens. This information session will provide you with a detailed understanding of the NSF GRFP eligibility requirements, application process, and the UChicago resources available to support you with your application. . Please RSVP in advance via GRAD Gargoyle (Events > GRAD Events).

NSF GRFP Mentoring Session with Fred Stafford: the Personal Statement

Tuesday, June 25th, 12:30-1:30pm (UChicagoGRAD, 970 E 58th Street, 3rd floor)

Fred Stafford (former NSF Program Director) will share his wealth of knowledge and experience about crafting strong NSF essays. His talk will focus on the personal statement component of the NSF GRFP and writing your career goals. Students who attend this workshop will be able to sign up for small writing groups with Fred in the weeks leading up to the deadlines. Please RSVP in advance via GRAD Gargoyle (Events > GRAD Events).

 

Featured Jobs:

 Application Developer, Cook Country Treasurer’s Office | Apply via GRAD Gargoyle > Jobs > Search requisition no. 65620

Fellowships Writing Consultants, UChicagoGRAD | Apply via GRAD Gargoyle > Jobs > Search requisition no. 65630

Institutional Giving Specialist, Lions Club International | Apply via GRAD Gargoyle > Jobs > Search requisition no. 65619

Associate Researcher (Data Analytics), Chapin Hall| Apply via GRAD Gargoyle > Jobs> Search requisition no. 65627

Internships, the Centre for Urban and Regional Excellence (CURE)| Apply via GRAD Gargoyle > Jobs> Search requisition no. 65622

 

Campus-wide events and announcements

 Downtown Hyde Park Farmers Market Grand Opening

Thursday, June 6, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m., 5235 S. Harper Court

The Farmers Market returns with 40+ vendors every Thursday morning from June-October. Stop by for a great selection of fresh produce, flowers, baked good, jams & jellies, and more.

https://www.facebook.com/hydeparkchicagofarmersmarket/

First Thursday

Thursday, June 6, 5-8 p.m., 53rd / 55th / 57th Streets in Hyde Park

50+ local businesses feature special offers, deals, and fun – whether you want shopping, dining, entertainment, or personal services. Takes place from May-November 2019. Go to the website or download the app from the Apple Store or Google Play – find your favorite offers and share with your friends via text or email for a fun night out.

www.firstthursday.com

Harper Court Summer Music Series

Thursday, June 6, 6-9 p.m., 5235 S. Harper Court

FREE concert series at Harper Court on the first Thursdays of June-August. June 6 concert features DJ Sam Chapman, DJ Calvin, and Ramonski Luv for “Club Stepping Under the Stars” with a live broadcast by 95.1 FM and FREE photo booth. www.harpercourtmusic.com

Mama Fresh Family Days at the Downtown Hyde Park Farmers Market

Thursday, June 6, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Jenny LeFlore of Mama Fresh Chicago hosts special family days at the Farmers Market in June, August, September, and October. Stop by on Thursday, June 6 for Family Yoga with DJ B-Rocking of Baby Soul Jam (8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.), Storytime (9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.), and Music by Sarah Jayne Lane (11 a.m. – 12 p.m.). All activities are free; please bring a yoga mat.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1240045816160172/

Jazz X-tet

Thursday, June 6, 8:00pm

Logan Center, Performance Penthouse

The UChicago Jazz X-tet presents and evening of women in jazz! The program features works by living female composers including a work by pianist/keyboardist Myra Melford.

Free

Study Break at Crerar

Friday, June 7, 2:30-4:30 p.m.   First floor of Crerar Library

Come take a break from your studies on the first floor of Crerar Library. Enjoy coffee, tea and cookies. Design your own button with a customized button maker or embroider a patch with the new embroidery machine. Materials provided. Cosponsored by Crerar Library and M.A.D.D.

Registration not required.

Traditional Candlelight Ceremony and Reception

Friday, June 7, 5PM-7PM, International House Assembly Hall (1414 E 59th Street)

The candlelight ceremony is one of the oldest traditions at International House. This dates back to the early 20th century before the first International House in New York was established in 1924. The idea of what was traditionally referred to as ‘Sunday Supper’ began with Harry Edmonds, a YMCA official in New York and founder of the International House idea, who often invited international students to his house for supper. Today, this event brings together the entire International House community. International House is pleased to sponsor this event to welcome back alumni and to celebrate all graduate students. Must be at least 21 years of age to attend. Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/international-house-at-the-university-of-chicago-18721721060

Dissertation Procedures for Students

Wednesday, June 12, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.   Techbar Studio in Regenstein Library, Room 160

This information session summarizes procedures for submitting your dissertation using a web-based interface, the ETD Administrator. We will review formatting requirements and discuss open access for dissertations via the institutional repository, Knowledge@UChicago. To see the ETD interface, visit http://www.etdadmin.com/uchicago

Register: https://rooms.lib.uchicago.edu/event/5435731

Third Tuesday Jazz: Thaddeus Tukes, Vibes/Piano

Thursday, June 18, First set 7:30pm–8:30pm Second set 9–10pm

Logan Center, Cafe

The Hyde Park Jazz Society selects local musicians to perform on the third Tuesday of every month at Café Logan. Enjoy beer, wine, a full coffee car, and food along with some of the best jazz the city has to offer.

Presented by the Logan Center and the Hyde Park Jazz Society with additional support by WDCB

Free

Dissertation Procedures for Students

Tuesday, June 25, 12:00-1:00 p.m.   Techbar Studio in Regenstein Library, Room 160

This information session summarizes procedures for submitting your dissertation using a web-based interface, the ETD Administrator. We will review formatting requirements and discuss open access for dissertations via the institutional repository, Knowledge@UChicago. To see the ETD interface, visit http://www.etdadmin.com/uchicago

Register: https://rooms.lib.uchicago.edu/event/5438600

Improve Your Public Speaking Skills at The Revival!
Summer classes start June 30th.  1160 E 55th St

Refine your public speaking, presentation and networking skills with classes at The Revival.  We offer many classes specifically tailored to UChicago Graduate Students including: “Public Speaking & Presentation Skills,” “Storytelling”, “GradProv” and more!  Register 2 weeks before classes start and receive a 10% Early Registration Discount!  For complete details, visit www.the-revival.com/classes

Academic English Pre-Matriculation Program (AEPP)

Aug 30 to Sep 20, 2019

The AEPP is a three-week, academic intensive program that builds your English linguistic and cultural competency, which will give you the confidence to excel in your studies and thrive in Chicago. Cost: $500 for PhD students; $700 for Masters students. For more information, visit https://esl.uchicago.edu/page/academic-english-pre-matriculation-program or email aepp[at]uchicago[dot]edu.

 

Ongoing Campus Programming

Donate Blood!

7am-6pm, Monday – Friday, DCAM Room 2E

Every 2 seconds, someone in the US needs blood. You can donate blood today at the UChicago Medicine Blood Center! Donating blood is quick and simple, usually taking half an hour. After donating, help yourself to free snacks and discounts at stores such as Te’amo, Nella, and Starbucks. Like us on facebook to know about any events, blood drives, or news from the blood center! https://www.facebook.com/UChicagoBloodDonorAmbassadors/