This event is organized by the Unpacking Diversity Professional Learning Community, a graduate student-led, grassroots initiative aiming to create space for diversity, equity and inclusion in STEM at Oregon State University.
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8th Annual Online Career Conference
Beyond the Professoriate is hosting its 8th Annual Online Career Conference for Graduate Students and PhDs on May 1st and May 8th 2021. The conference teaches graduate students and postdocs proven job search strategies to launch non-faculty careers. https://institutions.beyondprof.com/conference/
1 May 2021 11 a.m. ET to 4 p.m. ET
One hour instructional webinars to teach you jobs search strategies. Topics include:
- How to Explore Career Options that Leverage Your Education
- How to Find Your Best Career Fit
- How to Translate Your Academic Skills and Experience
- How to Find Mentorship and Why You Can’t Job Search Alone
8 May 2021 11 a.m. ET to 4 p.m. ET
Panel discussions with PhDs who have launched successful non-faculty careers. Topics include:
- Networking and Staying Socially Connected
- Hiring and Negotiating in a Nonacademic Job
- How to Transition Into a Nonacademic Job
- Job Searching During Covid-19
Attend live via Zoom webinar in Aurora. 30 Day Replay in Aurora.
Learn more and register: https://institutions.beyondprof.com/conference/
Sexual Violence Prevention Education Workshop – Spring Term
CAGS will be hosting a Sexual Violence Prevention Education workshop on Tuesday April 13th from 5:00pm-6:00pm, to help provide information and resources to our students. This topic can be difficult to discuss. However, it is an important issue that college campuses are facing and we would like to help each of us be a positive member of our community. The College also hopes to create a shared language so that members of the CEOAS community can further discuss this topic.
Please use this google form to RSVP and to submit any questions/ topic requests/ or comments you may have for the Sexual Violence Prevention Specialist before the presentation:
All responses will be recorded anonymously.
Corvallis Scavenger Hunt!
CAGS is hosting a Scavenger Hunt to give new and returning students alike an opportunity to get out and explore some of our favorite places in and around Corvallis. Winter in Oregon can feel dark and isolating at times, but there are so many things to enjoy and experience amidst the dreariness! There are also some prizes involved, so mask up, get outside, and enjoy the adventure!
Check your emails for an email from CAGS for the list of locations!
Using Twitter to Promote Your Science
Tuesday, February 23 from 2 to 3 p.m. PST
Join Abby Metzger (CEOAS Communications Manager), Jennifer Fehrenbacher (CEOAS Assistant Professor), Daniel Watkins (CEOAS graduate student) and Tanya Randhawa (OSU Social Media Manager) for a discussion about using Twitter to promote your science and you.
Zoom link (Password: 932229)
CEOAS Career Development Workshop: From Grad Degree to Career: How do I get ready?
WHAT: From Grad Degree to Career: How do I get ready?
WHEN: Tuesday, February 23rd from 5:00 – 6:00pm PDT via Zoom (https://oregonstate.zoom.us/j/93538846609?pwd=VGNxWWgxcGZPY20wUEFMWSsxN1Q2UT09)
WHO: Britt Hoskins, Assistant Director, OSU Career Development Center
- Using the NEW Graduate Student Career Guide
- Roadmap for grad student career development
- Networking during grad school
- 1:1 appointments / events / fair
- Aurora Beyond the Professoriate: Aurora empowers graduate students to make informed decisions about their career path and learn successful job search strategies.
CAGS Winter Term General Meeting
Wednesday January 28th, 2021 begins at 4 pm PT (Hosted virtually at https://oregonstate.zoom.us/j/92209600236?pwd=YnlSd3RzaFlNWGVXNytoVWdSYVNmUT09)
Join the CAGS officers as they host the second general meeting of the year. Officers will cover their goals for the upcoming term. There will be an opportunity for general members to directly engage with committee chairs and other officers as well!
CAGS 2020 Fall Term General Meeting
Tuesday October 6th, 2020 begins at 5:15 pm PT (Hosted virtually at https://oregonstate.zoom.us/j/95869112644)
Join the CAGS officers as they host the first general meeting of the year. The meeting will provide an overview of the organization’s new structure, and officers will cover their goals for the upcoming year. There will be an opportunity for general members to directly engage with committee chairs and other officers as well!
CAGS Logo Reveal
Thanks to everyone for their patience. A lot of hard work went into creating the final versions of the CAGS logo!
Juneteenth – A Day of Reflection
155 years ago on June 19, an enslaved people in Texas learned of their freedom from bondage. This years observation of Juneteenth takes place in a moment of deep reckoning of the legacy and the realities of systemic racism and discrimination in our nation and in our communities.
The CEOAS Association of Graduate Students (CAGS) stands in solidarity with the Black community and condemns the innumerable acts of violence, including the senseless murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and many more. These criminal acts highlight the systemic and institutionalized racism prevalent in this nation and our community. We must recognize the truth behind the foundation of Oregon and Corvallis. We support Black Lives Matter and commit to supporting the Black community. CAGS will increase our efforts to educate fellow students, staff, friends, community members and ourselves on racial injustices. CAGS is an organization that acts as a liaison between the students and the CEOAS administration, thus as a coalition we commit to bringing these issues to the forefront of our college. We will use our power and our voices as CAGS members to make sure that our administration and our college are held accountable to create a college-wide climate that is inclusive for everyone. We recognize that our position as graduate students in academia is unique in that we must hold one another to a higher standard to address and combat the institutionalized racism present in academia. We understand that the language we use and that the actions we take are critical in shaping the climate of CEOAS.
The work to truly create a diverse, equitable, and inclusive academic environment is ongoing, and we want to do our part to ensure that graduate students in CEOAS always feel welcome and safe in our community.