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May 10 | Airports & travel workshop for international students,

Calling all international students!

Will you be traveling this summer? Do you have travel for research coming up? Please join the Doctoral Students’ Council for a Know Your Rights workshop and information session on travel, airports, and borders, led by CUNY CLEAR, a clinic of the CUNY Law School.

Wednesday, May 10 at 6:30 pm

Room 5409 at the Graduate Center

This workshop will focus specifically on what international students should know when they travel domestically and internationally, how to interact with customs and border patrol, and other practical concerns related to travel.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Please email Nicholas Glastonbury, the Officer for Outreach on the Doctoral Student Council (outreach@cunydsc.org), if you have any questions or concerns.

A flier is attached to this email; please share widely.

May 18 | “The Graduate Student’s Guide to Personal Finance”

Please join the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development for an upcoming webinar on personal finance for graduate students. The presenter is Emily Roberts, who holds a PhD in biomedical engineering and is the founder of the websites Grad Student Finances (http://www.gradstudentfinances.org/) and PhD Stipends (http://www.phdstipends.com/). It may seem impossible to think about financial health when your earnings are low and NYC living expenses are so high, but Emily is an experienced speaker on this topic who has given much thought to this and related questions.

 “The Graduate Student’s Guide to Personal Finance”
Thursday, May 18th at 4:00

Are you ready to take the next step with your finances as a stipend-receiving graduate student? Do you want to learn how to allocate your money more optimally, break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck, build up savings, and/or begin investing? This seminar teaches graduate students who receive stipends how they can develop positive lifelong financial habits and increase their net worth while still in training. The topics covered in this seminar are: budgeting, saving for emergencies and irregular expenses, investing, debt repayment, and taxes. Register here:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/53317900125363203

May 10 | “How to Budget and Meet Financial Goals with Your Stipend”

Please join the Office of Career Planning and Professional Development for an upcoming webinar on personal finance for graduate students. The presenter is Emily Roberts, who holds a PhD in biomedical engineering and is the founder of the websites Grad Student Finances (http://www.gradstudentfinances.org/) and PhD Stipends (http://www.phdstipends.com/). It may seem impossible to think about financial health when your earnings are low and NYC living expenses are so high, but Emily is an experienced speaker on this topic who has given much thought to this and related questions.

“How to Budget and Meet Financial Goals with Your Stipend”
Wednesday, May 10th at noon

Are you living paycheck to paycheck or struggling to stick with the budget you created? Are you unsure which financial goal to pursue first with your stipend income? In the seminar, you will learn how your values should influence your finances, appropriate financial goals for your time in graduate school, how to create an effective budget, and the importance of short-term savings. Register here:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2991200874914876931

April 21 | Getting What You Need From Your Advisor

Getting What You Need From Your Advisor
Friday, April 21st , 2017
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Room #9204

This FREE workshop will address: How to choose an advisor, how to build and maintain a working relationship with your advisor and what to do when problems occur

This workshop led by Arielle Shanok Ph.D., and Amanda Bono,

Please note that no food or beverage will be allowed during these workshops.

To register, please complete a workshop request application and bring it to the Wellness Center Student Counseling Services in Room 6422.  For more information please call (212) 817-8731.  You must have your student ID with current validation sticker available to present.

April 5 | Legal Workshop for International Students

Calling all international students!

Please join the Doctoral Students’ Council for a legal workshop and information session led by CUNY CLEAR, a clinic of the CUNY Law School that advocates on behalf of immigrants, non-citizens, and populations that have been targets of police and government surveillance.

Wednesday, April 5th at 6:30 pm
Room 5409 at the Graduate Center

The workshop is intended to address practical concerns that may include: interacting with police, border patrol, and other law enforcement; traveling domestically and internationally; applying for, renewing, or changing visas or immigration status; and much more.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Library Workshops: Zotero, Diss Deposit, Archival Research, Journal Contracts

The library’s workshop offerings March-April all take place in room C196.05 on the Library Concourse level.

Intro to Zotero for Citation Management
Wed, March 29 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Dissertation & Thesis Deposit Information Sessions
Thu, March 30 | 6:30pm – 7:30pm

What to Know Before You Submit to a Journal, or Sign Its Contract
Tue, April 4 | 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Archival Research: The Basics
Wed, March 29 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Thu, April 13 | 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Mar 31 | Navigating NYSHIP workshop

Navigating NYSHIP workshop, March 31, 2-3:30pm, in Room 5409

 

Trying to use NYSHIP insurance for the first time, or re-enrolling after a gap? Confused about what to tell providers’ offices when they ask for your insurance–or about how to even read that blue-and-white card? Have you been on NYSHIP for a little while, but still have questions about claims, how to find providers, or what steps to take to make sure the procedures you need are covered?

 

The Navigating NYSHIP workshop is back with information about your health insurance options, health and wellness services throughout NYC, how to get the most out of your NYSHIP insurance and avoid common pitfalls, and which doctors come highly recommended by other GC students.

This workshop will be led by Scott Voorhees (NYSHIP liaison) and Elise Perram (contact for non-NYSHIP insurance). We invite your participation in this workshop, so if you have a NYSHIP area of expertise (or a health insurance area of expertise) that you wish to contribute, please send an email to wellness@cunydsc.org

Feb 22 | Teaching as an International Student

Teaching as an International Student
Wednesday 2/22, 1-3pm, room 9206

As international graduate students, we often don’t know what to expect when we first step into the classroom as teaching fellows or adjuncts. We might have questions about our students’ lives, their cultural and academic backgrounds, and about the American university system in general and CUNY more specifically. We might be unsure about how to interact with students in the classroom or during office hours or how to give feedback and grade student work. And for many of us, the prospect of teaching as a non-native speaker of English is a daunting one.
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