Please join us and celebrate Women’s History Month through the BMCDB DEIC herSTORY seminar series.
herSTORY came about as a vision and means for us—a collective of female PhD students—to fulfill our desires to create an opportunity where we could hear about the often unheard but important and inspiring stories of women in STEM. These are stories that incorporate the struggles, the achievements, and everything in between in the journey of a female scientist; stories that hold the emotions to connect and inspire the future generations to believe in themselves and their abilities to achieve their dreams despite the challenges.
We have four amazing seminar speakers from UC Davis who we would like to celebrate! Please RSVP to attend their talks: https://forms.gle/ZKDPuxGWNv5yUqGH6
Our Diversity & Inclusion event offers an opportunity for individuals in underrepresented groups to find support as they pursue success in higher education.
· Business School Community & Inclusion Panel featuring Carnegie Mellon University-Tepper School of Business and Penn State-Smeal College of Business
· Participants include:
o Management Leaders of Tomorrow (MLT)
o Forte Foundation
All QS events feature the following resources for students:
· Representatives from top-ranked MBA and business master’s programs
· Application workshop led by admission director
· Opportunity to apply for exclusive QS World Merit scholarships
Our QS events are student-focused with the sole intention of helping students meet graduate school admission officers to learn the power of a post-graduate degree.
Women in Leadership – December 7, 2021 at 12:00pm EST
Our Women in Leadership event is designed to empower and encourage women with unique insights and first-hand experiences about leading in the world of business.
· Featured Speakers include:
o Anna Mars, Group President at AMEX
o Deniz Aygen, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Alliances at Experian
· Masterclasses on strategy, management, communication, and negotiation.
· Personal branding workshop
Become a Summer 2021 Mentoring Fellow with the EDGE program!
The EDGE (Expanding Diversity and Gender Equity) in STEM Mentoring
Fellowship is designed to give historically underrepresented graduate students
training and experience in how to become an excellent mentor to
undergraduate students who identify as under-represented in Science
Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The summer program
will be conducted remotely from June 14th to August 20th using online
platforms including Zoom and the epixego.com mentoring web app.
Program participation includes:
Training in how to maintain healthy mentor relationships and be an
effective mentor and mentee
Mentoring undergraduate students who share the same interests, skills and
Learning how to foster valuable mentoring relationships centered on
A 20-hour commitment over summer 2021
A $925 fellowship award
To apply, please visit this website: https://citris.ucmerced.edu/mentor
We are thrilled to announce that registration for the 2021 Diversity in STEM Conference is now OPEN! The conference is FREE and is open to ALL current UC Davis students.
Conference date: May 15-16th
Participants will have the chance to network with professionals from a variety of UC Davis entities and STEM companies including, PayPal, SMUD, Valent, Sandia National Laboratories, US Fish & Wildlife (and more!), learn about industry culture and/or graduate school, attend professional development workshops and explore different career paths during our career fair!
Register here today: bit.ly/registrationdisconf
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you all there!
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For graduate students and postdocs from historically excluded/marginalized populations:
Virtual Graduate Student Community Dinner
5:30 pm, every Tuesday
The goal of the biweekly Community Dinners is to engage in social interactions in an effort to make UC Davis feel more like home. Specifically, the environment is relaxed and inviting and meant to be an opportunity for students and postdocs to rejuvenate and build lasting connections.
How Can We Retain Mothers in the Academic Pipeline?
For many PhD students and postdocs, starting a family coincides with a period of their careers where they are expected to be highly productive. The challenges of balancing personal life and work expectations leave many women dropping out of the academic pipeline. Recent studies have shown that a supportive relationship with their advisors is critical for the success of Early Career Researchers and can be a decisive factor to retain young mothers in scientific careers. But what does it take to foster a healthy relationship between advisor and mentee.
The role of the advisor // April 9, 11 am – 1:30 pm
Lightening Talks: 11:00am – 12:00pm
· Which resources do we have at UC Davis for Early Career mothers?
Break: 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Fishbowl Discussion: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
· When to have the discussion about family planning with your advisor? What can the advisor do to support the needs of parenting PhD students and postdocs? And what does the advisor expect from the mentee?
Register here: leakypipeline.eventbrite.com
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