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Jan
13
Wed
University Undergraduate Research & Arts Forum
Jan 13 @ 8:30 am – Feb 11 @ 5:30 pm
University Undergraduate Research & Arts Forum

Share your research or creative scholarship with the university community April 15 – 19, 2021 at the University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF)!

Registration https://urca.msu.edu/uuraf/reg for UURAF will open on January 13 and close on February 11, 2021.

Current MSU students and December 2020 graduates from all academic disciplines are eligible to present at UURAF 2021. Students may select poster, oral, or performance presentation types. All stages of research and creative scholarship are welcomed—from preliminary to capstone projects and everywhere in between! Research and creative activity conducted during courses, internship/REU, Education Abroad, or community-based participatory research are also accepted. Research is a process. Share where you are in that process when you present at UURAF.

Jan
14
Thu
UURAF Presenter Portal Call For Proposals
Jan 14 @ 9:00 am – Feb 11 @ 11:45 pm
UURAF Presenter Portal Call For Proposals

Students will need to have the following information prepared in order to register for the forum:

  • Coordinating Presenter (designated student who will be responsible for program) — Name and MSU NetID
  • Additional Presenters (if applicable) — Name and MSU NetID. Please add only undergraduate student co-presenters. We highly encourage groups to limit their size to 4 or fewer student presenters.
  • Mentor(s) (faculty, staff, and/or graduate student) — Name and MSU NetID. Please contact us for assistance if your mentor is not from MSU.
  • Presentation Information — Title of presentation, type (i.e., oral, poster, or performance), category, abstract, and any special requests (accommodation requests, etc.).

Please note:  Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training certificate is NOT required at the time of registration. All student presenters should complete the training by April 5, 2021.

Helpful Tips:

  • View our step-by-step registration guide for UURAF 2021
  • Presentation title — Titles provide a succinct introduction to your research. Select a title that helps the audience obtain a general idea of your presentation topic.  Avoid technical words or jargon.  Do not use special characters (e.g. Greek letters) or course number (e.g., UGS 200H) in the title.
  • Abstract — Abstracts are limited to 250 words in length, in a single paragraph with no headings or citations. Do not list your project title or co-authors in the abstract body. There is a separate field for presenters. Other contributors, such as your research mentor, should be noted in your PowerPoint deck (if doing an oral presentation) or after the title on your poster. We encourage all students to review their abstracts with their research mentors to make sure that copyright or intellectual property (IP) issues are not a factor.
  • Category — Review the categories and their respective descriptions. Consult your research mentor if you’re unsure of which category to select. Categories that have less then 5 entries will be moved to a related category. 
  • Off Campus Research — Students who have conducted research off campus can also participate in UURAF. Please contact us for assistance if your mentor is not from MSU.
  • Performance Presentation Type — We use a very broad definition of performance. In addition to the traditional sense of musical and theatrical performance, we also include virtual art exhibitions, demonstrations, documentary films, multi-media presentations, and other similar products.

Learn more and register here: https://urca.msu.edu/uuraf/reg

Feb
1
Mon
CAL Undergraduate Peer Support Group
Feb 1 @ 4:00 pm – Feb 28 @ 5:00 pm
CAL Undergraduate Peer Support Group

This group will provide bi-weekly meetings focused on self-care activities and mutual support.

If you’re interested in participating or just want more info, please contact Jon Ritz at ritz@msu.edu

Feb
11
Thu
Instructional Design and Edtech Career Chat
Feb 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Instructional Design and Edtech Career Chat

An informal discussion on what to expect from a career in Instructional Design and Educational Technology.

Date: 2/11/21 – 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Participants:

* Jess Egan, Coordinator of Instructional Design at Holyoke Community College, Community of Practice Leader for NERCOMP * Dr. Jessica Knott, VP of Community Strategy, Experience, and Management, Online Learning Consortium * Jay Loftus, Learning Experience Design, Hub for Innovation In Learning and Technology, Michigan State University * Dan Parker, Associate Director for Learning Technologies and Digital Design at Capital University * John Raible, Associate Instructional Designer, Center for distributed Learning, University of Central Florida * Dr. Tracy Stuntz, Instructional Designer
* Kim Welch, Learning Technology Consultant

Register here: https://msu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEoce-trDMjEtBoMA2iUw3CEQdJuZ6A3sLB

Applying to STEM Grad or Professional School 101
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Applying to STEM Grad or Professional School 101

Attention all pre-professional students and STEM students planning to apply for grad school! Join the NatSci Careers Club for an information session on what you need to know before applying to grad or professional school in your field. Resources for finding research, internship, volunteer, mentorship, etc. opportunities will be provided.

Register here: https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/669481?ref=events-search

Feb
12
Fri
Backpacks to Briefcases
Feb 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Backpacks to Briefcases

Join us for a professional development series designed to prepare students in a variety of transitional skills beyond college. The series incorporates several fun and interactive hands-on workshops with a focus on practical application of skill development.

Workshops will be hosted via Zoom at https://msu.zoom.us/j/96759054797 this is a recurring meeting for the dates listed below, passcode: B2B2021.

FEBRUARY 12
RESUME & COVER LETTERS
Resume and cover letter writing workshop.
Collaborative Partner: Ed Tilett

FEBRUARY 26
COOKING WITH THE PROS
Live cooking demonstration with Corporate Chef!
Collaborative Partner: Corporate Chef

MARCH 12
BRANDING YOUR DIGITAL FOOTPRINT
Student will learn how to effectively brand themselves online and how to maintain their digital presence.
Collaborative Partner: Tim Foster

MARCH 26
MONEY TALKS
Workshop on budgeting and investments.
Collaborative Partner: MSU Federal Credit Union

APRIL 9
ENHANCE YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
Enhance your mental health, plus a craft project.
Collaborative Partner: Counseling & Psychiatric Services (CAPS)

Feb
15
Mon
Navigating Virtual Career Fairs
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Navigating Virtual Career Fairs

All Spring 2021 career fairs will be hosted on the Handshake virtual fair platform. Join the Career Services Network to learn more about preparing for virtual career fairs and gaining confidence when networking with potential employers in a virtual environment.

Register here: https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/636041?ref=events-search

Feb
16
Tue
MSU Virtual Environment, Energy, Natural Resources and Sustainability Career Fair
Feb 16 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
MSU Virtual Environment, Energy, Natural Resources and Sustainability Career Fair

MSU Virtual Environment, Energy, Natural Resources and Sustainability Career Fair  is an engagement fair that encourages networking between students, alumni, and recruiting professionals that will open the door to co-op, intern, and full-time opportunities.

This event is focused on opportunities in the following industries: Environment, Energy, Natural Resources and Sustainability.

Where is the fair? The fair is held virtually from within Handshake. Make sure to use Firefox or Chrome as your browser.

Who can attend? The event is open to all MSU students, across all majors.

How do I participate in the event? Register to attend the fair on Handshake, and then sign up for 1:1 and group sessions with the employers you’d like to meet with. On the day of the fair, simply log into Handshake, navigate to the fair page, and click on the My Sessions tab to start your meetings. Make sure you are using Google Chrome. Check out Handshakes guide to learn about finding companies, signing up and system requirements.

How can I prepare? Research the companies. Know what kinds of opportunities they offer, research news related to them, and review their website. Prepare questions for the company, and review your qualifications so that you are prepared to talk about past experiences and how they would relate to the duties you’d perform in the job. Watch our webinar on preparing for Virtual Fairs HERE.

Virtual Dress Code: Even though this is a virtual event, it is appropriate to be dressed “up” for the event. A suit and tie is definitely too much, but an MSU polo shirt, sweater, blouse, etc. would be appropriate.

Register here: https://msu.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/21627

Connecting Online: Informational Interviewing
Feb 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Connecting Online: Informational Interviewing

80% of job opportunities are not listed on job board sites! Learn how to tap into the hidden job market and engage in career exploration conversations with experts in your field of interest.

Register here: https://msu.joinhandshake.com/events/635046?ref=events-search

Staying Motivated in Stressful Times: An Informational Session & Workshop
Feb 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Staying Motivated in Stressful Times: An Informational Session & Workshop

Staying productive and meeting your academic and professional goals can be especially difficult right now, when almost everyone is impacted by distressing national and global events. This session will focus on realistic goal setting and strategies for remaining productive, drawing on mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral approaches. Co-facilitated by Sarah Fay-Simons and Jon Ritz.

Meeting Link: https://msuhipaa.zoom.us/j/96881918858?pwd=QkVJbGJiWjhaMUw2bERRT3hoUDdIUT09

Meeting ID: 968 8191 8858
Passcode: CAL