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Announcements for the week of July 5, 2020

Deadlines

Summer 2020 Registration Deadlines

July 6 is the last day to submit a form to drop a S2A (4 week) course without a grade of “W” recorded; and the last day to submit a credit/no-credit request form for a S2A (4 week) course. July 10 is the last day to submit a form to add or drop a S2A (4 week) course with approval (a W is recorded); the last day to drop a SF (12 week), S1 Independent Study, or S2 (8 week) course via Self-Service; and the last business day to cancel S2B (4 week) registration and receive a 100% refund if you are not enrolled in courses in any other summer terms (Withdrawal/Cancellation Form required).

Admissions, Registration, & Enrollment Services • Graduate College

Dissertation Deposit Deadline

Friday, July 17 at 5 p.m. is the last day to complete a dissertation deposit for August 2020 graduation. Because all corrections and all required deposit materials must be received by the Graduate College no later than 5 p.m. on the day of the deposit deadline, the Thesis Office strongly encourages students to submit the thesis for review several days before the deadline. For further information about the deposit process, visit the Thesis Office website

Emily Wuchner • Graduate College Thesis Office

Career and Professional Development

Resumes & Cover Letter

How can you create a powerful resume for your job search in industry or the nonprofit sector? In this workshop, you will learn how to incorporate your transferable skills and customize your document to make the best impression with employers. You will also learn how to choose a resume type that will highlight your experiences and how to structure an effective cover letter. This workshop will be broadcast online at https://go.grad.illinois.edu/eventspace.

July 9, 1–2:15 pm • Online

Student Success • Graduate College

 This opportunity is available online.

Thesis Tips

Check Out Our Online Formatting Resources

As you put the finishing touches on your thesis, make sure to review the Graduate College formatting requirements. On our website, you can also view sample thesis pages and download a template to help you with the formatting process. If you encounter difficulties while formatting your thesis, check out our Formatting FAQ page for tips on navigating these issues. 

Emily Wuchner • Graduate College Thesis Office

Research and Teaching

Writers Workshop Productivity Writing Groups

Looking for a productivity boost? Join the Writers Workshop for sustained writing in the company of your colleagues from across the disciplines. Our virtual writing group aims to provide community and accountability. Each session begins with a short conversation about goals and ends with a wrap-up of accomplishments. Our summer writing groups will be held on Zoom every Monday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Please visit our calendar to register in advance

Online (Zoom)

Carolyn Wisniewski • Writers Workshop

 This opportunity is available online.

Writing with Style: Revising Paragraphs and Sentences

At this presentation, the Writers Workshop will provide strategies for polishing your writing at the paragraph and sentence-level to achieve more reader-friendly and powerful prose. We recommend that you have a current in-progress piece of writing to practice applying strategies during the workshop. This event will be held through Zoom; please visit our calendar to register in advance

July 7, 2–3:30 pm • Online (Zoom)

Carolyn Wisniewski • Writers Workshop

Health and Wellness

Weekly update on COVID-19 from Chancellor Jones

Chancellor Robert J. Jones provides university updates, announcements and resources from the past week.

Chancellor Robert J. Jones • Office of the Chancellor

Upcoming Events

#UIMONEY Tweet Chat - Financial Capability & Basic Needs Security

Financial capability and basic needs security differs between groups. We will discuss definitions &explore how to help international students, students with disabilities, and other special groups feel empowered to make healthy financial choices. Search #UIMONEY on Twitter to join the conversation.

July 8, 1 pm • Twitter

Student Money Management Center • University of Illinois System Student Money Management Center

 This opportunity is available online.

Women@NCSA's 2020 Roundtable Discussion

Panelists, Donna Cox, Director of the AVL at NCSA, Amy Fruehling, Director of Engineering Career Services, and current Ph.D. student Lixcy Vega, will bring perspectives on topics such as diversity, building a career in tech, strategies to stand out to recruiters, salary negotiation, things to do in college that will help with your career, and challenges related to COVID-19. This is open to all SPIN interns and REU INCLUSION fellows, and friends of NCSA.

July 8, 2–3 pm • Map

Sophie Bui • National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA)

 This opportunity is available online.