Thursday, September 21, 2017

Graduate School Fair

Sponsored by the IU Career Development Center
Getting into Graduate School Boot Camp

PREPARE for the Graduate School Fair!

Sunday, September 24   3:00pm -6:00pm
Frangipani Room, Indiana Memorial Union

Be prepared to learn about life as a graduate student. Attend all three panel discussions or just one or two that interest you!

 Panel #1 (3:00 pm)
Applying to Graduate School: Research Programs and Timelines
Marvin Jones,   Emissary for Graduate Student Diversity
Zeba Khan-Thomas, Emissary for Graduate Student Diversity
David Owen, Pre-Health Professions Advisor
Daisy Rosas Vargas, Emissary for Graduate Student Diversity
Jan Van Dyke, Senior Assistant Director, Career Development Center

Panel #2 (4:00 pm)

Financing Graduate School: Competitive Awards, Fellowships and More
Amy Aiyegbusi, Emissary for Graduate Student Diversity
Paul Fogleman, Associate Director, Competitive Awards and Research
Morgan McMillan, IU Office of Financial Literacy
Janessa Siegel, IU Office of Financial Literacy
Francesca White, Emissary for Graduate Student Diversity
Levon Williams, Emissary for Graduate Student Diversity

 Panel #3 (5:00 pm)

Application Materials and Personal Statements
Dr. Laura Hurley, Associate Professor of Biology
Dr. Rachel Tolen Assistant Director and Premedical Advisor, Health Professions and Prelaw Center
Jo Ann Vogt, Writing Tutorial Services Coordinator


Graduate School Information Sessions

Monday, September 25  5:30pm – 6:30pm
IMU Tree Suites: Redbud; Sassafras; Persimmon

 Representatives from different Graduate School Programs will be providing information about their specific programs and answering all your questions.

                 Redbud Room                     
                5:30-6:00pm        Cassie Smith, University of Notre Dame                                                  
                6:00-6:30pm        Meredith Richardson, MBA Case Western Reserve University   

                 Sassafras Room   
                5:30-6:00pm        Jennifer McQuady, Valparaiso University
                6:00-6:30pm        Cheryl Engel, IU School of Informatics & Computing
                Persimmon Room              
                5:30-6:00pm        Rosemary Andrew, The George Washington University School of Business


Graduate School Admissions Panel

Monday, September 25     7:00pm - 8:00pm
Dogwood Room - Indiana Memorial Union

Listen to Admissions Counselors from a variety of Graduate Schools talk about what a desirable candidate looks like. Mix and mingle afterwards for Q&A and Networking!

Cassie Smith, University of Notre Dame                                                  
Meredith Richardson, MBA Case Western Reserve University   
Jennifer McQuady, Valparaiso University
Rosemary Andrew, The George Washington University School of Business

IU Getting Into Graduate School Fair

Tuesday, September 26, 2017   4:00pm - 7:00pm
Alumni Hall, Indiana Memorial Union

Make plans to join us on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 between 4:00-7:00 PM in Alumni Hall to connect with multiple Graduate Schools and programs from around the country! Come meet and talk with representatives about their specific programs.  
For a list of Graduate Schools:


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

LAW DAY is Thursday, September 28!

STEM Research Bootcamp

STEM Research Bootcamp

Saturday, September 23, 2017, 10am-3pm
School of Global & International Studies (SGIS)
FREE! (Lunch provided) 

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 The STEM Research Bootcamp is designed for undergraduate students who already have research experience in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines but could use guidance on the best practices for writing an abstract for a research conference, creating poster presentations, delivering oral presentations, writing an honors thesis, finding funding opportunities, and publishing their research. This event is strongly recommended for students preparing to present at IU’s various undergraduate research conferences (e.g., IU Undergraduate Research Conference, Hutton Honors College Undergraduate Symposium and Research Fair, among others) as well as at regional and national conferences. Conference presentations and publications are great items to add to your resumes! So be a leader in your field by taking that next step to inform others of your research.

The STEM Research Bootcamp is free and open to undergraduate students. Students in the following groups are especially encouraged to attend: Groups Scholars Program, Hudson & Holland Scholars Program, 21st Century Scholars Program, LSAMP, McNair Scholars Program, SACNAS, and STARS. Seating is limited, so sign up without delay to reserve your spot! 

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STEM Research Bootcamp Schedule 

Session Title
SGIS Lobby
General Session 
SGIS Auditorium
Concurrent Workshops -- Session I
  • Writing Abstracts and Poster Presentations
  • Writing Abstracts and Oral Presentations
  • Next Steps: Getting Published and Presenting at National Conferences
  • Becoming a Competitive Applicant for Scholarships and Programs
  • Writing an Honors Thesis (Session I only)
SGIS Classrooms
Mentoring Lunch
SGIS Atrium
Concurrent Workshops -- Session II
  • Writing Abstracts and Poster Presentations
  • Writing Abstracts and Oral Presentations
  • Next Steps: Getting Published and Presenting at National Conferences
  • Becoming a Competitive Applicant for Scholarships and Programs
SGIS Classrooms
Resource table
SGIS Atrium

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Baylor Developmental Biology Graduate Program

Monday, September 18, 2017

Centerstone Research Institute - Evaluation Associate Postion Opening


Job Title:  Evaluation Associate                                                      
Status:  Full Time Exempt  
Date Prepared:

Click here to apply               
Supervised By: Operations Manager

Job Qualifications:  Master’s degree in social sciences, mental health, or related field is preferred; a minimum of bachelor’s degree required in social sciences, mental health or related field. Minimum of 3 years of progressive experience in program evaluation or applied research, preferably with some project management experience.
Summary of Job:  To direct program evaluations for federally-funded grant projects, including the development and implementation of evaluation protocols and databases; training and supervision of staff in data collection and management procedures; acting as a liaison between grant officials, program staff, and the evaluation team; data analysis; preparation of IRB applications and amendments, continuation applications, and evaluation reports; and facilitation of utilization of evaluation findings.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of behavioral sciences and the federal guidelines for conducting human subject’s research.  
  • Implement evaluation studies to meet federal and state requirements, including basic evaluation design; IRB applications, amendments, and continuations; data collection; basic data analysis, interpretation, and reporting; and utilization of findings.
  • Effectively coordinate and supervise the development and implementation of data collection and data entry procedures, including tracking, data entry, and data cleaning. 
  • Supervise the collection and management of data for analysis and dissemination.
  • Prepare internal and external reports in a timely and accurate manner; provide ongoing reports for program improvement and facilitate the utilization of information by program management and staff. 
  • Successfully complete training and certification requirements for survey instrument if appropriate, efficiently train Research Associates and/or program staff on the instrument, and effectively supervise ongoing implementation of the measure.
  • Effectively supervise staff through regular meetings, providing specific behavioral feedback and ensuring adequate orientation and training is received to complete job duties as specified. 
  • Successfully act as a liaison between grant funders, investigators, program and evaluation staff, and all other federal, state, and local collaborators, for the purposes of maintaining communication and accountability in the grant implementation process; maintain professional and effective relationships.
  • Demonstrate flexibility, perform other duties as assigned. 
  • Regular and reliable attendance is required.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Maintain federal grant reassessment rate of 80% or above.
  • Manage submission of federal grant report evaluation sections to appropriate Centerstone staff.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
All other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands:  Please provide estimates for each of the areas listed below. 

Percentage of Time/Frequency
 20% / 5 days per week
 70% / 5 days per week
 10% / as needed
up to 20 lbs.

Centerstone is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017