March 1-6, 2021
Re-Orientation is going virtual! We’ll have both synchronous and asynchronous events. All synchronous events will be recorded and loaded to this website a few days after the event.
Monday, March 1
10:00-11:00 am – Introduction
Re-Orientation purpose and goals and overview of the week ahead.
12:00-1:00 pm – Looking Back Looking Forward
Join Andrew Vosko and Christine Kelly for a discussion on discovering your purple squirrel attributes (your unique skills and abilities) and how to turn those into a competitive advantage in your career development.
Tuesday, March 2
12:00-1:00 pm – Being Black in the academy: Why graduating is only half the battle
Conversation with Professor James Wright, Florida State University. Professor James Wright discusses his journey as a person of color to joining the faculty as an Assistant Professor at Florida State University. (For any questions about this session, please contact email@example.com.)
Wednesday, March 3
12:00-1:30 pm – Organizing Research: Tools and Strategies
Come learn how to organize your research and make grad life easier. This workshop gives you tools to thrive during graduate school by showing how reference management software can save time and prevent citation frustrations.
Friday, March 5
12:00-1:30 pm – Managing Personal Wellness Through Post-Coursework Milestone
In this webinar, you will learn how to take a holistic and sustainable approach to reducing stress during post-coursework milestones. We will also talk about how to integrate new habits, which habits can reduce stress, and how to practice mindfulness through guided meditation.
Saturday, March 6
10:30-11:20 am – For International Students and Non-native Speakers of English: Turning a Perceived Disadvantage into an Advantage
This interactive presentation promotes the practical application of Harvard Business Professor Laura Huang’s notion charted in her recent book Edge, Turning Adversity into Advantage to the career goals of international students and any other second language learner of English. Huang proposes that perceived disadvantages such as that of a foreign accent can be turned into a competitive edge for candidates seeking internships and career opportunities. Presented by SheriAnn Simpson, Ph.D. Director of the International Scholars Program, Kristen Brownell M.A., M.F.A. Adjunct Instructor, and Ricardo Orozco, an international student himself and an Adjunct Instructor in the International Scholars Program.
11:30-12:30 pm – Self-Assessment for Interview Practice via The Big Interview
This session will be a continuation of the previous hour but is also open to anyone who would like to see a demo of the free-to-CGU-student tool The Big Interview.
Ricardo Orozco-Segura, an international student himself and an Adjunct Instructor in the International Scholars Program, will give a demonstration of The Big Interview. This free student tool utilizes a self-assessment feature based on AI, thus allowing the user to see private results of practice interviews. Instructors will be on hand to discuss uses of this tool to improve your listening and speaking skills for interviews. Other presenters: SheriAnn Simpson, Ph.D. Director of the International Scholars Program and Kristen Brownell M.A., M.F.A. Adjunct Instructor.