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Practical Professional Skills Series

Stony Brook University's Practical Professional Skills Series is an interactive set of workshops designed to promote dialogue around key issues affecting today’s professionals. The goal of this series is to provide graduate students and postdocs with a meaningful orientation on topics such as navigating complex organizations, career planning for international scholars, time and energy management, strategic professional growth, and more.

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Fall 2022

Diversity Statements Flyer 2022Diversity Statements for Faculty Job Applications

Graduate students and postdocs are invited to an interactive workshop on writing compelling diversity statements for faculty job applications!

Date: Thursday, October 6, 2022
Time: 10:30-11:30 am Eastern Time
Location: Zoom Webinar (RSVP below for zoom link)

- Karian Wright,  Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, and Director of the Center for Inclusive Education (CIE)

This workshop is particularly relevant for those interested in the SBU IDEA Fellows call for applications. Sign up for this workshop to gain access to draft review of cover letters and diversity statements for the IDEA Fellow application.




Past Workshops

  • 2022-2023

    Teaching Statements Flyer 2022Faculty Job Appplication workshop flyerImmigration Options for PhDs 2022     

  • 2021-2022

    Internship Panel 2021Academic Job Application 2021Postdoc Panel 2021Immigration Options for PhDs 2021     

  • 2020-2021

    Career Choices & Pivots Spring 2021 Building Resilience Spring 2021  LinkedIn for Academic Purposes Fall 2020 Application Process for Academic Job Summer 2020

  • 2019-2020

    Grad Internship Panel  Academic Twitter Summer 2020Careers Post-Covid for PhDs Spring 2020  Immigration for PhDs Spring 2020  Data Science with Dr. Vincenzi 2020  Science Policy with Dr. Tomlinson 2020  Three Minute Research Pitch Spring 2020  Bullet Journaling Spring 2020  Resilient Scholar 2019

  • 2017-2018

    PPS Stress Management

  • 2016-2017

    PPS Social SettingsPPS Building Your Brand

  • 2015-2016

    PPS Financial FitnessPPS Difficult People

    PPS Leadership and Communication

  • 2014-2015

     PPS Navigating OrganizationsPPS Constructive Feedback

    PPS Time ManagementPPS Personal Growth