Humanities and Social Sciences Events

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Zoom

Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Personal statements are an important component of applying to jobs, internships, or graduate schools. This workshop will help students plan and write a draft of a personal statement.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Zoom

Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Most students will need a résumé at some point during or after their college years, and they can learn new features in MS Word that will make their résumé distinctive. Students can get started on one during this workshop, or polish up one they’ve already written. 

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

This talk by WVU geography professor Brent McCusker will place the challenge of climate change in the current context of repeated, multi-variate shocks facing households across five sub-Saharan African countries. Held on Zoom.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Zoom

Level: Undergraduate/Graduate – Business Writing Series

This workshop introduces students to writing an effective cover letter. After reviewing models of successful cover letters, we’ll discuss the purpose of the cover letter, how to tailor a cover letter to fit a specific job, and how to highlight relevant experiences. Students will get a chance to draft a cover letter for intended positions.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Zoom

Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Description: This workshop provides a thorough introduction to effective communication in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields. We cover common genres in STEM (research report, lab report), typical audiences, and basic principles (clarity, technical accuracy, brevity).

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Zoom

Level: Advanced Undergraduate/Graduate

Co-sponsored by the IUP Institutional Review Board, this workshop will cover strategies for successfully writing an IRB application for engaging in human subjects research at IUP. The workshop will cover the major sections of writing the IRB application and the IRB process.

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