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U.S. Foreign Service Careers Information Session
February 3 2015 at 11:00 AM
Faculty/Administration Building
Have you wondered about working overseas? Does the life of a U.S. diplomat intrigue you?  If so, plan to attend Diplomat in Residence Michelle Jones’ informational presentation on U.S. Foreign Service careers.  Foreign Service Officers and Specialists work overseas to support U.S. foreign policy, including protecting U.S. citizens abroad, promoting human rights, explaining American culture and developing U.S. trade.  Your Diplomat in Residence will answer questions about career opportunities, including internships, fellowships, and Civil and Foreign Service positions. The Diplomat in Residence is a U.S. Foreign Service Officer who acts as a “talent scout” for the Department of State.  Michelle Jones is based at the University of Michigan and covers Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky. She is a graduate of St. Clair County Community College, has a B.S. in English for secondary education from Eastern Michigan University, an M.A. in English from Acadia University and a Ph.D from University of Alberta.  Before the Foreign Service she taught English and women’s studies at Muskingum College in Ohio and was a Fulbright Scholar in Estonia.  She has served in Poland, Bangladesh, Trinidad and Tobago, Canada and Afghanistan, and has studied Spanish, Polish and Persian Farsi.  Her two children grew up overseas, as did her dog.  She is an avid Detroit Tigers fan, runner and reader.
Public Service Internship Fair
February 4 2015 at 12:15 PM
Law School Building
Students have an opportunity to meet and network with attorneys representing a vast array of public interest employers. The participating employers specialize in a wide range of practice areas including employment law, health law, criminal law and immigration law.
How to Write a Successful Career Development Award (NIH-Focused)
March 4 2015 at 8:30 AM
Scott Hall
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to offer this research career development award writing seminar for WSU faculty, post-docs, and space permitting, advanced doctoral students on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. The OVPR is sponsoring a major portion of the cost to bring Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops to campus to conduct this seminar presented by Dr. Peg AtKisson. Attendance at a Write Winning Grants seminar previously hosted by OVPR is a pre-requisite for this seminar. This seminar is for Career Development Award (CDA) candidates and their mentors. It emphasizes the ‘partnering’ between candidate and mentor that is necessary for one of these proposals to be successful. The kinds of CDAs that are highlighted include the National Institutes of Health’s mentored K Awards and NIH’s Ruth L. Kirschstein F32 National Research Service Award (NRSA) for individual post-doctoral fellows.  Positioning for success in advance of writing the proposal, tips and strategies that help to assure a successful application, and principles / fundamentals applicable to any agency’s CDA are taught. Seminar information How to Write a Successful Career Development Award (NIH-focused) March 4, 2015 – 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mazurek Medical Education Commons, Margherio Family Conference Center, 320 E. Canfield Registration deadline: February 20, 2015 The fee for seminar is $50 and may be paid by personal check or through a department index account transfer. Payment or index information must be received prior to the seminar to reserve your spot. Registration is limited! Registration and requested information needs to be completed by February 20, 2015. Attendance at a Write Winning Grants seminar previously hosted by OVPR is a pre-requisite for this seminar. Please contact sjames@wayne.edu if you have questions.
Write Successful NSF CAREER Award Proposals (NSF-Focused)
March 4 2015 at 1:30 PM
Welcome Center
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to offer this research career development award writing seminar for WSU faculty, post-docs, and space permitting, advanced doctoral students on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. The OVPR is sponsoring a major portion of the cost to bring Grant Writers’ Seminars and Workshops to campus to conduct this seminar presented by Dr. Peg AtKisson. Attendance at a Write Winning Grants seminar previously hosted by OVPR is a pre-requisite for this seminar.   The purpose of the National Science Foundation’s CAREER Award is to create teacher-scholars – faculty members who will use their research to attract and motivate students to learn better. It is a very prestigious award.  Acquisition of a CAREER Award is particularly distinguishing in the developing career of an assistant professor, which is why so many apply for it – most without success. The principal reason for failure is lack of understanding of what NSF is trying to accomplish with the award, i.e., the purpose of the award, which is what this seminar teaches. Seminar information Write Successful NSF CAREER Award Proposals (NSF-focused) March 4, 2015 – 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Welcome Center Auditorium, 42 W. Warren Registration deadline: February 20, 2015   The fee for seminar is $50 and may be paid by personal check or through a department index account transfer. Payment or index information must be received prior to the seminar to reserve your spot.   Registration is limited! Registration and requested information needs to be completed by February 20, 2015. Attendance at a Write Winning Grants seminar previously hosted by OVPR is a pre-requisite for this seminar. To register, visit events.wayne.edu Please contact sjames@wayne.edu if you have questions.  
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