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1 session on June 27, 2019
On Thursday, June 27, 14 McNair Scholars from Kent State University will be visiting the University of Michigan to learn more about graduate education here at the University of Michigan. The interests of the students vary from medicine to history
. During their visit, we would like to connect them with current U-M graduate and professional students that are also McNair Scholars in hopes that they can envision themselves in these spaces. If you are a McNair Scholar or simply interested in engaging with undergraduate students interested in learning more about graduate and professional school at U-M, please join us.




7 sessions available from June 27, 2019 to July 28, 2019
10 sessions available from June 27, 2019 to July 23, 2019
Here at Munger Graduate Residences, we recognize it is important for graduate and professional students to learn and grow outside of their academic disciplines. Throughout the year, students have the opportunity to take part in events focused on building community and developing transdisciplinary skills essential for success in 21st-century careers.



5 sessions available from June 28, 2019 to July 24, 2019
Mandatory Immigration Check In for newly admitted or transfer-in F1 and J1 International Students. You only need to attend a Check-In once. You MUST arrive in the US prior to the Program State Date on your I-20 or DS-2019 and attend a Check-In by May 7th, 2019 (if your first semester is Spring/Summer) or by July 3rd, 2019 (if your first semester is Summer).
Presentation Time: 2 hours with an additional 30 minutes of advising at the end. You MUST attend the entire session.

Topics of the presentation: Life in Ann Arbor, Health Insurance, and Immigration

Detailed instructions: https://internationalcenter.umich.edu/events/student-checkin
2 sessions available from June 28, 2019 to July 27, 2019
The American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and First Aid blended learning course will help prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants as well as prepare you to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies. Allow approximately 4 hours to complete the eLearning portions, including the final exam. The eLearning portions of the course must be completed prior to attending the in-person skill session.

Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and First Aid valid for two years. There is no fee for current Department of Recreational Sports employees. The fee for non-employees is $80. A separate email will be sent with payment instructions once you have completed the registration process.

3 sessions available from July 5, 2019 to August 17, 2019
These are the upcoming events that are happening to assist graduate and professional students in building learning and growth outside of their academic disciplines. Transdisciplinary Fellows programs focus on building community and developing transdisciplinary skills essential for success in 21st-century careers.
If you have any suggestions for future events, please let a Fellow know!

2 sessions available from July 10, 2019 to July 11, 2019
The Student Life Facilitation Committee and Student Life Professional Development are proud to announce that we are offering a staff-oriented facilitation training opportunity once again! A similar training has been offered to students and we have adapted the curriculum to provide staff with the skills and knowledge necessary to build confidence and ability in facilitation.
The training will be held on the following dates at the Connector (West Quad):
July 11th from 8:30am-5:00pm AND July 12th from 8:30am-4:30pm
The training is comprised of a 16-hour training curriculum designed to: 1) prepare participants to facilitate dialogues, meetings, and workshops involving two or more individuals; 2) be available to staff within Student Life; 3) supplement unit-specific trainings; 4) maximize divisional resources; and 5) be module-based and repeatable.
We encourage you to register, participate, and gain invaluable skills throughout the training. This training is free to Student Life staff and $100 for staff in other departments. Attendance at all 4 modules is REQUIRED to complete the training - please register for both days. Lunch will be provided.

NOTE: We have a minimum cap of 16 and a maximum cap of 27. If we do not meet the minimum we will need to cancel the training. If we meet the maximum you will have the opportunity to join a waitlist.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please contact Rob Abid at robabid@umich.edu
2 sessions available from July 10, 2019 to July 27, 2019
Staff training for new hires with the Department of Recreational Sports. You will need to attend both sessions (Communication and Relational Service) before your first shift.
2 sessions available from July 12, 2019 to July 25, 2019
1 session on July 14, 2019
Going to a barbecue (BBQ) is an American summer tradition. It is common to have BBQs for birthdays, high school/college graduations, and other large celebrations. Come celebrate summer in Ann Arbor with a BBQ at Island Park! There will be American BBQ food (vegetarian options will be available) and typical BBQ games to play, such as American football.


This event is cosponsored by the International Center and the Michigan Language Center.
Please RSVP by Sunday, July 7.
3 sessions available from July 15, 2019 to July 23, 2019
All newly hired Student Life staff are expected to attend New Staff Orientation. Prior registration is strongly encouraged: please register by Monday, July 8.
This Orientation, designed for all newly hired Student Life staff, will provide both a context and helpful trainings for the work we do. We will share Student Life mission, core work, values, and strategic direction, as well as a profile of our incoming class. The day will also include opportunities to interact with new and returning Student Life staff and students to explore how, together, we can contribute to an inclusive, respectful campus. Your Orientation will include the mandatory Responsible Employee Training, which is required for all Student Life staff members. Please complete registration for both the Orientation and the Responsible Employee Training.
Day 1 AM: Orientation - 9am-1pm (New Staff, Lunch Provided, REQUIRED)
Day 1 PM: Coaching, Feedback, & Trust: Supervision in Student Life - 1pm-4pm (New Student Life Supervisors)
Day 2 AM: Responsible Employee & Compliance Training - 9am-12pm (New Staff, REQUIRED)
2 sessions available from July 15, 2019 to August 14, 2019
Introduction to the basic features and using and managing content on Student Life websites. We will cover the website page elements, creating articles (pages with content), adding images and or YouTube video, how to save, publish, archive, and other functionality. You can get a head start on many of the features our sites offer here: https://awesometools.studentlife.umich.edu
2 sessions available from July 18, 2019 to August 29, 2019
This course is designed to expose you to the fundamental principles, concepts, and tools of Lean. A primary focus is the concept of Lean thinking and how to build and strengthen critical thinking skills that can help support your organization's goals and mission. You will also engage in small group exercises that focus on application of key Lean tools.
2 sessions available from July 18, 2019 to August 16, 2019
What is Faculty Corner?
Do you ever wonder what the joys and challenges are of being a professor? How best to prepare for a tenure track job? How to achieve work-life balance? What the best practices are in running a lab? If you wish to learn the answers to these questions from diverse faculty and want to meet and network with scientists outside of your home departments, then wait no more!

Our monthly “Faculty Corner” is a series of robust live interviews and professional development talks from our expert UM faculty on issues surrounding academic job preparation, interview and negotiation, lab/time/project/personnel management, funding, publication, and, importantly, work-life balance.

1 session on July 18, 2019
Graduate students are regularly told the importance of networking to explore careers and identify job opportunities. However, we know that networking is understood differently in diverse cultural contexts. In this session, a career development expert will 1) share what networking means in the American context and 2) address how students can engage in career activities in comfortable ways. Participants will discuss with peers how networking is different in their cultural contexts, and identify ways that they can successfully network in the American context. This session is a collaboration between Rackham Graduate School, Graduate Rackham International (GRIN) and the Engineering Career Resource Center (ECRC).
1 session on July 22, 2019
The Ginsberg Center offers multiple workshops to support students and staff who are working with communities through courses, student organizations or independently. Learning in Community (LinC) is an educational workshop and training series focused on supporting those interested in community engagement, social justice, democratic engagement, advocacy, activism and philanthropy. Sessions address one or more of the following areas:

Community Engagement Essentials

Democratic Engagement

Student Organization Support

In addition to our LinC Workshop Series, groups can also request individual workshops. For more information, or to submit a request for one of the below workshops, please visit our website: ginsberg.umich.edu/linc.
2 sessions available from July 31, 2019 to August 22, 2019
The first step in creating your organization is attending New Student Organization Orientation. This orientation will cover the basics of student orgs, Maize Pages org registration and authorized signer processes, and answer questions you have about setting up your org. At least one representative of your student org will need to attend orientation for your org to begin registration.

If you are unable to attend an orientation date, please email neworgsupport@umich.edu to set up an individual appointment.
2 sessions available from August 2, 2019 to August 8, 2019
Part 1: To Postdoc or Not
Are you thinking long-term about your career goals? Not all career paths require postdoc experience. Come to learn about your options so you can make an informed decision about whether or not to do a traditional postdoc and what your other options are.

Part 2: Tips and Tools for a Successful Transition into a Postdoc Position - Lessons Learned from New Postdocs
Join us for a panel of new postdocs to learn how to make a smooth transition from grad school into a postdoc position.
1 session on August 9, 2019
International Coffee Hour is a great place for international and U.S. students, scholars, faculty, and staff to socialize with each other and meet new people from around the world.
1 session on August 15, 2019
As a graduate student or postdoctoral scholar, you have likely already engaged in a number of difficult conversations throughout your life. Perhaps some of them went well, and others did not go as well as you had hoped. What distinguished these conversations from one another? In this interactive session, Rackham experts in conflict resolution will discuss how to navigate difficult conversations. You will leave with concrete strategies for productive dialogue and clear communication, able to approach difficult conversations with more confidence in the future.



8 sessions available from August 16, 2019 to September 5, 2019
Mandatory Immigration Check In for returning and change of level students. You fall into the special case of being either a returning student to UM or changing an education level within UM. In this case you can opt for a shorter Check-In process than those offered by your admitting unit (Rackham, Engineering, School of Information, etc.). Please review the sessions available for Returner/Change of Level Check In at the International Center, select one, and attend a Check In on that date and time.
6 sessions available from August 21, 2019 to August 29, 2019
Mandatory Immigration Check In for UM International Students in the Rackham Graduate School. Please select from one of Rackham Check-In sessions provided. You only need to attend a Check-In once. The Check-In typically takes 3 hours and consists of a presentation (Life in Ann Arbor, Health Insurance, Immigration) and immigration document check. You are required to attend the entire session and late arrival will not be permitted. For more information: https://internationalcenter.umich.edu/events/student-checkin.
3 sessions available from August 23, 2019 to September 6, 2019
Mandatory Immigration Check In for newly admitted or transfer-in F1 and J1 International Students. You only need to attend a Check-In once. You MUST arrive in the US prior to the Program State Date on your I-20 or DS-2019 and attend a Check-In by September 3rd, 2019 (the date classes start).

Presentation Time: 2 hours with an additional 30 minutes of advising at the end. You MUST attend the entire session.

Topics of the presentation: Life in Ann Arbor, Health Insurance, and Immigration

Detailed instructions: https://internationalcenter.umich.edu/events/student-checkin
4 sessions available from August 25, 2019 to September 6, 2019
Track for swiping cards at events we go to. For those signing up for the newsletter.
7 sessions available from August 26, 2019 to August 29, 2019
2 sessions available from August 28, 2019 to September 18, 2019
Learn about the various funds that make up the university's general ledger; revenue types and restrictions; class codes; transfers; banking services; and more. Note: this course is lecture-based with no hands-on training.

1 session on August 30, 2019
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a terrific tool for helping people change behavior. It's an especially helpful tool for medical staff (lifestyle changes and medication adherence) and therapists/counselors for behavior change to support mental health. It's use is being expanded to Student Life advisers, supervisors and more. Learn basic, foundational skills for MI, including spirit, OARS (open question, affirmations, reflections, summaries), identifying and responding to change talk and discord. Lots of practice in "real plays" (you get to work on your own behavior changes that you are ambivalent about). While you won't be an expert at MI when you are done, you will be able to start the practice, know how to get good at it and maybe even want to learn more! All training dates in University Health Service (207 Fletcher), Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 on the fourth floor. Please only sign up if you are part of Student Life (unless you have prior permission) and can come for all the training dates, as each day builds on the prior session. All Fridays:


August 30, 8:30-5
(Please note this is the Friday before Labor Day Weekend)

September 6, 8:30-12:30


September 13, 8:30-12:30


September 20, 8:30-12:30
13 sessions available from September 8, 2019 to November 17, 2019
SOFC 101 is an informative, mandatory workshop offered by the Student Organization Funding Committee for all student organizations seeking to apply for funding.

Beginning in fall 2019, two (2) authorized signers listed on any SOFC funding application must attend SOFC 101 prior to submitting their application. Once the requirement is completed, it remains valid as long as the same two authorized signers are listed on the funding application or until the end of the Winter 2020 funding period, whichever comes first. Both authorized signers must register separately via Sessions @ Michigan. If a session becomes full, unregistered individuals will be asked to leave and register for a later session. Applications submitted without meeting this requirement will not be considered.

Four (4) sessions are offered on Sunday, September 8th, prior to the Wave 1 application deadline on Wednesday, September 11th. Additional sessions are offered once per week on Sundays at 12:30pm until Sunday, November 17th, 2019. SOFC 101 is held at the Michigan League. Exact locations vary by week. Please refer to the session you register for for the room location.

Space is limited. Please be respectful to others. Only sign up for a session you and another authorized signer can definitely attend. If you can no longer attend, please cancel your registration promptly to allow other interested organizations to sign up. Organizations are expected to send two (2) authorized signers to one (1) session. Written approval from SOFC is required to allow for attending two separate sessions.

Any questions can be addressed to csgfunding@umich.edu. Please refer to our website, csg.umich.edu/funding, for additional details about Fall 2019 funding and SOFC 101.
1 session on September 9, 2019
Servsafe Manager Certification classes are conducted by MDining, to prepare and administer the Servsafe exam for foodservice managers. The state of Michigan requires that food service entities have a Servsafe certified "Person in Charge" on duty at all times.
This class is intended for MDining Staff and Student Managers. Success will require spending some time with the Servsafe book, which can be acquired from Joe Coeling (jcoeling@umich.edu).
1 session on September 12, 2019
Engaging experiences of conflict for interpersonal development & social change:

Join us as we examine the ways in which we might navigate experiences of conflict in classroom spaces, living environments and the workplace. We will seek to reframe our perspective of conflict, center understanding of identity, and move increasingly toward action which is oriented for collaboration across difference.


2 sessions available from September 20, 2019 to October 9, 2019
2 sessions available from October 7, 2019 to October 7, 2019
4-5pm: We will review the department majors and resources on our website, as well as go over how to declare, apply transfer credit to the major, and how to get involved in research.
5-6pm: We will have representatives from various areas of campus, such as advisors from related majors, student organizations, and campus resources.
7 sessions available from October 8, 2019 to January 27, 2020
The Bonderman Fellowship offers 4 graduating University of Michigan LSA (Literature, Science and the Arts) seniors $20,000 to travel the world. They must travel to at least 6 countries in 2 regions over the course of 8 months and are expected to immerse themselves in independent and enriching explorations.

Come to a Bonderman information session to learn more about the fellowship and how to apply! Pizza will be provided!
1 session on October 22, 2019
Certainly you are reading for your classes, but how often do you have time to read for pleasure and relaxation without worrying about grades or deadlines? Want to be able to engage in conversation about current literature, outside the academic? Join other Honors community members who love to read for pleasure. The group selects NYT Bestsellers for fall and winter terms, and one summer read. Then, we gather after-hours in the Honors Office for an informal discussion.


This is an Honors Program sponsored event and Honors students at all levels are welcome and encouraged to attend.

If you joined Honors in 2017 or later, you will have the opportunity to earn one engagement point towards the Sophomore Honors Award if you attend and participate in at least 3 Honors Reads meetings before the end of you sophomore year.
Please do not sign up if you do not plan to attend. A limited number of copies of the selected book are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registered students may stop by the Honors office (1330 Mason Hall) to pick up a free copy if one is still available.
1 session on December 3, 2019
Certainly you are reading for your classes, but how often do you have time to read for pleasure and relaxation without worrying about grades or deadlines? Want to be able to engage in conversation about current literature, outside the academic? Join other Honors community members who love to read for pleasure. The group selects NYT Bestsellers for fall and winter terms, and one summer read. Then, we gather after-hours in the Honors Office for an informal discussion.


This is an Honors Program sponsored event and Honors students at all levels are welcome and encouraged to attend.

If you joined Honors in 2017 or later, you will have the opportunity to earn one engagement point towards the Sophomore Honors Award if you attend and participate in at least 3 Honors Reads meetings before the end of you sophomore year.


Please do not sign up if you do not plan to attend. A limited number of copies of the selected book are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registered students may stop by the Honors office (1330 Mason Hall) to pick up a free copy if one is still available.
1 session on January 14, 2020
Working with graduate students can be one of the most satisfying aspects of being at a research university. Are you aware of the research on best practices in mentoring and tools that can facilitate mentoring relationships? In this workshop, we invite you to:


• Learn from experienced colleagues about effective mentoring

• Understand how a written mentoring plan can help create a two-way conversation between mentor and mentee

• Exchange ideas about handling challenging mentoring situations



1 session on January 22, 2020
Working with graduate students can be one of the most satisfying aspects of being at a research university. Are you aware of the research on best practices in mentoring and tools that can facilitate mentoring relationships? In this workshop, we invite you to:

• Learn from experienced colleagues about effective mentoring

• Understand how a written mentoring plan can help create a two-way conversation between mentor and mentee

• Exchange ideas about handling challenging mentoring situations
2 sessions available from February 5, 2020 to February 25, 2020
The Psychology Dept. is hosting a variety of Grad School Informational sessions in 2018-19:

-Applying to Psychology PhD Programs
-Social Work Information Session
-Grad School Options for Careers in Mental Health
Please register for each session you plan to attend. You will receive email confirmation of your registration (s) and reminder message(s) 24-48 hours before events. You can add/delete registrations at any time through Sessions @ Michigan.