START - STEM Transfer and Research Training

Badge Project

Announcement: All Badge workshops will be continuing after spring break remotely via Zoom. RSVP is required to attend. You will be provided with instructions on how to access the zoom workshop after you have RSVP-ed for a workshop.

Zoom Link for Virtual Workshops

Overview

The Badge Project is a two-year series of helpful workshops on various topics, such as intro to research careers, attending national conferences, and applying for summer research opportunities. The project incorporates transfer receptive culture into the workshops to better prepare STEM transfer students for graduate school, research careers, or professional careers.

 

Workshops

Research Careers 101

Description

Research Careers 101 invites you to explore different career options in your field of study. These careers range from starter to end goal careers. We hope you learn which career is best for you!

Date/Time

- Monday, September 13 & 20, 11AM-12:30PM & 5-6:15PM
- Tuesday, September 14 & 21, 3:30-4:45PM & 5-6:15PM
- Wednesday, September 15 & 22, 9:30-10:45AM
- Thursday, September 16 & 23, 12:30-1:45PM

Makeup workshop 1: Tuesday, October 26, 3:30-4:45PM & 5-6:15PM

RSVP Link

https://forms.gle/ZD4q48NTRk5CFQA26

Academic Organization

Description

Academic Organization assists you in organizing a realistic study plan. A realistic plan incorporates your academic requires and personal responsibilities to identify the best study times for your schedule. We hope you learn academic organization and study tips!

Date/Time

- Monday, September 27 & October 4, 11AM-12:30PM & 5-6:15PM
- Tuesday, September 28 & October 5, 3:30-4:45PM & 5-6:15PM
- Wednesday, September 29 & October 6, 9:30-10:45AM
- Thursday, September 30 & October 7, 12:30-1:45PM

Makeup workshop 2: Tuesday, November 2, 3:30-4:45PM & 5-6:15PM

RSVP Link:

https://tinyurl.com/AOWF21

Email Etiquette

Description

Email Etiquette invites you to break away from the fear of "scary" professors and learn how to write professional emails to professor whether it's asking for a letter of recommendation or joining their research lab.

Date/Time

- Monday, October 11 & 18, 11AM-12:30PM & 5-6:15PM
- Tuesday, October 12 & 19, 3:30-4:45PM & 5-6:15PM
- Wednesday, October 13 & 20, 9:30-10:45AM
- Thursday, October 14 & 21, 12:30-1:45PM

Makeup workshop 3: Tuesday, November 9, 3:30-4:45PM & 5-6:15PM

RSVP Link

https://tinyurl.com/W3Badge

Summer Research Opportunities

Description

Summer Research Opportunities workshop invites you to learn how to navigate different domains to find the summer program that's right for you. You will also learn common requirements for Summer Research Opportunity Programs (SROPs).

Date/Time

- Monday, October 25 & November 1, 11AM-12:30PM & 5-6:15PM
- Tuesday, October 26 & November 2, 3:30-4:45PM & 5-6:15PM
- Wednesday, October 27 & November 3, 9:30-10:45AM
- Thursday, October 28 & November 4, 12:30-1:45PM

Makeup workshop 4: Tuesday, November 16, 3:30-4:45PM & 5-6:15PM

Makeup Workshops

Wednesday, May 12: 2:00PM - 3:15PM

RSVP Link

https://tinyurl.com/BadgeW4

Letters of Recommendation

Description

Letter of Recommendation workshop invites you to identify the ideal person to ask for a letter of recommendation. We will also cover techniques that can help your recommender to make the writing process smoother.

Date/Time

- Monday, November 8 & 15, 11AM-12:30PM & 5-6:15PM
- Tuesday, November 9 & 16, 3:30-4:45PM & 5-6:15PM
- Wednesday, November 10 & 17, 9:30-10:45AM
- Thursday, November 18, 12:30-1:45PM

Makeup workshop 5: Tuesday, November 23, 3:30-4:45PM & 5-6:15PM

Makeup Workshops

Monday, May 10: 5:00PM - 6:00PM

RSVP Link

https://tinyurl.com/BadgeProjectW5

CV vs Resume

Description

CV vs. Resume workshop invites you to learn the difference between curriculum vitae (CV) and resume. You will begin working on one or both during this session.

Date/Time

- Monday, November 22 & 29, 11AM-12:30PM & 5-6:15PM
- Tuesday, November 23 & 30, 3:30-4:45PM & 5-6:15PM
- Wednesday, November 24 & December 1, 9:30-10:45AM
- Thursday, December 2, 12:30-1:45PM

RSVP Link

https://tinyurl.com/BadgeProjectW6

Scholarships

Description

Scholarships workshop invites you to learn how to search for scholarships and the common requirements when applying for a scholarship.

Date/Time

Spring 2022. Dates and times: TBA

RSVP Link

https://forms.gle/GpoijP79S3yxrkNw6

Attending National Conferences

Description

Attending National Conferences workshop invites you to learn about different national conferences, the benefits of attending them, and how to search/apply to travel scholarships.

Date/Time

Spring 2022. Dates and times: TBA

RSVP Link

https://forms.gle/7hRdGRAibPxsUBiS6

Literature Review

Description

Literature Review workshop invites you to learn how to search for scholarly articles and how to annotate them for any research project.

Date/Times

Spring 2022. Dates and times: TBA

RSVP Link

https://forms.gle/Aqhmi76pyJHHbmCt7

Looking for Graduate Programs

Description

Looking for Potential Graduate Programs workshop invites you to learn how to identify graduate programs for you are interested in or qualify to apply.

Date/Times

Spring 2022. Dates and times: TBA

RSVP Link

https://forms.gle/L318mkxQQrETTjPq7

GRE Prep

Description

GRE Prep invites you to learn study techniques to better prepare you for the GRE.

Date/Times

Spring 2022. Dates and times: TBA

RSVP Link

https://forms.gle/BGLcBCuPMTamv2Cu8

Year 2 Plan

Description

Planning for Senior Year workshop invites you to create a plan and set goals you wish to accomplish for your final year at CSUN. A plan template will be provided.

Dates/Times

- Tuesday, September 7, 3:30-4:45PM & 5-6:15PM

RSVP Link

https://forms.gle/mMYMUqzbAdjep5ZV7

If you are unable to attend any of the workshops or have missed a workshop you wish to attend, please fill out the following link to indicate your availability. If we receive enough interest, we will host an additional session.

Link: https://forms.gle/nxA8hcoc2tbvCvs29