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.

 

Badge Summer 2021

Exploring/Researching Your Careers

Join us and learn what you can do with your degree and identify what you are passionate towards.
Tuesday, 6/22/21 - 5:00PM

Higher Education

Join us at this webinar to explore higher education options after graduation with or without research experience.
Tuesday, 7/6/21 - 5:00PM

Exploring Research Opportunities at CSUN

Join us at this webinar and learn how to familiarize yourself with a professor’s research background and prepare communication.
Tuesday, 7/13/21 - 5:00PM

Navigating Campus Resources

Join us at this webinar and explore different CSUN resources, including the food pantry, Matty’s closet, and others.
Tuesday, 7/20/21 - 5:00PM

RSVP Link

https://forms.gle/3FBWADNpjKCV21Cr9

 

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

Wednesday, February 3: 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Tuesday, February 9: 5:00PM - 6:15PM

RSVP Link

https://forms.gle/Uj9iLpFhraanhtdZ7

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

Tuesday, February 23: 5:00PM - 6:15PM

RSVP Link:

https://forms.gle/eMEpWuuhCt6yPxT97

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

Tuesday, March 9: 5:00PM - 6:15PM

RSVP Link

https://forms.gle/S4TJuorjKwaJ5p6Z7

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

Tuesday, March 30: 5:00PM - 6:15PM

Makeup Workshops

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

RSVP Link

https://forms.gle/AZB88RQgjCMyivCS7

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

Tuesday, April 13: 5:00PM - 6:15PM

Makeup Workshops

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

RSVP Link

https://forms.gle/m9WfmG7dLacYinFe6

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

Tuesday, April 27: 5:00PM - 6:15PM

RSVP Link

https://forms.gle/79CsvmLopkHkoCJE7

Scholarships

Description

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

Date/Time

Tuesday, February 9: 3:30PM - 4:45PM
Wednesday, February 10: 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Thursday, February 11: 12:30PM - 1:45PM
Tuesday, February 16: 3:30PM - 4:45PM & 5:00PM - 6:15PM
Wednesday, February 17: 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Thursday, February 18: 12:30PM - 1:45PM

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

Tuesday, February 23: 3:30PM - 4:45PM
Wednesday, February 24: 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Thursday, February 25: 12:30PM - 1:45PM
Tuesday, March 2: 3:30PM - 4:45PM & 5:00PM - 6:15PM
Wednesday, March 3: 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Thursday, March 4: 12:30PM - 1:45PM

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

Tuesday, March 9: 3:30PM - 4:45PM
Wednesday, March 10: 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Thursday, March 11: 12:30PM - 1:45PM
Tuesday, March 23: 3:30PM - 4:45PM & 5:00PM - 6:15PM
Wednesday, March 24: 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Thursday, March 25: 12:30PM - 1:45PM

Makeup Workshops

Tuesday, May 11: 3:30PM - 4:45PM

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

Tuesday, March 30: 3:30PM - 4:45PM
Thursday, April 1: 12:30PM - 1:45PM
Tuesday, April 6: 3:30PM - 4:45PM & 5:00PM - 6:15PM
Wednesday, April 7: 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Thursday, April 8: 12:30PM - 1:45PM

Makeup Workshops

Tuesday, May 11: 6:00PM - 7:00PM

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

Tuesday, April 13: 3:30PM - 4:45PM
Wednesday, April 14: 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Thursday, April 15: 12:30PM - 1:45PM
Tuesday, April 20: 3:30PM - 4:45PM & 5:00PM - 6:15PM
Wednesday, April 21: 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Thursday, April 22: 12:30PM - 1:45PM

Makeup Workshops

Tuesday, May 11: 5:00PM - 6:00PM

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, February 2: 3:30PM - 4:45PM & 5:00PM - 6:15PM
Tuesday, April 27: 3:30PM - 4:45PM
Wednesday, April 28: 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Thursday, April 29: 12:30PM - 1:45PM
Tuesday, May 4: 3:30PM - 4:45PM & 5:00PM - 6:15PM
Wednesday, May 5: 2:00PM - 3:15PM
Thursday, May 6: 12:30PM - 1:45PM

RSVP Link

https://forms.gle/SRawuYFkDh8Hjyeg8

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