START - STEM Transfer and Research Training

Badge Project

Badge workshops will be offered both via Zoom (Tuesday and Thursday) and in-person (Wednesday).

  • If you choose the virtual option, you will be provided with instructions on how to access the Zoom workshop after you have RSVP-ed for a workshop.

  • If you choose the in-person option, the workshops will be held at Sierra Hall 320 (SH 320).

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.

Ready to join Badge Project? Complete our application so we can add you to our Canvas site.

Workshops

Please view Spring 2023 workshop schedule below!

Workshop 1: 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 8, 2:00-3:15pm [In-Person]

RSVP here

Workshop 2: 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

- Wednesday. February 22, 2:00-3:15pm [In-Person]

RSVP here

Workshop 3: 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

- Wednesday. March 8, 2:00-3:15pm [In-Person]

RSVP here

Workshop 4: 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

- Wednesday. March 29, 2:00-3:15pm [In-Person]

RSVP here

Workshop 5: 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

- Wednesday. April 12, 2:00-3:15pm [In-Person]

RSVP here

Workshop 6: 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

- Wednesday. April 26, 2:00-3:15pm [In-Person]

RSVP here

Workshop 7: 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 7 & 14, 5:00-6:15pm [Virtual]

- Wednesday. February 8 & 15, 9:30-10:45am [In-Person]

- Wednesday. February 15, 2:00-3:15pm [In-Person]

- Thursday, February 9 & 16, 3:30-4:45pm [Virtual]

RSVP Link

Workshop 8: 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 21 & 28, 5:00-6:15pm [Virtual]

- Wednesday. February 22 & March 1, 9:30-10:45am [In-Person]

- Wednesday. March 1, 2:00-3:15pm [In-Person]

- Thursday, February 23 & March 2, 3:30-4:45pm [Virtual]

RSVP Link

 

Workshop 9: 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 7 & 14, 5:00-6:15pm [Virtual]

- Wednesday. March 8 & 15, 9:30-10:45am [In-Person]

- Wednesday. March 15, 2:00-3:15pm [In-Person]

- Thursday, March 9 & 16, 3:30-4:45pm [Virtual]

RSVP Link

 

Workshop 10: 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 28 & April 4, 5:00-6:15pm [Virtual]

- Wednesday. March 29 & April 5, 9:30-10:45am [In-Person]

- Wednesday. April 5, 2:00-3:15pm [In-Person]

- Thursday, March 30 & April 6, 3:30-4:45pm [Virtual]

RSVP Link

 

Workshop 11: GRE Prep

Description

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

Date/Times

- Tuesday, April 11 & 18, 5:00-6:15pm [Virtual]

- Wednesday. April 12 & 19, 9:30-10:45am [In-Person]

- Wednesday. April 19, 2:00-3:15pm [In-Person]

- Thursday, April 13 & 20, 3:30-4:45pm [Virtual]

RSVP Link

 

Workshop 12: 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, January 31, 5:00-6:15pm [Virtual] - for graduating seniors (Spring 2023 or Fall 2023) only

- Tuesday, April 25 & May 2, 5:00-6:15pm [Virtual]

- Wednesday. April 26 & May 3, 9:30-10:45am [In-Person]

- Wednesday. May 3, 2:00-3:15pm [In-Person]

- Thursday, April 27 & May 4, 3:30-4:45pm [Virtual]

RSVP here

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: [coming soon]