Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Promoting Success in Graduate School

The Office of Graduate Studies presents a workshop that will provide a broad overview of factors predictive of success in graduate education and career development. Topics discussed will include: student-faculty engagement in graduate education, mentoring, establishing a research trajectory; peer review and publication processes, developing a professional identity, financing your education and more.

Date: Tuesday, September 3
Time: 5:00-6:30
Location: Bender Library Room 115

RSVP no later than noon on September 3 at gradstudies@american.edu

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Department of Economics Seminar Series

The Department of Economics seminar series kicks off September 4.  All students are invited to attend the Department of Economics seminar series, which is held most Wednesdays from 12 to 1:15 in Kreeger 100.   A complete schedule can be found at the following link:


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Finding Your Way to Academic Writing

 Has it been a while since you were in school? Not familiar with school in the States? Unsure about what might be ex-pected when you write papers in graduate school? Attend the Graduate Writing Workshop August 28th! We will be dis-cussing how to get the most out of your research, ways to manage your notes, and ways to use them in your writing. Expect information on finding the thesis and argument in ac-ademic work, interpreting assignments, and structuring your own academic paper. Bring a laptop or notebook and your questions!

The first graduate enhancement workshop of the academic year will be held on  Wednesday August 28, 2013 from 4:00 to 5:30  in the Bender Library Room 115. 

Register no later than 12 noon August, 28th at gradstudies@american.edu

Questions? Contact the Writing Center at wcenter@american.edu

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Presidential Management Fellowship

To CAS grad students & alumni who will receive/received graduate degrees between Dec 2011 & Aug 2014:

Interested in applying to become a Presidential Management Fellow?  It's the best way to launch a career in the federal government!

Register now for access to special online prep materials that the AU Career Center offers to help grad students & alumni get ready for the upcoming PMF online test. There is a PMF Blackboard site for current grad students and a PMF Intranet for alums.  Please email us from your american.edu account, or from a Gmail account (our Intranet uses Google software).  The email must include your full name, graduation date and the AU school you attend/attended.

Please send this email to: AU.PMFcandidate@gmail.com 

Please note: the PMF Program restricts eligibility this fall to people who will receive/received graduate degrees between Dec 2011 & Aug 2014.

Other relevant info: The first-round PMF online test, which you can take from your own computer, sitting anywhere in the world, is expected to take place in October.  We will offer a PMF prep workshop in September on multiple days/times.  Specific dates will be announced soon.  We will explain the PMF process and discuss how to make best use of our online prep materials.
The government's PMF website is: www.pmf.gov (but it is not yet updated for this year's candidates).