Graduate Research Day helps UF 'race to the top'

Published: October 27 2014


GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- A panel discussion with six of the University of Florida's professors hired under the Preeminence Plan will be part of the Graduate Research Day Tuesday, Oct. 28, in the Reitz Student Union.

The discussion starts at 10:45 a.m. in the Reitz Union Auditorium. The day begins at 8 a.m. with registration and poster setup. Closing ceremony starts at 3:45 p.m. This year’s theme is “Standing Out: It’s a Race to the Top!,” featuring a poster competition, panel discussion and professional development workshops.

Additional activities include workshops on networking and transitioning into the job market with company representatives looking to hire graduate students and free resume and curriculum vitae critiques by UF’s Career Resource Center.

A group of faculty, staff, community members and graduate students will judge posters, and a prize will be given to the highest-scoring ones. The winning posters will be posted on the UF Innovation through Institutional Integration’s website for one week.

The event is open to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and associates, researchers and faculty. Undergraduate students participating in research are also encouraged to attend.

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