Pillars of Professional Prosperity

A lecture series focused on career and professional development for graduate students

Upcoming lectures

Check back soon for the 2021-2022 schedule
 

Past Lectures:

If you missed a lecture, you can view recordings by clicking the links below:

January 19, 2021 - The Art of Publishing:  This session, led by Holden Thorp,  Professor of Chemistry and Medicine, Rita Levi-Montalcini Distinguished University Professor, Editor-in-Chief, Science and Bill Tolman, Associate Dean of Research, William Greenleaf Eliot Professor of Chemistry, Editor-in-Chief, Inorganic Chemistry focused on the publication process, best practices for writing an article that appeals to the chosen readership, where and when to connect with editors, and how to best respond to revision requests and reviews.

February 24, 2021 - Mentoring Matters:  Professors Deanna Barch, Gregory B. Couch Professor of Psychiatry, Chair and Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences and Professor of Radiology and Lerone A. Martin, Director of American Culture Studies, Associate Professor of Religion and Politics, American Culture Studies, and African & African-American Studies will share their experience and advice on the the complexities of the one-on-one individualized mentoring relationship. In this session, you’ll learn about the different styles of mentoring, setting and accomplishing goals and mentoring best practices. Additionally, you’ll gain an understanding of resources available to help you navigate the mentor relationship and glean insights into growing professionally.

March 17, 2021 - Negotiations: A Primer for Academia and Beyond: In this session, Professor Hilary Anger Elfenbein, John and Ellen Wallace Distinguished Professor and Professor of Organizational Behavior, and a renowned Washington University faculty member, discuss the topic of negotiation, a mutual decision-making process used to allocate scarce resources. Taking this wide-ranging definition seriously, we negotiate constantly both inside and outside the workplace. This workshop presents the fundamental concepts included in full-length negotiations courses and brings it alive with an experiential exercise.

April 13, 2021 - Journeys Into Higher Education Administration: In this workshop, Jennifer K. Lodge and Beverly Wendland, two academic leaders of Washington University, have a conversation and share  words of wisdom and lessons learned; the satisfaction of a role in administration; and differences among various administrative roles. This conversation was followed by a Q&A session.

Past Lecture: February 24, 2021 Mentoring Matters

Professors Deanna Barch, Gregory B. Couch and Lerone A. Martin, shared their experience and advice on the the complexities of the one-on-one individualized mentoring relationship. In this session, you’ll learn about the different styles of mentoring, setting and accomplishing goals and mentoring best practices.

Past Lecture: January 19, 2021 The Art of Publishing

This session, led by Holden Thorp and Bill Tolman, focused on the publication process, best practices for writing an article that appeals to the chosen readership, where and when to connect with editors, and how to best respond to revision requests and reviews.

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Past Lectures

January 19, The Art of Publishing

This session, led by Holden Thorp,  Professor of Chemistry and Medicine, Rita Levi-Montalcini Distinguished University Professor, Editor-in-Chief, Science and Bill Tolman, Associate Dean of Research, William Greenleaf Eliot Professor of Chemistry, Editor-in-Chief, Inorganic Chemistry focused on the publication process, best practices for writing an article that appeals to the chosen readership, where and when to connect with editors, and how to best respond to revision requests and reviews.

February 24, Mentoring Matters

Professors Deanna Barch, Gregory B. Couch Professor of Psychiatry, Chair and Professor of Psychological & Brain Sciences and Professor of Radiology and Lerone A. Martin, Director of American Culture Studies, Associate Professor of Religion and Politics, American Culture Studies, and African & African-American Studies will share their experience and advice on the the complexities of the one-on-one individualized mentoring relationship. In this session, you’ll learn about the different styles of mentoring, setting and accomplishing goals and mentoring best practices. Additionally, you’ll gain an understanding of resources available to help you navigate the mentor relationship and glean insights into growing professionally.

 

March 17: Negotiation: A Primer for Academia and Beyond

Professor Hilary Anger Elfenbein, John and Ellen Wallace Distinguished Professor and Professor of Organizational Behavior, and a renowned Washington University faculty member, discusses the topic of negotiation, a mutual decision-making process used to allocate scarce resources. Taking this wide-ranging definition seriously, we negotiate constantly both inside and outside the workplace. This workshop presents the fundamental concepts included in full-length negotiations courses and brings it alive with an experiential exercise. 

April 13: Negotiation: Journeys into Higher Education Administration

WashU academic leaders Jennifer K. Lodge and Beverly Wendland have a conversation discussing words of wisdom and lessons learned; the satisfaction of a role in administration; and differences among various administrative roles. This conversation followed by a Q&A session.