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Professional Development

Calendar of all upcoming professional development opportunities

The Ohio Union Activities Board hosts over 200 events a year designed to enhance the experience of graduate and professional students on campus. These events target 5 areas: personal enrichment, professional growth, social engagement, family-friendly activities, and special events. See calendar of events.

Every other spring, the Life Sciences Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs host a career day that includes talks and networking opportunities with successful professionals that hold a variety of job titles. Past speakers have included medical writers, industry scientists, NIH review officers, intellectual property lawyers, and more.

The OSU Libraries Research Commons is a hub for collaborative research across campus, this space is specifically designed to connect researchers at all levels. They offer relevant workshops on topics ranging from preparing and presenting a poster to submitting an IRB proposal. You can schedule consultations for one-on-one assistance from their talented staff for any of your research needs from finding grant opportunities to developing online data management tools. You can also reserve a private room for large-group collaboration meetings or videoconferencing. Visit their website and check out their list of events!

The OSU Office of Research supports the development, submission, management, and integrity of research across our campus. They have resources to help you plan, write, and submit grant proposals to various finding agencies. Additionally, they provide tools to help you comply with comply with national and university guidelines for human and animal research and online training modules. For more information, visit their website and follow their newsletter about research development and grant writing. 

The STEM Professional Development Journal Club was designed to specifically provide a resource for graduate students, post-docs, and researchers to help them achieve their career goals. Meetings are scheduled once a month during the school year and topics include everything from getting that first job after your post-doc to managing your intellectual engagement throughout your career. For more information and to be added to the listserv, contact Marcela Hernandez.

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science hosts many on-campus training workshops and professional development symposia for those interested in honing their skills at finding funding, effectively communicating research with diverse populations, and navgiating the relationship between science, medicine, and industry.

NGP students will have the opportunity to present at conferences throughout the year both internal and external.

Community Outreach and Service Activities

Neuroscience Education: Urban & Rural Outreach (N.E.U.R.O) is a group of Ohio State University faculty and students who share the desire to promote neuroscience literacy in the general public. NEURO partners with local libraries and after-school programs to implement outreach events within underserved public schools in central Ohio. A primary goal of the program is to demystify neuroscience at an age where students are beginning to form lifelong interests, and thereby kindle an interest in basic scientific research using a hands-on, experimentally driven approach. NEURO hosts events once a month throughout the year and participates at Brain Awareness Week at COSI once a year. For more information about joining NEURO, contact Sarah Light or Nicki Pukos.

If you are interested in representing our program and being a voice advocating for yourself and fellow graduate students, get involved with the Council of Graduate Students. You can become a delegate for the program, serve as a senator, or join one of many committees that focus on individual issues like diversity & inclusion and career development. The current CGS rep for NGP is Kyle Sullivan - contact him for more information about getting involved.

Along with speakers invited by faculty, each year NGP students invite and host several pre-eminent researchers to speak on campus. The Student Seminar Committee meets once a year in the fall semester to prioritize a list of those researchers that we are most excited to invite for the following year. For more information about how to get involved, contact Sam Powers.

The Neuroscience Graduate Student Organization (NGSO) was officially formed in January of 2017 to enhance the experience of  graduate students as they move through the program. The goal is to ensure that each person has a positive and rewarding experience in the program, both in and out of the lab. NGSO plans and hosts monthly happy hours and social events. Additionally, they are committed to establishing resources to help students find professional development and community outreach opportunities as well as fostering cooperation of integration with other IGP programs. For more information about NGSO and the details of the next meeting, visit our website.