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The UT Health Science Center’s first Career Day had a great turnout this year, so thank you to everyone who participated and helped put this event together!

Career Day: The Beginning of a New Tradition!

10406983_987034321323377_3029391709343813670_nThe event started off at noon with a keynote address by comedian and scientist Adam Ruben in which he talked about his experiences in graduate school and shared stories from his book, Surviving Your Stupid, Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School. The talk was followed by a book sale and signing, and for the remainder of Career Day, students had the option of interacting with the exhibitors, including research supply company VWR and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and attending career development workshops throughout the afternoon.

The career workshops were well attended and many ran overtime, and we’ll be taking the high level of student interest into consideration next year when scheduling the event. At 1pm, the series of workshops began, discussing the career pathways of entrepreneurship, industry, military research, academia, education, and more. The sessions were primarily led by members of the graduate school’s Career Advisory Council.

If you missed this year’s event, we will be returning bigger and better next year! Consider assisting the GSA in making this happen by becoming a GSA officer or volunteering for the Career Fair Committee! Please send all comments and questions to our email: uthscsa.gsa@gmail.com.

Chili Cook Off!

ChiliFollowing the end of the Career Fair, the Annual Chili Cook Off began at 5:30 pm, where there was tons of free chili, free beer, and more free food. Live music was played throughout into the afternoon, and the representatives from the GSA’s Chili Cook Off team Jodie Gray and Kristen Malloy were present in villainous costumes! Students tasted the wide selection of chili and voted for their favorite dishes. The whole event was a blast and ended around 7:30 pm. Thank you to everyone who helped!

Upcoming Events

Free Thanksgiving Dinner, Nov 20, 5:30-7:30 pm, Texas Star Cafe: Visit the Student Life Office in 314L to sign up and pick up your ticket! Students’ families are invited, limit of 4 tickets per student.

The Science of Self Branding, Nov 21, noon – 1 pm, MED 309L: Learn helpful tips to promote yourself and your science to meet the needs of the competitive job market. Refreshments will be provided. Register here.

Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run/Walk, Nov 22, 9-10 am, UTHSC Track: Turkey Trot benefits the School of Nursing Alumni Scholarship Fund. Free parking. Prizes, refreshments and games will be featured. $25 pre-registration, $30 on day of the race. Register here.

Public Education Day, Dec 2, 9-10 am, UTHSCSA Long Campus: Stem cells and regenerative medicine! Public lecture by Dr. Elain Fuchs, with expert panels with Q&A. Information and interactive booths also available. Go here for more information.

John Jay High School Science and Engineering Fair, Dec 6, 8:30 – 9:30 am, John Jay HS: VOLUNTEER JUDGES NEEDED! There will be an enormous number of students at this science fair, from a variety of middle and high schools. Register here.

SGA General Meeting, Dec 8, 6 pm, AAB 116: Monthly SGA meeting to discuss student affairs regarding all UTHSCSA schools.

December GSA Meeting, Dec 9, 5-6 pm, 444B: Join us for free food, graduate student announcements, and information about upcoming events and volunteer opportunities!

GSA Bake Sale, Dec 10th, 8 am – 4pm, Lecture Hall Foyer: Come and buy or donate delicious edibles to the GSA Bake Sale to help raise money for social events and the Mikiten Research Forum!

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