Events

We are still working the CS department to organize some social events this semester. Please check back later to see if we have updated this page.

For some pointers on organizing an event on behalf of the Grad Council, see the guide.

Events

Spring 2019

Academic Jobs: Feb. 21, 2019

Grad Council is hosting a Q&A Panel about obtaining, preparing for, and excelling at academic jobs. The panelists are six faculty members with a range of experience: assistant professors, newly hired assistant professors, and professors who have served on search committees for faculty candidates.

If you might want to be a faculty member someday, this is a great event to attend!

Fall 2018

Qualifier Q&A and Pizza: Nov. 15, 2018

The CS Grad Council is pleased to invite you to Qualifier Q&A and Pizza, so you can learn about the CS PhD qualifying process from students who have already qualified.

If you haven’t yet taken the qualifier exam, this is a great opportunity to ask questions and to learn from others’ experiences. If you’d like to pass the qualifier on research points, we’ll be talking about that too.

Community Building: Nov. 9, 2018

The CS Grad Council is pleased to invite you to CS Grad Student Community Building in an effort to bring CS grad students together and better connect the department together as a whole.

Whether you’re a new student looking to make more friends in the CS department or an older student looking to meet some new people, come join us for a quirky but fun community building event. Dr. Patty Raun from the Theater department will be guiding us through activities designed to help us break out of our shells and get to know each other better. Dr. Raun also helps run the Communicating Science course, so she will be adapting activities from her class for our purposes in this event.

Lightning Talks: Sept. 6, 2018

The CS Grad Council is pleased to invite you to the Fall edition of our Lightning Talks event.

Slides from the presenters are available here if you are signed into a vt.edu email account.

Spring 2018

Computer Science Graduate Town Hall: Apr. 19, 2018

The CS Grad Council is pleased to invite you to the 1st Annual(?) Computer Science Graduate Town Hall.

Hear from Dr. Ribbens and Dr. Shaffer about current challenges and opportunities facing the department, along with some recent history and future aspirations.

Ask questions, and propose changes to the department. Eat pizza.

If you are coming: Please fill out this form so we can estimate food and seating.

For our friends in Northern Virginia, we’ll arrange remote access to the event. As always, no remote access to our pizza will be provided.

Fall 2017

Qualifier Q&A and Pizza: Dec. 7, 2017

The CS Grad Council is pleased to invite you to Qualifier Q&A and Pizza, so you can learn about the CS PhD qualifying process from students who have already qualified.

If you haven’t yet taken the qualifier exam, this is a great opportunity to ask questions and to learn from others’ experiences. If you’d like to pass the qualifier on research points, we’ll be talking about that too.

For our friends in Northern Virginia, we’ll arrange Skype access to the Q&A if anyone is interested. No remote access to our pizza will be provided.