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The Graduate Student and Postdoc’s Guide to Personal Finance

Are you ready to take the next step with your finances as a graduate student receiving a stipend, or as a postdoc? Do you want to learn how to allocate your money more optimally, break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck, increase your net worth even while in training, and properly report your income on your tax return? This webinar presents an 8-step framework to guide you from broke to financially secure to wealthy through saving, debt repayment, and investing and includes real-life examples of other graduate students and early-career PhDs finding financial success. Dr. Emily Roberts is a personal finance educator specializing in early-career PhDs. Through her business, Personal Finance for PhDs, she equips graduate students, postdocs, and PhDs with Real Jobs to make the most of their money. She gives seminars at universities and for associations; interviews graduate students and PhDs on her podcast; serves as a money coach; and creates courses and workshops on taxes, investing, and more. Emily holds a PhD in biomedical engineering from Duke University and lives in southern California with her husband and two children.

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Partnership Opportunities with Griffiss Institute

The Autonomous Systems Policy Institute will host a Zoom webinar with Heather Hage, CEO of the Griffiss Institute, and her team. This webinar is designed to make Syracuse faculty and students aware of research and internship opportunities associated with the Griffiss Institute in nearby Rome, New York. It’s also designed to introduce the Griffiss folks to the research undertaken by SU faculty. The The Griffiss Institute focuses on partnerships between industry, academia, and the Air Force Research Labs. They specialize in topics like artificial intelligence  and autonomous systems, cybersecurity, quantum computing, and other emerging areas. They run visiting faculty programs, as well as a wide range of student internships, and act as a business incubator in emerging technologies. You can join the webinar via Zoom.

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Qualtrics Advanced Question Design

Now we get to the cool stuff! In this class we will use “carry forward” to display selected responses in follow-up questions, use “piping” to display data in questions and response text, and creating data calculated from two or more questions. Qualtrics Workshops are offered on Tuesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. beginning on October 7 and running through November 18, 2021.  The seven webinar workshops will provide participants with information on using the University’s online survey software. Available to Syracuse University faculty, staff, and students, the software enables users to create and distribute complex surveys and analyze responses from a single online platform. The workshops will be held online using Zoom. Participants must register in advance for any one or more of the free workshops via Qualtrics Workshops. To request an accommodation, such as closed captioning, or for more information, please contact datasvcs@syr.edu as soon as possible. For additional information on Syracuse University Libraries’ Research Data Services, visit our Research Data Services Guide page.

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Science Riot Comedy Crash Course

Are you a scientist? Think your job is pretty weird? Tell us all about it!! Science Riot and the Graduate School are partnering to offer a professional development workshop in science communication. This intensive webinar will cover essential principles of comedic writing and presentation that apply to science communication across any platform, including public speaking, podcasting, and other media. Participants learn how to utilize comedy theory as a versatile communication tool to introduce their professional work, find relatable perspectives and attitudes to frame a public dialogue, and make scientific topics accessible and enjoyable for a layperson audience. Science Riot is the nation’s premier, immersive science-communication training program. We’ve trained hundreds of STEM professionals from coast to coast in the art and science of using comedy to build bridges. Our graduates learn to use the tools of humor and connection, and then apply them to complex or difficult subject matter. Our workshops are fast-paced, interactive, and guaranteed to be the most fun you’ve ever had talking about science! Participation in the webinar partially satisfies requirements for the Graduate School’s Digital Badge in Research Communication.

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Crossing Bar Lines: The Politics and Practices of Black Musical Space

The Department of African American Studies is proud to present its 39th African American Studies Colloquium featuring this 2021 Fall Program: Eminent scholar George Lipsitz and Grammy nominated trumpeter/composer Ambrose Akinmusire join Williams to discuss his new book, Crossing Bar Lines: The Politics and Practices of Black Musical Space. Panel will examine how Black musical expression, particularly improvisation, creates space for social commentary and political solidarity with social movements, including Black Lives Matter, and intervenes into legacies of placelessness and marginalization. This program has received generous support from the Syracuse University Humanities Center.*The first 20 registrants for this Zoom webinar will receive free copies of Crossing Bar Lines: The Politics and Practice of Black Musical Space by James Gordon Williams.  

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Qualtrics Survey Flow

This class will explore the many uses of Survey Flow – randomizing respondents, creating embedded data, customizing the end of your survey and more. Qualtrics Workshops are offered on Tuesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. beginning on October 7 and running through November 18, 2021.  The seven webinar workshops will provide participants with information on using the University’s online survey software. Available to Syracuse University faculty, staff, and students, the software enables users to create and distribute complex surveys and analyze responses from a single online platform. The workshops will be held online using Zoom. Participants must register in advance for any one or more of the free workshops via Qualtrics Workshops. To request an accommodation, such as closed captioning, or for more information, please contact datasvcs@syr.edu as soon as possible. For additional information on Syracuse University Libraries’ Research Data Services, visit our Research Data Services Guide page.

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The Secure Act Revealed

The SECURE Act (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act) passed on Dec. 20, 2019, and made sweeping changes to the retirement plan landscape. This TIAA webinar can help you learn about the changes and how they impact your retirement planning considerations.

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Attention to Detail: Financial Finishing Touches for Women

Am I ready to retire? How do I know if I have enough money? How do I plan my income? What should I look out for as I plan and even after I am retired? Financial success can often complicate your life, and TIAA is going to try to help you answer those questions and more.

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Qualtrics Distributing Your Survey

Now we will discuss the various methods of getting your survey to your respondents, creating and using contact lists, and, if time permits, asking for contact information in an anonymous survey. Qualtrics Workshops are offered on Tuesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. beginning on October 7 and running through November 18, 2021.  The seven webinar workshops will provide participants with information on using the University’s online survey software. Available to Syracuse University faculty, staff, and students, the software enables users to create and distribute complex surveys and analyze responses from a single online platform. The workshops will be held online using Zoom. Participants must register in advance for any one or more of the free workshops via Qualtrics Workshops. To request an accommodation, such as closed captioning, or for more information, please contact datasvcs@syr.edu as soon as possible. For additional information on Syracuse University Libraries’ Research Data Services, visit our Research Data Services Guide page.

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Strategies for Staying on Track

No matter how much or how little money you can save for retirement, it’s important that you start now and stay invested for your future. Attend this TIAA webinar to learn how taking smart financial steps today may help lead you to a solid financial future after you’ve stopped working.

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Qualtrics Reporting and Exporting Your Results

Why do all of that work if you aren’t going to analyze the data? In this last class we will learn how to do some basic reporting in Qualtrics, export your data to Excel or SPSS and see how different “anonymize responses” options affect your data. Qualtrics Workshops are offered on Tuesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. beginning on October 7 and running through November 18, 2021.  The seven webinar workshops will provide participants with information on using the University’s online survey software. Available to Syracuse University faculty, staff, and students, the software enables users to create and distribute complex surveys and analyze responses from a single online platform. The workshops will be held online using Zoom. Participants must register in advance for any one or more of the free workshops via Qualtrics Workshops. To request an accommodation, such as closed captioning, or for more information, please contact datasvcs@syr.edu as soon as possible. For additional information on Syracuse University Libraries’ Research Data Services, visit our Research Data Services Guide page.

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