January Events for International Grad Students


Community Conversations–Identity: Expression, Recognition, and Validation

Wednesday, January 6, 7 – 8 pm (PDT)

Register via Zoom: https://washington.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcld-2qqzkpG9OD1YkIzTfSUrUxYE4PUeVh

This winter, join other UW students in a series of conversations about who we are, who we want to be, and how we can better understand one another’s identities. We will center constructive, safe, and validating dialogue about different components of identity and intersectionality. This session will focus on names and pronouns — What do we call ourselves? What do our names mean? How can we properly address one another? Organized by the Center for International & Cultural Leadership Exchange (CIRCLE). Send questions to circleprograms@uw.edu.

Global Leadership Series: A Conversation with Tina Chen

Thursday, January 7, 7 – 8:30 (PDT)

Register via Zoom: https://washington.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwsfuGvqjMvHNbq6lxLARP-O4rbK72PaRZ8

CIRCLE Is proud to announce the return of Tina Chen as an alumna speaker for the Global Leadership Series. Tina is a passionate business leader with 15 years of experience in major corporate businesses such as Tommy Bahama, Zara, Coach, and Swarovski in Asia and the US. She currently leads the Global Strategic Sourcing Department for Swarovski in Hong Kong. Tina will talk about her experience in global supply chain management, mentorship, and aspects of her UW experience that influenced her professional trajectory. Organized by the Center for International & Cultural Leadership Exchange (CIRCLE). Send questions to circleprograms@uw.edu.

Building Effective Communication Strategies: A Workshop and Networking Mixer for International Graduate Students

Wednesday, January 13, 6 -7:30 PM (PDT)

RSVP via Zoom: https://washington.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYrc-qqrToqHNa-oSWH8SoRMfbVXP7LXTo7

International graduate (master’s and doctoral) students who are new to navigating the U.S. higher education, join this workshop and networking event to:

  • Learn about cultural differences and communication styles
  • Discuss communication skills in and out of the classroom
  • Practice tips for effective communication and networking skills
  • Develop strategies for real world communication situations in academic, professional and social settings
  • Connect with fellow international graduate students through games

The event is sponsored by the Center for International Relations and Cultural Leadership Exchange (CIRCLE). For questions, please contact Ziyan Bai at baiziyan@uw.edu.

Practicing Professional Networking Strategies: An International Graduate Student Workshop

Thursday, January 28, 6 – 7:30 PM (PDT)

RSVP via Zoom: https://washington.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIpce2orTsoGdJ5Hop4HI6jgr5P8nyBuznD>

International graduate (master’s and doctoral) students, join this hands-on workshop to get started with career exploration and help you practice your professional networking skills, including informational interview and LinkedIn Profile. This workshop is a follow-up to the Career Exploration Strategies workshop in November 2020.

Workshop registrants who did not participate in the November workshop will receive a link to review the online workshop materials and resources prior to joining the event. Due to the highly interactive nature of the workshop, space is limited to 25 students.

The event is sponsored by the Center for International Relations and Cultural Leadership Exchange (CIRCLE). For questions, please contact Ziyan Bai at baiziyan@uw.edu.


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