BEYOND120 WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

Due to university response policy over COVID-19, all Beyond120 workshops will be remote until further notice.

The Beyond120 program conducts many experiential learning, professional development, and career readiness events every semester. There are workshops to help you discover your professional passions and identity, excursions to organizations eager to promote their visions to potential employees, and courses and coursework to help you realize your own potential.

Weekly Event

Pre-Health Chat and Q&A
Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Facilitator: Bobbi Knickerbocker

Meeting URL: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/98903359323?pwd=YXY4dHI2N2xVd24rdktwanVrQ1NtZz09
Meeting ID: 989 0335 9323
Passcode: 583598

Upcoming Workshops and Guest Speakers

Global Health: Africa
January 20, 2021, 5:30 p.m.
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Global Health Africa Flyer (PDF, 280 KB)

Join Robin Petroze, MD MPH, and Elizabeth DeVos, MD MPH, for their "Journeys Traveled Speaker Series" discussion regarding their personal ‘journeys’ as physicians and their experiences evaluating barriers to care, pediatric surgery outcomes, and emergency care systems development and training in low- and middle-income countries.


Why Humanities Matter in Healthcare
February 4, 2021, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Facilitator: Bobbi Knickerbocker
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Healthcare requires a great volume of sciences. Healthcare is evidence based and the concepts for this are rooted in science. However, healthcare is about serving others. Our population is diverse. Healthcare issues are diverse. In serving others there needs to be an understanding of the diverse people we will care for via healthcare. Humanities and social sciences are the foundation for caring for and about others.


Industry Insights Panel with Bristol Myers Squibb
February 4, 2021, 4:00 p.m.
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Industry Insights: Bristol Myers Squibb Flyer

This workshop will feature a panel of scientists from Bristol Myers Squibb who will be joining us to talk about the work they do to develop new medicines and what their journeys were like as students entering the biopharmaceutical industry with undergraduate degrees. Panel members will also discuss the experiences and opportunities that helped prepare them to begin their careers and how they have continued to be successful as drug product development scientists.


Communicating Professional Skills to Employers
February 8, 2021, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Facilitator: Ryan Braun
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To be a competitive applicant for a job or internship, you must master a two-step process: 1) Identifying your technical and transferable skills, and 2) Articulating those skills to others. In this workshop we will go over the fundamentals of how to identify both your technical and transferable professional skills and how to convey them through three primary forms of professional communication: resumes, cover letters, and interviews. After this workshop you will have both a stronger sense of your skills and how to effectively communicate them in professional environments.


Models and Methods of Leadership - Strategic Self-Marketing Leadership Series
March 2, 2021, 12:50 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.
Facilitator: Brittany Grubbs
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This guest speaker event will discuss the models and methods of leadership in the workplace. Learn about one of the most important elements of professionalism needed for success.


Decision-Making in a Time-Sensitive Environment - Strategic Self-Marketing Leadership Series
March 9, 2021, 12:50 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.
Facilitator: Brittany Grubbs
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This guest speaker event will dive into the most effective ways of making decisions in a time-sensitive environment. Learn about the process of making decisions quickly and efficiently in the workplace.


The Ability to Influence and Motivate Others - Strategic Self-Marketing Leadership Series
March 16, 2021, 12:50 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.
Facilitator: Brittany Grubbs
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This guest speaker event will discuss the strategies of charisma and motivation. Learn about the most effective ways of influencing your peers and others around you in the workplace.


Translating Research Experience into Career Success
March 31, 2021, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Dr. Jacob T. Watson
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Participating in research fosters transferable skills that will serve as assets in almost any career context. Whether you have already completed a research experience or are just starting out, it is never too early to start thinking about how to communicate the value of your research experience in ways that will catch the attention of potential employers and graduate institutions. This workshop focuses on how to successfully tell your undergraduate research story in interviews, cover letters, application essays, and other professional documents.

Humanities Research and the Health Professions

Description: Medical schools and graduate programs aligned with the healthcare field are looking for students who understand the human dimension of medical practice. For pre-health undergraduates, getting research experience in the humanities is a great way to make yourself stand out and cultivate skills that are highly sought after in healthcareThis workshop will show the unique advantages humanities research can offer for pre-health students, explore what it means to conduct humanistic research at the undergraduate level, and identify ways to get involved.

Open to all CLAS students!

Time and Location: WednesdaySeptember 23rd, 3pm, Click Here to Register/Join

Facilitator: Dr. Jacob T. Watson

Communicating Your Professional Skills to Employers

Description: To be a competitive applicant for a job or internship, you must master a two-step process: 1) Identifying your technical and transferable skills, and 2) Articulating those skills to others. In this workshop we will go over the fundamentals of how to identify both your technical and transferable professional skills and how to convey them through three primary forms of professional communication: resumes, cover letters, and interviews. After this workshop you will have both a stronger sense of your skills and how to effectively communicate them in professional environments.

Open to all CLAS students!

Time and Location: Wednesday, September 30, 2-3pm: Click Here to Register/Join

Facilitator: Ryan Braun

Global Engagement during a Pandemic

Description: Covid-19 has cast uncertainty on study abroad and other international experiences. But while global mobility might be on hold, global learning doesn’t have to be. This workshop will identify opportunities available to students right now. While the focus will be on remote global internships, we’ll also address other ways  to internationalize your education moving forward, including virtual exchange, online study abroad, and community-based global learning. Coming out of the workshop, students will have greater knowledge on how to navigate global engagement during this pandemic.

Open to all CLAS students!

Time and Location: Thursday, October 1, 3-4pm: Click Here to Register/Join

Facilitator: Dr. Joe Orser

Searching and Applying for Internships 101

Description: While the idea of completing an internship sounds interesting, the process of finding an internship can be daunting. This workshop will walk you through the process of finding relevant internships for you, and what you need to have prepared during the application process. After this workshop you will have  a stronger sense of how to find an internship that will best fit your needs and interests, as well as applying for internship credit that will count towards your major.

Open to all CLAS students!

Time and Location:  Wednesday, October 7, 4-5pm:  Click Here to Register/Join

Facilitator: Brittany Grubbs

Kimberly Manhard: Networking and Interpersonal Communications

Description:  UF alumna Kimberly Manhard, an executive at Heron Therapeutics, will be speaking on the importance of having strong networking and interpersonal communication skills. Kimberly will also be discussing her career in biotech and the lessons she's learned in the workplace since graduating from UF.

Open to all CLAS students!

Time and Location: Monday, October 12, 4-5pm: Click Here to Register/Join

Facilitator:  Brittany Grubbs

Corporate "Speed Dating" - Improving Your Interpersonal Skills

Description:  This interactive lesson requires you to chat with multiple classmates about various professional topics. You'll also learn about verbal versus nonverbal communications and what to be aware of in an online platform. This workshop requires you to have your camera and microphone on. At the end of the workshop, you'll receive feedback from your peers about your interactions.

Open to all CLAS students!

Time and Location: Thursday, October 15, 3-4pm: Click Here to Register/Join

Facilitator:  Brittany Grubbs

Bob Lloyd: Models and Methods of Leadership

Description: UF alumnus Bob Lloyd is an executive vice president at Brown & Brown Insurance. Hel is a double gator, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and a JD from the Levin College of Law. Bob will speaking about the models and methods of leadership, and how students can exemplify these strategies in their professional careers.

Open to all CLAS students!

Time and Location: Tuesday, October 20, 4:00 - 5:00pm: Click Here to Register/Join

Facilitator: Brittany Grubbs

Philip Tenenbaum: Workplace Reinvention: Strategies to Succeed in the Changing World of Work

Description: The Covid-19 pandemic has transformed the professional landscape and altered which career skills are most crucial to possess in order to succeed in a rapidly changing work environment. In this workshop, Philip Tenenbaum – Senior Partner at Mercer – will share how businesses and organizations are adapting to the pandemic and how YOU as college students can reinvent your approach to skill development in order to thrive and succeed in a post-pandemic workplace.

Time and Location: Thursday, October 22, 2020, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. ET:  Click Here to Register/Join

Speaker: Philip Tenenbaum

Facilitator: Ryan Braun

Domonique Worship: The Ability to Influence and Motivate Others

Description: As part of the Beyond120 Leadership Series, Domonique Worship will be speaking on the ability to motivate others in a professional environment. Domonique is an attorney and currently works at the Men's Basketball Association as the Associate Vice President for Global Partnerships. She also founded her own company, Domonique Worship Coaching & Consulting. This is an excellent opportunity for students to learn more about leadership, motivation, and success.  

Open to all CLAS students!

Time and Location: Monday, November 2, 4:00 - 5:00pm: Click Here to Register/Join

Facilitator: Brittany Grubbs

Communicating Your Professional Skills to Employers

Description: To be a competitive applicant for a job or internship, you must master a two-step process: 1) Identifying your technical and transferable skills, and 2) Articulating those skills to others. In this workshop we will go over the fundamentals of how to identify both your technical and transferable professional skills and how to convey them through three primary forms of professional communication: resumes, cover letters, and interviews. After this workshop you will have both a stronger sense of your skills and how to effectively communicate them in professional environments.

Open to all CLAS students!

Time and Location: Wednesday, November 4, 3:30 - 4:30pm: Click Here to Register/Join

Facilitator: Ryan Braun

Journeys Traveled Pre-Health Speaker Series

Professional Student Panel

Description: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Take an hour to listen the Journeys Traveled Speaker Panel. We are privileged to have three professional students joining us to share their unique stories.

Speakers:

Dental Student:  My name is Shannon Gardner, and I am from Eustis, Florida- a small city outside of Orlando. I am a 4th year dental student at University of Florida College of Dentistry. I live here in Gainesville with my husband, who I met during my junior year as an undergraduate at the University of Florida, and we have a dog named Dozer. I am also a registered nurse of 7 years now, and I work part-time at Shands in the pediatric department when I am not busy with school. My career path has been rather unconventional, but I am excited to share my story with everyone.

Medical Student: Pablo Santana is a first-year medical student at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He obtained an associate’s degree from Broward College in 2013 and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Florida in 2019. He is passionate about increasing health care access for lower-income communities as well as expanding culturally and socially competent medical care.

Veterinary Medical Student: My name is Andrea Rodriguez, and I am a current second year veterinary student at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. I am from Pembroke Pines FL, a daughter of Colombian immigrants, and a double gator! I am the current president of VALID (Veterinary Alliance for Leadership, Inclusion, and Diversity) and the secretary of the Aquatic Animal Health Club. I am interested in a little bit of everything in veterinary medicine, but my main passions lie in education, equine medicine, and aquatics. Looking forward to meeting you all!

Time and Location: Wednesday, November 4, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. ET: Click Here to Register/Join

Global Engagement during a Pandemic

Description: Covid-19 has cast uncertainty on study abroad and other international experiences. But while global mobility might be on hold, global learning doesn’t have to be. This workshop will identify opportunities available to students right now. While the focus will be on remote global internships, we’ll also address other ways  to internationalize your education moving forward, including virtual exchange, online study abroad, and community-based global learning. Coming out of the workshop, students will have greater knowledge on how to navigate global engagement during this pandemic.

Open to all CLAS students!

Time and Location: Tuesday, November 10, 3-4pm: Click Here to Register/Join

Facilitator: Dr. Joe Orser

Getting Over Fear: With Mike Dalewitz

Description: Fear is something we all confront, and it can prevent us from growing and achieving our full potential. In 2020, fear seems to be everywhere and it can be easy to allow it to disrupt our goals. In this seminar, entrepreneur, thought leader, and philanthropist Mike Dalewitz – also known as the Mindful Mentor – will show you how to get out of your comfort zone, identify the unique value that you can add to a business, initiative, or organization, and reframe the notions of fear and failure so that you can conquer your doubts and launch confidently into 2021 and your personal and professional future.

Time and Location: Wednesday, November 18, at 4 p.m.: Click Here to Register/Join

Facilitator: Mike Dalewitz 

About Mike Dalewitz: Mike is an inspirational coach and thought leader who teaches and encourages mindful entrepreneurship through a unique blend of mindfulness and business strategy. By helping both aspiring and experienced business leaders balance the personal and professional, pursue passion projects, and gain greater perspective, Mike supports talented professionals in developing and sharing ideas with their communities.

Mike is an alumnus of the University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and New York Law School. Learn more about Mike.

Previous Beyond120 Workshops

The Ability to Influence and Motivate Others - Michael Mignardi, Ph.D.

Global Engagement During a Pandemic- Joe Orser, Ph.D.

Transferrable Skills and Preparing for the Workplace - Phil Tenenbaum

Why Research? - Jacob Watson, Ph.D.

Searching for Virtual Internships - Brittany Grubbs

Research During COVID-19 - Jacob Watson, Ph.D.

Humanities Research and the Health Professions - Jacob Watson, Ph.D.

Models & Methods of Leadership - Bob Lloyd