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schedule of fall 2022 workshops

Graduate Student Legal Aid offers the GRadulting Workshop Series, weekly hour-long workshops on a variety of topics relevant to UMD graduate students.  They take place throughout the spring and fall semesters on Tuesday afternoons via Zoom. Practical information is presented by experts from both on- and off-campus, and many workshops are recorded for those who are unable to attend in person.  

What is GRadulting? GRadulting is defined as graduate students who are "adulting" -- (v): to carry out one or more of the duties and responsibilities expected of fully developed individuals, such as paying off student loans, buying a home, negotiating a salary, or estate planning. 

click here to registerRegister on TerpLink to attend a GRadulting Workshop!  If you register, we will email you the Zoom link before the workshop. After the workshop, we will send you links to the recording, the slides, and any other handouts or resources. Resources for past workshops are shown below.  

GRadulting Workshop Series, Fall 2022

Nov. 15th - How do I pay off my student loan debt?
Recording || Slides - Managing Student Loans || Slides - Student Loan Crisis || Slides - Student Loan Tips

Nov. 1st - How do I select auto and renters insurance?
Recording || Slides || Other Resources (MD Insurance Administration)

Oct. 25th - How do I buy a car and take care of it?
Recording || Slides

Oct. 11th - How do I obtain permanent resident status in the U.S.?  
Recording || Slides || Minikon Law, LLC Website

Oct. 4th - How do I avoid accidental plagiarism?
Recording || Slides || UMD Grad Writing Center || UMD Code of Academic Integrity

Sept. 27th - How do I manage the great expectations and greater struggles of graduate school?
Recording || Slides || UMD Counseling Center Services || UMD Counseling Center Wellness Workshops

Sept. 20th -  How can the Graduate Student Government help me?
Recording || Slides

Sept. 13th - How do I get a Maryland driver's license?
Recording || Slides

Sept. 6th - What is the best health insurance Plan for Me?
Recording || Slides || Glossary of Terms || SHIP Plan (All Gradults) || UMD Employee Insurance Plans (GAs) || NerdWallet Plan Comparison Tool 

Summer Workshop with ISSS, June 2022

Leasing in the U.S.
Recording

GRadulting Workshop Series, Spring 2022

Feb 1st - Help me invest on a tight budget! 
Recording || Workshop Materials and Information 

Feb 8th - Help me prepare to buy my first home
Recording || Slides || MD Smart Buy || Non US Citizens || Lenders

Feb 15th -  Help me prepare my taxes! (International session)
Recording || Slides || The Grad School Tax Info || ISSS Tax FAQs || TerpTax

Feb 22nd -  Help me prepare my taxes! (Domestic session) 
Recording || Slides || Tax info || TerpTax (Free) || IRS American Opportunity Credit || IRA Contribution Limits

March 1st -  Help me understand my job contract before I sign it!
Recording || Slides

March 4th - New Rules for National Interest Waivers Program
Recording || Slides

March 8th -  Help me prepare for life after F-1/J-1
Slides

March 29th -  Help me be more comfortable with resolving conflicts!
Recording

April 5th -  Help me start my own business!
Recording || Slides

April 12th - Help me negotiate my salary!
Recording || Slides || Handouts: Evaluating job offers and negotiatingNegotiating your job offer checklistSalary negotiation worksheet

 

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