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professional development workshops

Professional Development for Graduate Students

The Center for Graduate Life supports the success of graduate students from all disciplines by providing numerous academic and career professional development workshops. These graduate student professional development workshops are developed with the Graduate School's five core competencies in mind:  Communication, Leadership, Teaching & Instruction, Personal & Professional Growth and Advancement, and Research & Scholarly Inquiry. All enrolled graduate students are encouraged to add value to their degrees by attending these free workshops.

Students are also encouraged to attend the various other workshops sponsored by our campus partners.

Download the current Professional Development catalog.

Workshop Categories & Registration Date/Time Location Presenter

Communications (Oral & Written)

The Organization of Academic Writing Sept. 29, 12:30-2:00 Cone 268 Dr. Lisa Russell-Pinson
Fall Dissertation Boot Camp Oct. 5-7, see link for times Cone 268 N/A
Competitive Grant Writing for Grads in STEM Oct.15, 3:30-4:45 EPIC-G287 Ms. Lesley Brown
Competitive Grant Writing for Grads in STEM Oct.16, 12:30-1:45 CHHS 128 Ms. Lesley Brown

Identifying Your Communication Style, Improving Your Professional Network

Oct. 22, 12:30-1:45 Cone 268 Ms. Shawn Smith
Academic Publishing in the Sciences Oct. 23, 3:45-5:00 Cone 268 Dr. Daniel Rabinovich
Becoming a More Confident Public Speaker Nov. 11, 10:30-12:00 Atkins 143 Ms. Debbie Baker
       

Leadership Skills

Embracing Change - Making the Most of Opportunities Sept. 23, 3:15-4:45 Cone 268 Dr. Dipti Misra-Patel
Personal and Professional Life Balance Oct. 21, 3:15-4:45 Cone 268 Dr. Dipti Misra-Patel
Leveraging Effective Conversation for Success Nov. 13, 3:30-5:00 Cone 268 Dr. Dipti Misra-Patel
       

Teaching and Instruction (Training)

A GTA Workshop:  "How's it Going Since Your First Day on the Job as a TA?" Sept. 19, 11:00-12:30 Cone 268 GTA Fellow
A GTA Workshop:  Topic TBD - registration coming soon Nov. 14, 12-2:00 Cone 268 TBD
       

Research, Ethics & Scholarly Inquiry

Mentees' Rights and Responsibilities Sept. 17, 12:00-1:30 Cone 268 Dr. Jo Ann Lee
Using the Pivot Database to Search for Funding Opportunities Oct. 1, 12:30-1:30 Cone 268 Ms. Susan Robinsion
Intermediate EndNote for Graduate Students Oct. 9, 12:30-1:45 Atkins 124 Ms. Beth Scarborough
Introducing Patents and Trademarks into your Research Nov. 13, 12:30-1:45 Atkins 124 Ms. Beth Scarborough
       

Personal & Professional Growth and Advancement

Mid-Week Mindfulness/Yoga Sessions Each Wednesday, 11:00-12:00 Cone 268 Ms. Cara Blevins
Living on a Grad Student Budget Sept. 10, 2014, 12:30-1:30 Cone 268 Mr. Timothy Saulnier
Mentees' Rights and Responsibilities Sept. 17, 12:00-1:30 Cone 268 Dr. Jo Ann Lee
Tapping Into the Hidden Job Market Sept. 25, 3:30-5:00 Cone 268 Ms. Sharon Thorpe
Understanding the Academic Search Process Oct. 28, 3:30-5:00 Cone 268 Dr. Suzanne Boyd
Advancing Yourself Professionally with LinkedIn Nov. 6, 3:30-5:00 Cone 268 Dr. Joseph Whitmeyer
       

Professional Science Master's and Other Special Topics

PSM Graduate Students:  Creating a Winning Resume for a Competitive Job Market Oct. 18, 12:00-1:45 Cone 268 Mr. James Novak
Identifying Your Communication Style, Improving Your Professional Network Oct. 22, 12:30-1:45 Cone 268 Ms. Shawn Smith
Advancing Yourself Professionally with LinkedIn Nov. 6, 3:30-5:00 Cone 268 Dr. Joseph Whitmeyer
Becoming a More Confident Public Speaker Nov. 11, 10:30-12:00 Atkins 143 Ms. Debbie Baker
       

Academic Courses and Public Lectures

GRAD 8990 - Academic Integrity Module Via Moodle Online Graduate School
GRAD 8001/6001 - Teaching at the University Level Each Semester Cone 268 Dr. Judith Krauss
GRAD 8010/6010 - Graduate Level Writing for International Students Each Semester Cone 268 Dr. Lisa Russell-Pinson
GRAD 8002/6002 - Responsible Conduct of Research Each Semester See schedule Dr. Jo Ann Lee, Dr. Glenn Boreman