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Writing Assistance Hours

WRC Writing Assistance in CGL
Monday-Wednesday:  2:00-5:00 pm
Thursday:  2:00-4:00 pm
Appointment required

Dissertation Consulting with Dr. Russell-Pinson
Appointment required

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)

Dissertation Day:  Overcoming Procrastination
(Future Dates:  10/2, 11/06, 12/4. Topics: TBA)
Sept. 4,10:00-4:00 Cone 268 See event listing
An Introduction to Academic Writing in the U.S. Sept. 11, 10:30-12:00 Cone 268 Dr. Lisa Russell-Pinson
Competitive Grant Writing for Graduate Students in STEM Fields Oct. 15, 12:30-1:45 CHHS 128 Lesley Brown, Office of Research & Economic Development
Fall Dissertation Boot Camp Oct. 11-13, see description for times Cone 268  
Identifying Your Communication Style, Improving Your Professional Network Oct. 23, 10:00-12:00 Cone 268 Shawn Smith, RN, MSN
Presentation Skills for Graduate School and Beyond Nov. 5, 3:30-4:45 Cone 268 Ms. Shawn Smith, RN, MSN
       

Leadership Skills - fall registration coming soon.

88 Keys to Success:  Finding your Inner Leader Oct. 22, 3:30-4:45 Cone 268 Dr. Dylan Savage
Leading Diverse Teams Nov. 10, 10:00-12:00 Cone 268 Dr. Dipti Patel-Misra
       

Teaching and Instruction (Training) - fall registration coming soon.

A GTA Workshop:  Managing Difficult Students Oct. 7, 12:30-2:00 Cone 268 Dr. Judith Krauss
How to Write a Teaching Philosophy Oct. 20, 12:00pm North Carolina Research Campus, Room 2203, Nutrition Research Institute, 500 Laureate Way, Kannapolis Dr. Judith Krauss
A GTA Workshop:  Accent Coaching for International Students Nov. 4, 12:30-2:00 Cone 268 Dr. Judith Krauss
       

Research, Ethics & Scholarly Inquiry

An Inroduction to EndNote Sept. 10, 3:45-4:45 Cone 268 Beth Scarborough, MLIS
Embracing Change:  Making the Most out of Career Opportunities Sept. 15, 10:30-12:00 Cone 268 Dr. Dipti Patel-Misra
Mentees' Rights and Responsibilities Sept. 23, 12:30-2:00 Cone 268 Dr. Jo Ann Lee
Using the Pivot Database to Search for Funding Opportunities Sept. 30, 12:30-2:00 Cone 268 Susan Robinson, Office of Research & Economic Development
       

Personal & Professional Growth and Advancement

Annual Graduate Student Fall Wine & Cheese Aug. 27, 6:30-8:30 Cone 268 Sponsored by the Center for Grad Life's GLFs and GPSG
Monday Mindfulness & Yoga  - beginning Aug. 31
 
Each Monday, 11:00-12:00 Cone 268 Cara Blevins
Job Talks and Industry Interviews Sept. 16, 12:30-1:30 Cone 268 Dr. Anita Blanchard
Professional Life After Graduation Sept. 24, 3:30-5:00 Cone 268 Dr. Alan Rauch
Achieving Work, Life, School Balance through Self-Compassion - registration coming soon Oct. 6, 10:30-12:00 Cone 268 Dr. Jennifer Webb
Building Real World Skills for Landing Your Dream Job - registration coming soon Oct. 27, 12:30-2:00 Cone 268 Maryalicia Johnson, MBA
       

Professional Science Master's and Other Special Topics

Embracing Change:  Making the Most out of Career Opportunities Sept. 15, 10:30-12:00 Cone 268 Dr. Dipti Patel-Misra
Job Talks and Industry Interviewing Sept. 16, 12:30-1:30 Cone 268 Dr. Anita Blanchard
Identifying Your Communication Style, Improving Your Professional Network Oct. 23, 10:00-12:00 Cone 268 Shawn Smith, MBA
       

Academic Courses and Public Lectures

GRAD 6020/8020 Transferable Skills for Career Success Each Semester Cone 268 Dr. Dipti Patel-Misra
GRAD 8990 - Academic Integrity Module Via Moodle Online Graduate School
GRAD 8001/6001 - Teaching at the College or University Level Each Semester Cone 268 Dr. Judith Krauss
GRAD 6011/8011 - Teaching at American Colleges and Universities: Perspectives for International Students 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 Course Schedule Dr. Jo Ann Lee, Dr. Glenn Boreman
GRAD 6100 Quantitative Methods I:  Basic Statistics and Probability Fall See Course Schedule Dr. Stephanie Moller Smith
GRAD 8103 Advanced Quantitative Methods:  Time Series Analysis and Classificatory Models See Course Schedule See Course Schedule Dr. Joseph Whitmeyer