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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 Responsibility 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)

Orientation to Academic Writing in the U.S. Sept. 8, 12:30-2:00 Cone 268 Dr. Lisa Russell-Pinson
The Organization of Academic Writing Sept. 29, 12:30-2:00 Cone 268 Dr. Lisa Russell-Pinson
Dissertation Boot Camp Oct. 5-7 Cone 268 N/A
Competitive Grant Writing for Grads in STEM Oct.15, 3:30-4:45 TBD Ms. Lesley Brown
Competitive Grant Writing for Grads in STEM - repeat of 10/15 workshop Oct.16, 12:30-1:45 CHHS 128 Ms. Lesley Brown

Identifying Your Communication Style, Improving Your Professional Network

Oct. 22, 12:30-2:00 Cone 268 Ms. Shawn Smith
Getting Your Scientific Article Published Oct. 23, 3:45-4:45 Cone 268 Dr. Daniel Rabinovich
Dynamic Delivery - Becoming a More Confident Speaker Nov. 11, 10:30-12:00 Fretwell 126 Ms. Debbie Baker
       

Leadership Skills

Effective Communication with Your Dissertation/Thesis Advisor Oct. 21, 3:30-4:45 Cone 268 Dr. Lisa Driscoll, et. al.
Preparing for Your Defense TBD Cone 268  
       

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 Nov. 14, 12-2:00 Cone 268 TBD
       

Research, Ethics and Scholarly Inquiry

Introduction to EndNote Sept. 10, 3:30-4:30 Atkins 124 Ms. Beth Scarborough
A Mentee's 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
Advanced EndNote 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 Responsibility and Professional Advancement (Wellness & Career)

Mid-Week Mindfulness/Yoga Sessions - each Wednesday Aug. 27, 11:00am-12:00pm Cone 268 Ms. Cara Blevins
A Grad Student Wine and Cheese Aug. 21, 4:30-6:30 Cone 268 Grad Life Fellows
Using Mindfulness to Help Manage Your Grad School Stress Aug. 27, 12:30-1:45 Atkins 158 Dr. Susan Funk
Living on a Grad Student Budget Sept. 10, 2014, 12:30-1:30 Cone 268 Mr. Timothy Saulnier
A 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
Professional Development:  Becoming a Better Student, Better Citizen, Better Candidate Sept. 30, 3:30-5:00 Cone 268 Dr. Alan Rauch
Developing a Professional Resume Oct. 18, 12:00-1:45 Cone 268 Mr. James Novack
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

Developing a Professional Resume Oct. 18, 12:00-1:45 Cone 268 Mr. James Novack
Advancing Yourself Professionally with LinkedIn Nov. 6, 3:30-5:00 Cone 268 Dr. Joseph Whitmeyer
       

Academic Courses and 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