Professional Development & Academic Workshops
Priority registration is given to graduate students in programs in the Graduate School. Space is limited. Your registration will be confirmed by email.
The Graduate School’s Brown Bag Series: How to Present your Research
Wednesday February 10, 2016 │ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lake Shore Campus | Granada Center, Room 420
Graduate students are invited to bring a lunch to this one-hour discussion and learn techniques, suggestions, and tips that will help graduate students present their research. A panel of previous winners from the Interdisciplinary Research Symposium for Graduate School Students will join the discussion and explore issues such as, how to frame your research to an audience outside your discipline, how to link your research to larger societal issues, and how to engage your audience through public speaking and visual aids. Students are requested to RSVP for the event.
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Graduation Information Session
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 │ 5 pm
Water Tower Campus | Corboy Law Center Room #421
The University only holds one commencement ceremony per year in May, but we have three degree conferral dates: December, May and August. If you plan to finish your degree for May 2016 or August 2016, you may want to attend this information session which will go over the eligibility process for degree conferral and also to participate in the May 2016 commencement ceremony.
Writing Workshop: Scholarly Writing
Tuesday Feb 16th | 2:00 - 3:30 pm
LSC: Institute for Environmental Studies (IES), room 123
Tuesday Feb 23rd | 7:30 – 9:00 pm
WTC: Corboy Law Center, 206
Expectations for scholarly research are often fluid and confusing; this is in no small part due to the manner with which we interact with our sources. This interactive graduate student workshop is designed to reconsider the roles and relationships we form during our research and writing, particularly with sources but also with our own sense of investment in research, academic recognition, and publication. How and why do we select sources, and then how do we connect with them? How do we use these sources to support or empower our reasoning and overall purpose? What are the benefits and disadvantages that accompany our source choices? How are summary techniques, framing, analytical reference, analytical reaction, and authority vital elements we should not only be aware of, but prepared to use effectively and efficiently? The workshop is not designed to offer a formula, rather it is expected you will develop a more personal and confident application of your own sense of disciplinary expression. The workshop will be conducted by Michael Meinhardt, English Instructor.
Registration is required and limited to graduate students in The Graduate School. Please register by 48 hours of the session. Click here to register.
Is there a workshop topic you would like to see presented? Send us an email with your suggestions to email@example.com.
Workshop materials from previous workshops
- Graduate Student Writing Workshop
- Graduate Funding Workshop 2011
- Life Beyond the Ivory Tower
- Life Beyond the Ivory Tower (Part 2)
- Marketing Yourself Workshop (Part 1)
- Marketing Yourself Workshop (Part 2)