Loyola University Chicago

The Graduate School

Professional & Academic Development

Fall 2017

Priority registration is given to graduate students in programs in the Graduate School. Space is limited.

All workshops and brown bags will be held at Lake Shore Campus unless otherwise noted. You may register for all sessions here. Make a note of the session(s) for which you register as you may not receive a confirmation email.

Can't make it to one of our workshops? Go to our Professional Development Resources here for archived materials and videos from workshops.


Graduate Student Funding Opportunities: External Funding Grants
Wednesday, November 29 | 4-5:30pm (LSC, Cuneo Hall 217)

Masters and Doctoral students from The Graduate School who are interested in applying for external funding, this workshop can help you get started.

We will:

  • Go over the eligibility guidelines for some upcoming national funding competitions
  • Learn about the Pivot search engine for grant funding searches
  • Explore strategies for seeking funding opportunities in your discipline or specialty

The workshop is being presented by Dr. Jessica Horowitz, Associate Dean, Graduate School and Lisa Knepshield, Fellowship Coordinator. Registration is required for the funding workshop and limited to graduate students in The Graduate School. Space is limited. Please register by 48 hours before the session. Click here to RSVP.

The 3-Minute Thesis: Engaging the Community with your Research

Thursday, November 30  |  3-4:30pm (LSC, Cuneo Hall 417)

Every researcher must communicate her research quickly and clearly to potential funders and employers, or engage diverse stakeholders in the community. This session will focus on the 3 Minute Thesis competition being held at LUC on February 15th as a tool to help you hone this valuable skills. In this session, you will:

  • learn how to conceptualize and frame research for a non-specialist audience
  • learn how to avoid common problems when discussing research in settings with diverse audiences
  • practice communicating your own research for a diverse, non-specialist audience

Join scholars from the Center for Urban Research and Learning at Loyola well-versed in conducting research with community partners. The 3 Minute Thesis competition and this seminar are appropriate for any Masters or PhD student working on a thesis or dissertation. Click here to RSVP.

Is there a workshop topic you would like to see presented? Send us an email with your suggestions to gradschool@luc.edu.