Loyola University Chicago

The Graduate School

Professional & Academic Development

Spring 2018

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.

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


Diversity Issues in the Classroom: Advice for Graduate Student Lecturers, Teaching & Research Assistants

Monday, January 22  |  6-7:30pm  (Information Commons 4th Floor)

In light of challenging politics and transforming attitudes about what is deemed acceptable to say in the classroom, Loyola graduate students have come together to put on a program designed for handling and negotiating issues of diversity and inclusion. The event, which takes place early in the Spring semester, is tailored for graduate students, teaching assistants, as well as research assistants. Dr. Christopher manning from the History Department will be one of the facilitators of the program.  Pizza will be provided at 6pm (first come, first served).

Please register by 48 hours before the session. Click here to RSVP.

Co-sponsored by: EDGE (Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education), Historians for a Just Society, and the Loyola University Chicago Graduate School.


Thesis/Dissertation Formatting Information Session

Tuesday, January 30  |  3-4pm

OR

Wednesday, February 7  |  4-4pm

(Both sessions will be held in Granada 420)

The Graduate School, in partnership with the library, is offering a formatting session which will include general formatting guidelines, online submission procedures, and details about copyright issues for theses and dissertations.  Space is limited so if you are interested in attending this session, please RSVP to formathelp@luc.edu to reserve a spot. Please indicate in the email which session you would like to attend.

Visit the Graduate School’s formatting page for more information about submitting your thesis/dissertation, including formatting guidelines.


Graduation Information Session

Thursday, February 8  |  4-5pm  (Granada 291)

This session will provide important information for all students planning to graduate this spring or summer and will answer the most common questions students have. Please register by 48 hours before the session. Click here to RSVP.


Identifying and Communicating Roles and Skills Outside the Academy (Career Planning Series, pt 1)

Wednesday, February 28  |  4-5pm  (IC 215)

Inside academia one’s discipline is often seen as the work, while the underlying skills and capabilities that make one successful are unspoken.  In this first part of a two part series on career development and planning, staff from the Career Development Center will explore the skills you are most interested in utilizing, connect them to roles or functions of the working world, and discuss strategies and language to best communicate those skills in a resume or CV outside of academia. This session is appropriate for any Masters or PhD student considering a career outside academia. Please register by 48 hours before the session. Click here to RSVP.


Diversity Awareness Workshop and Mixer

Friday, March 2  |  3-4pm  (McCormick Lounge)

This workshop will discuss some of the impacts that the variety of identities we carry with us have on our lives. We will end the workshop with a more relaxed social time for the participants to get to know each other better.  Please register by 48 hours before the session. Click here to RSVP.

Co-sponsored by: EDGE (Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education) and the Loyola University Chicago Graduate School.


Developing Career Identity and Effective Networking (Career Planning Series, pt 2)

Tuesday, March 20  |  4-5pm  (IC 112)

In a wide range of careers, holding a specific degree does not by itself articulate your interests, goals, and strengths. In this second of a two-part series on career planning and development, staff from the Career Development Center will discuss parameters for constructing and communicating your own personal “career identity” and explore ways to communicate that identity through networking, informational interviews, etc. This session is appropriate for any Masters or PhD student considering a career outside academia. Please register by 48 hours before the session. 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.