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graduate college workshops Workshops Offered This Semester

Fall 2014

Brown Bag Series

Graduate Student's Library Survival Guide

Learn the secrets of successful graduate students. In just one hour, you will understand effective research, time management, database tricks and library services you never knew existed.  Workshop covers advanced library usage of databases, finding the correct sources, the reference section, identifying important articles through citation analysis, searching other libraries and more.

Friday, September 19, 2014; 1:00 p.m to 3:00 p.m. -- Click here to register for this workshop.

IRB Survival Skills

Everything you ever wanted to know, or didn't realize you needed to know, about the process of submitting an IRB Application at Texas State.  How, What, Where, When, and Why does it take so long? We are here to help — grad students, faculty supervising thesis or dissertations, faculty or staff researchers — understand the process from A-Z so they can submit well-prepared applications that get approved on the first review.

Friday, September 26, 2014; 1:00 p.m to 2:00 p.m. -- Click here to register for this workshop.

The Academic Job Search: Putting Together an Application

This workshop is designed for doctoral students seeking tenure-track and lecturer positions at four-year colleges and universities.  The workshop will provide an overview of different types of universities, the typical timeline of job searches, and job application materials.  In addition, participants will learn where positions are posted, how to read job advertisements, and how to prepare the various documents needed for applications.  It is never too early to participate in this workshop: The earlier you know what is expected, the better you can seek out opportunities during your graduate career that will make you marketable later on.

Friday, October 3, 2014; 11:00 a.m to 12:30 p.m. -- Click here to register for this workshop.

RSS, Journal Alerts, & Other Tools for Long-term Research

Manage your information gathering for long-term research projects such as dissertations, theses, and semester long papers easier and more efficient with database tools such as journal alerts, and RSS feeds.  In this session you will learn how to set up an RSS feed reader (if you don’t have one yet) and be introduced to advanced features in research databases to help you keep track of the latest literature in your field.

Friday, October 10, 2014; 1:00 p.m to 2:00 p.m. -- Click here to register for this workshop.

Planning & Delivering Effective Research Presentations

Contemplating an upcoming research presentation?  Wondering where to begin?  Feeling a little stressed as you prepare?

Together, we have delivered over 200 research presentations.  Let us help you plan a presentation that YOU would want to hear!

This workshop will address various types of research presentations and the strategies that will help you get organized and tell a clear story of your work for multiple contexts and audiences.

Friday, October 24, 2014; 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. -- Click here to register for this workshop.

Getting the Mentoring You Need

It is well documented that graduate students are far more successful in their graduate studies and future careers if they engage in productive mentorship relationships.  Start the spring semester off on the right foot by attending this brown bag session.  You will learn how to seek out mentors, what to expect from a mentor and what your role in a mentorship relationship involves.  For those of you that plan to become university and community college professors this session will also be valuable because you are the mentors of the future.

Friday, November 7, 2014; 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. -- Click here to register for this workshop.


The Graduate College Thesis/Dissertation Workshops

Have questions about your thesis or dissertation? Then this workshop is for you! We will cover the process for writing a thesis or dissertation, from the proposal to the final submission.  We will also go over formatting, style, and how to submit your document to our office for review.  This workshop is for all students, whether just starting your document or adding the final touches.

Monday, October 6, 2014; 6:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014; 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 9, 2014; 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.

Click on one of the dates above to register for this workshop.

IRB Application Help Sessions

Graduate students planning to conduct research on human subjects are welcome to register for upcoming IRB Application Help Sessions:

OMG, I have to do an IRB Application! What IS an IRB application, anyway?
IRB app or Exemption: What's the Difference and Why Should I Care?

The sessions lisited above are offered at a variety of times and dates.  To register, click that session.