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Your shop is everything that has to do with your graduate degree, from program requirements to research and everything in between. Grad College Shop Talks provide presentations in key areas of your shop — including strategizing efficient degree completion, finding research support, disseminating your scholarship, and even planning for your career. There are three categories of Shop Talks: degree success, research development, and career prep. Our Shop Talks are always free, and we invite you to join us for as many sessions as you would like. We even offer a certificate of completion which you can add to your resume!   

Degree Success
These topics include thesis/dissertation preparation and formatting, best practices in graduate-level writing, and available funding opportunities to support you as you complete your degree.

Research Development
These topics range from learning about external funding to support your research to surviving the IRB: in other words, anything and everything related to research!

Career Prep
These topics ready you for embarking on your career and include how to publish your research, prepare for interviews, navigate professional social networking sites, and craft grant proposals.


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Career Prep: How to Request Letters of Recommendation (Webinar)

Location:
Online Only
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

Requesting letters of recommendation can be stressful for many students. This interactive webinar will provide tips and best practices for requesting letters of recommendation for funding and employment applications.

Presented by: Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz – External Funding Coordinator, The Graduate College

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Did you know we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!

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Research Development: Internal Funding (Webinar)

Location:
Online Only
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

Find out about the types of funding available from The Graduate College, including scholarships, research support fellowships, and conference travel funds.

Presented by: Rebecca Torres – Graduate Student Funding Specialist, The Graduate College

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Did you know we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!

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Degree Success: Graduate House: What I Wish I Had Been Told as a New Graduate Student

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK)
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

Are you just beginning your graduate program at Texas State? Come listen to the wisdom and advice of experienced masters' and doctoral students as they discuss things they know now that they wish they had known when they began their degrees!

Presented by: The Graduate House of Representatives

Register today!

*Off-campus students: This Shop Talk will be live-streamed. Please email shoptalks@txstate.edu to request access information.

Did you know we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!

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Degree Success: Thesis and Dissertation Boot Camp Part I

Location:
Academic Services Building North (ASBN)
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

The Writing Center and The Graduate College have collaborated to present the Thesis and Dissertation Boot Camp. Attendees will meet graduate students from various programs, participate in workshops, and work on their theses or dissertations in a supportive environment. Each installment of this four-week series will cover a different topic, including the parts of a thesis/dissertation, getting started, scholarly writing, formatting, editing/revising, and common grammar concerns. We welcome attendees at all stages of the thesis/dissertation process. You are encouraged to bring in your thesis/dissertation materials, notebooks, and a laptop (if possible) as we will have time dedicated to writing.

This session will focus on getting started: brainstorming, researching, outlining, mind mapping, and creating a timeline.

Presented by: Ren VanderLind - The Writing Center

Register today!

Did you know we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!

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Research Development: IRB Survival Skills

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK)
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

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, and faculty or staff researchers understand the process from A-Z so you can submit well-prepared applications that get approved on the first review.

Presented by: Sean Rubino – Director, Research Support Services and Monica Gonzales – Compliance Specialist, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Register today!

*Off-campus students: This Shop Talk will be live-streamed. Please email shoptalks@txstate.edu to request access information.

Did you know we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!

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Research Development: Introduction to the 3MT®

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK)
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

This workshop is an introduction to the Texas State 3MT® competition, a research communication competition for master's thesis students and all PhD / EdD students that Texas State holds in the spring semester. (3MT® stands for "three minute thesis" — more information is below!) The workshop includes an overview of the 3MT®, how the competition works, and how to prepare for it. This is an introductory workshop, with no preparation needed. If you think you might be interested in the 3MT®, or are just curious about how the competition works, you are encouraged to attend! 

Read more information about the Texas State University 3MT® Competition.

Presented by: Dr. Eric Paulson – Associate Dean, The Graduate College

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*Off-campus students: This Shop Talk will be live-streamed. Please email shoptalks@txstate.edu to request access information.

Did you know we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!

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Research Development: Copyright Issues for Graduate Students

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK)
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

Learn how you can use materials for research, teaching, and publication without violating copyright, and learn how to preserve your own copyrights. In this session, you will learn how to request permissions to use copyrighted materials and learn the exceptions to the Copyright Act that can help you.

Presented by: Stephanie Towery - Copyright Officer and Librarian, University Library

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*Off-campus students: This Shop Talk will be live-streamed. Please email shoptalks@txstate.edu to request access information.

Did you know we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!

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Career Prep: Networking Event

Location:
LBJ Student Center (LBJ)
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

The Graduate College is teaming up with Career Services to host a multi-faceted event that includes a mini-workshop, employer panel, and networking reception. You'll learn networking tips from a Career Services pro, then put them into practice by the end of the event during the networking reception! Plus, potential employers in a variety of industries will describe the skills they prefer in potential new hires. 

Presented by: The Graduate College and Career Services

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Did you know we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!

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Degree Success: From the Trenches: Grad School 101 (Webinar)

Location:
Online Only
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

Think of this Shop Talk as a mini-orientation! You will learn about a variety of resources available to you, including career prep services, library tools, graduate student organizations, conference travel funding, and more. Get the inside scoop from a seasoned grad student who will share tips for making the most of out of your graduate studies and will open the floor for your questions and concerns.

Presented by: Brittany Davis – Doctoral Assistant, The Graduate College

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Did you know we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!

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Research Development: Graduate Funding Opportunities Database Training (Webinar)

Location:
Online Only
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

Looking for scholarships, fellowships, and grants? This training will introduce you to The Graduate College’s in-house funding database and teach you how to find opportunities that support your research goals.

Presented by: Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz – Research Coordinator, The Graduate College

Register today!

Did you know we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!

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Research Development: Endnote (Webinar)

Location:
Online Only
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

Endnote is a reference management application available to all Texas State University students. Attend the Endnote workshop to learn how to get started with these steps:

• Create your Endnote library 
• Import references from various databases or other sources 
• Import downloaded PDF articles 
• Organize your references into groups 
• Sign up for sync to access your library anywhere - Endnote Online 
• Share your Endnote library 
• Cite References in Word

This workshop is intended for first-time users of Endnote.

Presented by: Jessica McClean – Librarian, University Library

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Did you know we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!

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Research Development: Putting the Final Touches on Your Grad College Scholarship Application (Webinar)

Location:
Online Only
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate Collegte

This Shop Talk is for applicants for the Celebrity Classic Scholarship and/or the Graduate College Scholarship. This interactive webinar will provide tips for tailoring your CV, crafting your essay, and providing guidance to your letter writers. Find out how to make your application stand out! 

Presented by: Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz – Research Coordinator, The Graduate College

Register today!

Did you know we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!

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Degree Success: Thesis and Dissertation Boot Camp Part II

Location:
Academic Services Building North (ASBN)
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

The Writing Center and The Graduate College have collaborated to present the Thesis and Dissertation Boot Camp. Attendees will meet graduate students from various programs, participate in workshops, and work on their theses or dissertations in a supportive environment. Each installment of this four-week series will cover a different topic, including the parts of a thesis/dissertation, getting started, scholarly writing, formatting, editing/revising, and common grammar concerns. We welcome attendees at all stages of the thesis/dissertation process. You are encouraged to bring in your thesis/dissertation materials, notebooks, and a laptop (if possible) as we will have time dedicated to writing.

This session will focus on tone, audience, and scholarly writing.

Presented by: Ren VanderLind - The Writing Center

Register today!

Did you know we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!

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Degree Success: Entering the Scholarly Conversation and Writing Literature Reviews

Location:
Academic Services Building North (ASBN)
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

Do you want to learn more about writing at the graduate level? This Shop Talk will provide information about tone and audience, writing literature reviews, and tips for writing in a more scholarly manner. This Shop Talk is one of the four parts of the Thesis & Dissertation Boot Camp but has useful information for students who are not on a thesis track and who want to learn more about research writing.

Presented by: Ren VanderLind - The Writing Center

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Did you know we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!

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Degree Success: Toughness Training for Online Success (Webinar)

Location:
Online Only
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

Attend this Shop Talk to find out how to make the best use of your time and energy to be successful in online learning. Areas to be covered include:

  • Managing your time when working online
  • Creating the proper space for your home classroom 
  • Identifying the typical tools you will want to have handy – including the free ones! 
  • Knowing where to get help when you need it 
  • Understanding best practices for communicating in an online learning environment 
  • Staying on task and on time

Presented by: Dana Willett – Director, Distance and Extended Learning

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Did you know we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!

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Career Prep: Grants Part I: Introduction to Grants (Webinar)

Location:
Online Only
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

This Shop Talk is part of a series which introduces graduate students to the grant-writing process. This session will cover grant seeking and sponsored research. If you are wondering what a grant is, how to find one, and what role graduate student researchers play in the university’s grant submissions, this session is for you!

Presented by: Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz – Research Coordinator, The Graduate College

Register today!

*Did you know we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!

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Degree Success: Formatting Your Thesis or Dissertation

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK)
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

Think of this Shop Talk as Formatting 101! We will cover the document structure of a thesis or dissertation, discuss specific requirements, and end with “how-tos” to help graduate students successfully format their theses and dissertations.

Presented by: Casey Carpenter, Degree Audit Specialist, The Graduate College

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*Did you know we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!

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Career Prep: Academic Job Search Part III: Negotiations

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK)
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

This Shop Talk is designed for doctoral students seeking tenure-track and lecturer positions at four-year colleges and universities.  It covers the last part of the interview process, namely job offer negotiations.  Specifically, we will discuss which factors to consider when evaluating a job offer, what questions to ask, and how to negotiate the terms you were offered.  In addition, we will discuss concerns of dual career couples and international students.

Presented by: Dr. Andrea Golato – Dean, The Graduate College

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*Off-campus students: This Shop Talk will be live-streamed. Please email shoptalks@txstate.edu to request access information.

Did you know we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!

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Degree Success: Strategies for a Successful Thesis or Dissertation

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK)
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

Designed for doctoral or master’s students writing a thesis or dissertation (or planning to!), this Shop Talk focuses on important elements of that process and strategies for successfully completing thesis/dissertation requirements. We will discuss resources, processes and procedures, committees, the defense (including many of the questions committee members ask) and the thesis/dissertation document. Bring your questions!

Presented by: Dr. Eric Paulson – Associate Dean, The Graduate College

Register today!

*Off-campus students: This Shop Talk will be live-streamed. Please email shoptalks@txstate.edu to request access information.

Did you know we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!

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Research Development: External Funding for Graduate Students (Webinar)

Location:
Online Only
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

Are you looking for scholarships, fellowships, and grants to support your graduate study or research? This Shop Talk will introduce graduate students to the most common types and sources of funding, the mechanisms funders use to disseminate opportunities, and the search tools available at Texas State. You will also find out more about the services available through The Graduate College for students seeking external funding.

Presented by: Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz – Research Coordinator, The Graduate College

Register today!

Did you know we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!

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Degree Success: Formatting Your Thesis or Dissertation

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK)
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

Think of this Shop Talk as Formatting 101! We will cover the document structure of a thesis or dissertation, discuss specific requirements, and end with “how-tos” to help graduate students successfully format their theses and dissertations.

Presented by: Degree Audit Specialist, The Graduate College

Register today!

Did you know we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!

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Degree Success: Thesis or Dissertation Boot Camp Part III

Location:
Academic Services Building North (ASBN)
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

The Writing Center and The Graduate College have collaborated to present the Thesis and Dissertation Boot Camp. Attendees will meet graduate students from various programs, participate in workshops, and work on their theses or dissertations in a supportive environment. Each installment of this four-week series will cover a different topic, including the parts of a thesis/dissertation, getting started, scholarly writing, formatting, editing/revising, and common grammar concerns. We welcome attendees at all stages of the thesis/dissertation process. You are encouraged to bring in your thesis/dissertation materials, notebooks, and a laptop (if possible) as we will have time dedicated to writing.

This session will focus on formatting and citation style.

Presented by: Ren VanderLind – The Writing Center

Register today!

Did you know we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!

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Research Development: Funding for International Students

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK)
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

This Shop Talk is designed specifically for international students. You will learn about the types of funding available for international students, including specific scholarships, fellowships, and grant opportunities. You will also find out how to customize your funding search to find opportunities available to students who are not US citizens or permanent residents.

Presented by: Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz – Research Coordinator, The Graduate College

Register today!

*Off-campus students: This Shop Talk will be live-streamed. Please email shoptalks@txstate.edu to request access information.

Did you know we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!

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Degree Success: Getting the Mentoring You Need

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK)
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

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. By attending this 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.

Presented by: Terence Parker – Associate Director, Retention and Management Planning

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*Off-campus students: This Shop Talk will be live-streamed. Please email shoptalks@txstate.edu to request access information.

Did you know we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!

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Career Prep: Grants Part II: Writing a Grant Proposal (Webinar)

Location:
Online Only
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

This Shop Talk is part of a series which introduces graduate students to the grant-writing process. This session will focus on how to write applications for funding. Attendees will gain an understanding of the genre, purpose, and audience of grants, as well as a step-by-step guide to the grant writing process, from planning to submission. If you are applying for funding – through a grant, scholarship, or fellowship – and wondering what funders are looking for and how to sell your idea, this session is for you!

Presented by: Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz – Research Coordinator, The Graduate College

Register today!

Did you know we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!

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Career Prep: Link up with LinkedIn

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK)
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

Career Services introduces the power of professional networking through LinkedIn. This session will guide you through the creation of a professional profile, as well as provide strategies to use LinkedIn for job research, informational interviews, networking, job and internship searching, and how to follow companies. Please join us for this interactive workshop, where you will be able to create, edit, and manage your profile throughout the presentation. (Bring your laptop!)

Presented by: Madison Taber-Smith – Career Counselor, Career Services

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Did you know we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!

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Degree Success: Formatting Your Thesis or Dissertation Q&A (Webinar)

Location:
Online Only
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

This interactive lunchtime webinar is designed for students who are in the process of finalizing their theses or dissertations. The facilitator will begin with a brief overview of common mistakes found when formatting, and then participants will have time to ask any questions they may have about formatting. Come with questions, and we’ll provide the answers!

Presented by: Degree Audit Specialist, The Graduate College

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Did you know we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!

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Research Development: Pivot Funding Database Training (Webinar)

Location:
Online Only
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

Looking for funding? This training will provide you with all the information you need to take your search for external funding to the next level using Pivot. Pivot is a powerful tool for finding funding opportunities and creating customized searches. In this interactive session, you will learn how to set up your account, how to use the advanced search features to generate the best results, and how to track opportunities and save searches.

Presented by: Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz – Research Coordinator, The Graduate College

Register today!

Did you know we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!

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Degree Success: Thesis and Dissertation Boot Camp Part IV

Location:
Academic Services Building North (ASBN)
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

The Writing Center and The Graduate College have collaborated to present the Thesis and Dissertation Boot Camp. Attendees will meet graduate students from various programs, participate in workshops, and work on their theses or dissertations in a supportive environment. Each installment of this four-week series will cover a different topic, including the parts of a thesis/dissertation, getting started, scholarly writing, formatting, editing/revising, and common grammar concerns. We welcome attendees at all stages of the thesis/dissertation process. You are encouraged to bring in your thesis/dissertation materials, notebooks, and a laptop (if possible) as we will have time dedicated to writing.

This session will focus on editing, revising, and grammar.

Presented by: Ren VanderLind – The Writing Center

Register today!

Did you know we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!

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Career Prep: Going from Research to Publication

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK)
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

This shop talk highlights the benefits of engaging in research as a graduate student and the process of turning your research findings into conference presentations and published works (i.e., peer-reviewed journal manuscripts, book chapters, etc.). General information and specific tips regarding the publication process will be shared that can be applicable to graduate students in all fields of study.

Presented by: Dr. Melissa Martinez, Associate Professor, Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology

Register today!

*Off-campus students: This Shop Talk will be live-streamed. Please email shoptalks@txstate.edu to request access information.

Did you know we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!

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Degree Success: Formatting Your Thesis or Dissertation (Round Rock Campus)

Location:
Round Rock Campus; Avery
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

Think of this Shop Talk as Formatting 101! We will cover the document structure of a thesis or dissertation, discuss specific requirements, and end with “how-tos” to help graduate students successfully format their theses and dissertations.

Presented by: Degree Audit Specialist, The Graduate College

Register today!

Did you know we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!

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Degree Success: Strategies for a Successful Thesis or Dissertation (Round Rock Campus)

Location:
Round Rock Campus; Avery
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

Designed for doctoral or master’s students writing a thesis or dissertation (or planning to!), this Shop Talk focuses on important elements of that process and strategies for successfully completing thesis/dissertation requirements. We will discuss resources, processes and procedures, committees, the defense (including many of the questions committee members ask) and the thesis/dissertation document. Bring your questions!

Presented by: Dr. Eric Paulson – Associate Dean, The Graduate College

Register today!

Did you know we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!

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Career Prep: Navigating the Transition from Graduate Student to Professional

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK)
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

The transition from student to professional can be difficult to navigate. Join us for a presentation and discussion on what to expect in the workplace, how to adopt the identity of a professional, and how to become a masterful networker in order to have a smooth transition from graduate student to professional.  

Presented by: Madison Taber-Smith – Career Counselor, Career Services

Register here!

*Off-campus students: This Shop Talk will be live-streamed. Please email shoptalks@txstate.edu to request access information.

Did you know we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!

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Career Prep: Grants Part III: Creating a Budget for a Grant Proposal (Webinar)

Location:
Online Only
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

This Shop Talk is part of a series which introduces graduate students to the grant-writing process. This session will focus on the funding request at the heart of a grant proposal: budgets and budget justifications. Attendees will learn about the categories of allowable expenses, direct and indirect costs, and common formats for budgets. If you want to learn how to craft well-researched, persuasive requests for funding, this session is for you! 

Presented by: Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz – Research Coordinator, The Graduate College

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Did you know we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!

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Research Development: Tips for Graduate College Research Support Fellowship Applications (Webinar)

Location:
Online Only
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

This Shop Talk is for prospective applicants for The Graduate College’s Thesis and Doctoral Research Support Fellowships. This interactive webinar will provide tips for writing your narrative and itemizing and justifying your budget request. Find out how to make your application stand out!

Presented by: Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz – Research Coordinator, The Graduate College

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Did you know we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!

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Degree Success: Funder Focus: Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK)
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

This Shop Talk is for prospective applicants to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, which offers research, study, and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to US citizens. Graduate students may apply for Fulbright Study/Research Awards, which provide grants for individually designed research projects, or English Teaching Assistant (ETA) awards, through which grantees are placed in schools overseas to supplement local English language instruction. This Shop Talk is presented by Texas State’s Fulbright Program Adviser, who will provide information about this year’s competition, including eligibility requirements, the campus deadline, and the application process.

Presented by: Dr. Valentine Glajar – Professor, Modern Languages and Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz – Research Coordinator, The Graduate College

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*Off-campus students: This Shop Talk will be live-streamed. Please email shoptalks@txstate.edu to request access information.


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Research Development: Graduate Funding Opportunities Database Training (Webinar)

Location:
Online Only
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

Looking for scholarships, fellowships, and grants? This training will introduce you to The Graduate College’s in-house funding database and teach you how to find opportunities that meet your needs.

Presented by: Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz – Research Coordinator, The Graduate College

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Did you know we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!

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Degree Success: NSFGRFP

Location:
Alkek Library (ALK)
Cost:
FREE
Contact:
The Graduate College , 512.245.2581
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

This Shop Talk is for prospective applicants for the 2018 National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), for which applications will be due in fall 2017. The GRFP provides three years of financial support for graduate students pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), STEM education, and the social sciences. If you are an undergraduate junior or senior or a graduate student in your first year of graduate school, this workshop is for you. Find out if you are eligible and what you can do now to begin working on your application during the summer.

Presented by: Dr. Andrea Hilkovitz – Research Coordinator, The Graduate College

Register today!

*Off-campus students: This Shop Talk will be live-streamed. Please email shoptalks@txstate.edu to request access information.

Did you know we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!

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WHAT STUDENTS THINK...

"I will continue attending Shop Talks even though I have already earned the certificate!"

"I really enjoyed it. Will recommend this segment to my fellow students."

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"Fantastic information for future funding."

"I felt this was an excellent use of my time."