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Degree Success: Thesis & Dissertation Boot Camp Part IV

Location:
100
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
shoptalks@txstate.edu
512.245.2581
gradcollege.txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College and The Writing Center
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 have a supportive environment to work on their theses or dissertations. 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.

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Career Prep: Academic Job Search Part II: Job Interviews

Location:
Alkek Library
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512.245.2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
This Shop Talk is designed for Ph.D. students seeking tenure-track and lecturer positions at four-year colleges and universities. It covers the entire interview process. Specifically, we will discuss what questions to expect during preliminary and on-campus interviews, how to interact with the interviewers before and after the interview, what to wear, how to avoid common mistakes in phone and Skype Interviews, and how to prepare for different elements of an on-campus visit. (The negotiation of job offers will be covered in a separate Shop Talk).

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.

The content for this Shop Talk is tailored for master’s/doctoral students and falls under the Career Prep category for the Shop Talk Certificate of Completion.
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Career Prep: Preparing for Research Conference Participation

Location:
Alkek Library
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512.245.2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
This Shop Talk is designed to help you better prepare for conference participation by discussing how to write a good research abstract in to maximize chances of acceptance, how to present your research paper and how to network with other students, faculty and professionals attending the conference. Conference participation enables you to build not only your vita, but also your future career!

Presented by: Dr. Sandy Rao – Assistant 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.

The content for this Shop Talk is tailored for master’s/doctoral students and falls under the Career Prep category for the Shop Talk Certificate of Completion.
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Research Development: IRB Survival Skills

Location:
Alkek Library
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512.245.2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
Are you conducting human subject research, whether for a class project or a thesis/dissertation? If so, you’ll need to  submit an application to the Institutional Review Board (IRB). The IRB reviews research that is conducted by Texas State University students, faculty, and staff to ensure that the rights and welfare of human subjects are protected. This Shop Talk will introduce students to university policies and federal regulations about research involving human subjects, as well as provide information about the application and review processes.

NEW for fall 2018: The presenter will walk you through the new application system, Kuali Protocols, which was implemented in summer 2018. Even if you have attended this session in the past, we recommend you come again to learn about important changes to the application process!

Presented by: Monica Gonzales – Compliance Specialist, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

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

The content for this Shop Talk is tailored for master’s/doctoral students and falls under the Research Development category for the Shop Talk Certificate of Completion.
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Degree Success: Formatting Your Thesis or Dissertation (Webinar)

Location:
Online Only
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512.245.2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu
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: Teresa Donnell – Degree Audit Specialist, The Graduate College

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The content for this Shop Talk is tailored for master’s/doctoral students and falls under the Degree Success category for the Shop Talk Certificate of Completion.
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Graduate House of Representatives Meeting

Location:
JCK 460; 460
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate House of Representatives
gradhouse@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Student Government and The Graduate College
The House, or the Graduate House of Representatives, is a body of student government that represents graduate students at Texas State. The House consists of two Representatives from each academic college. Representatives are nominated by the Dean of each college.

Graduate House meetings are open to all graduate students on campus.
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Running With the Graduate Deans: Dia de los Muertos 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run

Location:
SAN MARCOS, TX US 78666
Cost:
$10-30
Contact:
The Graduate College
512.245.2581
graduatecollegedean@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
The Graduate College deans and staff would like to invite you to partake in a series of local running events organized by various non-university groups and organizations in town as a way to build community and better health! Everyone who joins us at one of the events will receive a "Run With the Grad Deans" technical running shirt. For every participant wearing the shirt, the deans will put funds in the amount of the race fee into the graduate scholarship account for the coming year. So not only are you bettering your own physical well-being, you are also supporting graduate students!

Register now for the Dia de los Muertos 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run!
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Career Prep: Grants Part II: The Grant Writing Process from Start to Finish (Webinar)

Location:
Online Only
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
shoptalks@txstate.edu
512.245.2581
gradcollege.txstate.edu
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 provide a step-by-step guide to the grant writing process, from planning to submission. If you are thinking about applying for grant funding and wondering how to get started, how long it will take, and what steps are involved, this session is for you!

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

Register today!

The content for this Shop Talk is tailored for master’s/doctoral students and falls under the Career Prep category for the Shop Talk Certificate of Completion.
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Research Development: RefWorks (Webinar)

Location:
Online Only
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512.245.2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
Come to the Refworks workshop to learn how to do the following:
• Set-up your account
• Get information into Refworks
• Organize, manage, and share your references
• Create in-text citations and bibliographies in various citation styles
Additional topics may be covered depending on attendee Refworks experience, needs, and time.

Presented by: Arlene Salazar – Librarian, University Library

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The content for this Shop Talk is tailored for master’s/doctoral students and falls under the Research Development category for the Shop Talk Certificate of Completion.
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Research Development: Introduction to the 3MT®

Location:
Alkek Library
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512.245.2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
This workshop is an introduction to the 3MT® competition that Texas State holds in the spring semester (the 3MT® or three-minute thesis is a research communication competition for master's thesis students and all PhD / EdD students) 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!

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.

The content for this Shop Talk is tailored for master’s/doctoral students and falls under the Research Development category for the Shop Talk Certificate of Completion.
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Career Prep: Link Up with Linked In (Webinar)

Location:
Online Only
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512.245.2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu
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, provide strategies to use LinkedIn for job research, informational interviews, networking, job and internship searching, and demonstrate 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.

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

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The content for this Shop Talk is tailored for master’s/doctoral students and falls under the Career Prep category for the Shop Talk Certificate of Completion.
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Research Development: Graduate College Funding

Location:
Alkek Library
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512.245.2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu
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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*Off-campus students: This Shop Talk will be live-streamed. Please email shoptalks@txstate.edu to request access information.

The content for this Shop Talk is tailored for master’s/doctoral students and falls under the Research Development category for the Shop Talk 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
shoptalks@txstate.edu
512.245.2581
gradcollege.txstate.edu
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. So, come with questions, and we’ll provide the answers!

Presented by: Teresa Donnell, Senior Degree Audit Specialist, The Graduate College

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The content for this Shop Talk is tailored for master’s/doctoral students and falls under the Degree Success category for the Shop Talk Certificate of Completion.
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Research Development: Developing a Researcher Profile and Managing your Research Environment

Location:
Alkek Library
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512.245.2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
Time: 2:30-3:30pm

Various online tools such as Google Scholar, Web of Science and ORCID allow users to register for a unique number so that all of the publications of a given author can be linked together.

This has several advantages: claim all of your publications, no matter what name was used at the time of publication or how the authors were listed. Identifiers can appear in citations and be shared so that your publications are just a click away from any researcher interested in following your work.

Academic social media sites such as ResearchGate, Mendeley, and combine the social networking features of popular social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter with practical research functions such as organizing papers, generating bibliographies, and annotating PDFs. Different types of sites will be presented along with their potential usefulness for managing research workflows and building networks among other scholars.

Presented by: Lisa Ancelet – Administrative Librarian, University Library and Laura Waugh, Librarian, University Library

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The content for this Shop Talk is tailored for master’s/doctoral students.
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Research Development: Graduate Funding Opportunities Database Training (Webinar)

Location:
Online Only
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
shoptalks@txstate.edu
512.245.2581
gradcollege.txstate.edu
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 – External Funding Coordinator, The Graduate College

Register today!

The content for this Shop Talk is tailored for master’s/doctoral students and falls under the Research Development category for the Shop Talk Certificate of Completion.
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Graduate House of Representatives Meeting

Location:
JCK 460; 460
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate House of Representatives
gradhouse@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Student Government and The Graduate College
The House, or the Graduate House of Representatives, is a body of student government that represents graduate students at Texas State. The House consists of two Representatives from each academic college. Representatives are nominated by the Dean of each college.

Graduate House meetings are open to all graduate students on campus.
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Deadline to submit theses/dissertations to The Graduate College

Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512.245.2581
gradcollege@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
In order for your document to be reviewed, you must submit your thesis or dissertation by November 13, 2018. Click here for more information
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10th Annual International Research Conference for Graduate Students

Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512.245.2581
gcevents@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
The Graduate College is celebrating ten years of innovative research! Graduate students in various programs both on and off the Texas State campus will present their original research findings in a poster session held the evening of November 13 or in all-day concurrent panel sessions on November 14. Click here for more information
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Research Development: Distinguished Research Panel

Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
shoptalks@txstate.edu
512.245.2581
gradcollege.txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Conducting research is a big part of graduate studies. A panel of distinguished professors will share their expertise and advice with graduate students on topics such as the importance of conducting research, benefits and challenges of conducting research, using appropriate methodology, balancing time between research and teaching, and getting research published. This panel is part of the Ninth International Research Conference for Graduate Students. A Graduate House Representative will moderate this Panel which will be in a Q&A format. Come with your own questions and learn from these award-winning panelists.

Panelists:
Dr. Duane V. Knudson
Professor, Department of Health and Human Performance, Texas State University

Ms. Ana Carrillo Baer
Associate Professor, Department of Theatre and Dance, Texas State University

Dr. Christopher P. Rhodes
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Texas State University


Dr. John M Blair
University Distinguished Professor, Department of English
Texas State University

Register today!*

The content for this Shop Talk is tailored for master’s/doctoral students and falls under the Research Development category for the Shop Talk Certificate of Completion.

Did you know we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion! Click here for more information
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Deadline to apply for research fellowships

Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512.245.2581
gradcollege@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
In order to be considered for the graduate or doctoral research support fellowship, you must submit your application by November 15, 2018. Click here for more information
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Deadline to apply for research fellowships

Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512.245.2581
gradcollege@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
In order to be considered for the graduate or doctoral research support fellowship, you must submit your application by November 15, 2018. Click here for more information
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Career Prep: How to Request Letters of Recommendation (Webinar)

Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
shoptalks@txstate.edu
512.245.2581
gradcollege.txstate.edu
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

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!

The content for this Shop Talk is tailored for master’s/doctoral students and falls under the Career Prep category for the Shop Talk Certificate of Completion.
Click here for more information
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Research Development: Pivot™ Funding Database Training (Webinar)

Location:
Online Only
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
shoptalks@txstate.edu
512.245.2581
gradcollege.txstate.edu
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 – External Funding Coordinator, The Graduate College

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The content for this Shop Talk is tailored for master’s/doctoral students and falls under the Research Development category for the Shop Talk Certificate of Completion.
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Research Development: Tips for Graduate College Scholarship Applications (Webinar)

Location:
Online Only
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
shoptalks@txstate.edu
512.245.2581
gradcollege.txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
This Shop Talk is for prospective 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 requesting letters of recommendation. Find out how to make your application stand out!

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

Register today!

The content for this Shop Talk is tailored for master’s/doctoral students and falls under the Research Development category for the Shop Talk Certificate of Completion.
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Graduate House of Representatives Meeting

Location:
JCK 460; 460
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate House of Representatives
gradhouse@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
Student Government and The Graduate College
The House, or the Graduate House of Representatives, is a body of student government that represents graduate students at Texas State. The House consists of two Representatives from each academic college. Representatives are nominated by the Dean of each college.

Graduate House meetings are open to all graduate students on campus.
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Running With the Graduate Deans: Sights and Sounds of Christmas 5K and 1K Jingle Bell Run

Cost:
$10-25
Contact:
The Graduate College
512.245.2581
graduatecollegedean@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
The Graduate College deans and staff would like to invite you to partake in a series of local running events organized by various non-university groups and organizations in town as a way to build community and better health! Everyone who joins us at one of the events will receive a "Run With the Grad Deans" technical running shirt. For every participant wearing the shirt, the deans will put funds in the amount of the race fee into the graduate scholarship account for the coming year. So not only are you bettering your own physical well-being, you are also supporting graduate students!

Register now for the Sights and Sounds of Christmas 5K and 1K Jingle Bell Run!
Click here for more information
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Deadline to

Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512.245.2581
gradcollege@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
In order to be considered for graduate scholarships, you must submit your application by February 1, 2019. Click here for more information
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Research Development: Introduction to the 3MT®

Location:
106
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512.245.2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
This workshop is an introduction to the 3MT® competition that Texas State holds in the spring semester (the 3MT® or three-minute thesis is a research communication competition for master's thesis students and all PhD / EdD students) 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!

More information about the Texas State University 3MT® Competition can be found here:
www.gradcollege.txstate.edu/events/3mt.html

Here is some information about the 3MT®: Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ). Participants have three minutes to present a compelling oration on their thesis/dissertation research and its significance. The 3MT® Competition helps thesis and dissertation students develop academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of research students' capacity to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

The content for this Shop Talk is tailored for master’s/doctoral students and falls under the Research Development category for the Shop Talk Certificate of Completion.

To go back to the full Shop Talk schedule, click here: www.gradcollege.txstate.edu…
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