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Shop Talks


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. 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!   



Summer 2020 Schedule

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Location:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512-245-2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu/events/shoptalks
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
Think of this Shop Talk as a mini-orientation (or an orientation refresher)! 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! There will also be time for you to raise questions and concerns. Get the inside scoop from a seasoned graduate student who will share tips for making the most of out of your graduate studies.

Presented by: Brittany Davis - Student Development Specialist II, The Graduate College

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You can earn a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks. Learn more here.
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512.245.2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
Want to go abroad? Not sure how to pay for it? Whether you are interested in studying abroad, conducting international research, or gaining teaching experience in another country, this Shop Talk is for you! In this session, we will introduce you to the wide range of external funders that support international study, research, and teaching experiences, provide you with tools and resources to find specific funding opportunities that are a good fit for your interests, and help you gain a better understanding of the funders' goals in supporting these types of activities so that you can tailor your proposal to their needs.

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

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Did you know you can earn a Certificate of Completion by attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512.245.2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu/events/shoptalks
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
In our new virtual learning environment, online presentations are the new normal. Whether you are preparing for a professional or academic presentation, we have the strategies and tips for creating a successful and engaging presentation that will knock the socks off your viewers! In this session, we will cover:
  • applying basic presentation and public speaking skills to a virtual environment
  • using technology to engage your audience
  • creating interactivity and engagement using free tools (e.g. zoom, mentimeter, poll everywhere, kahoot)

Presented by: Dani Artaza, Recruiting Coordinator, and Brittany Davis, Student Development Specialist II - The Graduate College

Register today!

Did you know you can earn a Certificate of Completion by attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512-245-2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
Comparison and perfectionism are difficult to avoid in graduate school. This webinar will not only provide information about these issues, but it will also include activities and a discussion about how to cope with perfectionistic tendencies, as well as comparing oneself to peers.


Presented by: Erica Mathis - Program Staff, Counseling Center

Register today!

You can earn a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks. Learn more here.
Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512.245.2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu/events/shoptalks
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: Meagan Hernandez - Degree Audit Specialist, The Graduate College

Register today!

Did you know you can earn a Certificate of Completion by attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!
Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512.245.2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
Attend this Shop Talk to learn how to use the new Sage Navigator Tool (described as a "Social Sciences Literature Review Tool") to find seminal research in various disciplines and fields of study. Related sources like Web of Science and Scopus can also help you find the most cited sources. If you will be writing a literature review, this session is ideal for beginning your search!

Seminal research, sometimes referred to as pivotal or landmark studies, are articles that initially presented an idea of great importance or influence within a particular discipline or field of study. Seminal articles are highly cited in the research, so you are likely to see these sources frequently cited in other journal articles, books, dissertations, etc.

Presented by: Arlene Salazar - Librarian, University Library

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Did you know you can earn a Certificate of Completion by attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!
Click here for more information
more about event

Location:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512-245-2581
shoptalks@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 and provide strategies to use LinkedIn for job research, informational interviews, networking, job and internship searching, and following 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: Emily Hawarny - Career Counselor, Career Services

Register today!

You can earn a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks. Learn more here.
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512-245-2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College

Attend this webinar for an opportunity to practice coping skills (e.g., meditation, thought exercises) that will aid in managing feelings of stress and anxiety while in graduate school.


Presented by: Erica Mathis - Program Staff, Counseling Center

Register today!

You can earn a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks. Learn more here.
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512-245-2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
Goal setting and motivation are two major factors needed for career success. In this session, we will discuss how to set sustainable and attainable goals and how to maintain motivation through the career planning and management process. Skills gained in this Shop Talk can be applied to other academic and personal aspects of your life.

***This session was rescheduled from June 19th to June 26th in observance of A Day of Reflection and Solidarity.

Presented by: Emily Hawarny - Career Counselor, Career Services

Register today!

You can earn a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks. Learn more here.
Click here for more information
more about event
Location:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512.245.2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
In our new virtual learning environment, online presentations are the new normal. Whether you are preparing for a professional or academic presentation, we have the strategies and tips for creating a successful and engaging presentation that will knock the socks off your viewers! In this session, we will cover:

  • applying basic presentation and public speaking skills to a virtual environment
  • using technology to engage your audience
  • creating interactivity and engagement using free tools (e.g. zoom, mentimeter, poll everywhere, kahoot)

Presented by: Dani Artaza, Recruiting Coordinator, and Brittany Davis, Student Development Specialist II - The Graduate College

Register today!

Did you know you can earn a Certificate of Completion by attending Shop Talks? Read more about how you can earn our Certificate of Completion!
Click here for more information
more about event

What students are saying...

"The Shop Talks have helped improve my communication with colleagues at school, work, and even with family. The talks are well structured and organized to align with students’ time requirements and to meet the needs of the average graduate student. Most people had to pay huge sums of money to participate in workshops of this kind that offer a wealth of both academic and real-life lessons. The Shop Talk program offers all that free of charge to the graduate student, and I would encourage every graduate student not to hesitate in making the most out of the opportunity."

-Wilson Y. Pemboh, master's student in political science


Wilson Y. Pemboh
Kaelyn Dobson

"Each of the talks I attended had a positive impact on my current location in my graduate and professional career. I was able to revisit previous knowledge, establish new foundations for this degree, and plan for my future as a graduate student and as a professor. Even beyond the educational impacts, I greatly appreciated how these talks brought students from across the campus and throughout departments together for a common learning goal."

-Kaelyn Dobson, doctoral student in anthropology


"Coming from a different educational background and learning styles the Shop Talks that I have attended have helped me know more about the education system here and how things work. Shop Talks are a place where you get to meet new people and learn from their experiences. I believe the real-life experiences make learning easy and contribute towards your overall development."

-Rushali Pandya, master's student in exercise science

Rushali Pandya

  If you require accommodations due to a disability in order to participate, please contact 512.245.2281 at least 72 hours in advance of the event.

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