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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 2019 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! 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 - Student Development Specialist II, The Graduate College

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Did you know we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks? 
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more about event
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: Anna Trujillo – Degree Audit Specialist, The Graduate College

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Did you know you can earn a Certificate of Completion by attending Shop Talks?
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
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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Did you know we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks?
Click here for more information
more about event

Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512-245-2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu/events/shoptalks
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
Let’s face it, a blanket cover letter just isn’t going to cut it these days. So how can you make the best use of your time while maximizing your results? Come learn a few simple steps to customizing your cover letters.

Presented by: Emily Hawarny - Career Counselor, Career Services

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Did you know you can earn a Certificate of Completion by attending eight Shop Talks?
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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
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? 
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
This Shop Talk introduces writers to graduate-level writing expectations. It addresses graduate-level research writing with a focus on the general structure of research-based assignments such as research proposals and research studies for comprehensive exams, theses, or dissertations. Attendees will learn about the parts of these documents, the logic behind how they are written, and how to assess samples of research writing for their strengths and weaknesses in meeting the expectations of the genre. Although writing up methods, results, and conclusions will be discussed, this Shop Talk will specifically emphasize introductions and literature reviews.

Presented by: Jess Reynolds – Writing Center Coordinator, The Writing Center

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Did you know we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks?
Click here for more information
more about event

Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512-245-2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu/events/shoptalks
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.

Presented by: Emily Hawarny - Career Counselor, Career Services

Did you know you can earn a Certificate of Completion for attending eight or more Shop Talks?

Register today!
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
Finding stats to reuse can be difficult. Learn the sources for a variety of governmental, educational, and international statistics to reuse for your studies and research. Students will learn a little about the concept of Open Data, and learn sources for finding, locating, and reusing published research data, as well as proprietary data available exclusively through library subscription.

Presented by: Dianna Morganti - Librarian, University Library

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Did you know you can earn a Professional Development Certificate of Completion for your involvement in Shop Talks? 
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
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.

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 we offer a professional development certificate for attending Shop Talks?
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What students are saying...

  "The educational and experiential opportunities that I have received through the Shop Talks have added value to my life in many ways that are too numerous to count."

 "As a first-year graduate student, I found the Shop Talks extremely beneficial towards my success in my degree program. The wide variety of topics covered are a great resource to graduate students."

 "The information provided through Shop Talks has contributed to my professional development and will assist me in my graduate studies and professional pursuits."


  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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