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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.

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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.



Spring Schedule

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

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 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 – External Funding Coordinator, The Graduate College

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

Location:
Alkek 106
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512.245.2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu/events/shoptalks
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

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Research Development: Introduction to the 3MT®

Location:
Alkek 106
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512.245.2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu/events/shoptalks
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

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

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Degree Success: Grad School 101 (Webinar)

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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Research Development: Graduate Funding Opportunities Database (Webinar)

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 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 – External Funding Coordinator, The Graduate College

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Degree Success: Thesis and Dissertation Boot Camp Part I

Location:
ASBN 100
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512.245.2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu/events/shoptalks
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 getting started: brainstorming, researching, outlining, mind mapping, and creating a timeline.

Presented by: Jess Reynolds - Graduate Coordinator, The Writing Center

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Degree Success: Getting the Mentoring You Need

Location:
Alkek 106
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512.245.2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu/events/shoptalks
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 Management and Planning

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Research Development: Academic Researcher Profiles: Getting Starts + Tips for Success (Webinar)

Location:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512-245-2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu/events/shoptalks
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
Are you publishing or presenting research in your discipline? Do you want to make the most of the impact of your research? Develop an online researcher profile and make your research more discoverable by researchers globally.

Online tools such as ORCID, ResearchGate, Web of Science, and Google Scholar Citations can be useful for establishing a successful online academic profile. They can increase the impact of your research, ensure credit for your work, and streamline the publishing and grant-funding process.

In this webinar we will show some examples of successful online researcher profiles and the impact you can make by management of your online academic environment.

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

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Career Prep: Employer Advice and Networking Tips

Location:
LBJ 3-13
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512.245.2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu/events/shoptalks
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.

4:00-4:15pm Check in
4:15-5:00pm Employer Panel
5:00-5:45pm Guided Networking Practice
5:45-6:15pm Networking Reception

The employer panel session will take place from 4:15-5:00pm and will be available via live-stream for off-campus students. Please email shoptalks@txstate.edu for access information.

Presented by: Career Services and The Gradaute College

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Degree Success: Where does the time go? Techniques for Time Management in Grad School (Webinar)

Location:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512.245.2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu/events/shoptalks
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
Graduate school is time-consuming. Learning to balance life, work, and class assignments is challenging. This session will provide attendees with tips and techniques for evaluating and managing their time. Students will leave the session with a variety of strategies for effective time management.

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

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Career Prep: Academic Job Search Part III: Negotiations (Webinar)

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 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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Research Development: Copyright for Graduate Students

Location:
Alkek 106
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512.245.2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu/events/shoptalks
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, as well as.

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

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Degree Success: Graduate Student's Library Survival Guide (Webinar)

Location:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512.245.2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu/events/shoptalks
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
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. This Shop Talk covers advanced usage of library databases, finding the correct sources, utilizing the reference section, identifying important articles through citation analysis, searching other libraries and more.

Presented by: Charles Allan - Librarian, University Library

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Degree Success: Thesis and Dissertation Boot Camp Part II

Location:
ASBN 100
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512-245-2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu/events/shoptalks
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 tone, audience, and being a scholarly writer.

Presented by: Jess Reynolds - Graduate Coordinator, The Writing Center

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Career Prep: Resumes + Cover Letters

Location:
Alkek 106
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 generic/template cover letter and resume 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 tips to customize and target your cover letter and resume to showcase the best you!

Presented by: Madison Taber-Smith - Career Advisor, Career Services

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Career Prep: Advanced LinkedIn

Location:
Alkek 106
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512.245.2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu/events/shoptalks
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
In this session you will learn how to use linked in to make real connections for your academic, professional, and personal benefit. Dr. Rohde will share strategies for incorporating LinkedIn into your regular routine and examples of how using this platform has been beneficial for him. Bring all your LinkedIn questions!

Presented by: Dr. Rodney Rohde - Program Chair and Professor, Clinical Laboratory Science

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Degree Success: Grad School 101

Location:
Alkek 106
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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Career Prep: How to Request Letters of Recommendation (Webinar)

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

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Career Prep: Job Search Boot Camp

Location:
Alkek 106
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512.245.2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu/events/shoptalks
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
Kickstart your career prep in our first-ever Job Search Boot Camp! This Shop Talk features experts from Career Services who will present best practices in searching for jobs, writing a resume and cover letter, and interviewing. There will also be time at the end of the session to ask questions and receive feedback on your resume or cover letter.

Presented by: Madison Taber-Smith - Career Advisor, Career Services

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Career Prep: Exploring Careers in Local Governance: A Practical, Comprehensive Approach

Location:
Alkek 106
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 will introduce you to a variety of job opportunities in government through practical, actionable strategies. Learn how to find jobs in local government that would help you enter the field of governance/public administration while still maintaining your identities as accountants, architects, social workers, geographers, finance professionals, computer scientists, data analysts, health experts etc.

Presented by: Dr. Nandhini Rangarajan - Associate Professor, Political Science and Mr. James Earp - Assistant City Manager, City of Kyle

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Career Prep: Exploring Careers in Local Governance: A Practical, Comprehensive Approach

Location:
Alkek 106
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 will introduce you to a variety of job opportunities in government through practical, actionable strategies. Learn how to find jobs in local government that would help you enter the field of governance/public administration while still maintaining your identities as accountants, architects, social workers, geographers, finance professionals, computer scientists, data analysts, health experts etc.

Presented by: Dr. Nandhini Rangarajan - Associate Professor, Political Science and Mr. James Earp - Assistant City Manager, City of Kyle

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Research Development: Where to Publish? Navigating the Journal Jungle and Avoiding Predators (Webinar)

Location:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512-245-2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu/events/shoptalks
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
The world of scholarly publishing is changing and evolving in many directions.
This workshop is designed to help authors find and use library and other tools to navigate the complex publishing landscape.

Topics covered in the workshop include-
  • Tools to identify publishing venues
  • How to evaluate journals
  • Tips for avoiding "predatory publishers"
  • Understanding Open Access journal options

Presented by: Margaret Vaverek, Selena Hinojosa, and Stephanie Towery - Librarian, University Library

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Degree Success: Strategies for a Successful Thesis or Dissertation

Location:
Alkek 106
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512.245.2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu/events/shoptalks
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

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Career Prep: Navigating the Transition from Graduate Student to Professional (Webinar)

Location:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512-245-2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu/events/shoptalks
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 Advisor, Career Services

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Research Development: RefWorks (Webinar)

Location:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512-245-2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu/events/shoptalks
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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Research Development: IRB Survival Skills

Location:
Alkek 106
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512.245.2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu/events/shoptalks
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: Monica Gonzales – Compliance Specialist, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

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Degree Success: Thesis and Dissertation Boot Camp Part III

Location:
ASBN 100
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512-245-2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu/events/shoptalks
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 formatting and citation style.

Presented by: Jess Reynolds - Graduate Coordinator, The Writing Center

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

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 is part of a series that 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 the stages of the writing process. 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 - External Funding Coordinator, The Graduate College

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Research Development: Pivot Funding Database Training (Webinar)

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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Degree Success: Formatting Your Thesis or Dissertation (Webinar)

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: Teresa Donnell – Senior Degree Audit Specialist, The Graduate College

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Degree Success: Formatting Your Thesis or Dissertation

Location:
Alkek 106
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: Teresa Donnell – Senior Degree Audit Specialist, The Graduate College

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Degree Success: Formatting Your Thesis or Dissertation (Webinar)

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: Teresa Donnell – Senior Degree Audit Specialist, The Graduate College

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Degree Success: Thesis and Dissertation Boot Camp Part IV

Location:
ASBN 100
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512-245-2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu/events/shoptalks
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.

Presented by: Jess Reynolds - Graduate Coordinator, The Writing Center

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Career Prep: Grants Part IV: Creating a Budget for a Grant Proposal

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 is part of a series that 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 - External Funding Coordinator, The Graduate College

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Research Development: Graduate College Funding (Webinar)

Location:
Online
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512-245-2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu/events/shoptalks
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
Did you know there are several funding sources available through The Graduate College? This session will focus on research support fellowships and conference travel funds available for graduate students. The presenter will also briefly discuss the scholarships available through The Graduate College and will provide links to other funding resources available external to The Graduate College.

Presented by: Rebecca Torres - Graduate Funding Specialist, The Graduate College

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Career Prep: Salary Negotiation: Maximizing Your Value

Location:
Alkek 106
Cost:
Free
Contact:
The Graduate College
512.245.2581
shoptalks@txstate.edu
gradcollege.txstate.edu/events/shoptalks
Campus Sponsor:
The Graduate College
Negotiating one’s salary is an important skill that will come in handy throughout your professional career when it comes to ensuring that you are getting paid what you are worth! However, these conversations can be an unfamiliar and uncomfortable topic for professionals at any level. Negotiation is a skill, and like any skill, it takes practice. Join us for this Shop Talk as we cover the basics of salary negotiations including taking an evidence-based approach to maximize your value, marketing your graduate degree to potential employers, and leaving emotion out of the interaction.

Presented by: Madison Taber-Smith and Bruce Howard, Career Services

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Degree Success: Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Location:
Alkek 106
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 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. Learn about this year’s competition, including eligibility requirements, the campus deadline, and the application process.

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

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Degree Success: NSF GRFP

Location:
Alkek 106
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 is for prospective applicants for the 2020 National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), for which applications will be due in fall 2019. 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 should do now to begin working on your application during the summer.

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

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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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