From University of Missouri to AU: A Dialogue about Inclusiveness and Diversity in Grad Education
A Graduate Student Centered Dialogue on Diversity and Inclusiveness. This event will be an opportunity for graduate students to speak directly to university leadership in small groups about your stories and experiences as they relate to diversity and inclusion. We welcome everyone in the AU community to attend this event. We will be discussing the experiences and concerns of LGBTQ, veterans, older, non-US citizens, and ethnic minority graduate students as well as allies who support them. Various viewpoints and perspectives are encouraged. Please RSVP at the bottom of the page.
April 18, 2016 5:30-7:30 PM Mary Graydon Center 4-5 (University Club) Refreshments will be served
Graduate Enhancement Workshop Series
Note that workshop times, locations and descriptions are subject to change at any time. All workshops will be held in the Graduate Research Center in Bender Library unless otherwise noted. Updates will be posted here - so check back often!
We are proud to partner with the Academic Support and Access Center to host a series of Saturday Graduate Workshops in
Spring 2016. Click here to see offerings.
Doctoral Student Research Scholarship Prep Workshop
Learn about the application process for the Office of Graduate Studies' own Doctoral Research Scholarship and how to submit a high-quality application that will receive funding! Successful applicants may receive up to $5,000 towards expenses incurred while completing doctoral research. The application is due March 9, 2016. This workshop is intended for PhD students only.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 5:30 to 6:30 PM Grad Research Center
Speed Reading and Speed Writing: How to Make the Most out of Your Limited Time in Grad School
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 6:00-7:00PM Grad Research Center
Putting LinkedIn to Use
Most of us already have a LinkedIn profile, but are we using it to its full advantage? LinkedIn provides amazing tools to help you connect with other professionals in your field and is invaluable in helping you to find job opportunities. In this live demonstration, you'll learn valuable tips, such as how to easily find alumni and identify contacts in organizations of interest. Most importantly, you'll learn how LinkedIn can help you identify opportunities! Don't let your profile sit idle- attend this session and become truly connected. (This workshop is also appropriate if you have never used LinkedIn!).
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 5:30 to 6:30PM Grad Research Center
Mastering Your Graduate (Re)Sources
Thursday, March 3, 2016 6:00-7:00PM Library, Room 115
Making the Most of Mentoring for Graduate Students
Are you a grad student looking to build a productive and professionally rewarding relationship with a faculty mentor? Then join us to discuss: what to look for in a Mentor, the importance of communication and expectations, discussing and handling differences. We’ll share worksheets, resources, and tools that will help make a mentoring relationship successful! Tuesday, March 15, 2016 5:30-6:30 PM Grad Research Center
Technology to Stay Organized
Readings! Research! Notes! There are so many materials
involved in graduate study that oftentimes things get sloppy, disorganized, or
even lost. This workshop will teach you some tech tools for keeping your
readings, notes, research, projects, and papers all tidy and organized for easy
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 5:30-6:30 PM Graduate Research Center
Theses and Dissertations: The Electronic Submission Process
This session will provide critical information about the thesis and dissertation completion process, including: formatting requirements, the online submission system, your publishing options, and copyright considerations. Whether you are just beginning your thesis or dissertation, or plan to submit it this semester, come learn about the resources available to help you.
Monday, March 21, 2016 5:30-6:30PM Graduate Research Center
Networking for Graduate Students
Do you find networking confusing or stressful, or want to refine skills you already have? Join us as we discuss tips and strategies to improve your networking skills! Julia Beyer, an advisor from the Career Center, will be on hand to answer questions and teach participants new ways to approach this important career tool.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 5:30-6:30PM Grad Research Center
An Overview of Grant Writing
This interactive workshop will look at the fundamentals of proposal writing in the context of a successful funding strategy. It will examine the process of matching a project to a potential funder’s interests and presenting it in the most effective way. April 6, 2016 4:30-5:30PM Graduate Research Center
Wrapping It All Up: Lit Reviews and Revision
Thursday, April 7, 2016 6:00-7:00PM Library, Room 115
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