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Graduate Studies Workshops & Events

Event/Workshop Calendar | Event/Workshop Descriptions

About Our Workshops & Events


Each semester, the Office of Graduate Studies offers workshops and events for a variety of graduate students. We have multiple series with topics and discussions for both prospective students & current graduate students!

Office of Graduate Studies Events

The Office of Graduate Studies hosts special events throughout the semester, including our Week of Welcome, Research Symposiums, and Graduate Student Appreciation Week.

Prospective Student Series

Co-sponsored by Career Services, Graduate Admissions, and Graduate Studies - the Prospective Student Series focuses on what graduate school is, appying, choosing a program, and how to survive once you begin your studies.

Professional Development Series

Our Professional Development Series, co-sponsored by the Graduate & Professional Student Council and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, provides opportunities for grad students to learn and fine tune skills and knowledge that will be essential for professional development after graduating.

Postdoctoral Development Series

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is committed to providing opportunities for postdoctoral scholars to enhance their research and academic skills as a way to ensure future success as researchers, faculty, and administrators.

Electronic Thesis & Dissertation (ETD) Workshops & Help Sessions

Our ETD Resource Center has it's own set of workshops and help sessions scheduled throughout the semester. Visit the ETD Workshops & Help Sessions for calendars and information.

Calendar of Events


Date Event Time Location
March 29 Preparing for Your First Year as an Assistant Professor Event has been cancelled - Our apologies
April 3-9 Graduate Student Appreciation Week Multiple Events TBA    
April 6 Writing Workshop 3 3:00pm - 4:00pm SOC 149  
  Topic: Opinion or Informed Position? The Elements of a Sound Academic Argument
April 12 GRAD 411: Demystifying Graduate School 12:00pm & 5:00pm ALN 296 Two Sessions
April 21 Florida Statewide Graduate Student Research Symposium 12:00pm - 5:00pm IDR Galleria

Event/Workshop Descriptions (by Series)

Office of Graduate Studies Events


Florida Statewide Graduate Student Research Symposium

Sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies and the Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC)
Friday, April 21, 2017 | 12:00pm - 5:00pm | Interdisciplinary Research Building (IDR) Galleria

More Information Coming Soon

Graduate Student Appreciation Week

Sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies and the Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC)
April 3-9, 2017 | Schedule of Activities, Times, and Locations TBA

This week is all about you - our Graduate Students!

Prospective Student Series


GRAD 411: Demystifying Graduate School

Facilitated by Gary Oliver
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 | 12:00pm & 5:00pm (Two sessions) | ALN 296

Interested in attending graduate school but not sure where to start? GRAD 411 will provide participants with practical, straightforward information about graduate school. Additional information will also be shared on the benefits of obtaining a master's or doctoral degree, the general application process, and sources of financial support.

Professional Development Series


Writing Workshop 3

Topic: Opinion or Informed Position? The Elements of a Sound Academic Argument
Facilitator: Dr. Vernetta K. Williams
Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm | SOC (Social Sciences Building) 149
NO REGISTRATION NEEDED - SEATING LIMITED

Much of the writing at the graduate level is persuasive in nature. Understanding what comprises a strong argument is essential for developing as a scholar who can publish, present and write in reputable academic venues. This workshop delineates that various parts of an effective argument.

Postdoctoral Development Series


Preparing for Your First Year as an Assistant Professor

Event has been Cancelled. Please check back for new events!