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Graduate Studies Workshops & Events

Calendar of Events

Descriptions of the events and workshops can be found below the calendar.
Date Event Time Location
November 15 Presentation: GRAD 411: Demystifying Grad School 12:00pm - 1:00pm ALN 296  
November 15 Presentation: GRAD 411: Demystifying Grad School 5:00pm - 6:00pm ALN 296  
November 16 Workshop: Connect the Dots Academically: An Overview of Coherence Devices 3:00pm CWY 109  
November 29 Workshop: IDP for Science and Engineering (cancelled) 2:00pm - 3:30pm ALN 296 Register

Events/Workshops (by Series)

Office of Graduate Studies Events


About the Series

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

Week of Welcome - Graduate Student Fresh Start

Sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies and the Graduate and Professional Student Council
August 21, 2017 | 9:00am - 11:00am | ALN 209

Visit the Graduate Student Lounge to get a "FRESH" start to the semester with free coffee, juice and morning pastries.

Week of Welcome - Ice Cream Social

Sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies and the Graduate and Professional Student Council
August 23, 2017 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm | ALN 209

Stop by the Graduate Student Lounge for a refreshing ice-cream treat served by the Office of Graduate Studies staff and members of the Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC)!

Week of Welcome - Graduate Student Mixer

Sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies and the Graduate and Professional Student Council
August 25, 2017 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm | MSC 2708

Join members of the Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) for an afternoon of networking with other graduate students and find out about how you can become actively involved with GPSC. ALL GRADUATE STUDENTS INVITED

Funding Your Education

Sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
October 4, 2017 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm | CIS 1044

This workshop explores creative funding options to supplement your college education. This includes fellowships, Graduate Assistantship positions, and how to search for funding opportunities outside the university. There are also helpful tips to navigate the difficult terrain of a large research university.

*** The CIS room is located inside the Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications building between Cooper Hall and the College of Business. ***

Please register here

About Myers-Briggs

Sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
October 11, 2017 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm | ALN 296

This workshop explores the importance of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and how it relates to working with others in personal and/or professional settings. You will be given the MBTI personality test which identifies how you see the world and how you make decisions.

Please register here

Higher Education/Academic Administration

Sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
November 1, 2017 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm | CIS 1044

This workshops reviews how to research and apply for jobs within Higher Education Administration and the benefits of having a career in Academics.

*** The CIS room is located inside the Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications building between Cooper Hall and the College of Business. ***

Please register here

Individual Development Plan (IDP) for Science and Engineering

Sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
November 15, 2017 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm | ALN 216

This workshop will give you advice, tools, and resources to assist you in developing a sound IDP in Science and Engineering fields.

Please register here

Prospective Student Series


About the 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.

Graduate School Information Session

Sponsored by the African Student Association and the Office of Graduate Studies
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | 7:00pm | MSC 2708

Thinking about going to graduate school for a master's or doctoral degree in the near future? This presentation will give you comprehensive information about graduate school and how you can make the appropriate decision about attending graduate school based on your career aspirations.

GRAD 411: Demystifying Graduate School

Sponsored by USF Office of Admissions & Office of Graduate Studies
September 12, 2017 | 12:00pm & 5:00pm | ALN 296
November 15, 2017 | 12:00pm & 5:00pm | 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


About the 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.

Writing Workshop 1

Topic: Write Right: Understanding Faculty Expectations for Research Based Writing
Facilitator: Vernetta K. Williams, Ph.D.
September 21, 2017 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm | CWY 109
NO REGISTRATION NEEDED - SEATING LIMITED

Writing at the master’s and doctoral degree levels is not the same as undergraduate research writing. Unfortunately, many students start graduate programs unaware of the expectations, standards and conventions of scholarly writing. In this workshop, participants gain valuable information for understanding the demands of research-based writing at the advanced degree earning level.

Writing Workshop 2

Topic: Collaborative Writing: What You Need to Know to Avoid an Epic Fail
Facilitator: Dr. Vernetta K. Williams
October 19, 2017 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm | CWY 109
NO REGISTRATION NEEDED - SEATING LIMITED

Collaborative writing, whether in the form of a group-based class assignment or co-authored publication, is essential to scholarly success in most academic disciplines. Finishing a cohesive writing project with others while maintaining healthy relationships can be challenging. This workshop provides key tools to facilitate open communication, writing progress and idea cohesion in a group-based writing project.

Writing Workshop 3

Topic: Connect the Dots Academically: An Overview of Coherence Devices
Facilitator: Dr. Vernetta K. Williams
November 16, 2017 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm | CWY 109
NO REGISTRATION NEEDED - SEATING LIMITED

Strong writing is unified from sentence to sentence, paragraph to paragraph and page to page. Though many people equate transitional words with cohesion, several types of writing tools are needed to connect ideas seamlessly. This workshop introduces participants to several coherences devices that are needed to create coherent writing from the beginning to the end of a document.

Postdoctoral Development Series


About the 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.

Financial Literacy in Grad School (for Graduate students and Postdocs)

Sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
September 6, 2017 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm | MSC 3708

Buying a House (for Graduate students and Postdocs)

Sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
September 14, 2017 | 11:30am - 1:00pm | MSC 3711

AAAS (American Academy for the Advancement of Science) Science and Technology Policy Fellowships for Students and Postdocs

Sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
October 26, 2017 | 11:00am - 12:00pm | MSC 3705 | Register

AAAS is coming to USF to talk about this exciting opportunity for STEM PhD students and postdocs. The AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship are opportunities for outstanding scientists and engineers to learn first-hand about federal policymaking while using their knowledge and analytical skills to address today's most pressing societal challenges.

Read more: https://www.aaas.org/program/science-technology-policy-fellowships