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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
January 4 Graduate Student Orientation 4:00pm - 6:30pm School of Music Concert Hall  
January 8 WOW Graduate Student "FRESH" Start 9:00am - 11:00am ALN 209  
January 10 Graduate Student Mid-Day Desserts 12:00pm - 2:00pm ALN 209  
January 12 GPSC Graduate Student Mixer 5:00pm - 6:30pm MSC 3705  
January 24 Individual Development Plan for Science and Engineering 2:00pm – 3:30pm EDU 213  
January 26 AAAS Florida Biomedical Career Symposium Please contact ehoyer@usf.edu for details Scripps Research Institute, Jupiter, FL  
January 27 Social Science Ph.D. Professional Development Day 10:00am – 1:30pm EDU 408A  
February 1 Academics Insight Panel – Publishing in the Biomedical Sciences 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Daniel Murphy Conference Room
February 1-2 2018 Dissertation Forum 2/1: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
2/2: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Grace Allen Room, USF Library, Tampa Campus Registration Required
February 7 ETD Workshop 1:00pm - 4:00pm TECO Room  
February 7 Individual Development Plan for Humanities and Social Sciences 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm EDU 213  
February 9 Publishing in Humanities (hosted by ATLE) 11:10 am - 12:10 pm USF Library Room 657 RSVP
February 15 ETD Worskhop 2:00pm – 5:00pm TECO Room  
February 15 Workshop #1: Get It Approved: The Necessary Components of a Thesis/Dissertation Proposal 3:00pm – 4:00pm Cooper Hall (CPR) 103  
February 15 Diversity Lecture Series with Dr. Reginald K. Ellis 3:00pm MSC 3711  
March 2 Writing Your Cover Letter, Resume, and CV for Academic Professions (Three-Part Workshop) 9:00am – 4:00pm CGS 140 RSVP
March 6 Preparing for Your First Year as an Assistant Professor 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm SOC 146 RSVP
March 7 Poster Presentation Tips 2:00pm – 3:30pm ALN 296  
March 21 10th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium 1:00pm – 4:00pm MSC Ballroom  
March 22 Provost Postdoc Symposium 12:00pm – 5:00pm TBA  
March 22 Workshop #2: You Want Me to do What? Conducting Versus Writing a Literature Review 3:00pm – 4:00pm Cooper Hall (CPR) 103  
April 16 Medical Science Liaison as a Career for Ph.D. Scientists 11:30am – 1:30pm TBA  
TBA (April) Workshop # 3: The Art of Revising: An Overview of the Right Questions to Ask 3:00pm – 4:00pm Cooper Hall (CPR) 103  
May 7 Research BootCamp® 7:30am – 6:00pm TBA  

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.

Individual Development Plan for Science and Engineering

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
2:00pm – 3:30pm
EDU 213

Description: You have put a lot of time and effort into pursuing your PhD degree. Now it's time to focus on how to leverage your expertise into a satisfying and productive career. An individual development plan (IDP) helps you explore career possibilities and set goals to follow the career path that fits you best. In this workshop, we will use the MyIDP website to generate a career plan for you. Computers will be provided. We will also talk about ways to talk to your faculty mentor about your career plans and other career resources. RSVP

AAAS Florida Biomedical Career Symposium

Friday, January 26, 2018
Scripps Research Institute, Jupiter, FL

Please contact ehoyer@usf.edu for details.

Social Science Ph.D. Professional Development Day

Saturday, January 27, 2018
10:00am – 1:30pm
EDU 408A

Agenda:

10:00amQualitative Research Methods - Arthur Bochner, Distinguished University Professor, Dept. of Communication & Carolyn Ellis, Distinguished University Professor, Dept. of Communication (particular focus on autoethnography)
11:30amLunch Break
12:00pmResearch Misconduct and Research Integrity - Julie Moore, JD - Associate Director, USF Research Integrity and Compliance
1:30pmEnd

RSVP

Academics Insight Panel – Publishing in the Biomedical Sciences

Thursday, February 1, 2018
10:30am – 12:00pm

Daniel Murphy Conference Room – Vincent Stabile Research Building @ Moffitt Cancer Center
Email mario.fernandez@moffitt.org to RSVP.

2018 Dissertation Forum

Sponsored by the University of South Florida Libraries, the Office of Graduate Studies and the Writing Studio
February 1 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm | Grace Allen Room, USF Library, Tampa Campus
February 2 | 8:30am - 4:00pm | Grace Allen Room, USF Library, Tampa Campus

This 1 and a half day event will inform you of resources and services for doctoral candidates who are currently working on prospectuses or dissertations. Sessions include information about conducting research, writing strategies, research tools, stress management and advice from recently hired assistant professors. Cost: $25.00.

For more information and to register, click here.

ETD Workshop

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
1:00pm – 4:00pm
TECO Room

Individual Development Plan for Humanities and Social Sciences

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
2:00pm – 3:30pm
EDU 213

You have put a lot of time and effort into pursuing your PhD degree. Now it's time to focus on how to leverage your expertise into a satisfying and productive career. An individual development plan (IDP) helps you explore career possibilities and set goals to follow the career path that fits you best. In this workshop, we will use the new Imagine PhD website developed by the Graduate Career Consortium to generate a career plan for you. Computers will be provided. We will also talk about ways to talk to your faculty mentor about your career plans and other career resources. RSVP

Publishing in Humanities (hosted by ATLE)

Friday, February 9, 2018
11:10am - 12:10pm
USF Library Room 657
Please RSVP for this event.

ETD Workshop

Thursday, February 15, 2018
2:00pm – 5:00pm
TECO Room

Diversity Lecture Series with Dr. Reginald K. Ellis

Thursday, February 15, 2018
3:00pm
MSC 3711

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equal Opportunity (DIEO) will be hosting a Diversity Lecture Series and Book signing on February 15th at 3pm with Dr. Reginald K. Ellis. Dr. Ellis will be giving a talk titled: Between Washington and Du Bois: The Racial Politics of James Edward Shepard. Please join us in the Marshall Student Center room 3711. This event is open to the public, if you have questions please contact Dr. Devona Foster Pierre at (813) 974-3971 or dfpierre@usf.edu.

GPSC three-part INTERACTIVE workshop series

Workshop #1: Get It Approved: The Necessary Components of a Thesis/Dissertation Proposal

Facilitated by Vernetta Williams, Ph.D.
Thursday, February 15, 2018
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Cooper Hall (CPR) 103

Master’s and doctoral students need to complete a project proposal or prospectus to be granted the opportunity to conduct research and/or write their thesis or dissertation. This workshop provides an overview of the proposal, its purpose and components with the goal of providing participants with vital information for writing a proposal or prospectus that gets approved the first time. This workshops is FREE and open to all graduate students, please contact Gary Oliver at oliverg@usf.edu for more information.

Workshop #2: You Want Me to do What? Conducting Versus Writing a Literature Review

Facilitated by Vernetta Williams, Ph.D.
Thursday, March 22, 2018
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Cooper Hall (CPR) 103

At some point during graduate study, graduate students will be asked to compose a literature review. The tasks of researching a topic, selecting relevant sources, reading the sources then analyzing and synthesizing the ideas contained within sources can be extremely daunting, consume countless hours and seem to have no end in sight. This workshop provides approaches to organizing and writing a comprehensive literature review. This workshops is FREE and open to all graduate students, please contact Gary Oliver at oliverg@usf.edu for more information.

Workshop # 3: The Art of Revising: An Overview of the Right Questions to Ask

Facilitated by Vernetta Williams, Ph.D.
April Date: TBA
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Cooper Hall (CPR) 103

Too many graduate students dread opening their writing up to critique, yet scholarly writing is marked by peer reviews and critique. As one of the most critical stages of the writing process, revision is the means by which to self and peer critique. However, too many graduate students do not understand the questions to ask when revising academic documents. This workshops walks participants through revision, using examples of writing to understand how to revise works effectively. This workshops is FREE and open to all graduate students, please contact Gary Oliver at oliverg@usf.edu for more information.

Writing Your Cover Letter, Resume, and CV for Academic Professions (Three-Part Workshop)

Friday, March 2, 2018
9:00am – 4:00pm
CGS 140

Please RSVP for this event.

Preparing for Your First Year as an Assistant Professor

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
2:30pm – 3:30pm
SOC 146

Please RSVP for this event.

Poster Presentation Tips

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
2:00pm – 3:30pm
ALN 296

10th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
1:00pm – 4:00pm
MSC Ballroom

Provost Postdoc Symposium

Thursday, March 22, 2018
12:00pm – 5:00pm
Location TBA

Medical Science Liaison as a Career for Ph.D. Scientists

Monday, April 16, 2018
11:30am – 1:30pm
Location TBA

Research BootCamp®

Monday, May 7, 2018 through Friday, May 11, 2018
7:30am – 6:00pm

The Research BootCamp® is an intensive, one-week program designed to assist women doctoral students, post-docs, and junior faculty members in developing the skills necessary for success in the academy. Historically, women have faced a number of challenges in the academy and this program assists women in their preparation to combat the historical dominance of men in higher education. Senior scholars, statisticians, and theorists facilitate workshops intended to help doctoral students conceptualize and design key components of their dissertations including: Research Question and Hypothesis Development, Literature Review, Conceptual Framework Development, Instrumentation, Methodology, and Data Analysis. Senior scholars will also mentor post-doctoral and junior faculty members in the development of manuscripts for publication, and clarification of a future research agenda. In addition to the research component, each participant will be paired with a senior USF scholar to help cultivate a mentoring relationship. The Research BootCamp will be held Monday, May 7th through Friday, May 11th from 7:30 am – 6:00 pm each day. The week long program will begin with an Opening Reception on Sunday, May 6th at 6pm for all participants. If you are interested in participating in the Research BootCamp please complete the application found here: 2018 Research BootCamp® Application. The application will close on Sunday February 25th. The Research BootCamp is supported with institutional resources made possible by a number of contributors and supporters, participants do not have out of pocket expenses. If you have questions feel free to contact Dr. Devona F. Pierre at dfpierre@usf.edu or (813) 974-3971.