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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
September 6 Managing Your Personal Finances 2:00pm – 3:00pm Business Administration Building (BSN) 1300 RSVP
September 18 Workshop #1: Are You Ready for Another Level? Meeting Faculty Writing Expectations in Graduate School 3:00pm – 4:00pm Social Science Building (SOC) 151  
October 11 Workshop #2: You Want Me to do What? Writing a Literature Review 3:00pm – 4:00pm Social Science Building (SOC) 151  
October 25 What is the Fulbright US Student Program? 4:00pm – 5:00pm MSC 3708  
November 15 What is the Fulbright US Student Program? 4:00pm – 5:00pm MSC 3708  
November 15 Workshop # 3: The Academic Village: Utilizing Campus Resources to Strengthen Research-Based Writing 3:00pm – 4:00pm Social Science Building (SOC) 151  

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.

Information about ETD (thesis and dissertation) workshops can be found at: http://www.grad.usf.edu/ETD_Req_01_WorkshopsAndSessions.php

Managing Your Personal Finances

Facilitated by Gessie Lipscomb, CFP and Wealth Advisor with Wealth Advisors of Tampa Bay Tuesday, September 6, 2018
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Social Science Building (SOC) 151

In this presentation, Gessie Lipscomb will cover many topics related to personal finances, savings, and debt. She will provide useful information as well as actionable tips to get you going in the right direction. Please, RSVP for the event. Contact Dr. Kiri Kilpatrick at kiri@usf.edu for more information.


The Graduate & Professional Student Council (GPSC) and the Office of Graduate Studies are offering a three-part INTERACTIVE workshop series designed to help students improve their writing and research abilities. Below are the names, description and dates of each workshop:

Workshop #1: Are You Ready for Another Level? Meeting Faculty Writing Expectations in Graduate School

Facilitated by Vernetta Williams, Ph.D. Tuesday, September 18, 2018
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Social Science Building (SOC) 151

Writing at the master's and doctoral degree levels is not the same as undergraduate research writing. Unfortunately, many graduate students start their programs unaware of the expectations, standards and conventions of scholarly writing. In this workshop, participants gain valuable information for acclimating to a more advanced type of academic writing. All workshops are FREE and open to graduate students. Contact Gary Oliver at oliverg@usf.edu for more information.

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

Facilitated by Vernetta Williams, Ph.D. Thursday, October 11, 2018
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Social Science Building (SOC) 151

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. All workshops are FREE and open to graduate students. Contact Gary Oliver at oliverg@usf.edu for more information.

What is the Fulbright US Student Program?

Facilitated by Lauren Chambers, MPH Thursday, October 25, 2018
4:00pm – 5:00pm
MSC 3708

Have you ever wondered "what is the Fulbright US Student Program" and "how can I apply"? The Fulbright US Student Program is the largest exchange program in the world and sends students abroad for up to a year to conduct an independent research project, undertake a master's degree or teach English. Join USF's Fulbright Program Advisor, Ms. Lauren Chambers to learn more about the Fulbright US Student Program, how you can become a competitive applicant, and how to apply through the Office of National Scholarships. Contact Ms. Chambers at lschumac@honors.usf.edu for more information.

What is the Fulbright US Student Program?

Facilitated by Lauren Chambers, MPH Thursday, November 15, 2018
4:00pm – 5:00pm
MSC 3708

Have you ever wondered "what is the Fulbright US Student Program" and "how can I apply"? The Fulbright US Student Program is the largest exchange program in the world and sends students abroad for up to a year to conduct an independent research project, undertake a master's degree or teach English. Join USF's Fulbright Program Advisor, Ms. Lauren Chambers to learn more about the Fulbright US Student Program, how you can become a competitive applicant, and how to apply through the Office of National Scholarships. Contact Ms. Chambers at lschumac@honors.usf.edu for more information.

Workshop # 3: The Academic Village: Utilizing Campus Resources to Strengthen Research-Based Writing

Facilitated by Vernetta Williams, Ph.D. Thursday, November 15, 2018
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Social Science Building (SOC) 151

Often, graduate students are unfamiliar with how best to utilize campus writing and research supports to save time and efforts in producing quality research based writing. Therefore, scholars often waste valuable time doing activities that can be done much quicker with the right personnel and guidance. This workshop provides top tips for utilizing librarians, the Writing Studio and citation software. All workshops are FREE and open to graduate students. Contact Gary Oliver at oliverg@usf.edu for more information.