Professional Development

Workshops & Events

Date Event Time Location RSVP

Wednesday, February 24

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session 3:30 - 4:30 pm Online Register Here*
Tuesday, March 2 Scholarly Publishing Lifecycle: From where to publish to your rights as an author
3:30 - 4:30 pm Online Register Here*
Wednesday, March 3 Career Exploration and Job Search Strategies 3:30 - 4:30 pm Online Register Here*

Wednesday, March 10

Individual Development Plans for STEM Scholars

4:00 - 5:00 pm

Online Register Here*
Wednesday, March 17 Individual Development Plans for Humanities/Social Sciences/Business/Education Scholars 4:00 - 5:00 pm Online Register Here*
Wednesday, March 24 Designing and Presenting Poster Presentations 3:30 - 4:30 pm Online Register Here*
Thursday, March 25 Career Exploration and Job Search Strategies 12:30 - 1:30 pm Online Register Here*
Friday, April 9 Virtual Graduate Student Research Symposium 1:00 – 4:00 pm Online Register Here*

*We hope you can join us at this time, but in case you can't make it, register and you will still receive the recording of the webinar.


Upcoming Events & Workshops

Fulbright U.S. Student Program Information Session

Presented by Lauren Chambers, Associate Director, Office of National Scholarships
When: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Register for Live Webinar: http://bit.ly/USFGradFulbrightInfo
Do you know what USF students have in common with Pulitzer and Nobel Prize recipients, as well as heads of state or government? The Fulbright Program!

The largest educational exchange program in history, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers fellowships for U.S. graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals (alumni) and artists to research, study, or teach English abroad for one academic year. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think.

Successful applicants have a strong academic background, a compelling project proposal or statement of purpose, demonstrated leadership potential, and flexibility and adaptability to interact successfully with the host community. Fulbright grantees’ fields of study span the fine arts, humanities, social sciences, mathematics, natural and physical sciences and professional and applied sciences.

Students spend six to nine months working on their Fulbright application materials, and do so with the assistance of the campus Fulbright Program Advisor (FPA). USF’s student FPA is Ms. Lauren Chambers, Associate Director of the Office of National Scholarships.

Join the USF Office Graduate Studies and Lauren Chambers on Wednesday, February 24 at 3:30pm for an information session regarding the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Attendees will learn about the Program, opportunities available and how to apply. *Register to receive a recording of the webinar after the scheduled event.

Scholarly Publishing Lifecycle: From where to publish to your rights as an author

Presented by Jason Boczar, Digital Scholarship and Publishing Librarian, USF Tampa Library
Thursday, March 2, 2021 from 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Register for Live Webinar: http://bit.ly/USFPublishingCycle

Scholarly publishing requires many steps. For instance, knowing where to publish your work as well as how to include your research in an open access repository. This workshop will look at the scholarly publishing lifecycle and many of the steps to move your research from a manuscript to a published piece. *Register to receive a recording of the webinar after the scheduled event.


Career Exploration and Job Search Strategies

Presented by Chad Wallace, Career Consultant, Office of Career Planning
When: Wednesday, March 3, 2021, from 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Register for Live Webinar: https://usf.joinhandshake.com/events/692147/share_preview

The Office of Career Planning in collaboration with the Office of Graduate Studies invites you to our first of many workshops for Spring 2021. This particular workshop will focus on helping graduate students with their career exploration and effective job search strategies, especially during a COVID-19 impacted job market. We would also cover resume and cover letter formatting and structure to help students update their resume. This virtual workshop will be hosted via Microsoft Teams.

*If you are unable to join us at this time, you may request access for the recorded presentation at https://bit.ly/USFJobSearch.


Individual Development Plans for STEM Scholars

Presented by Kiri Kilpatrick, PhD, Associate Director, Office of Graduate Studies
When: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Register for Live Webinar: http://bit.ly/USFIDPSTEM

Crafting an Individual Development Plan (IDP) will help you align your academic and professional development with your career goals. This process is critical to your progress and success during your graduate studies and postdoctoral fellowship. In this session, we will walk you through the entire IDP process, including exploring online tools to assess your interests and skills, developing SMART goals, and preparing for an IDP meeting with your faculty advisor. This session is aimed towards STEM scholars.

*If you are unable to join us at this time, you may also request access for the recorded presentation at http://bit.ly/USFIDPSTEM.


Individual Development Plans for Humanities/Social Sciences/Business/Education Scholars

Presented by Kiri Kilpatrick, PhD, Associate Director, Office of Graduate Studies
When: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Register for Live Webinar: http://bit.ly/USFIDPHSS

Crafting an Individual Development Plan (IDP) will help you align your academic and professional development with your career goals. This process is critical to your progress and success during your graduate studies and postdoctoral fellowship. In this session, we will walk you through the entire IDP process, including exploring Imagine PhD (an online tool), assessing your interests and skills, developing SMART goals, and preparing for an IDP meeting with your faculty advisor. This session is aimed towards scholars in Humanities, Social Sciences, Business, and Education (non-STEM disciplines).

*If you are unable to join us at these times, you may also request access for the recorded presentation at http://bit.ly/USFIDPHSS.


Designing and Presenting Poster Presentations

Presented by Ruth Bahr, Associate Dean and Kiri Kilpatrick, Associate Director, Office of Graduate Studies
When: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 from 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Register for Live Webinar: http://bit.ly/USFPosterDesign

Presenting at the virtual Graduate Student Research Symposium? Then, this session is for you! Research posters are a communication tool commonly used in the academic community to visually share your research projects and creative ideas. In this session, we will discuss pertinent information about the virtual Graduate Student Research Symposium, key aspects of designing effective posters and tips for your poster presentation. *Register for the live webinar and receive a recording of the webinar after the event.


Career Exploration and Job Search Strategies

Presented by Chad Wallace, Career Consultant, Office of Career Planning
When: Thursday, March 25, 2021, from 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Register for Live Webinar: https://usf.joinhandshake.com/events/692152/share_preview

The Office of Career Planning in collaboration with the Office of Graduate Studies invites you to our first of many workshops for Spring 2021. This particular workshop will focus on helping graduate students with their career exploration and effective job search strategies, especially during a COVID-19 impacted job market. We would also cover resume and cover letter formatting and structure to help students update their resume. This virtual workshop will be hosted via Microsoft Teams.

*If you are unable to join us at these times, you may request access for the recorded presentation at https://bit.ly/USFJobSearch.


Virtual Graduate Student Research Symposium

Presented by The Office of Graduate Studies
Friday, April 9, 2021 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Register to participate using this link: Application Submission

On Friday, April 9, 2021, the Office of Graduate Studies and the Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) will host its Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium virtually. This virtual event will provide an excellent, multidisciplinary venue for graduate students in all disciplines to present their current research as poster presentations in front of audiences ranging from students, faculty, and administrators from across the university.

Furthermore, ten (10) $500 travel awards will be given for outstanding presentations, as selected by a team of faculty judges.

The deadline to submit an abstract and register to participate in the research symposium is Monday, March 1, 2021. You can register using this link: Application Submission link. Students selected to participate will be notified no later than Friday, March 12, 2021.