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Workshops & Events

Date Event Time Location RSVP
 January 29  Career and Job Search Strategies for Graduate Students 3:30 - 4:30 pm

ISA 3048
Live Streaming also available!

RSVP in Handshake!
January 30 Electronic Thesis & Dissertations (ETD) Workshop 2:00 - 4:00 pm

BSN 1201
Live Streaming also available!

 
February 6   Individual Development Plans (STEM) 3:30 - 4:30 pm

ISA 3048
Live Streaming also available!

RSVP
February 11   Individual Development Plans (Huma, Soc Sci & Edu) 3:30 - 4:30 pm

BSN 2305
Live Streaming also available!

RSVP
February 13 Fundamentals of Copyright Law 11:15 - 12:15 pm LIB 209
Live Streaming also available!
RSVP
February 18 Resume and Cover Letter Workshop - Session I 12:30 - 1:30 pm ISA 3050 RSVP in Handshake!
February 19 Electronic Thesis & Dissertations (ETD) Workshop 1:00 - 3:00 pm EDU 316
Live Streaming also available!
 
February 25 Resume and Cover Letter Workshop - Session II 3:30 - 4:30 pm BSN 2305 RSVP in Handshake!
March 3 Designing and Presenting Posters 3:30 - 4:30 pm BSN 2305
Live Streaming also available!
RSVP
March 4 Citation Management Tools 2:00 - 3:00 pm BSN 2305
Live Streaming also available!
RSVP
March 10 Career and Job Search Strategies for Graduate Students 12:30 - 1:30 pm ISA 3048
Live Streaming also available!
RSVP in Handshake!
March 11 Literature Reviews 2:00 - 3:00 pm BSN 2305
Live Streaming also available!
RSVP
March 12 Scholarly Publishing Lifecycle 12:30 - 1:30 pm ISA 3048
Live Streaming also available!
RSVP
CANCELED

Graduate Student Research Symposium 1:00 - 4:00 pm MSC Grand Ballroom  
April 7 Exploring Doctoral Career Pathways Beyond Academia 2:00 - 3:00 pm Online Sign up
April 9 To Postdoc or Not to Postdoc? 1:00 - 2:00 pm Online Sign up

2020 Virtual Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week - April 13 - 17
Detailed Event Infomration here.

April 13 Virtual Coffee & Conversation with the Associate Dean 9:00 - 10:00 am Join us at https://tinyurl.com/Virtual-Coffee001


April 13 PechaKucha Night with USF World 5:00 - 6:00 pm Join us at https://tinyurl.com/USFPechaKucha-Night-001 
April 14 Interviewing 101: How to Prepare for that Upcoming Interview 12:00 - 1:00 pm Join us at https://tinyurl.com/USFInterviewing101 
April 15 De-Stress & Stretch Virtual Stretching Exercise Class 10:30 am - 11:30 am Join us at https://tinyurl.com/USFDeStress003 
April 15 Coping with COVID-19: How to Manage Stress and Take Care of Yourself 1:00 - 2:00 pm Join us at https://tinyurl.com/Coping002 
April 16 Using the Online Library 2:00 - 3:00 pm Join us at https://tinyurl.com/USFOnlineLibrary0416 
April 17 Finding and Applying for Graduate Research Fellowships: Tips for Success 12:00 - 1:00 pm Join us at https://tinyurl.com/USFfellowships041720 
April 17 Creative Work or Study Space Competition 8:00 am - 11:59pm Post a picture of your creative work or study space on either the USF GPSC Facebook & Instagram Platforms. Most likes recieves a prize!
April 17 GPSC E-mixer 3:30 - 4:30 pm Join us at https://tinyurl.com/USFGPSC-E-mixer001 

 

Upcoming Workshops

To Postdoc or Not to Postdoc? 
Thursday, April 9, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 pm
ONLINE
Sign up: https://usf.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8B0N1VQC2CDP64J
To receive instructions on how to access the webinar, please sign up using the link above.

Are you interested in becoming an independent researcher in academia, industry, or the government? Postdoctoral training may be the key to boosting you career prospects. In this session, we will discuss what is postdoctoral training, key factors to consider when deciding to pursue postdoctoral training, and how to find postdoctoral opportunities.

 


  

2020 Virtual Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week - April 13 - 17
Detailed Event Infomration here.

 Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week


PAST WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

Career and Job Search Strategies for Graduate Students
Presented by Chad Wallace, Career Consultant, Office of Professional and Career Development
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Interdisciplinary Science Building (ISA), room 3048
RSVP in Handshake
Live streaming available. Request here.

The Office of Career Planning in collaboration with the Office of Graduate Studies invites you to our first of many workshops for this semester. This particular workshop will focus on helping graduate students with their career exploration and effective job search strategies. Topics covered in this workshop range from effective networking, informational interviews, job search strategies, and how to approach a career fair.

  

Electronic Thesis & Dissertations (ETD) Workshop
Thursday, January 30, 2020
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Business Administration Building (BSN), room 1201
Live streaming available. Request here.

The Office of Graduate Studies is offering a workshop to help students understand the requirements, responsibilities, and deadlines of the ETD process. Bring your laptop to take notes about the process and some formatting tips.

 

Individual Development Plans for STEM Scholars
Thursday, February 6, 2020
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Interdisciplinary Science Building (ISA), room 3048
RSVP
Live streaming available. Request when registering.

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.

 

Individual Development Plans for Humanities/Social Sciences/Education Scholars
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Business Administration Building (BSN), room 2305
RSVP
Live streaming available. Request when registering.

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, and Education (non-STEM disciplines). 



Fundamentals of Copyright Law
Thursday, February 13, 2020
11:15 - 12:15 pm
Tampa Library (LIB), room 209
RSVP
Live streaming available. Request when registering.

While you are researching or working on your thesis or dissertation you are making use of a wealth of different resources: published articles, books, images, software, datasets, etc.  All, or almost all, of these things are protected by intellectual property laws like copyright.  This session will introduce common copyright issues encountered during the research, publication, and the writing of theses and dissertations.

 

Resume and Cover Letter Workshop and Review
The Office of Career Planning in collaboration with the Office of Graduate Studies invites you to our Resume and Cover Letter Workshop. This particular workshop will focus on helping graduate students with creating and developing their resume/CV and cover letter for their desired industry. This is an interactive workshop so please bring a printed version of your resume/CV and/or cover letter in order to receive immediate feedback and critiques from our facilitators.

Session I:
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
12:30 – 1:30 pm
Interdisciplinary Science Building (ISA), room 3050
RSVP in Handshake

Session II:
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Business Administration Building (BSN), room 2305
RSVP in Handshake

 

Electronic Thesis & Dissertations (ETD) Workshop
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Education Building (EDU), room 316
Live streaming available. Request here.

The Office of Graduate Studies is offering a workshop to help students understand the requirements, responsibilities, and deadlines of the ETD process. Bring your laptop to take notes about the process and some formatting tips.

 

Designing and Presenting Poster Presentations
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Business Administration Building (BSN), room 2305
RSVP
Live streaming available. Request when registering.

Presenting at the 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 key aspects of designing effective posters and tips for your poster presentation.

 

Citation Management Tools
Facilitated by Maryellen Nash, Associate Librarian, USF Tampa Library and Matt Torrence, Associate Librarian, USF Tampa Library
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Business Administration Building (BSN), room 2305
RSVP
Live streaming available. Request when registering.


This session will provide you with an overview of the tools available for gathering and managing your citations. Mendeley, Zotero, and EndNote Web help save time at every stage of your research process by collecting and organizing citations and generating bibliographies. After attending this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify the basic principles of bibliographic citation management and working with library research materials.
  • Explain how bibliographic management tools can help in your research efforts
  • Select a supported citation management tool for your personal use based upon a presented overview of supported applications
  • Obtain an account with one of the USF Libraries supported citation management tools
    Collect citations from library catalogs and databases.
  • Export/Add a basic citation to the tool of your choice
  • Generate a basic works cited page

 

Career and Job Search Strategies for Graduate Students
Presented by Chad Wallace, Career Consultant, Office of Professional and Career Development
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Interdisciplinary Science Building (ISA), room 3050
RSVP in Handshake
Live streaming available. Request here.

BACK AGAIN! The Office of Career Planning in collaboration with the Office of Graduate Studies invites you to our first of many workshops for this semester. This particular workshop will focus on helping graduate students with their career exploration and effective job search strategies. Topics covered in this workshop range from effective networking, informational interviews, and job search strategies.

 

Literature Reviews
Facilitated by Maryellen Nash, Associate Librarian, USF Tampa Library
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Business Administration Building (BSN), room 2305
RSVP
Live streaming available. Request when registering.

In this workshop, participants will review strategies and pertinent library resources that will be useful  when preparing to conduct a literature review.

After attending this workshop you will be able to:                                   

Identify the purpose and features of a literature review
Assess your research question
Develop an initial search statement
Identify appropriate resources
Identify useful research strategies  (following a bibliographic trail, employing alerting services, making use of bibliographic managers)
 

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 12, 2020
12:30 - 1:30 pm
Interdisciplinary Science Building (ISA), room 3048
RSVP
Live streaming available. Request when registering.

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.

 

12th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium
Friday, March 27, 2020
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Marshall Student Center Ballroom

The 12th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium provides 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.

Twelve $500 travel awards will be given for outstanding presentations, as selected by a team of faculty judges. The winner in each category will have the opportunity to participate in the Statewide Graduate Student Research Symposium on Wednesday April 15, 2020 hosted by the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL.   

Deadline Register: Friday, February 28, 2020.
More information here.

 

Exploring Doctoral Career Pathways Beyond Academia
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
2:00 - 3:00 pm
ONLINE
Sign up: https://usf.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3gEOUyGhg18nLVj  
To receive instructions on how to access the webinar, please sign up using the link above.

What can you do with a Doctorate? In this session, we will explore a range of non-academic careers that graduate students enter and discuss ways to research different careers, including how to conduct informational interviews.

 

POSTPONED - Academic Job Market Workshop - Marketing yourself Successfully and Preparing your Professional Dossier
Facilitated by Vernetta Williams, Ph.D. and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

POSTPONED
9:00 - 4:00 pm
Marshall Student Center (MSC), room 3709
Registration Fee: $10

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is hosting a one-day workshop with Dr. Vernetta Williams to help postdocs and graduate students launch their search for faculty positions and learn how to prepare application materials that truly reflect themselves. Sessions include information on branding yourself, creating a CV, writing an authentic cover letter, tips for teaching, research, and diversity statements, and job search strategies. Participants should bring their CV to receive feedback! The event is located in the Marshall Student Center, room 3705 and the cost is $10.00. The registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, and refreshments.

For additional information, contact Dr. Kiri Kilpatrick at kiri@usf.edu.