Professional Development Workshop Series

University Libraries Graduate Student Workshops

  • Endnote Basic- 9/25- 11 AM, Strozier 0005A; 10/7- 1 PM, Strozier 0005A
  • Best Practices in Data Management- 9/30- 2 PM, Strozier 0005A; 11/13- 7 PM , Dirac 208
  • Refworks- 10/1- 11 AM, Strozier 0005A
  • Zotero- 10/2- 1 PM, Strozier 0005A; 10/14- 11 AM, Strozier 0005A
  • Mendeley- 10/15- 4 PM, Dirac 208
  • Introduction to Open Access- 10/21- 11 AM, Strozier 0005A; 10/22- 3 PM, Dirac 208
  • Creating Engaging Poster Presentations- 10/29- 1 PM, Strozier 0005A
  • Copyright and Dissertation- 11/5- 11 AM, Strozier 0005A; 11/6- 2 PM, Dirac 208
  • Academic Social Networks- 11/19- 11 AM, Dirac 208; 11/20, 3 PM, Strozier 0005A

The Graduate School partners with the FSU Career Center , the Office of Graduate Fellowships & Awards , the University Libraries , and the Leadership Center in offering professional development workshops during the academic year and summer terms as well. The University Libraries offers many research-oriented workshops that may be used to meet requirements of the Preparing Future Faculty and Preparing Future Professionals Certificates. Below, the fall 2014 workshops are categorized by three stages of pursuing a graduate degree:  Early stage, Middle stage, and Late stage. Students and postdoctoral scholars may attend workshops more than once and during any stage of pursuing a graduate degree. The labels simply provide a suggested timeframe for attendance. Some workshops may be appropriate at all stages and will be labeled All stages. Some of our workshops are conducted every other year. For example, last spring, we offered the Contracts & Grants Workshop, while February 6, 2015, we will conduct the Faculty in a Research University: Expectations, Opportunities and Challenges Workshop.

Click here for a list of other campus-wide professional development opportunities.

Fall 2014 Upcoming Workshops:

Preparing your Fellowship Application [All Stages](Series)

Room 3009 of the Honors, Scholars, and Fellows House, 127 Honors Way

CV and Resume: September 25th, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Presenter: Dr. Keisha John, Assistant Dean and Director of OGFA

Description: The first in the fellowship application preparation series – learn what to include and what not to include on your application resume and CV and ensure you match the needs of the sponsoring agency. Yes, these are very different from the documents you used for your graduate school application or jobs.

 

Do you have questions about formatting or submitting your thesis, dissertation or treatise?

September 25th; 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Scholars Commons 5A, Strozier Library

Do you have questions about the Graduate School’s requirements on formatting, the submission process or being cleared for graduation? This workshop addresses questions of proper formatting, along with helpful tips for formatting properly in Word, and how and when to submit your manuscript. It also addresses issues of copyright, IRB/ACUC approvals and other questions that may arise during the process. This workshop is recommended for all thesis/dissertation/treatise-track students at least one semester prior to intended defense, but is open to all students at any stage in their manuscript process. Students are encouraged to bring their manuscript draft on a laptop or flash drive.

Registration is not required. Does not qualify for PFF, PFP or PIE credit.

 

NNSA Graduate Fellowship Program Presentation

September 26, 2014; 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

3009 Honors, Scholars, and Fellows House

Presenter: Staci R. Brown

Staci R. Brown is a current NNSA Graduate Program Fellow, and will be presenting a talk on graduate opportunities at NNSA. For technical or policy students interested in global nuclear security, nonproliferation, or radiological/nuclear technologies, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Fellowship Program offers an unmatched opportunity. Fellows in this highly specialized program prepare to become next-generation leaders in global nuclear security, while gaining unique experience working with both technology and policy implementers. During the 12- month term, Fellows work alongside NNSA experts in Washington, D.C. or other NNSA site locations, helping shape the vision for future technologies related to detection of nuclear materials and the security of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile. If you would like to hear more about NNSA, please attend Staci’s talk.

 

Communicating In English: Overcoming Challenges [Early Stages]

September 30th; 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

310 Hecht House

Presenter: Dr. Maria B. Mendoza, International TA Program

Description: As an international student, you may have faced some challenges when speaking with faculty, staff and other students.  In this workshop, we will discuss some of those challenges as well as strategies to improve your ability to communicate in English, including small talk, polite requests, and negotiation of meaning. *Qualifies for PFF/PFP/PIE Credit

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_aWQ8VnTatJojt9b

 

Preparing your Fellowship Application [All Stages](Series)

Room 3009 of the Honors, Scholars, and Fellows House, 127 Honors Way

Personal Statement: October 2nd; 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Presenter: Dr. Keisha John, Assistant Dean and Director of OGFA

Description: Writing about yourself can be difficult, but we are here to help. In this session, you will receive more than the generic dos and don’ts list and leave with at least the outline for your personal statement if not a rough draft.

 

Improving E-mail Communication [Early & Middle Stages]

October 3rd; 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

315 Hecht House

Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Grill, International TA Program

Description: Does writing emails in English cause you anxiety? Do you feel unsure of how to communicate politely and professionally? If so, this workshop will benefit you! We will cover language aspects of emailing such as how to open and close an email, phrases used for making requests, and language needed for discussing difficult situations. We'll also cover cultural aspects of e-mail writing such as levels of formality and politeness. *Qualifies for PFF/PFP/PIE Credit

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8eoFI5vji8F0S3j

 

Do you know how to put your audience to sleep? This is also known as “death by PowerPoint.”[Early & Middle Stages]

October 3rd; 3:00 PM

Scholars Commons, 5A, Strozier Library

Presenter: Dr. Judith Devine, Senior Associate Dean, FSU Graduate School

Description: Did you know that your PowerPoint is not your presentation? This workshop will clarify the reasons to use PowerPoint, and how to develop PowerPoint slides with compelling headlines or titles, enhancing colors, informative images, readable fonts, and effective backgrounds. *Qualifies for PFF/PFP/PIE Credit

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3rUR7kSLzuCK5Ux

 

Get Great Course Evaluations [Early & Middle Stages]

October 6, 2014: 3:30 PM-5 PM

3009 Honors, Scholars, and Fellows House

Presenters: PIE Graduate Student Teaching Associates: Brandon Brice, Economics, Florida State University; Timothy Pressley, Educational Psychology & Learning Systems (EPLS), Florida State University

 Description: In this session you will learn about how your course will be evaluated by your students and what type of TAs have gotten good course evaluations. If you are not sure you are doing the right thing, bring your questions to the workshop, experienced TAs will help you. *Qualifies for PFF/PFP/PIE Credit

*Click here  to register by October 2nd, 2014.

 

Preparing your Fellowship Application [All Stages](Series)

Room 3009 of the Honors, Scholars, and Fellows House, 127 Honors Way

Research Statements and Proposals: October 9th; 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Presenter: Dr. Keisha John, Assistant Dean and Director of OGFA

Description: Join us in this hands-on writing workshop that will focus on persuasive writing techniques for proposals. Topics include: essential points to address in the application, writing strategies for the interdisciplinary review committee, and participants will also experience being a member of a review committee.

 

Do you have questions about formatting or submitting your thesis, dissertation or treatise?

October 10th; 12:00 - 2:00 PM

Scholars Commons 5A, Strozier Library

Do you have questions about the Graduate School’s requirements on formatting, the submission process or being cleared for graduation? This workshop addresses questions of proper formatting, along with helpful tips for formatting properly in Word, and how and when to submit your manuscript. It also addresses issues of copyright, IRB/ACUC approvals and other questions that may arise during the process. This workshop is recommended for all thesis/dissertation/treatise-track students at least one semester prior to intended defense, but is open to all students at any stage in their manuscript process. Students are encouraged to bring their manuscript draft on a laptop or flash drive.

Registration is not required. Does not qualify for PFF, PFP or PIE credit.

 

Do you have questions about formatting or submitting your thesis, dissertation or treatise?

October 13th; 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Scholars Commons 5A, Strozier Library

Do you have questions about the Graduate School’s requirements on formatting, the submission process or being cleared for graduation? This workshop addresses questions of proper formatting, along with helpful tips for formatting properly in Word, and how and when to submit your manuscript. It also addresses issues of copyright, IRB/ACUC approvals and other questions that may arise during the process. This workshop is recommended for all thesis/dissertation/treatise-track students at least one semester prior to intended defense, but is open to all students at any stage in their manuscript process. Students are encouraged to bring their manuscript draft on a laptop or flash drive.

Registration is not required. Does not qualify for PFF, PFP or PIE credit.

 

Interviewing for positions outside of academia: How to prepare [Late Stage]

October 23, 2014, 3:00-4:30 PM

Dunlap Career Center, 1006

Presenter: Dr. Janet Lenz, Associate Director, FSU Career Center

Description: Interviewing is the most widely accepted method of selecting employees.The goal of an interview is to find out ifyou fit with the organization, if you havethe skills you say you have, and if you can do the job. Based on your resume,they already have a good idea of your skill set. So the primary reason for the interview is to assess your personality and to fact check your skills. This workshop will clarify your role as the interviewee and how to prepare. *Qualifies for PFF/PFP/PIE Credit

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_42TA9Qva2msy5Ux

 

Question Handling for International TAs [Early Stage]

October 27, 2014; 3:30 PM-5 PM & 5 PM-6:30 PM

3009 Honors, Scholars, and Fellows House

Presenters: Dr. Lisa Liseno, Assistant Dean of the Graduate School, and Director of the Program for Instructional Excellence and Fellows Society, Florida State University
PIE Graduate Student Teaching Associate: Mia Gormandy, Musicology, Florida State University

Description: Question-handling can be very challenging for TAs whose first language is not English. This workshop will teach strategies, language and expressions in American English for answering and deflecting questions in the American classroom. Do you want to learn what to say to create a question-friendly atmosphere, how to clarify what is actually being asked, language for negotiating answering a question, and ways to maintain focus in the classroom by gently and politely deflecting questions that are too far off topic? Join us! We'll provide the coffee. *Qualifies for PFF/PFP/PIE Credit

*Click here  to register for the 3:30-5:00 pm session by October 23rd, 2014.

  Click here  to register for the 5:00-6:30 pm session by October 23rd, 2014.

 

Navigating Social Media [All Stages]

October 29th, 2014; 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Scholars Commons Classroom, 05A (basement of Strozier Library)

Presenters: Mary Buzzetta

Description: Do you know how to use social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) to search for a position inside or outside of academia? Do you know the most professional characteristics of networking with social media? Who should have access to your profile, friends and photographs? You will leave this interactive workshop with answers to these and other questions as you prepare to enter the job market. *Qualifies for PFF/PFP/PIE Credit

Register here: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6PAbekT75yBddQh

 

SPEAK Test Information Session 

October 30; 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

310 Hecht House

Presenter: Dr. Maria B. Mendoza, International TA Program

Description: If you are not familiar with the test, this session will include a discussion of the test format and scoring procedures.   The presenters will go over the practice test. The standards for teaching assistants will also be discussed.This session is open to faculty and staff.

Please register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8eoFI5vji8F0S3j

 

Nervous about your conference/seminar presentation? Feeling unprepared? Thinking about cancelling? [Middle & Late Stages]

November 6, 2014, 3:00 – 4:30 PM

Scholars Commons, 05A, Strozier

Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Proffitt, Associate Professor, School of Communication

Description: When the workshop ends, you will replace your nervousness with confidence that you will present your research with clarity, succinctly, and calmly.  Among other points, Dr. Profitt will discuss your presentation’s structure and delivery, the use of visual aids, and how to prepare for questions from the audience. *Qualifies for PFF/PFP/PIE Credit

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cOY2RlU4pOFNvnv

 

Negotiating Job Offers [Late Stage]

November 13, 2014, 3:00-4:30 PM

Dunlap Career Center, 1006

Presenter: Dr. Janet Lenz, Associate Director, FSU Career Center

Description: Did you know that you can prepare to negotiate job offers? This workshop will include discussion of the uniqueness of each negotiation, factors that may be negotiated, what is involved in making the best decision, how to negotiate from a point of power, and the final steps. *Qualifies for PFF/PFP/PIE Credit

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eD4CVD5KGhJfpNX

 

How to Teach with Technology [Early & Middle Stages]

November 19, 2014; 3:30 PM-5 PM

3009 Honors, Scholars, and Fellows House

Presenters: PIE Graduate Student Teaching Associates: Jeremiah Campbell, Nutrition, Food, and Exercise Science, Florida State University; Luis Santiago, Urban & Regional Planning, Florida State University

*Click here  to register by November 16th, 2014.

*Qualifies for PFF/PFP/PIE Credit

 

*PFF = Preparing Future Faculty Certificate Program

*PFP = Preparing Future Professionals Certificate Program

*PIE = Program for Instructional Excellence Advanced Certificate