Professional Development Workshops

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The Graduate School partners with the Career Center, the Office of Graduate Fellowships & Awards, the University Libraries, the Office of Distance Learning, the Center for Global Engagement, the Center for Intensive English Studies, and the Center for Leadership and Social Change  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. Workshops are intended to provide opportunities for graduate students and postdocs to develop the following five core competencies: Communication, Teaching, Scholarly Development (advanced knowledge and skills), Professionalism (leadership, ethics, transferable skills), and Career Development. Each workshop listed below has one or more competency labels. Workshops are also intended to be appropriate at one or more stages of graduate study or postdoctoral experience: Early stage, Middle stage, Late stage, or All stages. Students and postdoctoral scholars may attend workshops more than once and during any stage. The labels simply provide suggested attendance time-frames and core competencies. Some of our workshops are conducted every other year.

For a matrix of recurring professional development opportunities grouped by core competency and labeled by stage of study, click here.

For a catalog of professional development opportunities that recur on a regular basis, during the fall, spring, and/or summer semesters, every other semester or every other academic year, and may be appropriate for one or more of the five competencies described above, click here.

For an Individual Development Plan (IDP) template that facilitates specific, attainable and measurable goal setting, click here.


June 2017 Professional Development Workshops


Thesis, Treatise, and Dissertation Workshops

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

June 1, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Strozier 5A Instruction Lab

Presenters: Pamela Brown, Manuscript Clearance Advisor; Dr. Jeffrey Norcini, Manuscript Clearance Advisor

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.


Thesis, Treatise, and Dissertation Workshops

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

June 12, 2017, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Strozier 5A Instruction Lab

Presenters: Pamela Brown, Manuscript Clearance Advisor; Dr. Jeffrey Norcini, Manuscript Clearance Advisor

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.


Establishing a Professional Online Presence Workshop [PFF/PFP/PIE]

June 14, 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Honors, Scholars and Fellows House, 4th Floor, Great Hall

Presenters: Amanda Sargent, Assistant Director, Career Center

By creating and maintaining a professional online presence, you can highlight your skills and experience for potential employers. This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdocs.

Click here to register:  https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_06uyOUsoPuWRCJf


Thesis, Treatise, and Dissertation Workshops

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

June 23, 2017, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Strozier 5A Instruction Lab

Presenters: Pamela Brown, Manuscript Clearance Advisor; Dr. Jeffrey Norcini, Manuscript Clearance Advisor

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.


July 2017 Professional Development Workshops


Early Career Publishing in the Humanities [PFF/PFP/PIE]

July 13, 2017, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Honors, Scholars and Fellows House, 4th Floor, Great Hall

Presenters: Dr. Jonathan Grant

Publications make future faculty competitive. This workshop will explain the publication process, help students to evaluate publication venues, and provide publishing strategies while preparing for the job market.

Click here to register:  https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bgyVgMlpuyzal2l


Grant Basics—from finding to writing a winning proposal [PFF/PFP/PIE]

July 14, 2017, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Honors, Scholars and Fellows House, 4th Floor, Great Hall

Presenters: FSU Office of Research

The Office of Research will discuss the different aspects of grantmanship.  We will look at resources available to find a grant that matches your idea, exploring different options and introduce you to FSU’s funding database.  Next, we will review examples of solicitations and discuss what steps are to be taken to be sure this is the right fit for you.  Finally, we will share grant writing tips to help you create a successful proposal.

Click here to register:  https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ahqFMGHSc2DMNxj


Do you want your thesis/dissertation published AND your research will involve human subjects? Apply for Human Subjects (IRB) approval ASAP! [PFF/PFP/PIE]

July 20, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Honors, Scholars and Fellows House, 4th Floor, Great Hall

Presenters: Human Subjects Committee, Julie Haltiwanger

Clear away the confusion and simplify the Human Subjects application process by attending this workshop to learn when you need human subjects approval, when you should apply, and what information to provide.

Click here to register:  https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cI3NsCa4EzzbtLT


How to Prepare for a Telephone Interview [PFF/PFP/PIE]

July 25, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Honors, Scholars and Fellows House, 4th Floor, Great Hall

Presenters: Amanda Sargent, Assistant Director, Career Center

Many companies and universities use phone interviews as an initial employment screening technique for a variety of reasons. Because they're generally brief, phone interviews save employers’ time. They also serve as a more realistic screening alternative for cases in which employers are considering out-of-town (or out-of-state and foreign) candidates. When you leave the workshop, you will know how to prepare for phone interviews.

Click here to register:  https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3w7Kc875mkaKXAN