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Spring 2023


Monday, February 6 from 12-1pm in 104 Parker Hannifin Hall
Using LinkedIn for Branding and Job Searching

Attend to learn tips and tools that will help you find a job, connect with CSU's alumni network, and more on LinkedIn.

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Tuesday, February 7 from 5-6pm via Zoom
Networking in Graduate School

How do you best leverage your time at CSU to make a new network? By utilizing your time here to grow your prospective colleague and employer network, let’s discuss how you can capitalize on your time here to ensure you have more connections to help in the future.   

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Wednesday, February 8 from 12-1pm in 104 Parker Hannifin Hall
Teaching Strategies for TAs
This workshop will explore strategies for teaching, specifically for TAs. Topics covered include classroom management, facilitating discussions, and basic assignment design. The facilitator will introduce tips and educational tools that are useful for both new and experienced teaching assistants and end the session with Q & A.

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Monday, February 13 from 11am-12pm in 104 Parker Hannifin Hall
Supervising Theses and Dissertations for Faculty Part Two

This workshop will be a follow up to the Fall session on supervising theses and dissertations. This session will explore ways to support graduate students while they are in thesis and disseration stage.

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Tuesday, February 21 from 5-6pm via Zoom
Establishing Work, Life, and School Balance as a Graduate Student

This workshop will help you explore tools, techniques, and resources that can aid you in balancing your many responsibilities as a graduate student and your other responsibilities in your life and career. This workshop will cover time management strategies, wellness resources, and productivity tools that can help you manage your various responsibilities and achieve your goals while maintaining a healthy work, life, and school balance.     

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Thursday, February 23 from 12-1:30pm in CSU Student Center AB
Three Minute Thesis Competition  

Watch graduate students from a wide variety of academic programs share their research in just three minutes. Students have the aid of one PowerPoint slide to effectively communicate their research and why it matters to an interdisiplinary audience. The presentation promotes presenting research in an engaging and accessible way to non-specialists outside of their academic field.

Monday, February 27 from 12-1pm in 104 Parker Hannifin Hall
Navigating Career Transitions as a Graduate Student

Attend to learn more about the valuable resources and tools that will help you land that dream job after graduate school.

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Monday, March 6 from 12-1pm in 104 Parker Hannifin Hall
Crafting a Diversity Statement

Many academic jobs require applicants to write a statement regarding their commitment to and experiences with diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice as part of their application materials. This workshop will offer information on how to craft an authentic and meaningful statement, as well as offer opportunities for participants to discuss their particular situations and how to best present themselves to employers. Dr. Phillips is the PI on a grant examining the use of DEI statements in hiring tenure track faculty and will share insights from the data she and her colleagues have collected.

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Wednesday, March 8 from 12-1pm in 104 Parker Hannifin Hall
How to Find and Earn Grants as a Graduate Student

We will discuss grant funding opportunities for graduate students in different fields. The process of finding and preparing materials that put you in the best position to receive a grant will be discussed. We conclude with an overview of recent successes of CSU students in obtaining external grants.

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Wednesday, March 22 from 12-1pm in 103 Parker Hannifin Hall
Staying Motivated in Writing Projects
This workshop offers participants multiple strategies to stay motivated on their graduate-level writing projects.  It will draw from the work of writing productivity scholars who address  how you schedule your time, how you approach writing, how much time is reasonable to spend writing, how to make revising manageable, your writing environment, and most importantly- your goals for your texts. 

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Tuesday, April 11 from 5-6:15pm via Zoom
Salary Negotiation

If you are seeking employment following graduation, this session is for you! Salary, benefits, moving expenses, and more. Come learn about opportunities for negotiation during the job search and how to go from offer to signing the acceptance letter.

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Thursday, April 13 from 11:30am-12:30pm
Best Practices in Graduate Admissions

Michael Hollenbaugh, Director of Graduate Admissions & Diversity Initiatives, will share advice on effective practices in graduate admissions, recruitment, and help you prepare for the upcoming Graduate Student Networking Social on Tuesday, May 2. 

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