Reference management software enables users to collect, organize, manage, and cite sources in a methodical and sustainable process. This workshop will focus on the free, open source Zotero reference management tool, but will briefly discuss alternatives such as EndNote and Mendeley.
Please bring your laptop to this event and register no later than December 7.
Using online profiles to maximize the effectiveness of the job seeking/transition process.Hiring managers use LinkedIn to determine whether they will bring in a candidate for an interview, this topic will cover all the key elements of the LinkedIn profile and how each section should be used to strategically maximize its impact. In addition, we will show candidates how to use LinkedIn algorithms to support their job search, and sell themselves to perspective employers.
Please bring a laptop to this event and register no later than November 28.
Literature reviews provide a framework for critically situating your research in the larger scholarly conversation. This hands-on workshop will review resources and strategies for conducting literature reviews.
Please bring a laptop to this event and register no later than November 9.
An introduction to various federal civil rights regulations that impact faculty, staff, and students at universities. This will include information about accessibility, discrimination, Title IX, and affirmative action, and specifically, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments of 2008, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The training will be comprised of two parts: Part 1 will focus on accessibility regulation and will include a practical discussion on how regulations and compliance impact instructors and students; Part 2 will focus on anti-discrimination regulations and will also include a practical discussion on the impact of Title IX, discrimination complaint procedures, and diversity recruitment efforts.
Please bring a loptop to this event and register no later than November 7.
Creating a Career Strategy with Dr. Isaiah Hankel (The Cheeky Scientist) workshop will cover the entire transition workflow and how it should be approached. It will also cover the psychology of a person in transition and how to overcome imposter syndrome. Lastly, taking into consideration personality, lifestyle considerations and individual career goals will also help a job seeker transition into a role that is more fulfilling.
Please bring a laptop to this event and register no later than October 22.
Goal setting is a necessary life skill for graduate and professional students. However, it isn’t always easy to start a project, break it into goals, then achieve those goals in a timely manner! The Writing Workshop Series: Goal Setting aims to teach students how to move from ideas to reality by crafting better goals, then achieving those goals. Participants will learn how to break an idea into smaller pieces, create a timeline, and then stick with the goals until they are finished! During this session, Owen Williams and Elizabeth Bernhardt from the Graduate and Professional Writing Consultation (GPWC) and Lorena O’English from WSU Libraries will share strategies and ideas on moving from planning to achievements, in addition to facilitating discussion and hands-on practice. .
The writing workshop series is a year-long initiative! Watch for more sessions in this semester and spring semester!
Please bring a laptop and sign up no later than Oct. 13.
Have you been part of a group that just didn’t work? In this hands on workshop, you will learn to effectively build, manage, and facilitate groups of students in your classroom. Interact with them and provide feedback to them on what works and what can be improved. Goals of this workshop are to make you more comfortable working in a group and more comfortable using groups in your classroom. Student outcomes include better teamwork skills and the ability to manage up and down.
Academic Integrity is one of the pillars of academia, but are you completely sure you haven’t plagiarized when you turn in a project? The Academic Integrity Workshop aims to provide students the information they need on WSU’s academic integrity policies before then exploring some of the core issues that surround plagiarism. During this session the Graduate and Professional Writing Center (GPWC), the WSU Libraries, and the WSU Office of Student Conduct will share strategies and ideas to make sure you know how to avoid plagiarism and how to identify issues of plagiarism.
Please bring a laptop and sign up here no later than Sept. 29.
Are you ready to take the next step with your finances as a stipend-receiving graduate student? Do you want to learn how to allocate your money more optimally, break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck, build up savings, and/or begin investing? This seminar teaches graduate students who receive stipends how they can develop positive lifelong financial habits and increase their net worth while still in school. The topics covered in this seminar are: financial values and goals, budgeting, taxes, saving, investing, and debt repayment. The presenter is Emily Roberts, who holds a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering and is the founder of the websites Grad Student Finances and Ph.D. Stipends.
Please bring a laptop to this event and register no later than Sept. 26.