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  • Vice Provost for Research & Dean of Graduate Studies
    202-885-3753
    gradstudies@american.edu
    Wisconsin (4200), Suite 230 Washington, DC 20016-8075

    Tubman, Jonathan G.
    Vice Provost for Research & Dean of Graduate Studies

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Making the Most of Mentoring: How to Build and Support Effective Student/Faculty Relationships

Are you a grad student looking to build a productive and professionally rewarding relationship with a faculty mentor?
Are you a faculty member looking to foster constructive, effective, and rewarding mentorships with students?

Join the Office of Graduate Studies March 19 to learn about mentoring relationships.

We will discuss:
- What to Look for in a Mentor/Mentee
- The Importance of Communication and Expectations
- Discussing and Handling Differences
- Worksheets, Resources, and Tools that will help both mentors and mentees make their relationship successful!


Light Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP below.

March 19, 2015
5:00-6:30 PM
Events and Training Room 115, Bender Library

 

Graduate Enhancement Workshop Series

Note that workshop times, locations and descriptions are subject to change at any time. All workshops will be held in the Graduate Research Center in Bender Library unless otherwise noted. Updates will be posted here - so check back often!

You can RSVP to our workshops by emailing gradstudies@american.edu or filling out the form below. 

Can't make it? Check back and keep an eye on our twitter feed: @AUGradStudies for more workshop information and news on upcoming workshops & events!
 

Doctoral Research Award Application Prep
Presented by Dr. Jonathan Tubman, Vice-Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies

Learn about the application process for the Office of Graduate Studies' own Doctoral Research Award and how to submit a high-quality application that will receive funding! Successful applicants may receive up to $5,000 towards expenses incurred while completing doctoral research. The application is due March 10, 2015. This workshop is intended for PhD students only.
February 10, 2015
5:30-6:30 PM

An Overview of Grant Writing
Presented by Rachel Pentlarge, Grant and Contract Manager in the Office of Sponsored Programs

This interactive workshop will look at the fundamentals of proposal writing in the context of a successful funding strategy. It will examine the process of matching a project to a potential funder's interests and presenting it in the most effective way.
February 11, 2015
5:30-7pm


Theses and Dissertation: Electronic Submission Process
Christopher Lewis, Associate & Media Librarian, University Library
Lauren Tabbara, Director, Graduate Academic Programs, CAS
Mohammed Butt, Resource Description Specialist &Electronic Theses and Dissertation Coordinator, Library

This session will provide critical information about the thesis and dissertation completion process, including: formatting requirements, the online submission system, your publishing options, and copyright considerations. Whether you are just beginning your thesis or dissertation, or plan to submit it this semester, come learn about the resources available to help you.
February 18, 2015
5:00-6:00pm


Fulbright Grants: Navigating the Application Process

Presented by Paula Warrick, Director, Office of Merit Awards

This session is intended to complement the Fulbright general information sessions that begin in mid-March. It addresses how to write a winning Fulbright proposal and when to begin the application process if you're a graduate student. The session will incorporate feedback from faculty members who have served on national screening committees for this prestigious award. Come explore this opportunity to spend an academic year conducting research or working or teaching English overseas. For a summary of the program and what it offers click here. 
February 24, 2015
5:00-6:00 PM


Do You Have the Time?
Presented by Deborah Demille-Wagman, Director, Academic and Disability Support

Do you wait for the last minute to get things done? Do tasks always take longer than you expected? This Academic Support and Access Center (ASAC)workshop will focus on what frames a person's sense of time, as well as introduce some practical tips for managing time. The practical tips will include both traditional paper methods for scheduling and an introduction to some different scheduling technologies available.
February 25, 2015
5:00-6:30 PM

Shortcut to Quantitative Research Success
Learn about the various quantitative resources available at AU. Representatives from CTRL, the Statistics Consulting Center, and SIS will be on hand to discuss the services they offer, including STATA and SPSS support, discipline-specific research assistance, and help with refining data and research questions.
March 2, 2015
6:00-7:00 PM


An Overview of Grant Writing
Presented by Rachel Pentlarge, Grant and Contract Manager in the Office of Sponsored Program
This interactive workshop will look at the fundamentals of proposal writing in the context of a successful funding strategy. It will examine the process of matching a project to a potential funder’s interests and presenting it in the most effective way.

March 11, 2015
5:30-7:00 PM


Fulfilling (and Excelling at) your Foreign Language Requirement Examination: Resources and Strategies
Presented by Center for Language Exploration, Acquisition and Research (CLEAR)
We'll specifically discuss what is entailed by the proficiency examination and tailoring your prep. We will then utilize a standardized instrument so you can determine your foreign language experience and capabilities and have a clear idea of where you stand. For those planning on starting a new language or brushing up on a language you have not revisited in some time, we will discuss strategies specific to language study as well as the resources available.
March 12, 2015
6:00-7:00 PM


Putting LinkedIn to Use!
Presented by Susan Gordon, Director of Career Development, Career Center

Most most of us already have a LinkedIn profile, but are we using it to its full advantage? LinkedIn provides amazing tools to help you connect with other professionals in your field and is invaluable in helping you to find job opportunities. In this live demonstration, you'll learn valuable tips, such as how to easily find alumni and identify contacts in organizations of interest. Most importantly, you'll learn how LinkedIn can help you identify opportunities! Don't let your profile sit idle- attend this session and become truly connected. (This workshop is also appropriate if you have never used LinkedIn!).
March 17, 2015
5:30-7:00 PM

Fulfilling (and Excelling at) your Foreign Language Requirement Examination: Resources and Strategies
Presented by Center for Language Exploration, Acquisition and Research (CLEAR)
We'll specifically discuss what is entailed by the proficiency examination and tailoring your prep. We will then utilize a standardized instrument so you can determine your foreign language experience and capabilities and have a clear idea of where you stand. For those planning on starting a new language or brushing up on a language you have not revisited in some time, we will discuss strategies specific to language study as well as the resources available.
April 1, 2015
6:00-7:00 PM 


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