Graduate Studies | Upcoming Events

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  • Vice Provost for Research & Dean of Graduate Studies
    202-885-3753
    gradstudies@american.edu
    Wisconsin (4200), Suite 201 Washington, DC 20016-8075

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

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FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

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!

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 required proficiency examination and how to tailor your prep efforts to address the exam's demands. We will then utilize a standardized instrument so you can individually determine your foreign language experience and capabilities and have a clear idea of where you stand in regard to the required proficiency. 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 to you on the AU campus.
Sept. 15, 2014
5:30-6:30 PM
GRC


Q &A: What You Need to Know Before You Publish
Presented by Dr Jonathan Tubman, Vice-Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies
Do you want to publish your research in a peer-reviewed academic journal? Would you like to learn more about peer review in the publication process? In this workshop, Dr. Tubman will explain how to navigate the manuscript review process from the perspective of a manuscript reviewer and a journal editor (and be successful!). He will also discuss support services at AU that you can use as you plan, research, write, and submit your scholarly work for peer review.
Sept. 16, 2014
6:00-7:00 PM
GRC

Graduate School Budgeting for Dummies
Presented by Shirleyne McDonald, Associate Director Financial Aid, Office of Enrollment
Learn about online budgeting, and how to manage housing options, transportation and personal expenses while in grad school. Please bring a laptop/computing device to the session.
September 23, 2014
5:30-6:30 PM
GRC

First Impressions: Interviews &Etiquette
Presented by Sue Gordon, Director of Career Development, AU Career Center
Sue Gordon will address various ways to impress prospective employers throughout the interview process. Learn how to make a great impression from the first phone call through the offer phase of the interview process. Tips to be discussed include preparing for the interview, effective strategies for answering tough interview questions, and appropriate ways to follow up when the interview is over! Sue will also share tips for salary negotiation.
Oct. 1, 2014
5:30-6:30
GRC

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.
October 7, 2014
6:00-7:00 PM
GRC

Branding Yourself Online for Networking Success
Presented by Julia Beyer, SOC Career Advisor, Career Center
Your personal brand has a direct influence on your ability to be hired and your impact as a professional. Learn how to sharpen your personal brand and get clear about what makes you stand out in this workshop.
October 15, 2014
5:30-6:30 PM

GRC

Framing a Research Question
Presented by Paula Warrick, Career Center, Office of Merit Awards

Successful applications for nationally competitive grants have one element in common: a clear and compelling research question or research problem. Developing such a question usually requires many drafts and a process of trial and error. In this session we will address some of the challenges associated with framing a research question, such as determining the appropriate breadth versus narrowness of the topic achieving the right level of concision and "punch," and anticipating the needs and expectations of national screening committees. This session is intended for students who expect to apply for awards to fund field research or an international internship.
Oct. 28, 2014
6:00-7:00 PM
GRC

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 required proficiency examination and how to tailor your prep efforts to address the exam's demands. We will then utilize a standardized instrument so you can individually determine your foreign language experience and capabilities and have a clear idea of where you stand in regard to the required proficiency. 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 to you on the AU campus.
October 29, 2014
5:30-6:30 PM
GRC

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

Teaching/Research Assistant General Orientation Sessions

Are you a first-year teaching or research assistant? Please join us for a general orientation session to learn more about your role as an assistant - from communicating with your faculty mentor, and rights and responsibilities to tracking your hours, and academic integrity. Several sessions are available; you will only have to attend one session. 

Light refreshments will be served.

You can RSVP using the form below or send an email to gradstudies@american.edu with your desired session date/time and academic unit (school).

Sept. 2: 1pm-4pm, SIS 300
Sept. 3: 1pm-4pm, Hughes Formal Lounge
Sept. 6: 1st session –9am -12pm, Mary Graydon 203/205
Sept. 6: 2nd session –1pm-4pm, Mary Graydon 203/205 (RA) 

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!

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