Graduate Studies | Upcoming Events

Teaching/Research Assistant Orientations

These orientation sessions are intended for first-time assistants, although experienced assistants are welcome to attend. Please note that research and teaching assistant orientations are offered as separate sessions. Assistants need only attend one orientation. Sign up using the form at the bottom of this page.

We have added some GotoMeeting electronic "virtual" sessions for those who cannot attend in person. These sessions are limited to 16 people, so sign up soon! You will receive instructions on how to log in/phone into the event once you sign up. You'll need a phone or webcam/headset and speakers to participate in the GotoMeeting session.

RA Sessions
September 3: GotoMeeting, 1-4 PM 
September 10: SIS 300 1-4 PM 

TA Sessions
September 2: SIS 300 1- 4 PM
September 9: GotoMeeting, 1-4 PM
September 12, morning: SIS 300, 9AM-12PM 
September 12, afternoon:  Library Room 115, 1-4 PM 

All sessions will cover faculty mentorship, campus regulations and resources for graduate students, and graduate financial aid requirements. 

The sessions will also focus on campus-wide issues and resources related to teaching (such as Blackboard and academic integrity) or research (such as library support and computer software). This year, we have added a case study component to foster discussion and bring real-life experience to the sessions.  

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!

Making the Most of Mentoring for Graduate Students
Presented by Marshay Hall, Project Assistant, Office of Graduate Studies
Are you a grad student looking to build a productive and professionally rewarding relationship with a faculty mentor? Then join us September 9 to discuss: what to look for in a Mentor, the importance of communication and expectations, discussing and handling differences. We'll share worksheets, resources, and tools that will help make a mentoring relationship successful!
September 9, 2015
6:00-7:00PM
GRC


Time Management: Tips and Tools

Presented by Julianne Winn, Associate Director, Learning Resources
Time management is the foundation to one's success in graduate school. Juggling classes, schoolwork, work, and life's demands is difficult and can lead to undue stress that affects your performance and productivity. Attend our workshop to learn about planning and study apps, prioritized to-do list-making, strategic studying, and multi-tasking to help you stay on top of your work, hopefully with time to spare. It's sure to be a good use of your time!
September 15, 2015
5:30-6:30 PM

How to be Competitive in the U.S. Job Market
Presented by Anna Litman, Career Advisor, CAS
International students face unique challenges when job searching in the US. Understanding key cultural components of the US workforce and having a strategy for obtaining employment are essential to being a competitive applicant. This interactive session will provide insights, tips, and resources on searching and applying for positions in the US. In addition, the participants will work on their networking skills and ability to identify their strengths and articulate these strengths to potential employers.
September 16, 2015
5:30-6:30 PM 

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.
October 6, 2015
5:30-6:30 PM


RSVP to Graduate Studies workshops, TA/RA Orientation and other events below!

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