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Spring 2016 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 RSVP form here!

 

Academic Support and Access Center Graduate Workshop Series Spring 2016

 

Using Technology to Stay Organized

Readings!  Research!  Notes!  There are so many materials involved in graduate study that often times things get sloppy, disorganized, or even lost. This workshop will teach you some tech tools for keeping your readings, notes, research, projects, and papers all tidy and organized for easy reference.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from 5:30-6:30pm

 

Doctoral Student Research Scholarship Prep Workshop

Learn about the application process for the Office of Graduate Studies' own Doctoral Research cholarship 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 9, 2016. This workshop is intended for PhD students only.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 from 5:30 to 6:30pm

 

Writing Center workshop for the Graduate Enhancement workshop series

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:00pm

 

Putting LinkedIn to Use

Presented by Anna Litman, CAS Career Advisor

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!).

Tuesday, February 16, 2016, from 5:30 to 6:30PM

 

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 7 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!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 from 5:30 to 6:30pm

 

Workshop for the Graduate Enhancement Series - Writing Center

Thursday, March 3, 2016, from 6:00 to 7:00pm


 

Networking for Graduate Students

Presented by Julia Beyer, SOC Career Advisor
Do you find networking confusing or stressful, or want to refine skills you already have? Join us as we discuss tips and strategies to improve your networking skills! Julia Beyer, an advisor from the Career Center, will be on hand to answer questions and teach participants new ways to approach this important career tool.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:00PM

 

Writing Center Workshop
Presented by The Writing Center

Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 6:00 to 7:00pm



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