Professional Development Workshop Series

The Graduate School partners with the Career Center , the Office of Graduate Fellowships & Awards , the University Libraries , the Center for Global Engagement , the Center for Intensive English Studies , and the Center for Leadership and Social Change  in offering professional development workshops during the academic year and summer terms as well. The University Libraries offers many research-oriented workshops that may be used to meet requirements of the Preparing Future Faculty and Preparing Future Professionals Certificates. Workshops are intended to provide opportunities for graduate students and postdocs to develop the following five core competencies: Communication, Teaching, Scholarly Development (advanced knowledge and skills), Professionalism (leadership, ethics, transferable skills), and Career Development. Each workshop listed below has one or more competency labels. Workshops are also intended to be appropriate at one or more stages of graduate study or postdoctoral experience:  Early stage, Middle stage, Late stage, or All stages. Students and postdoctoral scholars may attend workshops more than once and during any stage. The labels simply provide suggested attendance timeframes and core competencies. Some of our workshops are conducted every other year. For example, last spring, we offered the Contracts & Grants Workshop, while February 6, 2015, we will conduct the Faculty in a Research University: Expectations, Opportunities and Challenges Workshop.

  • For a matrix of recurring professional development opportunities grouped by core competency and labeled by stage of study, click here .
  • For a catalog of professional development opportunities that recur on a regular basis, during the fall, spring, and/or summer semesters, every other semester or every other academic year, and may be appropriate for one or more of the five competencies described above, click here.

Spring 2015 Upcoming Workshops:

Do you have questions about formatting or submitting your thesis, dissertation or treatise? [Late Stage]

January 12, 2015; 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Scholars Commons 5A, Strozier Library

Description: Do you have questions about the Graduate School’s requirements on formatting, the submission process or being cleared for graduation? This workshop addresses questions of proper formatting, along with helpful tips for formatting properly in Word, and how and when to submit your manuscript. It also addresses issues of copyright, IRB/ACUC approvals and other questions that may arise during the process. This workshop is recommended for all thesis/dissertation/treatise-track students at least one semester prior to intended defense, but is open to all students at any stage in their manuscript process. Students are encouraged to bring their manuscript draft on a laptop or flash drive.

Registration is not required. Does not qualify for PFF, PFP or PIE credit.

 

The Academic Interview: What to Expect & How to Prepare [Late Stage]

January 13, 2015; 12:30 PM – 1:50 PM

5A, Scholars Commons, Strozier Library

Presenter: Dr. Jonathan Grant, Department of History

Description: Do you plan to attend a conference where you may have several interviews? How do you plan for a telephone interview? What should you expect during an interview at a neutral place, such as an airport? How do you prepare for the interview process on a college/university campus? These and other questions will be answered in this informative workshop led by an experienced faculty member.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6A3HsM5K9Uf7TTv

 

Funding for Humanities’ Research [All Stages]

January 13, 2015; 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

3009 Honors, Scholars, and Fellows House

Description: This workshop will explore national awards in the Humanities from foundations, organizations, and libraries such as the Lemmermann, Mellonand Ford Foundations, ACLS, and others.

 

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship Introduction [Late Stage]

January 14, 2015; 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

3009 Honors, Scholars, and Fellows House

Description: Learn about this unique fellowship that sponsors dissertation completion work with a focus on violence and aggression in relation to social change, intergroup conflict, war, terrorism, crime, and family relationships, among other subjects. Students in all fields interested in these topics are encouraged to attend. 

 

Florida Gubernatorial Fellowship Introduction [All Stages]

January 15, 2015; 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

3009 Honors, Scholars, and Fellows House

Presenter: Ted Stratton, Executive Director

Description: Don’t miss this information session on the 9-month fellowship for all students that provides professional experience in various areas of state government. Visit http://floridafellows.com/

 

NIH Grants- The Ins and Outs [Middle Stage]

January 15, 2015; 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

3009 Honors, Scholars, and Fellows House

Description: Contemplating submitting an NIH application? Do you have an eRA commons ID? What is the Proposal transmittal form? This session will provide an overview to FSU’s policies regarding NIH grant applications. In addition, kick start your application process with this interactive Aims Development Workshop. 

 

Dissertation Travel Grants [Late Stage]

January 16, 2015; 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

3009 Honors, Scholars, and Fellows House

Description: Are you within a year of preparing your prospectus. Or are you just concerned about where you will receive the funding to complete your degree? Do you have an external collaboration? Are the resources you need to complete your studies outside of FSU/ Tallahassee? Come to this workshop to learn about potential awards to cover your research and creative activities away from FSU. These include Bulgaria, Athens, Boston, Turkey and Korea to name a few.

 

DAAD Fellowships- Not just for the Language Students [All Stages]

January 16, 2015; 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

3009 Honors, Scholars, and Fellows House

Description: DAAD facilitate research and academic exchange in Germany for US scholars in all fields through a wide range of funding opportunities for individuals. Attend this workshop to learn about these opportunities whether you are in the Humanities or a STEM field.

 

Do you have questions about formatting or submitting your thesis, dissertation or treatise? [Late Stage]

January 20, 2015; 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Scholars Commons 5A, Strozier Library

Description: Do you have questions about the Graduate School’s requirements on formatting, the submission process or being cleared for graduation? This workshop addresses questions of proper formatting, along with helpful tips for formatting properly in Word, and how and when to submit your manuscript. It also addresses issues of copyright, IRB/ACUC approvals and other questions that may arise during the process. This workshop is recommended for all thesis/dissertation/treatise-track students at least one semester prior to intended defense, but is open to all students at any stage in their manuscript process. Students are encouraged to bring their manuscript draft on a laptop or flash drive.

Registration is not required. Does not qualify for PFF, PFP or PIE credit.

 

Funding Opportunities for Education Students [All Stages]

January 22, 2015; 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

3009 Honors, Scholars, and Fellows House

Description: In this workshop, you’ll learn about sponsors who support advanced studies that are related to Education. We will cover application basics and profile doctoral awards from foundations and professional organizations. 

 

NSF Dissertation Improvement Grants- The Ins and Outs [Early Stage]

January 22, 2015; 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

3009 Honors, Scholars, and Fellows House

Description: We will discuss NSF’s dissertation grants in the social, behavioral, economic, and biological sciences. Learn tips on writing for the National Science Foundation as well as details about the application and working with FSU offices.

 

Are you prepared to use Netiquette in your online communication? [All Stages]

January 22, 2015; 3:30 PM-4:30 PM

Scholars Commons, 5A, Strozier Library

Presenter: Dr. Joe Clark, Assistant Director for Instructional Development, FSU Office of Distance Learning

Description: Do you use netiquette when you communicate online as a graduate student, instructor or postdoc? During this workshop you will gain an understanding of both positive and negative online etiquette, also known as “netiquette.” Are you aware that words “once on the web” will always “remain on the web” somewhere? What is the best length of messages? How much should you share online?  Attend this workshop to improve your online presence.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eLL1pxWYUcoxnsF

 

Technology 101: Free online tools, training and software at FSU [All Stages]

January 23, 2015; 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Scholars Commons, 5A, Strozier Library

Presenter: Megan Del Debbio, IT Marketing Communications Manager, Information Technology Services (ITS)

Description: Research projects. Class. Group meetings. Work. Thesis paper. More class. How do you fit it all in? This workshop will teach you how to use campus technology to help you make the most of your time as a graduate student. Join us for a crash course on the many time- and money-saving services available to you through Information Technology Services (ITS) at Florida State University. From online surveys to personal computer repairs, during this workshop you will learn about a number of free software and training tools, including:

  • How to download free Microsoft Office
  • Where to take your computer for discounted repairs and data recovery
  • How to access FSU computer software without setting foot on campus
  • What to do to protect yourself from phishing attacks and keep your computer clean

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eV7PoYDRnaOUSFv

 

Do you want your thesis/dissertation published AND your research will involve human subjects? Apply for Human Subjects approval ASAP! [PFF/PFP/PIE] [Late Stage]

January 30, 2015; 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

5A Scholars Commons, Strozier Library (basement)

Presenter: Julie Haltiwanger, Human Subjects Committee

Description: Clear away the confusion and simplify the Human Subjects application process by attending this workshop. When do you need Human Subjects approval? Why do you need to apply prior to conducting your research? What information is needed when you apply? You will leave the workshop ready to apply online for Human Subjects, or IRB, approval.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6PQF6WD30LCK3rv

 

Writing Your Curriculum Vitae (CV) [PFF / PFP] [All Stages]

February 5, 2015; 3:00 PM- 4:30 PM

Strozier Library, Scholars Commons, 05A

Presenter: Dr. Janet Lenz

Description: Did you know that a curriculum vitae is longer than a résumé, and its format varies by discipline? This interdisciplinary, interactive workshop will include sample CVs to evaluate, tips for those seeking academic positions, and resources to explore following the workshop.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_eEwCfyIsTfYpD3n

 

Faculty in a Research Institution: Expectations, Opportunities & Challenges [Middle Stage]

February 6, 2015; 8:30 AM – Noon

Location: The Center for Global and Multicultural Engagement Auditorium

Presenters: FSU administrators and faculty

Description: The workshop will help graduate students and postdoctoral scholars prepare for faculty responsibilities in a research work environment. Senior administrators will provide their perspectives on faculty life and/or current responsibilities at FSU. This workshop can be used for the “Career Development” requirement for the Preparing Future Faculty (PFF). Refreshments will be provided by the Congress of Graduate Students.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_1XtDvBHPxLDxUtn

 

Do you have questions about formatting or submitting your thesis, dissertation or treatise? [Late Stage]

February 6, 2015; 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Scholars Commons 5A, Strozier Library

Description: Do you have questions about the Graduate School’s requirements on formatting, the submission process or being cleared for graduation? This workshop addresses questions of proper formatting, along with helpful tips for formatting properly in Word, and how and when to submit your manuscript. It also addresses issues of copyright, IRB/ACUC approvals and other questions that may arise during the process. This workshop is recommended for all thesis/dissertation/treatise-track students at least one semester prior to intended defense, but is open to all students at any stage in their manuscript process. Students are encouraged to bring their manuscript draft on a laptop or flash drive.

Registration is not required. Does not qualify for PFF, PFP or PIE credit.

 

Early Career Publishing in the Humanities? How will this be possible? [PFF/PFP/PIE] [Late Stage]

February 10, 2015; 12:30 PM– 1:50 PM

05A Scholars Commons, basement of Strozier Library

Presenter: Dr. Jonathan Grant, History Department

Description: A record of publication is often required to be competitive for faculty positions in the humanities. This workshop will explain the nature of the publication process, help students to compare and evaluate publication venues, and provide publishing strategies while preparing for the job market.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_dioykAgluRLJ8Kp

 

Applying for Jobs Outside of Academia [PFP] [Late Stage]

February 19, 2015; 3:00 PM -4:30 PM

Strozier Library, Scholars Commons, 05A

Presenter: Dr. Janet Lenz

Description: Considering other job options? Learn about effective job search strategies for non-academic positions, steps to take, how to prepare your materials, and resources to use in locating jobs.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8uhX4i39hArVyaF

 

Do you have questions about formatting or submitting your thesis, dissertation or treatise? [Late Stage]

February 20, 2015; 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Dirac Room 208

Description: Do you have questions about the Graduate School’s requirements on formatting, the submission process or being cleared for graduation? This workshop addresses questions of proper formatting, along with helpful tips for formatting properly in Word, and how and when to submit your manuscript. It also addresses issues of copyright, IRB/ACUC approvals and other questions that may arise during the process. This workshop is recommended for all thesis/dissertation/treatise-track students at least one semester prior to intended defense, but is open to all students at any stage in their manuscript process. Students are encouraged to bring their manuscript draft on a laptop or flash drive.

Registration is not required. Does not qualify for PFF, PFP or PIE credit.

 

Do you have questions about formatting or submitting your thesis, dissertation or treatise? [Late Stage]

March 5, 2015; 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Scholars Commons 5A, Strozier Library

Description: Do you have questions about the Graduate School’s requirements on formatting, the submission process or being cleared for graduation? This workshop addresses questions of proper formatting, along with helpful tips for formatting properly in Word, and how and when to submit your manuscript. It also addresses issues of copyright, IRB/ACUC approvals and other questions that may arise during the process. This workshop is recommended for all thesis/dissertation/treatise-track students at least one semester prior to intended defense, but is open to all students at any stage in their manuscript process. Students are encouraged to bring their manuscript draft on a laptop or flash drive.

Registration is not required. Does not qualify for PFF, PFP or PIE credit.

 

Navigating Social Media Purposely & Professionally [PFF/PFP/PIE] [All Stages]

March 18, 2015; 3:00 PM- 4:30 PM

Strozier Library, Scholars Commons, 05A

Presenter: TBA

Description: Do you know how to use social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) to search for a position inside or outside of academia? Do you know the most professional characteristics of networking with social media? Who should have access to your profile, friends and photographs? You will leave this interactive workshop with answers to these and other questions as you prepare to enter the job market.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cwsRywywJ74SHvD

 

Do you have questions about formatting or submitting your thesis, dissertation or treatise? [Late Stage]

March 19, 2015; 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Dirac Room 208

Description: Do you have questions about the Graduate School’s requirements on formatting, the submission process or being cleared for graduation? This workshop addresses questions of proper formatting, along with helpful tips for formatting properly in Word, and how and when to submit your manuscript. It also addresses issues of copyright, IRB/ACUC approvals and other questions that may arise during the process. This workshop is recommended for all thesis/dissertation/treatise-track students at least one semester prior to intended defense, but is open to all students at any stage in their manuscript process. Students are encouraged to bring their manuscript draft on a laptop or flash drive.

Registration is not required. Does not qualify for PFF, PFP or PIE credit.

 

Graduate Student Mentors: Mentoring Undergraduates [Middle-Late Stage]

March 20, 2015; 4:00 PM -5:00 PM

Strozier Library, Scholars Commons, 05A

Presenters: A Panel

Description: Are you interested in mentoring an undergraduate student at FSU, but you are unsure of the expectations? Our panel will discuss the mentoring relationship from the perspectives of both the mentor and the mentee. Discussion will also include tips on connecting and communicating successfully and possible activities for graduate mentor/undergraduate mentee pairs.

Please register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_baaZuyRT30bUIPb

 

Negotiating Job Offers [Late Stage]

March 26, 2015; 3:00 PM-4:30 PM

Stozier Library, Scholars Commons, 05A

Presenter: Dr. Janet Lenz, Associate Director, FSU Career Center

Description: Did you know that you can prepare to negotiate job offers? This workshop will include discussion of the uniqueness of each negotiation, factors that may be negotiated, what is involved in making the best decision, how to negotiate from a point of power, and the final steps.

To register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bPJQaQx7GmOM0ux

 

*PFF = Preparing Future Faculty Certificate Program

*PFP = Preparing Future Professionals Certificate Program

*PIE = Program for Instructional Excellence Advanced Certificate