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Graduate Student Workshops

The Graduate School offers the Graduate Student Workshop Series, which supplements a student's academic training by providing brief, specific skill-building sessions on professional and personal development. UC faculty, alumni, staff and community partners act as topical experts and present on such topics as oral presentation, credit, budgeting and nonacademic career development. UC academic departments and offices also provide workshops of relevance to graduate students. UC workshops are a collegial forum in which students can sharpen skills now while they prepare for their futures.

The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning (CET&L) offers an array of experiential workshops and learning modules tailored to the needs of graduate teaching assistants, faculty and others interested in improving their teaching.

The University Libraries offer workshops on both East and West Campus to support graduate students in their research.

You can download presentations, handouts and other materials from previous workshops by going to the Past Workshops page.

Upcoming Workshops

Get Up and Go! Your First TA Assignment

Presented by the Graduate Association for Teaching Enhancement (GATE)
Thursday, August 11
Two sessions: 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 1–5 p.m.
Langsam Library, room 480C

So you've been given your teaching assignment for 2016-2017, and maybe a syllabus. Now what?! Up your teaching game and get off to a good start. Join us for a half-day workshop that will provide you with tips and tricks that can be easily implemented from the first day of class onward.This workshop is designed to help graduate teaching assistants (TAs) save time and energy, and enhance the learning environment for them and their students.

Register at Faculty Development OneStop for the session of your choice.

Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Information Session

Tuesday, September 13, 10–11:30 a.m. 
Tangeman University Center (TUC) 400A.

Calling all graduate students, postdocs and newly admitted students of PFF: if it’s your goal to be a professor one day, then please join us for the Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Information Session.

The UC PFF program provides instruction in modern teaching and learning and offers rich mentoring experiences that strengthen these career skills. The PFF program: prepares graduate students for academic careers at postsecondary institutions; helps graduate students conduct productive job searches and achieve early career success; and provides professional development that does not extend time-to-degree.

Staff and faculty will be on hand at the info session to review program requirements, talk about the courses, and answer your questions, including how PFF can fit into your busy school schedule.

Please register for this session at

If you would like more information about the PFF program, please contact Sheva Guy, PFF coordinator, at

Graduate Financial Literacy Workshop

Wednesday, Sept. 28, 1–3 p.m.
Tangeman University Center (TUC) 400B

This workshop is geared towards graduate students and will cover types of graduate aid available and the steps to secure funding. Loan repayment information and examples specific to graduate student loans will be provided. We will also discuss budgeting, loan deferment, consolidation, satisfactory academic progress, and helpful resources.

Professional Poster Preparation Workshop

Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2–3:30 p.m.
Tangeman University Center (TUC) 400A

Associate Dean James Mack will go over the characteristics of a well-designed and presented poster. Students will then engage in an exercise where they will review example posters using the judging rubric from the upcoming Graduate Student Expo. Ideas for improvement will be discussed.

This workshop is highly recommended for students who plan to participate in the poster forum at the Graduate Student Expo or any upcoming conference poster session.

Suggest a Workshop!

What would you like to learn? Write to us and we'll find experts to offer a workshop.