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Graduate Student Workshops

The Graduate School offers the Graduate Student Workshop Series, which is designed to supplement a student's academic training by providing brief, specific skill-building sessions that focus on professional and personal development. UC faculty, alumni, staff and community partners act as topical experts presenting on such topics as oral presentation, credit and budgeting, and nonacademic career development. UC academic departments and offices also provide workshops of relevance to graduate students. UC workshops provides 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.

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

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

Upcoming Workshops

Graduate Student Career Development Resources

Tuesday, September 16, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
UC Career Development Center (1st Floor University Pavilion)
Theresa Aberle of the Career Development Center will make an hour-long presentation describing their services provided for graduate students looking to enhance their career prospects. The center provides individual appointments centered around Career Coaching. This includes:

  • Self-assessment
  • Building career identity
  • Career planning
  • Implementing a job search.

You will learn about Recruit a 'Cat, an online resource to search for full-time and part-time jobs, internships, both local and out of town. This resource is available to you to access NOW and you will find out how.

You will also learn about job search strategies, have access to mock and online interview practice (this is really important!) career matching to both traditional and non-traditional careers, job fairs and much more!

To register, go to

Beyond the First Day of Class: Student Engagement and Classroom Management

Presented by the Graduate Association for Teaching Enhancement

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 10:00am - 12:00pm (sign-in from 9:45am)
Langsam Library, room 480C

So you've been teaching for a few weeks and you're in a slump, or you have some students who are misbehaving, or you want to increase student participation. What are you to do? Come join us for a 2-hour workshop centered on student engagement and classroom management. You will learn about several techniques that can help create a fun and engaging classroom environment, which will boost student learning.

This workshop is open to all graduate students. Although it is geared toward those who have taught before, any student with an interest in teaching is welcome to attend.

Program Outcomes

After successfully completing this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Describe and implement strategies to increase participation and student engagement
  • Identify classroom management techniques to address specific problems and prevent future incidents
  • Apply student engagement and classroom management concepts to real classroom situations

Note: Much of the content overlaps with our previous workshop Get Up and Go (August 12/18, 2014).

Registration required through Faculty Development OneStop.

Suggest a Workshop!

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