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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

Dissertation (and Thesis) Writing Group, Summer 2014

Presented by the Graduate Student Governance Association
McMicken Hall 114
Tuesdays (June 3-Aug. 12), 1-4 p.m.
Wednesdays (June 4-Aug. 13), 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thursday nights (June 5-Aug. 14), 6-10 p.m.
Fridays (June 6-Aug. 15), 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The dissertation or thesis project is a critical component of most graduate programs at UC. Yet most students struggle to find the time to write. The Dissertation Writing Group will allow graduate students to meet with their peers on a weekly basis to work on their dissertation/thesis and to get encouragement and feedback. Students need not attend every session, nor are they required to attend for the entire time period. Come when you can and for however long you can. Snacks will be provided. Please feel free to bring a brown bag lunch. For more information, contact GSGA President Ayça Mazman at

Fulbright Application Writing Workshop

Location: 700 Swift Hall
Planning to apply for a Fulbright grant this fall? Then sign up for the upcoming workshop hosted by UC’s Office of Nationally Competitive Awards. The purpose of this 6-session workshop is to introduce you to the Fulbright process and to help you write engaging and winning essays for your Fulbright application. The workshop meets six times during July 8-24: 

  • Tuesday, July 8, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 10, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 15, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 17, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 22, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 24, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

The workshop are free, but registration is required. Register at

Graduate Student Career Development Resources

Thursday, July 10, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
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 for either session, go to

Suggest a Workshop!

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