Graduate School
Graduate School

Graduate Professional Development Workshops

The Graduate School collaborates with academic and student affairs offices across campus to offer a range of workshop opportunities aimed at preparing students for academic and career success.  These workshops are designed to equip students with knowledge, skills, and competencies in the areas of written and oral communication, research, teaching, leadership, and career and professional development.
Fall 2017 Offerings

Presenting Your Research So Others Will Listen!

Friday, September 29 | 12:00 noon - 1:00 PM | Mendenhall 221
Lunch & Learn! Please bring your own lunch!

Register:  Presenting Your Research Registration Link

When presenting your research, the audience should sit up, listen and leave your presentation with a feeling of time well spent.  This workshop will help you present your research so others will want to listen! The Speech Communication Center experts will help you learn the tools you need to give engaging research presentations!

Beginning Your Research workshop

October 13   9:00 AM—1:00 PM Health Sciences Student Center Grand Room 202

Register:    Beginning Your Research Link

This workshop will teach you how to organize, find, and write in the area of research. Library and University Writing Center experts will help you learn about the tools available for gathering research, organizing it, and writing about it. There will also be information and “roundtable” conversations with IRB/IACUC, Technology Transfer and other research offices on campus.

Optimizing Your Social Media Presence for your Future Career

October 31   2:30 – 4:00 PM Mendenhall 221

Register:   Optimizing Your Social Media Presence Link

Dr. Tracy Tuten from the College of Business will help students evaluate their online presence and refine it so a professional “brand” of you is out there on the internet!  Students should bring their laptops in order to participate in the hands-on portions of this workshop! 

New Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Orientation

December 1  12:30 PM—5:30 PM     Mendenhall Student Center 221

Register:  Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation

If you are going to teach a lab, studio, or course in Spring 2018 or Summer 2018, this workshop is for you!  Learn the basics of teaching at ECU including rules and regulations, policies, and best practices for effectiveness in advising & in the classroom.

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2/9/2016Scholarly WritingMediasite Link
2/16/2016Advanced ResearchMediasite Link
2/23/2016Synthesizing Your Literature ReviewMediasite Link
2/26/2016Interviewing for Academic PositionsMediasite Link
2/29/2016Teaching at the Community CollegeMediasite Link
3/1/2016Copyright and Scholarly CommunicationMediasite Link
3/18/2016Interviewing for Post-Graduate School Jobs (Non-Academic)Mediasite Link
RecordedVIREO - Electronic Thesis/Dissertation WorkshopMediasite Link
Scholarly Writing at the Graduate Level - Joyner
Mediasite Link - Joyner
Prezi Presentation

Grant Writing Series: Funding Dissertation/Thesis Research: How Do I write a Grant

Mediasite Link
10/25/2016Grant Writing Series: Using SPIN and the Foundations Database  Mediasite -- SPIN Funding Database
Mediasite -- Foundations Directory Database
Mediasite -- Fellowship Finder Database
11/3/2016Grant Writing Series: Reading & Interpreting an RFP (Request for Proposals) Mediasite Link
1/30/2017Perfecting your Personal StatementPresi Link


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