Professional Development Workshops

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The Graduate School partners with the Career Center, the Office of Graduate Fellowships & Awards, the University Libraries, the Office of Distance Learning, 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 time-frames and core competencies. Some of our workshops are conducted every other year.

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.

For an Individual Development Plan (IDP) template that facilitates specific, attainable and measurable goal setting, click here.


July 2017 Professional Development Workshops


(CANCELED)

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

July 20, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Honors, Scholars and Fellows House, 4th Floor, Great Hall

Presenters: Human Subjects Committee, Julie Haltiwanger

Clear away the confusion and simplify the Human Subjects application process by attending this workshop to learn when you need human subjects approval, when you should apply, and what information to provide.

Click here to register:  https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cI3NsCa4EzzbtLT


How to Prepare for a Telephone Interview [PFF/PFP/PIE]

July 25, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Honors, Scholars and Fellows House, 4th Floor, Great Hall

Presenters: Amanda Sargent, Assistant Director, Career Center

Many companies and universities use phone interviews as an initial employment screening technique for a variety of reasons. Because they're generally brief, phone interviews save employers’ time. They also serve as a more realistic screening alternative for cases in which employers are considering out-of-town (or out-of-state and foreign) candidates. When you leave the workshop, you will know how to prepare for phone interviews.

Click here to register:  https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3w7Kc875mkaKXAN


Preparing Your CV and Resume

July 26, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Honors Scholars and Fellows House RM 3009

Presenters: Dr. Thomas Whitley and Dr. Adrienne Stephenson, Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards

Learn what to include and/or highlight on your fellowship application resume or CV to ensure you match the needs of the sponsoring agency.


August 2017 Professional Development Workshops


Writing Fellowship Cover Letters

August 1, 2017, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Honors Scholars and Fellows House RM 3009

Presenters: Dr. Thomas Whitley and Dr. Adrienne Stephenson, Office of Graduate Fellowships and Awards

Your cover letter is often your first impression when submitting a fellowship application. This workshop will help you learn how to craft these important letters.