Creating a Video for GradWorld FSU

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Be a Part of the Global Initiative

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The Graduate School has embarked on an exciting initiative to develop a brand new interactive mapping website/video archive for all FSU degree-seeking or professional graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and alumni too. GradWorld FSU is very similar to Google Earth, but also displays a variety of personalized videos from a number of departments/colleges on campus for the purpose of showcasing graduate student achievements and their tremendous contributions to the university. GradWorld FSU serves not only as a spectacular venue to reflect on our wonderful graduate student accomplishments, but hopefully, will also inspire current and past graduate students to create their own videos too. Our aim is to not only highlight our brilliant students but also to attract potential graduate student from the USA and the rest of the world to apply to FSU and join this great scholarly community! 

* The GradWorld FSU Website is almost ready and is now in the final stages of development. 

What Are The Benefits To This Professional Development Opportunity?

In today's competitive job market, crafting a short, 3-8 minute video could be the deciding factor that helps you shine and land your dream job! It's true, not only do video productions unlock your creative-side, but they also show employers that you are a determined, motivated, and highly engaged individual who wants to make a difference. This professional development opportunity provides you with an exceptional chance to showcase your personality, research, skills, and passion that will inevitably cement a memory that you will be able to share with your family and friends. Our hope is that during your time at FSU you create an initial "Phase I" Questionnaire Video (see details below), which can be done using your own smartphone/digital camera or laptop webcam and then perhaps later, a more detailed "Phase II" GEOSET PowerPoint Video. Just imagine their proud smiling faces beaming back at you! And don't forget, this is something you can also highlight in your professional portfolio or on your social media accounts (i.e., LinkedIn). 

Phase I- Questionnaire Video

Self-Filming Video Recording Option

*If you speak a language in addition to English, we strongly encourage you to complete and submit two versions of your video; one version in English and a duplicate version in your native or secondary language. This allows everyone in the world to enjoy your video, including those who may not be fluent in English.

Phase I- Questionnaire Video:

*Tutorial videos and guides on how to create and edit a questionnaire video can be found by clicking here!

*5-8 Minutes in Total Length Per Video (one minute per question is suggested)
*Recorded on Smartphone, Screencast-O-Matic, Video Camera or other filming device.
*Please answer the Following Questions In the Specified Order 

We suggest treating each question below as its own individual video and answering the questions separately as it may make it easier for you to record in individual takes. *Preferably though, the full video should be submitted as one complete MP4 file.

*Submission instructions are detailed in the left-hand navigation.

Questions for current graduate students and postdoctoral scholars:

  1. Tell us a little about yourself: Where are you from (state, city, country), do you have any hobbies outside of your study area?
  2. What are you most passionate about and how does your research intersect with your passion?
  3. In non-technical terms, please explain what is the main theme and goal of your research?
  4. What prompted you to decide to come to FSU for your graduate studies?
  5. Who has been influential to your success at FSU?
  6. How has pursuing a graduate degree helped to shape your future endeavors?
  7. What have you enjoyed the most about FSU?
  8. What advice would you give to those who are thinking about pursuing a graduate degree?

Questions for alumni:

  1. Tell us a little about yourself: Where are you from (state, city, country) and what degree you hold from FSU?
  2. What is your current employment position and how did your career path after FSU lead to this point?
  3. What are you most passionate about and how does your position intersect with your passion?
  4. In non-technical terms, please explain what was the main theme and goal of your research at FSU?
  5. What prompted you to decide to go to FSU for your graduate studies?
  6. Who was most influential to your success at FSU?
  7. How did pursuing a graduate degree help to shape your future endeavors?
  8. What did you enjoy the most about FSU?
  9. What advice would you give to those who are thinking about pursuing a graduate degree?

Questionnaire Video Examples

*Below are just a few selected examples of some questionnaire videos. Lots more are on the way! 

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Fiorella Carlos Chavez
Family and Child Sciences

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Luciana Polischuk
Public Administration

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Yancili Lozano-Torres
Urban and Regional Plan.

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Beatriz Mejia-Mercado
Oceanography

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Corinne Kelley
Marketing

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Peter Cheetham
Electrical Engineering

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Dowon Choi
Educational Psychology

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Jennifer Batchelder
Higher Education

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Harrison Pugh
Marketing

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Thanittha Kowan
Mathematics

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Gertrudes Velasquez
Measurement & Statistics

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Jessie Tolbert III
Business Analytics

Phase II- GEOSET PowerPoint Video

Production-Assisted Video Recording Option

Phase II- GEOSET PowerPoint Video:

*Tutorial videos and guides on how to create a GEOSET PowerPoint video can be found by clicking here

Broadcast your inspiration and reserve a time to meet with a member of the GEOSET Studio team (housed in the Dirac Science Library) to create a guided video/PowerPoint presentation of your research, interests and work at FSU.

GEOSET PowerPoint Video Examples

*Below are just a few selected examples of some GEOSET Powerpoint videos. Lots more are on the way!

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Alyssa Rose
Chemistry

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Jessica Martinez
Biological Sciences

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Jingcheng Fu
Chemistry

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William Neary
Chemistry


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