Professional Development Workshops

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The Graduate School partners with the following units 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.


June 2019 Workshops


What do i need to do to apply for, and receive, Human Subjects approval (also known as IRB approval)? (PFF/ PFP/ PIE)

June 7, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Honors, Scholars & Fellows House, room 3009

Presenter: Julie Haltiwanger

Description: Will you be using humans for you research study? Do you plan to publish the results for your research? Will you submit a conference presentation proposal? If so, this is the workshop for you. You must receive IRB approval prior to conducting human subjects research!

Register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4PaYZ- pZcbItiBE1


Networking: Building Professional Relationships 

June 14, 2019, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Honors, Scholars & Fellows House, room 3009

Presenter: Megan Konen, FSU Career Center

Description: Join us to learn the basics of networking and increase your confidence in connecting with professionals in any field. We will discuss how to build relationships in a mindful way.

Register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7VOHkx- oflCI9xZ3


Optimizing your Online Presence (PFF/ PFP/ PIE)

June 21, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Honors, Scholars & Fellows House, room 3009

Presenter: Megan Konen, FSU Career Center

Description: Some predict, in the future, your online presence may replace your CV or résumé. Effective professionals both understand and can communicate their value and unique assets (personal brand) to others in the world of work. This workshop provides an overview of how to utilize social media to enhance your personal brand and optimize your job search.

Register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7VOHkx- oflCI9xZ3


Early Career Publishing in the Social Sciences? How will this be possible? (PFF/ PFP/ PIE)

June 27, 2019, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Honors, Scholars & Fellows House, room 3009

Presenter: Dr. Mark Souva, Political Science

Description: A record of publication is often required to be competitive for faculty positions in social sciences. This workshop will explain the nature of the publication process, help students to compare and evaluate publication venues, and provide publishing strategies. Refreshments will be provided by the Congress of Graduate Students.

Register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_did- VqRkXoUNjVg9


July 2019 Workshops


Connecting Skills with Options: Putting Your Degree to Work (PFF/ PFP/ PIE)

July 12, 2019, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Honors, Scholars & Fellows House, room 3009

Presenter: Megan Konen, FSU Career Center

Description: You know that your education has given you important and valuable skills, but how does this translate into the world of work? In this presentation, learn how to acquire quality occupational information, identify transferable skills, and articulate your value to future employers.

Register: https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eFOqK- c5ezn1PKzX


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