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Upcoming Events

The Office of Graduate Studies works with other campus units to provide information on upcoming events of interest to graduate students. Registration may be required; please see each listing below for more information. If you are interested in knowing which events were offered in the past, please consult the 2013-2014 program schedule.

Event Date
Grant Writing

This workshop is targeted to students who have begun actively searching and applying for grants and awards. It will mainly focus on research proposals (common in academia) and problem grants (common in the non-profit world) and will also cover different types of grantors, writing tips, and grant resources for graduate students. Please bring application materials for any grants for which you are applying. Please also register for this event.

October 21, 2014
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Jayhawk Room, Kansas Union
H-1b and Employment-Based Permanent Residence

An attorney from Bordeau Immigration Law, LLC, a law firm specializing in employment-based immigration practice, will explain the process for obtaining H-1b employment status and acquiring permanent residence (commonly known as a “green card”) through employer sponsorship.

October 21, 2014
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Jayhawk Room, Kansas Union
Mentoring 101: Tips and Strategies for Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers

In this interactive workshop, graduate students will learn tips and strategies for mentoring undergraduate researchers.  We will share strategies for preparing students to get started in research, troubleshooting problems as they arise, and managing the time demands of mentoring undergraduate researchers.  The workshop is open to any KU graduate student, including those who have not yet started mentoring students and those who already have several years’ experience. Please register for this event.

October 22, 2014
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Centennial Room, Kansas Union
Friday GTA Lunch Discussion - Get Them Talking: How to Generate/Sustain In-class Discussions

Join staff from the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and graduate teaching assistants from across campus to discuss a teaching-related topic. A light lunch will be provided. Space is limited, so please register for this program by emailing CTE.

October 24, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 pm
135 Budig Hall
Job Search Strategies for International Students

International students seeking employment in the United States will learn from University Career Services staff how to conduct a successful job or internship search. Workshop topics will include job/internship resources specific to international students and job/internship search strategies.

October 24, 2014
3:30 - 4:30 pm
University Career Center, Burge Union
Zotero: Citing Your Sources

Come learn about the Zotero citation software that is freely available from Firefox. This application allows you to store, organize, format your citations, and cite your references in your papers. This workshop requires registration.

October 27, 2014
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Research Technology Support office (4th floor), Watson Library
Abstract Writing

This workshop provides instruction on the process of writing abstracts of research, as required for journal articles, dissertations, funding applications, and many other uses. Please register for this event.

October 29, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 pm
English Room, Kansas Union
Vita Activa, Vita Contemplativa

As you get ready for final papers and projects, this event offers proactive stress relief strategies and on-campus resources that can help balance the active and contemplative life of a college student. Before you head to your favorite study spot, drop by the Spencer Museum for some art, relaxation exercises, writing tips, and more. Sponsored by Spencer Museum of Art, Spencer Student Advisory Board, KU Writing Center, and KU Recreation Services

October 29, 2014
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Spencer Museum of Art
National Institutes of Health F31 & F32 Fellowships

This workshop presents information on the National Institutes of Health F31 (predoctoral) and F32 (postdoctoral) Fellowships and how to apply to them. These fellowships provide multiple years of funding to students in “scientific health-related fields” that are conducting biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research. Please register for this event.

October 31, 2014
12:30 - 1:30 pm
English Room, Kansas Union
Graduate Research/Write-in (Lawrence campus)

An intensive day of writing without distractions in a pleasant space conducive to clear thinking. One-on-one sessions with a research librarian or writing consultant are available, as well as the following workshops: "Data Management Basics", "Writing the Literature Review", "Writing Academic Job Search Materials", and "Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Formatting". Please register for this event.

November 1, 2014
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
4th Floor, Watson Library
Education Career Fair

The Education Career Fair is open to all students and professionals interested in learning more about career opportunities in PK-12 education. Attendance is free, and there is no pre-registration required for attendees. Candidates in all areas of PK-12 education, including elementary and secondary education, speech-language pathology, special education, school social work, physical/occupational therapy, counseling, administration and school psychology, are welcome and encouraged to attend to explore job opportunities and to network with school administrators from more than 60 school districts from Kansas and Missouri and from across the country.

To prepare for this event, please attend the Education Career Fair Prep Workshop on Tuesday, October 7th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. OR on Thursday, October 9th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. in Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 150.

November 5, 2014
12:30 - 3:30 pm
Ballroom, Kansas Union
Graduate Research/Write-in (Edwards campus)

An intensive day of writing without distractions in a pleasant space conducive to clear thinking. One-on-one sessions with a research librarian or writing consultant are available, as well as the following workshops: "Database Research", "EndNote Citation", Writing Academic Job Search Materials", and "Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Formatting". Please register for this event.

November 8, 2014
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
369 Regnier Hall
EndNote X7: Building your Library and Cite While you Write

This workshop is an introduction to Endnote, a reference management application that academic writers can use to streamline and simplify the research and writing process. You can export citation information to EndNote from online searches, attach PDF files to the citations in your library, then save time by creating an automatic bibliography in Word from your EndNote library. Endnote is available free to KU graduate students, faculty and staff at. This workshop requires registration.

November 10, 2014
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Clark Instruction Center, Watson Library
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Submission

This workshop is for graduate students who will be completing their completed thesis or dissertation. Topics will include how to properly handle the submission of your document and related administrative processes.

November 11, 2014
10:00 - 11:30 am
Alderson Room, Kansas Union
ETD Word: Formatting for Thesis and Dissertations

This workshop is for graduate students working on their thesis or dissertation. The topics that will be covered include general formatting for: title page, acceptance page, abstract, acknowledgements, table contents, page numbering, and more. This workshop requires registration.

November 18, 2014
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Clark Instruction Center, Watson Library
Friday GTA Lunch Discussion - Setting Your Course with Syllabus Design

Join staff from the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and graduate teaching assistants from across campus to discuss a teaching-related topic. A light lunch will be provided. Space is limited, so please register for this program by emailing CTE.

November 21, 2014
12:00 - 1:00 pm
135 Budig Hall
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Format & Submit Open Lab

Open, drop-in assistance with thesis and dissertation formatting questions or help with online document submission to ProQuest. This workshop has optional registration.

December 15, 2014
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Research Technology Support office (4th floor), Watson Library
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Format & Submit Open Lab

Open, drop-in assistance with thesis and dissertation formatting questions or help with online document submission to ProQuest. This workshop has optional registration.

December 16, 2014
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Research Technology Support office (4th floor), Watson Library
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Format & Submit Open Lab

Open, drop-in assistance with thesis and dissertation formatting questions or help with online document submission to ProQuest. This workshop has optional registration.

December 17, 2014
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Research Technology Support office (4th floor), Watson Library
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Format & Submit Open Lab

Open, drop-in assistance with thesis and dissertation formatting questions or help with online document submission to ProQuest. This workshop has optional registration.

December 18, 2014
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Research Technology Support office (4th floor), Watson Library
New GTA Conference

All graduate students who are becoming graduate teaching assistants for the first time in the Spring 2015 semester are required to attend the New GTA Conference. Presented by the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), graduate students will receive orientation, training, and opportunities for discussion. Please contact CTE for more information on this event.

January 13, 2015
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Budig Hall
Non-Academic Job Search

In this presentation Career Center specialists will guide you through the process of a non-academic job search. This workshop will be presented on-line via Adobe Connect. Please register for this workshop to receive a link to the webinar on January 14.

January 14, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 pm
On-line webinar
Online Image and Networking

In this workshop Career Center specialists will provide information and guidance about online networking and managing your online professional image during the job search process. This workshop will be presented on-line via Adobe Connect. Please register for this workshop to receive a link to the webinar on January 21.

January 21, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 pm
On-line webinar
Interviewing

In this workshop Career Center specialists will provide advice on preparing for and performing well in interviews. This workshop will be presented on-line via Adobe Connect. Please register for this workshop to receive a link to the webinar on January 28.

January 28, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 pm
On-line webinar
University Career Fair

The University Career Center and the Office of Multicultural Affairs are pleased to present the 2015 University Career Fair. Students will have the opportunity to learn more about various career fields, companies and organizations, internships, volunteer opportunities, and options available at graduate or professional schools. Students from all majors and academic levels are encouraged to attend.

The University Career Center will provide free professional Linkedin profile pictures for students that attend the Fair. The Linkedin booth will be available starting at 12:00 p.m. on the day of the event. Learn more at the University Career Fair website.

February 11, 2015
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Kansas Union
Education Interview Day

The University Career Center’s 15th annual Education Interview Day is open to graduating students interested in obtaining a teaching or support position within K-12 education. Participants have the opportunity to complete screening interviews with up to 10 school districts for openings in all teaching fields, as well as special education, school social work, school psychology, counseling, speech-language pathology, administration, and other areas. Please visit the Education Interview Day website for a list of attending organizations and information on signing up for screening interviews.

March 3, 2015
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Kansas Union

 


Congratulation to Joshuaa Burbank, graduate student in Speech Pathology, on his feature article! Kansas Medicine & Science published a great piece on his work and his commitment to the Navajo community on page 6: http://www.kumc.edu/Documents/public%20affairs/ksmm-2014-summ_web%20%281%29.pdf
Workshop for graduate students mentoring undergraduates on Wednesday, 1-2pm, in the Union: http://t.co/L78gVXuM8q


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