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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
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
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 review this flyer 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
Abstract Writing

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

January 15, 2015
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Pine Room, Kansas Union
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
Dissertation Completion Toolkit

This session will focus on tips and techniques to move advanced students towards completion of the dissertation. The workshop will emphasize strategies and methods for setting goals, identifying the necessary elements of your dissertation, making and meeting deadlines, working with your advisor, and managing your dissertation as a large project that you are in charge of. *Note: this session is not about formatting your dissertation for submission.* Please register for this program.

February 4, 2015
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Kansas Room, Kansas Union
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
Engineering & Computing Career Fair

The Engineering Career Center sponsors a Career Fair during the fall semester and one during the spring semester. Open to all KU students, learn more at the Engineering website.

February 12, 2015
12:00 - 4:00 pm
Kansas Union
Capitol Graduate Research Summit

The 12th Annual Capitol Graduate Research Summit is an opportunity to show the State of Kansas the stellar research conducted by graduate students at Kansas' universities. For 2015, eight KU Lawrence campus students will be selected to join their peers from Kansas State University, The University of Kansas Medical Center, and Wichita State University in Topeka at the Capitol. The participating students will present their research in poster board format to legislators and other members of state government.

KU graduate students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply to participate. To learn more, go to the Capitol Graduate Research Summit website. To apply, please fill out the online application form; submissions require a research abstract and a research impact statement.

February 12, 2015
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Topeka, Kansas
Graduate Research/Write-In (Edwards)

An intensive day of writing without distractions in a pleasant space conducive to clear thinking. Whether you are preparing for your comprehensive exams, writing your dissertation or dissertation prospectus, editing a paper for publication, writing a book review or fellowship application, the Writing Center can help. One-on-one sessions with a research librarian or writing consultant are available, as well as the following workshops: Database Research (10:30-11:30), EndNote Citation (11:30-1:00), APA Citation and Style Guide (1:00-2:00). Learn more about the workshops and register at the Write-in website.

February 28, 2015
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
369 Regnier Hall
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. Typically, over 60 school districts from across Kansas, Missouri, and a number of other states attend this event. 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
Graduate Research/Write-In (Lawrence)

An intensive day of writing without distractions in a pleasant space conducive to clear thinking. Whether you are preparing for your comprehensive exams, writing your dissertation or dissertation prospectus, editing a paper for publication, writing a book review or fellowship application, the Writing Center can help. One-on-one sessions with a research librarian or writing consultant are available, as well as the following workshops: Database Management Basics (11:00-12:00), Graduate Research Skills (12:00-1:00), Writing for Education Students (1:00-2:00), EndNote Citation (2:00-3:30). Learn more about the workshops and register at the Write-in website.

March 7, 2015
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
4th Floor, Watson Library
Grant Writing

This workshop is targeted to students who have begun actively searching and applying for grants. 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.

April 2, 2015
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Big 12 Room, Kansas Union
Graduate Research/Write-In (Edwards)

An intensive day of writing without distractions in a pleasant space conducive to clear thinking. Whether you are preparing for your comprehensive exams, writing your dissertation or dissertation prospectus, editing a paper for publication, writing a book review or fellowship application, the Writing Center can help. One-on-one sessions with a research librarian or writing consultant are available, as well as the following workshops: Database Research (10:30-11:30), Electronic and Thesis Dissertation Formatting (11:30-1:00), APA Citation and Style Guide (1:00-2:00). Registration will be made available later.

April 11, 2015
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
369 Regnier Hall
Dissertation Completion Toolkit

This session will focus on tips and techniques to move advanced students towards completion of the dissertation. The workshop will emphasize strategies and methods for setting goals, identifying the necessary elements of your dissertation, making and meeting deadlines, working with your advisor, and managing your dissertation as a large project that you are in charge of. *Note: this session is not about formatting your dissertation for submission.* Please register for this event.

April 15, 2015
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Big 12 Room, Kansas Union
Graduate Research/Write-In (Lawrence)

An intensive day of writing without distractions in a pleasant space conducive to clear thinking. Whether you are preparing for your comprehensive exams, writing your dissertation or dissertation prospectus, editing a paper for publication, writing a book review or fellowship application, the Writing Center can help. One-on-one sessions with a research librarian or writing consultant are available, as well as the following workshops: Writing Abstracts (12:00-1:00), Electronic and Thesis Dissertation Formatting (1:00-2:30). Registration will be made available later.

April 18, 2015
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
4th Floor, Watson Library
Graduate Awards Ceremony

Join the Office of Graduate Studies as it celebrates the accomplishments of KU graduate students. Awards recognize the contributions that graduate students make to the research, teaching, and service mission of the University. Please contact Graduate Studies with questions about the event.

April 23, 2015
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Ballroom, Kansas Union
Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

Learn more about this event at the 2015 Doctoral Hooding Ceremony site. Students who are graduating should also consult the students' information page to register to attend the event by filling out the participation form.

May 16, 2015
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Lied Center

 


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