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The Office of Graduate Studies works with other campus units to provide information on upcoming professional development events of interest to graduate students. Registration may be required; please see each listing below for more information. If you are interested in knowing what professional development events were offered in the past, please consult the 2014-2015 program schedule.

For information on the Graduate Student Advisory Board (GSAB) and Student Senate participation by graduate students, see the Student Senate website.

For information on social events of interest to graduate students, see the Student Union Activities events calendar.

For listings of all campus events, go to the KU Event Calendar.

Event Date
Engineering & Computing Career Fair

KU students from all disciplines are invited to attend the Engineering & Computer Science Career Fair. It is free and does not require pre-registration. Visit their website to learn more.

February 11, 2016
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kansas Union
Introduction to Grant Proposal Development

Presented by the Hall Center Humanities Grant Development Office, this workshop (and its duplicate workshop on Feb. 17) focuses on identifying sources of funding and strategies for developing successful grant and fellowship applications. Graduate students in the humanities, social sciences, and arts are encouraged to attend. RSVP by February 5 to 785-864-7833 or hgdo@ku.edu. Provide your name, email, discipline, date you plan to attend, and a synopsis of your research interests.

February 11, 2016
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Hall Center for the Humanities
Resume Writing for International Students

International students searching for a job or internship in the U.S. will learn from University Career Center staff how to create a successful American-style resume. Workshop topics include general resume guidelines, typical components, and formatting tips.

February 12, 2016
3:30 - 4:30 pm
University Career Center (320 Anschutz Library)
REDcap

Learn how to construct a REDCap database and survey in order to collect, manage, and analyze data in the most secure way possible. Presented by Kenna Whitley. Free and open the public, but please RSVP to Roxie Lytle to reserve a seat. Attendees may be contacted prior to the event with necessary files or documents.

February 13, 2016
1:00 - 4:00 pm
455 Watson Library
EndNote Basics

With EndNote you can quickly save citation information as you comb through databases, annotate and save journal articles in one place, sort your citations into different groups for different projects, insert citations into your Word document with the click of a button, and skip the worry about producing and formatting a bibliography (EndNote does it for you!). For both Mac and PC users. This hands-on workshop provides step-by-step instructions for these tasks, as well as an introductory overview of EndNote and information about resources for getting additional help. Please register for this workshop.

February 15, 2016
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Watson Training Lab, Watson Library
Interviewing for Graduate Students

In this workshop Career Center specialists will provide advice on preparing for and performing well in interviews. Please register for this workshop and head to the University Career Center’s new home in Anschutz Library.

February 17, 2016
12:00 - 1:00 pm
University Career Center (320 Anschutz Library)
Making Your Master's Work

Career paths for many doctoral students and practice-oriented graduate students (e.g. medicine, law, business) are never easy but they are fairly well known and frequently discussed. What about those who receive a master’s degree outside of these areas? What are the career options and the career development process for those working toward a master’s degree?

This workshop focuses on how master’s students can make the most of their degree, including methods for career exploration, professional identity development, and the unique job searches that many master’s students conduct. Please register for this workshop.

February 17, 2016
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Alderson Auditorium, 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 (“green card”) through employer sponsorship.

February 17, 2016
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Malott Room, Kansas Union
Introduction to Grant Proposal Development

Presented by the Hall Center Humanities Grant Development Office, this workshop (and its duplicate workshop on Feb. 11) focuses on identifying sources of funding and strategies for developing successful grant and fellowship applications. Graduate students in the humanities, social sciences, and arts are encouraged to attend. RSVP by February 5 to 785-864-7833 or hgdo@ku.edu. Provide your name, email, discipline, date you plan to attend, and a synopsis of your research interests.

February 17, 2016
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Hall Center for the Humanities
Curricular (CPT) and Optional (OPT) Practical Training for F-1 Students

ISS Advising staff will explain the purpose, eligibility and application procedures for F-1 Curricular and Optional Practical Training. Plan to attend both the CPT and the OPT segments to learn about the full range of options for employment related to your F-1 academic program. Feel free to bring your lunch and eat while listening.

February 19, 2016
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Kansas Room, Kansas Union
Preparing Articles and Dissertations in LaTeX

Paul Johnson, Professor of Political Science and Director of CRMDA, will present on how to use KU templates for theses and dissertations with LaTeX and Lyx, systems used to communicate and publish documents in the sciences and social sciences. the Saturday Workshops are free and open to the public, but we like reservations in advance to ensure that we have enough seats and resources. Free and open the public, but please RSVP to Roxie Lytle to reserve a seat. Attendees may be contacted prior to the event with necessary files or documents.

February 20, 2016
1:00 - 4:00 pm
455 Watson Library
Architecture, Design & Planning Career Fair

This event provides an opportunity for KU Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Design, and Urban Planning students to network with industry employers and learn about available career opportunities. To learn more, see the Fair website.

February 23, 2016
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Kansas Union
Interviewing Tips for International Students

Whether applying for a job or for an internship in the U.S., interview skills are important. University Career Center staff will explain how to prepare for a successful American-style interview, including interview preparation tips, strategies for answering questions successfully, and post-interview follow-up.

February 25, 2016
3:30 - 4:30 pm
University Career Center (320 Anschutz Library)
Creative Effective PowerPoint Presentations

Learn a new way of preparing Power Point presentations that will engage your audience and convey information effectively, clearly, and memorably. We will cover best practices for using images and wording and discuss examples of effective and ineffective slides. Please register for this workshop.

February 25, 2016
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Malott Room, Kansas Union
Final Friday Teaching Seminar: Cultivating Accessible Learning Spaces

How can we become more mindful of our students with disabilities when designing our courses? How can we adapt our classrooms and teaching methods to accommodate a wider, more diverse set of needs? Come share your experiences teaching students with disabilities and collaborate with other instructors on effective strategies for accommodation and universal design. With Rebekah Taussig, CTE/English. To participate in a session, register at least two days before the event. A light lunch will be provided. Note that space is limited. If you sign up for a session, please understand that we’ll be buying a lunch for you and saving a spot for you—so be sure to attend.

February 26, 2016
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Center for Teaching Excellence (135 Budig Hall)
Academic Training for J-1 Students

An ISS advisor will explain how Academic Training can provide J-1 students with an opportunity for employment in order to obtain work experience in their field of study. Covered topics will include purpose, eligibility, and the application process.

February 26, 2016
4:00 - 5:00 pm
Alcove G, Kansas Union
ETD Word: Thesis and Dissertation Formatting and Copyright

This workshop is for graduate students at any stage of the thesis or dissertation process. If you're just starting out, you can build your own template for future use. If you’re nearing the end, come join us for some quick tips that will save you some time and trouble as you move forward. Specific workshop topics include: general information about the thesis/dissertation process, content order, title and acceptance pages, page numbering, building an automatic table of contents using heading styles, generating a table of contents, captioning figures, equations, tables and more, embedding fonts and converting to PDF, copyright and fair use info. The workshop also covers the basics of copyright for grad students as scholars and teachers, including copyright considerations for theses and dissertations, and resources in the KU Libraries that can help. Topics include: general information about copyrights in the U.S.; copyrights and scholarly publications, including theses and dissertations; Fair Use and scholarly work; Copyright Decision Tree – Tool developed at KU to help users decide whether they are using copyrighted materials in compliance with U.S. copyright law and/or fair use; copyright services provided by the Libraries’ Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright. Please register for this workshop.

March 3, 2016
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Watson Training Lab, Watson Library
Job Search Strategies for International Students

University Career Center staff will explain resources and strategies that will enable international students to conduct a successful search for a job or internship in the U.S.

March 4, 2016
3:30 - 4:30 pm
University Career Center (320 Anschutz Library)
Education Interview Day

The 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, physical/occupational therapy, administration, and other areas. Typically, over 60 school districts from across Kansas, Missouri, and a number of other states attend this event.

You may sign up for 30-minute screening interviews with school districts for Education Interview Day beginning Tuesday, January 12th (12:01 a.m.) until Sunday, February 21, 2016 (11:59 p.m.) on KU Career Connections. Interview slots still available after February 21st will be available for sign up for on a first-come, first-served basis at each employer’s table between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on the day of the event. In order to sign up for interviews with the districts before the day of the event, you must have an updated KU Career Connections. account, including an electronic copy of your resume.

March 8, 2016
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Kansas 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 will cover building your library to citing sources. Please register for this workshop.

March 10, 2016
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Watson Training Lab, Watson Library
EndNote Basics

With EndNote you can quickly save citation information as you comb through databases, annotate and save journal articles in one place, sort your citations into different groups for different projects, insert citations into your Word document with the click of a button, and skip the worry about producing and formatting a bibliography (EndNote does it for you!). For both Mac and PC users. This hands-on workshop provides step-by-step instructions for these tasks, as well as an introductory overview of EndNote and information about resources for getting additional help. Please register for this workshop.

March 22, 2016
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Watson Training Lab, Watson Library
Final Friday Teaching Seminar: Team-Based Learning: Fostering Engaged Learning and Collaborative Skills

This workshop will provide an introduction to the principles of Team-Based Learning (TBL), which is an approach to collaborative learning that motivates students to hold themselves and each other accountable. Benefits of the session for participants will include learning about a teaching method that can improve student engagement and preparation, as well as increase instructor satisfaction. With Ward Lyles, Urban Planning. To participate in a session, register at least two days before the event. A light lunch will be provided. Note that space is limited. If you sign up for a session, please understand that we’ll be buying a lunch for you and saving a spot for you—so be sure to attend.

March 25, 2016
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Center for Teaching Excellence (135 Budig Hall)
An Introduction to SEM in Mplus

Learn basic Mplus usage, provide overview of basic commands in Mplus and work through exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis, measurement invariance testing. Free and open the public, but please RSVP to Roxie Lytle to reserve a seat. Attendees may be contacted prior to the event with necessary files or documents.

March 26, 2016
1:00 - 4:00 pm
455 Watson Library
EndNote for Collaborative Projects

A workshop specifically for individuals or groups wanting to collaborate on documents with EndNote-formatted references or share EndNote libraries among multiple users. Topics include: how to set up and share an EndNote library; how this differs from sharing through EndNote Web; setting up an EndNote Web account and using it effectively; how (and when) to use EndNote’s document-specific traveling library; how to use EndNote with Word’s “Track Changes” and “Comments” features. Please register for this workshop.

March 31, 2016
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Watson Training Lab, Watson Library
Graduate Research Competition

The Office of Graduate Studies invites graduate students to apply to participate in the 2016 Graduate Research Competition, a campus-wide event focusing on graduate student research. The competition provides graduate students the opportunity to present their research to faculty judges and peers from across the University - prizes will be awarded by Graduate Studies. Participants with oral and poster presentations in engineering or the social/behavioral/physical/biological sciences may also elect to participate in the Sigma Xi Research Paper competition. 

Students can apply to give a poster presentation or an oral presentation. To learn more about this competition, and to apply, please visit the Graduate Research Competition page.

March 29, 2016
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Ballroom & meeting rooms, Kansas Union
Graduate Research/Write-in

Write-ins provide a large block of time during which to focus, relax and get some writing done. 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, this event is for you. Staff from the KU Writing Center and from KU Libraries are available for on-site consultations. Please register for the Write-in.

Also, at the Write-in these programs will be offered:

** Opening Session: Guided Freewriting (10:30 - 11:00 am): Jumpstart your day and increase your productivity as you follow freewriting prompts to get your writing off to an effective, energetic start.

** Electronic Thesis & Dissertation Formatting (11:00 am - 12:30 pm): This workshop is for graduate students at any stage of the thesis or dissertation process. If you're just starting out, you can build your own template for future use. If you’re nearing the end, come join us for some quick tips that will save you some time and trouble as you move forward. Specific workshop topics include: general information about the thesis/dissertation process, content order, title and acceptance pages, page numbering, building an automatic table of contents using heading styles, generating a table of contents, captioning figures, equations, tables and more, embedding fonts and converting to PDF, copyright and fair use info.

April 2, 2016
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Room 455, Watson Library
Graduate Student Appreciation Week

Graduation Student Appreciation Week celebrates the contributions of graduate students to the mission of the University of Kansas, raising awareness of their efforts in teaching, research, and service to the campus. See the list of events scheduled for Graduate Student Appreciation Week.

April 4-8, 2016
Across Campus
ETD Word: Thesis and Dissertation Formatting and Copyright

This workshop is for graduate students at any stage of the thesis or dissertation process. If you're just starting out, you can build your own template for future use. If you’re nearing the end, come join us for some quick tips that will save you some time and trouble as you move forward. Specific workshop topics include: general information about the thesis/dissertation process, content order, title and acceptance pages, page numbering, building an automatic table of contents using heading styles, generating a table of contents, captioning figures, equations, tables and more, embedding fonts and converting to PDF, copyright and fair use info. The workshop also covers the basics of copyright for grad students as scholars and teachers, including copyright considerations for theses and dissertations, and resources in the KU Libraries that can help. Topics include: general information about copyrights in the U.S.; copyrights and scholarly publications, including theses and dissertations; Fair Use and scholarly work; Copyright Decision Tree – Tool developed at KU to help users decide whether they are using copyrighted materials in compliance with U.S. copyright law and/or fair use; copyright services provided by the Libraries’ Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright. Please register for this workshop.

April 25, 2016
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Watson Training Lab, 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 27, 2016
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Ballroom, Kansas Union
Final Friday Teaching Seminar: Academic Integrity

Academic misconduct can take many forms, including plagiarism, cheating on assignments or exams, and disrupting classes. In this session, we’ll discuss ways to promote academic integrity and basic steps to follow if academic misconduct occurs in your course. With Aaron Long, CTE/English. To participate in a session, register at least two days before the event. A light lunch will be provided. Note that space is limited. If you sign up for a session, please understand that we’ll be buying a lunch for you and saving a spot for you—so be sure to attend.

April 29, 2016
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Center for Teaching Excellence (135 Budig Hall)
Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

Learn more about this event at the 2016 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 14, 2016
7:30 - 9:00 pm
Lied Center

 


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