Professional Development Workshops

Graduate Student Success Series

Collaborating with a number of units across campus, the Graduate Net brings together a free workshop series to help enhance your graduate experience in all stages of your career. The workshops will help you sharpen your skills in the areas of academic, professional/career, and personal development. The workshops will help graduate students learn about resources and strategies to maximize their success at Fresno State and beyond.

Please come back and revisit the schedule as we add dates and workshops to the series.

For questions or ZOOM presentations, please contact Andrea Cortes at andreacm@csufresno.edu.

Academic Development Workshop

These workshops focus on supporting graduate students academic development. In collaboration with the Graduate Writing Studio and the Henry Madden Library, we offer workshops that will prepare you to write that next paper, from using online library tools to formatting your thesis or dissertation. Additional workshops guide students in applying for graduate research fellowships, presenting and publishing their work, and other topics important for successful researchers.

Professional Development

Partnering with the Career Development Services and SupportNet, we offer workshops to prepare you for life after graduation. These workshops include career support, resume assistance, networking, preparing for interviews, establishing successful mentoring relationships, and writing successful PhD applications.

Personal Development

Collaborating with SupportNet and the Student Health & Counseling Center, we are happy to offer workshops focused on graduate student needs. These workshops will present tips and strategies to help graduate students battle common stressors facing graduate students, improve time management, and healthy living.

Dates

February

To register for the worshops please use the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/sBYTapUwHuS5pdYn2  

Grammar for Grad Students 

Sentence Structure - Monday, February 12, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Madden 2108

Paragraph Structure - Monday, February 26, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Madden 2108

This is a workshop series that will take place weekly over 5 weeks. The sessions will cover parts of speech, sentence structure, paragraph formation, essay structure, and plagiarism. Although geared to non-native English speakers, this series is helpful for anyone who wants a grammar refresher. This series is being offered in person on campus. Please select dates for which you plan on attending.

Beginning EndNote

 

 

 

 

Thursday, February 1, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Madden 2127

 

 

 

 

Customize your downloaded version of EndNote, learn the basics of how to add references and files, organize your citations and PDFs, create bibliographies and use Cite While You Write.To use your own laptop, please download EndNote before the workshop from the campus Technology Center's website: http://fresnostate.edu/help/

Downloading tips are available at http://guides.library.fresnostate.edu/endnote/downloading

*Room 2127 has laptops with EndNote

Lit Reviews and Google Tools

Thursday, February 1, 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Madden 2127

This workshop is designed to help students understand the concept of a literature review and give the practical strategies for completing a lit review using Google Tools.

Beginning EndNote

Monday February 5, noon - 1:30 p.m. Madden 2127

Customize your downloaded version of EndNote, learn the basics of how to add references and files, organize your citations and PDFs, create bibliographies and use Cite While You Write.To use your own laptop, please download EndNote before the workshop from the campus Technology Center's website: http://fresnostate.edu/help/

Downloading tips are available at http://guides.library.fresnostate.edu/endnote/downloading

*Room 2127 has laptops with EndNote

Developing your Scholarly Voice

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Madden 2135

This workshop utilizes the concept of "write what you know" to help student​s​ build confidence as writers/researchers, not fall into a pattern of ​imitative writing, and perfect their own particular scholarly voice. We will discuss ​research management, ​the drafting process, ​self-imposed ​deadline​s​, revision strategies, perspective taking, and close reading to help students gain ownership over their acquired knowledge and ​harness their own style of information relay.

Lit Reviews and Google Tools

Wednesday, February 7, 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Madden 2127

This workshop is designed to help students understand the concept of a literature review and give the practical strategies for completing a lit review using Google Tools.

Developing your Scholarly Voice

Thursday, February 8, 2018 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Madden 2135

This workshop utilizes the concept of "write what you know" to help student​s​ build confidence as writers/researchers, not fall into a pattern of ​imitative writing, and perfect their own particular scholarly voice. We will discuss ​research management, ​the drafting process, ​self-imposed ​deadline​s​, revision strategies, perspective taking, and close reading to help students gain ownership over their acquired knowledge and ​harness their own style of information relay.

Introduction to APA Style 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  Madden 2137

This session will provide an introduction to APA style based on the APA Manual - 6th edition. We will spend some time discussing citations and references. Bring your APA 6th Edition Manual and some post-it notes!

Beginning EndNote

Tuesday, February 13, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Madden 2127

Customize your downloaded version of EndNote, learn the basics of how to add references and files, organize your citations and PDFs, create bibliographies and use Cite While You Write.To use your own laptop, please download EndNote before the workshop from the campus Technology Center's website: http://fresnostate.edu/help/

Downloading tips are available at http://guides.library.fresnostate.edu/endnote/downloading

*Room 2127 has laptops with EndNote

Lit Reviews and Google Tools

Tuesday, February 13, 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. Madden 2127

This workshop is designed to help students understand the concept of a literature review and give the practical strategies for completing a lit review using Google Tools.

March 

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April 

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May

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