The Fall 2020 GPAD Workshop Schedule will be available in mid-August.

Spring 2020 Schedule

Wednesday, March 11

11am-12pm: DEVELOPING YOUR ELEVATOR PITCH: SHARING YOUR RESEARCH IN 60 SECONDS OR LESS

A strong 60-second pitch to fellow scientists, potential funders, politicians or community members can lead to new opportunities for jobs, funding or invitations for community engagement. In this session, we will discover and discuss the fundamentals of what makes a strong elevator pitch through some fun exercises.

12:30-1:30pm: BUDGETING IN SCHOOL

Come learn about how money affects your well-being, how to create a budget and how to avoid the behaviors that derail your budget.

2-3pm: CAREER DECISION MAKING: LEARNING HOW TO BE ADAPTABLE WITH AN ADVANCED DEGREE

Think for a moment about your response to this question: “What do I want to do after completing my graduate program?” During this interactive session, you will not only discover useful career resources to help guide you towards career goals, but also engage in additional discussions on what is means to get involved in and out of academia while being part of an always changing world of work.


Thursday, March 12

11am-12pm: GETTING STARTED WITH SYSTEMATIC RESEARCH

Systematic reviews (SR) gather, analyze and synthesize prior research on topics. Different types of systematic reviews provide background for papers, articles, grants, theses, dissertations, etc. Systematic reviews may also stand on their own. This session introduces sources, steps and software you can use.

12:30-1:30pm: EMPLOYMENT SEARCH STRATEGIES USING LINKEDIN

Worried about creating and managing another social media presence? Unsure of how to use LinkedIn for research and expanding your network? Discover how to get the most out of your LinkedIn account and connect with KSU alumni and other professionals.

2-3pm: STUDENT LEARNING AND GEN Z

With each new generation of college students, there come new challenges in figuring out how best to reach them and teach them. The post-millennial generation, or Gen Z, is our most recent generation of college students. What characteristics set them apart? What teaching strategies might work best? Join the Center for Teaching and Learning in exploring “Student Learning and Gen Z!"

 

Friday, March 13

11am-12pm: MAXIMIZING YOUR POTENTIAL: HOW TO DEVELOP YOUR NETWORK OF MENTORS

Thriving in higher education takes discipline and strategic planning. However, mentorship can play a key role in how one navigates their journey in college. This workshop will transform traditional thoughts about mentoring relationships and allows students to individualize their own Mentoring Map to increase self-efficacy as a graduate student.

12:30-1:30pm: KORU MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION

Discover how to incorporate mindfulness skills and meditation into your life to better manage stress during the Koru workshop.

2-3pm: INTERVIEW DO’S AND DON’TS

In this session, you will learn about different types of interviews and interviewing tips. Additionally, recommendations will be shared on evaluating a job offer and negotiating salary and responsibilities with confidence.