Workshop Schedule | Graduate Studies | Kent State University

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 5

11am-12pm: HOW TO PREPARE A LITERATURE REVIEW

Literature reviews are completed for many purposes: papers, articles, grants, theses, dissertations, etc. This session will explain and show you resources and steps for developing, managing, and completing literature reviews.

12:30am-1:30pm: RESUMES, CVs, AND COVER LETTERS

This session conducted by Career Exploration and Development will focus on writing Resumes, CVs, and Cover Letters. Learn how to gauge when each document is appropriate and how to get the attention of the reader.   Free online as well as in-person resources will be discussed.

2-3pm: 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


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6

11am-12pm: MANAGING YOUR RESEARCH WITH ZOTERO, ENDNOTE, AND MENDELEY

This workshop will show three of the most popular systems out there; Zotero, EndNote, and Mendeley.  See how they capture references or full-text articles (pdfs) from databases, generate bibliographies quickly, and work within Word as you write. Laptop not needed, but bring it if you already use the Flashzone-WPA on campus.

12:30-1:30pm: 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”

2-3pm: NETWORKING: IT'S EASIER THAN YOU THINK:

Networking is the process of collecting and evaluating a list of contacts and developing a professional relationship with them. A majority of positions are found via word of mouth and networking helps build solid foundations to these relationships. It is important to remember that only about 3.5 percent of employment postings ever make it to job boards. This Career Exploration and Development workshop will discuss how to network, both in-person, and online


THURSDAY, MARCH 7

11am-12pm: IRB RESEARCH ETHICS AND THE IRB

This workshop will cover research ethics and will provide you with information about the IRB submission and review processes at Kent State.  Topics include an overview of the IRB process, how to develop an informed consent document, and common submission mistakes.

12:30pm-1:30pm: SEARCHING FOR GRANT FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES 

A critical first step in obtaining research or project funding is finding the right grant opportunities. This session focuses on how to do so using COS Pivot, a funding opportunity database that is freely available to Kent State students, faculty, and staff. The session also provides information about KSU's Office of Sponsored Programs and how it assists students with grant application and management. Participants are encouraged to bring an Internet-capable device to set up a COS Pivot account and get hands-on experience.

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.