Professional Development Opportunities
There are a number of professional development opportunities available to graduate students; some are specifically geared toward students, while others are open to faculty and graduate students.
To find the workshops currently accepting applications, please see workshops.appstate.edu, and select the following Communities:
- Graduate Student Workshops;
- Learning Technology Services;
- Faculty and Academic Development
- Research and Sponsored Programs
Examples of workshops offered through workshops.appstate.edu. Check back often for dates and times or for new offerings.
Navigating the IRB Process (developing protocols for human subject research).
More Excel (learning some advanced features).
Database Searching: What You Need to Know (understanding how to use the library’s databases).
Powerpoint 2010 Intro (learn the basics of powerpoint).
Manuscripts in Word (This is an excellent 3-part series on using word to prepare a thesis/dissertation or other research paper). Watch the workshop website or email Mark Suggs (SuggsMH) directly indicating your interest.
Finding Funding for Your Research/Creative Endeavors: This session will show you how to locate funding for fellowships, grants, etc., that can be used to fund your research and/or graduate education.
Responsible Conduct of Research: These sessions address the basics of responsible ethical research practice across all disciplines. The workshop will cover data management, reporting and reviewing research, and research misconduct.
Navigating the Thesis / Dissertation Process: This session is designed to help students get ready for the process by going over Available times:
Demystifying the University: If you end up working for a university it helps to understand how universities are structured and what the jobs of the tenure-track faculty and administration entail.
Intro to Grant Writing: Tips and techniques for writing a strong grant proposal.
Preparing for the Job Market: Mr. Steve Jesseph, member of the university strategic industry council, has experience with helping RIF (reduction in force) staff find new jobs. He is willing to come to Boone and share his experience with students: resumes, making contacts, how to navigate the interview process.
Student Research Poster/Paper Presentation Practice: The campus research day activities are mid-April, and we hope you will consider presenting! This is a chance for a friendly review of your poster or powerpoint before the big day.