Workshops and Events
Workshops will be held on Saturdays in DeVos Building C, Room 107 (Graduate Student Commons) at the Pew Campus unless otherwise noted on the schedule.
Breakfast will be included for all workshops, and lunch will also be included for full day workshops.
All workshops are FREE, to those registered, unless otherwise noted. All registrations and payments will be handled online at www.gvsu.edu/paces/register
Workshop details are below.
|9am - Noon||Graduate Boot Camp: The Basics||Free|
|9/7/2013||Noon - 3pm||Graduate Boot Camp: Posters and Thesis||Free|
|9am - 3pm||Graduate Boot Camp: Both Sessions||Free|
|Saturday||9am - Noon||Internationalization and Graduate Studies||Free|
|Saturday||10am - 4pm||How to Survive a Golf Outing||$25|
|Postponed until 2014||(at The Meadows, Allendale)|
|Saturday 11/9/2013||9am - Noon||Applying Effective Mentoring Principles to Enhance Productivity and Your Professional Relationships||Free|
|Saturday 1/25/2014||9am - Noon||Planning for the Future: Student Loans, Debt Management and Financial Planning||Free|
|Saturday 2/8/2014||9am - Noon||Translating Academic Success into Expanded Career Opportunities||Free|
|Saturday 3/15/2014||9am - 3pm||Job Hunting in Today's Economy: Social Media, Resumes and Cover Letters, Job Searches, Etiquette, Interviews||Free|
PACES Workshop Descriptions
Are you new to Grad School, or just looking to expand your knowledge? Then Graduate Boot Camp is for you. We will be discussing specific campus resources for graduate students, hearing from the graduate Writing Center, and talking about the online resources the library has to offer. After lunch we will be discussing oral and poster presentations and talking about the thesis and dissertation process. You may register for the morning, afternoon, or the full day. Breakfast will be served during the morning session and lunch will be available for all registrants. This workshop is free to all current graduate students.
Internationalization and Graduate Studies:
Have you ever wondered how international travel or study could fit your degree program? This workshop will focus on international travel and study opportunities for graduate students at GVSU and will feature sessions by Mark Schaub, Director of the Padnos International Center, and Drs. Joe Iannelli and Gunter Tusch (Padnos College of Engineering and Computing), ending with a Q&A panel with our speakers.
Please join us at The Meadows for a unique opportunity to be introduced to the culture and experience of a golf outing! How to Survive a Golf Outing: Learning the culture, social habits, and opportunities for networking and business surrounding the game.
Golf outings are frequent special social events in many companies, enjoyable occasions for fund raising for charities and non-profit groups, and a great way to network. Where else would you get a leisurely 4 hours to make friends, connections, and gain access to advance your company, cause, or yourself while playing a recreational game? Where else would you have the opportunity to be in a casual setting with your boss or a potential business partner for that length of time? This special event is designed for the novice/inexperienced golfer and will cover dress, basic golf etiquette, golf fundamentals, and the networking/business opportunities that the game provides, with the goal of preparing you to navigate a golf outing with confidence and knowledge of what to do, how to dress and conduct yourself to make the most of this networking opportunity. The day will start with 2 hours of instruction and tips, followed by a luncheon, and then a 4-person, 9-hole scramble to experience what a golf outing feels like. The cost for this workshop is $25 which includes your lunch and golf expenses; bring your own clubs if possible. If you don’t have golf clubs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applying Effective Mentoring Principles to Enhance Productivity and Your Professional Relationships:
As you transition from being a graduate student to a professional you will undoubtedly have opportunities to supervise and mentor other full-time employees or student workers or volunteers--perhaps you've already had such opportunities. With the role of being a "mentor" comes the responsibilities of using effective mentoring principles to sustain effective and productive professional relationships. During this interactive workshop, participants will learn strategies for effective mentoring, have the opportunity practice these strategies during "role plays" as mentors, and learn how to use these practices to manage their professional relationships as a mentee. Presenter: Henry (Rique) Campa, III, Ph.D., Associate Dean, The Graduate School and Professor of Wildlife Ecology, Michigan State University.
Planning for the Future: Student Loans, Debt Management and Financial Planning:
Please join us as we talk about money! GVSU Financial Aid will be on hand to discuss all things related to loans and financial aid. Scott McPheeters from Edward Jones will follow up the financial aid discussion with some very practical advice and strategies to help you manage the debt you already have and help you plan for the future. Breakfast will be served. This workshop is free for all current graduate students.
Translating Academic Success into Expanded Career Opportunities:
You have worked many years to learn the "tricks of the trade" of your discipline and the academy. How will those skills and your education help you negotiate jobs in government, in industry, in non-profit organizations or in administrative positions in a university? What translates well and what will you have to adapt to new settings? During this interactive workshop, participants will assess their own professional skills, practice interviewing skills for non-academic positions, and develop plans for applying networking strategies for future professional development opportunities. Presenter: Henry (Rique) Campa, III, Ph.D., Associate Dean, The Graduate School and Professor of Wildlife Ecology, Michigan State Uni.versity
Today’s economy is tough. The average HR representative spends mere seconds scanning a resume before deciding to keep it or toss it. And there are many applicants competing for every job opening and hiring managers are becoming more media savvy in their search for the right applicant. This workshop is designed to help you execute and navigate a successful job search. In addition to sessions on job searches, resumes and cover letters, email and social media and negotiations and contracts, each registrant will also receive a one on one resume consultation. After lunch, there will be an opportunity to select from two breakout sessions. Topics will include: Working outside of your home country and How to achieve your career goals/setting a five year plan. Breakfast and lunch will be served. This workshop is free for all current graduate students.
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