PACES 2015-16 Workshop Registration Form

PACES workshops are open to all graduate students enrolled at GVSU. All workshops are held on Saturdays in the University Club (107C) in the DeVos Building C on the Grand Rapids Campus. Registration is free and includes a light breakfast and boxed lunch for all workshops. Please contact the Office of Graduate Studies at 616-331-7105 with any questions.

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Workshop Information (Sep. 12, 2015)


FALL SESSION 1: The Graduate Boot Camp workshop is a comprehensive look at life as a graduate student.

We will discuss accessing resources as a graduate student, getting involved in graduate student life, finding and developing a mentor relationship, preparing for oral and poster presentations, and getting the most out of professional conferences. We will also cover writing thesis and dissertation projects and covering process of Ph.D. programs from admission to completion.

This FREE workshop also includes a light breakfast and full lunch. See you there!

Workshop Information (Oct. 24, 2015)


FALL SESSION 2: Learn how to be savvy about finances and funding at our Financial Literacy workshop.

Speakers from GVSU's Financial Aid Office and Edward Jones will discuss budgeting and debt management during and after graduate school, as well as making smart money decisions in your post-graduate life. Also learn about the world of grant writing and fund development, two key resources for graduate students. Finally, we will look at student research, and how you can secure funding to complete your research at GVSU as well as present your work at conferences. We will also discuss copyright considerations and publication funding through the University Library. This workshop will be interactive and informative and include a panel of faculty researchers.

This FREE workshop also includes a light breakfast and full lunch. See you there!

Workshop Information (Jan. 23, 2016)


WINTER SESSION 1: Get ready for graduation, career fairs, and job hunting at our Life After Graduation workshop.

Specific topics to be covered include interview skills, resume and cover letter reviews, contract negotiations, and using social media while searching for a job. This workshop will feature on-site resume reviewers who can speak with you individually about your resume. We will also cover long-term career planning, adjusting to life after graduation, and preparing for tomorrow's career environment.

This FREE workshop also includes a light breakfast and full lunch. See you there!

Workshop Information (Mar. 19, 2016)


WINTER SESSION 2: Our final workshop of the school year will focus on being a compassionate professional.

We will discuss being an ally and how to balance professionalism and advocacy. Our interactive panel will feature a diverse group of speakers who will discuss their experiences in this area. We will also cover ethical considerations of scholarly information and research. Other topics for this session will include professionalism and etiquette, empathetic leadership, and conflict resolution. Join us as we look at how social issues can influence our workplace, and how we can best prepare ourselves to be effective in a professional environment. 

This FREE workshop also includes a light breakfast and full lunch. See you there!