• What is a CV? (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Colbourn Hall, Suite 146

    How does a CV differ from a resume? Techniques to target academic and professional positions will be discussed. Discover the components and formats to create a document that effectively communicates your professional background. Students must register for all workshops through their myUCF Student Center under Graduate Students then Pathways to Success.

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  • Library Research and Literature Review Strategies (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Colbourn Hall, Suite 146

    What strategies do you use to conduct library research? This session highlights effective strategies to locate sources for literature reviews and academic projects. Learn about cited reference searches and database search strategies, how to create alerts to stay up to date, tips to customize Google Scholar, and options to manage sources using Mendeley and RefWorks. Please bring your laptop to ...

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  • Authorship, Credit and Collaborative Scholarship and Research: Ethical Pitfalls to Avoid – CORE (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Colbourn Hall, Suite 146

    This workshop will help to clarify rules governing authorship of peer-reviewed publications, with particular focus on archival journals. We will identify issues and decision making with respect to authorship through the instructor’s personal experiences and example case studies. Students must register for all workshops through their myUCF Student Center under Graduate Students then Pathways to Success.

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  • Data Management: Perils of Fabrication, Falsification, and Confidentiality – CORE (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Colbourn Hall, Suite 146

    This workshop addresses research misconduct in the form of fabrication of data or experimental outcomes, falsifying data or originality of material (e.g., plagiarism) and breech of confidentially of data as it relates to human subjects or contractual obligations. An historical perspective is given to highlight some infamous examples of misconduct and the ensuing scandals when they were publicized. Some mechanisms ...

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  • Integrating Textual Sources Effectively

    Graduate Student Center: Colbourn Hall, Suite 146

    The selection of textual sources and their incorporation in evidence-based writing can present problems for aspiring academic writers. Workshop participants will learn to distinguish types of evidence relevant in their academic discipline and will be introduced to Joseph Bizup’s BEAM schema that focuses on the function of a source in a document. Students must register for all workshops through their ...

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  • Doing the Right Thing: What Every Graduate Student Should Know About Research Misconduct – CORE (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Colbourn Hall, Suite 146

    In this session students will learn the 12 core areas of responsible conduct of research (RCR). The core areas will be explored using a combination of case studies and facilitated discussion. Emphasis will be placed on recognizing the historical foundations of RCR within the broader landscape of ethics. Students will learn how to leverage communication and disclosure for the ethical ...

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  • How It Works For You: Networking Techniques (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Colbourn Hall, Suite 146

    Overcome fears and anxiety related to networking by using outcome based thinking. Learn what to do before, during and after a networking event. Students must register for all workshops through their myUCF Student Center under Graduate Students then Pathways to Success.

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  • Presentation Skills (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Colbourn Hall, Suite 146

    Does the idea of giving a presentation freak you out? I have good news and bad news. Bad news – presentations are unavoidable in your courses and in your future career path. Good news – presentation skills are something you can easily improve! This 45-minute session will provide some tips, tricks, and ideas for how to become a better presenter. ...

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  • Ethical and Legal Issues in Teaching – ELECTIVE (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Colbourn Hall, Suite 146

    A discussion of various issues that may and do arise in college and university-level teaching, including disruptive student behavior, academic dishonesty, FERPA, your responsibilities as an instructor or Teaching Assistant. Also included as a central feature is the place of the UCF Creed and UCF Golden Rule as guiding principles. Students must register for all workshops through their myUCF Student ...

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  • Optimizing Your Online Presence (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Colbourn Hall, Suite 146

    Part 1: Citation Metrics & Measuring Impact Citation metrics provide quantitative data used to evaluate the impact of a scholar’s research. Several methods and tools exist to assist scholars with obtaining information about citation counts and impact data, such as ISI Web of Science, Google Scholar, and other citation counting tools by discipline. Metrics also assist scholars with identifying key ...

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  • Am I a Kardashian?! Personal Branding 101

    Graduate Student Center: Colbourn Hall, Suite 146

    In this interactive session, participants will work on personal SWOT analyses and learn how to transform those into personal brand statements. Participants can use those statements to build their academic reputations across disciplinary boundaries. Students must register for all workshops through their myUCF Student Center under Graduate Students then Pathways to Success.

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  • Endnote and RefWorks: Citing Made Easy! (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Colbourn Hall, Suite 146

    Citation Management Tools allow you to dedicate more time to research! Join us for a hands-on session where you learn how to export citations from library databases, organize citations, generate bibliographies, and format citations in a Word document. Endnote & RefWorks can help make managing your references and formatting citations easy! All sessions cover both tools. Please bring your own ...

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  • Ethical Decision Making in Graduate School and Beyond – ELECTIVE (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Colbourn Hall, Suite 146

    Actions taken as a result of a decision made reflect one’s values and principles. Inherently, we know what is right and wrong behavior but do we understand how others judge right and wrong behavior. This seminar will provide problem-solving methods and critical questioning techniques associated with the practice of ethical decision making. During the seminar, participants will have an opportunity ...

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  • Learning from Expert Writers

    Graduate Student Center: Colbourn Hall, Suite 146

    The strategies writers employ to complete a major writing task differ from one academic discipline to another, and from one writing task to the next. This workshop discusses the importance of analyzing how respected writers in their discipline succeed in publishing their research. Students must register for all workshops through their myUCF Student Center under Graduate Students then Pathways to ...

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  • The Academic Job Search

    Graduate Student Center: Colbourn Hall, Suite 146

    Are you prepared to begin the job search process? This workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of the academic job search. We will discuss the job search timeline, pre-application and application process, as well as expectations of faculty interviews. Students must register for all workshops through their myUCF Student Center under Graduate Students then Pathways to Success.

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  • Get a Life!: Stress and Graduate Studies

    Graduate Student Center: Colbourn Hall, Suite 146

    In this culture that celebrates "I'm too busy," we all need to step back and work on mindfulness and stress relief. In this session, participants will learn some concrete strategies to think about how to better balance work and fun in graduate school and beyond. Students must register for all workshops through their myUCF Student Center under Graduate Students then ...

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  • Data Management: Perils of Fabrication, Falsification, and Confidentiality – CORE (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Colbourn Hall, Suite 146

    This workshop addresses research misconduct in the form of fabrication of data or experimental outcomes, falsifying data or originality of material (e.g., plagiarism) and breech of confidentially of data as it relates to human subjects or contractual obligations. An historical perspective is given to highlight some infamous examples of misconduct and the ensuing scandals when they were publicized. Some mechanisms ...

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  • Authorship, Credit and Collaborative Scholarship and Research: Ethical Pitfalls to Avoid – CORE (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Colbourn Hall, Suite 146

    This workshop will help to clarify rules governing authorship of peer-reviewed publications, with particular focus on archival journals. We will identify issues and decision making with respect to authorship through the instructor’s personal experiences and example case studies. Students must register for all workshops through their myUCF Student Center under Graduate Students then Pathways to Success.

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  • Social Networking (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Colbourn Hall, Suite 146

    Take your job search online. Learn effective strategies for searching and networking online with systems including KnightLink, LinkedIn, and other social networking sites. Students must register for all workshops through their myUCF Student Center under Graduate Students then Pathways to Success.

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  • Endnote and RefWorks: Citing Made Easy! (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Colbourn Hall, Suite 146

    Citation Management Tools allow you to dedicate more time to research! Join us for a hands-on session where you learn how to export citations from library databases, organize citations, generate bibliographies, and format citations in a Word document. Endnote & RefWorks can help make managing your references and formatting citations easy! All sessions cover both tools. Please bring your own ...

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  • Completing the Thesis or Dissertation

    Colbourn Hall: 146

    This question and answer session is intended for graduate students in their final term. Prior to attending, students should review the Completing the ETD page and prepare any questions related to this information and bring them to the workshop. Following the workshop, attendees will understand all of the steps needed to complete the thesis or dissertation process. Students must register ...

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  • Thesis or Dissertation Formatting Using Microsoft Word’s Hidden Tools (Recurring Event)

    Colbourn Hall: 146

    Attend this workshop to learn tips and pitfalls involved with using Microsoft Word to format an electronic thesis or dissertation. Participants will be shown a demonstration of how to use the following Microsoft Word functions: styles for headings and subheadings, captions for figures and tables, page numbering, automatic generation of the Table of Contents and List of Figures/Tables, converting to ...

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  • Beginning the Thesis or Dissertation

    Colbourn Hall: 146

    This workshop is intended for graduate students in their first or second term after enrolling in thesis or dissertation hours. Attendees will learn essential information on the entire thesis and dissertation process including the role of the advisory committee, research organization, conducting human subjects research, copyright issues, publishing, formatting requirements, campus resources. Students must register for all workshops through their ...

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  • Thesis or Dissertation Formatting Using Microsoft Word’s Hidden Tools (Recurring Event)

    Colbourn Hall: 146

    Attend this workshop to learn tips and pitfalls involved with using Microsoft Word to format an electronic thesis or dissertation. Participants will be shown a demonstration of how to use the following Microsoft Word functions: styles for headings and subheadings, captions for figures and tables, page numbering, automatic generation of the Table of Contents and List of Figures/Tables, converting to ...

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  • Dealing with Communication Anxiety

    Graduate Student Center: Colbourn Hall, Suite 146

    Many people deal with some level of communication anxiety when speaking in public. Whether you lead a small discussion, teach a large lecture, or present at meetings or conferences, nerves can get the best of you. We will learn some techniques to alleviate speaking anxiety and boost confidence in the classroom. Students must register for all workshops through their myUCF ...

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