• 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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  • Show Me the Money: Identifying and Applying for Graduate Research Fellowships

    Graduate Student Center: Colbourn Hall, Suite 146

    Learn what it takes to get various funding agencies to show you the money, such as fellowships and other major awards. After taking this session you’ll know how to apply and when, how to compile a strong application including your personal statement and research plan, and finally, we’ll provide you with additional resources needed to take advantage of these opportunities. ...

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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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  • Providing and Receiving Effective Feedback on Academic Writing

    Graduate Student Center: Colbourn Hall, Suite 146

    Academic writers do not write alone. They often wish for a sympathetic reader who offers feedback on a draft or assistance during the invention or revision process. In this workshop participants will learn how to approach feedback loops by planning the writing process, articulating written comments that promote critical thinking, and the role of assignments and rubrics. Students must register ...

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  • Where to Publish and Author Rights (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Colbourn Hall, Suite 146

    How do you decide which journals are a best fit for your manuscript? Do you know that all rights to a work are often assigned to publishers when a manuscript is accepted? Learn to be a savvy author! This two-part workshop will cover criteria to consider when planning where to submit your work for publication and basic information about copyright ...

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  • Smart Answers to Tough Questions: Advanced Interviewing (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Colbourn Hall, Suite 146

    Distinguish between what the employer is asking and what the employer really wants to know! Develop strategies that will help you answer tough behavior based questions. Students must register for all workshops through their myUCF Student Center under Graduate Students then Pathways to Success.

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  • Knights Writing Club (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Colbourn Hall, Suite 146

    Are you trying to establish a good writing rhythm? Are you seeking a space for support and accountability? Are you looking for like-minded peers? Are you a Postdoc or Grad Student? Come join a writing club for Postdoctoral Scholars and Graduate Students to start off the spring semester with a focus on advancing your writing: a paper, manuscript, thesis or ...

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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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  • Where to Publish and Author Rights (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Colbourn Hall, Suite 146

    How do you decide which journals are a best fit for your manuscript? Do you know that all rights to a work are often assigned to publishers when a manuscript is accepted? Learn to be a savvy author! This two-part workshop will cover criteria to consider when planning where to submit your work for publication and basic information about copyright ...

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  • Basics of Poster Presentations (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Colbourn Hall, Suite 146

    Participants in this session will learn how to design, create and deliver a poster presentation. Students must register for all workshops through their myUCF Student Center under Graduate Students then Pathways to Success.

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  • Social Media for Academics

    Graduate Student Center: Colbourn Hall, Suite 146

    As digital tools become prominent in our personal lives, there are ways to use the platforms to network, share research, and collaborate with other colleagues. This session will be a basic look at some common social media platforms and examples of using them for your academic career. Students must register for all workshops through their myUCF Student Center under Graduate ...

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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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  • Useful Apps All Grad Students Should Love and Use (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Colbourn Hall, Suite 146

    Do you ever wonder if there is a great app out there that you are missing out on? Need help staying organized, taking notes, or need a better way to communicate with classmates over shared projects? Well look no further as this session will introduce helpful and important apps that all grad students should love and use! We will cover ...

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  • Lacking Experience or Changing Careers? Combination Resumes that Work (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Colbourn Hall, Suite 146

    A combination resume is an excellent resume format for students who are changing careers and for students who don’t have significant experience in their field of interest. Learn strategies to develop a combination resume that highlights your transferable skills and accomplishments. Students must register for all workshops through their myUCF Student Center under Graduate Students then Pathways to Success.

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  • A Practical Guide to Preventing Plagiarism - ELECTIVE

    Graduate Student Center: Colbourn Hall, Suite 146

    This session will outline ethical writing guidelines and define commonly found plagiarism practices. The student will gain an understanding on how to prevent plagiarizing another person’s work and learn the proper use of citations when drafting research papers and journals. Students must register for all workshops through their myUCF Student Center under Graduate Students then Pathways to Success.

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  • Intellectual Property Rights – ELECTIVE (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Colbourn Hall, Suite 146

    John Miner from the Office of Research and Commercialization will present this seminar which will address intellectual property rights specifically concerning graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Students must register for all workshops through their myUCF Student Center under Graduate Students then Pathways to Success.

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  • Basics of Poster Presentations (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Colbourn Hall, Suite 146

    Participants in this session will learn how to design, create and deliver a poster presentation. Students must register for all workshops through their myUCF Student Center under Graduate Students then Pathways to Success.

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

    John C. Hitt Library 235A

    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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  • Knights Writing Club (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Colbourn Hall, Suite 146

    Are you trying to establish a good writing rhythm? Are you seeking a space for support and accountability? Are you looking for like-minded peers? Are you a Postdoc or Grad Student? Come join a writing club for Postdoctoral Scholars and Graduate Students to start off the spring semester with a focus on advancing your writing: a paper, manuscript, thesis or ...

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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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  • Developing your Teaching Persona

    Graduate Student Center: Colbourn Hall, Suite 146

    Have you considered how you want to be perceived by students in the classroom? How will you know if you have reached your objectives in that area? Instructors should not be replicas of one model, and in this workshop we will identify individual strengths in order to develop our own unique instructor personas. Students must register for all workshops through ...

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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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