Events for Postdoctoral Scholars (Postdocs) at UCF. Managed by the College of Graduate Studies.

Upcoming Events

  • What is a CV?

    Virtual

    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.  This workshop is offered through the College of Graduate Studies Pathways to Success professional development program for graduate students. See https://graduate.ucf.edu/professional-development for details.  

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  • Finding & Using Academic Sources (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    This session highlights time-saving steps to locate academic sources for upcoming course assignments and literature reviews. Learn how to locate peer-reviewed articles and related sources for topics, identify relevant subject-databases and background information, develop a plan for reviewing sources, and tips to maximize Google Scholar. This workshop is offered through the College of Graduate Studies Pathways to Success professional development …

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  • Finding & Using Academic Sources (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    This session highlights time-saving steps to locate academic sources for upcoming course assignments and literature reviews. Learn how to locate peer-reviewed articles and related sources for topics, identify relevant subject-databases and background information, develop a plan for reviewing sources, and tips to maximize Google Scholar. This workshop is offered through the College of Graduate Studies Pathways to Success professional development …

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  • Citing and Managing Sources (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    This session covers citing basics for academic writing and includes guidelines for using direct quotes and paraphrased text, formatting in-text citations and references, style guide resources (APA & MLA), and ideas for notetaking and managing sources. This workshop is offered through the College of Graduate Studies Pathways to Success professional development program for graduate students. No RSVP or registration is …

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  • Citing and Managing Sources (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    This session covers citing basics for academic writing and includes guidelines for using direct quotes and paraphrased text, formatting in-text citations and references, style guide resources (APA & MLA), and ideas for notetaking and managing sources. This workshop is offered through the College of Graduate Studies Pathways to Success professional development program for graduate students. No RSVP or registration is …

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  • Recognizing and Avoiding Cognitive Bias in Research - ELECTIVE (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    In this session we will learn about different forms of cognitive biases and how they can show up in the research process. We will also discuss ways to be intentional in acknowledging and managing bias to minimize impact and improve research accuracy, trust, and credibility. This workshop is offered through the College of Graduate Studies Pathways to Success professional development …

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  • Time Management: Strategies for Personal and Academic Success as a Graduate Student

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    Managing your use of time is a key to living a successful, productive, and happy life! This presentation will address specific time management strategies including planning, balancing activities, setting priorities, making a schedule to fit all that you have to do and want to do as a graduate student, and other useful tips for making the most of your time.  …

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  • Academic Job Search

    Virtual

    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.  This workshop is offered through the College of Graduate Studies Pathways to Success professional development program for graduate students. See https://graduate.ucf.edu/professional-development …

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  • Apps to Help Organize Your Graduate & Professional Planning (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    Need help staying on task, managing projects, organizing group presentations, or trying to save more time and money? There’s an app for that! Join us as we uncover the secret to how mobile apps can help you organize your graduate and professional tasks. Be sure to bring your mobile device so you can be ready to test drive apps during …

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  • Ethical Decisions in Grad School and Beyond - ELECTIVE (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    Actions taken as a result of a decision made reflect one’s values and principles. Inherently, we know what right and wrong behavior is and we typically make the correct decision. However, there are times when we allow outside factors to influence our decisions which could lead to personal and professional consequences. This seminar will provide problem-solving methods and critical questioning …

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

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    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 and responsible conduct of research. This workshop is offered through the College of Graduate …

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  • Three Minute Thesis Information Session and Pitch Workshop (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Preparation workshop offers an overview of the competition and training for communicating your research to a non-specialist audience. This workshop will delve into components of a prize-worthy pitch and walk through examples of successful 3MT pitches. Graduate students in thesis or dissertation hours are eligible to compete in the 3MT event.   This workshop is offered …

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  • Writing an Introduction that Distinguishes Your Research

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    Writers are often expected to distinguish the contributions of their work from those of others. In this workshop, we will introduce participants to John Swales’s cross-disciplinary model for articulating the relationship between one’s research/scholarship and the broader contexts surrounding it. After introducing Swales’s research-based CARS (Create A Research Space) model, we will lead a series of activities that demonstrate the …

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  • Identifying and Applying for Graduate Funding Opportunities

    Virtual

    Do you need help identifying and applying for graduate funding? This workshop will discuss various types of graduate funding, provide students with suggestions on how to craft a competitive fellowship application, and offer tips on how to search for assistantships. This workshop is offered through the College of Graduate Studies Pathways to Success professional development program for graduate students. No …

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  • Optimizing Your Online Presence (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    This session covers evaluating your publishing impacts and managing your online researcher profile. Learn about methods and tools to obtain citation counts and impact data, metrics to assist in identifying key journals and notable researchers, and why it’s important to develop an online profile using sites, such as ORCID, Research Gate, Academia.edu, PIVOT, Plum Analytics, and Google Scholar.  This workshop …

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  • A Practical Guide to Preventing Plagiarism - ELECTIVE

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    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. This workshop is offered through the College of Graduate Studies Pathways to Success professional development program for graduate students. No …

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

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    This workshop will help to clarify rules governing authorship of peer-reviewed publications and ethical guidelines. We will identify issues and decision making with respect to authorship through the instructor’s personal experiences and example case studies.  This workshop is offered through the College of Graduate Studies Pathways to Success professional development program for graduate students. No RSVP or registration is required. …

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  • Thesis and Dissertation Formatting with Word (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    Attend this workshop to learn about setting up Microsoft Word Styles to format a thesis or dissertation. Students are strongly encouraged to attend this session in their final term if they are completing a thesis or dissertation. It is recommended that attendees bring their laptop and thesis/dissertation file. Please review Module 3 of the Thesis and Dissertation Webcourse prior to …

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  • Networking for Conferences (Virtual vs In-Person)

    Virtual

    Professional Associations are currently relying heavily on technology to manage and run their conferences and professional development opportunities. Learn about how virtual conferences differ from in-person ones and what you can do to successfully prepare for them and effectively network in an online format.  This workshop is offered through the College of Graduate Studies Pathways to Success professional development program …

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  • Thesis and Dissertation Formatting with Word (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    Attend this workshop to learn about setting up Microsoft Word Styles to format a thesis or dissertation. Students are strongly encouraged to attend this session in their final term if they are completing a thesis or dissertation. It is recommended that attendees bring their laptop and thesis/dissertation file. Please review Module 3 of the Thesis and Dissertation Webcourse prior to …

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  • Three Minute Thesis Information Session and Pitch Workshop (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Preparation workshop offers an overview of the competition and training for communicating your research to a non-specialist audience. This workshop will delve into components of a prize-worthy pitch and walk through examples of successful 3MT pitches. Graduate students in thesis or dissertation hours are eligible to compete in the 3MT event.   This workshop is offered …

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

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    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 and responsible conduct of research. This workshop is offered through the College of Graduate …

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  • Intellectual Property Rights – ELECTIVE (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    This workshop addresses the various conflicts of interest encountered by faculty during their academic and research tenure. The session will address conflicts of interest between faculty and students, financial conflicts of interests related to sponsored research and conflicts of commitments related to faculty members institutional assignments and their private business or consulting activity. The objective of the session is to …

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  • Intellectual Property Rights – ELECTIVE (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    This workshop addresses the various conflicts of interest encountered by faculty during their academic and research tenure. The session will address conflicts of interest between faculty and students, financial conflicts of interests related to sponsored research and conflicts of commitments related to faculty members institutional assignments and their private business or consulting activity. The objective of the session is to …

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  • Can I Use That Image?: How to Legally Use Images, Graphics, and other Copyrighted Materials - ELECTIVE (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    Can you use any image you find online in your presentation? Do you need to get permission to use a chart or graphic for your thesis or dissertation? These are just a few of the questions that we will explore in this session focused on the ethical and legal use of copyrighted images, graphics, and other visual materials. Attendees will …

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