• Where to Publish & Author Rights (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    How do you decide which journals are the 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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  • Pursue Your Passions Through Entrepreneurship

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    Ever wanted to turn your jewelry-making obsession into an Etsy shop or your home brewing hobby into the next craft brewery? Come hear Rachel Stern, Assistant Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, talk about turning your pleasurable pastimes into money-making enterprises. 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: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

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

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    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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  • Optimizing Your Online Presence (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    Join us for this two in one workshop to learn more about evaluating research impacts and managing your online research profile. 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 ...

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  • “Writing to Learn” and “Learning to Write”: Two Strategies on the Road to Expertise

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    While writing facilitates learning effectively, it also serves a means for a writer to become an expert in their field. Writing studies have shown how low stakes writing helps writers to learn constructed domain knowledge in their academic field, provided that writers practice short, informal writing tasks that will encourage them to focus their attention on a particular aspect of ...

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  • Library Research & Literature Review Strategies (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    What strategies are you using to conduct library research? This session highlights effective strategies to locate sources for literature reviews and research projects. Learn about citation tracking options, database search strategies, creating alerts to stay updated on publications, features for customizing Google Scholar, and tips for organizing sources with citation management tools. Please bring your laptop to follow along with ...

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  • Beginning the Thesis or Dissertation

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    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)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

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

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    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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  • Understanding Your Savings and Credit - What Makes a Budget?

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    Why is it important to have an emergency fund and how to get started? How does building credit responsibly impact your future? We will show you the tips and tricks for you to prepare yourself for success with your money. Students must register for all workshops through their myUCF Student Center under Graduate Students then Pathways to Success.

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  • Planning Poster Presentations (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    Planning a research poster session? Learn the basics of poster design and tips for editing free PowerPoint poster templates. This session reviews poster elements for layout, graphics, and printing, and includes examples of well-designed posters. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptop to begin creating a poster for hands-on practice. Students must register for all workshops through their myUCF Student ...

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  • Strategies for Graduate Students to Manage Stress

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    Feeling stressed with life as a graduate student? This session will offer an interactive presentation on stress management. The presentation will cover the definition, causes and signs of stress. Stress remedies will also be reviewed. Time will be allotted for questions and answers. Students must register for all workshops through their myUCF Student Center under Graduate Students then Pathways to ...

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  • Learning from Expert Writers

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    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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  • Ready to Purchase Your First Car? What Do You Need to Know

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    Ready to purchase your first car? What is your budget? Know the facts about your credit, term, rate, down payment requirements, and the difference between new vs used vehicles. Learn from financial experts tips and tricks to buying your first car. Students must register for all workshops through their myUCF Student Center under Graduate Students then Pathways to Success.

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  • Optimizing Your Online Presence (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    Join us for this two in one workshop to learn more about evaluating research impacts and managing your online research profile. 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 ...

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  • Where to Publish & Author Rights (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    How do you decide which journals are the 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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  • Presentation Skills (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    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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  • Next Level PowerPoint

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    Students have become used to having slides as part of their classroom experience. However, these visual aids can detract from the message you are trying to convey to your class and affect your perceived credibility. Attend this workshop to learn the principles of effective PowerPoint creation that will take your teaching to the next level. Students must register for all ...

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

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    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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  • Buying Your First Home: What You Need to be Ready

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    Purchasing that first home should be a fun experience, if you know what is needed on the financial side. We will walk you through an application, show why credit matters, go over buying vs renting and let you know how to be prepared when taking this next step. Students must register for all workshops through their myUCF Student Center under ...

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

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    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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  • Library Research & Literature Review Strategies (Recurring Event)

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    What strategies are you using to conduct library research? This session highlights effective strategies to locate sources for literature reviews and research projects. Learn about citation tracking options, database search strategies, creating alerts to stay updated on publications, features for customizing Google Scholar, and tips for organizing sources with citation management tools. Please bring your laptop to follow along with ...

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  • Integrating Textual Sources for a Lit Review

    Graduate Student Center: Trevor Colbourn Hall: 213

    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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