Calendar of Workshops

Spring 2017 Workshops – by Unit/Organization

 

Center for Teaching & Learning

To pre-register: http://www.ctl.gatech.edu/grad-students/workshops

Academic Job Search 102: Interviewing and Job Talks
Friday, Jan. 20, 9 a.m. to noon, Peachtree Room, Student Center
At this workshop, you will investigate the academic job interview process, from the phone interview through the job talk. You will have time to practice these essential presentation skills and receive feedback from peers and facilitators. Bring your current CV and a sample job description to which you have applied.

Academic Interviewing
Friday, Jan. 27, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Piedmont Room, Student Center
In this session, we will discuss the purpose, format, and basics of the academic job interview. We will work on tips for handling the different components of the interview process from the screening phone interview through to the job talk. There will be ample time to practice what we learn and to ask questions of the facilitator.

Academic Job Talks
Friday, Feb. 3, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Piedmont Room, Student Center
This workshop provides strategies and tips for preparing and delivering dynamic oral presentations. Understanding the fundamentals for preparing an oral presentation will help in alleviating some of the anxiety you may encounter when you present at your next conference or job interview.

 

Georgia Tech Library

No pre-registration required for these workshops
For additional information: http://library.gatech.edu/calendar/libcalendar.php

EndNote X8 Training Session: Citation Management
Mon. Jan. 30 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM – Library, Homer Rice Classroom
Fri. Feb. 17 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM – Library, Homer Rice Classroom
Wed. Mar. 8 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM – Library, Homer Rice Classroom
Thur. Apr. 6 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM – Library, Homer Rice Classroom

Communication Ethics: Avoiding Plagiarism
Tues. Mar. 28 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM – Library, Homer Rice Classroom
Fri. Apr. 21 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM – Library, Homer Rice Classroom

 

Center for Career Discovery & Development

No pre-registration needed.
For additional information: http://www.careerdiscovery.gatech.edu/workshops

Graduate Resumes for Industry lab
Jan 10, 2017, 4:30 PM
Student Success Center – Festival Level

Graduate Resumes for Industry Lab
Jan 12, 2017, 4:30 PM
Student Success Center – Press Room A

Graduate Student Interviews: Mastering the Behavioral & Performance Based Interview
Jan 26, 2017, 4:30 PM
Student Success Center – Press Room A

Cover Letters
Feb 02, 2017, 11:00 AM
Student Success Center – President Suite B

Networking and Job Search Ideas
Feb 09, 2017, 11:00 AM
Student Success Center – Press Room B

Elevator Pitching and Interview Tips
Feb 23, 2017, 11:00 AM
Student Success Center – President Suite B

Elevator Pitching and Interview Tips
Mar 02, 2017, 11:00 AM
Student Success Center – President Suite B

 

Communication Center
**All sessions held in The Communication Center located in Clough Commons 447**

February 13th 10-11:30am & March 28th 6:30-8pm
Communication Process (Beginning any Written or Oral Project): Dr. Andrew Eichel
In this workshop, you will learn the basic elements that go into a communication project: planning and conducting research, note-taking, brainstorming, outlining, drafting, creating graphics, conversing with sources, revising, and presenting. You will learn the benefits of developing a preliminary research question and statement of purpose before writing. Your facilitator will offer examples of effective and ineffective questions and statements; share creative techniques for exploring and developing your research question; demonstrate good practices in organizing your research and writing; and suggest key resources for support during your composition process. As a result of this workshop, you will be able to begin your written or oral project with the confidence that you are making the most of your time. Please contact Peter Fontaine (peter.fontaine@lmc.gatech.edu) if you need more information. *This workshop is directed towards graduate students. Postdocs are welcome as walk-ins as space allows.

February 6th 6:30-8pm & April 7th 10-11:30am
Visual Rhetoric: Dr. Joshua King
In this workshop, we will examine the rhetorical uses of images, focusing on the process of interpreting images, the social connotations of images, the incorporation of images into design, and the balance between images and text in visual-based projects. There will be a question and answer segment following the presentation. As a result of attending this workshop you will better understand the impact that visuals have on interpretation and the complications associated with incorporating images into projects. Please contact Peter Fontaine (peter.fontaine@lmc.gatech.edu) if you need more information. *This workshop is directed towards graduate students. Postdocs are welcome as walk-ins as space allows.

February 23rd 4:30-6pm & April 12th 12-1:30pm
Pitching Your Work to the Public: Dr. Ruthie Yow
In this workshop, we will discuss the importance of being able to communicate your research to those outside of your field. Included in this workshop, you will learn how to develop an elevator pitch about your research, emphasizing how to clearly and briefly explain your research (and why it matters) to non-specialists. Your facilitator will offer examples of effective and ineffective statements; share techniques and tips for developing your pitch and communicating with non-specialists; and work with you on a draft of your own pitch. Please contact Peter Fontaine (peter.fontaine@lmc.gatech.edu) if you need more information. *This workshop is directed towards graduate students. Postdocs are welcome as walk-ins as space allows.

February 17th 3:30-5pm & April 13th 9-10:30am
Global Communication: Dr. Julie McCormick Weng (2/17) & Dr. Malavika Shetty (4/13)
In this workshop, you will learn how to take into account not only the content and structure of your communication but also the ways in which context plays an important role in communication. We will discuss the conventions for professional communication in different cultures, particularly cultures where you are likely to present your work, and how awareness of these conventions is essential to make you an effective global communicator, particularly in professional settings. Please contact Peter Fontaine (peter.fontaine@lmc.gatech.edu) if you need more information. *This workshop is directed towards graduate students. Postdocs are welcome as walk-ins as space allows.

March 9th 11am-12pm
Grant Writing: Dr. Karen Head
In this workshop, we will consider the basic strategies for and practical approaches to writing grants. Specifically we will discuss working with available resources (program officers, rubrics, templates, etc.) as well as proposal research, preparation, and submission. We will also discuss grant writing in collaborative situations. There will be a question and answer segment following the presentation. As a result of attending this workshop you will understand how to plan, submit, and follow-up on a grant proposal. Please contact Karen Head (karen.head@lmc.gatech.edu) if you need more information. *This workshop is directed towards graduate students. Postdocs are welcome as walk-ins as space allows.

March 15th 12-1:30pm & April 18th 12-1:30pm
Writing a Literature Review (The Writing Process): Dr. Sarah O’Brien
In this workshop, we will discuss the process for preparing, writing, and revising a Literature Review. Your facilitator will offer an overview of considerations and help you understand how to provide information about organizing resources; to explain disciplinary conventions; to clarify source citation techniques; and to engage with source materials rather than summarize. There will be a question and answer segment following the presentation. As a result of attending this workshop you will understand the purpose of a literature review and the various approaches for writing one. Please contact Peter Fontaine (peter.fontaine@lmc.gatech.edu) if you need more information. *This workshop is directed towards graduate students. Postdocs are welcome as walk-ins as space allows.

March 30th 6:30-8pm & April 25th 12-1:30pm
Public Speaking: Dr. James Howard
In this workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of public speaking including how to capture and maintain audience attention and deliver speeches that create a positive and lasting impression. Your facilitator will focus on content and delivery strategies that are specific to the oral portion of any presentation situation, and will also discuss techniques like projection, inflection, vocal emphasis, and non-verbal signals. There will be a question and answer segment following the presentation. As a result of attending this workshop you will understand how to plan and execute the oral and non-verbal elements of a presentation. Please contact Peter Fontaine (peter.fontaine@lmc.gatech.edu) if you need more information. *This workshop is directed towards graduate students. Postdocs are welcome as walk-ins as space allows.