Workshop listing

To get credit toward the Graduate Communication Certificate Program for attending a class, you must be there within the first ten minutes of the class. If you arrive later, you are welcome to join the class, but you will not receive attendance credit for the session.

 

    • Academic Interviewing

      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(s). There will be ample time for practicing what we learn and for asking questions of the facilitator. Please contact David Lawrence (david.lawrence@cetl.gatech.edu) if you need more information.

    • Basic Web Page Design: Dreamweaver

      Offered on lynda.com as “Creating a First Website in Dreamweaver CC 2015″.  Certificate of Completion from lynda.com may be submitted for credit.

    • Basic Web Page Design: WordPress

      This hands-on class will cover the basics of launching a WordPress site. The WordPress Dashboard will be introduced as well as using themes, plug-ins and widgets.

    • Communication Ethics: Avoiding Plagiarism

      This interactive session provides tips on how to avoid plagiarism, provide adequate credit notations indicating authorship, and how to locate your citation style and the supporting resources needed to properly cite your work. Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

    • Communication Process: Developing Written and Oral Projects

      Whether beginning an article for publication or preparing for a conference presentation, both activities share a common rhetorical process. This workshop provides a framework to guide you through the process of writing and speaking in an academic context. Emphasis on the similarities and differences between written and oral communication will be explored. Please contact David Lawrence (david.lawrence@cetl.gatech.edu) if you need more information.

    • Communication Process: Developing Written and Oral Projects

      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.

    • Crafting a Research Statement

      Job postings in higher education, industry, government, and other institutions often require a research statement as part of the application process. This workshop will focus on common elements shared among diverse research statements and how to craft your own research statement specifically for the type of institution to which you are applying. Participants are encouraged to bring their research statements to the workshop for peer review. If you would like your materials critiqued using the projection system during the workshop, please send copies at least one week prior to the event to David Lawrence at CETL. The email address is david.lawrence@cetl.gatech.edu.

Crafting a Teaching Philosophy Statement

Faculty job postings in higher education typically require applicants to submit a statement of teaching philosophy. For many graduate students, this is a puzzling request. Do they want to know what I will teach? How I will teach? Why I will teach? This workshop offers strategies and tips for writing effective teaching statements. Particular attention will be placed on crafting a document that is specifically addressed to the institution you are applying. Participants are encouraged to bring their teaching statements to the workshop for peer review. If you would like your materials critiqued using the projection system during the workshop, please send copies at least one week prior to the event to David Lawrence at CETL. The email address is david.lawrence@cetl.gatech.edu

  • Crafting Your Online Professional Presence

    When discussing the World Wide Web, one of the fundamental questions asked by communication specialists is: How do we design messages within this medium of communication that appeal to audiences in particular contexts? This workshop is designed to address this question and provide knowledge and an overview of the skills necessary for creating a professional online presence using effective communication strategies and new web publishing technologies. The workshop will draw heavily from websites created by Georgia Tech graduate students from various academic disciplines. Please contact David Lawrence (david.lawrence@cetl.gatech.edu) if you need more information.

  • Crafting an Academic CV and Cover Letter

    From a communication perspective, a CV and cover letter are two of the most strategic documents you will craft as a graduate student. Indeed, both documents share a common purpose, namely, to acquire an interview. This workshop offers rhetorical strategies for moving beyond “template thinking” to personal marketing and customization based on the type of institution to which you are applying. Participants are encouraged to bring their own CV and cover letter to the workshop for peer review. If you would like your materials critiqued using the projection system during the workshop, please send copies at least one week prior to the event to David Lawrence at CETL. The email address is david.lawrence@cetl.gatech.edu

  • Data Visualization: Developing Effective Graphs & Charts

    Offered on Lynda.com – Certificate of Completion from lynda.com course “Data Visualization Tips and Tricks” can be submitted for credit.

  • EndNote X8 Training Session: Citation Management

    Are you frustrated with the time and effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists? Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize your references, do it the easy way — by using EndNote! Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

  • Essential Databases and Research Resources: Getting Started with Your Research

    This workshop is intended as the first of a series to introduce resources for doing research at the graduate level. Learn about essential databases for research in all disciplines, such as citation searching in Web of Science and finding dissertations in the Dissertations and Theses database. Discover the best databases, journals, blogs, and more for your academic field, and also how to obtain the articles, books, etc. that you need!

  • Global Communication Issues

    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.

  • Graduate Student Resumes for Industry

    What do employers want to see on your resume? We will go through a step-by-step process of building a “better” resume for Industry. Please contact Robbie B Ouzts (robbie.ouzts@success.gatech.edu) if you need more information.

  • Grant Writing

    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.

  • How to Present a Poster Session

  • Interviewing for Graduate Students

    What can you expect in an interview? What do interviewers expect from graduate students vs undergraduates? See how you can align your skills with that of your potential employers. Learn the power of a short story. Please contact Robbie B Ouzts (robbie.ouzts@success.gatech.edu) if you need more information.

  • LaTeX : Technical and Scientific Documentation (INTRO)

    Have you ever asked, “Why won’t Word format my paper the way I need it to? Is there a better way?” Then this class is for you! LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system, with features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation. The Introduction to LaTeX sessions are hands-on classes on the basics of using LaTeX, including the use of graphics and creating bibliographies. LaTeX Classes are sponsored by the Georgia Tech Library & Information Center and Graduate Student Government. Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385- 4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

  • MATLAB: Data Analysis and Visualization

    Offered on lynda.com as “Up and Running with MATLAB”.  Certificate of Completion from lynda.com may be submitted for credit.

  • Media Management and Promotion

    Learn the art of promoting your research or event through tips on media training, social media and internal promotions. This hour and a half class will take you through the basics of media training, social media awareness and provide information on internal vehicles and resources that can help you meet your goals. You’ll learn how to create key messages for the media, media advisories and tips for media interviews. Please contact Kristen Shaw (404.385.7061 (w), 404.894.7214 (f), kristen.shaw@comm.gatech.edu) or Matt Nagel (404.894.7460, mattnagel@gatech.edu) if you need more information or wish to schedule training.

  • Networking For Results

  • Pitching Your Work to the Public

    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.

  • Preparing a Job Talk

  • Public Speaking

    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.

  • Public Speaking

    There is a good chance that your list of favorite things to do does not include standing in front of an audience and delivering a presentation. In fact, public speaking is one of the most common fears people share. 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. Please contact David Lawrence (david.lawrence@cetl.gatech.edu) if you need more information.

  • Using InDesign for Professional Posters & Brochures

    Offered on lynda.com as “InDesign CC 2017 Essential Training”.  Certificate of Completion from lynda.com may be submitted for credit.

  • Using Presentation Software (Prezi)

    Offered on lynda.com as “Prezi Essential Training”.  Certificate of Completion from lynda.com may be submitted for credit.

  • Visual Rhetoric

    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.

  • Writing a Literature Review (The Writing Process/Research Process)

    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.