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Areas of Graduate Student Development

Refining Teaching & Research Skills: If you are working as a teaching assistant, you might get some on-the-job training from your department. Similarly,.... [learn more]

Submitting Paper/Poster Proposal to Conference: One of the most visible ways to be an active conference participant is through the presentation of a paper or poster.  Presenting allows....  [learn more]

Integrating Technology in Research & Teaching: The use of "technology" can imply different levels of sophistication, so it is not how advanced the technological tools ....   [learn more]

Identifying Potential Career Paths: Upon entering graduate school, you may know exactly what career you aspire to pursue. However,.... [learn more]

Submitting Articles for Publication: Whether in collaboration with a faculty member or as a solo project, submitting work for publication is a worthwhile process that.... [learn more]

Writing Grant Proposals: Grant writing is an excellent skill that if learned as a graduate student, can pay off tremendously upon graduation and should be.... [learn more]

PLAN Events and Resources

> GTA Academy  gta academy 2011

> Diversity in the Classroom: How to Notice and Navigate Subtle Discrimination

> Rolling in the Deep: Ways to think Critically About Diversity in the Classroom

> Women in Leadership panel

Workshop materials and other Professional Development resources here

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Improving Time Management: Graduate study requires time management.  The experiences of graduate students vary; however, most would benefit from.... [learn more]

Managing Stress:  Graduate study can be an extremely stressful period for students.  When not addressed properly.... [learn more]

Identifying Priorities for Work/Life Balance: Obtaining a healthy work/life balance is essential for graduate students. By creating a work/life plan, students can.... [learn more]

Developing Support Systems:  Have you noticed that at every commencement parents, spouses, significant others and friends are given at least one round of applause.... [learn more]

Managing Conflict with Peers and Mentors: The University might look like a place free from conflict, politics, or anything like that, and that may really be.... [learn more]

> Women in Leadership panel

Healthy Life Group for Women Graduate Students

Get Social! events

Free yoga for students through Health Promotion

Free fitness classes through Intramurals

> Workshop materials and other Life Skills resources here

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Identifying Research Area/Topic: Almost every graduate student is interested in a variety of subjects at first, but if your interest is.... [learn more]

Attending Workshops on Responsible Conduct of Research:  You may have heard of the Nuremberg Code that was developed after the Second World War to ensure.... [learn more]

Completing Course Requirements: The term "requirement" can be a bit tricky when it comes to fulfilling course requirements in graduate studies. In most disciplines, only a few.... [learn more]

Completing Exams:  Most graduate programs require that students complete a comprehensive exam toward the end of graduate study or once coursework is.... [learn more]

Completing Research Proposals:  Typically research proposals address a particular academic or scientific project and are usually required for theses and dissertations.... [learn more]

Finding Internship/Practicum Opportunities: An internship or practicum is often an invaluable aspect of one’s graduate educational experience. Many programs require them as part of the academic curriculum; however.... [learn more]

>Introduction to Entrepreneurial Thinking: Entrepreneurship Within and Beyond Academe

Workshop materials and other Academic Skills resources here

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Increasing Collaboration with Faculty & Colleagues: Universities have been traditionally based on an apprenticeship model whereby students learn through collaboration with.... [learn more]

Finding Opportunities for Conferences and Publication: Attending and presenting at conferences and getting your work published are two of the major aims towards.... [learn more]

Attending Lectures by Guest Speakers: Some graduate students think they are too busy with the required amount of work to complete their degree to attend.... [learn more]

Forming the Thesis/Dissertation Committee:  Creating a thesis or dissertation committee is one of the most important steps of your graduate degree.... [learn more]

Finding Funding for Research: Students should try not to become discouraged in the struggle to secure funding for graduate research. There are countless funding sources available but.... [learn more]

Networking at Conferences: Conferences connect--if you are willing to make the connections. Getting to know and establish professional relationship with experts in your field is.... [learn more]

 

 

Get Social! Events

MentorCenter

> Peer Mentoring: What is it and how can I make it work for me?

> UofL Graduate Research Symposium

Workshop materials and other Networking resources here

 

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