Mercy Umeri presents her graduate work to legislators in the capitol building in Topeka, Kansas.

WSU graduate student Mercy Umeri presents her graduate work to legislators in the capitol building in Topeka, Kansas at CGRS on March 10, 2017.

Professional Development Series Spring 2018

We are excited to be doubling the number of events that offer practical, pedagogical, and fun content for busy grad students!  Cross-campus program partnerships enrich your opportunities.
In response to feedback, we have set up lunch as well as early evening gatherings this semester.  Watch for advertising and we hope to see you at many events.

Jan 11  New GTA Workshop & New Graduate Student Orientation
Noon-4:30 p.m.| RSC 233 Santa Fe Trail Room

Jan 18  Tips & Tools for Grad Students
Registration preferred, but not required https://wichita.libcal.com/event/3800489
Learn how the University Libraries can make your life easier, especially when it comes to doing library research.  Come to this workshop to learn about time and money savers.
5:00-6:00 p.m.| Ablah Library 217

Jan 23  Tips & Tools for Grad Students
Learn how the University Libraries can make your life easier, especially when it comes to doing library research. Come to this workshop to learn about time and money savers.
Registration preferred, but not required https://wichita.libcal.com/event/3800656
1:00-2:00p.m.| Ablah Library 217

Jan 25  Job Search, Social Media & You
Ways students can successfully utilize social media platforms and build an online presence
5:00-6:30 p.m.| RSC 266 Pike Room

Jan 31 Speak for Success: Talking about Your Research to a Wide Audience
In a competitive world, knowing your audience and speaking effectively is key. Learn how to synthesize your research, use jargon persuasively, and explain the significance of your 
Noon-1:30 p.m.| RSC 142 Harvest Room

Feb 7  Handle Stress Like a Rockstar: Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time
Learn together how to understand stress and navigate it successfully to the envy of your peers. Discover how to manage your energy now, not your time, and use the power of perspective to create personal success in school, career and life.
Noon-1:30 p.m.| RSC 262 Herrman Room

Feb 20  Capitol Graduate Research Summit (CGRS)
Selected students present their research posters on topics relevant to the state of Kansas. 
All day | State Capitol, Topeka

Feb 23   Library Research workshop:  Introduction to EndNote
This citation management software allows users to create bibliographies of articles and format citations of these articles in multiple citation styles.
Event URL and registration:  http://wichita.libcal.com/event/3655845 
Noon-1:15 p.m. | Ablah 217

Feb 28  Career Chats: Employer Meet-up
Are you ready for the workforce – but missing that polish? Are you building a professional network? Come chat with Wichita area employers at this causal come-and-go event, and learn how to be a productive employee and make the most of your career. Heavy hors dóeuvres will be served! RSVP before Feb. 21 at wichita.edu/CareerChats. 
Noon-1:30 p.m.| RSC 142 Harvest Room

March 7  The Struggle is Real:  How To Handle Your Classroom Like a Pro
Effective tips for how to manage common issues that arise in the classroom.
Presenter will provide scenarios to illustrate best practices in pedagogy. If you teach or ever think you might teach, this workshop is for you.
Noon-1:30 p.m.| RSC 142 Harvest Room

March 15  Impactful PowerPoint: Tips for Engaging Presentations
Create student engagement through the use of powerful visuals, questions, and interaction. Shift from face-to-face lecture with slides to online delivery of slides with audio.  Learn how slides need to adapt to take on the greater weight of visual interest. Accessibility matters also addressed.
5-6:30 p.m.| RSC 265 Lucas Room

April 3  Let Them Eat Cake! | Graduate Student Appreciation Week
Stop by to mingle and enjoy a piece of cake in honor of you!
11-1:00 p.m. | RSC #04 N. Patio [rain site RSC 142 Harvest Room]

April 6  Graduate Student Association (GSA) & Grad School Spring Social | Graduate Student Appreciation Week
TBD | RSC Shocker Sports Grill & Lanes

April 7 Baseball game | Graduate Student Appreciation Week
Join the Grad School to cheer on the Shockers! We will provide the main dish. You bring a beverage and side/dessert/etc. Game starts at 2:00, but we will be there earlier to get settled and set up food before the first pitch.
2:00 | WSU Eck Stadium, Reserved Pavilion 

April 20  Library Research workshop: EndNote Optimization Strategies
Customize citation styles, edit parenthetical citations, and sync multiple devices using this citation management software provided by WSU.
Event URL and registration http://wichita.libcal.com/event/3655847
Noon-1:15 p.m. | Ablah 217

April 27  Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) Symposium
Join us at the annual university-wide graduate student research poster presentation!
See www.wichita.edu/grasp for deadlines and details. 
Time |RSC Ballroom (3rd floor)

May 4  Grad Party at the Ulrich - En Masse:  Art of the Carnivale
Enjoy the cultural emphasis of the current exhibit, end of semester drinks and heavy hors- d’oeuvres at WSU’s nationally recognized modern and contemporary art museum.
3-4:30 p.m. | Ulrich Museum of Art

We would like to thank the following groups for their assistance in making these events possible: University Libraries; Career Development Center; Media Resources Center; Ulrich Museum; University Athletics.    

**A very special thanks to the Division of Student Affairs for their funding of events in Spring 2018**



Professional Development Series Fall 2017


Join us for food, games and fun!
6:30-8:30 p.m.  |  RSC Shocker Sports Grill & Lanes

The National Science Foundation Graduate School Fellowship is open to
all first-year graduate students and undergraduate seniors in a STEM discipline.
5-6:30 p.m.  |  RSC 266 Pike Room

Learn what an LMS is and about the emerging landscape
surrounding accessibility.  
5-6:30 p.m.  |  RSC 265 Lucas Room

Review all of the steps from conducting comprehensive research
and synthesizing perspectives to presenting your findings. 
5-6:30 p.m.  |  RSC 266 Pike Room

Learn how to translate common skills learned in graduate school to skills employers are seeking. Special guest speaker Jennifer Brantley, PhD has worked in healthcare, education, and the non-profit sector. She will share with you advice and tips to help you succesfully transition to the workplace. 
noon-1:30 p.m.  |  RSC 233 Santa Fe Room

Lunch is provided with registration. RSVP before Nov. 8 at wichita.edu/JSS. 

Enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres at WSU’s art museum.
3-4:30 p.m.  |  Ulrich Museum of Art



Looking to apply to participate in the peer coaching circles?/? Here's what you need: www.wichita.edu/peercoaching.

We would like to thank the following co-sponsors of these events:
University Libraries; Career Development Center; Instructional Design & Technology;
Student Involvement; Student Success; Ulrich Museum


Previous Programs

And don’t forget, we also support your professional development in other ways, including our travel fellowships. Please consider applying if you are presenting your research at a conference. See Student Travel Awards for more information.