Grad Help Workshops

Grad Help workshops are workshops delivered by peer mentors, that is graduate students with some graduate school under their belt that volunteer to help their fellow grad students.  The workshops are on academic topics that the peer mentor has experience in. We also occasionally offer workshops by faculty and recent PhDs. These workshops are delivered from September to March.

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Oct
Mon
27

Dealing with Cultural Differences in Grad School

Grad Help Workshop with Kumkum A., Peer Mentor, PAL Program, Graduate Studies
2:00 PM to 2:50 PM

MURRAY G3

Cultural shock is very common when going from one culture to another. We will discuss ways of dealing with cultural barriers to ease your transition into your different communities. Grad Help peer mentor, Kumkum, will facilitate discussion to help you in your academic journey in your first year. This workshop is open to everyone but will be of most use to first year grad students coming from a different culture.
Oct
Wed
29

Resources for Language Improvement for International Grad Students

Grad Help Workshop with Cathy Q., Peer Mentor, PAL Program, Graduate Studies
2:00 PM to 2:50 PM

MURRAY 102

Do you need to improve your language skills for conference presentations or writing your thesis? There are a number of resources at the U of S for Grad Students to help improve language skills. Join Grad Help peer mentor, Cathy, as she discusses these resources and her own experiences. This workshop is open to all students but will be of most interest to international grad students.
Oct
Thu
30

Now That I Am a Master's Student, How Do I Read Scholarly Articles Effectively?

Grad Help Workshop with Jenny G., Peer Mentor, PAL Program, Graduate Studies
1:30 PM to 2:20 PM

MURRAY 145

Are you a senior undergrad or master’s student who is concerned about or having difficulty with reading in grad school? If so, then this is the workshop for you! We will be discussing many helpful tips, tricks, and information tidbits for before you read; during reading, and after you read.  We will discuss some reading methods; note taking vs. highlighting; myths about reading; reading effectively; and reading critically.  This workshop is intended for new master’s students but EVERYONE is welcome including undergrads and PhD students.
Oct
Fri
31

Poster Presentations

Grad Help Workshop with Bassey B., Peer Mentor, PAL Program, Graduate Studies
1:30 PM to 2:20 PM

MURRAY 145

Many graduate students, and senior undergrads, will be required to give a poster presentation in the course of their studies. Join Grad Help peer mentor, Bassey, as he discusses how to give good poster presentations. This workshop is open to all students but will be of most help to those who will be giving poster presentations in the future.