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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Jan
Fri
30

Procrastination in Grad School

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

MURRAY G3

Did you get through undergrad without dealing with procrastination?  Have you been someone who always gets things in on time? Or, are you still dealing with a procrastination habit from undergrad?  Join Grad Help peer mentor Kumkum as she discusses ways of dealing with and avoiding procrastination.  This workshop is open and may be of interest to all students.
Feb
Wed
4

Resources for Language Improvement for International Grad Students

Grad Help Workshop with Cathy Q., Peer Mentor, PAL Program, Graduate Studies
12:00 PM to 12:50 PM

MURRAY G3

Do you need to improve your language skills in order to successfully present at a conference or revise your thesis?  There are a number of resources at the U of S available to Grad Students for this very purpose.  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.
Feb
Thu
12

Presentations in Grad Seminars

Grad Help Workshop with Stacy Y., Peer Mentor, PAL Program, Graduate Studies
10:30 AM to 11:20 AM

MURRAY 145

Many graduate programs have a graduate student seminar series that requires students to deliver presentations about their research.  However, presenting at a seminar may not be something that you innately know how to do.  In this workshop peer mentor Stacy will talk about some guidelines of seminar presentation preparation, share some of her experiences, and provide some tips she has learned as a grad student.  All grad students are welcome to attend this workshop.
Feb
Thu
12

Reading Articles in Grad School

Grad Help Workshop with Nataliia S., Peer Mentor, PAL Program, Graduate Studies
12:00 PM to 12:50 PM

MURRAY G3

Grad students are often required to read numerous articles in very little time.  If you would like some tips on how to read an article quickly and decipher its importance, then join Grad Help Peer Mentor Nataliia for her workshop on reading articles in grad school.  All students are welcome.
Feb
Fri
13

Effective Communication in Emails for Graduate Students

Grad Help Workshop with Cathy Q., Peer Mentor, PAL Program, Graduate Studies
10:00 AM to 10:50 AM

MURRAY 145

Is your email communication with your professors and other researchers as effective as it could be?  Join Grad Help peer mentor Cathy as she discusses common mistakes in writing emails that you may be taking for granted.  This is open to all students but will be of most benefit to graduate students.
Feb
Fri
13

Intellectual Property Rights

Grad Help Workshop with Kumkum A., Peer Mentor, PAL Program, Graduate Studies
11:00 AM to 11:50 AM

MURRAY 145

This workshop will look at preserving intellectual property rights in your university research and other work.  Join Grad Help peer mentor Kumkum as she discusses the legislation and how it applies to you and your grad school experience.
Feb
Fri
13

Giving Conference Presentations

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

MURRAY G3

Most graduate students present their research at local, national, and international conferences.  The actual presentation can be challenging.  Come join Grad Help peer mentor Bassey as he gives tips on how to give an effective conference presentation. This workshop is open to all students but will be of most help to students who are planning on presenting at a conference in the near future.
Feb
Fri
20

Research Skills

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

MURRAY 145

Research is a process, which requires particular skills.  Come join Grad Help peer mentor, Bassey, as he discusses some of these basic research skills. This workshop is open to all students but will be of most help to students who are either doing, or planning on undertaking research in the near future.
Feb
Wed
25

Academic Networking

Grad Help Workshop with Nataliia S., Peer Mentor, PAL Program, Graduate Studies
3:30 PM to 4:20 PM

MURRAY 102

Not only academic performance and productivity, but also network connections affect future career opportunities.  Academic relationships help determine the path an academic career can take and can assist in bringing significant improvements to it.  Join Grad Help peer mentor Nataliia as she shares her experiences and discusses different ways to network.  All are welcome.
Feb
Thu
26

Working on Peer Reviewed Paper Revisions

Grad Help Workshop with Stacy Y., Peer Mentor, PAL Program, Graduate Studies
10:30 AM to 11:20 AM

MURRAY 145

Many students attempt to publish while doing their graduate work.  A key step in this process is submitting and then receiving comments from revers that require revisions of the manuscript.  These comments are key in the polishing process and needed for publication.

In this workshop, Grad Help peer mentor Stacy will talk about her own experiences with this process, discuss how to use comments wisely, and will provide some strategies for effective revisions.  This workshop is open to all students but will be of most use to students who are already, or will be, submitting their work to academic journals.

Feb
Fri
27

Dealing with Cultural Differences in Grad School

Grad Help Workshop with Kumkum A., Peer Mentor, PAL Program, Graduate Studies
11:00 AM to 11:50 AM

MURRAY 145

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.