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Workshops

Essentials of a Graduate Student Portfolio Part I

Get ready to make the most of your graduate school experience! This workshop will equip you with the knowledge needed to pack your Graduate Student Portfolio with marketable skills, strategic plans, and useful resources.

By taking this workshop, you should be able to:
1. Perform a self-assessment of my values, interests, skills and goals
2. Construct a networking narrative that highlights your attributes and experiences
3. Create a career strategic plan that identifies your skills repertoire and addresses ways to enhance other skills (and)
4. Identify important services offered by the Graduate School to better facilitate your career development.

Essentials of a Graduate Student Portfolio Part II

Continue to make the most of your graduate school experience! We know how hectic the role of a graduate student can be.  In addition to taking courses, teaching, and conducting research, you are also expected to develop a portfolio of professional materials. Let us help you!

By taking this workshop, you will obtain the knowledge needed to develop the following:
1. Resume
2. CV
3. Cover letter
4. Research statement (and)
5. Teaching philosophy

Dissertation and Thesis Writing Strategies

Are you a graduate student winding down your journey here at Purdue University?  Are you experiencing anxiety over the milestones you need to finish to complete your graduate studies? This workshop will help by addressing important information for master's and Ph.D. candidates that need to deposit theses and dissertations in the coming year.
During the course of the workshop you will be introduced to the following topics:

  1. Copyright issues
  2. Printing/binding your thesis
  3. Administrative requirements for graduation
  4. Thesis formatting requirements (and)
  5. Electronic Thesis Deposit (ETD) procedures

Please make sure to bring a draft of your thesis to this workshop!

Success in Graduate School

From finding job positions to championing your interviews, the job search is a demanding task. Cyndi Lynch, Director of Professional Development, will offer advice during this workshop that will set you up for success on your search within the job market. Come learn some tips and techniques you can use to present and promote yourself to prospective employers in the best possible way.


Grant and Proposal Writing

From finding job positions to championing your interviews, the job search is a demanding task. Cyndi Lynch, Director of Professional Development, will offer advice during this workshop that will set you up for success on your search within the job market. Come learn some tips and techniques you can use to present and promote yourself to prospective employers in the best possible way.

Resume and CV Review

Do you want to stand out from amongst you Peers? This is the workshop for you! Your CV and resume provide an important first impression to potential employers. From content to formatting, graduate students need to know how to carefully craft their CV’s and resumes. In this workshop, you will learn valuable tips and strategies for formatting and updating your work. In addition, you will get an opportunity to receive feedback on your CV and/or resume and review your peers' professional documents.

Please make sure to bring a draft of your CV and/or resume to this workshop!

Job Fair Strategies

As graduation approaches, attending job career fairs will present you with an opportunity to be exposed to many prospective employers.  At the same time it will provide a forum for companies to screen a large volume of potential job candidates. This workshop will help you improve your odds of not being screened out, lead you to a deeper level of satisfaction with your efforts, increase your chances of obtaining a second interview, and ultimately assist you in strategically positioning yourself above many of the other job-seekers who are attending the fair.

Interviewing & Negotiating Job Offers

From finding job positions to championing your interviews, the job search is a demanding task. Cyndi Lynch, Director of Professional Development, will offer advice during this workshop that will set you up for success on your search within the job market. Come learn some tips and techniques you can use to present and promote yourself to prospective employers in the best possible way.

Academic Interviewing

Professional Development, will offer advice during this workshop that will set you up for success on your search within the job market. Come learn some tips and techniques you can use to present and promote yourself to prospective employers in the best possible way.

By taking this workshop, you should be able to:
1. Formulate a Career Strategic Plan
2. Create your Job Search Strategy
3. Develop & update your CV (and)
4. Construct an Institutional Profile

Please make sure to bring a draft of your thesis to this workshop!


Speed Networking

From finding job positions to championing your interviews, the job search is a demanding task. Cyndi Lynch, Director of Professional Development, will offer advice during this workshop that will set you up for success on your search within the job market. Come learn some tips and techniques you can use to present and promote yourself to prospective employers in the best possible way.