Navigating Graduate School

The Graduate School presents workshops designed to help you excel in your graduate career. On this page you will find workshops that are offered during the fall of each academic year.

Navigating Graduate School At-A-Glance

Navigating Graduate School
Aug. 30, 2-3pm, Online
  Aug. 31, 6-7pm, Online
 Managing Your Money in Graduate School
Sept. 8, 2-3pm, Online
Thesis/Dissertation 101
Sept. 14, 6-7pm, Online

Sept. 15, 2-3pm, Online
 Creating Space for Your Research
Oct. 4, 2-3pm, Online
Online Resources
Ongoing
 

Navigating Graduate School Workshop

Are you new to graduate school and want to make all the right moves to succeed? Then this is the perfect workshop for you. In this workshop, we will discuss some of the challenges of graduate school, steps to graduation, and how to avoid some common mistakes. This live online event will give you a road map for how to succeed in graduate school.

This event has already occurred.

Managing Your Money in Graduate School Workshop

Between educational expenses, the cost of living, and other financial obligations, it’s no secret that managing your money as a graduate student can be tricky . . . But it doesn’t have to be! In this live online workshop, Kay Byington from UTA’s Student Money Management Center demystifies budgeting, savings, credit and more so you can ace your personal finances in graduate school.

This event has already occurred. If you would like to access a recording of this workshop, please e-mail graduate.studies@uta.edu.

Thesis/Dissertation 101 Workshop

Not sure how to start your thesis/dissertation? Feeling overwhelmed by the process? Attend this live online workshop to demystify the thesis/dissertation process and learn manageable steps to complete your thesis/dissertation.

This event has already occurred. If you would like to access a recording of this workshop, please e-mail graduate.studies@uta.edu.

Creating Space for Your Research Workshop

In this live online workshop, presented by 2021-2022 Excellence in Doctoral Student Mentoring Award winner Dr. James Warren, graduate students will learn how researchers use academic discourse to create space in the field for their own research. Students will acquire analysis skills they can apply both in their reading of previous research and in their written presentation of their own work.

This event has already occurred. If you would like to access a recording of this workshop, please e-mail graduate.studies@uta.edu


Previous Events in This Series

How to Choose and Work with your Mentor/Supervising Professor

One of the most important decisions you will make within your graduate career is selecting your mentor/supervising professor. Yet this decision is often made without the knowledge that is necessary to make the right choice for you. In this workshop, we will discuss the attributes of a good mentor and the reasons to select a specific professor to guide you through graduate school. 

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The Ideal Protégé: Attracting Mentors

Research in organizational behavior has found that high performers are likely to attract mentors that want to invest in them and their growth. In this live online workshop, Dr. Wendy Casper, winner of the 2019-2020 Excellence in Doctoral Student Mentoring Award, will provide recommendations to graduate students on how to succeed at attracting mentors who will want to invest in their success.

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Strategies for Developing a Successful Graduate Mentor-Mentee Relationship

An interactive, dynamic, and structured relationship with your graduate mentor can have major impacts on your success in graduate school and your career thereafter. Understanding how to foster such productive interactions requires an understanding of the perspectives of both mentor and mentee, as well as the willingness of both sides to communicate effectively and work together for common goals. In this live online workshop Dr. Todd Castoe, winner of the 2020-2021 Excellence in Doctoral Student Mentoring Award, will discuss common fundamental challenges in these relationships and outline key strategies for overcoming these challenges and building successful and productive mentor-mentee relationships. He will also discuss challenges and ideas for maintaining these relationships while working remotely during a global pandemic.

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Strategies for Graduate Student Success Workshop

Compromised health and wellness can negatively impact student success. An unbalanced approach to graduate work and study may significantly limit productivity and performance. Join us as the Healing Collective leaders Sarah Herrera and Craig Keaton present with Regina Praetorius, Professor in the School of Social Work, a live online workshop designed to teach to concepts and practices to promote greater success in graduate school.

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