Workshops for Graduate Students

Take charge of your career development. These workshops are open to all graduate students.  Many of the workshops are available online.

Preparing Future Leaders: NCA&T and UNCG partnership for graduate student professional development

The Graduate Schools of UNCG and N.C. A&T, in partnership, have established the Preparing Future Leaders (PFL) program as a strong foundation for graduate student professional development and career preparation. The program is designed to provide valuable, transferable skills and knowledge that will prepare currently enrolled, degree seeking graduate students to be successful and dynamic leaders in their chosen disciplines and careers as they complete their degree.

Bluford Library Resources

In addition to the Graduate School, the Bluford Library also offers workshops graduate students to help you from areas such as your research and publications to learning tools for tracking the impact of your publications and research. 
You are encouraged to visit the Bluford Library Workshops online to view the complete list of opportunities available to you throught the academic year.

Fall 2014 Graduate School Workshop Schedule

 

Workshop Title

 

Date / Location

Description/Details

 

Bluford Library Workshops

 

**Various events throughout the semester**

 

 

Bluford Library holds numerous workshops each semester on topics including: library resources, database search strategies, research/copyright issues, tips for writing graduate-level literature reviews, and EndNote software training. See the full listing and find registration information at: http://www.library.ncat.edu/services/
workshops

 

 

Work Life Balance

 

Register for this event at:

http://conta.cc/1pFyYvu

 

 

Thursday, August 21

4:00-5:00 PM

Gibbs 101

 

Tips for finding a successful work-life balance as a graduate student. Led by Dr. Roy Hamilton.

 

General Thesis & Dissertation Workshop

 

Register for this event at:

http://conta.cc/1tg4Aai

 

 

Monday, August 25

2-4 p.m.

McNair Hall Auditorium (Rm. 240)

 

 

Covers strategies for research and writing, proper organization of document (including chapter layout, formatting, and methods of citation), use of the NC A&T template, and the steps to final submission of the thesis or dissertation.

 

 

Applying for a Fulbright Clinton Fellowship

 

Register for this event at:

http://conta.cc/1pFyYvu

 

 

Tuesday, August 26

12:00-1:00pm

Gibbs 101

 

Led by Anna Whiteside of the University Honors Program.

 

The Graduate School

Survival Workshop

 

Register for this event at:

http://bit.ly/1w1tekw

 

 

Wednesday, August 27

4 p.m.

(Webinar)

 

Learn tips to successfully thrive and survive as a graduate student at N.C. A&T.  Topics covered will include: time management, leadership, research, assistantships, internships, and balancing work and life.

 

Stress Management

 

Register for this event at:

http://conta.cc/1pFyYvu

 

 

Thursday, August 28

4:00-5:00 PM

Gibbs 101

 

Strategies for stress reduction. Led by Ms. Calena Creft.

 

Resume vs. CV** (see NOTE on next page for registration details)

 

Wednesday, September 3

4 p.m.

Gibbs Hall, Room 101

 

 

Learn the differences between a resume and a CV, the content included on both and when to use them.

 

Interviewing at the Graduate Level**

 

Thursday, September 4

4 p.m.

Murphy Hall, Room 101

 

 

Interviewing requires practice and skill. Learn about the resources you can use in the OCS to help you become better prepared for the interview.

 

 

Gambling Problems

 

Register for this event at:

http://conta.cc/1pFyYvu

 

 

Tuesday, September 9

12:00-1:00 PM

Gibbs 101

 

Explore how gambling affects the lives of college students. Led by Dr. Vivian Barnette.

 

Sexual Assault Prevention

 

Register for this event at:

http://conta.cc/1pFyYvu

 

 

Thursday, September 11

12:00-1:00 PM

Gibbs 101

 

Strategies for preventing sexual assault and creating a safer campus environment. Led by Ms. Lakisha Ellison.

 

Career Assessments & Networking**

 

Wednesday, September 17

4 p.m.

Murphy Hall, Room 101

 

 

Learn to network with professionals and colleagues. Also, learn the different types of assessment tools available to you free of charge to determine your interest in a specific field.

 

 

Stress Management Part I: Physical Activities to Tame Stress**

 

Wednesday, September 24

4 p.m.

Campus Recreation

Center Classroom

 

Physical activity has been proven effective in eliminating stress. Learn various physical techniques that are effective in relieving stress. (in collaboration with the Student Health Center)

 

 

Professional Attire for the Graduate Student**

 

Wednesday, October 1

4 p.m.

Gibbs Hall, Room 101

 

 

Learn how to dress professionally

with tips from professional representatives.

 

Stress Management Part II: Relaxation Techniques and

Coping Strategies**

 

 

 

 

Monday, October 20

4 p.m.

Murphy Hall, Room 101

 

The role of a graduate student is multifaceted and often requires self-care.  Learn to identify and relieve causes of stress.  (in collaboration with Counseling Services)

 

 

Managing Your Money**

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, November 6

4 p.m.

Murphy Hall, Room 101

 

As a graduate student, it can be challenging to understand how to handle your money. In this workshop you will learn about student loans, debt and savings.  

 

Using Technology and Social Media to Boost Your Career Opportunities

 

Register for this event at:

http://bit.ly/YpA4kW

 

 

Saturday, November 15

12 p.m.

(Webinar)

 

 

Social Media and the Internet have enhanced the ability to communicate your skills on a new platform. Learn how to use an online portfolio, a LinkedIn profile and other social media outlets to market yourself online and search for jobs.

 

 

Do You Know Your

Intellectual Capital?

 

Register for this event at:

http://bit.ly/1uNRNQh

 

 

Monday, November 17

4 p.m.

(Webinar)

 

Learn how to determine the value of your skills and education as well as how to research and negotiate salary offers. Become better equipped to find a suitable career and opportunity.

 

NOTE: for on-campus events marked with ** above, use the following method to register/RSVP:

1. From the Office of Career Services homepage (www.ncat.edu/careerservices), click the "Students" link, and then select "AggieLink."

2. Enter your “ncat” email address as the username and “ocsaggies” as the password (for first time users only, others use existing password).

3. Click on the “Events” tab, then the “Workshops/Orientation Sessions” tab.

4. Next, click the link of the appropriate session you would like to attend and RSVP.

5. You will receive a confirmation email from ncat@csm.symplicity.com.