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Graduate School Professional Skills Workshop Development

Professional Skills Development Workshop

The West Texas A&M University Graduate School hosts a monthly workshop series that focuses on professional skills development. Presented by WTAMU faculty, staff and alumni, these workshops are open to currently enrolled doctoral and graduate students at WTAMU.

Workshops will be posted online for distance learning students after the event. Please note that there is a delay is online posting.

Interested in seeing a workshop that hasn't been offered? Contact the Graduate School with your suggestion.

Upcoming Workshop:  

Our next Graduate Workshop will take place in January 2019.

Recent Workshops:

"How to Survive Your Thesis"
Presenter: Dr. Rex Pjesky, Associate Dean of the Graduate School and Research

Date of Workshop: November 29, 2018 // 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Location: Graduate Suite 103, Killgore Research Center
Full Video Presentation Forthcoming


"Tips and Tricks for Writing Your Thesis"
Presenter: Daniel Klaehn, Instructor of Rhetoric, Composition, and Technical Communication and Director of the University Writing Center
Full Video Presentation Forthcoming

"Poster Presentations"
Presenter: Dr. Allison Berry, Assistant Professor of Business Communication & Management and Assistant Director of Continuous Improvement
Full Video Presentation

"Graduate Student Research Grant Workshop"
Presenter: Steve McLean, Senior Grant Specialist / Internal Grants Administrator
Full Video Presentation


"Effectively Communicating Your Research"

Presenter: Dr. Sean Humpherys, Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems and Pickens Professor of Business


"Research Compliance and You"

Presenter: Richard Smith, Director of Academic and Research Environmental Health and Safety (AREHS)


"Surviving Your Thesis"

Presenter: Dr. Rex Pjesky, Associate Dean of the Graduate School and Research

This talk will help students who are writing or getting ready to write their thesis. We will cover picking a committee, a topic, purpose of the thesis, writing, and graduate school policies.


"Effectively Navigating Library Databases"

Presenter: Pippin Macdonald, Research and Instruction Librarian


"Create and Perfect Your Personal Statement"

Presenter: Laura Seals, Director of Nationally Competitive Scholarships

A Hands-on workshop with Laura Seals, Director of Nationally Competitive Scholarships, on how to create and perfect personal statements for graduate school applications.
View the PowerPoint presentation