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Graduate School Professional Skills Workshop Development

Professional Skills Development Workshop

The West Texas A&M University Graduate School and Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate program (AGEP) 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.

 

Next Workshop:  

TBA

 

Past Workshops:

"Your Thesis Project"

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

Date of Workshop: November 7, 2017

View the recording of "Your Thesis Project"

Helpful links: WT Thesis Guidelines, WT Research & Compliance, WT Writing Center, Other Writing tips (http://faculty.chicagobooth.edu/john.cochrane/research/papers/phd_paper_writing.pdf, http://www.roie.org/how.htm)

 

"Research Compliance and You"

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

Date of Workshop: October 10, 2017

Note: Unfortunately we experienced technical difficulties with the recording so there is no video for this PSD; however if you have any questions or concerns about research compliance or health and safety please contact Richard Smith (rcsmith@wtamu.edu, 806.651.2740, KRC 184A).

 

"Getting Your First Research Grant -- Welcome to the GSR"

Presenter: Steve McLean, Grant Specialist

Date of Workshop: September 12, 2017

View the recording of Getting Your First Research Grant--Welcome to the GSR.

 

"Setting Expectations and Providing Constructive Feedback"

Presenter: Dr. Bryan Vizzini, Director of WT's Teaching Excellence Center and Associate Professor of History

Date of Workshop: April 4, 2017

View the recording of Setting Expectations and Providing Constructive Feedback.

 

"The Tie That Binds: Communication Skills for a Global World"

Presenter: Carolyn Baum, Assistant Lecturer for the Department of communication

Date of Workshop: March 7, 2017

View the recording of The Tie That Binds: Communication Skills for a Global World.

Conflict Management Assessment Handout.

 

"Hidden Job Market/What Career Services Can Do For Me"

Presenter: Denese Skinner, Director for Career Services and Licensed Professional Counselor—Supervisor

Date of Workshop: February 7, 2017

View the recording of The Hidden Job Market/What Career Services Can Do For Me.

 

"The Writing Center's Tips and Tricks 2"

Presenter: Mr. Daniel Klaehn, Director of WT's Writing Center and Professional/Technical Communication Instructor

Date of Workshop: November 8, 2016

View the recording of The Writing Center's Tips and Tricks 2.

 

"Surviving Your Thesis - Re-revisited"

Presenter: Dr. Rex Pjesky, Associate Dean of Graduate School and Associate Professor of Economics

Date of Workshop: October 11, 2016

View the recording of Surviving Your Thesis Re-revisited.

Links to: Thesis Guide and also WTAMU Research Information and Contacts

 

"Graduate Student Research Grant Program Informational"

Presenter: Mr. Steve McLean, Internal Grants Administrator and Senior Grants Specialist with Sponsored Research Services

Date of Workshop: September 13, 2016

View the recording of Graduate Student Research Grant Program Informational.

 

"Recognizing Opportunities: Preparing for the Teaching Profession"

Presenter: Dr. Bryan Vizzini, Director of WT's Teaching Excellence Center and Associate Professor of History

Date of Workshop: April 20, 2016

View the recording of Recognizing Opportunities: Preparing for the Teaching Profession.

 

"Writing Center Assistance - Thesis Process and Formatting"

Presenter: Mr. Daniel Klaehn, Director of WT's Writing Center and Technical Communication Instructor

Date of Workshop: April 6, 2016

View the recording of Writing Center Assistance - Thesis Process and Formatting.

 

"Budgeting for Efficient Debt Repayment"

Presenter: Dr. De'Arno De'Armond, Associate Professor of Finance­ & Edwards Professor of Financial Planning

Date of Workshop: March 23, 2016

View the recording of Budgeting for Efficient Debt Repayment. Access the PDF here.
Access the 3-Step Worksheet here. Access the Debt Recovery Worksheet here.
Go to Cash Course here.

 

"Surviving Your Thesis - Revisited"

Presenter: Dr. Rex Pjesky, Associate Dean of Graduate School and Associate Professor of Economics

Date of Workshop: February 17, 2016

View the recording of Surviving Your Thesis - Revisited.

 

"Under Pressure: Stress Management"

Presenter: Mr. Orvie Nix, WTAMU Student Counseling Services

Date of Workshop: November 18, 2015

View the recording of Under Pressure: Stress Management.

 

"Emphasize Your Strengths On Any Application"

Presenter: Ms. Laura Seals, WTAMU Nationally Competitive Scholars

Date of Workshop: October 2015

View the recording of Emphasize Your Strengths On Any Application. Access the PDF here.

 

"Graduate Student Research (GSR) Grant Program"

Presenter: Steve McLean, Senior Grant Specialist / Internal Grants Administrator at WTAMU

Date of Workshop: September 16, 2015

View the recording of Graduate Student Research (GSR) Grant Program.
 

 

"What to Expect as a First-Year Professor"

Presenter: Dr. Amy Anderson from the Teaching Excellence Center

Date of Workshop: April 15, 2015

View the recording of What to Expect as a First-year Professor.

 

"Guidelines for a Powerful Thesis"

Presenter: Dr. Rex Pjesky, Associate Dean of Graduate School and Associate Professor of Economics.

Date of Workshop: March 25, 2015

View the recording of Guidelines for a Powerful Thesis.

 

"The ABC's of IRB, IACUC, and IBC"

Presenter: Ms. April Swindell from the WTAMU Academic and Research Environmental Health and Safety (AREHS) office.

Date of Workshop: February 18, 2015

View the recording of The ABC's of IRB, IACUC, and IBC.

 

"Managing Your Money and Your Time"

Presenter: Dr. Rex Pjesky, Associate Dean of Graduate School and Associate Professor of Economics.

Date of Workshop: November 19, 2014

View the recording of Managing Your Money and Your Time.

 

"Career Assessment and Planning"

Presenter: Ms. Denese Skinner, Director of Career Services.

Date of Workshop: October 15, 2014

View the recording of Career Assessment and Planning.

 

"Social Media and Academia: Do's and Don'ts" and "Electronic Communication Across Cultures"

Presenters: Dr. Emily Kinsky and Dr. Noah Franken, Communication Faculty members.

Date of Workshop: September 17, 2014

View the recording of Social Media and Academia: Do's and Don'ts and Electronic Communication Across Cultures.

Have a suggestion for a workshop topic? Please e-mail Graduate School.