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Professional Skills Development Workshops

Workshops

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 in posting videos online.

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

Upcoming Workshops: 

"LinkedIn and the Job Search"

Presenter: Jennifer Johnson, Career Services Coordinator
October 28, 2021
12:15-1:15 pm
Killgore Research Center, Graduate Suite (KRC 103)

Social media skills are a given for students today, but many are missing out on this platform tailor-made to assist them in their professional lives. This workshop will provide students with the basics of creating a LinkedIn profile as well as how to use it to effectively network for jobs, internships, or other career related information and leads.

A light lunch will be provided.

To reserve your spot, please register for the LinkedIn and the Job Search Workshop.
If you are unable to join in person and would like to receive the information, please register and we will provide a link to the workshop recording for you to watch at your convenience.  

"Integrative Negotiations"

Presenter: Dr. David Howe, Assistant Professor of Management
November 2, 2021
12:15-1:15 pm
Killgore Research Center, Graduate Suite (KRC 103)

Integrative negotiations are about creating value and capturing value. The goal of this workshop is to walk through the basics of integrative negotiations. Using real world examples and research-backed concepts, we identify ways anyone can become a more effective negotiator.

A light lunch will be provided.

To reserve your spot, please register for the Integrative Negotiations Workshop.
If you are unable to join in person and would like to receive the information, please register and we will provide a link to the workshop recording for you to watch at your convenience.
 

"Zoom Best Practices"

Presenter: Dr. Yarbrough, Clinical Assistant and Virginia Engler Professor of Business Management
November 4, 2021
12:15-1:15 pm
Killgore Research Center, Graduate Suite (KRC 103)

Zoom is a meaningful communication tool that allows us to interact with people all over the world. However, to take full advantage of Zoom, we do need to think strategically. We must consider best practices in online communication and we need to be cognizant of our background and surroundings. Dr. Yarbrough will present Zoom Best Practices to prepare WT Buffs so that each Buff is equipped to build upon the communication advantages of Zoom.

A light lunch will be provided.

To reserve your spot, please register for the Zoom Best Practices Workshop.
If you are unable to join in person and would like to receive the information, please register and we will provide a link to the workshop recording for you to watch at your convenience.  
 


Past Workshops:

"Research Compliance and You"

"Pipeline to Graduate Studies"

"Research Compliance and You"

"Surviving Your Thesis"

"Research Compliance and You"

"LinkedIN and the Job Search"

"Natural Born Researcher"

"Surviving Your Thesis"

  • Presenter: Dr. Rex Pjesky, Associate Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Economics
    Full Video Presentation

"Writing Your Thesis: Formatting Tips"

  • Presenter: Daniel Klaehn, Director of the University Writing Center and Instructor of Rhetoric, Composition, and Technical Communication

"Research Compliance and You"

"Recognizing Opportunities, Setting Expectations, and Providing Constructive Feedback"

  • Presenter: Dr. Bryan Vizzini, Professor of History

"LinkedIn and The Job Search"

"How to Survive Your Thesis"

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

"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"