Professional, Research, & Advanced Methodological Skills Workshops
Workshops are free, open to all, and can be joined at any time in the semester. Learn what is not covered in your classes and get to know your colleagues. You only do graduate school once (hopefully), make the most of it.
Recordings will be posted after each session.
Sept. 2nd 4-6p | Professional Skills
HOW TO BE AN EFFECTIVE & EFFICIENT GRADUATE STUDENT
Graduate School requires a different kind of 'student.' If you are just taking your classes you are doing it wrong. We focus on the professional skills needed to:
Stay on top of your classes & use them effectively
Develop & write your dissertation as you go
Identify and build the skills needed to get the job you want
Sept. 16th 4-6p | Research Skills
CHOOSING STATISTICAL SOFTWARE
R? SPSS? STATA? You've heard the names, now see how they work, particularly as you think on your career path and dissertation. Well cover:
Strengths & Weaknesses of each
Why people choose one over the other
How each can help you in your dissertation and career goals
Sept 30th 4-6p | Advanced Methods
HIERARCHICAL LINEAR MODELING
For those of you who need to take it to the next level (because you have nested data!). This advanced methods workshop will introduce HLM in R.
Oct 14th 4-6p | Professional Skills
THE EFFECTIVE COVER LETTER & CV
At some point you need to go on the job market. Be prepared and build your Cover Letter and CV as you go. We discuss strategies that hiring committees look for and how to walk out of your program ready to go.
Oct. 28th 4-6p | Professional Skills
LOCATING EXTERNAL FUNDING
Securing funding can be hard to do, but there are more resources than you'd think. We discuss where to look and how to apply for external funding. Plus it looks great on your CV!
Nov 11 4-6 | Professional Skills
Networking is key to finding a job. Learn how to build your scholarly identity and make it known in a semi-painless manner. We'll cover:
Developing your professional identity
Targeting the right people
Building your online presence
What to say at a conference
Nov 18 4-6p | Advanced Methods
In this advanced methods session, we cover the basics of longitudinal modeling, including using long-form data, basic model assumptions, and how to run survival analyses.