GRADUATE STUDENT SUCCESS WORKSHOPS
The Graduate Student Success workshops are workshops sponsored by The Office of Graduate Studies, The RIT Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services and Graduate Departments across the university. All of these workshops offer ways to become more successful as a Graduate Student. Please note the time and location for each workshop since they are offered in different locations with different start times. If you have any questions please contact Rauncie Ryan at LRRGLA@rit.edu
Are you a Graduate student who would like to teach a workshop? Do you have a speciality that you think would help other students? Contact Rauncie to set up a time and become a part of our student success workshop series.
Workshops are limited to a specific number of students. Please register. If you register we ask that you please attend because there are only a certain number of seats for each workshop. Please click on each workshop offering to register for it.
October 27th FACULTY ONLY workshop - Graduate Advising and Mentoring Workshop. For more information click here
October 27th Applying for a Ph.D.- Reading Room SAU - 5-6 p.m. - Panel Discussion with a Ph.D Student, Ph.D faculty and a member of the admissions team about pursuing a Ph.D. This workshop is open to graduate and undergraduate students. Please register Here
Nov 3rd Biblab 3rd Floor of the Library - 3-4 p.m. Graduate Thesis: The Endgame! This workshop is geared toward those graduate students planning to defend a thesis or dissertation in December or May. Library staff members will lead the workshop informing you of the requirements for submitting print and electronic copies of your final work. They will discuss how and where to submit in print and electronically as well as where your electronic work will be available for the world to view and download! They will also discuss how to apply for an embargo of your work if necessary. This is a great opportunity to ask questions about title pages, signatures, abstracts, costs, editing, and general guidelines. Attending this workshop will help you understand all the steps in the process and will make a very stressful time in your graduate career proceed smoothly. Register Here
November 5th Wednesday Noon - 1 p.m. Campus Center, Bamboo Room - An Introduction to the Co-Op Office at RIT - Sharitta Gross, Presenter. Register Here
November 12th Wednesday 3 - 4:30 p.m. Sustainability Building number 81 Room 3140 - Part of the Special TA training workshop series - Cross Cultural Communication in Academic and Everyday Settings. Stan Van Horn Presenter Register Here
November 17th Monday 5-6 p.m. Innovation Center Lobby - Graduate Student Mingle - Come and mingle with students from across campus. Our first mingle was a great success. We hope you will join us for a night of networking and good conversation. Register Here
November 19th Noon - 1 p.m. GIS Building 81-Room 3140 - Creating your CV - Sharitta Gross, Presenter. Register Here
Dec 1st 5-6 p.m. Bamboo Room, Campus Center - Town Hall Meeting for all Graduate students. This will be an end of semester gathering to share your thoughts with representatives of RIT departments. Pizza and snacks will be available.
December 8th Dealing with Graduate Student Stress - Reading Room SAU - 5-6 p.m.
January 22 and 23rd Introductory Teaching Skills Workshop for Graduate Students REGISTER HERE
Faculty: Malar Hirudayaraj, Ph.D., Torrence Sparkman Ph.D., Linda Tolan Ph.D. Sr. Associate Dean CAST, Linda Underhill, Ph.D., RD
You must be able to attend both half day sessions on Thursday, January 22, and Friday January 23rd 2015, 9:30 am -1:30 pm, LOW(12)-1135
Because of overwhelming demand we have upped the registration cap to 55 students. We do have a few seats left for those who would like to participate. We will also have a waiting list once we meet the 55 cap.
Friday, January 23, 2015, 2-5 pm
CIMS Room 2240
Workshop on Graduate Admissions Practices REGISTER HERE
Professor Casey Miller, Associate Professor of Materials Science, College of Science
Purpose: The goal of this workshop is to bring graduate programs and faculty up to date on research-based best practices in graduate admissions. We will discuss the common parameters found in applications, including their limitations, as well as the concept of non-cognitive competencies. The latter have been proven in numerous studies to correlate with long term success above and beyond the traditional admission metrics, yet remain underutilized in graduate admissions. An added benefit of using these approaches is the potential to enhance diversity in graduate programs.
Benefits: Attendees will learn methods for improving admissions protocols to increase screening efficiency while simultaneously increasing the probability of selecting students with the most potential to excel in research.
Target Audience: This workshop is aimed at graduate program directors, chairs of graduate admissions committees, and graduate faculty at RIT, with focus on research-based MS and PhD programs. Registration is limited to 30 people to enable hands-on discussion of reading assignments.
Casey W. Miller joined RIT’s School of Chemistry and Materials Science as Associate Professor in Fall 2014 after seven years at the University of South Florida. He was founding director of the American Physical Society’s Bridge Site at USF, and was Associate Director of USF’s PhD program in Applied Physics. He graduated summa cum laude from Wittenberg University in 1999, where he was also elected to FBK. He earned his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in 2003, including the Department’s Best Dissertation Award for combining Magnetic Resonance Imaging with Scanning Probe Microscopy. His post-doctoral work at the University of California, San Diego focused on spin-electronics using MgO-based magnetic tunnel junctions. He is recipient of the prestigious NSF-CAREER and AFOSR-Young Investigator Awards.
Interpreters provided upon request, subject to availability. Please make your request by going to access.rit.edu.
January 26th How to present your research at the Research Symposium or a conference - Reading Room SAU - 5-6 p.m.
February 9 Student panel discussion on Interdisciplinary Research - Reading Room SAU - 5-6p.m.
March 2nd Tips on writing your thesis - Reading Room SAU - 5-6 p.m.
March 16th Graduate Thesis: The Endgame! This workshop is geared toward those graduate students planning to defend a thesis or dissertation in December or May. Library staff members will lead the workshop informing you of the requirements for submitting print and electronic copies of your final work. They will discuss how and where to submit in print and electronically as well as where your electronic work will be available for the world to view and download! They will also discuss how to apply for an embargo of your work if necessary. This is a great opportunity to ask questions about title pages, signatures, abstracts, costs, editing, and general guidelines. Attending this workshop will help you understand all the steps in the process and will make a very stressful time in your graduate career proceed smoothly.- Room and time to be announced
April 27th Networking - Reading Room SAU 5 - 6 p.m.
May 4th Guest Speaker - Reading Room SAU 5-6 p.m.