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GPSA Workshops

Meet & Greet w/your Library Liaison

Monday, September 15, 2014
1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Amargosa Room - LLB (1st Floor) 1149

Facilitator: GPSA President Sharon Young & Head of Library Liaison Nancy Fawley

Light refreshments provided. Seating is limited. Register today.
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Workshop: How to Successfully Start your Graduate Program

Friday, September 19, 2014
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Graduate Student Commons - LLB (1st Floor) 1149

Facilitator: Dr. Peter Gray, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

Panelists:

  • Nancy Fawley, Head of Library Liaison
  • Dr. Liam Frink, Department of Anthropology
  • Dean Kate Korgan, Graduate College
  • Dr. Amanda Williams, Department of Geoscience

Topics of Discussion:

  • What are the keys for getting a strong start in my graduate program?
  • How can I find the UNLV resources to be a success in graduate school?
  • How do I select my committee?
  • What should I expect from myself, my committee and my department?
  • What are the expectations of the Graduate College?

Seating is limited. Register today.
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Workshop: Coping Techniques in Grad School

Thursday, September 25, 2014
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Graduate Student Commons - LLB (1st Floor) 1149

Facilitator: Dr. Peter Gray, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

Panelists:

  • Valarie Burke, Executive Director of Graduate Student Services
  • Dr. Julio Espinoza, Psychologist and Counseling and Psychological Service (CAPS) staff
  • Erin Farrar, Director of Campus Recreational Services
  • Dr. Michael Gordon, UNLV Policy and Bylaws Fellow

Topics of Discussion:

  • Developing coping strategies:
    • Goal setting
    • Prioritizing
    • Exercising
    • Sleeping
    • Developing social support network
    • Creating a balanced life
  • Utilizing available campus resources

Seating is limited. Register today.
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Workshop: CV Construction

Thursday, October 9, 2014
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Graduate Student Commons - LLB (1st Floor) 1149

Panelists:

  • Dr. Lisa Bendixen, Department of Educational Psychology and Higher Education
  • Raelynn Lee, Director of UNLV Career Services
  • Dr. Heather Lusty, Department of English

Topics of Discussion:

  • What is the difference between a CV and a resume?
  • What components should I include in my CV...my resume?
  • How should I format my CV/and or resume?
  • Should a letter of intent accompany my CV and/or resume?

**We encourage you to bring your CV / Resume work-in-progress and your laptop.

Seating is limited. Register today.
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Workshop: Applying to Academic & Non-Academic Jobs

Friday, October 17, 2014
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Graduate Student Commons - LLB (1st Floor) 1149

Facilitator

Dr. Peter Gray, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

Panelists:

  • Dr. Sajjad Ahmad, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Construction
  • Dr. Nora Caberoy, School of Life Sciences
  • Dr. Alyssa Crittenden, Department of Anthropology
  • Dr. Timothy Jones, Department of Music

Topics of Discussion:

  • How important is networking to obtaining a job?
  • Where do I find job advertisements?
  • What are some of the tradeoffs between seeking an academic job vs. a non-academic job?
  • What are employers looking for in my application materials?
  • What can I do to make myself as competitive as possible in the job search?

Seating is limited. Register today.
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Workshop: How to Get GPSA Funding

Friday, October 24, 2014
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: TBA

Facilitator: Michael Alires, GPSA Vice President and chair of the Sponsorship Committee

Topics of Discussion:

  • Tips on how to complete a GPSA Sponsorship application
  • To provide you with tips for effective funding proposal writing
  • To provide you with insights from the GPSA Sponsorship Committee
  • To provide a forum for you to ask questions about internal and external funding opportunities application, visit the Amargosa Room (1st floor) Lied Library at 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lunch is provided.

Lunch is provided. Seating is limited. Register today.
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Workshop: Academic Time Management

Friday, November 14, 2014
10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Graduate Student Commons - LLB (1st Floor) 1149

Facilitator: Dr. Peter Gray, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

Panelists:

  • Dr. Anthony Gatling, William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration
  • Dr. Helen Neil, Associate Dean, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs
  • Dr. LeAnn Putney, Department of Educational Psychology and Higher Education

Topics of Discussion:

  • Outlining your semester – Set realistic goals, timelines, etc.
  • Creating a weekly and monthly calendar – both academic and personal
  • Setting daily routines to maximize your time and keep yourself in balance: mentally, physically and emotionally
  • Utilizing campus and external resources

Lunch is provided. Seating is limited. Register today.
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Other Professional Development Opportunities

  • UNLV Libraries offers instruction — information sessions are provided for instructors that are designed to help students develop their abilities to identify, access, evaluate and make effective use of information in its various formats. You will need to complete an online request. Please submit the form at least one week prior to when the informational session is requested or call 702-895-2114 (on campus dialing: 52114) to schedule a class session. Classroom availability is on a first-come first-serve basis.
  • UNLV Libraries workshops A wide variety of Library workshops are offered to UNLV graduate and professional students. All sessions are free. For a complete listing of available workshops and registration please visit the library website.
  • Writing Center — The Writing Center can help you with any writing assignment, at any stage of the writing process. They can help you in person, or you can send your paper using the simple form on our Online Writing Lab (OWL) page. Grad assistants and adjunct instructors: the UNLV Writing Center will send a consultant to your class to talk about the services the Writing Center can offer your students. Call (702) 895-3908 to schedule a presentation.
  • Career Services — The mission of Student Career Services is to educate, prepare and assist students as they pursue the career development and job search process in a global and dynamic world of work.
  • Interfolio — Since 1999, Interfolio has been the best way to collect, manage, and showcase academic and professional credentials for post-graduate education, teaching positions in higher education, and other opportunities. Interfolio offers individuals one central place to store their most important documents, while also providing the means to distribute these materials to thousands of institutions across the county. Interfolio's services offer a revolutionary way for people to market themselves professionally.