Events and Workshops

February

Formatting Workshop for the Preparation of Doctoral Dissertations, Specialist Projects, and Master's Theses

Open to students, faculty, and word processors

Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Time: 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Location: Graduate Student Commons, Walwood Hall

Advance registration required.  Space in each workshop is limited. Please register for a workshop in advance by emailing Jennifer.holm@wmich.edu or by calling the Graduate College at (269) 387-8244.  

Formatting Workshop for the Preparation of Doctoral Dissertations, Specialist Projects, and Master's Theses

Open to students, faculty, and word processors

Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Time: 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Graduate Student Commons, W. Walwood Hall

 

Advance registration required.  Space in each workshop is limited. Please register for a workshop in advance by emailing Jennifer.holm@wmich.edu or by calling the Graduate College at (269) 387-8244.  

 

Gwen Frostic, Patricia Thompson, Dissertation Completion Fellowship Seminar: What Applicants Need to Know

Presenter: Dr. Marianne Di Pierro, Graduate Research & Retention, Graduate College
Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time: 2 to 4 p.m.
Location: Graduate Student Commons (Room E-125), First Floor, Walwood Hall, East Campus – WMU Graduate College
Objectives: 

  • Follow Directions 
  • Understand respective application requirements 
  • Ensure that they have prepared a competitive proposal 
  • Include critical components of good writing 
  • Avoid common mistakes in proposal development 
  • Confer directly with faculty authoring letters of support

Register Here

March

Formatting Workshop for the Preparation of Doctoral Dissertations, Specialist Projects, and Master's Theses

Open to students, faculty, and word processors

Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017
Time: 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Graduate Student Commons, W. Walwood Hall

Advance registration required.  Space in each workshop is limited. Please register for a workshop in advance by emailing Jennifer.holm@wmich.edu or by calling the Graduate College at (269) 387-8244.  

 

PhD Careers in Think Tanks – Humanities/Social Science Edition (Humanities/Social Science forum)

Date: March 6-10, 2017

Location: Online
Humanities and Social Science PhDs can positively impact society by working in think tanks, non-academic research organizations that influence public policy around an important issue or cluster of issues. Think tanks hire PhDs to conduct and evaluate studies and help develop policy recommendations.

Presented by Versatile Ph.D.:  Learn to apply a Ph.D. to non-academic career fields. Students and recent alumni--with access to GoWMU--can access the link in GoWMU, in the My Self Service channel (top left corner). New users must access the subscription through the portal to establish a new account. Once log-in credentials are established, access is available directly at the versatilephd.com website.

 

Strategies for Navigating the Dissertation: *For Students Beginning the Dissertation

*Note: This presentation is designed for students who are about to begin or in the early stages of the dissertation or thesis; however, advanced students are welcome to attend.

Presenter: Dr. Marianne Di Pierro, Graduate Research & Retention, Graduate College
Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time: 2 to 5 p.m.
Location: Graduate Student Commons (Room E-125), First Floor, Walwood Hall, East Campus – WMU Graduate College
Objectives:

  • How to prepare for the dissertation experience 
  • How to enhance communication with dissertation committee members 
  • How to manage effectively the dissertation process 
  • How to stay focused and “on task” 
  • How to address writing concerns 
  • How to prepare for the Literature Review

Register Here

Start Smart salary-negotiation workshop by Career and Student Employment Services

Date: March 16, 2017
Time: 4 to 6 p.m.
Location: Ellsworth Hall, Room 1401

The Start Smart workshop, with content provided by the American Association for University Women, is designed to prepare students to approach the job market with the confidence, knowledge and skills they need to negotiate salaries and benefits. Strong negotiation skills ensure students are putting a fair price on their work; this also helps establish a benchmark for future salary increases. Women, according to the American Association of University Women, earn just 82 percent of what their male counterparts earn in the first year following graduation, and the wage gap continues to widen in ensuing years. 

Workshop attendees will learn: 

  • how the gender wage gap affects our lives
  • how to negotiate a starting salary to narrow the wage gap in early career
  • how to articulate value and improve lifelong earning potential
  • how to benchmark salary and benefits
  • how to develop a personal budget to determine salary needs.

Registration is limited to 20 students per workshop. To register, visit the BroncoJOBS portal at https://app.joinhandshake.com/login or email Lynn Kelly-Albertson, executive director for Career and Student Employment Services, at lynn.kelly-albertson@wmich.edu.

Graduate Student Research and Travel Grant Seminar: Preparing Competitive Applications

Presenter: Dr. Marianne Di Pierro, Graduate Research & Retention, Graduate College 
Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 
Time: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. 
Location: Graduate Student Commons (Room E-125), First Floor, Walwood Hall, East Campus – WMU Graduate College
Objectives: 

  • Follow directions 
  • Understand respective application requirements 
  • Ensure that they have prepared a competitive proposal 
  • Include critical components of good writing 
  • Avoid common mistakes in proposal development

Register Here

April

 

PhD Careers in Think Tanks – STEM edition (STEM forum)

Date: April 3-7, 2017
Location:  Online

STEM PhDs can positively impact society by working in think tanks, non-academic research organizations that influence public policy around an important issue or cluster of issues. Think tanks hire PhDs to conduct and evaluate studies and help develop policy recommendations.

Presented by Versatile Ph.D.:   Learn to apply a Ph.D. to non-academic career fields. Students and recent alumni--with access to GoWMU--can access the link in GoWMU, in the My Self Service channel (top left corner). New users must access the subscription through the portal to establish a new account. Once log-in credentials are established, access is available directly at the versatilephd.com website.

 

Start Smart salary-negotiation workshop by Career and Student Employment Services

Date: April 4, 2017
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Ellsworth Hall, Room 1401

The Start Smart workshop, with content provided by the American Association for University Women, is designed to prepare students to approach the job market with the confidence, knowledge and skills they need to negotiate salaries and benefits. Strong negotiation skills ensure students are putting a fair price on their work; this also helps establish a benchmark for future salary increases. Women, according to the American Association of University Women, earn just 82 percent of what their male counterparts earn in the first year following graduation, and the wage gap continues to widen in ensuing years. 

Learn:

  • how the gender wage gap affects our lives
  • how to negotiate a starting salary to narrow the wage gap in early career
  • how to articulate value and improve lifelong earning potential
  • how to benchmark salary and benefits
  • how to develop a personal budget to determine salary needs.

Registration is limited to 20 students per workshop. To register, visit the BroncoJOBS portal at https://app.joinhandshake.com/login or email Lynn Kelly-Albertson, executive director for Career and Student Employment Services, at lynn.kelly-albertson@wmich.edu.