Seminar Series

The Academic Committee is responsible for putting on a number of academic seminars throughout the semester. In addition to the academic seminars, GSG partners with the Graduate School to host a number of professional development workshops.

Professional Development


Maximizing Conferences (April 2021)

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April 7th, 2021:

Maximizing Conferences Webinar

Conferences carry opportunities to share your work, gain visibility, expand your knowledge and build your network. So how can you maximize your conference experience and better take advantage of these opportunities?


Visa Issues and OPT/CPT for International Students (March 2021)

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March 4th, 2021:

Visa Issues, OPT/CPT Webinar

Most international students plan their OPT when they get closer to graduation. Some graduate international students are aware of how OPT/ CPT works, while many have questions about it. The Graduate Student Government decided to create a platform for international students to discuss their Visa issues and OPT/CPT issues with IPS and Career services. Machel Borsum from IPS and Beth Williams from Career Services lead the discussion and answer questions. 

 

Public Speaking (February 2021)

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February 18, 2021:

Public Speaking Webinar

In this webinar, Marina Choy, PhD student in the Humanities department, covers topics such as speech anxiety, audience adaptation, speech organization, visual aids, support materials, and more. 

 

Publishing Your Research (January 2021)

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January 18, 2021:

Publishing Your Research Webinar

How to choose a suitable journal? How to write and prepare papers for publication? What happens when a journal reviews my paper? These are questions that we all have. In this webinar, Dr. Stockero and Dr. Oliveira guide us through their vast experience of journal publishing and reviewing.

 

Grant Writing (November 2020)

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November 12, 2020:

Grant Writing Webinar

As a student or a researcher, a necessary component of your work is applying for a multitude of grants to obtain funding for future projects. Peter Larson, the Director of Research Development at Michigan Tech, leads this this seminar on grant writing. Peter specializes in creating effective grant and research proposals, particularly in the non-technical proposal sections that researchers often struggle with.

 

3MT Participant Training (October 2020)

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October 28, 2020:

3MT Training Workshop

The participant training workshop for the 3MT competition was hosted on October 28th, 2020. The first hour consisted of a workshop on storytelling and creative communication led by Marie Peasley, and the second hour was a panel discussion with the 2019 & 2018 MTU 3MT winners, as well as the 2020 3MT Regional Winners.

More information about the 3MT on this page.

 

 

IDP Workshop (September 2020)

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September 29, 2020:

IDP Workshop

The Individual Development Plan is an initiative launched by the Graduate School to help students plan their graduate education and what comes after. This plan is designed to help students set clear short and long term goals, and/or communicate them with their advisor. 

Anna McClatchy, Student Support Coordinator at the Graduate School, led a discussion around the IDP and answered participants’ questions.

 
 

Career Fair Prep Workshop (September 2020)

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September 16, 2020:

Career Fair Prep Workshop

Being well prepared for a Career Fair can make a big difference in your employment opportunities. And with the recent changes related to COVID-19, you might wonder what the best ways to prepare look like. 

GSG hosted a Career Fair Prep workshop on Wednesday, September 16th. Chris Hohnholt, Assistant Director of Career Services and Career Advisor, was leading the discussion and answering questions about resume writing, (virtual) interviews, internships and co-ops, and professional grooming.

 

Teaching seminar for GTAs & GTIs (August 2020)

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August 20, 2020:

Teaching Seminar for GTIs and GTAs

This seminar was hosted by GSG in collaboration by the William G. Jackson Center for Teaching and Learning and designed for GTIs and GTAs teaching face-to-face, remotely or online during the Fall 2020 semester. Mike Meyer from the CTL led the discussion and answered participants’ questions about teaching resources, safety, student engagement, and classroom policies.

 
 

Academic


Seminar Series in Programming (July 2020)

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July 14, 2020:

Introduction to Machine Learning with Python, by Dr. Timothy Havens.

July 15, 2020:

Managing data (Data Mining) with R, by Sneha Nimmagadda.

July 16, 2020:

Introduction to Deep Learning, by Dr. Timothy Havens.

 
 
 

Life Events


Work, Health and Family Webinar (Oct. 2020)

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October 8, 2020:

Work, Health and Family

Balancing work and life is hard. While balancing your work and life, it’s also important to consider your health, especially during a global pandemic. Dayna Browning, Assistant Director of Outreach and Education, led the discussion in this “Work, Health and Family” webinar. Topics ranged from physical and mental health to stress management, work/life balance, efficiency, eating and sleeping habits.

 
 

Archives

2019-2020

Prior to 2019

  • You can view Academic Seminars prior to 2019 here.
  • You can view the Professional Development Workshops prior to 2019 here.
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