The following workshops are taught as part of the Survival Skills for Graduate Students Workshop Series. Note that not every workshop may be taught each semester. Workshop handouts, slide, and recordings are available in this guide under the Blackboard Collaborate tab. All Survival Skills for Graduate Students workshops are available as presentations to faculty meetings, graduate student groups, or classes. Anyone interested in scheduling a special group session should contact the Graduate Student Services Department.
Demystifying the Dissertation Process
From proposal to defense, this workshop provides strategies for starting and completing your thesis or dissertation.
Developing a Literature Review: An Overview for Graduate Students
In this workshop, we'll cover the basics of how to structure and write a literature review, with a focus on the thesis or dissertation review.
Publishing 101: Navigating the Academic Publishing Process
This workshop provides an introduction to the academic publishing process. topics covered include journal selection, submission strategies, managing the relationship with editors and reviewers, and publishing best practices.
Before You Sign: Navigating the Academic Publishing Process
What rights do you have as an author? Can you post your research online for others to read? This workshop will address common concepts and issues related to author's contracts.
Research Ethics & The Graduate Student
This session discusses issues related to ethical research. Topics covered include avoiding plagiarism, the ethical use of data, and the MSU Honor Code.
Crafting the Winning Curriculum Vitae
The curriculum vitae (CV) is the document most often used during the academic job search and throughout an academic career. This workshop will provide strategies for developing a professional curriculum vitae.
Writing the Research Statement
Academic job applicants often need to submit a research statement as part of the application process. This workshop will provide strategies and templates for crafting the research statement as part of an application packet for an academic position.
Writing the Teaching Statement
Academic job applicants often need to submit a teaching philosophy or statement as part of the application process. This workshop will provide strategies for crafting the teaching philosophy as part of an application packet for an academic position.
Landing on the Tenure Track: Job Hunting in Academe
The job hunting process in academia can be confusing. This session will discuss strategies for finding a tenure-track position within higher education. Topics covered include sources for positions, developing an application packet, and preparing for the on-campus interview.
Money 101 for Grad Students: Managing Your Money and Your Debt
Learn successful strategies for managing your budget and long term debt.
Avoiding Plagiarism: Tips and Strategies for Graduate Students
This workshop will definite and discuss plagiarism. The session will include strategies and research best practices for avoiding plagiarism in your scholarly writing.