GSC strives to provide informational meetings, workshops and forums that enhance the professional development of graduate students. The council promotes interdisciplinary activities to enrich graduate students' education beyond their own disciplines. The council also sends out information on various seminars held across campus every week to the Council members, to be shared with their graduate student groups. If you have any questions, contact the GSC officers: firstname.lastname@example.org
As events are scheduled you will find them here. Check back periodically for new workshops added throughout the year.
SPRING 2013 SEMESTER WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
February 19, 2013: The GSC welcomes internationally recognized author and speaker, Donald Asher for a seminar (and interactive session) for graduate students to maximize their networking experiences at conferences, receptions, social gatherings, etc. Start building your career NOW - learn great "tips and tricks" for effective networking. Join the Graduate Student Council (GSC) on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 4:00p.m. (Town Hall, Leadership Studies Bldg) for a great opportunity to gain career-building knowledge! Interactive session to follow the seminar, starting at 5:30p.m. to put into practice the tips & tricks (a.k.a., skills) of effective networking.
March 5th, 2013 - OPEN FORUM & Panel Discussion on Preparing for Careers in ACADEMIA, 3:30-5:30p.m), in Town hall, Leadership Studies Bldg. EVERYONE COULD USE JOB ADVICE, whether you are applying, getting ready to apply, or are just interested in learning
how to prepare and what to expect during the academic interview process. New faculty
at K-State will form a panel of experts to discuss a variety of issues concerning
graduate students getting ready for the academic job market. Key topics include: Finding great jobs, Screening & on-campus Interviews, negotiating salary & start up
options, fitting into your new department. COME ASK QUESTIONS!
April 10th, 2013 -OPEN FORUM & Panel Discussion on Preparing for Careers in INDUSTRY, 3:30-5:30p.m), in Town hall, Leadership Studies Bldg. Are you considering a job in industry? Well, consider attending the open forum and panel discussion to learn about applying and preparing for the industry job interview process. Business owners, industry professionals, and human resource individuals from the community who hire K-State graduate students will form a panel of experts to discuss a variety of issues concerning graduate students getting ready for the industry job market.Key topics include:Finding great jobs, the screening & on-site interview, negotiating salary & benefit options, fitting into your new job.COME ASK QUESTIONS!
April 29, 2013: The GSC, Graduate School, and UPC welcome Theater Delta, the scripted and improvisational audience participatory theater – to promote dialogue and social change in communities around the globe. Audience participatory performances will occur on the topics of Research Ethics from 5:00-6:30p.m. in the Little Theater, K-State Student Union & Suicide/Depression from 7:30-9:00p.m. in the Little Theater, K-State Student Union. Come experience a new way of discussing these important topics.
Fall 2012 SEMESTER WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
Grant Writing: Funding Your Research
Presentation by Dr. Jim Guikema (Associate Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Vice President - Research and Sponsored Programs)
Tuesday, November 1
1:00-3:00 p.m. - Big XII Room, K-State Student Union
Are you interested in learning about how to write "small" and "large" grants to fund your research? If so, then this workshop on grant writing is for you. This workshop is intended to focus on the differences between writing for a small or large grant proposal. Information on how to search for grant opportunities and what to expect from the peer re-view process will be presented.
Open Forum: Preparing for Careers in Industry and Academia (click here for flyer)
Thursday, March 29
2:00 p.m. - Town Hall room of Leadership Studies Building
"Powercat Financial Workshop"
April 19, 2012
2:00-4:00 p.m. - Room 207 K-State Student Union
Discussion on loan repayments, preparing finances for post-college life and other financial tips.
FALL 2011 SEMESTER WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
"Grant Writing Workshop"
Thursday, November 10
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Union room 213
"Graduate Copyright Workshop"
Presented by Marty Courtois and Jenny Oleen
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
3:30-5:00 p.m. in Big XII Room, Student Union
"Tax Preparation Basics"
Presented by Dr. Sonya Britt
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
4:00-5:00 p.m. in Room 206, Student Union
"Intellectual Property and KSURF Fellowship"
Presented by Marcia Molina and Dr. Carol Shanklin
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
3:30-5:00 p.m. in Room 212, Student Union
"Graduate Student Survival Guide"
Presented by Dr. Carol Shanklin, Dean of Graduate School, and Dr. Jim Guikema, Associate Vice President of Research and Associate Dean of Graduate School
Thursday, September 2, 2010
2:00-4:30 p.m. in Room 213, Student Union
In this workshop, Dr. Carol Shanklin and Dr. Jim Guikema will introduce the concept and importance of the intellectual partnership formed between a graduate student and their faculty advisor. The importance of setting expectations between students and their faculty advisor early in their academic career to prevent future conflicts will be discussed. Although conflict in relationships may not always be preventable, this workshop will discuss strategies that may help minimize the potential negative impact of conflict. Additionally, these strategies can assist student in building strong life skills and lead to a successful experience in graduate school at Kansas State University and beyond.
A video of this workshop and the workshop PowerPoint slides will be posted in the Professional Development Workshop folder of the Graduate Student Resource Center in K-State Online by September 17, 2010.
Presented by Dr. Jim Guikema, Associate Vice President of Research and Associate Dean of Graduate School, Dr. Jerry Jaax, Associate Vice President for Research Compliance, and Dr. Camilla Roberts, Assistant Director of Honor and Integrity System
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
2:00-4:00 p.m. in Room 207, Student Union Union
The focus of this workshop is to stress the importance of the honor system and conducting purposeful research with integrity. Possible consequences for conducting unethical research, both while at K-State and elsewhere in professional situations, will be addressed.
Presented by Dr. Charles Griffin, Department Head of Communication Studies, Theatre and Dance
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
3:00-5:00 p.m. in Big XII Room, Student Union
In this workshop, the focus will be on strategies to deliver successful oral and poster presentations. We will discuss tips for successfully answering questions, professional networking techniques, and appropriate conference etiquette.
"Grant Writing 101"
Presented by The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
1:30 - 4:30 p.m. in the Big XII Room, Student Union
This workshop is co-sponsored by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs and the Graduate Student Council. This Grant Writing workshop is intended to focus attention on the intricacies of writing a successful grant. Information on how to search for grant opportunities and how to prepare successful grant proposals.
Seating is limited for this event so you will need to register. Registration is expected to open at the end of September.
"Repaying Student Loans"
Presented by Jodi Kaus, Program Director of POWERCAT FINANCIAL COUNSELING, and Dustin L. Furrey, Financial Advisor for Keating & Associates Inc.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Big XII Room, Student Union
Thursday, January 29, 2009 - Academic Interviewing
The panelists for this seminar were:
-Dr. Bradley Kramer, Department Head of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
-Dr. Richard Marston, University Distinguished Professor and Department Head of Geography
-Dr. Krista Walton, Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering
-David Olds, PhD Candidate and GTA in Hospitality Management and Dietetics
Each panelist breifly spoke about the seminar topic, after which they received questions from students. Handouts and a video of the seminar may be accessed from K-State Online.
Thursday, February 26, 2009 - Industry Interviewing
The panelists for this seminar were:
-Dr. Brian Niehoff, Department Head of Management
-Dr. Jon Faubion, Professor of Grain Science
-Dr. Karen Schmidt, Professor of Food Science
Each panelist breifly spoke about the seminar topic, after which they received questions from students. A video of the seminar may be accessed from K-State Online.
Thursday, March 26, 2009 - Grant Writing
The presenters for this seminar were:
-Dr. Jim Guikema, Associate Vice President of Research, Associate Dean of the Graduate School
-Anita Fahrny, Assistant Director of PreAward Services
Dr. Guikema presented on the process of grant writing followed by a presentation of the budgeting process by Anita. Finally, students had the opportunity to address their questions to the presenters. Handouts may be accessed from K-State Online.
Thursday, April 30, 2009 - Responsible Conduct in Research
Thursday, September 25, 2008 - "Vita Writing"
This seminar included a presentation by Dr. Kenneth Hughey. Dr. Marjorie Hancock and Dr. Kevin Gwinner provided additional information and assisted with answering questions from the audience. Handouts from Dr. Hughey and Dr. Hancock can be accessed from K-State Online.
Thursday, October 16, 2008 - "Writing a Teaching Philosohpy and Statement of Research Interest"
This seminar included a presentation on teaching philosophy by Dr. Vicki Clegg, and a presentation on statement of research interest by Dr. Brett Sandercock. Dr. Michael O'Shea and Dr. Naomi Wood provided follow-up comments and assisted with answering questions from the audience. A video of the seminar, Dr. Sandercock's powerpoint presentation, and handouts from Dr. Clegg and Dr. Sandercock can be accessed from K-State Online.
Thursday, November 20, 2008 - "Setting Expectations and Resolving Conflicts Between Faculty and Graduate Students"
This seminar included a presentation from Dr. Jim Guikema, Associate Vice President for Research and Associate Dean of the Graduate School. Dr. Guikema presented information on how students and their advisors can deal with conflicts regarding issues such as selecting committee members, what research topics to pursure, and expectations for GRAs and GTAs. A video of the seminar may be accessed from K-State Online.