Professional Development

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:

Fall 2013 Events

Sept. 6

Donald Asher: Maximizing Your Graduate Student Experience

Donald Asher is an internationally recognized author and speaker – and he is coming to K-State! On Friday, Sept. 6th he will be presenting an interactive seminar to first and second year graduate students to help them learn how to get the most out of graduate school. So make the first step in getting all you can out of your graduate student experience at K-State, attend this interactive seminar.

3:00-5:00 pm, Forum Hall

Sept. 16

The Library & Your Research: Understanding Refwork

Doing research? Let Hale library help! Attend this first seminar of the series and learn how Refwork works, and how it can help you in your research.

1:30-2:30 pm, Library 301

Sept. 24

(CES) All-University Career Fair (Employers A-J)

Visit with over 200 employers for career, intern, and co-op positions. Bring multiple copies of your resume, dress professionally and visit both days! Visit Career and Employment Services website for more information.

11 am- 4 pm, Bramlage Coliseum

Sept. 24

Industry Leaders Career Panel on Jobs in Industry

Get connected with Industry Leaders courtesy of the GSC. This is an opportunity for graduate students to ask questions and learn from prominent leaders in industry. If you are even thinking about a job in industry, don't miss this event

5:30- 7:00 pm, Justin Hall 163

Sept. 25

(CES) All-University Career Fair (Employers K-Z)

Visit with over 200 employers for career, intern, and co-op positions. Bring multiple copies of your resume, dress professionally and visit both days! Visit Career and Employment Services website for more information.

11 am- 4 pm, Bramlage Coliseum

Sept. 26

(GTA PD) The NY Times and College Teaching

The New York Times in the First Year is designed to support efforts to develop new students' knowledge, competencies and skills while enhancing engagement outside the classroom. Tamra from the NY Times will let us know how we can use the NY Times to help learning in first year students. Great for all majors.

11:00am-1:00pm Hemisphere Room Hale Library

Oct. 1

(GTA PD) This is your brain on being a GTA

Using what we know about how the brain learns to maximize learning experiences in the classroom. Quick and useful tips to engage your classroom for better learning

3:30-4:30pm Hemisphere Room Hale Library

Oct. 3

Victoria McGovern – Communicating Science to the Public

Dr. Victoria McGovern is Senior Program Officer for the Burroughs Welcome Fund. She has significant experience as a researcher and program officer for a private foundation. She has presented at numerous professional meetings and has interacted with graduate students and postdocs throughout her career.

Note - Graduate students attending the lecture will be given a copy of the book: "Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty" 2nd Edition.

3:30-5:00 pm, Town Hall, Leadership Studies Bldg

Oct. 7

(CES) $tart $mart Negotiations Workshop (For Women Graduate Students)

AAUW works with the WAGE Project to offer $tart $mart workshops so that college women approaching the job market will have the knowledge and skills to negotiate salaries and benefits. Through this interactive workshop, you will learn the resources for benchmarking salary and benefits for a particular position; position titles and their functions; the basic tactics and strategies of salary negotiation, as well as preparing a "bare bones" budget for living expenses based on your salary.
There is no cost to attend, but space is limited to 40 students. This workshop is particularly designed for female students who will be entering the work force in the next year, i.e. 2013-2014 graduating seniors, graduate students or post-docs.

NOTE: If registration exceeds capacity, participants will be chosen through a random selection process and notified about their participation by Monday, September 30. If not selected, you are encouraged to participate in forthcoming workshops that will be available later in the year.

7:00-10:00 pm, Leadership Studies Town Hall

Oct. 8

(CES) CVs & Resumes for Graduate Students

Learn how to start, create, and use a curriculum vitae or resume to market your skills to potential employers.

4:00 – 5:00 pm, Union 227

Oct. 14

The Library & Your Research: Effective Database Searching

1:30-2:30, Library 301

Oct. 17

(CES) Are you LinkedIn?

Come receive valuable insight on the benefits of using LinkedIn. You'll learn how to network successfully, how employers use LinkedIn to recruit, and strategies to make your profile stand out.

4:00-5:00 pm, Union Big 12 Room

Nov. 4

The Library & Your Research: Know Your CopyRights!

1:30-2:30, Library 301

Nov. 7

(GTA PD) Keep calm and game on: Gaming and Education

Ben Ward, Instructional designer will talk about Game-based learning is gaining momentum in higher education with its promise of making learning more engaging and motivating for students. Come share in the opportunity to experience this first-hand through both game play and the exploration of the fundamentals of game design. Be prepared to participate in learning creative and innovative ways to approach teaching, even if you don't plan to use games in your classroom

3:30-4:30pm, Hemisphere Room Hale Library

Nov. 7

Negotiating Brown Bag Lunch with breakout sessions for industry and academic jobs

Come receive valuable insight on how to negotiate your first job from those who know. There will be breakout sessions for graduate students looking for a job in industry and for those continuing in academia. This is an event you do not want to miss.

12:00 – 1:00 pm, Union 226-227

Dec. 2

The Library & Your Research: Preparing Your Electronic Thesis, Dissertation, or Report

1:30-2:30 pm, Library 301

Dec. 3

(GTA PD) T'was the night before Finals

Come join the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) to have some hot chocolate, Christmas treats and a great informal discussion of upcoming finals issues that you may experience as a GTA .

3:30-4:30pm Fairchild Hall 215