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Graduate Student Council Professional Development Seminars


CV/Resume Workshop
August 30, 2018

Social Media: Professional and Research Applications
September 6, 2018

How to Get a Job in Academia
September 19, 2018

Poster Presentations 101
October 10, 2018

Building Your Professional Network
October 22, 2018

Presenting Your Thesis in Three Minutes or Less
February 5, 2019

Grant Writing 101 - Part 1
February 14, 2019

Grant Writing 101 - Part 2
February 14, 2019

Oral Presentations 101
March 18, 2019


Building Your Professional Network
September 5, 2017

Writing Teaching, Research, and Diversity Statements
September 19, 2017

Poster Presentations 101
October 11, 2017

Navigating Science Communication
October 17, 2017

Presenting Your Thesis in Three Minutes or Less
February 6, 2018

Poster and Oral Presentations 101
March 15, 2018


Etiquette Training
October 15, 2014
Keira Mann, K-State alumni and National Etiquette Certified Professional, presents an interactive session about fine dining etiquette, networking at conferences, conducting business at meetings and handling meals on a job interview.

Preparing Academic Job Market Materials
October 23, 2014
Angela Hays and Mary Ellen Barkley from Career and Employment Services discuss creating and updating your CV or resume, academic cover letters, and preparing research and teaching tatements.

Interviewing, The Job Talk, Teaching/Research Pitch Seminars
November 4, 2014
Faculty members share their experiences navigating the academic job market through on-campus visits, interviews, research pitches, and more. Learn how you can prepare for your own job talks.

Working at Different Types of Institutions and How to be Successful Your First Year
November 18, 2014
Faculty members discuss the challenges of being a young professor, securing research funding, and what to do and what to avoid during your first year as a faculty member.

Grant Writing 101: Funding Your Research
April 3, 2014
Learn the differences between writing for a small or large grant proposal, how to search for grant opportunities and what to expect from the peer re-view process.


Finding a Post-Doc
March 11, 2014
Panelists share their experiences finding postdoc positions, securing funding, negotiating and other helpful tips.

Leveraging Your Value
November 7, 2013
Anthony Fletcher presents workshop on negotiating your first salary.

What the Affordable Care Act Means for Young Adults
November 5, 2013
Are you confused about all of this talk about health care reform? Roberta Riportella, Kansas Health Foundation professor of community health, discusses the Affordable Care Act.

Maximizing Your Graduate School Experience
September 6, 2013
Internationally recognized author and speaker, Donald Asher provides graduate students advice and insight into making the most of their time at K-State.

Dissuading Prejudice at K-State
March 25, 2013
Dr. Orlando Taylor discusses the benefits of and need for diversity.

Professional Communications Using Job Search as a Model
February 19, 2013
Internationally recognized author and speaker, Donald Asher discusses how to maximize your networking experiences at conferences, receptions, social gatherings, etc. Start building your career NOW-- learn great tips and tricks for effective networking.

Powercat Financial Seminars

Financial Management for Students
October 16, 2013
This workshop provides students with information, tips, and resources concerning financial management topics such as budgeting, saving, setting financial goals, credit, and employee benefits.

Student Loan Repayment
October 29, 2013
This workshop provides students with information about how to look up student loan information, different repayment plan options, consolidation, and loan forgiveness programs.

Maximizing Your Benefits From $ALT
November 15, 2013
This workshop provides students with an in-depth tutorial on how to utilize $ALT, the free online resource for K-State students that can help with projecting future student loan monthly payments, learn about topics such as identity theft, search for scholarships, and more. This workshop goes through specifics about what students can do with their account and where to locate the benefits.

Marriage & Money:  How do we Combine our Finances?
This workshop provides students with information on what to think about and how to go through the process of merging finances.

Transitioning to Career: Employer Benefits
March 27, 2014
A seminar for graduate students on the financial transition from college to work and understanding employer benefits.