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September


2014 Graduate Student Welcoming Fair

Date: Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Time: 3 to 6 p.m.
Location: East Ballroom of the WMU Bernhard Center.

New graduate students are invited to check out the many services available on campus. At the same time, the One Stop Shop will be open in the West Ballroom until 6 p.m.

Services to be represented include: Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Faculty Development, Fulbright Programs, Graduate Center for Research and Retention, Office of Information Technology, Office of Military and Veterans Affairs, Research Compliance, Sindecuse Student Health Insurance, Teaching Assistants Union (TAU), University Libraries, and more.

PLUS fun and surprises from the Graduate Student Association.


 

Graduate Student Research and Travel Grant Workshop: Preparing Competitive Applications

Presenter:
Dr. Marianne Di Pierro, Director, Graduate Center for Research and Retention, Graduate College

Date: Friday, September 5, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Walwood Commons, Walwood Hall

Objectives:
Attendees will learn how to:
• Follow Directions
• Understand respective application requirements
• Ensure that they have prepared a competitive proposal
• Include critical components of good writing
• Avoid common mistakes in proposal development

Registration Required at the following link: https://questionpro.com/t/AJbMIZRTGG



October


 

2014 Graduate and Professional School Fair

Date: Monday, October 6
Time: 3 to 6 p.m.
Location: East Ballroom, Bernhard Center Main Campus, Western Michigan University Kalamazoo,

Michigan Schools can register here: http://www.experience.com/emp/cf_details?fhnd=6791

Students can get details here along with list of registered schools: http://wmich.experience.com/stu/cf_details?fhnd=6791


 

Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods

Presenters:
Dr. Jessaca Kay Spybrook, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
Dr. Jesse Max Smith, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

Date: Friday, October 10, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Room 2720, Sangren Hall

Objectives:
• Quantitative Overview: The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate the use of quantitative research methods. The research process will be summarized and the importance of a strong research design will be highlighted. The concepts will be illustrated through a practical example.
• Qualitative Overview: Qualitative methods can be very beneficial in both mixed and single method research projects. This presentation will address the appropriate settings for qualitative methods and the advantages of using them. It will also summarize the various qualitative approaches available and highlight the skills necessary for carrying out successful qualitative endeavors.

Registration Required at the following link: https://questionpro.com/t/AJbMIZRTLb


 

$tart $mart Salary Negotiation


Presenters:
Dr. Marianne Di Pierro, Director, Graduate Center for Research and Retention
Lynn Kelly-Albertson, Executive Director, Career and Student Employment Services

Date: Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Room 1010, Health and Human Services Building

Objectives: Attendees will:
• Learn the important principles of salary negotiation.
• Know how to recognize your value and worth in the marketplace
• Have the opportunity to role play in a mock interview/salary negotiation session

Registration Required at the following link: https://questionpro.com/t/AJbMIZRTtC


 

Research Data Management

Presenter:
Dr. Julien Kouame, Research Manager, Johnson Center for Philanthropy, Grand Valley State University

Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Room 1416, Health and Human Services Building

Objectives:

The aim of this workshop is to provide researchers with the knowledge required to optimize database performance and to ensure quality of results.
Attendees will learn:
• Data management techniques and tools
• How to create a solid foundation for a research database
• Free and easy ways to protect research data

Registration Required at the following link: https://questionpro.com/t/AJbMIZRTtN

 



November


 

Gwen Frostic Fellowship Workshop: What Applicants Need to Know

Presenter:
Dr. Marianne Di Pierro, Director, Graduate Center for Research and Retention, Graduate College

Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: Walwood Commons, Walwood Hall

Objectives:
Attendees will learn how to:
• Follow Directions
• Understand respective application requirements
• Ensure that they have prepared a competitive proposal
• Include critical components of good writing
• Avoid common mistakes in proposal development
• Confer directly with faculty authoring letters of support

Registration Required at the following link: https://questionpro.com/t/AJbMIZRTtW


 

 

 

Strategies for Navigating the Dissertation

Presenter:
Dr. Marianne Di Pierro, Director, Graduate Center for Research and Retention

Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time: 1 to 4 p.m.
Location: Walwood Commons, Walwood Hall

Objectives:
Attendees will learn:
• How to prepare for the dissertation experience
• How to enhance communication with dissertation committee members
• How to manage effectively the dissertation process
• How to stay focused and “on task”
• How to address writing concerns

Registration required at the following link: https://questionpro.com/t/AJbMIZRTtp