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Spring 2017

The schedule of events for Spring 2017 is subject to change. Please register for each session at least 24 hours in advance.

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January

Events with an asterisk (*) will be offered more than once in the semester.

DayDateEventTimeLocation

F

1/13/17

New Graduate Student Orientation

2–5

Graduate Resource Center (LIB N A124) & Library Community Room (LIB N B131)

W

1/25/17

California Pre-Doctoral Scholars and CDIP Information Session

3:15–4:15

Graduate Resource Center (LIBN A124)

The Office of Research and Development will be offering their IRBNet Workshops several times this semester. Please visit their website for dates and registration.

February

Events with an asterisk (*) will be offered more than once in the semester.

DayDateEventTimeLocation

Tu

2/21/17

Presentation Practice and Feedback

3:15–4:15

Graduate Resource Center (LIBN A124)

W

2/22/17

Writing Groups Information Session

3:15–4:15

Graduate Resource Center (LIBN A124)

Th

2/23/17

Building an Effective PowerPoint Presentation

3:15–4:15

Graduate Resource Center (LIBN A124)

Tu

2/28/17

How to Be a Competitive Scholarship Applicant

3:15–4:15

Graduate Resource Center (LIBN A124)

The Office of Research and Development will be offering their IRBNet Workshops several times this semester. Please visit their website for dates and registration.

March

Events with an asterisk (*) will be offered more than once in the semester.

DayDateEventTimeLocation

W

3/1/17

Utilizing Library Resources in Graduate-Level Research

3:15–4:15

Graduate Resource Center (LIBN A124)

Th

3/2/17

Getting Started on the Thesis*

3:15–4:45

Graduate Resource Center (LIBN A124)

TuW

3/7/17–3/8/17

Midterm Study Break

9–12, 5–6:30

Graduate Resource Center (LIBN A124)

Tu

3/7/17

Publishing Papers & Journal Articles

3:15–4:15

Graduate Resource Center (LIBN A124)

Th

3/9/17

Thesis Formatting and Submission*

3:15–4:45

Graduate Resource Center (LIBN A124)

Th

3/16/17

Getting Started on the Thesis*

3:15–4:45

Graduate Resource Center (LIBN A124)

M

3/20/17

Thesis Formatting and Submission*

3:15–4:45

Graduate Resource Center (LIBN A124)

The Office of Research and Development will be offering their IRBNet Workshops several times this semester. Please visit their website for dates and registration.

April

Events with an asterisk (*) will be offered more than once in the semester.

DayDateEventTimeLocation

Tu

4/4/17

Preparing the Résumé and CV

3:15–4:15

Graduate Resource Center (LIBN A124)

W

4/5/17

Getting Started on the Thesis*

5–6:30

Graduate Resource Center (LIBN A124)

Th

4/6/17

Applying to Doctoral Programs

3:15–4:15

Graduate Resource Center (LIBN A124)

F

4/7/17

Thesis Formatting and Submission*

10:30–12

Graduate Resource Center (LIBN A124)

Tu

4/11/17

LinkedIn for Professional Networking and the Job Search

3:15–4:15

Graduate Resource Center (LIBN A124)

W

4/12/17

Thesis Formatting and Submission*

5–6:30

Graduate Resource Center (LIBN A124)

Th

4/13/17

Thesis Formatting and Submission*

5–6:30

Graduate Resource Center (LIBN A124)

M

4/17/17

Careers & Doctoral Degrees in Education - CHANGE OF DATE!

3:15–4:15

Graduate Resource Center (LIBN A124)

W

4/19/17

Thesis Formatting and Submission*

3:15–4:45

Graduate Resource Center (LIBN A124)

Th

4/27/17

Finals Preparation Workshop

3:15–4:

Graduate Resource Center (LIBN A124)

The Office of Research and Development will be offering their IRBNet Workshops several times this semester. Please visit their website for dates and registration.

May

Events with an asterisk (*) will be offered more than once in the semester.

DayDateEventTimeLocation

M–F

5/8/17–5/12/17

Grad Study Fest

9–12 (M–F), 5–7 (TuW)

Graduate Resource Center (LIBN A124)

The Office of Research and Development will be offering their IRBNet Workshops several times this semester. Please visit their website for dates and registration.

Event Catalog

Building an Effective PowerPoint Presentation

Presenter: Dr. René Vellanoweth (Anthropology)

Learn a few tips and tricks to putting together an engaging and effective PowerPoint presentation.

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California Pre-Doctoral Scholars and CDIP Information Session

The California Pre-Doctoral program is designed to increase diversity within the pool of university faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of students in the CSU; the California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) aims to increase the number of promising doctoral students applying for future CSU instructional faculty positions by offering financial assistance in the form of a loan and mentorship by CSU faculty. The deadlines to apply to these programs come up every Spring semester; come learn more about them. 

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Careers & Doctoral Degrees in Education

Presenter: Agustin Cervantes (Charter School of Education)

Learn about Cal State LA's doctoral programs in Education — the PhD in Special Education and EdD in Educational Leadership — and how to prepare for a career as an educator.

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Finals Preparation Workshop

Presenter: GradPeers and Writing Consultants

Get an in-depth look into sentence structure, grammar, and anything else you need for a successful paper. We will go over statement of purpose, personal statements, scholarship essays, and more. This workshop will be particularly helpful for international students. Bring a writing sample.

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Getting Started on the Thesis

Presenter: Andrea Gutierrez, Graduate Resource Center

This workshop provides a general overview, tips, and advice on getting started with the thesis, including library research, working with your committee, and creating a timeline to completion. 

This workshop is intended for students who have just advanced to candidacy and/or have recently begun thesis research units.

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Graduate Writing Retreat

Join your fellow graduate students and commit to a regular writing practice in the Graduate Resource Center this quarter. Bring your writing implements, study materials, and a snack as we provide the space and excuse for you develop your good writing habits. No instruction or lectures — just a quiet space among your colleagues (and maybe some coffee, too). 

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Grad Study Fest 

Midterm Study Break

Come for the free coffee and snacks, stay for the cozy study environment.

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How to Be a Competitive Scholarship Applicant

Presenter: National and International Fellowships & Scholarships Program

This one-hour session will cover basic scholarship application strategies, including building an educational résumé, requesting letters of recommendation, and writing a personal statement. Students of all majors are welcome to attend

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IRBNet Workshops

Presenter: Dr. Sharon Ulanoff and Elia Amaro, Office of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities

At the IRBNet workshop, learn the ins and outs of applying for Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval to conduct research with human subjects.

Register at least 24 hours in advance via ORAD site »

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LinkedIn for Professional Networking and the Job Search

Presenter: Michelle Lovasz, Career Center

Are you in the world’s largest online professional network – LinkedIn? We’ll help you set up a strong profile and explore strategies that can build your professional network and brand on LinkedIn.

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New Graduate Student Orientation

Presenter: Office of Graduate Studies and Graduate Resource Center

Welcome to Cal State LA! This session provides an overview of important policies and procedures, funding opportunities, and the plethora of resources available to graduate students.

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Preparing the Résumé and CV

Presenter: Michelle Lovasz, Career Center

Learn how to best develop your résumé as a graduate student, and find out more about the curriculum vitae (CV).

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Presentation Practice

Presenter: Graduate Resource Center

Preparing for a presentation? Come practice your public speaking in front of peers and receive feedback on conference and course presentations. We can accommodate A/V needs such as PowerPoint and Prezi. Presentations should be no longer than 15 minutes. If you don’t have a presentation ready, bring a snack and support your pals!

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Publishing Papers & Journal Articles

Presenter: Dr. Janet Levers (Sociology)

Learn about publishing your work in academic and professional journals. Gain insight about making your classroom assignments publishable material. 

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Research: Better Than Facebook and Always Your Friend

Presenter: Dr. Nikola Alenkin (Social Work)

This short talk will discuss why research (e.g., statistics, statistical analysis, basic research methods) is important to all aspects of our lives and especially for students in any field.
An overview of basic statistical process/analysis and research methods (qualitative and qualitative) will be provided. Participants will have the opportunity to work on a simple data set and Q&A

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Thesis Formatting & Submission

Presenter: Andrea Gutierrez, Graduate Resource Center

Come learn about the University’s thesis format requirements and electronic submission process, including clarification about required forms and deadlines. This is also the perfect opportunity to ask us questions! 

This workshop is intended only for students who expect to complete and submit the thesis in the current semester.

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Utilizing Library Resources in Graduate-Level Research

Presenter: Sarah Baker, JFK Memorial Library

Learn about the wide variety of resources available through the Library and how to identify sources for your research. 

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Writing Groups Information Session

Presenter: Graduate Writing Support Program

Join your fellow graduate students and commit to a regular writing practice this semester. Learn about peer writing groups and how to support your writing practice with the help of colleagues. 

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