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Learning to thrive, not just survive: Developing resiliency in grad school- Multiple Campus Event

Dr. Denise Yost, Caitlin Bletscher, Anna Whitehall

The Professional Development Initiative Presents: Learning to thrive, not just survive: Developing resiliency in grad school- Multiple Campus Event (Vancouver, Spokane, Tricities) 

With the many demands and challenges of graduate school, most students find themselves trying to survive.  What if this chapter could be more than just surviving?  In this workshop, we offer you valuable tools and...

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Components of a Graduate Application; Panel- Faculty and Students

Monday, Oct 16, 2 pm
CUE 518
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What is Graduate School? What Can I Do Now?

Friday, Sep 29, 2 pm
CUE 518
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GPSA Study Center Grand Opening

Wednesday, Sep 27, 10 am
Terrell Library - GPSA Study Center

Ribbon cutting for the grand opening of the GPSA Study Center in the Terrell Library. Coffee and Donuts will be provided. 

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9/12/17 Financial Literacy Series: Fundamentals

Case Manager for the Office  of  the Dean of Student Michell Jaworski 

The Professional Development Initiative Presents: Financial Literacy Series: Fundamentals

There’s no way around it: the way you think about money affects all your financial choices. This lesson will help you uncover the thoughts and beliefs that make up your financial personality and philosophy, then show you how they relate to some fundamental financial practices.

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2/27/18 Parts of a Paper Series: Discussion and Conclusion

Elitza Kotzeva, PhD Candidate, Rhetoric and Composition 

The Professional Development Initiative Presents: Parts of a Paper Series: Discussion and Conclusion

In this workshop, you will learn about the general requirements and expectations of the sections on discussion and conclusion in a research paper. This session is designed for graduate students who are working on a paper for class, for publication, or as part of their thesis/dissertation. Please bring a...

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1/30/18 Parts of a Paper Series: Methods and Results

Elitza Kotzeva, PhD Candidate, Rhetoric and Composition 

The Professional Development Initiative Presents: Parts of a Paper Series: Methods and Results

In this workshop, you will learn about the general requirements and expectations of the sections on methods and results in a research paper. This session is designed mostly for graduate students in the STEM disciplines who are working on a paper for class, for publication, or as part of their...

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2/1/18 Communication and Presence: Finding your Natural Voice in a Professional Environment

Mary Trotter, Clinical Assistant Professor, CAS WSU Performing Arts

The Professional Development Initiative Presents: Communication and Presence: Finding your Natural Voice in a Professional Environment 

Date: February 1, 2018

Time: 1:00- 3:00 pm

Location: CUB L60 (Butch's Den)

Registration: Register no later than January 31st by 11:59 pm

Public speaking, interviews, meetings, presentations...these events can be terrifying...

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2/6/18 Data Literacy: Busting Myths of Big Data

Dr. Nairanjana Dasgupta, Boeing Science/Math Education Distinguished Professor in Mathematics and Statistics

The Professional Development Initiative Presents: Data Literacy: Busting Myths of Big Data with Dr. Nairanjana Dasgupta

In this workshop we will focus on learning about the what, when, how and whys of data.  Data is pervasive these days and like it or not we have to use data to make decisions or others will make them for us.  In this workshop we will...

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Navigating Health Care for Graduate Students

Monday, Nov 6, 10 am
CUB L60 (Butch’s Den)
THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: NAVIGATING HEALTH CARE FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

 

The workshop will be on how to navigate the American Health Care system, what is covered by the general WSU graduate student insurance, and what health care services are available at WSU. I will also touch on some common questions and concerns we get from graduate students and some tips for staying healthy and keeping track of health expenses.

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The Cheeky Scientist Series: Interviewing and Negotiating

Saturday, Apr 14, 10 am
CUE 203
THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: THE CHEEKY SCIENTIST SERIES: INTERVIEWING AND NEGOTIATING

Dr. Isaiah Hankel (The Cheeky Scientist)

This topic discusses the strategy of interviewing beyond just answering questions. There is an entire process of preparation for an interview, beside learning how to answer interview questions. We will detail the entire interview preparation that is required for professionals to demonstrate they are invaluable to a company;...

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GPSA Senate Meeting: 11/27

Monday, Nov 27, 5:30 pm
CUB L60
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Women in Film, Literature, and the Arts Discussion Series: Film Discussion, Hidden Figures

Thursday, Nov 9, 12 pm
Bundy Reading Room
THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE  AND THE ASSOCIATION FOR FACULTY WOMEN PRESENT: WOMEN IN FILM, LITERATURE, AND THE ARTS DISCUSSION SERIES

Film Discussion- Hidden Figures

The Women in Film, Literature, and the Arts Discussion Series is hosted by the Professional Development Initiative (PDI) in partnership with the Association for Faculty Women (AFW) as a means for students, faculty and staff to read a book, watch a film, or attend an exhibit or performance for pleasure,...

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Writing Workshop Series: Submitting Your Thesis and Dissertation

Wednesday, Mar 7, 12 pm
Terrell 20E
THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:  SUBMITTING YOUR THESIS AND DISSERTATION

You’ve spent years on your dissertation and it’s time to turn it in to the Graduate School. What happens then? The Graduate School’s Daniel Vickoren, Programs and Graduations Supervisor, will teach students how to understand and navigate WSU’s thesis and dissertation formatting requirements. Daniel will also debut a new thesis/dissertation template and give additional tips on the title page,...

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Writing Workshop Series: Reference Management Software

Friday, Apr 20, 1:30 pm
Terrell 20E
THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS: WRITING WORKSHOP SERIES: REFERENCE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE 

Reference management software enables users to collect, organize, manage, and cite sources in a methodical and sustainable process. This workshop will focus on the free, open source Zotero reference management tool, but will briefly discuss alternatives such as EndNote and Mendeley.

***Note the writing workshop series is a year-long initiative! Watch for more sessions in this...

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