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Professional Development

Florida International University offers a wealth of resources intended to enrich the graduate student experience, develop professional skills and prepare graduates for post-graduate careers. The graduate student Professional Development Program (PDP) assists students in their career development by serving as a gateway to campus resources. The PDP complements the efforts of established University resources, such as the Center for Excellence in Writing, the Communication Arts Studio, Office of Career Services, and the Center for the Advancement of Teaching.

To learn more about the workshops being offered during the Spring 2014 term, and to confirm your participation in any of the events, please click on the respective categories or month below.

MMC - Modesto A. Maidique Campus
BBC - Biscayne Bay Campus
EC - Engineering Center
SHC - Student Health Services

2014 EVENTS: SPRING TERM

By Category
CAREER ENHANCEMENT
Workshop(s) Date / Time Location RSVP
Interviewing Skills May 19
2:00 - 3:00 pm
MMC - GC 230 To RSVP click here
Interviewing Skills June 5
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
MMC - GC 230 To RSVP click here
Networking Skills June 9
2:00 - 3:00 pm
MMC - GC 230 To RSVP click here
Networking & Interviewing Skills (UGS) June 11
6:00 - 7:00 pm
BBC - WUC 255 To RSVP click here
CV Writing June 12
4:00 - 5:00 pm
EC - EC 2852 To RSVP click here
Job Search Strategies for International Students June 16
1:00 - 2:00 pm
MMC- GC 230 To RSVP click here
Keys to Federal Employment June 23
2:00 - 3:00 pm
MMC - GC 230 To RSVP click here
Where the Jobs Are: Government
Employment (UGS)
June 25
6:00 - 7:00 pm
BBC - WUC 255To RSVP click here
Networking Skills June 26
3:00 - 4:00 pm
MMC - GC 230 To RSVP click here
Federal Conference June 27
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
MMC - GC BallroomsTo RSVP click here
Job Search Strategies for International Students July 2
1:00 - 2:00 pm
BBC - WUC 363To RSVP click here
Live OPT (presented by ISSS) July 2
2:00 - 3:00 pm
BBC - WUC 363 To RSVP click here
Networking Skills July 3
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
MMC - GC 230 To RSVP click here
Keys to Federal Employment July 9
3:00 - 4:00 pm
MMC - GC 230 To RSVP click here
Interviewing Skills July 14
2:00 - 3:00 pm
MMC - GC 230 To RSVP click here
Networking/Interviewing/CV Writing Skills July 25
6:00 - 7:30 pm
MMC - GC 230 WORKSHOP CANCELED
COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Workshop(s) Date / Time Location RSVP
Conflict Resolution Feb. 12
4:00 - 5:00 pm
MMC - GC 276To RSVP click here
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Workshop(s) Date / Time Location RSVP
Stress & Sleep June 4
12:00 - 1:00 pm
MMC - GC 274To RSVP click here
LIBRARY RESEARCH SKILLS
Workshop(s) Date / Time Location RSVP
Library Research Refresher May 27
2:00 - 3:15 pm
MMC - GL 245To RSVP click here
Literature Review Research Strategies June 3
3:00 - 4:30 pm
MMC - GL 245To RSVP click here
Refworks June 10
3:00 - 5:00 pm
MMC - GL 245To RSVP click here
Literature Review Research Strategies July 1
3:00 - 4:30 pm
MMC - GL 245To RSVP click here
Refworks July 8
3:00 - 5:00 pm
MMC - GL 245 To RSVP click here
WRITING SKILLS
Workshop(s) Date / Time Location RSVP
Planning & Executing your Written Work May 13
4:00 and 6:00 pm
MMC - ZEB 330To RSVP click here
Locating & Organizing Articles with Technology May 20
4:00 - 6:00 pm
MMC - ZEB 330To RSVP click here
Collecting & Analyzing Data/Articles with Technology May 27
4:00 - 6:00 pm
MMC - ZEB 330To RSVP click here
Writing the Literature Review May 29
3:00 - 4:00 pm
MMC - GL 125To RSVP click here
Writing the Literature Review June 2
3:00 - 4:00 pm
BBC - HL 250To RSVP click here
Mechanics of Grammar & Style (APA) June 3
4:00 - 6:00 pm
MMC - ZEB 330 To RSVP click here
Style, Structure, and Content (APA) June 10
4:00 - 6:00 pm
MMC - ZEB 330 To RSVP click here
Avoiding Plagiarism June 12
3:00 - 4:00 pm
MMC - GL 125 To RSVP click here
Avoiding Plagiarism June 16
3:00 - 4:00 pm
BBC - HL 250 To RSVP click here
Crediting Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism (APA) June 17
4:00 - 6:00 pm
MMC - ZEB 330 To RSVP click here
The Keys to Writing Effectively July 7
12:00 - 4:00 pm
MMC - ZEB 330 To RSVP click here
Writing the Personal Statement July 10
3:00 - 4:00 pm
MMC - GL 125 To RSVP click here
The Keys to Writing Effectively July 12
12:00 - 4:00 pm
MMC – ZEB 330 To RSVP click heree
The Keys to APA July 14
12:00 - 4:00 pm
MMC – ZEB 330 To RSVP click here
Writing the Personal Statement July 14
3:00 - 4:00 pm
BBC - HL 250 To RSVP click here
The Keys to APA July 19
12:00 - 4:00 pm
MMC – ZEB 330 To RSVP click here
Dissertation Writing Retreat August 11 - August 15
All Day
MMC - GL 125 To RSVP click here
GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDENT COMMITTEE
Workshop(s) Date / Time Location RSVP
Funding Workshop Jan. 8
5:00 pm
MMC - TBANo RSVP required
Funding Workshop Feb. 5
4:30 pm
MMC - GC 305 
Gradskellar Feb. 5
5:30 - 7:30 pm
MMC - Chili’s Too PatioNo RSVP required
Funding Workshop March 4
10:00 am
MMC - TBA No RSVP required
Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GSAW) March 31 - April 4
All Day
Please visit gsaw.fiu.edu No RSVP required
Funding Workshop April 3
11:00 pm
MMC - MARC Pavilion No RSVP required

 

By Month
JANUARY
Workshop(s) Date / Time Location RSVP
Funding Workshop Jan. 8
5:00 pm
MMC - TBANo RSVP required
Engineering Campus Career Boot Camp Jan. 16
3:00 - 6:00 pm
EC 2300 To RSVP click here
How to Prepare for Career Fair Jan. 22
5:00 - 6:00 pm
MMC - GC 230To RSVP click here
Library Refresher Jan. 22
3:00 - 4:30 pm
MMC - GL 245 To RSVP click here
RefWorks Jan. 23
3:00 - 5:00 pm
MMC - GL 245 To RSVP click here
Resume Writing and How to Prepare for Career Fair Jan. 27
5:00 - 6:00 pm
BBC - WUC 225To RSVP click here
Using the APA Manual to Enhance Your Writing Jan. 28
4:00 and 6:00 pm
MMC - ZEB 232To RSVP click here
Career Fair Jan. 29
3:00 - 7:00 pm
MMC - US Century Bank Arena  
Library Refresher Jan. 29
3:00 - 4:30 pm
BBC - HL 150To RSVP click here
Writing the Literature Review Jan. 30
3:30 - 4:30 pm
MMC - GL 125 To RSVP click here
Literature Review Research Strategies Jan. 31
3:00 - 4:30pm
MMC - GL 245 To RSVP click here
FEBRUARY
Workshop(s) Date / Time Location RSVP
Writing the Literature Review Feb. 3
4:00 - 5:00 pm
BBC - HL 170To RSVP click here
CV Writing workshop and Review of Employers Attending the Career Fair Feb. 4
5:00 - 6:00 pm
BBC - WUC 225 To RSVP click here
Literature Review Research Strategies Feb. 4
5:00 - 6:00 pm
BBC - HL 150 To RSVP click here
Funding Workshop Feb. 5
4:30 pm
MMC - GC 305  
Gradskellar Feb. 5
5:30 - 7:30 pm
MMC - Chili’s Too Patio No RSVP required
Writing the Personal Statement Feb. 6
3:30 - 4:30 pm
MMC - GL 125 To RSVP click here
Get Your Career in Gear Feb. 7
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
BBC - WUC Ballrooms To RSVP click here
RefWorks Feb. 7
3:00 - 5:00 pm
MMC - GL 245 To RSVP click here
Writing the Personal Statement Feb. 10
4:00 - 5:00 pm
BBC - HL 170To RSVP click here
Career Fair Feb. 11
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
BBC - WUC Ballrooms 
RefWorks Feb. 11
2:00 - 4:00 pm
BBC - HL 150To RSVP click here
APA Expectations to the Paper Organization: Elements and Headings Feb. 11
4:00 and 6:00 pm
MMC - ZEB 232To RSVP click here
Conflict Resolution Feb. 12
4:00 - 5:00 pm
MMC - GC 276 To RSVP click here
Literature Review Research Strategies Feb. 18
2:00 - 3:30 pm
MMC - GL 245 To RSVP click here
CV Writing Feb. 20
5:00 - 6:00 pm
MMC - GC 230To RSVP click here
Stress and Time Management Feb. 20
3:30 - 4:30 pm
MMC - PC 214 To RSVP click here
Avoiding Plagiarism Feb. 20
3:30 - 4:30 pm
MMC - GL 125To RSVP click here
RefWorks Feb. 25
2:00 - 4:00 pm
MMC - GL 245 To RSVP click here
APA Suggestions for Increasing Writing Clarity Feb. 25
4:00 and 6:00 pm
MMC - ZEB 232 To RSVP click here
MARCH
Workshop(s) Date / Time Location RSVP
Avoiding Plagiarism March 3
4:00 - 5:00 pm
BBC - HL 170To RSVP click here
Funding Workshop March 4
10:00 am
MMC - TBA  
Business Etiquette Dinner March 6
5:00 - 8:00 pm
BBC - WUC Ballrooms To RSVP click here
APA Guidelines for Avoiding Plagiarism: Quoting and Paraphrasing March 18
4:00 and 6:00 pm
MMC - ZEB 232 To RSVP click here
Sleep and Wellness March 25
3:30 - 4:30 pm
MMC - PC 214 To RSVP click here
Job Skills Workshop March 27
6:00 - 8:00 pm
MMC - GC 230 To RSVP click here
Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GSAW) March 31 - April 4
All Day
Please visit gsaw.fiu.edu No RSVP required
APRIL
Workshop(s) Date / Time Location RSVP
Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GSAW) March 31 - April 4
All Day
Please visit gsaw.fiu.edu No RSVP required
APA Guidelines for Citing Sources in Text April 1
4:00 and 6:00 pm
MMC - ZEB 232 To RSVP click here
Free Massages April 2
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
MMC - SHC 
Funding Workshop April 3
11:00 am
MMC - MARC Pavilion  
APA Guidelines for Reference List Construction and Reference Components April 15
4:00 and 6:00 pm
MMC - ZEB 232 To RSVP click here

 

To learn more about Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GSAW), please click here.

The UGS Professional Development Series is made possible thanks to the support of the following FIU offices and centers:

Career Services
Center for Excellence in Writing
Communication Arts Studio
FIU Library
Student Health Services
Office of Academic Writing and Publication Support
Graduate and Professional Student Committee
Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution

Additional events will be added throughout the year. Please refer to the links above or to our website for updates on our Professional Development Program page.