Monday, Sep 14, 2015
The University Writing Center announces the inauguration of a new workshop series for graduate students. These Monday night workshops will help grad students improve their communication skills and enhance their professional development. Workshop topics will include giving presentations, writing a literature review, and prepping for the composition portion of the ELPE.
"Excellent communication skills are crucial for graduate students, whether they're preparing their literature review or giving a job talk for an academic post," says UWC Executive Director Valerie Balester. "These workshops will help them build their skills in a relaxed, informal setting."
Students participating in the UWC programs will have the chance to earn one Professional Development Unit (PDU) toward the new G.R.A.D. Aggies Professional Development Certificate
While most of the workshops will be presented by UWC consultants, the series will feature two guest speakers: Dr. Katharyn Stober of the Career Center will talk about interviewing and the UWC's own Dr. Candace Hastings Schaefer will look at the writing process for one session and preparing a lit review for another.
Registration for each workshop will open one week before the event. See the full list of workshop topics here.
Registration for the first workshop, which focuses on how to improve your Proofreading skills, is now open!