Workshop Series

Weekly workshops are offered throughout the year for you to work on the six core competencies that graduate students should develop during the course of their training. Events are open to everyone, including students, postdocs, faculty, and staff. 

 

Most workshops are recorded and can be found in the drop-down menus at the bottom of this page.


Upcoming Summer 2021 Workshops 

Check back soon for the OGPD Summer Series: Career Exploration for Graduate Students


Commercializing New Inventions: A Career in Technology Transfer

April 21, 2021 (3 p.m. - 4 p.m.) via Zoom

With Anita Rao (Program Director, UF Innovate I Pathways and Tech Licensing)

This workshop is part of the Postdoc to Industry series presented by the UF Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. All graduate students are welcome!  

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Core Competency: Career Advancement


Postdoc to Medical Science Liaison

May 19, 2021 (4 p.m. - 5 p.m.) via Zoom

With Dr. Karla Claudio (Medical Science Liaison, AbbVie)

This workshop is part of the Postdoc to Industry series presented by the UF Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. All graduate students are welcome!  

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Core Competency: Career Advancement


Postdoc to Oncology Study Manager

May 24, 2021 (3 p.m. - 4 p.m.) via Zoom

With Dr. Harneet Arora (Global Study Associate Manager: Oncology, AstraZeneca)

This workshop is part of the Postdoc to Industry series presented by the UF Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. All graduate students are welcome!  

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Core Competency: Career Advancement


Postdoc to Industry Research Scientist

June 23, 2021 (3 p.m. - 4 p.m.) via Zoom

With Dr. Maha Elbadry (Research Scientist, Proctor & Gamble)

This workshop is part of the Postdoc to Industry series presented by the UF Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. All graduate students are welcome!  

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Core Competency: Career Advancement


Postdoc to Head Breeder

July 7, 2021 (3 p.m. - 4 p.m.) via Zoom

With Dr. Ivone de Bem Oliveira (Blueberry and Genomics Head Breeder, Hortifruit)

This workshop is part of the Postdoc to Industry series presented by the UF Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. All graduate students are welcome!  

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Core Competency: Career Advancement


Questions? Contact Amanda Catron, Program Coordinator at catron@ufl.edu

Date and TimeSession TitlePresenterRecordings, Transcripts, and MaterialsCore Competencies

January 26

2pm-3pm 

What Nobody Ever Tells You: Writing Tips for International Graduate Students  Jen Ramos (English Language Institute) 

Writing Tips for Int'l Grads Workshop Recording

Writing Tips PDF

Writing Tips Transcript 

Communication 

February 2

2pm-3pm 

Thesis and Dissertation Electronic Submission  Stacy Wallace and Anna Pardo (Graduate School Editorial Office)

Thesis & Dissertation Workshop Recording

Thesis & Dissertation Transcript

Research Skills and Knowledge

February 9

2pm-3pm

Literature Reviews: Know Your Options Suzanne Stapleton (Smathers Libraries)

Lit Reviews Workshop Recording

Lit Reviews PDF

Lit Reviews Transcript

Lit Reviews Additional Materials

Research Skills and Knowledge

February 17

11am-12pm

Tips, Tools, and Resources for Managing Your Finances and Making Informed Financial Decisions Dr. Martin Gillen (FYCS)

Managing Your Finances Workshop Recording

Managing Your Finances PDF

Managing Your Finances Transcript

 

February 24

11am-12pm

Considerations when Making Employment Decisions Dr. Martin Gillen (FYCS)

Employment Decisions Workshop Recording

Employment Decisions PDF

Employment Decisions Transcript

Career Advancement

March 2

2pm-3pm

How to Find and Evaluate a Postdoc Position Dr. Lily Lewis (Office of Postdoctoral Affairs) and Dr. Sharonda Harris (Postdoctoral Associate, College of Medicine)

Postdoc Workshop Recording

Postdoc PDF

Postdoc Transcript

Management and Leadership

March 9

2pm-3pm

Finding Motivation and Overcoming Procrastination Dr. Saloni Taneja and Dr. Sneha Pitre (Counseling and Wellness Center)

This workshop was not recorded for participant privacy.

UF CWC Workshops

UF CWC Talks Podcast

UF CWC Resources

 

March 16

2pm-3pm

Perfectionism 1 Dr. Melanie Varney (Counseling and Wellness Center)

This workshop was not recorded for participant privacy.

UF CWC Workshops

UF CWC Talks Podcast

UF CWC Resources

Effectiveness and Purpose 

March 23

2pm-3pm

Perfectionism 2 Dr. Melanie Varney (Counseling and Wellness Center)

This workshop was not recorded for participant privacy.

Nonviolent Communication Resource

Self-Compassion Resource

Non-Judgement Resource

Effectiveness and Purpose

March 30

2pm-3pm

Making the Most of Conferences Jaime Harsell (Career Connections Center)

Conferences Workshop Recording

Conferences  Transcript

Professionalism

April 6

2pm-3pm

Identifying and Articulating Your Transferable Skills as a Graduate Student Jaime Harsell (Career Connections Center)

Transferable Skills Workshop Recording

Transferable Skills PDF

Transferable Skills Transcript

Career Advancement 

April 8

1:30pm-2:30pm

Design Thinking: Reframing Your 5-Year Plan Jaime Harsell (Career Connections Center)

Design Thinking Workshop Recording

Design Thinking PDF

Career Advancement 

April 13

2pm-3pm

Stress and Anxiety Management Brianna Kane and Morgan Hagstrom (College of Education)

Stress Management Workshop Recording

Stress Management PDF

Additional Resources for Stress Management

Stress Management Workshop Transcript

Effectiveness and Purpose

Date and Time

Session Title

Presenter

Recordings, Transcripts, and Materials

February 5th

3pm-4pm

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Submission 

Stacy Wallace, Assistant Director of the Graduate Editorial Office 

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Submission Workshop Recording

Research Skills and Knowledge

February 10th

12pm-1pm

The Role of External Funding in Educational Research and Building Collaborations with HBCUs

Dr. Caesar Jackson, Interim Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Physics, North Carolina Central University 

The Role of External Funding in Educational Research and Building Collaborations with HBCUs Workshop Recording

Research Skills and Knowledge, Professionalism

March 18th

1:30pm-12:30pm

Effective Posters and Figures: Minimize Processing to Maximize Clarity​  

Dr. Scott Thourson, Post-Doc in the Deparment of Biomedical Engineering 

 Not Recorded

Professionalism and Communication 

March 25th

3pm-4pm

All Work and No Play: How to Manage Work/Life Balance as a Graduate Student​ 

Gabby Woodard, MS, Psychology Intern for the Counseling and Wellness Center  

 Not Recorded

Effectiveness and Purpose 

April 8th

12pm-1pm

Academic Conference Tips: Delivering a Great Paper and Maximizing Your Conference Experience

Dr. Kristen Galvin, Assistant Director for Graduate Engagement, Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere 

Academic Conference Tips: Delivering a Great Paper and Maximizing Your Conference Experience Workshop Recording

Link to Academic Conference Tips Google Doc

Communication 

June 2nd

2pm-3pm

Managing Public Speaking Anxiety 

Dr. Diana Nagy, UF Dial Center for Written and Oral Communication 

Managing Public Speaking Anxiety Webinar Recording

Webinar Transcript

June 2 2020 PPT

Effectiveness and Purpose, Communication 

June 16th

2pm-3pm

Your Own Worst Enemy: Imposter Syndrome and Perfectionism

Dr. Spurty Surapaneni and Dr. Sneha Pitre, UF Counseling and Wellness Center

Not Recorded

Imposter Busting Strategies Worksheet

Effectiveness and Purpose 

June 24th

11am-12pm

Get Stuff Done: Taking Control of Your Time and Managing Leisure Guilt 

Amanda Catron, UF Office of Graduate Professional Development 

Get Stuff Done: Taking Control of Your Time and Managing Leisure Guilt Webinar Recording 

Webinar Transcript

Get Stuff Done: Taking Control of Your Time and Managing Leisure Guilt PPT

Effectiveness and Purpose 

July 8th

11am-12pm

Taking a Gator Chomp Out of Social Anxiety

Dr. Brian A. Zaboski, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University

Taking a Gator Chomp Out of Social Anxiety Webinar Recording

Webinar Transcript

Taking a Gator Chomp Out of Social Anxiety PPT PDF

Effectiveness and Purpose

July 14th

2pm-3pm

Test Anxiety: Classes, Comps, and Quals

Dr. Rosa West, UF Counseling and Wellness Center

Test Anxiety: Classes, Comps, and Quals Webinar Recording

Test Anxiety Workshop PPT PDF

Webinar Transcript

Effectiveness and Purpose

July 22nd

11am-12pm

Effectively Coping with Writing Anxiety and Procrastination: Support for Students Writing Proposals, Comps, Articles, Theses, Quals, and Dissertations 

Dr. Alison Miller, The Dissertation Coach

Effectively Coping with Writing Anxiety and Procrastination Webinar Recording

Webinar Transcript

Effectiveness and Purpose, Communication

July 28th

2pm-3pm

When to Ask for Help- DRC Resources 

Beth Roland, UF Disability Resource Center 

When to Ask for Help- DRC Resources Webinar Recording

When to Ask for Help-DRC Resources PPT

Webinar Transcript

Effectiveness and Purpose 

September 3rd

2pm-3pm

Starting Off Right: How to Make the Most out of Graduate School

Dr. Talline Martins, UF Office of Graduate Professional Development

Starting Off Right Webinar Recording

Starting Off Right PPT

Webinar Transcript

Effectiveness and Purpose

September 8th

2pm-3pm

Write a Winning Teaching Statement Alexandra Bitton-Bailey, UF Center for Teaching Excellence

Teaching Statement Webinar Recording

Teaching Statement PDF

Webinar Transcript

Communication

September 17th

3pm-4pm

Finding a Good Dissertation or Thesis Topic  Dr. David Schwieder, UF Smathers Libraries

Dissertation/Thesis Topic Webinar Recording

Thesis & Dissertation PDF

Webinar Transcript

Research Skills and Knowledge 

September 24th

3pm-4pm

How to Ace Zoom Interviews for Faculty Positions  Dr. Antonio Faciola, UF Department of Animal Sciences

Ace Interviews Webinar Recording

Ace Interviews PDF

Webinar Transcript  

Career Advancement 

September 30th

10am-11am

Giving Effective Oral Presentations  Scott Morgan (Bio: www.MorganGp.com) 

Oral Presentations Webinar Recording

Oral Presentations PDF

Webinar Transcript 

Communication 

October 6th

2pm-3pm

Living Academically Outside of Academia  Dr. Djurdja Trajkovic, Executive Director, Reconstruction Women’s Fund

Irreconcilable Differences Webinar Recording

Webinar Transcript 

Career Advancement 

October 13th

2pm-3pm

My World Is Not My Doctoral Program: Re-imagining Balance During Graduate School  Dr. Cliff Haynes, UF College of Education

My World Webinar Recording

My World PDF

My World Transcript

Effectiveness and Purpose

October 22nd

10am-11am

Excellent Scholarly Information Search: Finding the Sources You Need in the Library and on the Web Dr. David Schwieder, UF Smathers Libraries

Scholarly Information Search Webinar Recording

Scholarly Information Search PDF

Webinar Transcript 

Research Skills and Knowledge 

October 27th

2pm-3pm

Developing a Diversity Statement  Alexandra Bitton-Bailey, UF Center for Teaching Excellence

Diversity Statement Webinar Recording

Diversity Statement PDF

Webinar Transcript 

Career Advancement 

November 3rd

2pm-3pm

Academic Writing Part 1: The Process Approach to Composition Dr. Martin Simpson, UF University Writing Program

Process Approach Webinar Recording

Process Approach PDF

Webinar Transcript

Communication

November 10th

2pm-3pm

Academic Writing Part 2: Writing Concisely and Avoiding Passive Structures  Dr. Martin Simpson, UF University Writing Program 

Concision & Passives Webinar Recording

Concision & Passives PDF

Webinar Transcript

Communication 

November 17th

2pm-3pm

Academic Writing Part 3: Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism  Dr. Martin Simpson, UF University Writing Program 

Citing Sources Webinar Recording

Citing Sources PDF

Webinar Transcript 

Communication 

Date, Time, and Location

Session Title

Core Competencies

Recording

1/23/2019, 3:30 PM, Turlington Hall L007

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Submission

Research Skills and Knowledge

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1/30/2019, 3:30 PM, Turlington Hall L007

Who is Getting Hired and How to Be That Person

Career Advancement

Access Recording Here

2/6/2019, 3:30 PM, Turlington Hall L007

Pathways to Teaching Excellence

Communication

Access Recording Here

2/13/2019, 3:30 PM, Turlington Hall L007

How to Become an Expert in Your Field 

Research Skills and Knowledge, Professionalism

 

2/27/2019, 3:30 PM, Turlington Hall L007

Gen X to Gen Z: Navigating Generational Differences in the Workplace 

Effectiveness and Purpose, Communication

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3/13/2019, 3:30 PM, Turlington Hall L007

Scholars Speaking to the Public in the Age of Internet Noise

Professionalism, Communication

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3/20/2019, 3:30 PM, Turlington Hall L007

Effective Poster Presentations

Professionalism, Communication

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3/27/2019, 3:30 PM, Turlington Hall L007

Leading from the Middle: Leadership Style and Strategy for Young Professionals 

Management and Leadership 

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4/3/2019, 3:30 PM, Turlington Hall L007

Opportunities for International Engagement 

Management and Leadership 

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4/10/2019, 3:30 PM, Turlington Hall L007

The Non-Academic Job Search 

Effectiveness and Purpose, Career Advancement

Access Recording Here 

4/17/2019, 3:30 PM, Turlington Hall L007

Networking and Building Professional Connections for Graduate Students 

Professionalism, Career Advancement 

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9/11/2019, 3:30 PM, Bartram Hall 211 

Expert Scholarly Information Search: Finding the Sources You Need in the Library and on the Web

Research Skills and Knowledge

 

9/18/2019 3:30 PM, Bartram Hall 211

Tips to Finding Funding For Your Graduate Education

Management and Leadership, Professionalism

 

9/25/2019 3:30 PM, Bartram Hall 211

Oral Presentations

Professionalism, Communication

 

10/2/2019, 3:30 PM, McKnight Brain Institute LG101A

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Submission

Research Skills and Knowledge

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10/9/2019, 3:30 PM, Bartram Hall 211

What You Need Before You Proceed: Finding and Filling the Gaps in Your Academic Training

Research Skills and Knowledge, Professionalism

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10/15/2019, 3:00 PM, McKnight Brain Institute LG101A

Maximize Your Mentoring Relationships in Graduate School

Management and Leadership, Professionalism

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10/29/2019, 3:00 PM, McKnight Brain Institute LG101A

Graduate Funding Opportunities with the UF Center for European Studies

Management and Leadership, Professionalism

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Date, Time, and Location

Session Title

Core Competencies 

Recording

2/27/2018, 4:00 PM, McKnight Brain Institute DeWesse Auditorium LG101-A

Awesome Scholarly Information Search: Finding What You Need in the Library and on the Web

Research Skills and Knowledge

 

3/13/2018, 4:00 PM, McKnight Brain Institute DeWesse Auditorium LG101-A

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Submission

Research Skills and Knowledge

 

3/20/2018, 4:00 PM, McKnight Brain Institute DeWesse Auditorium LG101-A

NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants and Graduate Research Fellowships

Management and Leadership, Professionalism 

 

3/27/2018, 4:00 PM, McKnight Brain Institute DeWesse Auditorium LG101-A

Think and Act Like an Entrepreneur: Leveraging Entrepreneurial Competencies in Your Life and Career

Management and Leadership

 

4/10/2018, 4:00 PM, McKnight Brain Institute DeWesse Auditorium LG101-A

How to be an Expert in Your Field

Research Skills and Knowledge, Professionalism

 

4/17/2018, 4:00 PM, McKnight Brain Institute DeWesse Auditorium LG101-A

National Institute of Health Fellowship Application

Management and Leadership, Professionalism

 

8/31/2018, 4:00 PM, McKnight Brain Institute DeWesse Auditorium LG101-A

Dr. Sandra Johnson

Career Advancement

 

9/11/2018, 3:30 PM, McKnight Brain Institute DeWesse Auditorium LG101-A

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GFRP)

Management and Leadership, Professionalism

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9/19/2018, 4:00 PM, McKnight Brain Institute DeWesse Auditorium LG101-A

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Submission

Research Skills and Knowledge

Access Recording Here

9/26/2018, 4:00 PM, McKnight Brain Institute DeWesse Auditorium LG101-A

Oral Presentations

Professionalism, Communication

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10/3/2018, 3:30 PM, McKnight Brain Institute DeWesse Auditorium LG101-A

Writing Personal Statements

Communication, Career Advancement

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10/10/2018, 3:30 PM, McKnight Brain Institute DeWesse Auditorium LG101-A

Finding Funding

Management and Leadership, Professionalism

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10/16/2018, 3:30 PM, McKnight Brain Institute DeWesse Auditorium LG101-A

Finding a Good Dissertation or Thesis Topic

Research Skills and Knowledge

 

10/24/2018, 3:30 PM, McKnight Brain Institute DeWesse Auditorium LG101-A

Excellent Scholarly Information Search: Finding the Sources You Need in the Library and on the Web

Research Skills and Knowledge

 

11/7/2018, 3:30 PM, McKnight Brain Institute DeWesse Auditorium LG101-A

Financial Management: Now and Throughout Your Career

Effectiveness and Purpose, Career Advancement

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11/14/2018, 3:30 PM, McKnight Brain Institute DeWesse Auditorium LG101-A

More than Brains on Sticks: Staying Well in Graduate School

Effectiveness and Purpose

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11/28/2018, 3:30 PM, McKnight Brain Institute DeWesse Auditorium LG101-A

An Overview of Literature Review Types

Research Skills and Knowledge

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