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Graduate School Events

Campanile in the Fall

This year at a glance

The SDSU Graduate School coordinates a variety of events throughout the year for faculty, staff, and students to gain and share information and resources. For more information about any of the events listed below, contact SDSU Graduate School at 605-688-4181 or e-mail.

Graduate School Orientation 

Available via D2L 

Orientation will be available via D2L and accessible to all graduate students. The orientation will cover the basics of graduate school, current policies and procedures that impact students, and professional development opportunities as well as highlighting other campus resources. Orientation is not required, but will be accessible all year for students to access. 


Professional Development Program

For more information about the professional development program or earning the professional development certificate visit the Graduate Student Professional Development page. Recordings and/presentations from events highlighted below will be placed on D2L. If you would like to receive credit for attending a workshop not listed below, please contact the Graduate School for accommodations. Students not completing the professional development certificate are welcome at any of the following events. Events denoted with an asterisk (*) are sponsored by the Graduate School.

Research Integrity Conference  (Research)

Friday, September 10th  7:30am-5:30pm

This conference can be attended in person in Sioux Falls or via livestream.

The overall goal of this FREE conference is to provide education to create a culture of research integrity to prevent research misconduct. Attendees and presenters will discuss how individuals and organizations can support researchers in establishing proper protocols to support transparency that results in an increased understanding of research compliance and decreased risk for research misconduct. 

See here for more information and to register.

 

Why We Need Inclusiveness  (Diversity & Advocacy)

Tues. September 21st  7:00pm

Student Union VBR

In this workshop, participants will learn how diversity is greater than race, ethnicity, and gender. Also, how inclusion can be best understood through exploring the emotions and motives associated with exclusion.

Sponsors: Multicultural Center, Black Student Alliance, & University Programming Council (UPC)

*Due to the nature of this workshop, it will not be recorded and must be attended in person.

 

Motivating the Unmotivated  (Teaching)

Wednesday, September 22nd  4:00-4:50pm

Briggs 130

Register: https://motivatingtheunmotivated.questionpro.com

         OR

Thursday, September 23rd  2:00-2:50pm

Briggs 130

Register: https://motivatingtheunmotivated2.questionpro.com

This is an in-person workshop but will also be recorded so it can be viewed on D2L at a later date.

This workshop is presented by Shelly Bayer, Assistant Director of CETL (Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning)

 

What is Self-Care & How to Manage Stress  (Wellness)

Tuesday, September 28th 3:00pm

SAV 380

This presentation by Ashley Rausch, counselor at SDSU Student Health & Counseling, will focus on self-care basics and tips on keeping stress in check.

*Please note you will gain the most benefit from attending this presentation in person, but it will also be recorded to view at a later date on D2L if you are unable to attend in person.

 

Time, Time, Time  (Wellness)

Thursday, October 14th  3:00-4:30pm

Briggs 130

This is an in-person workshop but will also be recorded so it can be viewed on D2L at a later date.

This workshop is presented by the Office of International Affairs and is applicable to both international and domestic students. It will cover the following:

-Learn how to develop a work, learn, play schedule

-Identify time management skills

-Overall wellness and how it is impacted by time management

 

Major Exploration & Career Opportunities  (Career Development)

Thursday, October 21st  3:00-4:30pm

Briggs 130

This is an in-person workshop but will also be recorded so it can be viewed on D2L at a later date.

This workshop is presented by the Office of Career Development. It is sponsored by the Office of International Affairs and is applicable to both international and domestic students. It will cover the following:

-Meet the staff from the Office of Career Development and learn about Focus 2 and Handshake – two important tools to learn about your major and develop career readiness skills.

 

Inclusive & Accessible Teaching Practices  (Teaching)

Wednesday, October 27th  1:00-1:50pm

Briggs 130

Register: https://inclusiveandaccessible.questionpro.com

        OR

Friday, October 29th  2:00-2:50pm

Briggs 130

Register: https://inclusiveandaccessible2.questionpro.com

This is an in-person workshop but will also be recorded so it can be viewed on D2L at a later date.

This workshop is presented by Shelly Bayer, Assistant Director of CETL (Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning)

 

CommUNITY Meeting - Diversity Formula  (Diversity & Advocacy)

Wed. October 27th  7:00pm

Student Union VBR A

The Diversity Formula is designed to be an interactive, educational, and entertaining training model that teaches medical and research students & professionals to recognize the cultural differences necessary to engage a changing world.

Sponsors: Multicultural Center, Black Student Alliance, College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing, and Department of Biology & Microbiology

*Note this event may be attended in person and will also be livestreamed via Zoom at: 

 

Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, & Access at SDSU  (Diversity & Advocacy)

Thursday, November 4th  3:00-4:30pm

Briggs 130

This is an in-person workshop but will also be recorded so it can be viewed on D2L at a later date.

This workshop is presented by the Office of International Affairs and is applicable to both international and domestic students. It will cover the following:

-Learn the importance of diversity, inclusion, equity, and access at SDSU and how it impacts you

 

CommUNITY Meeting – Afro-Indigenous Speaker  (Diversity & Advocacy)

Wed. November 10th  2:00pm

Student Union Lewis & Clark

This speaker will highlight the unique intersection of early Africans and Indigenous Natives to the US. It will delve into language, culture, and history.

Sponsors: Multicultural Center, Black Student Alliance, and American Indian Student Center

* Note this event may be attended in person and will also be livestreamed via Zoom at:

 

Teach Like a Pirate & Really “Hook” Your Students  (Teaching)

Wednesday, November 17th  4:00-4:50pm

VIRTUAL ONLY: ZOOM: https://sdstate.zoom.us/j/92291923550

Register: https://sdstate.zoom.us/j/92291923550

This is a live, virtual workshop via Zoom but will also be recorded so it can be viewed on D2L at a later date.

This workshop is presented by Shelly Bayer, Assistant Director of CETL (Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning)

 

Money Management  (Wellness)

Thursday, December 2nd  3:00-4:30pm

Briggs 130

This is an in-person workshop but will also be recorded so it can be viewed on D2L at a later date.

This workshop is presented by the Office of International Affairs and is applicable to both international and domestic students. It will cover the following:

-Get tips on managing money, building credit, and developing a budget

 


Ongoing – Recording on D2L events:

Self-Advocacy  (Diversity & Advocacy)

This PDP workshop presented by Dr. Nicole Lounsbery, Director of the Graduate School, will provide information and advice about navigating your experience as a graduate student and how to advocate for yourself now and in the future. 

Networking  (Career Development)

This workshop about effective networking for Graduate Students is presented by Agatha Ampaire, Career Education Coordinator, from the Office of Career Development.

Interviewing Skills  (Career Development)

This workshop about effective interviewing skills for Graduate Students is presented by Agatha Ampaire, Career Education Coordinator, from the Office of Career Development.

Job Search Strategies   (Career Development)

This workshop about effective job search strategies for Graduate Students is presented by Agatha Ampaire, Career Education Coordinator, from the Office of Career Development.

Financial Preparedness  (Wellness)

Presented by Robyn Jensen, Certified Financial Planner with Ameriprise Financial Services in Brookings. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn how graduate students on a tight budget can manage finances and even prepare for the transition to the working world and beyond to ensure a less stressful financial future - priceless!

Wellness & Graduate School Success  (Wellness)

Mariah Weber, Wellness Coordinator at the SDSU Student Wellness Center, will present on wellness topics that are important to Graduate Students. Come and learn about how wellness plays an important role in your success in Graduate School.

Self-Care for Grad Students  (Wellness)

Are you experiencing stress? Are you experiencing anxiety? The life of a graduate student is challenging, now more than ever. Check out this video created by three SDSU professors focused on stress, stress management, and self-care. They ask great questions, and then they provide an opportunity to practice with a couple of tools. Self-Care Isn’t Selfish.

Responsible Conduct of Research  (Research)

This workshop will be presented by Dr. Dianne Nagy, Research Integrity & Compliance Officer. The workshop will feature important information about proper research protocol and answer questions related to researching as a graduate student and/or employee at SDSU. 

Revised Common Rule  (Research)

Presented by Dr. Dianne Nagy, Research Integrity & Compliance Officer at SDSU. Learn about new federal regulations for human subjects research. Changes affect exemption categories, continuing review, and informed consent.

Would Your Resume Make the Cut  (Career Development)

Graduate School Assistant Director, Kristen Kponyoh, will discuss what you need to do to make your resume stand out among the crowd which will make it more likely that you will be asked to interview for desired positions.

Ace Your First Year on the Job  (Career Development)

Presented by the Office of Career Development. This presentation will teach you all you need to know about navigating your first year on the job successfully.

Entrepreneurship & Leadership  (Leadership)

Jennifer Quail, Director of Entrepreneur Support with the Brookings Economic Development Corporation, will provide information about the possibility of becoming an entrepreneur and just what it takes to be successful in the fast-growing entrepreneurial world. Learn about valuable local opportunities for budding leaders and entrepreneurs.

Building Leadership Skills  (Leadership)

Krista Haug, Student Services Program Assistant in the Graduate School at SDSU, will share valuable information about the importance of gaining leadership skills as a graduate student. More and more employers are searching for potential employees who have these valuable leadership experiences. We will tell you how you can make it happen, even with an already-busy graduate student schedule!

Engaging Audiences  (Communication)

Guest presenter Ashley Pikel, a Graduate Teaching Assistant from Communication Studies, will discuss ways to keep your audience engaged during any public speaking experience.

Graduate Student Guide to Social Media  (Communication)

Kristen Kponyoh, Graduate School Assistant Director, will cover the do’s and don’ts of maintaining a professional image across social media platforms and information on how to use these valuable tools to your advantage while on the job hunt.

Additional workshops will be added as schedules become available.

If there are workshops or events you have attended that are not listed here but you feel would be relevant to the Professional Development Program, please contact the Graduate School about the possibility of getting credit for attending.