Clemson Graduate School

Clemson Graduate School


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Tuesday, September 2, 2014
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Your Teaching Portfolio, Linda Nilson

A teaching portfolio is an electronic or paper collection of evidence of your teaching abilities, effectiveness, specialty areas, professional development and improvement efforts in teaching, and your teaching philosophy. An increasing number of institutions request the portfolio in the hiring and promotion processes. But what is considered acceptable “evidence?” How do you select what to put in your portfolio? How do you organize it? This one-hour workshop will answer these and other questions you may have on the teaching portfolio and will help you get started on gathering the evidence you will need.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Tailoring Your Resume

It might take you 30 hours to work on your resume, but an employer will take less than 30 seconds to review it. One version of your resume isn’t enough. This seminar will provide graduate students with tips, formats, and approaches to targeting your resume. It is important to understand what companies expect to see in a resume for both content as well as layout. Bring a hard copy of a resume and position description with you, so you can leave the workshop with a critiqued and tailored resume.

2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Midweek Meditations

Bring your Zafu (meditation pillow) or blanket and sit in the Rotunda for 30 minutes of meditation. Meditations will either be guided relaxation or mindfulness meditation. Take this time to learn how to decrease your stress with this scientifically proven stress reduction technique. 

Thursday, September 4, 2014
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Reading and Notetaking

This workshop offers reading and note-taking strategies for use in and out of the classroom. You will learn to make your notes more meaningful and adapt the strategies to your style. You will experiment with new ways to capture and record the most critical points in class. This workshop is a good fit for students who are in a class with a lot of required reading.

Friday, September 5, 2014
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Successful Strategies for Searching and Networking

Finding an internship or job is sometimes a full-time job, and it’s not always about landing the first job. Learn about strategies, search engines, authentic network building through informational interviewing, and the power of professional associations and online professional profiles. See what resources are available on the Michelin Career Center website, learn how to avoid the business card collecting style of networking, learn how to develop “elevator pitches” and have 5 minute conversation with professionals or employers in between workshops or at conferences. Bring a laptop, iPad, etc…You will create your free accounts in several search engines and learn how to optimize your searches.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Successful Strategies for Searching and Networking

Finding an internship or job is sometimes a full-time job, and it’s not always about landing the first job. Learn about strategies, search engines, authentic network building through informational interviewing, and the power of professional associations and online professional profiles. See what resources are available on the Michelin Career Center website, learn how to avoid the business card collecting style of networking, learn how to develop “elevator pitches” and have 5 minute conversation with professionals or employers in between workshops or at conferences. Bring a laptop, iPad, etc…You will create your free accounts in several search engines and learn how to optimize your searches.

2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Midweek Meditations

Bring your Zafu (meditation pillow) or blanket and sit in the Rotunda for 30 minutes of meditation. Meditations will either be guided relaxation or mindfulness meditation. Take this time to learn how to decrease your stress with this scientifically proven stress reduction technique.

Thursday, September 18, 2014
12:00 pm to 12:20 pm
Accessing the Library Online

Need an article but can’t make it to the library? Dread trying to find a book in the stacks because the way they’re arranged makes no sense? Have a topic you have no idea how to begin researching? In this session, you’ll learn what online resources the Libraries have to make these tasks and others easier to accomplish.

Monday, September 22, 2014
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Test Anxiety

Are you a student who doesn’t test well? Well, it might simply be a case of excessive test anxiety. Most students experience some anxiety during an exam but excessive test anxiety can cause mental blocking, difficulty in organizing your thoughts, forgetting course material, even headache and upset stomach. Learn how to assess your own level of nervousness while taking tests, as well as relaxation techniques and how to control negative or worrisome thoughts during exams.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
The Truth About Tenure

Want to get the inside scoop about the tenure process? Have questions about faculty life? Come to this panel event and have your questions answered by Clemson’s own experts! Food and beverages will be provided.

 

2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Midweek Meditations

Bring your Zafu (meditation pillow) or blanket and sit in the Rotunda for 30 minutes of meditation. Meditations will either be guided relaxation or mindfulness meditation. Take this time to learn how to decrease your stress with this scientifically proven stress reduction technique.

Thursday, September 25, 2014
11:45 am to 1:45 pm
TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest Moments

Today the information age has morphed into the interruption age. People are swamped with work and emails. And just when they hunker down to get something done, a colleague knocks on the door. Or the phone rings. People tend to push these interruptions aside to focus on the real work. But in this counter-intuitive presentation, turnaround CEO & Chairman, Doug Conant shows us how these brief interactions are the real work today and they will be even more so tomorrow. The secret lies in one simple, but powerful notion: The action is in the interaction.

Learning Objectives: Why each TouchPoint is an overlooked opportunity for leaders to more deeply embed their strategy, expand their influence and deliver measurably better results; How to contribute to a TouchPoint in a meaningful way; The importance of Declaring Yourself and Walking the Talk

Monday, September 29, 2014
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Writing Your Teaching Philosophy for Academic Job Applications

A statement of your teaching philosophy has become a common addition to academic job applications. If it is not required, it's always a wise idea to include one. The document gives you the opportunity to explain why you teach the way you do, to add credible evidence of your teaching effectiveness, and to counterbalance problematic student ratings. In this workshop you will learn the conventions that have evolved and different models for writing these statements. To make this workshop truly productive within the brief two-hour time slot, you are asked to do some advance preparation:  to read several examples of teaching philosophies that registrants will be sent as an email attachment shortly before the workshop, and to take three cost-free teaching inventories on the web, each requiring 10-20 minutes of your time: the Teaching Goals Inventory, the Grasha-Reichman Teaching Style Inventory and the Teaching Perspectives Inventory. These inventories will tabulate your results in seconds and may give you valuable insights into your professional self. Please bring printouts of your results and your laptop to the workshop. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Midweek Meditations

Bring your Zafu (meditation pillow) or blanket and sit in the Rotunda for 30 minutes of meditation. Meditations will either be guided relaxation or mindfulness meditation. Take this time to learn how to decrease your stress with this scientifically proven stress reduction technique.

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Crafting Your Cover Letter

Cover letters always accompany a resume when applying for an internship or full-time position.  This seminar will provide graduate students with tips, formats, and approaches to writing a cover letter.  Too often students think if they writing one cover letter, they can send it to every company.  Learn how to target your cover letter to make you stand out from other applicants.  Also learn what to say and what NOT to say in your cover letter. Bring a hard copy of a cover letter and position description with you, so you can leave the workshop with a critiqued and tailored cover letter.

Friday, October 3, 2014
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Crafting Your Cover Letter

Cover letters always accompany a resume when applying for an internship or full-time position.  This seminar will provide graduate students with tips, formats, and approaches to writing a cover letter.  Too often students think if they writing one cover letter, they can send it to every company.  Learn how to target your cover letter to make you stand out from other applicants.  Also learn what to say and what NOT to say in your cover letter. Bring a hard copy of a cover letter and position description with you, so you can leave the workshop with a critiqued and tailored cover letter.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Midweek Meditations

Bring your Zafu (meditation pillow) or blanket and sit in the Rotunda for 30 minutes of meditation. Meditations will either be guided relaxation or mindfulness meditation. Take this time to learn how to decrease your stress with this scientifically proven stress reduction technique.

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Tips for Before, During, and After the Interview

Congrats on getting to the interview stage of the process.  Now what?  This workshop covers everything you need to consider for before, during, and after the interview in order to boost your confidence and demonstrate to an employer, you’re a great candidate.  Time will be spent on preparing for different styles of interviewing (in-person, phone, and Skype/webinar), learning about the different categories of questions employers ask, and making a good impression from start to finish.  Students will also learn about resources the career center can provide to ensure you’re ready to impress.

Friday, October 10, 2014
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Tips for Before, During, and After the Interview

Congrats on getting to the interview stage of the process.  Now what?  This workshop covers everything you need to consider for before, during, and after the interview in order to boost your confidence and demonstrate to an employer, you’re a great candidate.  Time will be spent on preparing for different styles of interviewing (in-person, phone, and Skype/webinar), learning about the different categories of questions employers ask, and making a good impression from start to finish.  Students will also learn about resources the career center can provide to ensure you’re ready to impress.  

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Midweek Meditations

Bring your Zafu (meditation pillow) or blanket and sit in the Rotunda for 30 minutes of meditation. Meditations will either be guided relaxation or mindfulness meditation. Take this time to learn how to decrease your stress with this scientifically proven stress reduction technique.

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Quick Tips for International Students

If you are seeking employment in the United States, it is important to understand the do’s and don’ts.  Workshops participants will learn strategies to ensure their professional documents match what U.S. companies are seeking and how to prepare for interviews.  Please make sure to attend other workshops offered by the career center every semester to learn more in-depth information.

Thursday, October 16, 2014
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Get.It.Done.

Have a project you just can’t seem to finish? Need motivation or possibly guidance on a task you’ve been struggling to complete?

Attend Get.It.Done. to get it done!

Library, Career Center, CCIT, and Writing Center experts will share available resources for graduate students. Afterwards, snacks and help from experts will be provided until 8pm. Stay as little or as long as you like after the lightning rounds to work on YOUR PROJECT OF CHOICE – could be your resume or CV, a paper for publication, anything!

Lightning rounds begin at 5pm. Project time available until 8pm with snacks provided.

Friday, October 17, 2014
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Quick Tips for International Students

If you are seeking employment in the United States, it is important to understand the do’s and don’ts.  Workshops participants will learn strategies to ensure their professional documents match what U.S. companies are seeking and how to prepare for interviews.  Please make sure to attend other workshops offered by the career center every semester to learn more in-depth information.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Midweek Meditations

Bring your Zafu (meditation pillow) or blanket and sit in the Rotunda for 30 minutes of meditation. Meditations will either be guided relaxation or mindfulness meditation. Take this time to learn how to decrease your stress with this scientifically proven stress reduction technique.

Thursday, October 23, 2014
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Maximize YOUR Impact! Learn To Navigate the Publication Process and Know Your Rights

New faculty face tremendous pressure to publish their research and demonstrate its impact. A mounting body of evidence continues to suggest that making one's work open access, either through open access journals, or by sharing a version of your work in an institutional repository, increases its impact. But, do you retain adequate rights to increase the impact of your work through open dissemination? Head of Digital Scholarship, Andrew Wesolek, will discuss the benefits of depositing your work in an institutional repository and methods for securing your rights to your research when publishing through traditional journals. 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Discussion Panel: Creating a Strong CV for a Future in Academia

Come to this panel discussion to learn more about curriculum vitas and their value in academia. Associate Deans, Dr. Joseph Culin, Dr. Russell Purvis, Dr. Akel Kahera, Dr. Kathy Headley, and Dr. Tanju Karanfil will be answering your questions about content, structure, formatting, and uses. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from Clemson’s own experts in academia!

11:45 am to 1:45 pm
Power Poses: Using Body Language to Achieve Influence

We know that what we think shapes what we do. But most of us don't know that what we do shapes what we think! With years of research into social interactions and how we make judgments of others, social psychologist Amy Cuddy provides some startling insights into what personal behaviors and characteristics are most certain to promote effective leadership, and how our own body language can not only influence how others perceive us, but how we perceive ourselves.

Learning Objectives: Why the specific content of your message is often less important than how you communicate it; How people often are more influenced by how they feel about you than by what you tell them; How tiny changes in your body language and certain power poses can radically change your body chemistry and positively affect your career and job performance.

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Avoiding Plagiarism

Plagiarism and its consequences can be scary stuff. While it can result from a misunderstanding of the rules and standards used in documenting sources, it's often due to errors made in the research and note-taking process. Learn how to protect yourself with strategies to avoid both these types of unintentional plagiarism. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Midweek Meditations

Bring your Zafu (meditation pillow) or blanket and sit in the Rotunda for 30 minutes of meditation. Meditations will either be guided relaxation or mindfulness meditation. Take this time to learn how to decrease your stress with this scientifically proven stress reduction technique.

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Quick Tips in a Flash

 Have you thought about your career development plan? Need some quick tips as the semester comes to an end? This workshop is for you! We’ll quickly cover the career development guide for graduate students, basic resume, CV, and cover letter tips, internship/job search methods, and what online and in-person FREE resources are available to you through the career center to assist you when you are ready to take advantage of them. Please make sure to attend other workshops offered by the career center every semester to learn more in-depth information on the topics covered in this fast-paced workshop.

Friday, November 7, 2014
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Skills for Improving Time Management

As a future faculty member you will be faced with juggling different tasks on a day-to-day basis while working toward future goals of the tenure process. Learn how manage your time effectively with cognitive and behavioral strategies and understand the impact of poor time management in this workshop.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Finding Funding and the Life Cycle of the Grant Process

This presentation is an overview of how to find research funding, the grant application process at Clemson University, and the lifecycle of a grant.

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Test Anxiety

Are you a student who doesn’t test well? Well, it might simply be a case of excessive test anxiety. Most students experience some anxiety during an exam but excessive test anxiety can cause mental blocking, difficulty in organizing your thoughts, forgetting course material, even headache and upset stomach. Learn how to assess your own level of nervousness while taking tests, as well as relaxation techniques and how to control negative or worrisome thoughts during exams.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Midweek Meditations

Bring your Zafu (meditation pillow) or blanket and sit in the Rotunda for 30 minutes of meditation. Meditations will either be guided relaxation or mindfulness meditation. Take this time to learn how to decrease your stress with this scientifically proven stress reduction technique.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Advanced Research for the Dissertation

Want to make sure you’re covering all the bases when you’re asked to complete a comprehensive literature review in your subject area? Need to make sure you know where to go when a faculty member asks you for information? Attend this workshop and walk away with new methods for conducting research using both library databases and advanced Google searches that will ensure your future success as a faculty member or researcher.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Midweek Meditations

Bring your Zafu (meditation pillow) or blanket and sit in the Rotunda for 30 minutes of meditation. Meditations will either be guided relaxation or mindfulness meditation. Take this time to learn how to decrease your stress with this scientifically proven stress reduction technique.

Friday, November 21, 2014
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Take a Tour of Versatile PhD

Are you in a doctoral program and considering a career outside of the academe? Don’t know what your options are? Are you a master’s student considering a doctoral program but aren’t interesting in pursuing faculty positions? We have a resource to help you! It’s called VersatilePhD. We want you to understand how to use this resource to help you determine the next steps of your career. Take a tour of the resource and hear from Clemson students currently utilizing the resource to aid in their job search preparation.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Midweek Meditations

Bring your Zafu (meditation pillow) or blanket and sit in the Rotunda for 30 minutes of meditation. Meditations will either be guided relaxation or mindfulness meditation. Take this time to learn how to decrease your stress with this scientifically proven stress reduction technique.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
11:45 am to 1:45 pm
Turn the Ship Around! How to Create Leadership at Every Level

Former nuclear submarine commander David Marquet's leader-leader model breaks with the old school of thinking that humanity has carried since the advent of farming; that there are leaders and there are followers. According to that model large portions of humanity are relegated to following. This saps energy, initiative, and curiosity - our most valuable contributions.This is no longer the most effective model for human interaction. As work becomes more cognitive and less physical our ideas of leadership need to evolve. Leader-leader champions the collaboration of equals. It moves organizations into a new evolutionary model that increases effectiveness AND fosters additional leaders within the organization. After implementing his approach on the USS Santa Fe, not only did the ship go from worst to first within 2 years but created a highly disproportionate number of subsequent leaders.

This revolutionary approach rests on the following pillars: Control. Give control, do not take control; Competence. Create technical competence in the workplace; Clarity. Be honest, public, and clear about the organization's goals; Courage. Resist the urge to follow cultural stereotypes of the in charge leader.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Midweek Meditations

Bring your Zafu (meditation pillow) or blanket and sit in the Rotunda for 30 minutes of meditation. Meditations will either be guided relaxation or mindfulness meditation. Take this time to learn how to decrease your stress with this scientifically proven stress reduction technique.

Friday, December 5, 2014
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Powerful and Effective Leadership

Leadership is vital in the academic setting. Being a faculty member requires a sense of leadership whether it is inside the classroom, in your own research, or collaborating with other faculty members. In this workshop you will learn about communication styles, empathy, stress, how to motivate others and much more!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Midweek Meditations

Bring your Zafu (meditation pillow) or blanket and sit in the Rotunda for 30 minutes of meditation. Meditations will either be guided relaxation or mindfulness meditation. Take this time to learn how to decrease your stress with this scientifically proven stress reduction technique.