Clemson Graduate School

Clemson Graduate School


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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.

Friday, November 14, 2014
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Communicating With Your Manager (Advisor)

Learn to develop a plan to effectively communicate with your manager or advisor.

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.

Thursday, November 20, 2014
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Organizational Skills

Tired of being unorganized? Learn how to be more efficient with your time and projects in this workshop.

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.