Graduate Studies and Research Upcoming Workshops
Workshops on Tuesday
Graduate Studies and Research hosts a variety of workshops to help students, staff, and faculty achieve success. We do our best to schedule our workshops around relevant events and deadlines to help students prepare. All campus community members are welcome to attend!
Light refreshments will be available.
Workshops: first Tuesday of every month
Harden Hall 224
Coffee and Chat: last Tuesday of every month
Upstairs at the Crib coffee shop
Winter 2023 Schedule:
February 7 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Across All Fields: Join us in the SEEC as SEEC Coordinator, Stefani Vargas, presents on services offered to all grad students and how to incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusivity into your field.
February 28 - Grad Student Coffee and Chat: How's it going?: Join other grad students to talk about how this semester is going for you. This is an open discussion workshop. Location: Upstairs room of The Crib
March 14 - Join members of the GS&R as thesis preparation and formatting are reviewed. Bring your work with you and we'll go over your questions and problems. This workshop is highly recommended for all thesis-track grads, especially those who are submitting a thesis in the Spring semester.
March 28 - Grad Student Coffee and Chat: How's it going?: Join other grad students to talk about how this semester is going for you. This is an open discussion workshop. Location: Upstairs room of The Crib
April 4 - Shawn Olson, GS&R Liaison in the NMU Financial Aid Office, will present on financial aid for graduate students: FAFSA, Federal loans, graduate assistantships, searching for scholarships, and budgeting. Open to current and prospective grad students.
April 25 - Grad Student Coffee and Chat: How's it going?: Join other grad students to talk about how this semester is going for you. This is an open discussion workshop. Location: Upstairs room of The Crib
If you are interested but unable to attend a workshop or want to brush up on your knowledge over the summer by accessing past workshops, check out our recorded workshops at the bottom of this page.
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How to Write An Abstract
The slide set covers best practices for abstracts to be submitted to multiple types of venues, but particularly in preparation for the NMU Celebration of Student Scholarship.
Copyright, Fair Use, and Citations Workshop
Protect yourself, protect your sources! Join us for this workshop presented by Dean Eckert of Graduate Studies and Michael Strahan, Library Liason. This training is aimed at educating researchers on how to acquire the permission needed to use the works of others, along with how to properly acknowledge their sources.
How to Apply to Grad School
Heather Pickett, the College of Graduate Studies Director of Graduate Enrollment and Marketing, presents this workshop about the process of planning and applying to graduate school. If you are considering continuing your education beyond your bachelor's degree, this workshop is a must!
- View the slides (previous session)
- View recorded zoom presentation
Excellence in Education Workshop
Learn about how to apply and succeed at the Excellence in Education Award. Excellence in Education provides NMU graduate students with $1500 and 1 credit of tuition to work on their research. Further information regarding the Excellence in Education Research Program, as well as additional Internal Grant Opportunities Available to Students are available.
Grant Funding for Graduate Students Workshop
The slide set covers the grant writing process and internal funding opportunities for students. Steps for applying for grants and NMU internal funds like the Excellence in Education grant are provided.
How to Present Research Training
This workshop focuses on tips and tricks to presenting in front of crowds. It focuses on students who are presenting research. Students who are participating in the Three Minute Thesis Competition or the Celebration of student Scholarship are encouraged to attend.
- View the Slides for the General Presentation
- View the Slides for Celebration
- View the Slides for 3MT
Thesis writing can be confusing, but it doesn't have to be! This training covers common questions about preparing, formatting, and turning in your thesis. Learn about thesis sections, formatting, and submission. This workshop discusses thesis requirements for all disciplines and for students at all levels of thesis completion. Refer to the thesis guidelines for more information: https://www.nmu.edu/graduatestudies/thesis
Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Workshop
Learn about this spring's biggest graduate event. 3MT is an international competition for graduate students to present their research. This first workshop will inform participants about the competition. Prospective graduate and graduate students at all stages are invited!
Future Faculty Fellowship Program
The FFF Program is part of the King-Chavez-Parks Initiative which was created by the Michigan State Legislature in 1986 to increase graduation rates for students underrepresented in postsecondary education. In support of their graduate studies, fellows are awarded up to $20,000 for a Master's degree and $35,000 for a doctoral degree in exchange for a service obligation.
See our presentation on the FFF Program or go to the FFF website.