Loyola University Chicago

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Spring 2017 Professionalization Events

Spring 2017 Professionalization Events

Project Management Workshop
May 15th, 9:00 - 4:00, Information Commons 4th floor

Whether completing a dissertation on time, writing a grant proposal, or spearheading a service project, effective project management can make the difference between a toxic disaster and a successful project completed on time. Over the course of one day, students will delve into each stage of project management, from defining achievable goals to determining critical timelines and negotiating collaborative roles. Participants will leave the hands-on workshop with a fully developed project plan and a robust set of project management tools.

This workshop is open to all Masters and Doctoral Graduate School students. RSVP here.

It’s the Graduate School’s Second Annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition!
Thursday, February 16th | 3:30 pm| Information Commons, 4th floor | LSC

Come watch our graduate students presenting thesis/dissertation research in three minutes and using 1 slide!  What is 3MT?  This competition began at the University of Queensland in Australia http://threeminutethesis.org/ a few years back – universities across the world are now participating in this unique event.

Students from all disciplines are asked to communicate their research to non-experts in three minutes and with the use of one PowerPoint slide. Cheer them on and support graduate student research.

The Winner of the 3MT will be invited to compete in the regional Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) 3MT event on April 7th at 10:00 at the Omni Severin, Indianapolis, IN.

Snacks will be provided after the competition.


 Working with the Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Thursday February 23rd
5:00 – 6:00 pm │Granada 420 │ LSC

Graduate Students planning to conduct “Human Subject Research” should attend this information filled workshop. You will receive pointers for preparing your proposal and submitting it to the Loyola University IRB. Click here to RSVP.


 Graduation Information Session

Monday, February 13 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm │ LSC | Cuneo Hall 002
Monday, February 27 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm │ LSC | Cuneo Hall 002 

**Note: these sessions will also be recorded and posted on the Graduate School website if you are unable to attend either session.

On May 9, 2017 at 3pm, the University is hosting the Graduate School’s only commencement ceremony. If you plan to finish your degree in either May 2017 or August 2017, this session will go over the eligibility process for your degree conferral, information for the May 2017 commencement ceremony, and we will answer any questions you may have about either process.

Attendance is limited to graduate students in The Graduate School.  Click here to RSVP.


Beyond the Ivory Tower: Tips for Finding Non-Academic Jobs
Tuesday, March 21 | 6 PM | Granada Center 420

It's never too early to start planning for a career you'll love! Attend this workshop to map out your career goals and leave with a strong and compelling resume once you graduate! Go here to RSVP


Tips for Turning Your Vitae into a Resume
Tuesday, April 11| 6 PM | Granada Center 290

Thinking about a career outside the Academy? One good first step is to learn how a resume differs from a CV, and how you can turn your already existing CV into a resume that can get you hired. Go here to RSVP.