Professional Development Workshops
Achieving Career Versatility: Preparing for Careers Within & Beyond Academia
1:00 - 2:30 PM
Life Science Building 212 (LSC)
This workshop will cover the early steps students need to take in planning their post-graduate career including:
- Learn about the rise in demand for graduate training in a range of sectors
- Identify transferable skills and build essential new ones
- Understand the career exploration process for finding your ideal path
- Putting it all together: How to develop a versatile career plan
Presenter: James M. Van Wyck, PhD, Assistant Dean for Professional Development, Office of the Dean of the Graduate School, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ.
Careers Beyond Academia: A Discussion With LUC PhD Candidate Colleen Reaney – Pat Tillman Foundation
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Colleen will discuss her career path, tips for skill building, and advice on how to approach working in a non-profit career setting.
Presenter: Colleen Reaney, PhD Candidate Higher Education, Loyola University Chicago; Head of the Tillman Leadership Institute, Pat Tillman Foundation, Chicago, IL
Academic Grant Writing
September 29, October 27, November 17, December 1
All sessions in Damen Student Center Room 216, except October 27 in Granada Center - West Conference Room 291
The goal of this 4 session workshop series will be to provide students with a broad understanding of academic grant writing, from short-term fellowships to longer-term grant-funded projects. By the end of the workshop series, participants will create and present actual sample grant proposals.
Session 1 – How to Fund Your Research
Session 2 – Writing the Narrative
Session 3 – Putting It All Together
Session 4 – Present Grant Proposals to Participants
Workshop Instructor: Elizabeth Hopwood, PhD, Director, Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities, Loyola University Chicago
Translating Academic Experience for Cover Letters & Resumes
Synthesizing your academic experiences into strong application materials for jobs beyond academia can be challenging. This workshop will provide tips and guidance for how to incorporate your transferable academic skills into a resume and cover letter.
Workshop Instructor: Career Services Staff
Introduction to Graduate Writing
1:00 – 2:30 PM
Damen Student Center - Room 114
This Graduate Writing workshop introduces students to three elemental areas of scholarly writing: organizing around a complex and worthwhile purpose, framing paragraph structure, and reassessing the source relationships. This 90-minute writing workshop (held in person on the Lakeshore campus) is specifically geared to graduate students. It is open to Master's and Doctoral students from all disciplines and schools at Loyola.
Workshop Instructor: Michael Meinhardt, Senior Lecturer, Department of English, Loyola University Chicago
Careers Beyond Academia: A Discussion With Loyola University Advancement’s Sharise Harrison
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Sharise will share her career path, how she has leveraged her graduate academic training, and advice on how to approach working in a non-profit career setting. She will provide insight into how her humanities training has impacted her development as a professional.
Presenter: Sharise Harrison, MA Humanities, Georgetown University; Director of Prospect Management and Research, Advancement Division, Loyola University Chicago
Making a Statement: How to Write Effective Personal, Teaching, and Research Statements
The Graduate School is offering a virtual workshop for graduate students applicable for personal, research, and teaching statements that can be used for job searches, fellowships, assistantships, and scholarships. This workshop will include tips and strategies, followed by a Q&A. This program is open to Master's and Doctoral students from all disciplines and schools at Loyola.
Workshop Instructor: Heather Sevener, Assistant Dean for Student Services, Graduate School, Loyola University Chicago
This 4 part series will take you through the process of exploring yourself and the wide world of career options available to you. Registration is required and space is limited. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to participate.
The Graduate School and the Graduate Student Advisory Council host an annual interdisciplinary research symposium on the Lake Shore Campus organized around the diverse research methods exhibited in scholarly work. The symposium is an excellent forum for Loyola graduate students to present their scholarly work. Any current graduate student within The Graduate School is eligible to submit a presentation. Monetary awards will be given based on research category and student’s program status.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
The call for abstracts usually appears in January of each year and is featured in the Graduate School newsletter. The call for proposals for next year's conference will be posted in December.
If you have any questions, please email the Research Symposium Committee at GSAC@luc.edu.
Graduate Writing Series, pt 1 – Introduction to Graduate Writing
This Graduate Writing workshop introduces students to three elemental areas of scholarly writing: organizing around a complex and worthwhile purpose, framing paragraph structure, and reassessing the source relationships. This 90-minute writing workshop is specifically geared to graduate students. It is open to Master's and Doctoral students from all disciplines in The Graduate School. Look out for more information regarding this session in the Graduate School newsletter.
Click below to access the recording from the workshop "Making a Statement."
The Graduate School is collaborating with Career Services for a workshop on professional networking. Please email gradresearch@Luc.edu to participate!
Our formatting workshops for Spring and Summer 2021 will take the form of drop-in advising by the Graduate School's formatter.
Visit the Graduate School’s formatting page for introductory information about submitting your thesis/dissertation, including formatting guidelines. Please contact email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
Each year, competitors from across all programs of the Graduate School will use one static slide to describe their research in 3 minutes to a non-specialist audience. The winner will move on to compete in the regional competition later in the spring. Contact your department for more information about competing.
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.
PowerPoint slides for a previous iteration of this presentation can be viewed below. Please contact Andrew Ellis (firstname.lastname@example.org), Assistant Director for Research Compliance, for more information about working with the IRB and upcoming workshops.
Priority registration is given to graduate students in programs in the Graduate School. Space is limited.
Is there a workshop topic you would like to see presented? Send us an email with your suggestions to email@example.com.