Loyola University Chicago

The Graduate School

Professional Development Workshops

Priority registration is given to graduate students in programs in the Graduate School. Space is limited.

Spring 2021 Professional Development Workshops

All Spring 2021 workshops will take place virtually.

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 formathelp@luc.edu 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 (aellis5@luc.edu), Assistant Director for Research Compliance, for more information about working with the IRB and upcoming workshops. 

IRB Student Procedures - Spring 2020 Workshop


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 gradresearch@luc.edu to participate.

Co-sponsored with GSAC – On 27 March 2021, the Graduate School and the Graduate Student Advisory Council will host the 12th annual research symposium as a forum for Loyola graduate students to present their scholarly work. The CFP for the 13th annual research symposium will be advertised in the graduate newsletter in January 2022.

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.


The Graduate School is collaborating with Career Services for a workshop on professional networking. Please email gradresearch@Luc.edu to participate!

Is there a workshop topic you would like to see presented? Send us an email with your suggestions to gradschool@luc.edu.