Loyola University Chicago

The Graduate School

Professional Development Workshops


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.

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.  


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.

Graduate Interdisciplinary Research Symposium Call for Abstracts 2022


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."


https://luc.zoom.us/rec/share/gF_GckkgutrDs0rGZuMJgE5NXwrusFkAo3XLImQGUtvNu7u3GJUegtczhf67oOHg.LSJ3RIEFxhpGoTD1 Passcode: ?C!#ibc1


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 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

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 gradschool@luc.edu.