Graduate Workshops and Resources

The Graduate College offers workshops and resources to assist graduate students in completing their degree. Some of the regularly scheduled workshops include: Producing and Presenting Scholarly Work, Developing and Formatting Theses and Dissertations, and the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) series. There are various other professional and personal development workshops offered to students throughout the year.

The Professional Development Workshop Series

The Graduate College in conjunction with Counseling and Psychological Services presents:

Healthy Communication
Successful communication is not only an important skill, but necessary to convey your ideas and help you progress in your career. This workshop will help you to better communicate with important people in your life through learning about individualized communication strategies.

Monday, March 17th, 5:00 – 6:00 pm. CU 127 (Culture and Society Bldg, room 127), Boca Raton Campus
Thursday, March 20th, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. CU 127 (Culture and Society Bldg, room 127), Boca Raton Campus

Click here to register for either of these workshops.

Scholarly Writing Workshops

The Graduate College is pleased to offer a series of Scholarly Writing Workshops. There is no fee to attend, and students may participate in one, two, or all three workshops. All currently-enrolled FAU graduate students are encouraged to attend. Class sizes are limited; be sure to reserve your space early. 

Presenting Scholarly Work
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location:  TBA                      
This workshop focuses on preparing and presenting scholarly work at conferences, seminars, and other academic settings.  Topics covered will include following presentation format/guidelines, tailoring presentations/talks to a specified audience, presenting arguments concisely and appropriately, selecting the best media for presentations, and producing handouts and other visuals.  Participants are encouraged to bring 15-minute presentations or posters for friendly, constructive feedback during the latter part of the workshop. To register for this workshop, click here.

Producing Scholarly Publications
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: TBA                                                                                                       
Writing is an important part of a graduate students' intellectual and professional development.  This workshop will focus on writing conference and journal papers, strategies for converting seminar papers and/or dissertation chapters into publishable articles, creating a web presence, and producing book reviews and editorials.  Participants will learn best practices for managing writing time as a graduate student; systems for planning, composing, and revising written work; and strategies for seeking publication. To register for this workshop, click here.

Developing Theses & Dissertation
Saturday, May 17, 2014, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location:  TBA
This workshop will help students plan, research, write, revise and edit a thesis or dissertation.  The presentation will discuss academic timelines, committee selection, proposal planning, and writing cycles.  Participants will also learn note-taking strategies and technologies for documenting research, strategies for composing a proposal, and best practices for revising, editing and polishing the final product. To register for this workshop, click here.


The Graduate College also sends out a monthly newsletter to all graduate students with upcoming events and important deadlines. If you would like to be added to the email list, please send an email to Graduatenews@fau.edu.

Available Resources

Career Development Center

Counseling and Psychological Services Center

Department of Campus Recreation

Graduate and Professional Student Association

Office for Students with Disabilities

Student Health Services

Writing Center

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