Professional Development

Professional Development

Graduate school is a holistic experience designed to prepare students to succeed in school and in their careers.  To further those goals, SMU offers a series of workshops designed to help students in all phases of their graduate school tenure.  

Graduate Writing Center

Graduate Studies is excited to introduce our new Graduate Writing Center!  Read more about it here.  

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

Southern Methodist University is a member institution of the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD).  NCFDD is an independent professional development, training, mentoring organization that offers support, resources, and forums to its members.  The NCFDD provides training, mentoring, and supportive communities for faculty, graduate students or professional students at colleges and universities across America.  As a graduate/professional student of SMU, you can access the NCFDD resources at any time.  Click here to create a login or to obtain detailed information. 

2017-2018 Graduate Student Workshops

 

Please be sure to check the list regularly for additions or updates.  RSVP through the links below to attend any session.

 

Date Workshop Time RSVP
Wednesday, August 16 Copyright for Instructors 10:00 am here
Thursday, August 17 Copyright for Instructors 2:00 pm here
Tuesday, August 29 Graduate Research Essentials 5:00 pm here
Wednesday, September 6 Introduction to GIS with ArcGIS Online 4:00 pm here
Thursday, September 7 Omeka.net Workshop: Build a Digital Collection, Part 1 12:00 pm here
Friday, September 8 Omeka.net Workshop: Build a Digital Collection, Part 2 1:00 pm here
Friday, September 15 American English Pronunciation for International Graduate Students 12:00 pm here
Monday, September 18 Working Towards Publication as a Grad Student (in the Humanities) 5:00 pm here
Wednesday, September 27 Graduate Research Essentials 5:00 pm here
Friday, October 6 Grant Writing for the Arts 11:00 am here
Friday, October 6 Publishing in the Digital Humanities 4:00 pm here
Thursday, October 12 Beyond ArcGIS Online: Introduction to Desktop GIS Tools 4:00 pm here
Wednesday, October 18 Setting Short-Term Writing Goals in Large Projects 12:00 pm here
Wednesday, October 18 Getting Ready to Publish 4:00 pm here
Friday, October 20 Know Your Author's Rights 4:00 pm here
Monday, October 23 Editing and Revising Academic Writing 5:00 pm  
Wednesday, October 25 Data Start to Finish 4:00 pm here
Wednesday, November 8 Searching for Author Impact 4:00 pm here
November (TBD) Fellowship Applications    
Wednesday, November 15 Body Language and Non-Verbal Communication for International Students
12:00 pm  
Tuesday, January 30 Graduate Research Essentials 5:00 pm here
Thursday, February 8 Omeka.net Workshop: Build a Digital Collection, Part 1 4:00 pm here
Thursday, February 8 Searching for Author Impact 4:00 pm here
Friday, February 9 Grant Writing for the Arts 2:00 pm here
Friday, February 9 Omeka.net Workshop: Build a Digital Collection, Part 2 3:00 pm here
Tuesday, February 27 Presentation Skills for International Students 12:00 pm
TBD Fellowship Applications
Thursday, April 5 Job Search Strategies and Interview Language Skills for International Students 12:00 pm