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.
Please be sure to check the list regularly for additions or updates. Register through the links below to attend any session.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 1:00 - 2:30 pm CT
Alice Pawley will be hosting this webinar for the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity. The webinar will explore experimenting with some new tools or ways of thinking about making daily writing work in a science or engineering context, including writing grant applications and reports.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 12:00-1:00 pm CT, Annette Caldwell Simmons Hall 208
Graduate student research grants provide essential funding for field and archival research and are an important qualification for academic jobs. Join us as Rachel Ball-Phillips, Director of the National Student Fellowships and President's Scholars Programs, shares information and answers questions about the application process and selection criteria for research grants, including the Fulbright and Boren Fellowships among others. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 12:00-1:00 pm CT, Annette Caldwell Simmons Hall 208
Dissertation completion fellowships provide essential funding for finishing the Ph.D. degree and are an important qualification for academic jobs. Join us as Rachel Ball-Phillips, Director of the National Student Fellowships and President's Scholars Programs, shares information and answers questions about the application process and selection criteria for dissertation completion fellowships offered by external funding organizations. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP.
Thursday, April 25, 2019, 12:00-1:00 pm CT, Hughes Trigg Student Center Atrium CD
International Grad Students, join Linda Evans from the ESL Office to learn more about what to expect in a job interview! Bring any questions you may have on the topic as well! Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP.
Thursday, May 2, 2019, 3:00-4:30 pm CT, Bob Smith Health Center Classroom 121
Graduate students, join Juli Hobdy, Ph.D. for an informative and practical session on stress management! The practical stress management session will be from 3-4PM followed by a Q&A from 4-4:30pm. Please RSVP.