Fall 2019 Professional Development Series

Events are open to everyone, including postdocs, faculty, and staff. Only graduate students can register through GIMS, though all others can register in person on the day of the event.

Registration Instructions

  1. Login to GIMS using your GatorLink ID and Password
  2. Once you login, on the top of the page click on the “Workshops” tab
  3. Under “Register” click the box and then “Submit”
  4. After you complete this process, you will receive an email confirmation.

If your schedule changes and you are unable to attend the event, repeat the steps above to remove yourself from the list of workshop attendees.

Date, Time and LocationSession TitleSpeakerDescriptionCore Skill
September 11, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Bartram Hall 211
Expert Scholarly Information Search: Finding the Sources You Need in the Library and on the Web
Dr. David Schwieder
Finding scholarly sources like books, journal articles and “gray literature” is a key academic skill. This workshop outlines the key dimensions of scholarly information search, discusses major search tools, and provides a set of strategies for finding these core scholarly sources. Participants will emerge with the ability to pursue efficient, effective search in academic libraries and on the internet. 
Research Skills and Knowledge
September 25, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Bartram Hall 211
Oral Presentations
Dr. Diana Nagy
Learn some ways to give effective oral presentations and get some tips on overcoming the anxiety you might feel when thinking of or giving an oral presentation.
October 2, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
McKnight Brain Institute DeWeese Auditorium, LG101A
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Submission
Stacy Wallace
Submission time is here again, and we want to help you graduate! Stacy Wallace, Associate Director of the Graduate Editorial Office will help you walk through exactly what you need to do to make sure that your submissions pass through our office as smoothly as possible. 
Effectiveness and Purpose
October 9, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Bartram Hall 211
What You Need Before You Proceed: Finding and Filling the Gaps in Your Academic Training
Dr. Scott Thourson
Graduate students are overwhelmed trying to satisfy their advisor, committee, collaborators, department, and institution. But, graduate school is not meant to employ students; it is meant to train students. This workshop has the graduate student’s best interest in mind. It will help you identify the gaps or weaknesses in your PhD in the context of your future in academia or industry. It will go over what you should be doing today to take control of your training and ensure you are a competitive job applicant.​
Effectiveness and Purpose
Management and Leadership
October 15, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
McKnight Brain Institute DeWeese Auditorium, LG101A
Maximize Your Mentoring Relationships in Graduate School
Dr. Linda Searby
Every graduate student has a mentor -  self-selected, assigned, or both.  Mentoring is a relationship, and you need to be intentional in developing these relationships in graduate school to enhance your success now and in your future career.  Dr. Linda Searby, mentoring researcher and practitioner, will share tips on how to develop a network of mentors for yourself, how to work harmoniously with your advisor/mentor, what your mentor wants in YOU, and what to reasonably expect from your mentor. 
October 29, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
McKnight Brain Institute DeWeese Auditorium, LG101A
Graduate Funding Opportunities with the UF Center for European Studies 
Corinne Tomasi 
Learn more about funding opportunities available with the Center for European Studies. CES offers a number of graduate students awards and grants, including Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships, course development awards, and summer travel grants. 
Management and Leadership