Workshops for Graduate Students

Many of our workshops can be used for credit towards the completion of the Graduate Professional Skills (GPS) Program.

We offer our workshops on demand, so you and your lab mates can request a particular workshop and we'll do our best to arrange it for you.

Workshop Schedule

Project Planning and Goal Setting using the Bullet Journal Method

Date & Time: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m

Location: DH 2070

Presenter: Jessica Carlos (Graduate Student Support Strategist, RGASC)

From grant proposals, applying for ethics, TA responsibilities, to writing your thesis or publications, it can be challenging to keep track of the competing demands graduate school puts on you and make progress toward your goals. The Bullet Journal Method is a customizable system aimed at helping users stay on track of their goals, task lists, project plans, and ideas. It combines productivity with mindfulness, and creativity with accountability. The main goal of this workshop is to help you declutter your mind so that you can be more intentional and strategic about how you choose to spend your time. All participants will receive a bullet journal to help them get started with this new habit. Food will also be provided.

Register for the "Project Planning and Goal Setting using the Bullet Journal Method" workshop!

In Winter 2018 we offered the Writing in the Physical & Life Sciences Workshop Series (GPS credit):

Planning and organizing your research paper
We discuss the organizational principles of research papers. We develop our critical reading and editing skills by using those principles to structurally analyze published papers.

Writing about science for a general audience
We discuss ways to make our writing clear, convincing, and comprehensible to non-specialists. We discuss sentence and paragraph structure and ways of guiding the reader, as well as the importance of understanding your audience and tailoring your writing to it.

Writing Sentences
We analyze and discuss the art of writing sentences that are concise and effective.