PACES Professional Development
Workshops will be held on Saturdays in DeVos Building C, Room 107 (Graduate Student Commons) at the Pew Campus unless otherwise noted on the schedule.
Breakfast will be included for all workshops, and lunch will also be included for full day workshops.
All registrations and payments will be handled online at www.gvsu.edu/paces/register
|Saturday||9/29/12||9am-Noon||Graduate Boot Camp: The Basics||107C, Pew Campus|
|Saturday||9/29/12||Noon-3pm||Graduate Boot Camp: Posters and Thesis||107C, Pew Campus|
|Saturday||9/29/12||9am-3pm||Graduate Boot Camp: Both Sessions||107C, Pew Campus|
|Saturday||10/27/12||9am-3pm||Critical Conversations: Effective Communication When the Stakes are High||107C, Pew Campus|
|Saturday||11/17/12||9am-12:30pm||The Office: Communication and Etiquette for the Workplace||107C, Pew Campus|
|Saturday||1/19/13||10am-4pm||Cultural Competency and You||107C, Pew Campus|
|Saturday||2/16/13||9am-12:30pm||Planning for the Future: Student Loans, Debt Management and Financial Planning||107C, Pew Campus|
|Saturday||3/30/13||9am-3pm||Job Hunting in Today's Economy: Social Media, Resumes and Cover Letters, Job Searches, Etiquette, Interviews||107C, Pew Campus|
|Saturday||4/13/2013||10am-4pm||How to Survive a Golf Outing||The Meadows|
PACES 20-13 Workshop Descriptions:
Graduate Boot Camp, Saturday September 29th, 2012. University Club
Are you new to Grad School, or just looking to expand your knowledge? Then Graduate Boot Camp is for you. We will be discussing specific campus resources for graduate students, hearing from the graduate Writing Center, and talking about the online resources the library has to offer. After lunch we will be discussing oral and poster presentations and talking about the thesis and dissertation process. You may register for the morning, afternoon, or the full day. Breakfast will be served during the morning session and lunch will be available for all registrants. This workshop is free to all current graduate students.
Critical Conversations: Effective Communication When the Stakes are High, Saturday October 27th, 2012. University Club
Dev Butler of Thinc Consulting is the featured speaker for this engaging workshop. We’ve all experienced conversations that were absolutely necessary, but for one reason or another were very hard to have in a rational manner. This workshop is going to give you the tools to navigate these high stakes conversations calmly and clearly so that both parties feel their points were heard and the outcomes are as positive as possible. Breakfast and lunch will be served. This workshop is free for all current graduate students.
High Quality Case Analysis and Communicating in the Modern Workplace, Saturday November 17th, 2012. University Club, Room 107 C Pew Campus
Polished, content-rich professional communication delivers your insights to your patients, clients, coworkers, and employer. This workshop starts with a panel of faculty from a variety of programs which require students to write responses to cases. Whether you need to write a treatment plan for a patient or provide advice to an organization, the panelists will provide insight and useful tips for improving your work this semester and throughout your career. Writing Center staff will then help you present yourself in the best light with guidance on effective professional writing, presentations, and use of social media in the workplace. Breakfast will be served and this workshop is free for all current graduate students.
Cultural Competency and You, Saturday January 19th, 2013. University Club, Room 107C Pew Campus
Dr. Regina McClinton, Director of the Intercultural Competence and Experience Certificate Program GVSU is the featured speaker for this workshop. This interactive workshop is designed to give students the basic knowledge and tools to aid in a sensitive and effective interaction with the rich diversity of people in our increasingly global community. Breakfast and Lunch will be served. This workshop is free for all current graduate students.
Planning for the Future: Student Loans, Debt Management and Financial Planning, Saturday February 16th, 2013. University Club, Room 107C Pew Campus
Please join us as we talk about money! GVSU Financial Aid will be on hand to discuss all things related to loans and financial aid. Scott McPheeters from Edward Jones will follow up the financial aid discussion with some very practical advice and strategies to help you manage the debt you already have and help you plan for the future. Breakfast will be served. This workshop is free for all current graduate students.
Job Hunting in Todays Economy: Social Media, Resumes and Cover Letters, Job Searches, Interviews and Etiquette, Saturday March 30th Room 107C Pew Campus
Today’s economy is tough. The average HR representative spends mere seconds scanning a resume before deciding to keep it or toss it. And there are many applicants competing for every job opening and hiring managers are becoming more media savvy in their search for the right applicant. This workshop is designed to help you execute and navigate a successful job search. In addition to sessions on job searches, resumes and cover letters, email and social media and negotiations and contracts, each registrant will also receive a one on one resume consultation. After lunch, there will be an opportunity to select from two breakout sessions. Topics will include: Working outside of your home country and How to achieve your career goals/setting a five year plan. Breakfast and lunch will be served. This workshop is free for all current graduate students.
How to survive a golf outing: Learning the culture, social habits, and opportunities for networking and business surrounding the game
Please join us at The Meadows on Saturday April 13th from 10am-4pm for a unique opportunity to be introduced to the culture and experience of a golf outing!
Golf outings are frequent special social events in many companies, enjoyable occasions for fund raising for charities and non-profit groups, and a great way to network. Where else would you get a leisurely 4 hours to make friends, connections, and gain access to advance your company, cause, or yourself while playing a recreational game? Where else would you have the opportunity to be in a casual setting with your boss or a potential business partner for that length of time? This special event is designed for the novice/inexperienced golfer and will cover dress, basic golf etiquette, golf fundamentals, and the networking/business opportunities that the game provides, with the goal of preparing you to navigate a golf outing with confidence and knowledge of what to do, how to dress and conduct yourself to make the most of this networking opportunity. The day will start with 2 hours of instruction and tips, followed by a luncheon, and then a 4-person, 9-hole scramble to experience what a golf outing feels like. The cost for this workshop is $25 which includes your lunch and golf expenses; bring your own clubs if possible. If you don’t have golf clubs, please indicate such in your registration.
Space is limited to 27 participants, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space.
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