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Main Campus
University Hall
Room: 3240
Mail Stop 933
Phone: 419.530.GRAD (4723)
Fax: 419.530.4724

Health Science Campus

Mulford Library
Reception Desk Room 113
Mail Stop 1042
Phone: 419.530.GRAD (4723)
Fax:419.383.6140

Summer Office Hours:
May 19 - Aug 4

Mon-Thurs  8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fri              8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Mailing address:
The University of Toledo
College of Graduate Studies
2801 W Bancroft
MS 933
Toledo, OH 43606

grdsch@utnet.utoledo.edu

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS 2016 – 2017

 Graduation – Your Questions, Answered!

Sponsored by the College of Graduate Studies

This session provides students with important information and step-by-step instructions to ensure they can navigate the graduation process and stay on track to earn their degree in a timely manner without unnecessary delays. We recommend attending in the semester PRIOR to your graduation semester. Please CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the session(s) you wish to attend.

FALL

  • Wednesday, October 19 from12 – 1 in FH 1700 (MC)
  • Wednesday, October 19 from12 – 1 in COB Room 1200 (HSC)

SPRING

  • Wednesday, March 1 from 12 – 1 in Gillham Hall 2300 (MC)
  • Wednesday, March 1 from12 – 1 in Collier Building 1210 (HSC)

SUMMER

  • Wednesday, June 7 from12 – 1 in TBA (MC)
  • Wednesday, June 7 from 12 – 1 in Collier Building 1210 (HSC)

library workshops   

Sponsored by the University Libraries

This series of workshops will help you become a better searcher and information user. Designed to be practical skill-building lessons that will improve your scholarship and research habits.

SPRING

ENDNOTE CITATION MANAGEMENT

Learn to use the EndNote software to collect citations, attach full text, annotate and organize, and ultimately create bibliographies for research papers and manuscripts. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Learning Objectives: How to acquire and organize literature citations in EndNote / How to use EndNote to give proper credit via citing literature in your work.

Useful Links/Guides: EndNote Library Management

  • Monday, March 20 at 4:00 pm in Carlson Library 1025
  • Wednesday, April 5 at 4:00 pm in Carlson Library 1025

company research for the job hunt

Going on a job interview? Want to write a targeted cover letter? Looking for companies in a particular location or industry? Learn how to use company research databases and company websites to assist your job hunt. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Learning Objectives: Use various research systems to retrieve information / Examine and compare information from various sources in order to evaluate reliability, validity, accuracy, authority, timeliness, and point of view or bias

Useful Links/Guides: Career & Job Information / Business Sources

  • Monday, February 27 at 3:00 pm in Carlson Library 1025
  • Thursday, April 6 at 11:00 am in Carlson Library 1025

internet privacy

This workshop will teach you how to keep your personal information private online, helping you keep a Google search of your name positive! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Learning Objectives: How to lock down your social media to the most private settings / What you agree to in a license agreement / How to see what potential employers will see on your social media accounts

Best for: Undergraduates or those new to social media or anyone wanting to change their social media "footprint"

  • Thursday, February 23 at 3:00 pm in Carlson Library 1025
  • Thursday, March 16 at 3:00 pm in Carlson Library 1025

research in engineering

Overview of library resources and services for graduate students in Engineering. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Learning Objectives: Access the library catalog, e-journal finder, and subject research databases / Construct an individual research profile that incorporates the use of folders, search histories, and alerts / Create an interlibrary loan account

Useful Links/Guides: EBSCO Tutorials / Off-Campus Use of Library Resources  / Publishing Your Research / Presentation Tools / Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)

  • Tuesday, February 21 at 1:00pm in McMaster Engineering Library, Palmer 2600
  • Wednesday, March 15 at 1:00 pm in McMaster Engineering Library, Palmer 2600
  • Tuesday, March 28 at 3:00 pm in McMaster Engineering Library, Palmer 2600

FALL

student textbook options

Discover the ways in which the University Libraries can help you locate required textbooks. Discover alternatives and supplementary materials to augment your textbook and learning needs.

  • Tuesday, November 15 from 1 - 2 pm in Carlson Library 1025
  • Thursday, November 17 from 3 - 4 pm in Carlson Library 1025

What you'll learn:

  • Understand what University Libraries can provide (books, e-texts, reserves, test preps, media)
  • Understand what OhioLINK can provide (requestable textbooks, multimedia)
  • Understand what the open web can provide (free and public domain resources)
  • Become aware of online sites to shop smart for textbooks

Useful Links/Guides: Textbooks


 
Library research - getting started

If you've been out of school for a while, or need a refresher course, then attend this workshop and (re)equip yourself with the essential tools and resources necessary to tackle any type of research project and feel confident knowing where to search.

  • Monday, November 7 from 11 - noon in Carlson Library 1025
  • Thursday, November 17, 11 - noon in Carlson Library 1025

What you'll learn:

  • Define a specific information need
  • Identify a single subject database or use UTMOST
  • Construct a search strategy that incorporates Boolean operators and synonyms
  • Distinguish between popular and academic/scholarly sources

Useful Links/Guides: Library Toolkit for Student Research


database essentials

Become a power searcher and get the most out of your database. Learn the benefits of searching using a controlled vocabulary, creating a personal account, customizing folders to organize your research, and setting up search alerts.

  • Wednesday, November 9 from 3 - 4 pm in Carlson Library 1025
  • Tuesday, November 15 from 2 - 3 pm in Carlson Library 1025

What you'll learn:

  • Access thesaurus in the EBSCO interface
  • Create a targeted search using subject terms
  • Recognize the use of Major Concepts and the benefits of Exploding a Term
  • Construct an individual research profile that incorporates the use of folders, search histories, and alerts

Useful Links/Guides: EBSCO Tutorials

  • Video Tutorial

 
Last-Minute research tips: Learn from a seasoned pro(crastinator)

Learn to work under the pressure of tight deadlines and find resources you need. Develop necessary techniques to identify resources, get organized, and prepare your paper. While aimed at undergraduates, habitual procrastinators may find benefit in attending!

  • Tuesday, November 8 from 2 - 3 pm in Carlson Library

What you'll learn:

  • How to search the catalog and databases effectively
  • How to organize your sources with an outline
  • How to communicate with your professor

endnote citation management system

Learn to use the EndNote software to collect citations, attach full text, annotate and organize, and ultimately create bibliographies for research papers and manuscripts.

  • Monday, November 14 from 5 - 6 pm in Carlson Library 1025

What you'll learn:

  • How to acquire and organize research literature citations in EndNote
  • How to use EndNote to give proper credit via citing research literature in your work

Useful Links/Guides: EndNote Library Management


graduate research in the disciplines

Overview of library resources and services for graduate students in Social Sciences & Business, and Engineering

  • Social Sciences & Business - Tuesday, November 8 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm in Carlson Library 1025
  • Engineering - Thursday, November 10 from 4 - 5 pm in McMaster Engineering Library, Palmer 2600

What you'll learn:

  • Access the library catalog, ejournal finder, and subject research databases
  • Construct an individual research profile that incorporates the use of folders, search histories, and alerts
  • Create an interlibrary loan account

Useful Links/Guides:

Off-Campus Use of Library Resources

Publishing Your Research

Presentation Tools

Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)


tips and tricks with engineering e-books

Material covered in Morgan & Claypool, Knovel, Access Engineering, and Safari collections

  • Wednesday, November 16 from 11 - 12 pm in McMaster Engineering Library, Palmer 2600

What you'll learn:

  • Unique features of these collections
  • How to export tables into Excel from Knovel and Access Engineering
  • Using mobile access with Knovel and AE

Useful Links/Guides:

Engineering

Knovel

Morgan & Claypool's Synthesis

Access Engineering

Safari Tech Books 

the elevator pitch - presenting yourself

Sponsored by the College of Graduate Studies and Career Services

If you’re looking for a job, one of the first tasks on your to-do list should be crafting an ideal “elevator pitch.” It’s the 30-second speech that summarizes who you are, what you do, and why you’d be a perfect candidate. In this training, we will help you build that ideal pitch with confidence. Learning objectives: Dos and don’ts of an effective elevator speech / Writing an effective elevator speech / How to hook your listener. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

  • Monday, February 20th from 2 - 3 pm in Student Union 2591 (Main Campus)
  • Thursday, February 23rd from 4 - 5 pm in Collier Building 1030 (Health Science Campus)
    • Fill out the WORKSHEET and bring it with you - this is not a passive presentation
    • Bring your most recent resume or CV for more personalized assistance

Launch your career! networking and job search strategies

Sponsored by the College of Graduate Studies and Career Services

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70% of all jobs are found through networking. Networking is essential for career development and job search techniques, but even the most confident of us can get tongue-tied when starting conversations with potential employers. Learn the guidelines for communicating and networking with employers that will help you get your foot in the door! This program will teach you effective networking strategies, utilizing online resources to find employment, preparing employer presentations, and attending career fairs/recruitment events. Bring your laptop as you will be doing job searches during the workshop! This session is open to all graduate students CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

  • Monday, March 13th from 2 - 3 pm in Student Union 2591 (Main Campus)
  • Tuesday, March 14th from 4 -5 pm in Collier Building 1030 (Health Science Campus)

Prepare to succeed! effective interviewing techniques

Sponsored by the College of Graduate Studies and Career Services

You've landed the interview . . . now what?!

This program is designed to improve your interviewing skills and equip you for the next steps in the interview process. We will focus on the preparedness components and interviewing strategies of a successful interview. Preparation for an interview includes punctuality, a padfolio, and professional attire. Interviewing strategy includes answering interview-style questions and format-specific approaches to the various types of interviews including telephone, Skype, panel, and one-on-one meetings. These sessions are open to all graduate students.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

  • Monday, April 10th from 2 - 3 pm in Student Union 2591 (Main Campus)
  • Thursday, April 13th from 4 - 5 pm in Collier Building 1030 (Health Science Campus)
  • Monday, April 17th from 1 -2 pm in Student Union 3018 (Main Campus)

 

editing your linkedin  profile

Sponsored by the College of Graduate Studies

Did you know that LinkedIn completely changed their desktop platform in February? If you have not returned to your LinkedIn profile since you created it, or you are needing to take your profile to the next level, then this is the workshop for you! Our facilitator, Mary Jo Borden, M.Ed., from the College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences will be focused on assisting individuals update their LinkedIn profile to best suit their needs, with the primary focus being the development and/or improvement of the Profile Summary. She will be assisted by Teri Green of the College of Graduate Studies. Please bring your own laptop to participate in this workshopCLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Prior to the workshop:

FALL

  • Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 5:00 - 6:30 pm in Collier Building Room 1210 (Health Science Campus)
  • Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 5:00 - 6:30 pm in Field House Room 1060 (Main Campus)

SPRING

  • Thursday March 16, 2017 from NOON - 1:30 pm on Collier Building 2409 (Health Science Campus)
  • Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 5:00 - 6:30 pm on Field House Room 1220 (Main Campus)

SUMMER

  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from NOON - 1:30 pm in Collier Building 1030 (Health Science Campus)   CANCELLED
  • Tuesday, July 11, 2017 from 5:00 - 6:30 pm in the Field House Room 1700 (Main Campus Location)

medical & regulatory writing career

Sponsored by the College of Medicine and Life Sciences

Interested in learning about a career in medical writing? Medical writers work on a variety of projects, including researching the competition, navigating through the intricacies of drug profiles and providing high quality, clinically meaningful reports for submission. Hosted by: Jean Overmeyer and Nicole Northrop, MMS Holdings Inc. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

  • Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm in Collier Building Room 1200 (Health Science Campus)

 science policy for the 21st century

Sponsored by the College of Medicine and Life Sciences

Presented by M. Khair ElZarrad, Senior Science Policy Analyst from the NIH, the talk will be focused on the highly interdisciplinary field of science policy. He will discuss major policy projects and the impact on stakeholders in both public and private arenas. Dr. ElZarrad will also discuss current career opportunities in science policy within government, industry, and academia. Free pizza and soda for all attendees. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

  • Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm in Collier Building Room 1050 (Health Science Campus

careers in science day

Sponsored by the Graduate Student Association and the Department of Biological Sciences

Morning speaker Dr. Gil Van Bokkelen: "Opportunities in the Field of Regenerative Medicine - Impact on Areas of Substantial Unmet Medical Need" Dr. Van Bokkelen, Chairman and CEO of Athersys Inc. (a biopharmaceutical company), has expressed specific applicability to students in biology, statistics, business, economics, and law. 


ETD Preparation and Submission Overview

Sponsored by the College of Graduate Studies and University Libraries

This session provides an overview of the preparation and submission process for graduate Electronic Theses or Dissertations (ETDs) within the context of graduation requirements for the Graduate College.  A "live" navigation through our ETD resource website and the  OhioLINK  ETD Center is included. Please CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the session(s) you wish to attend.

FALL

  • Tuesday, October 18 from 12 – 1 in COB 1220 (HSC)
  • Wednesday, October 19 from 4 – 5 in CL 1025 (MC)

SPRING

  • Tuesday, February 21 from 12 – 1 in COB 1220 (HSC)
  • Wednesday, February 22 from 4 – 5 in CL 1025 (MC)

SUMMER                                   

  • Tuesday, June 6 from 4 – 5 in Collier Building 1030 (HSC)
  • Wednesday, June 7 from 4 – 5 in CL 1025 (MC)

ETD Open Labs: Formatting and Submission

Sponsored by the College of Graduate Studies and University Libraries

 This program provides one-on-one assistance with formatting issues and uploading your ETD to the  OhioLINK  ETD Center. This is not a lecture or presentation. Must bring own laptop for sessions on the Health Science Campus . Bring your laptop or save your document to Dropbox (or similar program) or to a thumb drive for sessions on Main Campus (library computer classroom). There will be one or two facilitators circulating to provide assistance. Please CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the session(s) you wish to attend.

 FALL

  • Tuesday, November 29  from 3 – 5 in MLB 129 (HSC)
  • Wednesday, November 30 from 3 – 5 in CL 1025 (MC)
  • Monday, December 5 from 3 – 5 in CL 1025 (MC)

SPRING

  • Tuesday, April 11 from 3 – 5 in MLB 129 (HSC)
  • Wednesday, April 12 from 3 – 5 in CL 1025 (MC)  
  • Monday, April 17 from 3 – 5 in CL 1025 (MC)

SUMMER

  • Tuesday, July 25 from 3 – 5 in MLB 129 (HSC)
  • Wednesday, July 26 from 3 – 5 in CL 1025 (MC)
  • Monday, July 31 from 3 – 5 in CL 1025 (MC)

Starting Your Literature Review: Ready, Set, Go!

Sponsored by the College of Graduate Studies and Carlson Library

Learn how to create a research profile, develop an effective search strategy, and connect to the scholarly sources you need. Facilitated by Thomas Atwood and held in a computer lab, this session will provide immediate hands-on experience as you begin your literature review. This program is open to all graduate students and is designed to give you the tools you need to begin or hone your literature review process. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

  • Wednesday, February 15th from 3-5 pm in Carlson Library Room 1025 (Main Campus)

dynamic & clear scientific presentations using theatre skills

Sponsored by the College of Medicine and Life Sciences

High-energy interactive workshop explores how to clearly communicate ideas, issues and projects to individuals and groups outside of the scientific community. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

  • Thursday, March 30th at 5:30 pm in Health Education Building Room 100 (Health Science Campus)

 

professional poster presentations

Sponsored by the College of Medicine and Life Sciences

At this workshop, you will learn how to correctly assemble a professional scientific poster and how to present it in a professional manner to maximize exposure and impact of your research at scientific meetings. All graduate trainees should learn the do's and dont's of poster preparation and presentation to maximize your career growth. Appropriate for any graduate student in a scientific field. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

  • Tuesday, February 21st from 5:30 - 6:30 pm in Collier Building Room 1200 (Health Science Campus)
  • FREE PIZZA!

Last Updated: 7/10/17