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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

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 2017 – 2018

 Combating the seven causes of test anxiety

Presented by the Academic Enhancement Center

The common causes of test anxiety will be explained, and possible ways to prevent or combat them will be discussed. Learn ways to recognize test anxiety in yourself, and become more prepared and relaxed on test day! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

  • Tuesday, June 5 from 12 - 1:00pm on Health Science Campus COB 1030

PLANNING TO A GREATER DEGREE

Sponsored by the College of Graduate Studies

Get on the right track early in your academic journey! This workshop will address issues including time to degree, benchmarks and deadlines, committee formation, communication, and more, in the context of requirements and recommendations of the College of Graduate Studies. Bring your questions! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

  • Wednesday February 7 from 5 – 6pm on Health Science Campus COB 1035
  • Thursday February 8 from 5 – 6pm on Main Campus CANCELLED
  • Wednesday June 6 from 5 – 6pm on Health Science Campus COB 1030
  • Thursday June 7 from 5 – 6pm on Main Campus Carlson Library 1009

BRINGING IN THE BYSTANDER® TRAINING

Sponsored by the Counseling Center: Sexual Assault Education and Prevention Program

Bringing in the Bystander® is a bystander intervention workshop with a robust evidence base. Rather than focusing strictly on the roles of perpetrator and victim, the highly interactive Bringing in the Bystander® curriculum uses a community responsibility approach. It teaches bystanders how to safely intervene in instances where sexual violence, relationship violence, or stalking may be occurring or where there may be risk that will occur. RSVP BY EMAIL: Jamie.wlosowicz@rockets.utoledo.edu

Wednesday October 11 from 6 – 7:30 pm in Snyder Memorial Room 1100


HEALTHY U: LUNCHTIME WALKING FOR WELLNESS

Sponsored by Rocket Wellness

Rocket Wellness staff will lead one walk each month on Main and Health Science campuses on the second and fourth Fridays, weather permitting. Meet at the Healthy U walking paths. CLICK HERE FOR MAPS

  • Friday October 13 at Noon on Health Science Campus
  • Friday October 27 at Noon on Main Campus

PERSONAL SAFETY & SELF DEFENSE

Sponsored by The University of Toledo and UT Police Department

Participants will learn personal safety tips for home, office, school, or out and about as well as self-defense tactics in a safe and comfortable setting. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes, and are encouraged to stretch and hydrate. Participation requires signing a liability release form. Free and open to students and employees. For more information email: utpolice@utoledo.edu

  • Thursday October 26 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm in the Rec Center Double Meeting Room
  • Tuesday November 14 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm in the Rec Center Double Meeting Room

Graduate student career services open house

Sponsored by the College of Graduate Studies and the Career Services Center

Come and meet the team and check out the new programs, resources, and services that will benefit you as a graduate student the most. Refreshments served! Please RSVP to teresa.green@utoledo.edu if you can so we can plan quantity of refreshments accordingly. Refreshments served!

  • Thursday, February 15 from 5 - 6:30 pm in Student Union room 1533 (down the hall from Starbucks).

interview types and tips

Sponsored by the College of Graduate Studies and Career Services
 

Being prepared and knowing what to expect in a job interview allows you to focus on what's really important ... getting the job.

In this workshop you will work with the professional staff of Career Services to learn common interview formats, types of questions you may be asked, and how to stand out in an interview. Participants will practice their skills and receive feedback from the staff, and learn about the follow-up services available through Career Services. Upon completion of the workshop, you will have increased your confidence level with regards to your interviewing skills. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

These sessions are open to all graduate students and will be held on the dates and locations below:

  • Tuesday, March 13th from 5:30 - 7:00 pm Collier Building 1220 (Health Science Campus)
  • Thursday, March 15th from 5:30 - 7:00 pm in Field House 1310 (Main Campus)

 elevator pitch and networking mixer

Sponsored by the College of Graduate Studies and the Career Services Center

You only get one chance to make a first impression and it is important that this impression is a positive one. In Elevator Pitch, you will learn how to craft a professional 30-60 second introduction that will help you make that great first impression. You will receive tips and a how-to guide to create your pitch and then work with fellow attendees and Career Services staff to practice and refine it. Best of all, food will be provided! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

  • Monday, February 26 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm in the Barnes & Noble Café at the Dorr Street Gateway plaza

2017 Career Fair Forum

Sponsored by the Council of Biomedical Graduate Students and the Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Student Council

Concerned about where to go after graduation? Come listen to the stories of our speakers as they describe their career paths and how they got to where they are today. Dinner will be provided at the start of the event. Must RSVP for the dinner by 5pm Friday, October 20th to CouncilGraduateStudents@utoledo.edu . See flyer below for more information.

  • Friday, October 27th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm in the Health Education Building Room 103 (Health Science Campus)

2017 Career forum Flyer


BUSINESS RESEARCH FOR THE JOB HUNT

Sponsored by UT Libraries

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. Best for Advanced Undergrads, Graduate Students

  • Wednesday November 1 from 10-11 a.m. in Carlson Library 1025
  • Monday November 6 from 3-4 p.m. in Carlson Library 1025

What you'll learn:

  • Uses various search systems to retrieve information (ex. use two different proprietary databases and the company website to gather information on a company)
  • Examines and compares information from various sources in order to evaluate reliability, validity, accuracy, authority, timeliness and point of view or bias (ex. compare data from proprietary databases and  company website)

Useful Links/Guides:


CAREER FAIR TAILGATE

Sponsored by Center for Experiential Learning and Career Services

Explore career and internship opportunities while networking with corporate recruiters. Enjoy traditional tailgate activities, music, and snacks outside on Main Campus. No registration needed. All degree levels and areas are welcome.

  • Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 2 – 5 pm in Parking Area 6

(on Stadium Drive) – rain location: Student Union Auditorium

Tailgate Career Tips:

  • Bring your Rocket Card and plenty of resumes
  • It’s a tailgate, so casual attire is acceptable but don’t forget – you only get one shot at making a first impression
  • Polish your personal “elevator” pitch
  • Research companies attending
  • Keep your hands free of food and drinks while visiting employers
  • Even though this is a casual career fair, it remains an important career recruitment event

Campus Map

List of Participating Employers and positions to be filled

Career Fair Tailgate webpage

EPIC: YOUNG PROFESSIONAL GROUP

Sponsored by UT and the Center for Experiential Learning and Career Services

EPIC Toledo is the largest young professional group in the Toledo Region. UT students and employees are able to join EPIC, as part of The University of Toledo’s corporate membership. Members can have unlimited access to all EPIC events and opportunities at no cost to the employee or student, unless otherwise noted. If there is a cost for an event, members receive a discount.

EPIC stands for “engaging people, inspiring change,” and our programs reflect that. Our goal is to develop future business and community leaders, as well as attract and retain diverse young talent to the region. We provide our members networking, leadership and professional development, and community involvement opportunities.

The EPIC mission is three fold:

  • Community – serving and helping in the local community,
  • Leadership – provide professional development opportunities, and
  • Connect – networking and social opportunities.

How to Sign-Up: complete the EPIC Online Application

  • Use “UT” as your company name
  • Use “student” as your job title if you are a current student

PHYSICAL THERAPY, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, SPEECH THERAPY JOB FAIR

Sponsored by College of Health and Human Services

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 9 – 11 am in the Student Union, Ingman Room

For more information, contact: Becky.Gwozdz@utoledo.edu 


Reviewing the Literature: A Guide for Research in Engineering

Overview of library resources and services for graduate student initiating a literature review for their master thesis or doctoral dissertation.  PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

  • Tuesday, March 13th 5:00 CL 1025
  • Thursday, March 22nd 5:00 CL 1025

Learning Objectives: 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 a search strategy that this comprehensive and systematic, create an interlibrary loan account to access unavailable materials .

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

Reviewing the Literature: A Guide for Research in Business

Overview of library resources and services for graduate student initiating a literature review for their master thesis or doctoral dissertation. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

  • Tuesday, April 10th 5:00 CL 1025

Learning Objectives: 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 a search strategy that this comprehensive and systematic, create an interlibrary loan account to access unavailable materials.

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

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. Please bring a laptop for this workshop. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

  • Wednesday, March 14th 5:00 CL 1027
  • Tuesday, March 20th 4:00 MLB 420
  • Thursday, March 22nd 5:00 MLB 502
  • Thursday, March 29th 5:00 CL 1025
  • Wednesday, April 4th 5:00 MLB 420

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

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. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

  • Wednesday, March 21st 5:00 CL 1025
  • Monday, April 2nd 5:00 CL 1025
  • Tuesday, April 24th 5:00 CL 1025

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

Reviewing the Literature: A Guide for Research in the Humanities

Overview of library resources and services for graduate student initiating a literature review for their master thesis or doctoral dissertation. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

  • Wednesday, March 14th 5:00 CL 1025

Learning Objectives: 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 a search strategy that this comprehensive and systematic, create an interlibrary loan account to access unavailable materials

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

Reviewing the Literature: A Guide for Research in the Social Sciences

Overview of library resources and services for graduate student initiating a literature review for their master thesis or doctoral dissertation. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

  • Monday, March 19th 5:00 CL 1025

Learning Objectives: 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 a search strategy that this comprehensive and systematic, create an interlibrary loan account to access unavailable materials

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

Reviewing the Literature: A Guide for Research in Nursing

Overview of library resources and services for graduate student initiating a literature review for their capstone project, thesis, or evidence-based practice project

Learning Objectives: 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 a search strategy that this comprehensive and systematic, create an interlibrary loan account to access unavailable materials. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

  • Tuesday, March 27th 5:00 MLB 502

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

Scholarly Attribution and Citation:  What You Need to Know

A primer for graduate students and faculty members seeking a refresher on properly attributing credit to sources.  Includes a discussion on the importance of attribution, the difference between citation and attribution, the sometimes subtle distinctions between the attribution and copyright of intellectual property, an introduction to the various citation style manuals, and an introduction to the creative commons licenses. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

  • Wednesday, April 11th 5:00 CL 1025

Learning Objectives: understand why citation is imperative in scholarly settings; understand the differences between attribution, citation, and copyright; identify the basic citation style manuals; identify the basic creative commons licenses.

Useful Links/Guides:  Citing Sources  Intellectual Property Portal  Scholarly Communication

Third Thursday Faculty Development series 2018

Sponsored by the College of Medicine and Life Sciences - open to interested advanced graduate students from any program
 
How to write a compelling abstract
Presented by Christopher J. Cooper, M.D.
    • Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 8 - 10 a.m. in HEB 105
How to write clinical publications: case reports, case series and original articles
Presented by John Nemunaitis, M.D.
    • Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 8 - 10 a.m. in HEB 105
How to write an original research manuscript
Presented by  Bina Joe, Ph.D.
    • Thursday, October 18 from 1 - 3 p.m. Location TBA
how to get it done - writing tips from the Masters
Panel discussion, including Blair Grubb, M.D. and Kathryn Eisenmann, Ph.D.
    • Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 1 - 3 p.m. Location TBA

For more information, please contact Dr. Joan Duggan at Joan.Duggan@utoledo.edu or 419.383.4328


ELECTRONIC THESIS/DISSERTATION FORMATTING

Sponsored by the College of Graduate Studies and University Libraries

Main components of the formatting style will be reviewed, as well as how to use the templates, file naming, supplemental materials, and permitted exceptions to the formatting. Common errors in formatting will also be pointed out. Ideal setting to ask questions while working on your document. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

  • Monday October 23 from 3:30 – 5 in Carlson Library Room 1025
  • Tuesday October 24 from 3:30 – 5 in Collier Building Room 1220 (bring your own laptop)
  • Tuesday, February 20 from 4 – 5 in MLB 420 (HSC) Bring your own laptop
  • Wednesday, February 21 from 4 – 5 in CL 1025 (MC)
  • Tuesday, June 5 from 4 - 5 in TBA (HSC) Bring your own laptop
  • Wednesday, June 6 from 4 – 5 in TBA (MC)

OPEN LAB: ETD FORMATTING AND SUBMISSION

Sponsored by the College of Graduate Studies and University Libraries

One or more facilitators will circulate and provide one-on-one assistance with any technical issues in MS Word, as well as support for creating the OhioLINK ETD Center account and submitting the document. Please bring your own laptop or your file on a thumb drive. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

  • Monday December 4 from 3 – 5 in Carlson Library Room 1025
  • Tuesday December 5 from 3 – 5 Collier Building Room 1220 (bring your laptop)
  • Wednesday, April 25 from 3 - 5 in CL 1025 (MC)
  • Tuesday, April 24 from 3 - 5 in MLB 118 (HSC) (Bring your laptop)
  • Monday, July 23 from 3 - 5 in CANCELLED
  • Tuesday, July 24 from 3 - 5 in CANCELLED

ENDNOTE CITATION MANAGEMENT 

Sponsored by UT Libraries

Learn to use the EndNote software to collect citations, attach full text, annotate and organize, and ultimately create bibliographies for research papers and manuscripts. Best for Advanced Undergrads, Graduate Students, Faculty.

  • Monday October 16 from 3-4 p.m. in Carlson Library 1025
  • Wednesday October 18 from 5-6 p.m. in Carlson Library 1025
  • Friday October 20 from 12-1 p.m. in Carlson Library 1025
What you'll learn:
  • 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 

RESEARCH IN ENGINEERING

Sponsored by UT Libraries

Overview of library resources and services for graduate students in Engineering. Best for: Graduate Students, Faculty

  • Tuesday October 10 from 10-11 a.m. in Carlson Library 1025
  • Thursday October 12 from 3-4 p.m. in Carlson Library 1025
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 alert
  • Create and interlibrary loan account
Useful Links/Guides:

Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad)


women of color summit: navigating a primarily white institution

Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

More details forthcoming very soon on speakers, panels, and moderators, but there will be three sessions you will be able to attend: Overlooked and Overworked (9 - 12); Advancing Advocacy (Lunch session); and Unbought and Unbossed (1 - 4pm). Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community members are welcome and lunch will be included. Must register by March 13th. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. 

  • Friday, March 23, 2018 from 8:30 - 5:00 in the Thompson Student Union Room 2582

DIALOGUES ON DIVERSITY

Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

In an effort to create a more inclusive University, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion is hosting a series of events focused on exploring, analyzing, and fostering a diverse environment throughout the UT community. Each month features a different theme. If you are a graduate student who teaches, runs a lab, or leads any type of professional/academic organization, please consider attending one or more of these dialogues. Bring lunch - drinks and dessert provided! RSVP Required: jennifer.pizio@utoledo.edu

  • Wednesday October 18 from 6 – 8 in Student Union 2592 | LGBTQA+ History
  • Wednesday November 15 from 6 – 8 in Student Union 2591 | Veterans Issues
  • Friday March 16 from 12 - 1 in University Hall 3580 Conference Room | Understanding International Students
  • Friday April 20 from 12 - 1 in University Hall 3580 Conference Room | The ADA and Inclusion

LUNCH WITH THE V.P.!

Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Dr. Willie McKether, UT’s vice president for diversity and inclusion, invites you to have “Lunch with the VP.” This is your opportunity to talk with Dr. McKether and his colleagues about topics surrounding diversity at The University of Toledo. Lunch is provided while supplies last! Questions? diversity@utoledo.edu or utoledo.edu/diversity.

  • Thursday October 12 from 11:30 – 12:30 in Student Union 2579
  • Thursday November 9 from 11:30 – 12:30 in Student Union 3016
  • Thursday March 22 from 11:30 - 12:30 in Student Union 3016
  • Thursday, April 12 from 11:30 - 12:30 in Student Union 3016

JOURNEY INTO THE MIND: SCIENCE OF IMPLICIT BIAS AND LAW

Sponsored by the College of Law and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Speaker: Mark W. Bennett, a senior judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, is a nationally recognized expert, scholar, empirical researcher, and educator on implicit bias. He is a founding member of the National Implicit Bias Network and has trained more than 1500 state and federal judges on implicit bias.

In 2009, with the assistance of nationally recognized cognitive psychologist experts, Judge Bennett was the first judge in the nation to develop and use an implicit bias jury instruction. His groundbreaking research includes an empirical study of implicit bias in sentencing by state and federal judges, the effect of Afrocentric facial feature and skin tone bias in the criminal justice system, as well as the effect of gender implicit bias in the evaluation and award of emotional distress damages in civil cases.

FREE PUBLIC LECTURE | FOOD AND BEVERAGES WILL BE PROVIDED

  • Wednesday October 25 at NOON in the McQuade Law Auditorium on the main level of the Law Center

CULTURAL COMPETENCE TRAINING

Conducted by the Office for Multicultural Student Services (OMSS)

To ensure that our constituents and community are valued, respected, and included, diversity and inclusion training allows UT employees, students, and other vested individuals an opportunity to increase their awareness and understanding of cross cultural issues by sharing in constructive dialogue about various cultures, cultural competence, diversity, and inclusion. Students can register for training HERE.

  • Monday October 23 from 6 – 9 in University Hall 3820
  • Monday November 20 from 6 – 9 in University Hall 3820
  • Wednesday February 21 from 6 - 9 in University Hall 3820
  • Wednesday March 21 from 6 - 9 in University Hall 3820
  • Wednesday April 18 from 6 - 9 in University Hall 3820

SAFE PLACE TRAINING

Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Success

During Safe Place Training, participants are introduced to LGBTQ-related terminology, provided information on common issues and challenges faced by LGBT! Individuals, what it means to be an LGBTQ Ally, and International, National, State, Local, and UT resources. Registration is required. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

  • Tuesday October 10 from 9 – 12 in University Hall 3820
  • Tuesday October 31 from 9 – 12 in University Hall 3820
  • Tuesday November 14 from 9 – 12 in University Hall 3820
  • Tuesday November 28 from 9 – 12 in University Hall 3820
  • Tuesday December 5 from 9 – 12 in University Hall 3820

Open access

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All workshops co-sponsored by University Libraries and College of Graduate Studies


OPEN ACCESS & PREDATORY PUBLISHING: SOME CAVEATS AND HELPFUL RESOURCES

A 30-minute workshop on how to tell the “good guys” from the bad, and resources on reputable open access journals, websites, and repositories.

  • Tuesday October 24 at 12:30 pm in Carlson Library Room 2024
  • Thursday October 26 at Mulford Library Room 420

OPEN ACCESS TO THESES AND DISSERTATIONS BENEFITS BOTH SCHOLAR AND AUTHOR – FIND OUT HOW!

A 30-minute workshop on the benefits of open access ETDs in terms of visibility, collaboration, and expansion of material in which to conduct research from the perspectives of both author and researcher.

  • Tuesday October 24 at 12:30 in Mulford Library Room 420
  • Wednesday October 25 at 12:30 in Carlson Library Room 2024

THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO DIGITAL REPOSITORY – TOOLING 4 OA

A 30-minute workshop on the multitude of information available in UT’s repository, how to find what you’re looking for, and how you can use it for professional, academic, and even personal purposes.

  • Wednesday October 25 at 12:30 in Mulford Library Room 420
  • Thursday October 26 at 12:30 in Carlson Library Room 2024
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