NAU Graduate College
Professional development series
The Graduate College teaches robust skills that graduate students need in pursuing their degree and an impacting career after graduation.
Programming is to be determined.
Past events Accordion Closed
GSG Poster Symposium
March 31, 2020
Paired with the 3MRP competition, the GSG Poster Symposium offers graduate students a large forum and audience to showcase their research posters. Please find more information on the GSG Poster Symposium website.
March 31, 2020
The 3 Minute Research Presentation (3MRP) Competition provides an opportunity for NAU graduate students to present their thesis, dissertation, capstone research, scholarship, and/or creative work to an intelligent, non-specialist audience in just three minutes. Please find more information regarding the 3MRP, here.
Graduation & Dissertation/Thesis Workshop
February 28, 2020
The presenters will go over the university’s administrative requirements for graduation, as well as, theses and dissertations requirements, including all of the steps from forming a committee to uploading the thesis or dissertation to ProQuest.
November 15, 2019
NAU professional staff and faculty as well as an invited environmental research consultant will discuss all aspects of starting and continuing in a career, including topics such as: academia v. industry, negotiating salary and benefits, financial management, ladder-climbing, transitions from one job to another, creating a resume or CV, and making the most of your career.
Graduation, Dissertation/Thesis, and Copyright & Embargo Workshop
October 22, 2019
The first portion of this event will discuss the graduation application processes for all graduate students. Next, we will look at all things related to copyright and embargo, such as those questions above (and tons more!) to help students navigate the law regarding copyright, fair use, infringement, etc. and how to decide whether they should copyright or embargo their thesis/dissertation. Finally, the presenters will go over the university’s administrative requirements for theses and dissertations including all of the steps from forming a committee to uploading the thesis or dissertation to ProQuest.
Background Literature Review & Writers’ Panel
October 2, 2019
Brittany Blanchard, Assistant Librarian, will present various techniques of writing an effective Literature Review. Following this presentation, a panel of recently-hired assistant professors will discuss their experience of writing a thesis and/or dissertation and provide helpful hits of how to be successful.
September 27, 2019
Join the Graduate College and invited experts to discuss navigating the Postdoctoral culture. Topics will surround the purpose of a post-doc, mentor/mentee relationships, networking skills, and launching into your career in academia or industry.
Continue to monitor the Graduate College weekly newsletters for updates about additional and future programming. Please contact GradRSVP@nau.edu with any questions or concerns.