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Graduate Student Professional Development Series
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All Professional Development workshops/training sessions will be held in the library main floor conference room, toward the back (room 232). Students can also attend each session via Zoom at https://apsu.zoom.us/j/82610939264 (each session will be recorded).

Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Presenter: Chanda Murphy

Time: 5-6pm

Topic: Stress/mindfulness

Session description: In this session, students will learn simple and practical stress management techniques to help them "turn off and tune in" by prioritizing selfcare. Students will develop skills that will help with focus, productivity, and their physical and mental health during their graduate student career.

Resources from presentation: http://www.chandamurphy.com/graduate-student-resources

Access to a recording of the full presentation is available for APSU students, faculty, and staff. For access to the full presentation contact Dr. Kim Coggins.

Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Presenter: Leah Frazier

Time: 5-6pm

Topic: Finding/applying for jobs

Session description: Congratulations on putting in the hard work to get into a graduate program! No matter where you are at in your grad student career, there are essential steps you can take now to prepare for finding and applying for jobs. Join Leah Frazier as she discusses how to cultivate the skills employers are looking for, find a job that matches with your core values, and demonstrate that you are a competitive candidate.

Resources from presentation: Finding/applying for a job

Access to a recording of the full presentation is available for APSU students, faculty, and staff. For access to the full presentation contact Dr. Kim Coggins.

Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Presenter: Cavelle Gonga

Time: 5-6pm

Topic: Professional etiquette/cultural awareness

Session description: This presentation will discuss the personal skills and manners required to ensure positive first impressions, as well as, how to professionally interact and communicate with others in the work environment. As it pertains to the topic of cultural awareness, we will raise awareness about groups within society who may experience discrimination based on their demographic makeup or beliefs. We will explore the meaning and importance of diversity and equality, as well as consider how to value and accept differences among others. 

Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Note: Students should bring laptops and notebooks for live-practice after this session

Presenter: Kakali Chakrabarti

Time: 5-6pm

Topic: Professional communication/image management

Session description: Social media has transformed the way we communicate. With its ever-increasing presence in our lives, employers are also turning to potential employees’ virtual interactions to understand their personality away from the interview room. Therefore, it is crucial that our virtual image is consistent with the image we want to portray to our employers.

After this workshop, attendees will be able to: