The Graduate School offers a variety of workshops and events designed to complement your graduate education and help you succeed. Click below to access additional resources and archived workshop recordings. Visit the calendar to see upcoming events and register:
Graduate Writing Retreat
The Graduate Writing Retreat is a dedicated space for graduate students working on larger writing projects (e.g. dissertations, theses, capstone projects). We provide the space and opportunities for peer accountability and self-reflection; you come with the commitment to write and make progress toward your goal. Offered monthly during the fall and spring semesters. Click below to register for an upcoming Retreat!
Navigating Campus Employment Workshop - Summer 2022
Co-presented by the Graduate School and UTEP Career Center, this brief workshop is intended for incoming graduate students. Incoming graduate students who watch this video may submit a request to be given access to the campus employment database, JobMine, early.
FUND Times Fast Workshop - Spring 2022
The Graduate School and the Office of Student Fellowships presents an in-depth workshop on funding applications. During the session, we cover the basics of common funding application components, introduce you to funding information locations, encourage writing time, develop planning strategies for application completion, and more.
Beyond Employability: a guide to enhancing the professional experience - Spring 2022
Presented by the Office of International Programs, Career Center, Student Wellbeing Initiative, and the Graduate School, this session focuses on post-graduation curricular practical training, obtaining a SSN, how to find a mentor, and career services available to UTEP students.
IDP Workshop - Spring 2022
Jesse Singleton, Assistant Director for Student Support for the Graduate School, leads this workshop on the process of creating a successful Individualized Development Plan. This session covers the basics of writing and IDP, setting SMART goals, and how to seek constructive feedback from your academic mentor.
Applying for the Dodson Research Grant and Travel Grant- Spring 2022
The Graduate School Dodson Research Grant program provides individual awards of up to $3000 for students who are actively working on research related to their dissertations, theses, or final projects. This webinar provides details about funding guidelines and how to put together a competitive application
The UTEP Graduate School Travel Grant assists students with the cost of travel to academic conferences and meetings and specialized professional development opportunities. The Travel Grant is a competitive application; the Graduate School funds the highest quality proposals up to $850.
GradExpo & 3MT Interest Session
GradExpo is an annual event for graduate students to share their work, hone their professional skills, and get valuable feedback. The UTEP Graduate School invites poster proposals for the return of GradExpo. Group and individual poster proposals are welcome, with prizes for the top presentations! Section 1 of this Webinar provides important details about how you can participate in GradExpo and tips on creating a stand-out research poster.
Hone your communication skills and win up to $750! The Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition is open to master’s and doctoral students completing a capstone, thesis, or dissertation. Section 2 of this webinar provides details to help you start preparing for the preliminary competition.
Online TA/GA/RA Training
Dr. Lucia Dura, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, leads this interactive workshop on the role and responsibilities of a TA/GA/RA (Teaching Assistant/Graduate Assistant/Research Assistant). This session is open to new and continuing students, whether or not they are currently appointed as a TA/GA/RA. It provides an overview of core competencies and a discussion of professionalism and employment-related policies.
NSF-GRFP Info Session
The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported STEM disciplines who are pursuing or intended to pursue, research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. As the oldest graduate fellowship of its kind, the GRFP has a long history of selecting recipients who achieve high levels of success in their future academic and professional careers. This workshop provides an overview of the application components, eligibility guidelines, and tips to prepare a competitive application.
Writing Larger Projects as a Graduate Student
This workshop highlights resources and strategies for graduate students working on large writing projects, including theses, dissertations, and grant applications. The session offers time/project management strategies with a focus on how you can approach writing as an on-going part of your work as a professional and scholar, and how UTEP offices and programs can support you to succeed at writing.
Applying for Funding
Interested in scholarships and other funding opportunities but not sure where to start? This workshop provides a general overview of where to find internal and external funding opportunities and how to put together a competitive application. Co-hosted by the Graduate School in partnership with the Office of Student Fellowships and Awards.
DAAD RISE Info Session
Are you an undergraduate or graduate student who is interested in completing a summer research internship at a top German university or research institution? This info session provides an overview of the DAAD RISE Germany program funded by the German Federal Foreign Office. RISE stands for Research Internships in Science and Engineering. At this workshop, participants hear from a DAAD fellowship alumna and learn more about the experience of living, studying, and conducting research in Germany. Co-hosted by the Graduate School in partnership with the Office of Student Fellowships and Awards.