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!
Peer Writing Groups
Looking to improve your writing and meet new people? Consider joining a peer writing group! These multidisciplinary writing groups will be comprised of 3-5 people who are all working on large writing projects. They are a great opportunity to meet other graduate students, obtain feedback on your work, and encourage accountability and progress.
Groups are convened around areas of need (Accountability, Editing, or Draft Comments) or affinity groups (MammaPhD, Spanish-primary Speakers, LGBTQ+, and Black-identified). Students can even suggest a new affinity group!
Deadline to apply is Sunday, October 10, 2021 for inclusion in the first round of fall semester group parings. Students may apply after the deadline and be added to an existing group, or form a new one.
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.
IDPs & Goal Setting
This workshop discusses the purpose of an Individualzed Development Plan (IDP)/goal-setting document and provides tips on setting SMART goals that align your career plans with short-term actions. It also covers what it means to be focused and nimble in the context of goal-setting.
Applying for the Dodson Research Grant
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
3MT Info Session
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. This webinar provides details to help you start preparing for the preliminary competition.