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Workshops & Events

Our workshops are open to undergraduate students, graduate students, and non-CSULB students! All workshops are free (except GRE Prep workshops, see below). Download our workshop flyer for a full list of the GSRC Fall 2019 workshops!

FALL 2019

November

Applying to Doctoral Programs: What You Need to Know

Date: Wednesday, November 6th
Time: 1-2:30pm
Location: CBA 216
Description: Interested in learning about doctoral programs? This session offers students a chance to learn more about important topics related to doctoral studies including the application process, identifying a potential faculty advisor, funding for your studies, and ultimately finding “the right” program for you. Register for workshop

50 Years of Ethnic Studies: Scholarship, Culture, and Resistance

Date: Thursday, November 7th
Time: 11am-3:15pm
Location: USU Ballrooms
Description: This event comemorates 50 years of Ethnic Studies at CSULB. The event is organized into 3 sessions all at the USU Ballrooms:

  • Session 1: Ethnic Studies: Past, Present, Future (11-12:15)
  • Lunch: Indian Tacos and Frybread and A Spread of Soul Food (Available at 12:15)
  • Session 2: Community Engagement: Communities of Color and the U.S. Census (12:30-1:45)
  • Session 3: Communities in Resistance: Food, Culture, and Social Justice (2-3:15)

For more information, click here.

Applying to Grad School 101

Date: Tuesday, November 12th
Time: 12-1:30pm
Location: CBA 216
Description: This workshop covers the important steps of preparing for and applying to graduate school. This session is ideal students wanting to learn about how to apply to masters, credential, and doctoral programs and is open to undergraduates, graduate students, and non-CSULB students! Register for workshop

Essentials of Academic Writing: Writing about Data

Date: Wednesday, November 13th
Time: 4-5:30pm
Location: SS/PA-112
Description: This workshop will provide tips for discussing data in research papers, including theses and dissertations. It does not cover mathematical techniques of data analysis (which can be learned elsewhere), but instead discusses effective ways to write about research data. Topics will include qualifying statements; expressing likelihood; describing graphs and figures; and discussing problems and limitations. Register for workshop

A Nation of Immigrants? Forced Migration in the Making of the United States

Date: Wednesday, November 13th
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Location: The Pointe/Pyramid
Description: This rception and lecture by Dr. Kelly Lytle Hernandez (Professor of History, African American Studies, and Urban Planning at UCLA) is the keynote address for the commemoration of 50 years of Ethnic Studies at CSULB. Dr. Lytle Hernandez holds the Thomas E. Lifka Endowed Chair in History, and directs the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA. One of the nation’s leading experts on race, immigration, and mass incarceration, she is the author of the award-winning books, Migra! A History of the U.S. Border Patrol and City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles. In her address, Dr. Lytle Hernanandez will examine the  deployment and legacies of occupation, enslavement, and removal strategies in the building of a settler nation in the United States.

For more information, click here.

Graduate Research Conference

Date: Tuesday, November 19th
Time: 4-7pm
Location: USU Ballrooms
Description: The Graduate Research Conference at CSULB provides a forum for graduate students (master’s, credential, certificate, and doctoral) to showcase their scholarly work and their promise as future innovators, researchers, and academics. This cross-disciplinary event allows CSULB graduate students from all fields of study to present their research and network with members of the entire community. Learn More

December

Graduate Writing Institute

Date: Friday, December 6th
Time: 9am-4pm
Description: The GWI provides an intensive writing opportunity for graduate students seeking a structured writing space with access to support from faculty and writing staff, including individualized writing consultations. The GWI is FREE for all CSULB post-baccalaureate students (credential, master's, certificate, doctoral) and honors undergraduates. It is ideal for students completing a class paper, thesis/dissertation, research project, statement of purpose, writing sample, or CV/résumé. Register for Graduate Writing Institute

January

Low-Cost GRE Prep-Winter 2020

Dates:
Session 1: Monday, January 6th
Session 2: Wednesday, January 8th
Session 3: Friday, January 10th
Session 4: Monday, January 13th
Session 5: Wednesday, January 15th
Session 6: Friday, January 17th

Time: 11am-2pm
Location: TBD

Description: The GSRC offers low cost GRE preparation for all current and future graduate students (including non-CSULB students). These sessions cover all three sections of the general GRE exam and are taught by a GRE preparation instructor with over 20 years of experience. For an overview about what the GRE encompasses and resources available, please visit this GRE ArticleRegistration for the January 2020 GRE prep workshops will open on Monday, November 4th. If you would like to be added to the priority registration list, fill out the following form. By filling out the form, you will receive an email notifying you that the registration period has begun. Note that by filling out the form, it does not guaranteed a space in the course, nor are you obligated to register for the course. Space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

Low-Cost GMAT Prep-Winter 2020

Dates:
Session 1: Monday, January 6th
Session 2: Wednesday, January 8th
Session 3: Friday, January 10th
Session 4: Monday, January 13th
Session 5: Wednesday, January 15th
Session 6: Friday, January 17th

Time: 5pm-8pm
Location: TBD

Description: The GSRC and College of Business are offering low-cost GMAT test preparation for all current and future graduate students (including non-CSULB students). These sessions cover all sections of the GMAT exam (quantitative, verbal, integrated reasoning, and writing). The total cost for the workshops (six sessions) is $100. Registrants must also purchase the GMAT textbook prior to the first workshop. The location of the session will provided after registration. Registration for the January 2020 GMAT Test Prep Sessions is online: https://commerce.cashnet.com/CSULB-COB?itemcode=cba-gmat Space is limited and on a first come, first serve basis.

2020 Educational Leadership Symposium

The Educational Leadership Department will host the Ninth Annual Symposium on Educational Leadership on Saturday, January 25th at California State University, Long Beach. We look forward to having dialogue and discussions that ask the difficult questions to student success and looks for innovative ways to apply theory, research, and practices which allowsstudents, faculty, and administrators to participate in a vibrant and dynamic educational environment. To register for the event, click on this link

PAST WORKSHOPS

2018-2019

GSRC Workshop: Applying to Grad School 101
GSRC Workshop: Grammar for Grad Students - Parts of Speech and Agreement
GSRC Workshop: GRE prep 
GSRC Workshop: Writing a Statement of purpose for Graduate School
GSRC Event: Graduate & Professional Schools Fair
GSRC Workshop: Applying to Grad School 101
GSRC Workshop: Applying to Doctoral Programs - What You Need to Know
​GSRC Workshop: Applying to Grad School for Undocumented/DACAmented Students
GSRC Workshop: Creating a CV/Résumé for Grad School
GSRC Workshop: Grammar for Grad Students - Verb Tense and Voice
GSRC Workshop: Writing a Literature Review
GSRC Workshop: CSULB Thesis & Dissertation Formatting
GSRC Workshop: Grammar for Grad Students - Punctuation
GSRC Workshop: Funding for PhD Programs
GSRC Workshop: Grammar for Grad Students - Complete Sentences
GSRC Workshop: Grammar for Grad Students - Modifiers and Parallelism
GSRC Workshop: Avoiding Plagiarism
GSRC Workshop: APA Formatting & Citations
GSRC Workshop: Overcoming Writing Anxiety & Developing a Writing Habit
GSRC Event: Graduate Research Conference 
GSRC Workshop: CSULB Thesis & Dissertation Formatting
GSRC Event: Graduate Writing Institute (GWI) 
GSRC Workshop: GRE prep
GSRC Workshop: Applying to Grad School 101
GSRC Workshop: Overcoming Writing Anxiety & Developing a Writing Habit
GSRC Workshop: CSULB Thesis & Dissertation Formatting
​GSRC Workshop: Avoiding Plagiarism
GSRC Workshop: Writing a Statement of Purpose for Graduate School
GSRC Workshop: Applying to Doctoral Programs - What You Need to Know
GSRC Workshop: CSULB Thesis & Dissertation Formatting
GSRC Workshop: Writing a Literature Review
GSRC Workshop: Essentials of Graduate Writing 1: Structuring Arguments
GSRC Workshop: Managing Time & Stress in Graduate School
GSRC Workshop: Applying to Grad School 101