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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 Spring 2019 workshops!

Summer 2019

June

GRE-June (Section A; WAITLIST ONLY)

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. Visit event page for more information. 

Meeting Time
Time 11am-2pm

Dates
Session 1: Tuesday, June 4th
Session 2: Thursday, June 6th
Session 3: Tuesday, June 11th
Session 4: Thursday, June 13th
Session 5: Tuesday, June 18th
Session 6: Thursday, June 20th

GRE-June (Section B; WAITLIST ONLY)

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. Visit event page for more information. 

Meeting Time
Time 4-7pm

Dates
Session 1: Tuesday, June 4th
Session 2: Thursday, June 6th
Session 3: Tuesday, June 11th
Session 4: Thursday, June 13th
Session 5: Tuesday, June 18th
Session 6: Thursday, June 20th

CSULB Thesis & Dissertation Formatting

Date: Tuesday, June 4th
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Location: TBD

Have questions about how to format your thesis/project report? About to submit your dissertation? If you are a graduate student wanting to learn more about the final steps before thesis publication, then this workshop is for you! Topics presented will include an overview of the submission and revision processes and how to format your thesis/dissertation according the CSULB Format Manual. To view other Thesis and Dissertation Office informational and formatting resources, please visit their websiteRegister for workshop

Applying to Grad School 101

Date: June 6th
Time: 2:30-4pm
Location: TBD

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

Graduate Writing Institute

Date: June 7th
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: TBD

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

Writing the Statement of Purpose for Graduate School, Part I

Date: June 11th
Time: 2:30-4pm
Location: TBD

Description: Writing the statement of purpose is a critical part of the graduate application process. This session will cover important topics including how to approach the content, organization, and tone of your essay(s). Register for workshop

Writing the Statement of Purpose for Graduate School, Part II

Date: June 18th
Time: 2:30-4pm
Location: TBD

Description: This workshop focuses on the nuts and bolts of drafting your statement of purpose. Topics include “dos and don’ts,” avoiding “kisses of death,” statements of confidence, effective essay structure, and useful sentence stems. While we recommend attending both Part 1 and 2, each workshop is self-contained and can be attended on its own. Register for workshop

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