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Workshops & Events

Our workshops are open to undergraduate students, graduate students, and non-CSULB students.

SPRING 2020

February

Writing the Statement of Purpose for Graduate School, Part I

Date: Tuesday, February 25th
Time: 12:15-1:30pm
Location: USU-306

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

Mock Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI) - Health Professional Schools 

Date: Friday, February 28th
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: BH-250

Description: The Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI) format is used by many health professional schools as an alternative to the traditional personal interview format. The approach is designed to reduce interviewer bias and evaluate important skills utilized by successful health care professionals. In this practice event, there will be three scenarios, followed by a"debriefing" with an advisor or recruiter. To Submit your Application (RSVP) on CareerLINK: 

1. Log in to CareerLINK through sso.csulb.edu
2. Complete these preliminary steps on CareerLINK:
a. Upload your revised resume under My Resumes and More in left sidebar menu
b. Update your Graduation Date in your Academic Profile under My Account in the left sidebar menu
3. Select Jobs & Internships > Select Search > In Keyword Search, type Health Professional School Mock Interviews
4. Press Apply button and attach your resume and completed application questions

March

Writing a Statement of Purpose for Graduate School, Part II

Date: Tuesday, March 3rd
Time: 1-2:30pm
Location: LA1-301

Description: This workshop focuses on the notes 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

Thesis & Dissertation Formatting

Date: Tuesday, March 10th
Time: 4-5pm
Location: Library-201 (Spidell 2)

Description: This workshop will cover the procedures of formatting theses and dissertations for publishing. Register for workshop

Overcoming Writing Anxiety & Developing a Writing Habit

Date: Wednesday, March 11th
Time: 12:30-2pm
Location: LA5-263

Description: This workshop demystifies the dreaded “writer’s block” and provides actionable advice on how to stop worrying and start writing (and hopefully even enjoy it!). Topics discussed will include real and imagined barriers to writing; first drafts; habits v. willpower; neutralizing negative thought patterns; beating perfectionism; and other tips, techniques, and secrets of highly-successful, prolific writers. Register for workshop

Essentials of Graduate Writing: Constructing Research Papers

Date: Wednesday, March 18th
Time: 4-5:30pm
Location: LA3-206

Description: This workshop covers strategies on writing effective research papers. Register for workshop

April

Writing to Your Audience: Some Tips to Improve Your Academic Writing

Date: Tuesday, April 7th
Time: 12:30-2pm
Location: LA1-301

Description: This workshop focuses on how to write clearly about technical topics and how to make specialized academic discussions both understandable and engaging for readers. While most of the examples discussed come from the sciences, this workshop offers tips and strategies that are general enough to be applicable to all disciplines! Register for workshop

Overcoming Writing Anxiety & Developing a Writing Habit

Date: Tuesday, April 14th
Time: 4-5:30pm
Location: LA3-206

Description: This workshop demystifies the dreaded “writer’s block” and provides actionable advice on how to stop worrying and start writing (and hopefully even enjoy it!). Topics discussed will include real and imagined barriers to writing; first drafts; habits v. willpower; neutralizing negative thought patterns; beating perfectionism; and other tips, techniques, and secrets of highly-successful, prolific writers. Register for workshop

Applying to Grad School 101

Date: Wednesday, April 15th
Time: 12:30-2pm
Location: LA5-263

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

SUMMER 2020

June 2020

Funding Your Graduate Studies

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

Description: This workshop covers basics of funding for graduate studies including topics such as graduate assistantships, campus v. external funding, and loans. Register for workshop

Writing the Statement of Purpose for Graduate School, Part I

Date: Tuesday, June 9th
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

Thesis & Dissertation Formatting

Date: Thursday, June 11th
Time: 2:30-3:30pm
Location: Library-201 (Spidell 2)

Description: This workshop will cover the procedures of formatting theses and dissertations for publishing. Register for workshop

Writing a Statement of Purpose for Graduate School, Part II

Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 2:30-4pm
Location: TBD

Description: This workshop focuses on the notes 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

Applying to Grad School 101

Date: Wednesday, June 17th
Time: 12-1:30pm
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

GRE Analytical Writing

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

Description: This workshop covers strategies on the Analytical Writing section for the GRE General Test. Register for workshop

PAST WORKSHOPS

GSRC Workshop: Applying to Grad School 101
GSRC Workshop: Grammar for Grad Students - Parts of Speech and Agreement
GSRC Workshop: GRE prep series
GSRC Workshop: GMAT prep series
GSRC Workshop: Teaching in Community College
GSRC Workshop: Publishing Your Research in Graduate School
GSRC Workshop: Acing Your Academic Presentation
GSRC Workshop: Navigating Graduate School as an Underrepresented Student
GSRC Workshop: Qualitative Inquiry 101
GSRC Workshop: Graduate School - Student Life
GSRC Workshop: Funding Your Graduate Studies
GSRC Workshop: Writing a Statement of purpose for Graduate School
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 Writing Institute (GWI) 
GSRC Workshop: Essentials of Graduate Writing 1: Structuring Arguments
GSRC Workshop: Managing Time & Stress in Graduate School