College of Graduate Studies

March Reminders from the Graduate College

March Reminders from the Graduate College

Special Professional Development Issue

Spring is right around the corner – in fact, we will all “spring ahead” with Daylight Saving Time this Sunday the 12th. The College of Graduate Studies is also springing ahead with the continuous planning and adding of new professional development opportunities. We have provided more interactive workshops, which have been very well-received, such as the Elevator Pitch  – Presenting Yourself in partnership with Career Services and Editing Your Perfect LinkedIn Profile with Mary Jo Borden of the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. We have also cross-promoted with the Career Center, University Libraries, and the College of Medicine in an effort to bring awareness to other professional development opportunities and increase participation. We are working on a survey that will attempt to uncover what you want and need in professional and personal development, but you don’t have to wait for the survey to let us know. You can email suggestions to Teri Green at GradCollegeProgramming@utoledo.edu or a personal communication to Dean Amanda at Amanda.Bryant-Friedrich@utoledo.edu .

In our communication last month, we shared some upcoming changes at the College of Graduate Studies, including a request for proposals for new graduate programs. As the university strives to develop its new strategic directions, it is important that graduate education remain actual, relevant and the highest of quality. If you have a graduate program in mind that you would like to see the University of Toledo offer, please respond to the request for proposals by going to the New or Modified Graduate Program Proposals website : http://www.utoledo.edu/graduate/gradproposals.html. This proposal will be accessible to graduate students as well as faculty and we encourage collaborative proposals between all constituents.   All proposals should be submitted by midnight, April 30, 2017.

College of Graduate Studies Current Students
MyUT Portal Graduate Tab
419.530.GRAD (4723)


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CALENDAR 2016 – 2017

The Graduate College is pleased to present, sponsor, and collaborate with other offices to bring you programming in Academic Planning, Academic Enhancements, Career Development, Thesis and Dissertation Services, and Graduate Writing. Please take a few minutes to review the program descriptions and make sure to “Save the Date” on any you are interested in. We have added workshops for the summer semester with more to follow. Questions and suggestions may be directed to Teri Green at GradCollegeProgramming@utoledo.edu


Week of March 13 – 17  

LAUNCH YOUR CAREER! NETWORKING AND JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES – Career Services

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 70% of all jobs are found through networking. Networking is essential for career development and job search techniques, but even the most confident of us can get tongue-tied when starting conversations with potential employers. Learn the guidelines for communicating and networking with employers that will help you get your foot in the door! This program will teach you effective networking strategies, utilizing online resources to find employment, preparing employer presentations, and attending career fairs/recruitment events. This session is open to all graduate students CLICK HERE TO REGISTER – Please bring a laptop with you to work on searches!

  • Monday, March 13th from 2 – 3 pm in Student Union 2591 (Main Campus)
  • Tuesday, March 14th from 4 -5 pm in Collier Building 1030 (Health Science Campus)

EDITING YOUR PERFECT LINKEDIN PROFILE

Did you know that LinkedIn completely changed their desktop platform in February? If you have not returned to your LinkedIn profile since you created it, or you are needing to take your profile to the next level, then this is the workshop for you! Our facilitator, Mary Jo Borden, M.Ed., from the College of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences will be focused on assisting individuals update their LinkedIn profile to best suit their needs, with the primary focus being the development and/or improvement of the Profile Summary. She will be assisted by Teri Green of the College of Graduate Studies. Please bring your own laptop to participate in this workshop. Special Bonus: Dress professionally if you wish to take a headshot photo to add to your LinkedIn account! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Prior to the workshop
Create your account at https://www.linkedin.com
Use this handout to review and edit your profile prior to the workshop: LinkedIn Tips and Profile Suggestions
Bring a laptop or tablet to work on your profile in the workshop

  • Thursday March 16, 2017 from NOON – 1:30 pm on Collier Building 2409 (Health Science Campus)
  • Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 5:00 – 6:30 pm on Field House Room 1220 (Main Campus)

RESEARCH IN ENGINEERING – Library Workshop

Overview of library resources and services for graduate students in Engineering. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Learning Objectives: Access the library catalog, e-journal finder, and subject research databases / Construct an individual research profile that incorporates the use of folders, search histories, and alerts / Create an interlibrary loan account

  • Wednesday, March 15 at 1:00 pm in McMaster Engineering Library, Palmer 2600

INTERNET PRIVACY – Library Workshop

This workshop will teach you how to keep your personal information private online, helping you keep a Google search of your name positive! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Learning Objectives: How to lock down your social media to the most private settings / What you agree to in a license agreement / How to see what potential employers will see on your social media accounts.
Best for: Undergraduates or those new to social media or anyone wanting to change their social media “footprint”

  • Thursday, March 16 at 3:00 pm in Carlson Library 1025

Week of March 20 – 24

ENDNOTE CITATION MANAGEMENT – Library Workshop

Learn to use the EndNote software to collect citations, attach full text, annotate and organize, and ultimately create bibliographies for research papers and manuscripts. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Learning Objectives: How to acquire and organize literature citations in EndNote / How to use EndNote to give proper credit via citing literature in your work.

Useful Links/Guides: EndNote Library Management

  • Monday, March 20 at 4:00 pm in Carlson Library 1025

Week of March 27 – March 31

RESEARCH IN ENGINEERING – Library Workshop

Overview of library resources and services for graduate students in Engineering. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Learning Objectives: Access the library catalog, e-journal finder, and subject research databases / Construct an individual research profile that incorporates the use of folders, search histories, and alerts / Create an interlibrary loan account

  • Tuesday, March 28 at 3:00 pm in McMaster Engineering Library, Palmer 2600

Week of April 3 – 7

ENDNOTE CITATION MANAGEMENT – Library Workshop

Learn to use the EndNote software to collect citations, attach full text, annotate and organize, and ultimately create bibliographies for research papers and manuscripts. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Learning Objectives: How to acquire and organize literature citations in EndNote / How to use EndNote to give proper credit via citing literature in your work.

Useful Links/Guides: EndNote Library Management

  • Wednesday, April 5 at 4:00 pm in Carlson Library 1025

COMPANY RESEARCH FOR THE JOB HUNT – Library Workshop

Going on a job interview? Want to write a targeted cover letter? Looking for companies in a particular location or industry? Learn how to use company research databases and company websites to assist your job hunt. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Learning Objectives: Use various research systems to retrieve information / Examine and compare information from various sources in order to evaluate reliability, validity, accuracy, authority, timeliness, and point of view or bias

Useful Links/Guides: Career & Job Information / Business Sources

  • Thursday, April 6 at 11:00 am in Carlson Library 1025

Week of April 10 – 14

PREPARE TO SUCCEED! EFFECTIVE INTERVIEWING TECHNIQUES – Career Services Workshop

This program is designed to improve your interviewing skills and equip you for the next steps in the interview process. We will focus on the preparedness components and interviewing strategies of a successful interview. Preparation for an interview includes punctuality, a padfolio, and professional attire. Interviewing strategy includes answering interview-style questions and format-specific approaches to the various types of interviews including telephone, Skype, panel, and one-on-one meetings. These sessions are open to all graduate students CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

  • Monday, April 10th from 2 – 3 pm in Student Union 2591 (Main Campus)
  • Thursday, April 13th from 4 – 5 pm in Collier Building 1030 (Health Science Campus)

THE LITERATURE REVIEW – WRITE IT UP!

This program will cover the basics of organizing and writing your literature review in order to maximize your research. Activities designed to enhance skills in synthesizing and summarizing will be conducted and handouts will include annotated sample literature reviews and lists of questions to ask and answer as you write, which will help provide focus and structure to your writing. REGISTRATION NOT YET AVAILABLE.

  • Thursday, April 13 from 5:30 – 7:00pm (Main Campus location TBA)
  • Tuesday, April 11 from 5:30 – 7:00pm (Health Science Campus location TBA)

Coming this Summer!

DISSERTATION BOOT CAMP

Sponsored by the College of Graduate Studies, University Libraries, and the Writing Center

Three-day (15 hours) workshop providing dedicated space and time to focus on writing, access to librarians, and daily quick-topic tutorials. Facilitators will be available for one-on-one assistance. Healthy snacks and guided stretching breaks included! More details coming soon. REGISTRATION NOT YET AVAILABLE.

  • July or August
  • Thursday 4 – 9pm, Friday 1 – 6pm, Saturday 10-3pm
  • Carlson Library

More workshops being added for the summer include social mixers from Career Services, Beginner and Advanced LinkedIn creation and use, and library topics. Stay tuned!

Remember, all professional development programs are open to all graduate students in all degree programs on all campuses.

Questions and suggestions may be directed to Teri Green at GradCollegeProgramming@utoledo.edu


Cross Promotion with College of Medicine

***Please note that while the College of Medicine workshops are open to any interested graduate student, they are developed and facilitated by the College of Medicine, and any questions regarding registration, content, date, or location should be directed to Michelle Arbogast at 419-383-6248

COMMUNICATION/IMPROVISATION
Improving body language. Improv sessions. No props talk. Facilitated by James Stover – Theater Dept.

  • Thursday, March 30 from 5:30 – 6:30pm in TBA

MEDICAL WRITING CAREER
Facilitated by Jean Overmeyer and Nicole Northrop – MMS Holdings, Inc.

  • Thursday, April 6 from 5:30 – 6:30pm in TBA

SCIENCE POLICY CAREER
Speaker: M. Kair ElZarrad, Senior Policy Analyst, National Institutes of Health

  • Thursday, April 13 from 5:30 – 6:30pm in Collier Building Room 1050 (HSC)

INTERVIEW DO’S AND DON’T’S
Faciliated by Joan Trempe, former Director of the Academic Enrichment Center.

  • Thursday, April 20 from 5:30 – 6:30 in TBA

GRADUATION & COMMENCEMENT

Graduation Application
Spring
If you missed the deadline to apply for Spring 2017 graduation, it’s not too late! Please submit your application through the MyUT portal as soon as possible. As the deadline has passed, we are unable to guarantee that your name will appear in the Spring Commencement Program. All graduation applications for Spring must be processed no later than May 5th.
Summer
It’s not too early to apply if you are planning for a Summer 2017 graduation (Deadline: May 26th)! Please submit your application through the MyUT portal. Remember, you have to be registered for a minimum of one graduate credit hour in the semester in which you plan on graduating.

Planning Information

Check out our newly updated Graduation Overview webpage for all information regarding graduation, commencement, diplomas, transcripts, fees, and more.

Degree Audits

Our office is working on getting out the spring degree audits, which will be sent to your UTAD email account, but you can print off one of our newly revised Graduation Completion Checklists to keep yourself on track in the meantime.

Commencement Ceremony Information – university wide, except College of Medicine and Life Sciences

Questions and suggestions?

Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Nursing: Teri Green at teresa.green@utoledo.edu
All other colleges: Elissa Falcone at GCAcademicSvcs@utoledo.edu


CAREER SERVICES RECRUITING EVENTS

Please visit http://www.utoledo.edu/success/career/events/ for Spring 2017 Recruitment Events and registration. Save the Date!

Events include: Paralegal Studies Career Fair, Peace Corps, Toledo Metroparks, College of Engineering Spring Career Expo, College of Nursing Career Fair, Toledo Zoo, College of Education UTEACH Job Fair, Family Service of NW Ohio, and more!


GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION (GSA)

The GSA is an organization that represents the concerns of approximately 5,000 graduate students at the University of Toledo. The GSA sponsors many programs and provides funding to subsidize conference and symposium travel. Additionally, the GSA serves on numerous university-wide committees and organizes social events to help students develop contacts both on and off campus. Please visit the GSA website for updated information on meetings, events, programs, and funding.

Events

“I can’t be a pessimist because I am alive”. Intersectional story-telling, educational agency, and mindful resistance under a U.S. autocracy. Join the GSA and the Judith herb College of Education and the College of Arts and Letters in welcoming Dra. Aurora Chang for a dynamic and interactive speaking engagement

March 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Health and Human Service building Room 1711 B & C.

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Meetings

  • Tuesday, March 14: Meeting at Main Campus in Student Union- Ingman Room, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday, April 12: Meeting at Health Science Campus in HEB 103, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

GSA Executive Officers / GSA College Representatives / Meeting Schedule / Contact & Calendar


ELECTRONIC THESES AND DISSERTATIONS

For students completing a thesis or dissertation and who plan on graduating in the Spring 2017 term, please carefully review the deadlines associated with the entire process, from applying to graduate to submitting your ETD to OhioLINK.  Resources for formatting, intellectual property concerns, submission, publication, and more are found on our website.

Deadlines  /    Start Here! Three Simple Steps    /    Document Preparation  /  ETD Submission

https://www.ohiolink.edu/sites/ohiolink.edu/files/WebsiteLogo.jpgFinal ETD Upload Deadline

Friday, April 28th by 11:59 pm to the OhioLINK ETD Center

ETD OPEN LABS: FORMATTING AND SUBMISSION

This program provides one-on-one assistance with formatting issues and uploading your ETD to the OhioLINK ETD Center. This is not a lecture or presentation. Must bring own laptop for sessions on the Health Science Campus. Save your document to your laptop or H:drive or thumb drive. There will be one or two facilitators circulating to provide assistance. Please CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the session(s) you wish to attend.

  • Tuesday, April 11 from 3 – 5 in MLB 129 (HSC)
  • Wednesday, April 12 from 3 – 5 in CL 1025 (MC)
  • Monday, April 17 from 3 – 5 in CL 1025 (MC)

Questions or suggestions may be directed to Teri Green at etdsvcs@utoledo.edu


ACADEMIC PLANNING

New Students

To ensure an accurate degree audit and fulfillment of your graduation requirements, you need to submit a complete Plan of Study for your degree—Doctoral, Masters, and Certificate—to the Graduate College office by the end of your first term or completion of 12 graduate credit hours.

  • If you are not a new student and have not yet completed a Plan of Study, please consult your adviser and do so immediately

Students Completing a Dissertation, Thesis, Scholarly Project, or Field Experience

To monitor and record timely compliance with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, we require the submission of the Graduate Research and Advisory Committee Approval & Assurances form prior to beginning any research and as soon as a committee has been formed. Known as the GRAD form, it addresses types of research and approvals obtained, timing of publication, and committee formation.

  • If you are already conducting research and have not completed and submitted the GRAD form, please consult with your PI or Committee Chair and do so immediately

GRAD Form Timelines

Dissertation: after the acceptance of the dissertation proposal and completion of didactic coursework
Thesis: at the end of the second semester or no later than the end of the third semester
Projects and Field Experiences: prior to conducting the actual research

Academic Program Forms

All forms required during the course of your degree journey are found on our Academic Program Forms page. These are the official forms produced by the College of Graduate Studies and also the most current. Please use the forms directly from our website. The forms are fillable PDFs and for accurate and timely processing, please type all information into the form before signing, and please obtain all required signatures before submitting to our office.


GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION

All new graduate students must fulfill the graduate orientation requirement. Spring 2017 orientation includes a self-directed online orientation and three supplemental modules. We ask that all new degree-seeking graduate students complete the requirements by the end of the fall semester. After completing the three modules, be sure to continue on and complete the remainder of the required online graduate orientation and submit the form at the end.

Resources for New Students   / Self-Directed Online Orientation and modules  / Questions? Email us


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