Graduate Studies

Student Success Series

Fall 2020 Workshops

The Student Success Series takes place in the fall and spring. It is a series of workshops designed to help students prepare for graduate school and other professional development opportunities.

Please see below the information pertaining to the workshops scheduled in NOVEMBER.

If you have any questions, please call the Graduate Studies Office at (818) 677-2138.

Please read before you register

  • Please click on the links located under the "Workshop Details and Descriptions" tab to register for one or more of our scheduled workshops.
  • Students must use their CSUN email to register.
  • Students will also need to complete a Zoom Registration Form; our office will send the link to access the form before the scheduled workshop.
  • Once the Zoom Registration form is complete, students will receive a confirmation email with the meeting instructions.

Workshop Details and Descriptions

Requesting Letters of Recommendation & Building Relationships With Faculty
Dr. Allen Lipscomb
Monday, November 2, 2020
3:30 PM- 4:30 PM
Location: Via Zoom

Workshop Description:
The purpose of this workshop is to provide helpful tips for students’ on how to develop mentoring relationships with faculty. In addition, special attention will be given to assist students with requesting recommendation letters from faculty members for academic and career options in their future.

How to Apply to Graduate School and Compose a Successful Statement of Purpose
Dr. Jeanne Robertson
Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Time: 2:30PM-3:30PM
Location: Via Zoom

Workshop Description:
Learn to write a successful Research/Personal statement for your MS and PhD program application! The Research Statement is a very important part of your application - it is your opportunity to showcase your experience, research interests and your ability to write. Thus, both admission to the program and fellowship awards are often based on the strength of your statement. This workshop is aimed at making your statement competitive - bring your ideas and/or draft statements - this will be a hands-on workshop where you will start to write your statement if you haven’t started, or strengthen your current draft.