Graduate Studies

Student Success Series

Spring 2021 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 click on the tab below to view and register for one of the scheduled workshops.

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

Please read before you register

  • 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.

Special Note: These workshops might be recorded so it can be shared with other students.

March Workshop Details and Descriptions

Presenting your Research: Designing a Research Presentation HHD & HUM
Dr. Jake Hinkel-Lipsker
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Location: Via Zoom

Workshop Description: 
Effective communication of ideas is an important yet often overlooked aspect of the research process. In this workshop, we will discuss two different types of research presentations:a podium talk using a slideshow and a poster. In doing so, we will discuss how different aspects of presentation design and verbal communication strategies will strengthen future research presentations.

Presenting your Research: Designing a Creative Works Presentation
Professor Patsy Cox
Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Location: Via Zoom

Workshop Description: 
This workshop will strengthen your presentation through tools of developing what is referred to as an “Elevator Pitch”. Through editing, prioritizing and story telling you will articulate your presentation with clarity and emphasis.

Presenting your Research: Designing a Research Presentation S&BS
Dr. Steven Graves
Wednesday, March, 3rd 
Location: Via Zoom

Workshop Detail: Dr. Graves will provide a presentation and discussion to attending students designed to demonstrate and elucidate how to present scholarly research in a conference or professional setting.  Students attending will largely be from the Social Sciences.Presentation materials will include PowerPoints and, perhaps, zoom tools.

Presenting your Research: Designing a Research Presentation CSM & CECS
Dr. Casey terHorst
Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021
Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm
Location: Via Zoom

Workshop Description: 
Research is a collaborative process and an important part of that work is communicating those results to others. However, communicating your research effectively can be difficult. A poorly given research presentation can be painful to listen to, but an excellent presentation can inspire others. In this workshop, we'll discuss some effective strategies for giving a talk or presenting a poster at a conference or other venues.

Women in Academia
Panel Moderated by Amy Levin
Panelist: Dr. Moshoula Capous-Desyllas, Sociology, Dr. Priya Ganguli, Geological Sciences, Dr. Inga Timmerman, Finance
Date: Friday, March 5, 2021
Time: 2:00p.m-3:00p.m
Location: Via Zoom

Workshop Description: This panel of four CSUN faculty will share their experiences navigating graduate school and life as a faculty member.  They will answer questions you have about work/life balance, being a woman in graduate school, and intersectional gender issues one faces as a professor.