Graduate Studies

Student Success Series

Fall 2022 Workshops

The Student Success Series takes place in the fall and spring semesters. This series of workshops is designed to support current graduate students in building skills to succeed in their graduate programs and provides other professional development opportunities.

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

Workshop schedule will be available in September. 
Please click on the tab below to view and register for one of the scheduled workshops.

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.

OCTOBER WORKSHOPS: Workshops Details and Descriptions

Parent Scholar Panel
Michelle Anderson, MSW Graduate Student
Melissa Baghoumian, USU-BOD Finance Chair
Liz Belknap, Math Major/Credentialing Candidate
Date: Friday, October 7th
Time: 12:30pm-1:30 pm
Moderator: Wendy Brown or Amy Levin
Location: Via Zoom

About this workshop: Did you know that CSUN has parent-scholars? The three panelists in this workshop will explore the parent-scholar identity and how it differs from the ‘traditional’ college student. Panelists will discuss the following: their personal experiences; how campus leaders can advocate for scholarships; discuss the effects/outcomes on their dependents when parent scholars are Involved in higher learning; and the generational effects of student development and success. Attendees will learn why the parent-scholar experience is critical for furthering campus inclusion and equity efforts.
Special Note: This workshop will be recorded.

SELECT HERE TO REGISTER

Women in Academia
Panel
Dr. Yarma Velazquez Vargas, Chicana/o Studies Department
Dr. Carmen Saunders-Russell, Health Science Department
Dr.Maryam Tabibzadeh, Department of Manufacturing Systems Engineering & Management
Moderator: Wendy Brown or Amy Levin
Date: Tuesday, October 11th
Time: 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Location: Via Zoom

About this workshop: ​​This panel of three CSUN faculty will share their experiences navigating graduate school and life as a female 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.
Special Note: This workshop will be recorded.

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Men of Color in Academia Panel
Dr. Daniel Olmos, Department of Sociology
Dr. Allen Lipscomb, Department of Social Work
Dr. Joe Bautisa, Department of Art
Date: Monday, October 17th
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Moderator: Wendy Brown or Amy Levin
Location: Via Zoom

About this workshop
: This panel of three 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 Man of color in graduate school, and intersectional gender issues one faces as a professor.
Special Note: This workshop will be recorded.

SELECT HERE TO REGISTER

NOVEMBER WORKSHOPS: Workshops Details and Descriptions

Financing Your Graduate Education: The Higher Education Hustle
Speaker:
Pauline Serrano
Date: Monday, November 7th
Time: 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: Via Zoom

About this workshop: In this workshop, former CSUN alumni and current professor will discuss the process behind obtaining the necessary funds to support yourself as you navigate higher education. Topics include how to start writing, how to seek mentorship, and how to ask for letters of recommendation.
Special Note: This workshop will be recorded.

SELECT HERE TO REGISTER