Online Workshops

Online Workshops

Online Workshops
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Online Workshops

Available Workshops

For the latest list of online workshops available, please log into your myUCF Student Center then scroll down to the Graduate Students section and select Pathways to Success. Once in the Pathways to Success search area, search by the “online” category.

Thesis and Dissertation Webcourse

Use this comprehensive Webcourse to learn about the university’s thesis and dissertation requirements. Students at every stage of the process can find vital information on policies, procedures, formatting resources, and more. This non-credit Webcourse is designed to help students learn important skills for completing their thesis or dissertation through five self-paced modules.

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Graduate Grantsmanship Webcourse

The Graduate Grantsmanship Web course is intended for those seeking possible future careers in academia, research, and other fields demanding knowledge of research grants. This Web course will equip graduate students and postdocs with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully obtain external research funding through five modules.

Graduate Students must register for GPD 501: Online Graduate Grantsmanship through their myUCF Student Center under the Graduate Students section then Pathways to Success. Once enrolled, you will be sent an email with a link to the Web course. Postdocs: please email gradworkshops@ucf.edu for a registration link.

All five modules and corresponding module quizzes must be completed for the Pathways to Success Training Summary to be marked as completed. Training Summaries will be updated within 30 days of completion of all five modules. You can access your Training Summary in your myUCF Student Center under Graduate Students then Pathways to Success then Your Graduate Workshops.


Presentation Skills – Online

Does the idea of giving a presentation freak you out? I have good news and bad news. Bad news: presentations are unavoidable in your courses and in your future career path. Good news: presentation skills are something you can easily improve! This session will provide some tips, tricks, and ideas for how to become a better presenter.

Please note: Students will receive a link to participate online upon registration.


Endote and RefWorks: Citing Made Easy – Online

Citation Management Tools allow you to dedicate more time to research! Join us to learn how to export citations from library databases, organize citations, generate bibliographies, and format citations in a Word document. Endnote & RefWorks can help make managing your references and formatting citations easy! This online webinar will briefly introduce the basics for BOTH products.

Please note: Students will receive a link to participate online upon registration in myUCF


Planning Poster Presentations – Online

Planning a research poster session? Learn the basics of poster design and tips for editing free PowerPoint poster templates. This session reviews poster elements for layout, graphics, printing, and includes examples of well-designed posters.

Please note: Students will receive a link to participate online upon registration in myUCF.


Library Research and Literature Review Strategies – Online

What strategies do you use to conduct library research? This session highlights effective strategies to locate sources for literature reviews and research projects. Learn about options for citation tracking, database searches, setting publication alerts/notifications, Google Scholar tips, and examine literature review examples.

Please note: Students will receive a link to participate online upon registration in myUCF.


Academic Job Search – Webinar

Are you prepared to begin the job search process? This workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of the academic job search. We will discuss the job search timeline, pre-application and application process, as well as expectations of faculty interviews.

Please note: Students will receive a link to participate online upon registration in myUCF.


What is a CV? – Webinar

How does a CV differ from a resume? Techniques to target academic and professional positions will be discussed.  Discover the components and formats to create a document that effectively communicates your professional background.

Please note: Students will receive a link to participate online upon registration in myUCF.


Create a Professional Portfolio – Webinar

Understand the importance of showcasing your skills, experiences and accomplishments through the use of a portfolio.  Compare the advantages of both a hard copy and an electronic portfolio.

Please note: Students will receive a link to participate online upon registration in myUCF.


Lacking Experience or Changing Careers? Combination Resumes that Work – Webinar

A combination resume is an excellent resume format for students who are changing careers and for students who don’t have significant experience in their field of interest.  Learn strategies to develop a combination resume that highlights your transferable skills and accomplishments.

Please note: Students will receive a link to participate online upon registration in myUCF.


How it Works for You: Networking Techniques

Overcome fears and anxiety related to networking by using outcome based thinking. Learn what to do before, during and after a networking event.

Please note: Students will receive a link to participate online upon registration in myUCF.


Formatting Your Thesis/Dissertation: An Online Demonstration in MS Word

Whether already enrolled in thesis/dissertation hours, or just beginning the proposal, this online demonstration will prepare you to meet UCF’s formatting requirements, including: how to use Word Styles to correctly format headings and subheadings, generate a linked table of contents, convert your file to a bookmarked PDF, and other Word functions to help you achieve the best formatting for your thesis or dissertation.

Students will be invited to this Webcourse Conference at the date and time listed for the workshop. To access the session, students must first be enrolled in the Thesis and Dissertation Webcourse.


Avoiding Plagiarism

The UCF library offers free online modules on how to avoid plagiarism using APA Style or MLA Style

Avoiding Plagiarism Using APA Style (6th ed.)

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Avoiding Plagiarism Using MLA Style (8th ed.)

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Please note you will need your NID and NID password to login to this module.


Conducting a Literature Review

The UCF library offers this free online module which will help highlight tools to conduct a literature review.

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Please note you will need your NID and NID password to login to this module.


ETDplus Virtual Workshops

The ETD+ Virtual Workshop Series is a set of free introductory training resources on crucial data curation and digital longevity techniques for electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) and affiliated files.

Workshop topics include:

Each module is approximately 15-20 minutes each and includes the supplemental material including slides, a guidance brief (booklet), and a printable handout summarizing key takeaways and learning objectives.

As a reminder, information about UCF thesis and dissertation resources is located here:
https://graduate.ucf.edu/thesis-and-dissertation/.


Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Therapy Assisted Online (TAO) Self Help

Provided by UCF Counseling and Psychological Services, Therapy Assisted Online (TAO) Self Help is an interactive, web-based program that provides assistance to help overcome anxiety, depression, and other concerns. TAO is based on well researched and highly effective strategies.

You can choose to view short, but helpful videos, take part in brief exercises, use logs to track moods and progress, and have access to a Mindfulness Library. All UCF students are eligible for TAO Self-Help. You just need a Knights email address.

Kognito

Provided by UCF Counseling and Psychological Services, Kognito is a set of role-play, avatar modules to educate faculty, staff, and students about mental health and suicide prevention (which we know supports improved academic performance, student retention, and campus safety).

It is an aviator/simulation online tool that allows users to enter a virtual environment and engage in role-play conversations with emotionally-responsive virtual humans. Through practice and receiving personalized feedback, users learn and assess their competency to lead similar conversations in real life.