Pathways to Success Workshops

Pathways to Success Workshops

Pathways to Success Workshops
Pathways to Success Workshops

Pathways to Success workshops are designed to help build a strong graduate community by providing attendees with professional development training beyond the discipline and classroom. Questions? Email gradworkshops@ucf.edu.


Fall 2022 Workshops

Click on the links below for workshop dates and times.

Getting Started in Research at UCF

Finding & Using Academic Sources
Citing and Managing Sources
Identifying and Applying for Graduate Funding Opportunities
Time Management: Strategies for Personal and Academic Success as a Graduate Student

Communicating your Research and Scholarship Series

Three Minute Thesis Information Session and Pitch Workshop
Optimizing Your Online Presence
Thesis and Dissertation Formatting with Word
Networking for Conferences (Virtual vs In-Person)
Communicating Your Research
Writing an Introduction that Distinguishes Your Research
Writing with Clarity

Career Readiness Series

What is a CV?
The Academic Job Search
Apps to Help Organize Your Graduate & Professional Planning
LinkedIn 2.0
Create a Professional Portfolio

Responsible Conduct in Research

A Practical Guide to Preventing Plagiarism – ELECTIVE
Authorship Credit Collaborative Scholarship and Research: Ethical Pitfalls to Avoid – CORE
Can I Use That Image?: How to Legally Use Images, Graphics, and other Copyrighted Materials – ELECTIVE Data Management: Perils of Fabrication, Falsification, and Confidentiality – CORE
Doing the Right Thing: What Every Graduate Student Should Know About Research Misconduct – CORE Ethical Decisions in Grad School and Beyond – ELECTIVE
Ethics:  Personal Integrity as a Graduate Student – CORE
Intellectual and Other Conflicts of Interest: Your Rights and Responsibilities – ELECTIVE
Intellectual Property Rights – ELECTIVE
Recognizing and Avoiding Cognitive Bias in Research – ELECTIVE

How to Attend

Pathways to Success workshops are held each fall, spring, and summer semester at the Graduate Student Center located in Trevor Colbourn Hall, Suite 213. Additional workshops are held online.

A schedule of upcoming events is always available through the UCF Events Calendar, which can be sorted by day, week, and month view. Don’t forget to add these events to your personal calendar through the “Feeds” on the UCF Events Calendar.


Current Workshop Offerings

Academic Integrity (RCR)

Graduate students are expected to conduct themselves with integrity and complete research responsibly. These sessions are open to all graduate students and also fulfill the Academic Integrity training requirement for doctoral students. Please see our Academic Integrity Training page for additional information.

Career Development  

Partnering with UCF Career Services and other offices, we offer workshops to prepare you for life after grad school. These workshops include career support, resume/CV assistance, and interviewing/networking advice. See our Career Preparation page for more information.

Getting Started in Graduate Research

Partnering with UCF CAPS, UCF Libraries, and other campus units, these workshops are designed to help graduate students successfully transition into graduate school while learning how to become a successful researcher. Learn how best manage your time, use tools to organize your research, and how to fund your research. See our Research and Scholarship page for more information.

Communicating Your Research and Scholarship

Partnering with the UCF Libraries and other campus partners, these workshops help prepare you to become a successful researcher, writer, and communicator. Learn about research software resources, communication and presentation skills, thesis and dissertation formatting, and more.

Graduate Grantsmanship Webcourse

The Graduate Grantsmanship Webcourse is intended for those seeking possible future careers in academia, research, and other fields demanding knowledge of research grants. This free resource equips participants with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully obtain external research funding through five modules. Users who complete all five modules and corresponding quizzes will be able to download a printable completion certificate! Access this resource in Webcourses.


Online Resources

Thesis and Dissertation Webcourse

All resources related to the thesis and dissertation process, including information on how to choose an adviser and committee, how to format your document, how to conduct the defense, and more, are located within the Thesis and Dissertation Webcourse.

This FREE, non-credit webcourse is intended for students planning to complete a thesis or dissertation in the future and students already enrolled in thesis and dissertation hours.

Additional information is also available on our Thesis and Dissertation page.

Avoiding Plagiarism

UCF Libraries offers the following free online modules on how to avoid plagiarism using APA Style or MLA Style:

Avoiding Plagiarism Using APA Style (6th ed.)
Avoiding Plagiarism Using APA Style (7th ed.)
Avoiding Plagiarism Using MLA Style (8th ed.)


Graduate Teaching (GTA) Information

Most programs offer assistantships in which students serve as research or teaching associate or assistant. Graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) may be appointed as classroom teachers (instructors of record), co-teachers or classroom assistants, graders, lab assistants, or other roles directly related to classroom instruction. Please see our Graduate Teaching (GTA) Information page for additional details.

GTA Training

GTA training information is available on our GTA Training Requirements page. This training mainly involves self-paced online modules and there is no cost to students. While it’s primarily intended to prepare graduate students to teach at UCF, it is beneficial to any graduate student who may teach in various contexts in their future positions.

Preparing Tomorrow’s Faculty Program

The Karen L. Smith Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning offers a Preparing Tomorrow’s Faculty Program every semester. This is a voluntary program on teaching in higher education, primarily intended for graduate teaching assistants but open to all UCF graduate students. The format for this program is mixed-mode. Participants will be expected to complete a series of online modules and attend six, two-hour meetings, which will be held on the Orlando campus. Participation is limited, so please enroll early. There is no cost associated with registration.