Graduate Student Success Series

The Graduate Student Success Series offers graduate students a series of themed professionalization events designed to provide an in-depth look into specific elements of the graduate experience. Each event consists of a series of sessions, panels, or interactive workshops that support NIU graduate students in developing the practical skills necessary to complete their degrees. 

Research Strategies and Resources
Monday, January 8, 2024 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
WRITING CENTER | GRAD STUDENTS | ONLINE
Graduate degrees often require a strong understanding of past and current scholarship, which can be difficult to find. Join University Libraries staff, for any or all of these sessions, as they discuss

  • Finding Resources and Getting Research Help
  • Finding and Evaluating Sources: Databases
  • Getting Started with Reference Management Systems
  • Finding and Evaluating Sources: Google Scholar
  • When is it enough? Information Overload and Literature Reviews

Written Components of a Thesis/Dissertation
Tuesday, January 9, 2024 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
WRITING CENTER | GRAD STUDENTS | ONLINE
Writing in graduate school is complicated and includes a range of skills from incorporating outside research effectively to explaining your results clearly. Join Ashley Bartelt, Program Director of the HASC University Writing Center, for any or all of these sessions, as she discusses major components of a thesis/dissertation:

  • Writing an Introduction
  • Writing a Literature Review
  • Writing a Methods Section
  • Writing About Findings
  • Writing a Conclusion

Major Stages of the Thesis/Dissertation Process
Wednesday, January 10, 2024 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
WRITING CENTER | GRAD STUDENTS | ONLINE
Graduate school can be complicated and involves different stages and expectations. Join faculty from various NIU colleges plus the Graduate School, for any or all of these sessions, as they discuss common thesis/dissertation milestones:

  • Competency / Candidacy Exams
  • Preparing a Proposal
  • Research and Writing Practices
  • Delivering a Defense
  • Strategies for Success

This is a collaborative effort sponsored by the University Writing Center (Huskie Academic Success Center), Founders Learning Commons (University Libraries), and the Graduate School. Registration is limited, so act now! Register Now!

Wednesday, January 10 at 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Virtual Event
Event Type

Lectures, Presentations and Workshops

Topic

Academics

Target Audience

Students

Department
Graduate School
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