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Graduate School and Professional Development Workshops and Events

The UNH Graduate School offers a variety of workshops, events, and professional development opportunities throughout the year. From our popular Thesis and Dissertation Workshops to our PFF/PFP sessions, there is something of interest for every student! We also promote events sponsored by other campus departments and organizations, that are related to graduate students, and they are listed below for reference only (to register for those events please see the link provided).

Check out the calendar below to see upcoming events over the next five weeks, view all events for the current term, or see what was offered last year including event attendance rates. BOLD titles denote Graduate School-sponsored events, ITALICIZED titles denote events sponsored by other campus offices, and the bullet colors represent the type of event. Follow the appropriate registration link to sign up for these events!

 

January 2017

  • J-Term Writing Boot Camp (January 9)
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • January 09, 2017, 8:30 am-5:00 pm
    • MUB Room 156 (near Games Room)
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 340
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 27
    • Need to work on your thesis or dissertation? How about making final touches on a publication? Join graduate students for our third annual J-Term writing boot camp. Quiet rooms will be provided in which you will have uninterrupted time to sit and write! You can come 1 day or all 5 days! Coffee, Tea, and Lunch provided
  • J-Term Writing Boot Camp (January 10)
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • January 10, 2017, 8:30 am-5:00 pm
    • MUB Room 156 (Near Games Room)
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 341
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 24
    • Need to work on your thesis or dissertation? How about making final touches on a publication? Join graduate students for our third annual J-Term writing boot camp. Quiet rooms will be provided in which you will have uninterrupted time to sit and write! You can come 1 day or all 5 days! Coffee, Tea, and Lunch provided
  • J-Term Writing Boot Camp (January 11)
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • January 11, 2017, 8:30 am-5:00 pm
    • MUB Room 156 (Near Games Room)
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 342
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 24
    • Need to work on your thesis or dissertation? How about making final touches on a publication? Join graduate students for our third annual J-Term writing boot camp. Quiet rooms will be provided in which you will have uninterrupted time to sit and write! You can come 1 day or all 5 days! Coffee, Tea, and Lunch provided
  • J-Term Writing Boot Camp (January 12)
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • January 12, 2017, 8:30 am-5:00 pm
    • MUB Room 156 (Near Games Room)
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 343
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 24
    • Need to work on your thesis or dissertation? How about making final touches on a publication? Join graduate students for our third annual J-Term writing boot camp. Quiet rooms will be provided in which you will have uninterrupted time to sit and write! You can come 1 day or all 5 days! Coffee, Tea, and Lunch provided
  • J-Term Writing Boot Camp (January 13)
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • January 13, 2017, 8:30 am-5:00 pm
    • MUB Room 156 (Near Games Room)
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 344
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 24
    • Need to work on your thesis or dissertation? How about making final touches on a publication? Join graduate students for our third annual J-Term writing boot camp. Quiet rooms will be provided in which you will have uninterrupted time to sit and write! You can come 1 day or all 5 days! Coffee, Tea, and Lunch provided

 

February 2017

  • First Thursday (Thirsty Moose, Dover NH)
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • February 02, 2017, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    • Thirsty Moose, Dover NH
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 350
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 32
    • Join Graduate Students for our monthly first Thursday social event. Appetizers and pizza provided.
  • Have you been stressed out? Get a wellness tune-up! Graduate Student wellness workshop
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • February 06, 2017, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
    • Classroom 243 Hamel Recreation Center
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 358
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 17
    • The first step to coping with stress is finding out what causes your stress. In this session you will learn about wellness and be guided through an individual wellness assessment. Finding out what aspects of your life are thriving and those that are causing stress can help you gain perspective, learn coping strategies and enhance overall wellness and academic performance. Learn how to be well at UNH by utilizing the services provided by UNH Health Services. In addition to medical care, the center also offers workshops, groups, guided meditation, and yoga classes. Confidential individual education/counseling and wellness coaching is also available. Visit http://www.unh.edu/health-services or call (603) 862-3823. You can also email Dawn Zitney (dawn.zitney@unh.edu) for more information. Brought to you by UNH Health Services and the Graduate School
  • 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Practice Run COMPETITOR Registration (February 22, Flight in Dover)
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • February 22, 2017, 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
    • Flight Coffee Dover NH
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 354
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 7
    • What - The 3MT is a competition in which graduate students present their research in 3 minutes or less using only one powerpoint slide. You are not allowed to use any notecards or props. You must stay within three minutes of speaking time or you will be disqualified. Who - all graduate students are eligible to compete in the 3MT This event is a practice run for the main 3MT competition in April. Come and hone your speaking skills! Prizes will be awarded to the top three presentations.

 

March 2017

  • First Thursday (Thirsty Moose, Dover NH)
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • March 02, 2017, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    • Thirsty Moose, Dover NH
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 351
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 35
    • Join Graduate Students for our monthly first Thursday social event. Appetizers and pizza provided.
  • Dissertation/Thesis Formatting Workshop I
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • March 15, 2017, 8:30 am-12:30 pm
    • Dimond Library Room 235
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 365
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 7
    • The Graduate School is organizing a workshop for students who are planning to submit their final projects and graduate in May. This will be a two-day workshop (same on both days) with facilitators who will be there to answer your questions about formatting your dissertation/thesis. There will also be a quiet time and space for students to write. Lunch provided.
  • Dissertation/Thesis Formatting Workshop II
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • March 16, 2017, 8:30 am-12:30 pm
    • Dimond Library Room 235
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 366
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 11
    • The Graduate School is organizing a workshop for students who are planning to submit their final projects and graduate in May. This will be a two-day workshop with facilitators who will be there to answer your questions about formatting your dissertation/thesis. There will also be a quiet time and space for students to write. Lunch provided.
  • Build Your Brand/Social Media Workshop
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • March 21, 2017, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    • Trustees Board Room (Thompson Hall)
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 363
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 9
    • How can you use Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn most effectively to highlight your research and network? Are you interested in creating a website to promote your work? Join Tyler Wentworth, Senior Producer with UNH Communications and Public Affairs, to learn how social media and branding can be essential for your professional development success. Pizza will be provided!
  • My IDP (Individual Development Plan) Workshop
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • March 22, 2017, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    • Dimond Library, Room 537 (Fifth Floor,far right)
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 375
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 12
    • You are putting a lot of time and effort into pursuing your PhD degree. Now it's time to focus on how to leverage your expertise into a satisfying and productive career. An individual development plan (IDP) helps you explore career possibilities and set goals to follow the career path that fits you best. (Lunch Provided)
  • Thesis and Dissertation Workshop 1
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • March 23, 2017, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
    • Thompson Hall Trustees' Board Room
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 373
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 14
    • The UNH Graduate School offers free Thesis and Dissertation Workshops on a first come first serve basis at various times throughout the semester. These workshops are recommended for students who are within 1 year of completing their thesis/dissertation. The workshops last about 45 minutes and cover the basics of formatting and submitting your thesis or dissertation. We will spend the majority of time addressing the most common formatting errors that we see students make.
  • Thesis and Dissertation Workshop 2
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • March 27, 2017, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
    • Thompson Hall Trustees' Board Room
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 370
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 10
    • The UNH Graduate School offers free Thesis and Dissertation Workshops on a first come first serve basis at various times throughout the semester. These workshops are recommended for students who are within 1 year of completing their thesis/dissertation. The workshops last about 45 minutes and cover the basics of formatting and submitting your thesis or dissertation. We will spend the majority of time addressing the most common formatting errors that we see students make.
  • Posters Sponsored by the GSS!
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • March 28, 2017, 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
    • Whittemore Center Arena
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 378
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 142
    • Please register to be considered for a random drawing of 10 poster sponsorship by the Graduate Student Senate! This drawing is open to graduate students who are presenting a poster at the GRC on April 10th. Priority is given to students who do not have access to free printing or external funding for printing (this is a needs based drawing for students). The drawing will be announced next week. Please register ASAP!
  • Leveraging Your LinkedIn
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • March 29, 2017, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
    • T-Hall, Board of Trustees Room
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 376
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 13
    • Are you looking to create or boost your LinkedIn Profile? This workshop will cover more facts and secrets to personalize your connections, focus on your niche, gain information about groups and more. Join Megan Hales and fellow graduate students for this hands on workshop and discussion on LinkedIn. Also, come to this event to find out how to get a complimentary professional headshot taken! Lunch will be provided.

 

April 2017

  • First Thursday (Thirsty Moose, Dover NH)
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • April 06, 2017, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    • Thirsty Moose, Dover NH
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 352
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 26
    • Join Graduate Students for our monthly first Thursday social event. Appetizers and pizza provided.
  • Take a Grad to Lunch!
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • April 11, 2017, 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
    • Holloway Commons Conference Rooms
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 377
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 0 (This event is FULL, register to get on the waitlist)
    • Please register to obtain a meal ticket on April 11th to be used from 11:30am-2:00pm as part of the oral presentation day. You can pick up the meal ticket on April 11th and it can be used at Holloway Commons Dining Hall that day.
  • Thesis and Dissertation Workshop 3
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • April 12, 2017, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
    • Thompson Hall Trustees' Board Room
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 371
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 11
    • The UNH Graduate School offers free Thesis and Dissertation Workshops on a first come first serve basis at various times throughout the semester. These workshops are recommended for students who are within 1 year of completing their thesis/dissertation. The workshops last about 45 minutes and cover the basics of formatting and submitting your thesis or dissertation. We will spend the majority of time addressing the most common formatting errors that we see students make.
  • Graduate Student Movie Night!
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • April 12, 2017, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    • MUB Theater II
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 364
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 32
    • Come watch the PhD movie with fellow graduate students as part of Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GPSAW). Piled Higher and Deeper follows the lives of two graduate students as they learn to cope with life in grad school. Popcorn and cookies provided!
  • Gender and Implicit Bias in STEM: a panel discussion with UNH Women in Science
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • April 13, 2017, 12:40 pm-2:00 pm
    • Horton 204
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 379
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 6
    • Join our panel to discuss the subtle cognitive biases we all harbor subconsciously that hinder gender diversity in STEM, the progress we’ve made, and how to continue improving. Panelists include Karen Graham, Ruth Varner, Rich Smith, and Emily Austin. Free sandwiches (sponsored by the Senior Vice Provost for Research) for those who register by 4/5
  • Thesis and Dissertation Workshop 4
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • April 17, 2017, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
    • Thompson Hall Trustees' Board Room
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 372
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 14
    • The UNH Graduate School offers free Thesis and Dissertation Workshops on a first come first serve basis at various times throughout the semester. These workshops are recommended for students who are within 1 year of completing their thesis/dissertation. The workshops last about 45 minutes and cover the basics of formatting and submitting your thesis or dissertation. We will spend the majority of time addressing the most common formatting errors that we see students make.
  • 3 Minute Thesis Challenge Competitor Registration (First Round Part 1: April 20th, 1-3pm)
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • April 20, 2017, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm
    • Memorial Union Building Theater II
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 348
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 2
    • Please register if you are interested in competing in the 2nd annual three minute thesis challenge. This competition is open to all graduate students (both masters and PhD). Please note there are two scheduled times (part 1 or part 2) to compete in the first round for this competition (select a date/time that works best for you): The first round will be held on April 20th from 1-3pm in MUB Theater I and April 21st from 9:30-11:30am in MUB Theater II. The top competitors from the first round will advance to the final round which will be held on April 26th from 2-4pm in MUB Theater II. No registration is required for the final round as we will know the competitors who advance. If you compete in the first round be sure that you are available for the final round on April 26th. For information regarding rules please visit our webpage: https://www.gradschool.unh.edu/tmt.php You will have 3 Minutes to present your thesis using only 1 powerpoint slide. You may not use any props - note cards or speaking prompts. Spots are limited
  • 3 Minute Thesis Challenge Competitor Registration (First Round Part 2: April 21st, 9:30am-11:30am)
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • April 21, 2017, 9:30 am-11:30 am
    • MUB Theater I
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 349
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 4
    • Please register if you are interested in competing in the 2nd annual three minute thesis challenge. This competition is open to all graduate students (both masters and PhD). Please note there are two scheduled times (part 1 or part 2) to compete in the first round for this competition (select a date/time that works best for you): The first round will be held on April 20th from 1-3pm in MUB Theater I and April 21st from 9:30-11:30am in MUB Theater II. The top competitors from the first round will advance to the final round which will be held on April 26th from 2-4pm in MUB Theater II. No registration is required for the final round as we will know the competitors who advance. If you compete in the first round be sure that you are available for the final round on April 26th. For information regarding rules please visit our webpage: https://www.gradschool.unh.edu/tmt.php You will have 3 Minutes to present your thesis using only 1 powerpoint slide. You may not use any props - note cards or speaking prompts. Spots are limited

 

May 2017

  • First Thursday (Thirsty Moose, Dover NH)
    • Register for this event on our website.
    • May 04, 2017, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    • Thirsty Moose, Dover NH
    • Course Reference Number (CRN): 353
    • Spaces/Seats Left: 44
    • Join Graduate Students for our monthly first Thursday social event. Appetizers and pizza provided.
  • Event Bullet Color Codes:
  • green square  General
  • gray square  Networking
  • dark blue square  PFF
  • light gray square  Research
  • orange square  Wellness
  • black square  Writing