Graduate Student Success

Graduate Student Success Events

As a graduate student at UTSA you have the opportunity to take learning beyond the classroom, enhancing your academic experience in all stages of your graduate career.  By attending these free events, you will sharpen your skills in the areas of academic and professional/career development and you will take an active role in your success as a student and career professional.  Visit the Online Resources page for a list of available online workshops.

NEW: Graduate Students now have the opportunity to receive a Graduate Student Success Certificate of Completion for attending 5 or more Graduate School sponsored workshops/events in any given semester.

Please review our complete list of current semester offerings. Use the key below to select the themes and stages that best describe your current status as a graduate student and your area of interest.

Themes Stages
  Academic   Early in Program
  Professional Development   Middle of Program
  Social / Networking   Late in Program
  Doctoral Students  



Job Search Preparedness Seminar
Saturday, July 25
Downtown Campus, DB 2.222

Interactive Resume Development, 10:00 am - 11:30 am


Description: Join with the University Career Center in an interactive workshop that will assist you in developing a marketable resume. This document will be your “first impression” on employers or program representatives! Let’s make them sharp!! We recommend that you bring items that will help you get a head start as you work on these documents, such as electronic versions of your resume, lists of presentations, articles, research, references, and a working cover letter. Our hope is that you will walk away with a finished product!

Link Up with LinkedIn, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm


Description: Want to know how to network with over 90 million professionals all at the click of your mouse?  Join us for a workshop devoted to the world’s number one professional networking website, LinkedIn.  Learn the tips and tricks to exchange information, ideas and opportunities as well as use LinkedIn for the following:

  • Stay informed about your contacts and industry
  • Find the people & knowledge you need to achieve your goals
  • Manage your professional identity online
  • Ask questions and seek the advice of professionals in various career fields

Facilitated by the University Career Center.


Selecting a Thesis or Dissertation Chair

Thursday, July 23
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Description:  Selecting a thesis or dissertation chair can be one of the most important decisions a graduate student makes during their program.  This one single decision can either propel your academic career forward or stifle and slow down your road to graduation.  This workshop will discuss:

  1. The role of the thesis or dissertation chair
  2. Questions to consider in your selection
  3. Choosing your chair wisely
  4. Personality traits to avoid

Presented by The Graduate School office.

Unable to attend a session? Visit our Online Workshops & Resources page to view a selection of our workshops online.

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