Graduate Student Success Events
As a graduate student at UTSA you have the opportunity to take lifelong learning beyond the classroom, enhancing your UTSA 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. In addition, there are a variety of social and networking events specifically for graduate students during the Fall semester.
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 below and use the REGISTER NOW links to register for each event. Themes and stages are not currently being utilized.
|Academic||Early in Program|
|Professional Development||Middle of Program|
|Social / Networking||Late in Program|
Jan 30 Graduate Writing Seminar
• The differences in expectation from undergraduate writing to graduate level work
• The difference between revision and editing
• Creating a vision of writing as a process instead of a product
• Reading critically
• Proper quotation and citation methods
• Tips and tricks to avoid the most common errors in writing
At the conclusion of the presentation, any participant should leave with an understanding of the standards to which he or she will be held when writing for a graduate level course and empowered to seek the necessary aid during their graduate studies. This session is presented by the Judith G. Gardner Center for Writing Excellence.
Feb 13 Graduate Student Skill Development Seminar
Feb 20 Leadership Development Seminar
Empowerment through Leadership
10:00 am – 11:30 am, Downtown Campus, DB 2.302
Description: “Leadership is the challenge to be something more than average.” – Jim Rohn. The idea that leaders are born and not made is a misconception, however successful leadership starts with the ability to lead ourselves. Each of us has the ability to learn leadership skills and has the potential to be an effective leader through empowerment of others. Topics include a discussion on various facets of leadership, leadership through empowerment, and tips to sharpen your leadership skills. Presented by The Graduate School.
Leadership and Communication
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm, Downtown Campus, DB 2.302
Description: “Developing excellent communication skills is absolutely essential to effective leadership. The leader must be able to share knowledge and ideas to transmit a sense of urgency and enthusiasm to others. If a leader can’t get a message across clearly and motivate others to act on it, then having a message doesn’t even matter.” – Gilbert Amelio. This workshop will discuss leading through communication, to include:
- Key principles of communication
- Effective communication skills of leaders
- Communicating your vision
- Communication through social and relational means
- Listening: The most important communication skill for leaders
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.
Plaza Norte Building (PNB) 2.210
Monday - Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm