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  


Sept. 18: Successfully Working in Groups
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
BSE 2.102

Description: This workshop will give guidance and useful approaches to working in groups in graduate school.  In addition, the information will provide attendees with the tools and strategies for establishing group expectations, managing your time effectively, and how best to prevent conflict between group members.  This workshop will also cover how best to tackle different group projects such as writing assignments and presentations.  Presented by the Tomas Rivera Center Graduate Student Learning Assistance.

Sept. 22 – 27: Graduate Student Career Week

Description: The Graduate School and the University Career Center bring you Career Week. Career week is an annual event that features workshops and special events to enhance professional development and assist with your job search. For more information and to register for events, visit the Graduate Student Career Week page.

Sept. 29 – Oct 2: Webinar Week

Description: The Graduate School provides a series of webinars each semester to meet the needs of those students who are not able to attend on-campus / in-person workshops. We call this webinar week! To view the complete list of webinar topics, descriptions, and how to register please visit the Webinar Week page.

Oct. 7: Proposal Development and Navigating Federal Granting Agencies
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
JPL 4.04.22

Description: This workshop will cover in-depth principles of successful grant writing, starting with the planning phase of a proposal to the actual construction of the proposal itself. Special attention will be paid to the perspectives of grant reviewers and how to write in ways that will meet their expectations. This workshop is presented by the Office of Research Support.

Oct. 9: Personal Problem Solving Strategies
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
BSE 2.102

Description: This session will focus on how to maximize your success in graduate school and beyond. Presented is a problem solving tool and self-regulated assessment for engagement. This session provides hands-on practice, practical application instruction, and the opportunity to tailor your support at UTSA.

Endnote Workshops: Sept 24, 30 & Oct 11, 18       
Various Times Available
JPL 3.03.32A - Computer Classroom Side A

Description:  Offered by UTSA Libraries, this workshop covers the basics of using Endnote to manage your citations and save time.  We will show you how to create References, manage your library, and use Cite While You Write with Microsoft Word.  Please bring your laptop with Endnote already installed. Login to ASAP and click the ‘Software Downloads’ tab to install EndNote. If you are a Mac user, be sure to install Mozilla Firefox prior to the workshop. If these dates and times do not work for you, UTSA Library staff can set up one-on-one Endnote consultations.  We look forward to seeing you! 

Thesis/Dissertation Formatting Workshops (dates vary)


Each semester, The Graduate School offers multiple Thesis/Dissertation Formatting webinars and/or workshops. Students whose program requires a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation are strongly encouraged to attend a formatting webinar or workshop. All sessions are identical and cover the following information:

  • The Graduate School's required formatting
  • Review of the formatting template
  • Preliminary and Final Deadlines
  • Preliminary Draft process
  • Final submission requirements

To learn more or to register, click here.

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