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  

 



Negotiating Your Ideal Faculty Position – College of Engineering

Date: March 18
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Main Campus, PNB 2.106
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Description: This Academic Career Path session is for College of Engineering Doctoral Students. The workshop will contain information on how to find the right institutional fit, what a search committee is looking for, the on-campus interview, negotiating a start-up package, transitioning to an assistant professor, and balancing your life. The goal of this workshop is to leave understanding the process of acquiring an academic position and what being an assistant professor entails. The workshop will be facilitated by Heather Shipley, Ph.D.
 



Educational Leadership Academic Career Path - College of Education and Human Development

Date: March 20
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Main Campus, PNB 2.210
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Description: This Academic Career Path session is for College of Education and Human Development Doctoral Students and will include an emphasis on Educational Leadership.  In this workshop, the following topics will be discussed:

  1. Resume development (expectations prior to being hired, how to become more marketable)
  2. Job search (interviewing, presenting your research)
  3. Job selection (types of institutions, willingness to be mobile)
  4. Faculty expectations (teaching, research, and service)
  5. Job benefits (flexibility, broader collegial network, merge teaching and research, professional involvement, student development

This session is facilitated by Bruce Barnett, Ph.D. and Mariela Rodriguez, Ph.D.
 



Social Sciences Grants Development

Date: March 25
Time: 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Main Campus, PNB 2.106
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Description: This workshop is designed to offer an informative introduction to grant writing in the Social Sciences. This presentation will include the basics of thinking about and writing a grant proposal with specific focus on the US Department of Education and the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Topics will include:

  • Where to find Social Sciences directed grants
  • Where to find data and statistics
  • Planning for proposal development
  • Elements of a strong proposal
  • Peer Review Process

This session is presented by the Office of Research Support.
 



STEM Grants Development

Date: March 26
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Main Campus, PNB 2.106
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Description: This workshop is designed to offer an informative introduction to grant writing in STEM related fields. This presentation will include the basics of thinking about and writing a grant proposal, with specific focus on writing to the National Institutes for Health and the National Sciences Foundation. Topics will include:

  • Where to find STEM directed grants
  • Where to find data and statistics
  • Planning for proposal development
  • Elements of a strong proposal
  • Peer Review Process for the National Institutes for Health and for the National Sciences Foundation

This session is facilitated by the Office of Research Support.
 



Humanities Grants Development

Date: March 26
Time: 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Location: Main Campus, PNB 2.106
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Description: This workshop is designed to offer an informative introduction to grant writing in the Humanities. This presentation will include the basics of thinking about and writing a grant proposal with specific focus on the National Endowment of the Humanities and other Philanthropic grant programs.
Topics will include:

  • Where to find Humanities directed grants
  • Where to find data and statistics
  • Planning for proposal development
  • Elements of a strong proposal
  • Peer Review Process

This session is facilitated by the Office of Research Support.
 


 


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Office Hours:
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Staff:

Monica Perryman
Front Desk
210.458.4331 monica.perryman@utsa.edu

Lauren Beaver
Thesis/Dissertation Officer
210.458.6409 lauren.beaver@utsa.edu

Ana Reynolds
Administrative Associate II
210.458.6403
ana.reynolds@utsa.edu

John Shaffer III
Assistant Director of Graduate Student Success
210.458.4111
john.shaffer@utsa.edu

Veronica Ramirez
Assistant Dean
210.458.7841
veronica.ramirez@utsa.edu