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A.R.C. Professional Development Sessions

Academic Research Career (A.R.C.) Development is a multi-track program affording Master's and Doctoral students the ability to enhance skills in a variety of areas through a whole host of topics. Tracks vary by semester and include development of skill sets in research, master's year-1 proficiencies, job placement in industry and academia, and leadership.  Workshops that are offered through the spring 2018 semester are listed below.  For the majority of sessions, students have the option to register to attend in person or stream the session live, online.


Spring 2018 Development Tracks and Sessions

Unless otherwise indicated (**), all workshops are held at the UTSA Main Campus.

New workshops will be added soon—check this page regularly and watch for e-mails from The Graduate School announcing upcoming workshops!


Date Time Workshop Title Location Workshop Type Registration Link(s) Description
A.R.C. Track: Communication and Research
1/30 12–1 p.m. Public Speaking 101 GSR 1.204 Webinar/Lecture • In Person 
• Webinar
A significant portion of a student's time in graduate school is dedicated to developing and delivering research presentations, whether it be in-class or at conferences. During this session students will receive tips on effective communication to improve presentation delivery, discuss how to overcome public speaking anxiety, learn the art of the “elevator speech”, and take part in presentation exercises. If you would like to improve your presentation skills or simply revisit some tools and tips on effective presentation techniques, this is the workshop for you! Presented by The Graduate School office.
2/1 12–1 p.m. Poster Presentation and Design GSR 1.218 Webinar/Demo • In Person 
• Webinar
The poster presentation is a dynamic communication tool for graduate students, as a means of professionally presenting your research. This presentation will go over the characteristics of a well-designed and presented poster. By the end of this workshop, you will be able to identify the finer points of poster design and presentation and communicate your research in a distilled format.
2/7 12–1 p.m. Beyond PowerPoint: Prezi® and 9 Myths to Stop Believing about Presentations GSR 1.218 Webinar/Demo • In Person 
• Webinar
This presentation will go over some common myths about presenting your research in a traditional PowerPoint slide format into effective slides that will make your research shine.
2/14 12–1 p.m. Beyond PowerPoint: Inforgraphic Design and Using Picktochart® for Communicating Research GSR 1.218 Webinar/Demo • In Person 
• Webinar
This workshop will cover the basics of visual storytelling through infographs. The visual storytelling process begins with how you work with your data, how you want to represent your data, and illustrating your data. This workshop will also cover design illustration concepts, icon deign, visually appealing graphs and charts, and fundamental research poster design. 
3/1 5–6 p.m. Beyond PowerPoint: Joomag® and Conversational Presenting GSR 1.218 Webinar/Demo • In Person
• Webinar
This presentation will introduce others to Joomag®: a digital publishing platform that will apply concepts learned from conversational presenting into research and higher education settings.
3/6 5–6 p.m. Poster Presentation and Design GSR 1.218 Webinar/Demo • In Person
• Webinar
The poster presentation is a dynamic communication tool for graduate students, as a means of professionally presenting your research. This presentation will go over the characteristics of a well-designed and presented poster. By the end of this workshop, you will be able to identify the finer points of poster design and presentation and communicate your research in a distilled format.
3/8 12–1 p.m. Presenting at Academic Conferences GSR 1.204 Webinar/Lecture • In Person
• Webinar
Presenting at academic conferences is an integral experience for graduate students across a wide range of disciplines. Unfortunately, this aspect of academia is often ignored during the course of graduate education. While all graduate programs place emphasis on learning essential skills such as academic writing and research, few provide students with instruction on how to effectively communicate one's research in the truncated format common to academic conferences. This workshop will attempt to fill the void for graduate students by providing a thorough overview of the types of elements critical to a successful presentation. In particular, this workshop will cover 1) the various components of a conference presentation, 2) keys to public speaking, 3) stylistic issues for visual tools such as power point, and 4) what to expect from, and how to react to, the audience.
A.R.C. Track: Citation Management
2/10 10 a.m.–11 a.m. Citation Management for Grad Students: Get and Stay Organized! BV 2.314 **Downtown Campus** Lecture • In Person Do you need a better system for keeping track of sources you have read? Citation managers such as Endnote®, Mendeley®, and Zotero® can help you store and organize the citations you find during your research. These citation managers generate bibliographies in various styles, insert in-text citations, and allow you to share sources with collaborators. This workshop will introduce you to the benefits of using a citation manager, explain the different features and fee structures, and show you how to get started. Come discover which tool is best for you!
2/22 1 p.m.–2 p.m. Citation Management Tools for Grad Students: Endnote GSR 1.218 Webinar/Lecture • In Person
• Webinar
Do you need a better system for keeping track of sources you have read? Citation managers such as Endnote® can help you store and organize the citations you find during your research. Endnote can also generate bibliographies in various styles, insert in-text citations and allow you to share sources with collaborators. This workshop gives you hands-on experience with Endnote for your own scholarly success.
2/27 12 p.m.–1 p.m. Citation Management Tools for Grad Students: Zotero GSR 1.218 Webinar/Lecture • In Person
• Webinar
Do you need a better system for keeping track of sources you have read? Citation managers such as Zotero® can help you store and organize the citations you find during your research. Zotero can also generate bibliographies in various styles, insert in-text citations and allow you to share sources with collaborators. This workshop gives you hands-on experience with Zotero for your own scholarly success.
3/1 5 p.m.–6 p.m. Citation Management Tools for Grad Students: Mendeley GSR 1.218 Webinar/Lecture • In Person
• Webinar
Do you need a better system for keeping track of sources you have read? Citation managers such as Mendelay® can help you store and organize the citations you find during your research. Mendeley can also generate bibliographies in various styles, insert in-text citations and allow you to share sources with collaborators. This workshop gives you hands-on experience with Mendeley for your own scholarly success.
A.R.C. Track: Financial Fitness and Literacy
2/13 12–1 p.m. Credit Health, Debt, and Retirement/Investing after Graduate School GSR 1.204 Webinar/Lecture • In Person 
• Webinar
This session will discuss the intricacies of Financial Readiness – The basic steps to help ensure your financial stability. Topics will include debt management, credit health and saving for your retirement. Michael Klein, USAA Compliance Director and UTSA Alumnus, will be our guest speaker for this session.
2/19 11 a.m.–12 p.m. Salary Negotiation I GSR 1.204 Webinar/Lecture • In Person
•  Webinar
Do you know the tips and tricks on how to have a successful interview? How about the rules of engagement for salary negotiation? In this short 1 hour workshop, Vice Provost and Dean of The Graduate School, Dr. Agbenyiga, will set you up for success and help you understand the 'do's' and 'don'ts' of both interviewing and salary negotiation. If you desire to become a powerhouse salary negotiator in future job searches, you would not want to miss this session. Leave nothing on the table! Part I of II.
2/20 12–1 p.m. Responsible Management and Borrowing of Student Loans GSR 1.204 Webinar/Lecture • In Person
•  Webinar
This student loan workshop sets to de-mystify Federal Education Loans for graduate students. The presentation focuses on the types of loans available, common loan terms and understanding repayment. Presented by UTSA Financial Aid.
3/5 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Salary Negotiation II GSR 1.204 Webinar/Lecture • In Person
•  Webinar
Do you know the tips and tricks on how to have a successful interview? How about the rules of engagement for salary negotiation? In this short 1 hour workshop, Vice Provost and Dean of The Graduate School, Dr. Agbenyiga, will set you up for success and help you understand the 'do's' and 'don'ts' of both interviewing and salary negotiation. If you desire to become a powerhouse salary negotiator in future job searches, you would not want to miss this session. Leave nothing on the table! Part II of II.

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