Upcoming IRB/Human Subjects Workshop

Monday, November 2 10:30-11:30 am
Miller Hall,212
Faculty and staff from the College and the UW Human Subjects division who are familiar with research and with the regulations governing the use of human subjects in research will provide an overview of the steps you must take before conducting research using human subjects. This workshop is intended for doctoral students and advanced master’s students; all other interested graduate students are encouraged to attend, too.


Please let us know you are attending, by filling out this registration form.

APA Writing Style Workshop

This workshop will provide an overview of APA style writing and resources. Topics covered will be: format, titles, citation, and more.  Both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome. This session will be facilitated by Odegaard Writing and Research Center.

When:  Monday, October 12, 2015 3-4 pm
Where:  Miller 212

Writing Consultations for Graduate Students

The Graduate School is hosting  writing consultation session for graduate students twice a week.

Mondays: 12:45 pm

Wednesdays: 2:15 pm

Location: Allen Commons


Community College Careers Panel & Networking Reception

Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2015, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Interested in teaching or being an administrator at a community college?  Come listen to faculty and administrators describe their positions—the work environment, responsibilities, students, and more. They’ll also provide tips on how you can make yourself marketable for community college jobs. After the panel, make meaningful connections with the panelists and enjoy refreshments during the networking reception. This quarter’s event includes panelists from Everett Community College and the Seattle Colleges District.

No registration required.


Location:Student Union Building 332

Presenting at National Conference Video

This panel presentation was intended for those who are  planning on presenting at a conference in the near future.  Faculty and current students will share their experiences and tips on how to best prepare and perform to make a lasting impression. If you were unable to attend this panel discussion, we encourage you to watch recording of it.

Presenting at a National Conference

Making a Brief Presentation of Qualitative Research (ppt)- by Michael S. Knapp

Career Symposium for Graduate Students & Postdocs

Thursday, January 22, 2015  |  4:00–7:00 p.m.

The Graduate School, the Career Center, and the Alumni Association are pleased to present the eleventh annual Career Symposium for Graduate Students and Postdocs.

This event is designed to be an opportunity for graduate students and postdocs to:

  • Explore various career paths
  • Learn how to enhance their job marketability
  • Develop connections with employers and successful graduate-level alumni

The symposium will also provide an opportunity for faculty and advisers to gain information that will be useful in mentoring students about career paths.


Getting Hired with a Graduate Degree: Tips from Employers
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. | Kane 210

Feeling uncertain about what you want to do next or unclear about how to get there? Taking some time to explore the myriad employment options open to individuals with graduate degrees, and to learn strategies for making yourself competitive for those options, might help ease your mind. You’re invited to come listen to employer representatives discuss tips for landing interesting positions in large corporations, small businesses, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and universities. The event is free.

Networking Reception: Grad Students, Postdocs, & Alumni
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. | Kane Hall – Walker Ames Room

Want to meet some people who don’t work in your lab? Want to develop your network but don’t know how to get started? This is a unique opportunity for grad students and postdocs to chat with interesting graduate-level alumni in a safe and semi-structured environment. Attendees will have the chance to practice their networking skills and create new connections with 12-15 friendly graduate-degree holders who’ve found meaningful work and are eager to help others do the same by sharing tips, contacts, and maybe even some job leads. All grad students and postdocs are encouraged to attend because ’you just never know’ if you’ll meet the person who leads you on a path to professional success! And, best of all, the event will include food, beer, and wine for FREE! No registration required.

For networking tips, download the Working the Room handout.


The Career Symposium is sponsored by the Career Center, the Graduate School, and the University of Washington Alumni Association.

Informal Academic Writing

Different situations call for different ways of putting words together. The way we write in academics differs greatly from the way we write a quick email to peers or colleagues. The tone, vocabulary, and syntax, all change as the occasion changes. This difference in the styles of writing is the difference between formal and informal writing.

In this 60 minute session, the COE Writing Center will help understand the difference in academic writing and what informal writing looks like in English and when it’s appropriate to use informal writing.  This session is open to all COE students, but might be most beneficial to first year, international graduate students.


When:  Wednesday, January 21, 2015 – 15:30 to 16:30
Where:  Miller 423A