Graduate Studies and Research Upcoming Workshops

WOW: Workshops on Wednesday 

Graduate Studies and Research hosts a variety of workshops to help students, staff, and faculty achieve success. We do our best to schedule our workshops around relevant events and deadlines to help students prepare. All campus community members are welcome to attend!

Every Wednesday

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Fall 2022 Schedule:

September 7: Grad Student Sharing Circle: What's new this year?: Join other grad students to talk about your grad school experiences and what you hope to do this year. This is an open discussion workshop.

(R) September 14: Grant Writing and Internal Funding: with NMU Assistant Director of Sponsored Programs, Tesse Sayen: Learn about the basics of grant writing and how to apply for grants, as well as internal funding opportunities for students, like the Excellence in Education Award.

September 21: ESP: Tools for Graduate Teaching Assistants: This workshop is for Graduate Teaching Assistants. Neil Baumgartner, NMU's Director of Student Success and Wellness, will present about ways to use ESP for progress reports and other portions of a teaching role.

(P) September 28: Work-Life-School Balance: with NMU Career Service's Walker Derby and Katie Korpi: Talk about how to balance the demands in your life and set boundaries. This talk will cover topics for those with school, work, and life responsibilites, and focus on how find and set balance in the workforce and in the interview process.

(R) October 5: Responsible Conduct of Research: Research Review Boards and Communications: Open to all students involved with research. This training talks about research ethics, submitting your research for review, and how to communicate with participants and other researchers.

October 12: Grad Student Sharing Circle: How's it going?: Join other grad students to talk about how this semester is going for you. This is an open discussion workshop.

(R) November 2: Thesis Preparation and Formatting: Learn about the thesis process with tips and how-tos from the Grad College. We can't write your thesis for you, but we can help you know how it should look. This workshop is highly recommended for all thesis-track grads, especially those who are submitting a thesis in the Fall semester.



If you are interested but unable to attend a workshop, check out our recorded workshops at the bottom of this page. 

New this year! Earn a digital badge by attending workshops and completing a learning assessment. Digital badges are ways to show employers skills that are earned outside of degree programs. Learn more about GSR workshop digital badges

(R) indicates a workshop is eligible for Research Badge points

(P) indicates a workshop is eligible for Professional Badge points

(W) indicates a workshop can be applied for a point toward either Badge


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Brush up on your knowledge over the summer by accessing past workshops through the links at the bottom of the page.

The slide set covers best practices for abstracts to be submitted to multiple types of venues, but particularly in preparation for the NMU Celebration of Student Scholarship.

Protect yourself, protect your sources! Join us for this workshop presented by Dean Eckert of Graduate Studies and Michael Strahan, Library Liason. This training is aimed at educating researchers on how to acquire the permission needed to use the works of others, along with how to properly acknowledge their sources. 

Heather Pickett, the College of Graduate Studies Director of Graduate Enrollment and Marketing, presents this workshop about the process of planning and applying to graduate school. If you are considering continuing your education beyond your bachelor's degree, this workshop is a must!


Learn about how to apply and succeed at the Excellence in Education Award. Excellence in Education provides NMU graduate students with $1500 and 1 credit of tuition to work on their research. Further information regarding the Excellence in Education Research Program, as well as additional Internal Grant Opportunities Available to Students are available. 

This workshop covers a broad array of Grants topics. Kristin Beck of Grants and Contracts will talk about how to apply for externally funded grants. Janelle Taylor of Graduate Studies and Research will present about applying to NMU internal funds like the Excellence in Education grant. Jessica Jones of the NMU Foundation will speak about other funded opportunities open to students at NMU, with a focus on graduate students. 

Join Jennifer Gorton from Counseling & Consultation Services as she covers strategies to practice self kindness and care in the midst of a busy student/professional schedule while concurrently outlining the mental health services provided by her department.

This workshop focuses on tips and tricks to presenting in front of crowds. It focuses on students who are presenting research. Students who are participating in the Three Minute Thesis Competition or the Celebration of student Scholarship are encouraged to attend. 

This workshop will cover essential workplace skills such as proper ways in which to address work colleagues and your superiors, clear and concise problem solving, communication etiquette, and general guidelines for success in a professional environment.

Kirstin Beck from the Grants and Contracts Office presents information and tips about applying to the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. 

Thesis writing can be confusing, but it doesn't have to be! This training covers common questions about preparing, formatting, and turning in your thesis. Learn about thesis sections, formatting, and submission. This workshop discusses thesis requirements for all disciplines and for students at all levels of thesis completion. Refer to the thesis guidelines for more information:

Learn about this spring's biggest graduate event. 3MT is an international competition for graduate students to present their research. This first workshop will inform participants about the competition. Prospective graduate and graduate students at all stages are invited! 

This training helps make sense of the rules and regulations of research. This collaborative workshop will cover ethics and practices in research compliance for beginning researchers.

This workshop covers how to apply to the Student Fulbright program as both a graduate and undergraduate student.