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Graduate and Postdoc Academic Success Programming


 Beyond Time Management - Asynchronous

We have recorded our Beyond Time Management presentation so now you can watch this whenever you have the time and space to do so.  You can access the recording as a course through the Oracle Learning Platform.  Here's what you need to know:

Graduate Development Network:  Passport to Success  Friday, September 15  12:00 - 3:00 PM

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Peak Performance - Fall 2023

A Collaboration of Graduate & Postdoc Academic Success & The Student Care Network

This workshop series is designed to promote expert performance by exploring common issues impacting graduate and professional students and postdocs. During each session, we will briefly cover theory and research on the topic and provide a space for attendees to discuss their related experiences and to gain support and consultation.

Both Graduate Students and Postdocs are welcome to register.

Registration Links Active.  Please click on the offering for which you would like to register.
Each session is offered from 4:00 - 5:00 PM on the Thursdays noted.

Sessions held in person only - Space is limited, RSVP required.

Dialogue and conversation around the subject by participants is a critical piece of session as it is always helpful to know you are not the only one struggling with these topics and hear how others are managing. You are not required to speak but it may be helpful in making sure your concerns are addressed.

Request a Program *New* for departments/programs/organizations

We are happy to accept requests submitted by student/postdoc organizations, staff, and faculty for presentations on services offered by GPAS and topics relevant to academic success for our graduate students and postdoc community.  We are happy to present one of our existing presentations or work with you to tailor a presentation to your group's needs.  Past topics have included:

  • Beyond Time Management - managing progress and productivity in Academia  (includes goal setting principles, etc.)
  • Perfectionism and Imposter Syndrome
  • Aligning Expectations in Academia (establishing expectations with your faculty supervisor)
  • Effective Communication and Working through Conflict in Academia
  • Managing Up!
  • Social Persuasion:  Receiving and Responding to Feedback
  • Building Self-Efficacy - Confidence and Independence as a researcher
  • CliftonStrengths Assessment and Debriefing - for groups and individuals
  • Know your Resources!  - supportive resources for graduate students or postdocs at Vanderbilt (great for departmental orientations!)

To request services, please complete the form on Anchorlink.  Please note: GPAS staff require a minimum of two weeks' notice to consider requests.  All requests will be screened by a staff member within 2-3 business days of the initial request.  Approval of requests are contingent upon scheduling, availability of staff and type of request submitted.

You can also email with any questions.


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