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Graduate and Postdoc Academic Success Programming

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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 gpas@vanderbilt.edu with any questions.

Critical Conversations Series for Postdocs - JULY

You are not required to attend all workshops in the series, just choose those that are most important to you. 

Active discussion is encouraged. New dates coming soon!

 Critical Conversations Series for Graduate Students

These programs are most suitable for students in PhD programs but are open to all Graduate School students (PhD, MA, MS, MLAS, MFA).

You are not required to attend all workshops in the series, just choose those that are most important to you. 

Active discussion is encouraged.  New dates coming soon!

Peak Performance Workshop Series

Workshops are facilitated by staff from the University Counseling Center and Graduate and Postdoc Academic Success (GPAS) staff.

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.

  • You are not required to attend all workshops in the series, just choose those that are most important to you.
  • RSVP is required to receive the Zoom link
  • Active discussion encouraged.
  • Workshops are offered every semester.

RETURNS FALL 2022 term New dates coming soon!

 

 

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