Upcoming Events

Summer 2018

Dissertation/Thesis Boot Camps





Tuesday, June 19, 2018

9:00 - 11:00 AM

134 Parks Library


Thursday, July 12, 2018

2:00 - 4:00 PM

134 Parks Library


Dissertation/Thesis boot camps will provide individual help to students formatting their dissertation or thesis. Students can use a computer in the lab setting or bring their own laptop and dissertation/thesis file to work specifically on their manuscript and get individual help from dissertation/thesis consultants.

Center for Communication Excellence (CCE) of the Graduate College

The Center for Communication Excellence (CCE) of the Graduate College invites doctoral students to our new Dissertation Writing Retreat (https://cce.grad-college.iastate.edu/acp/thesis_dissertation). The retreat is intended for students in their final year of completing their doctoral degree. Students interested in participating should complete a short application available at https://iastate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7NXnm58ODRr3M57.

The Dissertation Writing Retreat will involve daily sessions of writing support from trained graduate writing consultants, who will help the students improve the quality of their dissertation chapters. Each session will provide guidelines and strategies for effective introduction, methods, results, and discussion/conclusion writing. More information about the event will be provided upon acceptance of the application. Please note that space is restricted to 15 students.

The Retreat will take place over the course of four consecutive days:

  • July 30: 9am-12pm, Pearson Hall 2131
  • July 31: 9am-12pm, Pearson Hall 2131
  • August 1: 9am-12pm, Pearson Hall 2131
  • August 2: 9am-12pm, Pearson Hall 2131

Cyclone Career Strategy Workshop Series – Graduate College

July Session – Registration Open

What have others learned from this workshop?

  • “It has helped me set goals and create a timeline for my career search, which has been very helpful.”
  • “Helped me in networking & develop the right skills for advancing in career.”
  • “These are things you won’t learn from a class.”

This series is a 4 week, 1-hour workshops that will allow students and postdocs to develop a career plan. We will be introducing the Cyclone Career Strategy. The goal is to provide a time-bound and organized opportunity to research, investigate, and develop a career search plan.
This Strategy gives you 4-steps that will help you develop an active career plan by building a network, participating in information interviews, taking the MyIDP self-assessment (STEM) or the ImaginePhD self-assessment (humanities), and developing SMART goals.

Attendance at all four sessions is HIGHLY recommended! Please register for each week separately.

Wednesday, July 11 @ 1:00 p.m.  – Informational Interviews and Networking – Register Week 1
Wednesday, July 18 @ 1:00 p.m.  – Mock Informational Interview with Professional – Register Week 2
Wednesday, July 25 @ 1:00 p.m.  – Self-assessment of Skills, Interests, and Values – Register Week 3
Wednesday, August 1 @ 1:00 p.m.   – Developing SMART Goals for Career Plan – Register Week 4

Location: 0031 Parks Library

Please contact Karin Lawton-Dunn, kldunn@iastate.edu, for more information.