Professional Development

The Graduate School collaborates with campus partners to provide professional development workshops to support graduate student research and scholarship, academic success, wellness, and career readiness.

Do you have ideas for future workshops or events, or would you like to partner with us? Please contact gradschool@wwu.edu or GSAC@wwu.edu.

Spring 2022 Workshops

IRB Workshop Series

Monday, April 11, noon to 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 24, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Stephanie Richey, Research Compliance Officer with the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, is hosting two workshop sessions to support the Institutional Review Board (IRB) application process. Please join us even if you're only able to stay for a portion of the workshop. Please bring your questions and in-progress applications! Workshop will be held remotely via Zoom.

You're welcome to attend both workshops, but please register for the Monday, April 11 event and for the Tuesday, April 24 event separately. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the meeting.

Grant Writing for Graduate Students Panel

Tuesday, April 19, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Please join Dr. James Vyvyan (Chemistry), Dr. Bob Mitchell (Geology), and others, for a panel on Grant Writing for graduate students. With many successful years of experience of seeking grant opportunities, submitting grant applications, and receiving funding, panelists will be available to answer questions about the grant writing process. Workshop will be held remotely via Zoom.

Please register for the event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the meeting. Your questions will be solicited before the panel workshop. 

Fulbright Workshop and Info Session

Monday, June 6, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the US government’s flagship international education scholarship that provides funding for students to pursue graduate study, conduct research, or teach English abroad.

Join this virtual Fulbright information session and application workshop, led by Dr. Ryan Larsen, Western’s Executive Director of the Institute for Global Engagement, to learn how the Fulbright program works, how to prepare your application and statements, and how to secure your letters of recommendation.

Workshop will be held remotely via Zoom. Please use this link to register for the event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Past Events

Winter 2022 Workshops

Digital Media Skills

Tuesday, January 25, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Join Sandy Brown from Career Services to learn about using LinkedIn and other tools to advance your job search and career.

Workshop will be held remotely via Zoom. Please use this link to register for this event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Fellowship and Scholarship Opportunities

Tuesday, February 15, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Tom Moore of the WWU Fellowships office presents fellowship and scholarship info for graduate students.

Workshop will be held remotely via Zoom. Please use this link to register for this event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Art and Creativity in Research

Tuesday, March 1, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Justene Merriman of the College of Fine and Performing Arts will present on incorporating art and creativity into your graduate research in any discipline.

Workshop will be held remotely via Zoom. Please use this link to register for this event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Fall 2021 Workshops

Zotero Research Management and Other Tools

Tuesday, October 26, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Join Gabe Gossett, head of the Hacherl Research and Writing Studio via Zoom to learn more about the resources offered by the Hacherl Research and Writing Studio and receive an in-depth overview of the helpful research tool, Zotero. 

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Tuesday, October 5 at 4 p.m.

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and financially supports outstanding graduate students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in fields within NSF’s mission. 

Join former WWU faculty member and GRFP director Gisèle Muller-Parker via Zoom workshop to learn how to apply for this incredible program.