Resources & The 5-Minute Mentor


Each year, the Graduate School offers many professional seminars for UGA graduate students. The seminars cover strategies for managing the professional, academic, and personal demands of life as a graduate student and offer helpful advice for students’ subsequent career search. Registration is required to attend these seminars which are held at the Student Learning Center.

Check the current list of available seminars.

5 MINUTE MENTOR

The seminars, which range from an hour to an hour-and-a-half in length, are available in three formats: Video, 5-Minute Mentor Summary (perfect if you don’t have time to watch an entire video or if you want a printable version of a seminar’s main points), or Podcast. The Graduate School encourages all students, whether at UGA or other institutions, to take advantage of the seminars, in person or online.

Students are welcome to contact any of the lecturers with any questions regarding their presentations. They can be contacted through their respective departments, through the Graduate School, or found online in the UGA directory.

 

 

Job Search

Seminar Title

Presenter(s)

Materials

Term

Applying for Federal Jobs: Learn about Career Opportunities and the New Application Process

Kristy Eubanks, Chief, Program Support Section, US Environmental Protection Agency

 

Spring 2011

Beginning Your Academic Job Search: The Nuts and Bolts of Finding the Right Faculty Position

Dr. Christopher Morphew and Dr. J. Douglas Toma, Institute of Higher Education

 

Fall 2008

Beyond Academia: Finding Meaningful Work with the Federal Government

Jimmy Richardson, Associate Director for Government & Nonprofit Relations

Summary

Fall 2007

Business Etiquette and Interviewing

Scott Williams & Holly Getchell

Summary
Podcast

Spr 2006

Demystifying the Academic Search Process – an Insider Perspective

David Knauft, College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences

Summary

2005

Documenting Your Graduate Experience for the Job Search

Scott Williams, Career Center

 

 

The Interview Process: Gaining Access to a Higher Education Position

Marian Higgins, Career Consultant & Diversity Coordinator, UGA Career Center and Merrily Dunn, Assoc. Professor, Department of Counseling and Human Development Services

Summary

Spr 2008

Interviewing Techniques in the Private Sector

Scott Williams, Executive Director, UGA Career Center

Summary

Spr 2008

Learning about the Presidential Management Fellows Program with the Federal Government

Detrice Munir, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Slides

Fall 2010

Make a difference with your graduate degree: Presidential Management Fellowship Program with the Federal Government

Owen Highfill, Federal Housing Finance Agency

Slides
Handout

Fall 2011

Making the Difference: How to Effectively Find and Apply for Federal Career Opportunities

Jimmy Richardson, Associate Director for Government & Nonprofit Relations, UGA Career Center

Summary

2008

PARs: Learn How to Identify and Use Your Achievements for CVs, Resumes, and Interviews

Judith Katz, Psychologist and Career Coach

 

Spr 2011

Pursuing a Non-Academic Career after the PhD

Scott Williams, Career Center

Summary

2005

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Conducting Research/Proposal Development

Seminar Title

Presenter(s)

Materials

Term

Bytes for Grads: Electronic Resources for Graduate Study at UGA

Chris Hayes, Division of Academic Enhancement; Carla Buss, University Libraries, & Wade Whittle, Graduate School

Summary

2005

Creating a Research Box: Making Every Graduate Class Count

Sharon Jones

Summary
Podcast

2007

Doing Research the Right Way: Problems and Pitfalls to Avoid

Dr. Regina Smith, Associate Vice President for Research

 

 

Doing Research Right

Dr. David Knauft, Graduate School Associate Dean

Slides

Fall 2010

Doing Research Smarter and Faster Useful Links & Tips for Library Research Handout

Carla Wilson Buss, Curriculum Materials & Education Librarian

Summary

Fall 2008

The Electronic Library: It's not Your Father's Library Anymore

Carla Buss, University Libraries

Summary

Fall 2005

EndNote & RefWorks - Bibliographic Management Tools to Make Your Life Easier

Diana Hartle

Summary
Podcast

2006

Grantsmanship Basics

Sarah B. Tate, Grants Officer, Office of the VP for Research

Summary

2005

Guidelines for Writing Successful Research Proposals in the Sciences

Samantha Joye

 

Spr 2006

Improve Your Research Capabilities: UGA Libraries - Books and So Much More

Carla Buss, University Libraries

 

Fall 2010

Successful Proposal Development (Part 1): Doing Your Homework

Regina Smith, Associate Vice President for Research

Summary

Spr 2008

Successful Proposal Development (Part 2): Now It's Time to Write

Regina Smith, Associate Vice President for Research

Summary

Spr 2008

Writing Letter Proposals

Regina Smith

Summary

Fall 2005

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Finding & Keeping a Mentor

Seminar Title

Presenter(s)

Materials

Term

Developing and Maintaining Relationships with Your Faculty Advisor and Committee Members: A Recipe for Success

Richard Kiely, Department of Adult Ed

Summary

2005

Having a Mentor an Important Part of Your Learning Experience

Sylvia Hutchinson, Center for Teaching and Learning

 

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Teaching & Learning

Seminar Title

Presenter(s)

Materials

Term

Contextual Teaching and Learning - Creating a Dynamic Learning Environment

John Schell, Assoc. Professor, Department of Workforce Development, Leadership, & Social Foundations

 

Spr 2008

Creating Teaching Portfolios: The Who, What, When, Why, and How

Dr. Paul Quick, TA Program Co-Director, Center for Teaching and Learning

Summary

Spr 2006

Creating Teaching Portfolios: The Who, What, When, Why, and How

Dr. Paul Quick, TA Program Co-Director, Center for Teaching and Learning

 

Fall 2007

Creating Teaching Portfolios: The Who, What, When, Why, and How

Dr. Paul Quick, TA Program Co-Director, Center for Teaching and Learning

 

Fall 2010

Don't Forget the Point! Effective Presentations With (and Without) PowerPoint

Sherry Clouser

Summary
Podcast

2006

Presentation Skills for Graduate Students

John Murphy, Department of Speech Communication

Summary

2005

Putting the Life in a Lecture

John Murphy & Jarrod Atchison

Summary
Podcast

2007

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Thesis & Dissertation

Seminar Title

Presenter(s)

Materials

Term

Demystifying Dissertation Writing

Dr. David Knauft, Graduate School Associate Dean

 

Spring 2011

Dissertation Therapy: Finding Ways to Complete Your Graduate Program

Ann Glauser

Summary

Fall 2005

The Hitchhiker's Guide to Thesis and Dissertation Submission

David K. Knox and Krista Haynes, The Graduate School

Summary

Spr 2006

Writing the Dissertation: Plan, Implement, and Complete

Marcus Fechheimer, Cellular Biology & Christopher Hayes, Division of Academic Enhancement

Summary

2005

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Personal Development/Minority Interest

Seminar Title

Presenter(s)

Materials

Term

The Burnout Resistant Graduate Student: Sidestepping Landmines & Successful Progression to Graduation

Dr. Andy Case-Simonson, Counseling Psychologist

 

2011

Cultural Transitions for International Graduate Students

Leigh Poole & Others, International Student Life

Summary

2005

Dealing with Deficit Spending: Money Management for Graduate Students

Michael Rupured, Extension Financial Management Specialist

 

2011

Ethics in Life, Organizations and the Professions

Archie Carroll, Director of the Nonprofit Management and Community Service Program in the Terry College of Business

Summary

Fall 2007

Finding Balance through Intuition: A Seminar for Graduate Women

Debra Alvis & Laura Riss, University Health Center

 

 

Finding Work-Life Balance in Graduate School: Keys to a Healthy Lifestyle

Andy Case-Simonson, Counseling Psychologist

Slides
Handouts

Fall 2010

Is Balance Possible in Graduate School: Strategies for Managing Stress

Gloria Varley, Assistant Director of the University Health Center & Director of Health Promotion Department

 

Spr 2008

Legal Issues which Every Graduate Student Should be Familiar

Elizabeth Bailey, Legal Affairs

Summary

2005

Managing Your Finances as a Graduate Student

Lance Palmer, Asst. Professor, Department of Housing and Consumer Economics

Summary

Spr 2008

Minority Faculty and Minority Graduate Students: Lessons Learned

Jorge Atilles, Natasha Burns, Paige Carmichael, Vicky Plaut, Kecia Thomas, & Ron Walcott

Summary

Spr 2006

Money Management for Graduate Students

Michael Rupured, Consumer Economics Specialist and Senior Public Service Associate, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension

Slides
Handouts

Fall 2011

Project Management for Graduate Students: How do I Manage People and Budgets

Janette Hill, Department of Instructional Technology

Summary

2005

Nutrition. How to Eat Well on a Tight Budget

Kelly Cordray, Coop Ext Service & Allison McCamey, Department of Foods & Nutrition

Summary

2005

A Student Loan is More Than Money at the Beginning of the Semester

Susan Little

Summary

Fall 2005

Surviving your First Year in Graduate School

Richard Kiely, Department of Adult Ed

Summary

2005

Surviving Stress: Some Strategies for Coping

Gloria Varley, UGA Health Center

Summary

2005

Taming the Shrews: Perfectionism and Procrastination in Graduate School Life

Andy Case-Simonson, Counseling Psychologist

 

Spring 2011

Time Management for Graduate Students

Janette Hill, Department of Instructional Technology

 

 

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Prospective Faculty Members

Seminar Title

Presenter(s)

Materials

Term

How Universities are Organized, Governed, and Managed: Implications for New Faculty (Institute of Higher Education Series – Seminar I)

Christoper Morphew, Doug Toma

Summary

Fall 2005

Institutional Diversity: A Typology of Universities and Colleges for Aspiring Faculty (Institute of Higher Education Series – Seminar II)

Christopher Morphew

Summary

Fall 2005

Legal Issues in Higher Education

Art Leed

 

Fall 2005

Legal Issues in Higher Education: A Focus on Preventive Law for New Faculty

Douglas Toma

 

Spr 2006

Understanding and Navigating Administrative Culture in Higher Education: A Primer for New Faculty

Christopher C. Morphew & Douglas Toma

Summary

Spr 2006

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