School of Graduate Studies

Graduate Training Series

This training series is often referred to as GrTS. Join your fellow USU graduate students for events throughout the school year. Participate in a short activity, grab a refreshment, and engage in professional development that will enhance your graduate school experience.

Register: September 11 Event

Upcoming Events

September 11
1 - 2 p.m.
Alumni House
  • How to Hack Graduate School (From the People Who Run It)
    Feeling overwhelmed with the prospect of three-hour-long classes, assistantships, endless homework, certifications, lab work, and/or the ever-looming thesis? Come to this session, where School of Graduate Studies Associate Deans will give tips and tricks on how to best navigate your way through graduate school. A light lunch will be served.

October 9
1 - 2 p.m.
Library 101
  • How to Work With Your Mentor
    The mentor/mentoree relationship can be one of the most valuable connections you make during graduate school. But let's face it - sometimes, the notion of stopping in during a faculty member's office hours to say hi, or making small talk at a department function is daunting. Dr. Lisa Berreau, who teaches new faculty members how to mentor, will now address the other side of that relationship and discuss how graduate students can form effective and beneficial mentor relationships.

November 11
1 - 2 p.m.
TSC Ballroom
  • How to Get the Most Out of a Conference
    Conferences are more than just a line on your CV. They are an opportunity to present your work, network with individuals in your field, and explore a different city for a few days. They can, however, be tricky to navigate, especially if it's your first time attending. In this session, panelists from across campus share how to make the most out of any conference experience.

January 8
1 - 2 p.m.
Library 101
  • How to Protect Your Work
    Congratulations! You have created something that needs to be protected before some other person snatches it up. But how do you do that? Robert Behunin, Vice President of Commercialization & Regional Development at USU, can help. He knows all about bringing technology to the market, and this sessions of GrTS is devoted to that. Come and learn about how intellectual property affects your career goals.

February 19
1 - 2 p.m.
Library 101
  • How to Create Gorgeous Slides
    We've all seen them: those PowerPoint slides that are boring, uninformative, and don't actually add anything to your presentation. Prevent yourself from falling into this all-too-common trap and let Anna McEntire, Director of RGS Communications and presentation guru teach you how to create the most effective PowerPoint, using slides that you submit before the session. Not only will you learn, but you will also be able to make improvements before the end of the day! Make sure you check the website prior to the session for details on how to submit the slides.

March 19
1 - 2 p.m.
Library 101
  • How to Design Stunning Posters
    Like slides, posters can fall on the side of being boring and ineffective. Anna McEntire, Director of RGS Communications, has a trick or two or four up her sleeve, and will use this session to show you how to create the best poster possible, using posters you submit as examples. Before the session, check the website for details on how to submit your posters.

April 10
  • Research Week GRS Luncheon
    Wondering what to do between session at the Graduate Research Symposium? Come to lunch! A light luncheon will be served between poster sessions.