Upcoming Events and Workshops

How do you develop, in your academic essays, the relationship between your ideas and those of other scholars whose work is relevant to your thinking? What is the best tone or point of view to adopt when critiquing or building on the work of other scholars? How to get beyond “agreeing” or “disagreeing” with theorists in your field, while using their ideas to enhance your own analysis? This graduate writing workshop by Joy Viveros, Ph.D, will help you deepen your engagement with debates in your field. For students in the arts, humanities and social sciences. To attend, RSVP to fellows1@sfsu.edu.

Date Time Location
Fri. Nov. 15 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. LIB 244

The objective of the workshop is to determine eligibility, and provide guidance for preparing your application to the 2020-2021 CSU California Pre-Doctoral Program. U.S. citizens, permanent residents and undocumented/AB540 students are eligible to apply.
The program provides an award of $3,000 to develop your candidacy for a PhD program, including travel to conferences, campus visits, GRE tests and reporting fees, and graduate applications. Pre-Doc Scholars are also eligible for full funding for a summer research experience with a faculty member in their field at a UC or other U.S. PhD-granting institution. Please email fellows1@sfsu.edu to RSVP if you would like to attend.
Applicants should begin writing the application essays -- and seek feedback on their essays from the Fellowships Office -- this Fall for the early Spring 2020 deadline.

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Do you suspect there’s much more you could do more to elegantly present and discuss passages you quote in your essays? Do you run out of things to observe about the quoted passage once you present it? When to use past or present tense? When to quote and when to paraphrase? This graduate writing workshop by Joy Viveros, Ph.D, will help you learn how to refine your engagement with debates in your field. For students in the arts, humanities and social sciences. To attend, RSVP tofellows1@sfsu.edu.

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Attend this workshop to gain insight into how your interests, skills, and values align with careers and how those match graduate programs at San Francisco State University. We will also explore reasons to attend graduate school, questions about gap year, and review additional exploration resources.

Date Time Location Register Link
Wed. Nov. 13 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Administration 201 Register
Mon. Dec. 16 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Administration 201 Register

The Division of Graduate Studies is holding a workshop to provide you with strategies for submitting a competitive graduate school application. This workshop will provide you with an overview of the graduate school application timeline, researching potential faculty mentors, preparing personal statements, tips for obtaining strong letters of recommendation, and preparing for entrance exams.

Date Time Location Register Link
Thurs. Nov. 14 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Library 244 Register

Struggling to complete your CAL STATE APPLY application to San Francisco State? Attend a workshop for application shortcuts, document scanning and upload support, and hands-on troubleshooting. Workshop attendees will log-in to their CAL STATE APPLY applications and Graduate Studies staff will be available to guide you through any challenges.

Workshop Topics Include:

  • Scanning & Uploading Documents
  • GPA / Course Entry
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Experiences/Achievements
  • Document Size Limitations
  • General Application Challenges
  • ... and more!
Date Time Location Register Link
Tue. Nov. 12 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Administration 250 Register
Thurs. Nov. 21 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Administration 250 Register
Mon. Dec. 2 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Administration 250 Register
Thurs. Dec. 12 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Administration 250 Register

Please bring any items you need to be scanned into PDF format or need to upload with you. Personal laptops are recommended, but computers will be available.

 

Are you a current or prospective graduate student at SF State that needs support with crafting or updating your resume? Join us to learn the major sections of a resume, resume best practices, and practice using key strategies for writing impactful statements.

  • Capacity is limited.
  • Registration for this event is required.
Date Time Location Register Link
Wed. Nov. 20 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Administration 250 Register
Mon. Dec. 9 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Administration 250 Register

Struggling to start writing your personal statement for a graduate program at SF State? Join us for this hands-on workshop to learn key strategies for crafting an impactful personal statement and receive support as you start the writing process.

  • Registration for this workshop is required.
  • Students MUST have already selected their intended SF State graduate program.
Date Time Location Register Link
Tue. Dec. 3 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Administration 250 Register

Applying to graduate school at SF State? Personal statements and letters of recommendation are two of the biggest components of a graduate application. Join us for an informational session to learn etiquette and strategies for obtaining strong letters of recommendation and learn strategies for writing a compelling personal statement for your graduate application.

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