Grad School 101: Get Going. Get In.

Getting a Head Start on Graduate School

Each semester IHS holds a series of webinars for individuals interested in grad school and pursuing a career in academia. These sessions will offer the knowledge most incoming grad students have to learn the hard way. How to manage your time, what to expect with publishing, establishing a mentor relationship, and more. Know what you need to know before you start grad school and not years later!

Getting Everything Done as a Grad Student: Successful Time Management

This session points out the traps that can sidetrack your research, writing and focus toward your doctorate. Join Art Carden as he pulls the best ideas from over 30 time management and productivity books and shows how to apply it as a grad student.

  • May 6, 5 - 6 pm
  • Dr. Art Carden, Samford University

Can Publishing Make or Break Your Academic Career?

As anyone can tell you, in academia, publishing is key. But publishing for the sake of publishing is no more effective than not publishing at all. Pick up pointers that help you separate quality authorship from chaff in this webcast.

  • May 7, 3 – 4 pm
  • Dr. Phil Magness, IHS

Shaping and Sharpening: Practical Approaches To Developing Your Research Agenda

Often the most difficult challenge is where to start your research. Let Dr. Mario Villareal-Diaz share his experience and wisdom as he guides you through this critical aspect of grad school life.

  • May 27, 3 – 4 pm
  • Dr. Mario Villareal-Diaz, IHS

Standing on the Shoulders Of Giants: The Importance Of Having A Mentor

Having a great mentor can truly boost an academic career. But how do you go about finding one? Join Dr. Bill Glod as he outlines strategies to seek out and cultivate a powerful mentor-student relationship that can set your path for academic greatness.

  • June 17, 3 – 4 pm
  • Dr. Bill Glod, IHS

The IHS Resource Guide to Academic Success

Are you familiar with the vast resources IHS can offer to help enhance your academic potential. IHS’ own Amanda Brand outlines the grants, scholarships, colloquia, career guidance and other programs that IHS has to help you succeed in grad school and beyond.

  • July 29, 4 – 5 pm
  • Amanda Brand, IHS

Academic Potential is as Infinite as Your Network

One of the most powerful tools to ensure academic success is networking. Dr. Nigel Ashford of IHS has coached thousands of students in the fine art of networking at conferences, symposiums and other academic venues along with effective correspondence and connection techniques.

  • August 7, 3 – 4 pm
  • Dr. Nigel Ashford, IHS