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  • Workshops

    The Office for Undergraduate Research (OUR) is committed to providing comprehensive training and support to undergraduate researchers. To that end, the OUR offers an extensive selection of workshops throughout the academic year that focus on skill acquisition and professional development.

    Students who want to learn about the research process at USF should attend all three workshops offered in the Getting Started in Undergraduate Research workshop series. Together, these three interactive workshops provide the essential information and skills necessary to search for and successfully obtain a research experience.

    For students who want to acquire additional professional development skills the OUR administers the Professional Development Workshop series. Topics include Attending an Academic Research Conference, Demystifying Graduate School, and Developing and Writing a Persuasive Research Abstract. Finally, the OUR conducts several Colloquium Preparation workshops each spring semester in conjunction with the annual OUR sponsored Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium.

    Undergraduate Research Workshop Series

    Getting Started in Undergraduate Research Workshop

    This interactive workshop provides a comprehensive overview of the entire undergraduate research process at USF. Students will learn about the types of research opportunities available, how to network with potential mentors, and how to get credit for research experiences. Students who attend a Getting Started workshop are enrolled in the Canvas organization Undergraduate Research Interest Group, which contains a listing of current research opportunities and additional resources.

    A Note About Position Announcements on Canvas: Announcements posted on the Canvas organization represent an additional resource for students seeking a research position. The list is NOT comprehensive and should not be used as the primary source for locating opportunities. The best way to locate a research position is to engage and network with faculty and other department personnel.

    Getting Started in Undergraduate Research Workshops
    NOTE: Walk in seating is available for workshops that are FULL.
    Contact the OUR for more information.
    Date Time Location RSVP
    Tues. Jan. 12 4:00-5:00pm LIB 210 FULL
    Thurs. Jan. 14 6:00-7:00pm LIB 210 FULL
    Sat Jan. 16 3:00-4:00pm LIB 210 FULL
    Wed. Jan. 20 3:30-4:30pm LIB 210 FULL
    Mon. Feb. 8 4:00-5:00pm LIB 210 FULL
    Wed. Feb. 10 2:30-3:30pm LIB 210 FULL
    Wed. Feb. 17 6:00-7:00pm LIB 210 FULL
    Sat Feb. 20 3:00-4:00pm LIB 210 RSVP Now »
    Wed. March 2 4:00-5:00pm LIB 210 RSVP Now »
    Thurs. March 10 3:30-4:30pm LIB 210 RSVP Now »
    Thurs. March 24 6:00-7:00pm LIB 210 RSVP Now »
    Tues. April 12 5:00-6:00pm LIB 210 RSVP Now »
    Thurs. April 21 4:00-5:00pm LIB 210 RSVP Now »

    Researching a Mentor and Preparing for the Research Conversation

    In this interactive workshop students will learn how to locate information about potential research mentors on the USF website. Workshop participants will also learn strategies for engaging in productive and professional conversations with potential mentors.

    Workshop participants should bring a laptop to participate in workshop activities.

    Topics include:

    • How to locate information about potential research mentors on the USF website.
    • How to use information posted on a faculty’s web page to start the “research conversation” with a potential mentor.
    • How to prepare to have the “research conversation” with potential mentors.
    Researching a Mentor Workshop
    Thurs. Jan. 21 3:00-4:00pm LIB 210 FULL
    Thurs. Feb. 11 4:00-5:00pm LIB 210 RSVP Now »
    Wed. Feb. 24 1:00-2:00pm LIB 210 RSVP Now »
    Tues. March 8 2:30-3:30pm LIB 210 RSVP Now »
    Tues. March 22 3:00-4:00pm LIB 210 RSVP Now »
    Wed. April 20 12:30-1:30pm LIB 210 RSVP Now »

    Creating a Personal Vision Statement and Credentialing Yourself

    In this interactive workshop students will learn how to develop a personal vision statement. Workshop participants will also compose a Curriculum Vitae or “academic resume”. Taking the time to prepare these documents will help potential undergraduate researchers communicate their unique skill set, demonstrate why they are the best candidate for the position, and make them more competitive for research positions.

    Creating a Personal Vision Statement and Credentialing Yourself
    Tues. Jan. 26 2:00pm – 3:00pm LIB 210 FULL
    Wed. Feb. 17 4:00pm – 5:00pm LIB 210 RSVP Now »
    Thurs. March 24 12:30pm – 1:30pm LIB 210 RSVP Now »
    Mon. April 18 4:00pm – 5:00pm LIB 210 RSVP Now »


    Med School Workshop


    Interested in attending Medical School? Hear directly from Dr. Pollenz who was faculty at the Medical University of South Carolina and has been involved in medical school admissions and taught medical, dental, and pharmacy students. All topics are framed in the context of a pre survey that will be a major eye opener for those thinking there is an A → B → C → process that guarantees admission. Students wishing to attend medical school should make all attempts to take this workshop in their first two years at the university. Come prepared to learn and be open to the reality vs. the myths!

    Med School Workshop
    Date Time Location RSVP
    Sat. Jan. 16 4:30-5:30pm LIB 210 FULL
    Sat. Feb. 20 4:30-5:30pm LIB 210 CANCELLED

    The Art of Reflection: A Strategy for Achieving Success in College and Beyond

    Can you answer the following questions:

    What do I Contribute? What am I passionate about? What is my unique skill set?

    To achieve success in undergraduate research, academics, and with future goals such as medical school, graduate school or employment you must have a strategy for reflecting on what you are doing and why you are doing it. You must also reflect on the range of your unique skills, experiences, and abilities and be able to effectively communicate this information to others. The OUR has developed an exciting new hands-on workshop that will show you how to use reflective practice to achieve your goals.

    Students who attend this workshop will:

    • Learn what reflection is and strategies for applying it in your life.
    • Learn how to apply reflective practice to research.
    • Understand the benefits of reflection and how it can promote personal and professional growth
    • Learn how reflection can promote critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity
    • Understand how reflection can help you develop communication skills, time-management skills, leadership, and organizational skills, which are key to success in medical school, graduate school or employment
    • Learn how reflective strategies can help you develop an effective CV or resume
    The Art of Reflection: A Strategy for Achieving Success in College and Beyond
    Date Time Location RSVP
    Thurs. Feb. 18 3:30-4:30pm LIB 210 RSVP Now »
    Wed. April 20 3:00-4:00pm LIB 210 RSVP Now »

    Developing and Writing a Persuasive Research Abstract Workshop

    Students will be given advice on the “best practices” for developing an abstract for presentation at a research conference.

    Crafting and Delivering an Effective Oral Presentation Using PowerPoint

    Students will learn how to construct and present an effective poster for presentation at a research conference.

    Developing and Presenting an Effective Research Poster Workshop

    Students will learn how to develop and present an oral presentation using PowerPoint.
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