Weekly WMSURE Workshops

WMSURE offers weekly workshops that include one-on-one and small group advising for students. All students are welcome to join us. Please register.
All workshops will be in the Ford Classroom in Swem Library unless noted otherwise. 

Our upcoming events are listed on the Events Calendar.

Spring 2018 Workshops

Students and faculty are welcome at all of our events. Food is provided at all events for those who register at least two days in advance. Please contact co-directors Prof. Cheryl Dickter, cldickter@wm.edu, and Prof. Natoya Haskins, nhhaskins@wm.edu, for more information. Also see www.wm.edu/wmsure for a description of our program, resources for students, and office hours. Note: the Ford Classroom is located in the Swem Library.

Date/Time/Location Workshop Description
January 17

4:00-6:00 p.m.
Ford Classroom

Welcome Back Event

Welcome to the spring semester! At this workshop, you will meet our new faculty and staff members and we’ll give you an overview of WMSURE events for the semester.
     Please register here.

January 24
4:00-6:00pm
Ford Classroom

Grants, Fellowships, Scholarships, and Internships

This workshop will introduce you to your options for getting the most out of your summer. We’ll talk about applying for internal and external summer research grants, internships, scholarships, and fellowships by providing the necessary tools for your applications. Charles Center Director of Scholarships Lindsey Love and Mike Caldwell, Director of Business Careers & Employer Development at W&M, will provide information on the grants, internships, and scholarships available to you, and will also give insight into the application process for W&M summer research grants.

    Please register here.

January 31
4:00-6:00pm
Ford Classroom

Research Ethics

We will talk about why ethics is a crucial part of the research process, and we will share information on to best prepare your human subjects forms for your research projects. Dr. Monica Griffin will also more specifically talk about ethical issues specific to community-based research and work with underrepresented groups.

    Please register here.

February 7
4:00-6:00pm
Ford Classroom

Racism on and off Campus

This workshop will continue the conversation from last semester talking about racism, microaggressions, and colorism at W&M and beyond.

     Please register here.

February 14
4:00-6:00pm
Ford Classroom

Choosing your Major

At this workshop, we will assess your aptitude for various majors and careers, with a focus on getting ready to declare your major this year or next. Dr. Tom Linneman, Faculty Director of Academic Advising and Shelly Laurenzo, Associate Director of Academic Advising, will talk about the logistics of working you’re your advisors to move forward with class and major choice.

     Please register here.

February 21
4:00-6:00pm
Ford Classroom
Professional Development

Learn about how to maximize your status as a professional with an eye towards graduate school and career. We’ll cover resumes, CVs, interview skills, and social media. Prof. Artisia Green, Career Center Representative Cristen McQuillan, and Doctoral Student Hannah Franz will serve on the panel.

      Please register here.

February 28
4:00-6:00pm
Ford Classroom

Sharing Research

At this workshop, Drs. Shanta’ Hinton, John Riofrio, Mary Taliferro, and Gene Tracy will talk about strategies for presenting your research to a variety of audiences, including posters and talks at conferences.

    Please register here.

March 14
4:00-6:00pm
Ford Classroom

Creating and Maintaining Relationships and Communities

Drs. Iyabo Osiapem, Felicia Brown-Anderson, and Liz Raposa will focus on establishing relationships with peers, faculty, and staff at William and Mary and beyond, with a focus on underrepresented communities.

    Please register here.

March 21
4:00-6:00pm
Ford Classroom

Writing

Faculty and students will provide tips for writing papers for classes and for your research. Get a head start on those final papers!

    Please register here.

March 28
4:00-6:00pm
Ford Classroom

Climate: Diversity and Inclusion

W&M Deputy Chief Diversity Officer Dania Matos will lead a discussion on the climate on and off campus as it pertains to diversity and inclusion.

    Please register here.

April 4
4:00-6:00pm
Ford Classroom

Financial Planning

This workshop will focus on establishing sound practices when it comes to your finances, with panelist Dr. Katherine Guthrie from the Business School and Dean of Graduate Studies Virginia Torczon. We will also talk about how to prepare for paying for graduate and professional school.

    Please register here.

April 11
4:00-6:00pm
Ford Classroom

Underrepresented Scholars in the Academy

Join us for a panel about the experiences of underrepresented students and faculty in higher education. We’ll discuss research and personal experiences and will present strategies for addressing challenges that scholars have faced.

     Please register here.

April 18
4:00-6:00pm
Ford Classroom

Planning for Summer &

End of Year Celebration

In this workshop, we will help you plan for the summer, with an eye towards maximizing your productivity whether it be a research project, classes, internship, or work. Drs. Tatia Granger, Dan Parker, and Peter Vishton will serve as panelists.

 

Celebrate your accomplishments of the school year with a final party! We’ll provide a special send-off for graduating WMSURE seniors.

Please register here.

April 25
4:00-6:00pm
Ford Classroom

Open Study Sessions

    Please register here.