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VPGE is partnering with University IT to bring virtual, professional instructor-led technology trainings to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Take advantage of these free virtual classes to learn and practice applying these technologies to your research, career planning, summer project or internship - or just to your life! Add these trainings to your resume or CV to help demonstrate your transferable skills.
Learn current and emerging technologies and skills essential for your research, professional development, and career preparation.
Time management is a challenge in graduate school when you’re balancing coursework, teaching, research, and/or dissertation writing. In this workshop, you’ll learn tools and methods for planning effectively and working with focus. Learn to tailor strategies for planning your quarter, for planning a balanced week, and for setting up your workspace, resulting in greater focus, motivation, and productivity.
Nicholas Santascoy, PhD, academic coach, Center for Teaching and Learning
Are you struggling with trying to pick a dissertation topic? How do you know if the problem you have chosen to address is a "good problem"? What is a good scientific problem anyways?
Procrastination is one of the most common issues graduate students struggle with - putting off a task in favor of something more pleasurable, only to feel even worse later.
STVP Sparks are workshops on a variety of topics related to entrepreneurship and innovation.
For graduate students, one of the easiest but most important steps you can take to ensure your research goes smoothly is creating a data backup and storage plan.
Learn how to manage graduate life with a positive attitude and productive work habits from two campus experts. Whether you’re a new grad student or just want a refresher to start off the year, this fast-paced session is worth your time.
John Boothroyd, PhD, associate vice provost for graduate education, VPGE, and professor, Microbiology and Immunology
Read John's bio
From Stanford IT come a number of tools and software designed to improve collaboration between groups and increase productivity.
From the Association of American Medical Colleges, this guide to managing via a team is useful to anyone in a position of leadership or on a team, such as a graduate student or postdoc leading a re