Sep25

GRAD 360 Being a Leader

The Effective Exercise of Leadership

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Cooper Library 309 (and available online)

Being a leader and the effective exercise of leadership begins with leading yourself. The cornerstone of leadership isintegrity, which at its core is simply YOUR WORD. In this talk we will discuss a new paradigm for integrity that, when practiced, can transform your relationships with colleagues, family, and even with yourself. Implementation of this model of integrity has been demonstrated to increase organizational productivity and maximize performance for individuals Read More

Sep28

GRAD 360 Literature Reviews

Final Friday Library Support

9:00 am to 10:30 am

LIB 309 (and available online)

Conducting a literature review is one of the first and most important steps in the research process. A literature review is a survey of the published works in a subject area that summarizes and evaluates the research others are conducting in that field. This will provide context for your own work by showing what research already exists, and helps you to identify gaps where you can make your mark. In this session, we will discuss the literature review proc Read More

Sep28

GRAD 360 Intermediate Spatial Analysis Workshop

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cooper Library 406A

In this workshop, you will continue building your spatial analysis and geo-processing skills. We will cover raster processing tools and raster overlay for a suitability analysis, how to interpolate numerical data, and how to use geo-processing tools for watershed delineation.
This workshop is free for all Clemson students, staff, and faculty.
This is the fifth session in our GIS Fundamentals Workshop Series. Learn more at bit.ly/gisseries!
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Sep28

GRAD 360 Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies

Supporting Student Learning and the Significance of Student Learning Outcomes

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Cooper Library 309 (and available online)

This workshop will help graduate students who are or will be teaching undergraduate students to construct solid, measurable learning outcomes for their course.Clear learning outcomes for a course aid in the clarity and direction of the course itself, assess measurable goals and objectives, strengthen the syllabus and lesson-planning, and help build rapport with the students.Attendees will walk away with the ability to construct clear learning outcomes to aid in their te Read More

Sep28

Tips for Before, During, and After the Interview

You're Interviewing! Congrats! Now What?

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

316 Hendrix Center (and available online)

Congrats on getting to the interview stage of the process! Now what? This workshop covers what to consider before, during, and after the interview to boost your confidence and demonstrate to an employer that you’re a great candidate. Time will be spent on preparing for different styles of interviewing, learning about the different categories of questions employers ask, and making a good impression from start to finish.

Sep28

GRAD 360 The Academic Job Search

You've Got the Job, Now What? Making the Transition

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Cooper Library 309 (and available online)

Oct02

GRAD 360 Being a Leader

Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Cooper Library 309 (and available online)

Oct03

GRAD 360 3MT® Boot Camp

High-Intensity Communication Training

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

LIB 309 (and available online)

Oct04

Lunch with Dr. R. Kenneth Marcus

Analytical Chemistry Professor

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Large Conference Room, Honors Center

Dr. Marcus is one of Clemson Unviersity’s finest professors in Chemistry. He serves on the editorial advisory board for three international journals and was the recipient of the 2001 S.C. Governor’s Award for Excellence in Science Research. In 2010, Professor Marcus was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry; in 2012, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; and in 2016, a Fellow of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy.

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Oct05

Intro to Cloud Mapping and Story Maps with ArcGIS Online

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cooper Library 406A

This is a 3-hour hands-on workshop where you will explore the power of ArcGIS Online, a cloud-based GIS platform, and its capabilities, such as:
• Storing and publishing your data on the cloud
• Crowdsourcing your data, maps and web applications
• Designing your own interactive maps and story maps that showcase your creative talents.
• Embedding your interactive map in your own website or blog
This workshop is free for all Clemson students, st Read More

Oct05

GRAD 360 Wake Up and Write!

The First Friday Writing Retreat

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Cooper Library 309

A sage once opined: “The best dissertation is the done dissertation.” While we often toil over the words of our theses, journal articles, seminar papers and dissertations, the hardest part of the writing process is sometimes just sitting down and writing. The First Friday Writing Retreat, otherwise known as “Wake Up and Write,” provides graduate students with the opportunity to join peers in a relaxed environment where you’ll sit down and put your fingers to Read More

Oct05

Constructing Your Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Attention Grads & Postdocs Seeking a Faculty Position!

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

316 Hendrix Student Center (and available online)

If you are considering a career within academia, you will need to produce a curriculum vitae. This seminar will guide you through formatting and developing relevant content geared toward the faculty search process. Bring a hard copy of your CV and position description with you so you can leave the workshop with a critiqued and tailored CV.

Oct05

GRAD 360 The Industry Job Search

Am I Ready to Go on the Market?

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Cooper Library 309 (and available online)

Oct08

Coffee with Dr. George Petersen

9:30 am to 10:30 am

Great Hall, Honors Center

Come and join Dr. George Petersen, professor and founding Dean of the College of Education, for coffee and a light breakfast. Dr. Petersen is here to answer any questions you may have about the College of Education and his career.

Dr. Petersen has authored over 100 book chapters and three books, as well as articles, research papers, monographs and commissioned reports, focusing on the executive leadership of district superintendents, their beliefs, roles and work in instructional Read More

Oct12

Efficient Field Data Collection with GIS Workshop

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cooper Library 406A

In this workshop you will learn how to collect data in the field using your mobile device (iOS or Android) with the Collector for ArcGIS mobile app. Collector offers the following advantages:
• Storage of collected data in the cloud
• Option for offline data collection
• Crowdsourcing: Multiple editors per dataset
• Records editors and timestamps
• User roles: update only, create, delete, and sync
• Geospatial design: d Read More

Oct12

Learning LinkedIn Skills for Success

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

316 Hendrix Student Center (and available online)

With companies increasingly using LinkedIn for recruiting, it is important for you to build a profile that will represent you professionally. This seminar will go over different tools to utilize, sections to include, and how to format information to help you make a great first impression with viewers of your profile.

Oct12

GRAD 360 The Industry Job Search

The Application and Interview Process

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Cooper Library 309 (and available online)

Oct16

GRAD 360 Communicating Your Work

Data Storytelling

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Cooper Library 309 (and available online)

Oct19

Using and Visualizing LiDAR in GIS: Fundamentals and Applications

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cooper Library 406A

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to create and manage 3D LiDAR datasets in ArcGIS. Applications using local LiDAR data include creating high-resolution elevation models from LiDAR, performing viewshed analysis, optimizing solar panel placement, and forest canopy characterization.


This workshop is free for all Clemson students, staff, and faculty.


This is the 8th session in our GIS Fundamentals Workshop Series. Learn more at

Oct19

GRAD 360 The Industry Job Search

Negotiating Your Contract

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Cooper Library 309 (and available online)

Oct23

GRAD 360 Group Process and Assessment

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

TBD (and available online)

Oct24

GRAD 360 Communicating Your Work

Using Digital Media

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Cooper Library 309 (and available online)

Oct26

GRAD 360 Peer Review Publishing

Final Friday Library Support

9:00 am to 10:30 am

LIB 309 (and available online)

The peer review process is what separates scholarly journals from regular magazines and newspapers. When you submit an article to a peer-reviewed journal, a panel of experts in the field (your peers) will critique the work and provide a recommendation to the journal editor on whether it should be published. This process validates scholarly work and improves the quality of published research. In this session, we will provide an overview of the peer review Read More

Oct26

Basic Spatial Statistics Workshop

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cooper Library 406A

This 3-hour hands-on workshop introduces you to some of the most commonly used spatial statistics tools. You will learn how to summarize geographic distributions, identify spatial outliers and clusters (hot spots), and determine patterns and relationships in your data.

This workshop is intended for GIS users who are already familiar with GIS and have a working knowledge of manipulating data in ArcGIS.

This workshop is free for Clemson students, faculty and staff and Read More

Oct26

GRAD 360 The Industry Job Search

Making the Transition from Graduate to Professional

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Cooper Library 309 (and available online)

Oct30

GRAD 360 Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies

Classroom or Lab Management

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Cooper Library 309 (and available online)

Nov02

Data Analytics and Visualization with Tableau Workshop

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cooper Library 406A

During this 3-hour hands-on workshop, you will gain a thorough introduction to data analysis and visual design in Tableau, including:
• Learn a powerful graphing & data visualization tool that’s faster and easier than Excel;
• Build interactive graphs that make it easy to explore and understand your data; and
• Incorporate GIS data & combine it with statistical techniques to generate unique insights.


This workshop is free for all Read More

Nov02

GRAD 360 Wake Up and Write!

The First Friday Writing Retreat

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Cooper Library 309

A sage once opined, “The best dissertation is the done dissertation.” While we often toil over the words of our theses, journal articles, seminar papers and dissertations, the hardest part of the writing process is sometimes just sitting down and writing. The First Friday Writing Retreat, otherwise known as “Wake Up and Write,” provides graduate students with the opportunity to join peers in a relaxed environment where you’ll sit down and put your fingers to Read More

Nov09

Intro to Drones and LiDAR for Mapping

9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cooper Library 406A

Are you interested in learning how Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, or drones) can be used as a geospatial data collection platform? Want to learn more about how terrestrial LiDAR scanning is performed? Find out during this hands-on workshop session, where you will:
• Process pictures from a UAV into 3D point clouds and aerial photos;
• Try out a LiDAR scanner and process the point cloud data;
• Learn about the regulatory framework regarding drone usage for r Read More

Nov09

GRAD 360 Engaging in International Research

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Cooper Library 309 (and available online)

Nov13

GRAD 360 Global Cultural Café

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

TBD (and available online)

Nov16

GRAD 360 Communicating Your Global and Multicultural Experiences

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Cooper Library 309 (and available online)

Nov27

GRAD 360 How to Manage Conflict in Diverse Teams

Respectful Dialogue

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Cooper Library 309 (and available online)

Nov30

GRAD 360 Digital Research Identity

Final Friday Library Support

9:00 am to 10:30 am

LIB 309 (and available online)

Your digital research identity is a crucial component of your career as a researcher in academia and the professional world. It showcases your work for colleagues, employers, and potential sources of funding for your projects. Managing your digital research identity will help build and maintain your publication list, raise your personal profile, and measure your impact in the field. In this session, we will discuss various sites for curating your research Read More

Nov30

GRAD 360 Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies

Diversity, Inclusion, and Access

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Cooper Library 309 (and available online)