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Fall 2017 OGFA Workshops

All workshops are held in the Honors, Scholars, and Fellows House (HSF) at 127 Honors Way. This building is also known colloquially as the "Chick-fil-A building." It is located to the southeast of Strozier Library, between Cawthon Hall and the William Johnston Building on Landis Green.

Funding Your Graduate Education/Funding Database Search

September 6, 2017 | 1-2:30pm | William Johnston Building 2004

Identifying prospective external fellowships and awards is the first step in the fellowship application process. In this interactive session, learn how to navigate the comprehensive funding database, Pivot. The goal is to conduct a funding search and create a fellowship action plan with your research, interests, needs, and a reasonable timeline in mind. Please bring your laptop or tablet.


The Basics of Proposal Writing

September 19 | 2pm-3:30pm | HSF Great Hall

Mike Mitchell (Office of Proposal Development) will facilitate a workshop focused on persuasive writing techniques for proposals. Topics include: proposal writing, essential points to address in an award application, look fors in a winning proposal, and tips and strategies to support clear, concise, interesting and persuasive writing.

Presentation | Handout

Writing the Curriculum Vitae (CV)/Resume

September 20 | 2pm-3pm | HSF Great Hall

Learn what to include and what not to include on your fellowship application CV or resume. Keeping your audience in mind, consider the mission and vision of the sponsoring agency. Leah Sibbett (the Career Center) will offer valuable advice, tips, and strategies for writing an effective CV or resume.



Workshop Your Curriculum Vitae (CV) Lab

October 5 | 2:30pm-4pm | HSF 3009
October 6 | 3:30pm-5pm | HSF 3009

Bring a draft of your CV. Career Center Liaisons that support designated academic units along with OGFA staff will be on hand to provide individual consultations.


Crafting a Competitive Personal Statement

September 22 | 12pm-1pm | HSF 3009

Writing about yourself can be difficult. The Personal Statement is a very critical component in a fellowship application. In this session, Leah Sibbitt (the Career Center) will give tips and suggestions on how to craft and draft a competitive personal statement.


Florida Gubernatorial Fellowship Program Campus Visit

September 28 | 2pm-3pm | HSF 3009
November 7 | 2pm-3pm | HSF 3009

Kimberly Bane, Executive Director of the Florida Gubernatorial Fellowship Program, will host an information session about this unique opportunity to intern in various areas of state government. This is an excellent opportunity for you to learn about the program, meet current fellows, and ask questions.


Letters of Recommendation and Cover Letters

October 3 | 2pm-3pm | HSF 3009

A key component of any fellowship or award are the letters of recommendation. Relationships are critical. Learn how to request a letter of recommendation, what should go into this critical document, and tips to help facilitate the request and follow-up for strong letters. You will also learn how to craft cover letters.


Workshop Your Personal Statement Lab for Non-Native Speakers of English

October 6 | 12pm-1:15pm | HSF 3009

In this session for non-native speakers of English, staff from the Center for Intensive English Studies (CIES) will cover the vocabulary, phrases, and organizational patterns needed to draft a strong personal statement suited for various kinds of fellowship applications. CIES and OGFA staff will be on hand to provide individual consultations. Bring a draft of your personal statement. Space will be limited.


Boren Language Awards Campus Visit

October 17 | 2:30pm-3:30pm | HSF 3008

Kyle Cox from the Boren Awards Program will host an information session about the opportunities available to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrpresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. This is an excellent opportunity for you to learn about the program and ask questions.


Tallahassee Mayoral Fellowship Program Info Session

October 24 | 1:30pm-2:30pm | HSF 3009

Come to this informational session to learn about this unique opportunity to meaningfully engage with key areas of City government and serve in invaluable front-line positions alongside top leaders of City Hall. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the program and ask questions.


P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Info Session

November 15 | 1pm-2pm | HSF Great Hall

The International Peace Scholarship Program provides scholarships up to $12,500 for selected international women pursuing graduate study in the United States and Canada. This info session will provide valuable information about the application process. Past recipients and members of the local P.E.O. Chapters will be present to answer questions.


You can view past workshops and presentations here.