Prosem Series for Graduate Students

The proseminar series is organized to jumpstart sociology graduate students’ transition from consumers to producers of knowledge and to foster professional socialization. We encourage all graduate students to attend the weekly proseminars (first year students and funded students are required to attend).

Spring 2020 Proseminar Schedule

  • February 6: Professors Robert Adelman and Mary Nell Trautner, “Q&A with the Department Chair and DGS”
  • February 13: Professor Hanna Grol-Prokopczyk, “Tips for Learning New Methods & Statistics Independently”
  • February 20: Professor Erin Hatton, “Building a Professional Website”
  • March 12: Professor Allison Dwyer Emory, “Master Planning Your Graduate Career”
  • March 26: Professor Mary Nell Trautner, “All About the Academic CV”
  • April 2: Dr. Christy Panagakis, Director of Research & Public Policy, United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, “Building a Strong Résumé for Non-Academic Audiences”
  • April 9: Professor Veronica Horowitz, “The Emotional Toll of Research”
  • April 16: Professor Kristen Schultz Lee, “Preparing for Qualifying Exams”
  • April 23: Professor Chris Dennison, “Publishing Your First Manuscript”
  • April 30: Wayne Porterfield, UB Career Services, “Creating and Maintaining a LinkedIn Profile”
  • May 7: Professor Debra Street, “Tips for Summer Productivity”

Fall 2019 Proseminar Schedule

  • September 5: Professor Kristen Schultz Lee, “Happiness in Graduate School”
  • September 12: Keith Nichols, UB Libraries, “Understanding and Using the Library”
  • September 19: Professor Ashley Barr, “Academic Life 101”
  • September 26: Professors Jordan Besek and Greg Sharp, “How to Develop a Research Question/Topic”
  • October 3: Professor Robert Adelman, “Working Collaboratively with Faculty”
  • October 10: Professor Chris Dennison, “Tips for Working Smarter”
  • October 17: Professor Veronica Horowitz, “Preparing and Submitting IRB Proposals”
  • October 24: Professor Erin Hatton, “Applied Sociology”
  • November 7: Professor Hanna Grol-Prokopczyk, “All About the Peer Review Process”
  • November 14: Rhonda Reid, UB Writing Center, “Getting to Know the UB Writing Center”
  • November 21: Professor Allison Dwyer Emory, “Writing Policy Briefs for Different Audiences”
  • December 5: Professor Kevin Smiley, “Creating Conference Presentations”