Educational Seminars and Information Sessions

SOURCE is pleased to host a wide variety of educational seminars, events and information sessions including:

  1. "All About Finding Research" Information Sessions
  2. Graduate School Prep Workshops
  3. Preparing for Intersections

"All About Finding Research and Creative Endeavors" Information Session

Looking for Research? Attend this info session! Offered virtually, this 50-minute information session provides you with the basic information for finding research on and around CWRU during the academic year and provides some guidance for students looking for summer research. Registration via Handshake will be available soon.  


Friday, February 10, 1 p.m.: Handshake Registration 

Thursday. February 16, 7 p.m.: Handshake Registration

Tuesday, February 21, 7 p.m.: Handshake Registration


Thursday, March 2, 7 p.m.: Handshake Registration

Tuesday, March 7, 7 p.m.: Handshake Registration

Summer Application Q&A

This session focuses on specific questions students have about applications, statements, etc. and NOT about finding summer research.  Questions are not limited to SOURCE applications.  Join us with your questions!

Wednesday, January 25, 5:00 p.m.

Graduate School Prep Workshops

The Graduate School Admission Process in STEM Fields: Organizing for Success

 This workshop will cover many components of the graduate application process, with a particular focus on STEM students.  Also, a panel of faculty share in depth knowledge of the graduate admissions process.

Date: Friday, March 3, 2023, 1 - 2:15 p.m.

This will be an in-person session in Sears Library 439

Please register on Handshake to attend.


Tailoring Personal Statements for Graduate School

This session will feature Dr. Gabrielle Parkin, Director of Writing Center and Department of English Faculty Member. 

Date: Friday, March 24, 2023, 1 - 2:15 p.m.

This will be an in-person session in Sears Library 439

Please register on Handshake to attend.

Applying to Graduate School in Social Sciences - and Writing Those Pesky Personal Statements

Offered Virtually! This workshop will have a particular focus on personal statements for students who plan to pursue graduate education in the Social Sciences field. 

Date: TBD for Fall 2023

Preparing for Intersections: Improving Presentation Skills (Poster and Oral Presentations)

Date: Spring 2023 TBD

This is an in person session and will be presented by James Eller, Associate Director, Student Advancement and Academic Resources. It will provide information on how to present in person, how to prepare your PowerPoint and how to make a poster.

Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR)

Conducted each Fall and/or Spring semester, the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) is a 4-part seminar series focused on research ethics for undergraduate researchers.  Students who complete all four sessions receive a Certificate of Completion. Each RCR installment will be held virtually and sessions are 50 minutes. Dates: TBD for Fall 2023

Session 1: Communication & Collaboration in Research

Session 2: Lab Safety

Session 3: Humans & Animal Research

Session 4: Data Management

RCR is co-sponsored by the Office of Research Administration and SOURCE.