Each Saturday Institute hosts two workshops and presents topics and content designed specifically for graduate and professional students. All workshops are taught by UIW faculty and professional staff.

  1. Graduate Writing Institute - September 9, UIW main campus, Nursing Building, Room  214
  2. Academic Paper Institute - September 23, UIW main campus, Nursing Building, Room  214
  3. Career Development Institute - October 7, UIW main campus, Nursing Building, Room  214

To register for Graduate Student Institutes, email Include your name and UIW ID number (PIDM) in the email. 


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graduate institutes


Graduate Writing Institute


September 9, Nursing Building, Room 214 

Learn how to write in-depth, how to personalize your writing, and how to develop your professional and academic writing skills. Attend these Graduate Writing Institute workshops:

Empowering and Personalizing Your Approach to Writing

9:00 am - 10:15 am 

Begin the semester with invaluable stress-reducing tips to empower you to overcome your anxieties about professional and academic writing. Consider ways that you can, as an emerging scholar, incorporate your personal experiences and passions into your writing assignments to make them real, relevant, and engaging.  

Conciseness: Getting to the Point 

10:30 am – 12:00 pm 

Take wordy, repetitive writing to the next level with strategies for writing concisely. Eliminate wordiness and redundancy and gain heightened notice by professors and peers of your polished and professional writing products. 


Academic Papers Institute


September 23, Nursing Building, Room 214 

New to graduate school or need a refresher course on how to use the essential tools for academic writing? Look for help in these Academic Papers Institute workshops:

Introduction to APA Writing Style

9:00 am – 10:15 am 

This presentation will discuss many details of APA style, including punctuation and abbreviation, construction of tables, selection of headings, citations and references, presentation of statistics, and bias-free language.

How to Conduct & Write a Literature Review 

10:30 am – 12:00 pm 

This process of working on a literature review for a class project or paper can be overwhelming. Learn to manage resources and discover how to search for literature appropriate to your subject area. Once you have collected the appropriate research articles and books, the next step is writing the literature review. Engage in a thoughtful discussion on understanding the purpose, structure and process of composing a literature review. 


Career Development Institute


October 7, Nursing Building Room 214

Graduate school is not all about writing. Learn techniques to be successful in the classroom and at work. The Career Development Institute workshops include:

Effective and Engaging Presentations 

9:00am – 10:15 am 

Come learn tips and strategies for keeping your audience interested and alert during class presentations. Engaging presentations properly stimulate the mind and promote effective learning. Participants will learn how to integrate advanced PowerPoint features, public speaking strategies, and building rapport using non-verbal cues.

A Roadmap for Career Success 

10:30 am – 12:00 pm 

This workshop will help students with the next steps after graduation, whether it is drafting a resume, interviewing for a job, or searching for a job.