The Promotable You
Professional skills for graduate school, research and enhanced employment
Thank you to everyone who attended and presented at the conference on Saturday, October 13th! We think the event was a great success and look forward to next year!
Handouts to print for conference
Bringing Research to Life: Alumni Presentations
Tyler Buchholz Power Point ( 286 KB)
Chasing Educational Funding: Keynote panel presentation
Masters in Communication Fact Sheet ( 147 KB)
Obtain the Graduate Mentoring You Need ( 2,079 KB)
Is Graduate School for Me? ( 1,657 KB)
Prospective Graduate Student Guide ( 6,452 KB)
Dr. Keranen Power Point (186 KB)
Use these sample proposale as a guide, Sample poster presentation proposal ( 241 KB)
Use these tips on how to make a great poster ( 357 KB)
Your proposals will be evaluated according to these Proposal guidelines and evaluation criteria ( 27 KB)
The Promotable You Conference will allow CAS students to gain experience in developing and presenting a research proposal. Poster presentations will contain and disseminate the following information:
- A statement of theoretical framework, problem, and goals of the proposed research project.
- A brief review of the literature presenting current research supporting the need for further investigation.
- The question(s) that your proposed project will investigate.
- An explanation of the method you will use to investigate the questions (subjects, data collection procedures, and intended analyses).
8:30-9:00 Welcome and breakfast
9:00-9:45 Student research proposals (poster sessions)
10:00-10:30 Navigating the Institutional Research Board (IRB) process
10:45-11:30 Bringing research to life: Alumni presentations
11:45-12:45 Keynote panel presentation: Chasing Educational Funding
12:45-1:00 Closing remarks
Poster submission guidelines - Due September 10th to Dr. Catherine Curran at email@example.com
- Title of proposal (not to exceed 10 words)
- Author(s) (including major, concentration and contact information)
- Abstract of proposal (not to exceed 50 words excluding the references). Abstracts will not be edited, so please proofread carefully.
- Summary of proposal (not to exceed 500 words) that includes a brief description of project topic, methodology, and relevant background research. Proposals should provide reviewers a clear picture of the rationale and design of the research.
- References (a minimum of five citations for the abstract is required).
Alumni and Panel Presenter Bios
Lisa Clark - Strategic Career Seminars - MSU Denver Student
Lisa Clark is the Director of Training and Development for a Denver based consulting company Strategic Career Seminars. Lisa has provided training and coaching workshops for hundreds of individuals on various career related topics from Career Planning, Job Search Techniques, andsessions for individuals who are considering a career change.
Lisa has experience working with college students and alumni working in Career Services as an Advisor for three different college campuses. Her successful strategies in working with students led her to take on consulting work for various Colleges and Universities. She has developed seminars and training programs for other campus Career Development Programs and Educators to encourage career readiness for their students.
As a student at Metro State, Lisa completed a certificate program through the Women’s Studies division in the area of Career and Personal Development in 2002. She completed the program and took advantage of projects that would allow her to focus on areas of Career Development and Change Management. She continued her studies in the degree program for Organizational Communications which has guided her into the field of consulting.
While at Metro State, Lisa was the scholarship recipient for the Colorado Career Development Association. She also participated in student organizations and was the President of Lambda Pi Eta: Communications Honor Society.
David Jones - Social Media Coordinator at Adams County Prevention Partnership - MSU Denver Alumn
David Jones graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver last spring, 2012. He majored in Communication Arts and Sciences with an emphasis in Organizational Communication and a minor in Digital Media. While David took some classes at Metro for a couple of years beforehand, he feels like he truly started his college studies when he came to the CAS department in the fall of 2010. David integrated his studies to explore his passion of new communication technologies and community based nonprofits. David is currently the Social Media Coordinator for the Adams County Prevention Partnership, which is a program through the Arapahoe House. He is also pursuing a Masters in Public Administration with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management at The University of Colorado Denver.
David's talk will be titled "Integrating Your Passion and Research."
Tyler Buchholz - Master's candidate at University of Colorado Boulder - MSU Denver Alumn
Tyler Buccholz is a current Master's level candidate in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Colorado Boulder and expects to graduate in the spring of 2013. As part of his graduate program, Tyler is conducting a Master's thesis looking at client and family education specifically in the area of effective communication strategies for family members of adults with aphasia. Tyler's clinical and research interests include group therapy and counseling, acquired language and cognitive disorders, autism, and family-centered transdisciplinary assessment.
Tyler earned his Bachelor's of Arts from Metro State in 2011. During the final two years of his undergraduate program, Tyler worked as a research assistant for Assistive Technology Partners, an affiliate of the University of Colorado Denver. ATP is designed to help people with disabilities through services associated with assistive technology. Tyler's experience at ATP began as an academic internship through Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences in collaboration with the Applied Learning Center at Metro State. While at ATP, Tyler contributed to different stages of clinical research projects, including assisting in the design of protocols for internal review board approval and data collection with research participants. Tyler also completed a semester-long internship at a speech-language private practice through the SLHS program where he gained experience providing intervention to clients.
Tyler's talk will be titled "Communication Partner Strategies to Support Aphasia."
Chasing Educational Funding Panel Presenters
Virginia McCarver, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, MSU Denver Department of Communication Arts and Sciences
Dr. McCarver will give an overview of academic funding sources.
Coordinator of Client Services, CU Boulder Office of Financial Aid
Mr. Drybread will update students on academic financial aid programs.
Dr. Lisa Keranen
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, UC Denver Department of Communication
Dr. Keranen will talk about teaching and research fellowships.
Social Science Research and Instruction Librarian, Auraria Library
Ms. Evans will speak about how to research and identify academic funding sources.
Institutional Review Board Process
This session will provide an overview of the process for submitting proposals to conduct research involving human participants. Students will learn the request for review process, what forms, materials, and training are required, and where to find all of the resources they will need to submit a request for review.
Ann Morison, Ph.D.
Ann Morrison is an Assistant Professor in Teacher Education at MSU Denver. Dr. Morrison was a special education teacher and school administrator for ten years prior to beginning her doctoral work in Literacy Curriculum and Instruction. Her research involves literacy instruction for urban, at-risk kindergartners, teacher preparation for literacy instruction and Response to Intervention.
Jessica Rossi-Katz, Ph.D.
Dr. Jessica Rossi-Katz is an Assistant Professor in Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences at MSU Denver. She is also a licensed audiologist in Colorado and clinically certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Her research explores factors that underlie older adults' difficulties understanding speech in noisy environments, with a recent focus on cochlear implantation in older adults.