Penn Graduate Student Center

Navigating the Dissertation

About Navigating the Dissertation

Navigating the Dissertation seeks to help doctoral students be successful in the dissertation process through workshops, resources, dissertation groups, and Dissertation Boot Camp. This program is cosponsored by Penn Graduate Student Center and GAPSA.

The Library offers a great many workshops to help in the research and dissertation process. 

Career Services offers extensive programming to help doctoral students transfer their skills to the academic and non-academic job market process.


Navigating the Dissertation Conference: Completion and Beyond

Thursday, April 09, 2015, 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Registration start: Monday, March 09, 2015
Unable to assign resources: Common Room Back (Main Floor), Conference Room (Second Floor), Room 305 -- Multi-Purpose Room,

Are you a graduate student in the process of thinking about, writing, or finishing your dissertation?

The Navigating the Dissertation Conference consists of a series of workshops around dissertation writing, presenting, completion, and beyond. One set of workshops (Turning the Dissertation Proposal into a Grant Proposal and Strategies for Dissertation Success) is geared toward students in the early stages of dissertation research and writing. The second set of workshops (Dissertation Defense Workshop and From Dissertation to Book) is recommended for students who are in the latter stages of dissertation writing.

Come for one workshop or stay for the whole day. Registration is now open. Register here.


Writing Days

Having Trouble with your Paper, Proposal, or Thesis Writing?

  • Feeling stressed out and isolated?
  • Can't find a nice and quiet place to write?
  • Always procrastinating?

Come to Writing Sessions!

  • Establish and sustain a regular writing routine
  • Block up to four hours of concentrated time to write
  • Join fellow graduate students in a self-directed writing environment

Snacks will be served!

Writing Mondays
Show dates

Event Archives

Electronic Dissertation Workshop, March 16, 2010

Submission Instructions


Copyright and your Dissertation

Common Room Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9AM-8PM Friday: 9AM-6PM Weekends: 12 NOON-6PM

Graduate Student Center

3615 Locust Walk
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia PA 19104-6221