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Becoming More Productive: 2018 Workshop

This guide provides resources and ideas for optimizing your workflows. It includes notes from the Becoming More Productive workshops presented by graduate students in the Life and Health Sciences.

2018 Workshop

Becoming More Productive: Workflow Strategies for Graduate Students  


Please join us for this library workshop. Learn from fellow graduate students how they overcome their productivity challenges.


November 1, 2018 (Thursday)

4pm - 5pm

Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB


Intended Audience: Graduate students in the Life & Health Sciences (though all are welcome)




Patrick Kelly

MBA MPH student

Patrick was CEO at Conscious Box, a $7.7MM online retail startup that sold natural and organic products. During this time, he developed a framework to prioritize and execute his most important tasks first. Subsequently, as a grad student doing two masters programs, he refined his framework to balance coursework, recruiting, and relationships.


Ana Lyons

PhD Candidate in Integrative Biology

Ana is a rising 4th year PhD Candidate in Integrative Biology—with a Designated Emphasis in Computational Biology—as well as an NSF GRFP fellow. Covering a range of topics, central to functioning as both a researcher and GSI, Ana will share methods that she uses to: organize her own “semester plans,” keep an electronic lab notebook, keep updated on literature in her field, organize reading material for a qualifying exam, recruit well-matched URAP students, manage URAP students’ schedules, and generate discussion section materials for GSI appointments.


Riya Young

Student in Online MPH program

Riya juggles life with several part-time jobs, her own business, several volunteer roles, and a family with kids in college and high school.  Riya will share some of her favorite tools and techniques for not just managing data and working with colleagues, but in saving time and staying productive.


Register here (registration is optional).

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