Professional Advancement Practicum

Graduate Program (& Advanced Certificate) Status

Course Level: 
Doctoral
Campus: 
Vienna
Course Open to: 
Students on-site
Academic Year: 
2021-2022
Term: 
Fall
Winter
Spring
US Credits: 
5
ECTS Credits: 
10
Course Code: 
ENVS 8040
Course Description: 

ENVS 8040

2020:

3rd or 4th year

The Professional Advancement Practicum allows doctoral students to develop theiracademic networks and share their work beyond CEU PU. The specific requirements to fulfil this unit are negotiated and agreed upon with the student’s supervisor. Such requirements shall be specific to the career aspirations of the student, but may include publication of one or more of the following:

  • an article in a peer-reviewed journal
  • a chapter in a book
  • a scientific report or section therein
  • a conference presentation and paper
  • co-authorship on any of the above, if agreed by supervisor
  • professional peer-review in cooperation with the supervisor

Professional Advancement Practicum activities may be completed at any time after the first year, but they are usually undertaken in the third and fourth years. Students and supervisors will be asked to comment on their recent and planned Professional Advancement activities in each Research Progress Report. If a supervisor indicates concern over a student's lack of progress in this area, the student will be asked to meet with the supervisor and Program Director to determine where the problems lie and what can be done to help the student to meet this requirement

2019:

3rd year+

May be completed at any time after the first year. The specific requirements to fulfil this unit are to be negotiated and agreed upon with the student’s supervisor.  Such requirements shall be specific to the career aspirations of the student, but may include publication of one or more of the following:

  •  an article in a peer-reviewed journal
  • a chapter in a book
  • a scientific report or section therein
  • a conference presentation and paper
  • co-authorship on any of the above, if agreed by supervisor
  • professional peer-review in cooperation with the supervisor

Professional Advancement Practicum activities can be undertaken at any point during the student's doctoral studies, and students and supervisors will be asked to comment on their recent and planned Professional Advancement activities in each Research Progress Report. If a supervisor indicates concern over a student's lack of progress in this area, the student will be asked to meet with the supervisor and Program Director to determine where the problems lie and what can be done to help the student to meet this requirement. 

Learning Outcomes: 

2020:

Upon completing these activities, students will:

  • Possess concrete and relevant experience producing a research-based document;
  • Build scientific writing experience, sometimes including co-authorship of papers;
  • Gain competence in sharing research findings publicly and receiving feedback,comments, and reviews;
  • Increase their professional competitiveness as evidenced on their curriculum vitae.

2019:

The purpose of this unit is to provide students with opportunities to: • Increase their professional competitiveness • Gain concrete and relevant experience producing a research-based document • Engage their research in a public forum generating feedback, comments, reviews, etc. • Build scientific writing experience; including co-authorship of papers • Improve their curriculum vitae

Assessment: 

Credit is awarded based on the Supervisor’s approval, which can be given any time prior to final dissertation defense when he/she judges that the conditions have been met.