Early Graduate School Guidance

We are offering weekly seminars and workshops throughout the semester designed for students in their first and second years of graduate school. 

Beginning on August 30th, we will meet every Friday at 12 noon in CASE W311

Why should I attend?

Graduate students face unique challenges. This accountability seminar helps new graduate students set goals, manage their time efficiently, and maintain good writing habits, while fostering relationships with peers across disciplines.

We grow community through continued contact by encouraging grad students to attend each week and report their progress to their peers. The goal of the seminars is to build effective tool sets for improving work efficiency and productivity. Drop-ins welcome and you do not need to RSVP, but we highly encourage consistent weekly attendance. 

What topics will be covered?

In addition to a focus on time mangagement, accountability, and productivity, the seminars will also cover career and professional development topics that will be covered in sessions this fall. Learn about topics such as:

  • Accountability/goal-setting
  • Habit formation
  • Time management
  • Focus
  • Professionalism
  • Relationship building
  • One-on-one writing and career advice

Missed a workshop?

Watch the webinar on time management and focus

Have more questions?

For more information, contact Sarah, the program manager for Graduate Professional Development.

Upcoming Workshops 

In addition to the weekly accountability seminar on Fridays, we will hold workshops on topics designed for new graduate students. Check out our upcoming events below.

Can't make it to these events? The Graduate Program Manager, Sarah Tynen, will hold and record webinars on Zoom for these topics for those who can't make it in person. Click on the links for the Zoom meeting links.