What is Grad+?

We offer weekly online seminars and workshops throughout the semester designed for MA and PhD students in their first and second years of graduate school. 

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. We highly encourage consistent weekly attendance via Zoom online meetings. 

What can I expect? 

The seminar is about dissertation writing tailored to personality and values. For the first 30 minutes of the workshop, we review skills and tools for time management and productivity. We focus on the theme of Mastering the Four-Hour Productivity Block. The second half of the hour is devoted to accountability, where each participant reports on their progress and goals for the week (e.g., “This week I’m going to finish the outline for Chapter 3.”) 

What if it's my first time attending? 

We recommend you check out Build Your Base first. We meet every Wednesday from 9:00 am - 10:00 am via Zoom. You can sign up for our Canvas page here to get access to the Zoom meetings. 

What if I have more questions? 

Check out our FAQ page

Missed a workshop? Want to watch online?

Watch the webinar on time management and focus

Watch the webinar on career planning 101 for graduate students.

Contact and More Information

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