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Graduate Student Events

The Office of Graduate Studies coordinates a series of events each year for networking and professional development opportunities as well as a chance for graduate students to meet others and experience various campus activities. Come back to see updates and to register for upcoming events!

If you are looking for orientation event information visit our orientation page.

Jan 25 Women's Basketball Viewing Event

Jan 31 Fireside Chat with the Director (details below)

Feb TBD International Film Festival Event

Feb 10 Research Leadership Discussion: Polished Publications - A Guide to Writing, Submitting, and Revising Professional Manuscripts (details below)

Feb 20 Fireside Chat with the Director (details below)

Mar 15 Fireside Chat with the Director (details below)

Apr 13 Fireside Chat with the Director (details below)

Sept 16 Graduate Student Workshop

Sept 16 Graduate Student Research Leadership Discussion

Sep 17 Football Tailgate Event

Oct 28 Art Exhibition & Coffee Hour

Upcoming Events

Research Leadership Discussion: Polished Publications - A Guide to Writing, Submitting, and Revising Professional Manuscripts

Feb. 10
Virtual Event through Microsoft Teams

Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Publishing. It sounds scary doesn’t it? But it doesn’t have to be once you crack the code of what makes a good peer reviewed paper. This presentation will walk you through every step of the writing process, from manuscript conception/construction through the entire peer review process. Along the way, you’ll learn a litany of do’s and don’ts from Dr. David Weindorf (Vice President for Research and Innovation) who currently serves on two journal editorial boards and was previously a journal editor himself. This presentation is generally focused towards STEM discipline graduate students, but all graduate students and post-docs are welcome to attend.  In order to attend, RSVP with Amy Courter (court1al@cmich.edu).

Fireside Chats with the Director

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Spring 2023 dates:

  • 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 31
  • 3:00 p.m., Monday, February 20
  • 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 15
  • 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 13

Ever wanted to bounce ideas off someone other than your advisor?  Or discuss a challenge that you are currently experiencing in your program?  Or learn about what a career in higher education might look like?  These office-hour style fireside chats throughout the semester that are open to any graduate student for this very reason.  Dr. Brad Swanson, Director of Graduate Studies, will be available.  No RSVP needed.