Graduate Education Week features resources and events for both future and current graduate students.
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Workshops, Mixers, Celebrations, and More!
Graduate Education Week Agenda: 2022
Requesting Letters of Recommendation
Monday, Nov. 14th, 12:00 – 1:00
Whether it’s applying for school, a scholarship, an internship, or a new job, a stellar letter of recommendation can be a deciding factor in the candidate selection process. Come learn about finding and selecting a recommender, how to request a letter of recommendation, developing a recommender request timeline, and other helpful tips.
Kick-Off Social Mixer
Monday, Nov. 14th, 5:00 – 7:00
Location: SMSU North, SUN 2206
Relax, connect, and network with graduate students from across disciplines. We’ll have a scavenger hunt to allow you to learn more about each other. Attendees will be entered into an opportunity drawing to win an iPad, Air Pods, and more. Delicious refreshments will be served.
My Professional Origin Story
Tuesday, Nov. 15th, 12:00 – 1:00
Have you ever wondered how people land their dream job? Is it sheer luck? What role do education, networking, and planning play? In this panel, current CSUSB graduate students and CSUSB graduate alumni will discuss their journey from novice members of their professional communities to experienced professionals. They will talk about challenges and successes along the way as well as the role of mentorship in their professional journey.
Grad Slam Information Session
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Previously known as Three Minute Thesis, the Grad Slam competition challenges graduate students to present their research in three minutes or less! Learn more about how you can compete in this exciting, fast-paced event at our upcoming Information Session. Grad Slam will be held in April – coaching and support is provided. Winners receive a cash prize and advance to the CSU systemwide competition.
My Research Origin Story
Wednesday, Nov. 16th, 12:00 – 1:00
Ever look at a research project and think “Brilliant – but how did they come up with that?” A panel of current CSUSB graduate students, CSUSB graduate alumni, and CSUSB faculty share their secrets. Learn what stirred their curiosity, and how to spark your next big idea. The panelists will discuss challenges and successes they faced as they moved from novice researchers to experts in their fields. They will also share their thoughts on the role of mentorship in gaining research expertise.
Wednesday, Nov. 16th, 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Whether you use APA, MLA, Chicago, or another citation style, Zotero helps you to organize your research and to create in-text citations and reference lists. This Zoom workshop covers everything you need to know with this easy-to-learn program.
Cal State Apply Graduate Application Session
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 5:00 – 6:30 pm
The CSUSB Cal State Apply Graduate Application Session will provide information to assist you with writing a stellar personal statement and offer time-saving tips for completing your CSUSB Cal State Apply application. Attendees will have ample time to ask questions during the session.
CSUSB Graduate Program Information Session
Thursday, Nov. 17, 11:00 – 1:00
Location: Virtual and in-person on Coyote Walkway
Explore the many graduate programs available right here at CSUSB! We offer credentials, master’s degrees, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership. Representatives from graduate programs will be on hand to answer your questions and help you find the program that’s right for you.
Student Research and Travel Funding
Thursday, Nov. 17, 5:00 – 6:00
Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, funding is available to support your research endeavors. Use the funding to conduct research for an independent study, an academic course, honor’s project, master’s thesis project, to present at a conference or attend a conference! Find out how to apply at this informative workshop.
Funds are made available through Associated Students Incorporated and Instructionally Related Programs.
Funding Graduate Education
Friday, Nov. 18, 12:00 – 1:00
So, you want to go to graduate school, but you’re not sure how you will pay for it? Are you a current graduate student who wants more information on funding opportunities while in your current graduate program, or as you begin to apply to doctoral programs? Don’t let the most difficult part of your graduate education be paying for it! Join our Graduate Student Resource Specialist, April Lane, to learn about the different funding opportunities available to incoming and current graduate students. Remember, funding opportunity deadlines happen early, so don’t delay in finding out about these opportunities.
Thesis Reader and Outstanding Thesis Award Recognition
Friday, Nov. 18, 1:00 – 2:30
Did you know that nearly 200 theses, projects, and dissertations were completed last academic year? Join us as we celebrate the hardworking faculty who dedicate their time and expertise to chairing thesis, project, and dissertation committees, ensuring their students receive the support and encouragement they need. We will also recognize our two outstanding thesis/project awardees, Diana Ramirez, (MSW) and Chelsea Schweer (M.A. in Mathematics) and hear a little about their research journeys.