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Quick Bytes: Top Tips to Manage Graduate Life

Learn how to manage graduate life with a positive attitude and productive work habits from two campus experts. Whether you’re a new grad student or just want a refresher to start off the year, this fast-paced session is worth your time.

John Boothroyd, PhD, associate vice provost for graduate education, VPGE, and professor, Microbiology and Immunology

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Anika Green, assistant vice provost for graduate education, VPGE

12@12 / 12@6: Deadline

Connect with a diverse group of graduate students to informally discuss "big questions."

Over lunch at 12 PM or dinner at 6 PM, 12 students and a faculty or staff facilitator choose complex, real-world questions to discuss over the course of multiple sessions.

Leadership Labs: Deadline

The Leadership Labs are a series of modules with experiential simulations, designed to cultivate the skills critical to navigating complex, interdependent teams and organizations. This course provides you with a rare opportunity to discover your strengths and challenges as an emerging leader. Leadership Labs offer you the same leadership curriculum that has been offered through the Graduate School of Business, delivered in a condensed and highly experiential format.

Procrastination: A workshop for grad students

"Procrastination is the thief of time." —Edward Young Procrastination can feel like a major hurdle to overcome throughout your graduate and professional career. You are not alone! Procrastination is a vicious cycle that we all suffer from time to time. In this workshop we will discuss: why we procrastinate, what it really means when we do, and how our brains are involved. We’ll also cover effective ways to restructure your life and schedule to minimize procrastination and increase motivation.

Quick Bytes: Setting Expectations and Communicating Effectively with your Advisor

Your relationship with your faculty advisor has an enormous influence on your success and happiness in grad school.  Come learn a few tips to discuss and mutually set expectations with your advisor.

Chris Golde, VPGE

Come to one, come to all!  Offered throughout the year, each Quick Bytes workshop focuses on a key area of professional training relevant to graduate students at any stage in any degree program.


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