Many services are available for graduate students. Some services are shared with undergraduate students and some are graduate specific.

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Academic Success Center

 The Academic Success Center provides tutorials to help students manage time, achieve balance, set goals and more 

541-737-2272
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Associated Students of Oregon State University (ASOSU)

The Associated Students of Oregon State University (ASOSU) provides a forum to address important issues facing our campus community. Their website contains information about ASOSU, the Graduate Student Senate, various committees and task forces, as well as a special subsidy program administered through ASOSU to provide funding for graduate students to attend professional conferences in their field.

541-737-2101
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Campus resources map

The resource map legend will help you easily find the Eco2Go return, water bottle filling stations, family resources, gender-inclusive restrooms and all buildings on-campus.

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Campus Safety

Corvallis is considered one of the safest university communities on the west coast, and OSU has the lowest reported crime rate among PAC-10 campuses. The Department of Public Safety and the Oregon State Police work in partnership to provide a safe campus for students. In addition to a wide range of safety services and crime prevention programs, officers patrol the campus and residential areas on bicycles, on foot, and in cruisers 24 hours a day.

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Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)

The OSU Center for Teaching and Learning helps faculty, graduate teaching assistants, departments, and colleges achieve professional excellence in teaching and learning by encouraging and facilitating the scholarship of teaching and learning.

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Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL)

Focused on graduate student and postdoc teaching development but open to any OSU student or employee, CIRTL offers centralized courses, MOOCS, workshops, and webinars related to teaching effectiveness to those in any discipline.

As a member institution, OSU is launching its own local initiative this to complement CIRTL’s centralized offerings so that participants may receive nationally-recognized CIRTL credentials.

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Childcare and Family Resources

Childcare and Family Resources advocates for and provides services to students with children and all families with dependent care needs across campus to promote the academic, professional and personal success of the whole person. They work to identify and remove barriers for students with children to ensure equal access to campus opportunities and resources.

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Coalition of Graduate Employees (CGE)

The Coalition of Graduate Employees (CGE) represents the interests and rights of Oregon State University’s graduate employees through the bargaining and maintenance of a fair working contract. CGE strives to create a community of graduate employees empowered to advocate for collective issues.

541-250-0793
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Computer Help

The IS Service Desk provides "quick help" computer support to OSU faculty, staff, and students. Their student consultants are your first point of contact for computer, mobile device and software problems and questions. If they can't resolve an issue, they can direct you to the correct support group. Call or visit them in Milne.

541-737-8787
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Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Counseling and Psychological Services provides counseling, consultation, outreach and education to OSU students, faculty, and staff. CAPS does this in order to facilitate student’s academic success, mental health, and personal development and promote a culture of positive mental health at OSU.

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Courses Offered by the Graduate School - GRAD Courses

To be effective in today's workforce, graduates need professional and soft skills in addition to their disciplinary expertise. The Graduate School provides educational and training opportunities to cover these vital skills. GRAD courses and workshops, as part of our Holistic Graduate Education Initiative (HGE), will catalyze a change in how graduate students are prepared to become our future leaders, scholars, scientists, engineers, artists and professionals.

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Disability Access Services

Disability Access Services facilitates access to University programs and services for students, faculty, staff, and visitors with disabilities through accommodations, education, consultation, and advocacy.

541-737-4098
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Diversity & Cultural Engagement

Diversity and Cultural Engagement is dedicated to academic and personal success through critical inquiry and transformative learning. ISS and Diversity Development direct the seven cultural centers on campus: Asian Pacific Cultural Center, Centro Cultural Cesar Chavez, Ettihad Cultural Center, Lonnie B. Harris black Cultural Center, Native American Longhouse Eena Haws, Pride Center, and Women’s Center.

541-737-9030
Corvallis Campus

Equipment Rental - Cameras, Laptops, and More

The OSU Service Desk (formally OSU Computer Helpdesk and Student Multimedia Services) provides equipment rental to students, faculty, and staff for free. They have a walk-up desk right inside the Valley Library. 

541-737-3474
Corvallis Campus

Expectations

As you work toward your degree, nothing is quite as important as feeling like you have a clear direction and a feeling of support. It's important to stay in contact with your major professor to understand program expectations. But also think about finding at least one mentor who can help guide you through some of the "unwritten rules" of gradaute education, and see you to the other side: degree completion and a successful career. Your mentor may also be your major professor, another trusted faculty member, or a peer graduate student or postdoc who's a step ahead of you in your program.

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Food, Drinks, and Entertainment in Corvallis

Are you hungry or simply need a break from studying? Corvallis offers a wide range of dining options, along with music and theatre venues, brew pubs, festivals, markets and more. And if you care to venture deeper into the Willamette Valley, literally hundreds of wineries are yours for the tasting. The Visit Corvallis website is a good source of information for places in Corvallis.

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Funding

How am I going to pay for all of this? Learn more about teaching and research assistantships, fellowships and scholarships, tuition remission, student employment, and mandatory health insurance.

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Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching (GCCUT)

The 18-credit Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching (GCCUT) is designed to provide advanced coursework and experiential learning opportunities to students who plan to pursue careers in teaching in higher education settings or who plan to pursue careers in other fields that may require similar facilitation skills. Students completing the Graduate Certificate in College and University Teaching will receive a formal, transcript-visible credential.

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Graduate Student Organizations

OSU has a host of student-led organizations that support academic success, professional development, and community. With a simple search, it's easy to find a student organization that fits your interests and/or aspirations.

541-737-1562
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Graduate Student Success Center (GSSC)

The Graduate Student Success Center, located in Memorial Union 203, is a space for graduate students to utilize. The Center offers multiple settings that are sure to please. There are two rooms, available for reservation: one room feels like a lounge or living room for relaxed meetings, and a second provides a conference table for more productive or formal meetings. Though these spaces are available for reservation (to do so, email drew.hatlen@oregonstate.edu), they remain open on a first-come, first-served basis without prior reservation.

The Center also offers a working desktop for all graduate students to use, as well as a printer. 

Feel free to make use of the space as your needs require... come by for "Let's Talk", a drop-in service provided by Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), every Wednesday from 3pm-5pm... or just stop in and socialize with fellow graduate students.

(541) 737-1693
Corvallis Campus

Graduate Women's Network

The Graduate Women’s Network (GWN) is dedicated to establishing community among graduate women throughout the university. They do this by creating opportunities for: Collaboration and support across departments and colleges; leadership development; networking; advocacy; conversation; relaxation and wellness; as well as speakers and discussions.

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Graduate Writing Center

The mission of the Oregon State University Graduate Writing Center is to support Oregon State University graduate students at every phase of their program, to facilitate the growth of individual writers, and to foster strong academic and creative writing communities. The Graduate Writing Center fulfills this mission through mentoring and training a corps of undergraduate and graduate student writing assistants who work directly with graduate students and with other Graduate Writing Center constituencies.

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Health Insurance

OSU has a strong institutional commitment to academics, student growth, and the development of individual responsibility. To further these goals, the university embraces the concept that catastrophic financial risks while attending the university should be minimized. OSU recommends all students maintain adequate health insurance coverage. At this time international students are required to enroll in the OSU insurance plan. OSU requires that all non-resident international students and their dependents (living in the United States) be covered by health insurance. The health insurance must meet federal, state and OSU requirements. Graduate assistants, graduate fellows, and postdoctoral scholar and fellows have a separate mandatory health insurance plan through their appointment/fellowship.

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Human Services Resource Center (HSRC)

At the Human Services Resource Center in Avery House, low income, homeless or food-insecure students are be able to:

  • Take a shower
  • Do laundry
  • Nap on comfy couches
  • Borrow textbooks
  • Study in our lounge space or at a computer work station
  • Get groceries from our food pantry
  • Prepare a snack or a meal in our commercial kitchen
  • Participate in a cooking class or other educational program
  • Securely store some personal items
  • Volunteer at the onsite food garden or the food pantry
  • Meet with a Department of Human Services (DHS) representative to apply for SNAP (food stamps) or other social services programs every Wednesday from 1-4 pm
  • Meet with staff to access resources and support around homelessness and food insecurity
  • All other pre-existing HSRC programs (Mealbux, emergency housing, health care subsidies, etc)
  • Advocate for educational access regardless of income level and learn about other topics related to economic inequality
  • Connect with Childcare and Family Resources, also moving to Avery, about childcare on campus and childcare subsidies
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ID card and online accounts

On campus, the ID card is used for meal plans, Orange Cash (save 10% on food purchases), copy card, getting into the gym and more. Off campus, many businesses give discounts to students with an ID card. OSU Network Identification (ONID) is a universal computer account available to all OSU students. Your ONID username and password gives you access to university technology services, the wireless network, ResNet, IS computer labs, and the Interlibrary Loan. 

(541) 737-2493
Corvallis Campus

Inspiration Dissemination radio show

Inspiration Dissemination is an award-winning radio program that occurs Sunday nights at 7 p.m. Pacific Time on KBVR Corvallis, 88.7FM. Each week on the program, they host a different graduate student from Oregon State University to talk about their lives and passion for research.

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Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The IRB staff offer in-office assistance through scheduled appointments and drop-in hours. Staff members look forward to providing the following services in person or via video conference for researchers not located on the Corvallis campus:

Exempt determinations: Review of documents submitted for potential exemption

Oversight determination: Determinations of whether a project requires IRB review

Faculty advising: Pre-submission advising, assistance with changes to approved protocols, and responses to stipulation notices

Student advising: Drop-in hours for students

(541) 737-8008
Corvallis Campus

International Student Advising and Services (ISAS)

International Student Advising and Services (ISAS) furthers the internationalization of the university and the community by providing services to approximately 3,500 international students and their families from over 95 countries. Through their work, ISAS advances the free exchange of ideas and culture through advocacy, education, service, outreach and engagement. It is their goal to set the standard for excellence in international student advising and services, and to help all students be successful while at OSU.

541-737-6310
Corvallis Campus

International Students of Oregon State University (ISOSU)

The International Students at Oregon State University (ISOSU) facilitates cross-cultural interaction and understanding by inviting many voices from around the world to be heard. ISOSU is committed to supporting and developing a wide range of international opportunities for the OSU community focusing on the education of issues and appreciation of cultures on this university campus.

(541) 737-6348
Corvallis Campus

International Students' Support Group

The support group meets Thursdays 2:00pm - 3:00pm in ILLC Room 355.

Living in a new country can be a difficult experience. As such, the purpose of this informal group is to provide support for international students and to explore the strengths they bring to this new environment. Topics of discussion may include adjustment to US culture, building social connections, academic success, and home country concerns. No appointment necessary; just drop by! Snacks & refreshments will be porvided. Please contact Shaznin Daruwalla, Psy.D. (Shaznin.Daruwalla@oregonstate.edu) or I-Ching Grace Hung, M.Ed. (I-Ching.Hung@oregonstate.edu) for further details.

 

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Library Services for Graduate Students

The Valley Library, situated in the heart of the OSU main campus, offers a variety of individual and collaborative study spaces carefully designed to meet students needs. The library is open 24 hours and day, seven days a week during fall, winter, and spring terms, with reduced hours during summer term.

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Life Work Balance at OSU

Oregon State University aspires to be a community where the diverse life roles of students, faculty and staff are respected and nurtured. We strive to create a family-friendly environment where your work life or school life can be balanced with your personal life.

The Office of Human Resources has a website that lists all the various support services at OSU and in the nearby Corvallis community. 

 

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Local Banking

Part of settling into a new place is finding a bank. Corvallis has several banking and credit union options to meet your needs.

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Meeting Rooms for Students

Need a place for a meeting? The Graduate School can help. The Graduate Student Success Center has various rooms that you can reserve for your next committee meeting, get-together, club meet up, etc. 

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Military and Veteran Resources

The Dean of Student Life is commited to helping student veterans successfully navigate the Oregon State University structure while accomplishing their education goals and maximizing their VA educational benefits.

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Multiracial Support Group

Connect with fellow students that identify as biracial, multiracial, multiethnic, mixed or who grew up in a transracial family. This group will provide a space to share experiences, explore identities, and build community. Fridays, 12-1pm, Centro Cultural César Chávez, Weeks 3,5,7,9.

Contact Stephanie.Shippen@oregonstate.edu for any questions. 

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National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity

The National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community of over 71,000 graduate students, post-docs, and faculty members. We are 100% dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers. We offer on-campus workshops, professional development training, and intensive mentoring programs.

This flyer lists member benefits and how to get an account.

New Student Orientation

Each fall, Welcome Week offers several opportunities for new and current graduate students to learn how to best prepare themselves for a successful graduate school experience and make steady progress toward a degree. This week of orientation events kicks off with the Graduate School Orientation for new students, workshops for new and current students, and networking opportunities for all.

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Off-campus Housing

University Housing and Dining Services offers valuable information when considering off-campus housing. The Barometer's Renter's and Home Improvement Guide is a good source of information as well.

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Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI)

Oregon State University's Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (now part of the Office of Equity and Inclusion) was founded in 1971 to ensure that all university community members uphold federal and state civil rights laws and regulations, as well as university equal opportunity policies. This work continues to be performed by the Office of Equity and Inclusion.

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Corvallis Campus

Office of Institutional Diversity

The Office of Institutional Diversity oversees institutional change actions, initiatives and communications to advance diversity, equity and inclusion throughout all facets of Oregon State University.

The Office of Institutional Diversity is also responsible for coordinating the University’s response to bias incidents impacting all OSU students, staff, and faculty members. You can report a bias incident on their website.

(541) 737-1063
Corvallis Campus

Ombuds

The University Ombuds Office promotes a civil and inclusive campus community by providing informal, impartial, and confidential* conflict management services to all members of the university community.

541-737-4537
Corvallis Campus

On-campus housing

Graduate student housing at OSU is designed to give you a living environment designed to fit the needs of OSU graduate students while offering flexible contracts and private spaces, within walking distance to academic buildings at OSU.

Bloss Hall is exclusive to graduate students on the top (7th) floor and only sophomore and above students, or visiting scholars on lower floors. This is not a first-year resident community.

Please note that graduate students can live in all other residence halls, but Bloss offers more perks in terms of contract flexibility, better dining plan costs, and guaranteed accommodations with other graduate students.

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OSU Athletics

Whether you’re a fan or an athlete, get in on the excitement of NCAA Division I, Pac-12 Conference sports at Oregon State University. Students can also compete in more than 30 intramural sports and numerous sports clubs.

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OSU Beaver Store

OSU Beaver Store is a nonprofit corporation that has been serving Oregon State University and the town of Corvallis since 1914. As a non-profit corporation, profits are returned up front in the form of sales discounts. Search the website for textbooks, Beaver apparel, general books, electronics, and more.

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Outdoor Recreation in Corvallis

The greater Corvallis area is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. With miles of hiking and biking trails, dog parks, and community sports and recreation leagues, you are sure to find plenty of fun. And with state and national parks, as well as the beautiful Oregon coast to engage your senses, there are outdoor adventure opportunities literally around every corner.

Visit therighttrail.org for local hiking and biking trails in the Willamette Valley »

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Poster printing

You can print a poster for free through Student Multimedia Services (SMS). 

Student Multimedia Services (SMS) is a student-initiated multimedia unit available for use by all currently enrolled OSU students and faculty. Their primary mission is to provide multimedia facilities, equipment, and technical support for students and faculty producing and presenting academic work.

(541) 737-3332
Corvallis Campus

Presentation rooms and studios

Student Multimedia Services & The OSU Walkup Service Desk provides access to 2 presentation rooms, a photo/video studio, multimedia production studio, and 2 drop-in multimedia workstations for course- and research-related work.

Student Multimedia Services (SMS) is a student-initiated multimedia unit available for use by all currently enrolled OSU students and faculty. Their primary mission is to provide multimedia facilities, equipment, and technical support for students and faculty producing and presenting academic work.

(541) 737-3332
Corvallis Campus

Printing your thesis, dissertation, or project

Student Multimedia Services (SMS) allows you to print two free copies of your thesis, dissertation, or final project.

SMS is a student-initiated multimedia unit available for use by all currently enrolled OSU students and faculty. Their primary mission is to provide multimedia facilities, equipment, and technical support for students and faculty producing and presenting academic work.

(541) 737-3332
Corvallis Campus

Recreational Sports

Through staff passion, innovation, and steadfast commitment to creating dynamic learning experiences, the Department of Recreational Sports has established itself as an essential campus partner in student wellness, a healthy campus, and the success of students and campus alike. OSU RecSports is recognized as a leader and source of best practices in the growing and evolving field of recreation.

541-737-3748
Corvallis Campus

Registration

The Office of the Registrar provides information on academic regulations, registering for classes, fees, transcripts, access to student records, and Commencement.

541-737-4331
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Report fraud, waste, and abuse

Oregon State University is committed to an environment where open, honest communications are the expectation, not the exception. We want you to feel comfortable in approaching your supervisor or management in instances where you believe violations of policies or standards have occurred.

In situations where you prefer to place an anonymous report in confidence, you are encouraged to use this hotline, hosted by a third party hotline provider, EthicsPoint. You are encouraged to submit reports relating to violations stated in our Code of Ethics, as well as asking for guidance related to policies and procedure and providing positive suggestions and stories.

Research in Action podcast by Ecampus

Research in Action (RIA) is a podcast about topics and issues related to research in higher education featuring experts across a range of disciplines.

Research office

Administrators and staff help advance the success of the entire OSU research enterprise by facilitating the rigorous pursuit of discovery, scholarship and innovation while maintaining the highest professional and ethical standards.

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Corvallis Campus

SafeRide

SafeRide is a service dedicated to providing safe rides home or to campus safely and without judgment. SafeRide operates throughout the Corvallis and Philomath communities, and are open to all OSU students on the Corvallis campus. Before requesting a ride please review the policies, boundaries, and hours of operation.

541-737-5000
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Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS)

SASS is a team of trained and experienced counselors who provide support for students of all genders who have experienced any form of unwanted sexual contact or relationship violence. SASS services are free, confidential, and available to all enrolled OSU students. SASS can help you with support, safety, counseling, and provide information about reporting options.

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Steps to Graduate Student Success

A presentation by Dr. Anita Azeranko, Associate Dean, Graduate School, discussing the steps to be a successful graduate student. 

Filmed at the Graduate School Student Orientation - Winter 2015

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Student Conduct and Community Standards (SCCS)

The primary purpose of the Student Conduct Code is to establish community standards and procedures necessary to maintain and protect an environment conducive to learning, in keeping with the educational objectives of Oregon State University. The assumption upon which this code is based is that all persons must treat one another with dignity and respect in order for scholarship to thrive.

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Student Events and Activities Center (SEAC)

The Student Events & Activities Center (SEAC) provides opportunities for OSU students to Engage in What Matters. The Center focuses on the support and development of students as programmers, leaders and active community members. The Center’s programs are committed to enhancing the student experience by creating opportunities for students to gain a sense of mattering, belonging and lifetime connection to the OSU community.

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Student Health Services (SHS)

Oregon State University students can be reassured that their health is supported by many caring staff and faculty members. In the forefront for health is Student Health Services. SHS clinicians, health educators and other highly skilled health professionals provide campuswide comprehensive primary health care, disease prevention and treatment services, and extensive health promotion for all OSU students.

541-737-9355
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Student Multimedia Services (SMS)

Student Multimedia Services provides free printing, free poster printing, equipment rental (computers, cameras), presentation rooms and more. 

Student Multimedia Services (SMS) is a student-initiated multimedia unit available for use by all currently enrolled OSU students and faculty. Their primary mission is to provide multimedia facilities, equipment, and technical support for students and faculty producing and presenting academic work. 

541-737-3332
Corvallis Campus

Support Groups

Studies show that a community culture of positive mental health bolsters academic success and personal development. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides support groups for OSU graduate students on a variety of topics each term. Some topics include Parenting Support Group (with free childcare), International Students Support Group, Multiracial Student Connection, and SUCCEED Stress Management Workshop. Group counseling provides a safe and confidential place to share and explore your concerns as well as receive support from others facing a similar experience.

Check the website for what groups are happening in the current term.

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Test Resource

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The Career Development Center

As a "gateway to the future," Career Services provides resources for students and alumni to achieve their professional goals through job fairs, the Beaver Recruiting Program, career counseling, workshops, internship opportunities, and job-hunting tools. Career Services also posts student employment information for positions on and off campus.

541-737-4085
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Three-Minute Thesis Competition - Scholars Insights

The OSU Graduate School hosts a University-wide Scholars’ Insights competition, an event based on the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) research competition, developed by The University of Queensland. The competition is designed to challenge graduate students to advance a compelling presentation on their thesis ot project topic and its significance in just three minutes. 3MT and Scholars' Insights develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of graduate students' capacity to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.

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Transportation

Getting to and around campus and the Corvallis community is a breeze. As one of the most bike-friendly towns in the nation, along with free public transit, you can get anywhere you need to go quickly and easily.

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Travel Grants

Graduate student travel to conferences is essential for the professional development of our students. The University also benefits by being represented at such events. The travel funds from this program are designed to provide graduate students with financial support to cover part of the cost of attending and presenting their scholarly achievements at prestigious conferences and venues.

541-737-4881
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University of Michigan faculty handbook on mentoring

This guide was developed to address faculty mentoring needs at a research university. It is written for use at a variety of universities. 

University of Michigan student handbook on mentoring

This is meant as a complimentary guide to their faculty handbook on mentoring and helps raise student awareness on how to get the mentoring they desire.

Workshop Speaker Series

The Graduate School is committed to providing educational and training opportunities to enhance vital professional and soft skills. As part of our Holistic Graduate Education Initiative (HGE), our diverse and evolving workshop series offerings will enhance classroom and research learning, helping prepare graduates to become our future leaders, scholars, scientists, engineers, artists and professionals.

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Writing Feedback

How do you deal with writing feedback? What are the best ways for soliciting it from your major professor? Invited speaker Hugh Kearns, ThinkWell and Flinders University, provides an overview of writing feedback and how to get the most from it. 

Writing help online

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) offers two types of online help:

  • Synchronous sessions take place via Skype video chat. These hour-long sessions allow students to connect and interact with a tutor face-to-face, just like in the physical Writing Center. Writers who are working on larger, more involved projects are welcome to schedule multiple consultations on a recurring basis.
  • Asynchronous sessions take place via email. Students can submit a draft electronically and receive attentive, thoughtful feedback tailored to their specific needs. Tutors will respond to student writing within 48 hours, though it may take a little longer during exceptionally busy points in the term.
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