Grad Appreciation Week 2019

March 31 to April 5

Thank you, graduate students! Your outstanding contributions to scholarship, research, teaching and service help make Oregon State a world-class university.

Join us for the week's activites!

Graduate School Activities

See activities from campus partners

  • All Week

    Coffee upgrade

    April 1 to April 5

    To keep you fueled during grad week stop by Javastop or Java II and get a 16 oz. coffee for the price of a 12 oz. We'll email you the coupon at the start of the week.

  • Sunday

    GRADx replay on Inspiration Dissemination

    March 31 – 6 to 8 p.m. on KBVR 88.7 FM or podcast

    This week, Inspiration Dissemination will be broadcasting the recording from GRADx - Ideas in Action. GRADx was held on February 28 and hosted 6 graduate student speakers. Speakers will share the questions and motivations framing their research, and present the diverse, human element of graduate research that is often hidden from public view. GRADx will provoke conversations that matter.

  • Monday

    Breakfast and swag social at the Graduate School

    April 1 – 8 to 9:30 a.m. in the Heckart Lodge Lobby

    Kick off spring term and Graduate Student Appreciation Week at the Graduate School. Enjoy free coffee, pastries, swag gifts (while they last), and meet with your fellow students. Take a break from the rigors of graduate school and enjoy some well-deserved we time!

  • Tuesday

    Professional Development

    Workshops by visiting speaker, Dr. Karen Kelsky, author of “The Professor Is In”

    April 2 – Memorial Union Horizon Room or live webinar

    Advising for Advisors - 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (lunch included)

    In this workshop, for graduate faculty and staff, Dr. Karen Kelsky will cover what graduate advisors and programs need to do right now to help their students. Register for Advising for Advisors.

    On Hacking the Job Market - 1:30 to 3 p.m.

    For students looking ahead, Dr. Karen Kelsky will cover how to target positions and prepare application materials, including cover letters, CVs/resumes, and other requested statements, plus the interview process and negotiating job offers. Register for On Hacking the Job Market.

  • Wednesday

    Lunch with the Graduate School

    April 3 – Noon to 1 p.m. in Memorial Union 109 or live webinar

    We invite all graduate students for an appreciation luncheon during Grad Appreciation Week! Graduate School deans will share updates and answer questions about the graduate student experience at Oregon State University. Register for lunch.

  • Wednesday

    Trivia night at Flat Tail Brewing

    April 3 – 7:30 p.m.

    Head down to Flat Tail Brewery in Downtown Corvallis for Trivia Night with special prizes for graduate students. No need to get your name on the list or show up early, just register your team (up to 6 players) or only yourself, and we will put you on a team. Please get to Flat Tail by 7:30 p.m. Flat tail has yummy food, great drink specials and awesome prizes. The Graduate School will also throw in a few prizes just for the graduate student teams to compete for. You don't have to be a trivia star, the questions cover various topics and also include pop culture and name that tune. Team registration here!

  • Thursday

    Drop-in resume or CV review

    April 4 – 2 to 4 p.m. (new time) in the GSSC Board Room (MU 203B)

    Need help organizing and/or editing your resume/CV? Have some questions about how to sell yourself on paper? Stop by to get some one-on-one tips from a representative of the OSU Career Development Center! Please remember to bring a hardy copy of your documents to have them reviewed.

  • Friday

    Online raffle winner selected

    April 5 – Closes at 12 p.m.

    Thank you for being such an awesome grad student! Complete a survey for the chance to win cool prizes, including Amazon gift cards. Survey closes Friday, April 5 at noon. Winners will be selected and notified that same day.
    Eligibility: Must be a current graduate student to win.
    Limit: One entry per person.

    Enter raffle

Campus partners activities

  • Visualize Your Bibliography Competition

    $1,500 in prize money! Creatively display 20 or more sources used in your thesis, dissertation, or other long-form project. Sources may alternatively come from bibliographies for course work (e.g., annotated bibliographies or literature reviews), early drafts of literature reviews (not written as part of a class), or from students' published articles (as applicable). Learn more about the contest.

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