Grad Appreciation Week 2020

April 27 to May 1

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

Graduate School Activities

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  • Monday, April 27

    Grad Research Photo Competition winners selected and prizes given

    And the winners are...

    • First place: Heather Fulton-Bennett, Ph.D. integrative biology, “Unexpected Interactions”
    • Second place: Gretchen Engbring, Ph.D. forest ecosystems & society, “The Molinillo Maker”
    • Third place: Christopher Cousins, Ph.D. wildlife science, "Little Salamander, Big Impact"

    See the photos

    Visualize Your Bibliography Competition winners:

    • First place: Erin Kanzig, public policy
    • Second place: Emily Crampe, forest engineering, resources and management
    • Third place: Valeri Lapacek, integrative biology
  • Tuesday, April 28, 1 to 3 p.m. PDT

    Résumé and CV Review

    Schedule a 15-minute Zoom meeting with an experts from the Career Development Center. Schedule your time and have your resume ready to upload.


  • Wednesday, April 29 - 1 to 2:30 p.m. PDT

    Writing Funding Proposals Webinar

    Learn winning tips from the good people at the Graduate Writing Center for how to make your next proposal a success! Join with Zoom.


  • Thursday, April 30, 12 p.m. PDT

    Mindfulness Session

    Come together with your fellow grad peers for a virtual guided meditation session. Guided meditations focusing on appreciation, and drawing strength from the community during these times of physical isolation will be offered. Join with Zoom.


  • Friday, May 1

    Online raffle winner selection

    Enter the raffle

    A link to the online raffle will be sent to students' email at the beginning of the week. Winner will be announced at noon. The raffle is open to all degree-seeking graduate students in certificate, master’s and doctoral programs.

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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