Networking and job search session for graduate students

Getting a position as a graduate student takes strategy. Whether you are interested in working in academia, industry, or for government employers, this talk will help you think through how to find and network into jobs with an advanced degree. Hosted by the Career Development Center.

When: Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Where: Memorial Union, room 109

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Get the most out of your ELL graduate students’ writing

Faculty, how do you succeed and struggle with fostering your graduate students’ success with writing? You are uniquely positioned to have a substantial impact on your graduate students’ success as scholars, yet the effort and time for mentoring can be daunting. In this new workshop presented by the Graduate School and the Graduate Writing Center, faculty participants will:

  • Gain a better understanding of the academic, language, and cultural transitions English Language Learner (ELL) graduate students experience.
  • Engage in facilitated discussion about providing feedback to support graduate student learning and success
  • Explore ways to make the most of your time when providing feedback and share strategies with your colleagues

Emphasis will be on ELL writers, but the concepts delivered in this workshop will apply to all graduate students at every stage of their writing. Refreshments provided.

When: 8:30 to 10 a.m., Friday, November 15, 2019
Where: MU 104, Journey Room, and also live webinar (45 min. lecture part only)

Register for the faculty ELL writing workshop

NEW! Professional Development Award

Graduate students are invited to submit proposals for reimbursement of up to $250 for qualifying trainings, resources, and activities. The proposed activity should enhance their degree program, but it cannot be a requirement of it. Learn about the requirements and how to apply.

OMSI Communication Fellowship info session

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry will give a presentation and answer questions about the OSU-OMSI spring science communication program. Student participation fulfills broader impact and outreach goals for OSU grant-funded research. Bring your lunch on Oct. 10 from noon to 1 p.m. in LPSC 402 to learn more and see demo presentations from current fellows. Learn more about the OSU-OMSI program.

Required trainings for students

OSU is committed to a safe and inclusive learning environment for all members of our community. As such, graduate students are required to complete two online trainings. Students will have a hold placed on their transcripts if they do not complete the Sexual Assault Prevention for Adult Learners or the Creating an Inclusive Community online course. This type of hold does not impact the ability to register for classes. The only way to lift this hold is to complete each part of the required courses. Once the course is completed, the hold will be lifted within 24 hours. Students can check for holds in MyOSU.

Academic support at the Graduate Student Commons

Writing help - Join representatives from the Graduate Writing Center for expert writing help on Tuesdays, 4 to 7 p.m. in Benny's Room, Valley Library 6812. Please make an appointment before arriving.

Statistics consulting - Stats got you stuck? Consulting is available to students working on projects. Get help designing or analyzing your next study in Bernice's Room, Valley Library 6822 on Mondays 9 a.m. to noon, starting week 2, October 7 to December 2, except for November 11. To sign up for a consultation, please:

  1. Select an appointment time on our calendar, and
  2. Complete the client information form with information about your project

Please note, the first two time slots each day are reserved for students in the College of Agricultural Sciences until 24 hours before the appointment time, after which any student may book the time slot.

Institutional Review Board - Does my study require a Institutional Review Board review? What does the IRB look for when reviewing my application? What are some common mistakes I should avoid? Get your questions answered at the IRB Student Advising Hours in Bernice's Room, Valley Library 6822 on Mondays 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. starting week 2, October 7 to December 2, except for November 11. Also available by appointment for students at a distance or at the Corvallis campus.

Graduate student cafecito hour at Centro Cultural César Chávez

New this term, the Graduate Student Cafecito Hour invites students to the Centro Cultural César Chávez for a chance to connect and build community. Open from 9 to 11 a.m., on Tuesday, October 15 and Tuesday, November 12, feel free to drop by for a free cup of coffee and to meet fellow students. Contact Sarah Garcia with any questions at [email protected].

Grad trip to Bend with INTO

Discover the history and ecology of Central Oregon at the High Desert Museum, and enjoy an afternoon exploring the food and culture of downtown Bend!

The $35 trip fee covers transportation and museum entrance. The trip 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on October 19. Seating limited so sign up today!


The Graduate School offers consultation and matching funds for supporting graduate student success initiatives through co-sponsorships.

We offer co-sponsorships for: + Professional development workshops + Large-scale events + Innovative tools and resources

Proposals from academic units, administrative units, or recognized student groups are eligible. Collaborations among schools, departments, programs and colleges are highly encouraged.

  • Up to $250 for student groups
  • Up to $1000 for graduate program-, college- or university-level proposals

Learn more about co-sponsorships.

Fall term innovation days series

Are you working on a research project that could have societal and economic impact? Interested in learning about resources available to help develop this research into something that might attract an industry partner or a startup?

Session 1: Research impact resources 101, 3 to 5 p.m., October 17 in Memorial Union 109.

Hear from Radiation Center Director, Steve Reese:

  • Learn why he is driven to increase his research impact and why you should consider it, too.
  • How to work with Mission Agencies and industry, and you’ll learn how he is teaming effectively with a software faculty on his latest project
  • Learn how he has utilized the various resources on campus to support (UVDF, IP, and licensing, connections to Business Oregon, accelerator, etc.)

Next, round table breakouts:

  • Faculty members Maude David and Alan Wang will explain how they are developing startups and maintain their faculty positions
  • John Sweet and Joe Christison, licensing managers from the Office of Commercialization and Corporate Development will cover intellectual property
  • Impact Catalyst, Katie Pettinger will cover campus wide resources I&E training and funding resources
  • Postdoc, Jennie Amador will talk about how the development of I&E skills has changed her career trajectory

Reception to follow. The event is free but registration required.

Session 2: Leverage the Federal SBIR/STTR program and other training and funding programs. 3 to 5 p.m., November 14 in Memorial Union 109

Find out more and register.