In this issue:

  • New digital exam scheduling form
  • Career conference for doctoral students
  • CAPS group for graduate students
  • Wellness coaching for graduate students
  • College Student Services Administration Graduate Certificate
  • Library workshops in fall term
  • Introduction to research data management planning
  • Open enrollment for the Graduate Health Plan
  • Graduate health - Insurance 101 presentation
  • Child care assistance
  • SJEI workshop registration open for fall
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities
  • DOE's Office of Science graduate student awards
  • EPA fellowship

From the Graduate School

It came to our attention some of you didn't receive our last newsletter. Please find the September issue on our website.

New! Digital Exam Scheduling Form

We are pleased to announce the Graduate School's new digital Exam Scheduling Form is now live and available on our website. The new form saves time and adds value to graduate programs and their students.

We encourage program administrators to sign up as carbon copy recipients to the form because it will enable them to track their students better. You may sign up for the carbon copy role by contacting the Help desk.

Students must submit an Exam Scheduling Form to the Graduate School no less than two weeks before their oral preliminary exams, final exams, and/or final alternative summative assessments. Find the Exam Scheduling Form on our Forms Page. View a brief video tour of the new digital form.

1:1 support is available via email at [email protected] We also offer weekly open office hours on Zoom:

Every Thursday
9-10:30 a.m.

Career conference for doctoral students

Join Beyond the Professoriate for their annual academic career success conference for doctoral students and postdocs. The conference will include panel discussions and advice on how to be successful during grad school and beyond.

When: Oct. 17-21
Where: Online. Register.
Cost: Free with OSU's institutional membership

  • Oct. 17, 9 a.m. PT - Keynote with Dr. L. Maren Wood
  • Oct. 18, 9 a.m. PT - How to actually finish a dissertation
  • Oct. 19, 9 a.m. PT - Building relationships during your Ph.D. and postdoc
  • Oct. 20, 9 a.m. PT - Mental health and well-being
  • Oct. 21, 9 a.m. PT - How to build skills that will lead to career success during your Ph.D. or postdoc

From our partners


Graduate Student CAPS Groups: Understanding Self & Others for Graduate/Non-Traditional Students

In a safe and energizing group of peers, learn more about yourself and work on interpersonal goals to help you have more effective and more intimate relationships with others. Joining requires a short pre-group meeting with a facilitator. To schedule or ask questions, please email [email protected] or [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected].

When: Wednesdays, 3:15–4:30 p.m., beginning October 12
Where: Zoom (link will be provided once registered)

Learn more and find additional therapy/skill building groups on the CAPS website.

Group wellness coaching in Corvallis for graduate students

Group wellness coaching relies on peer interactions, holistic well-being, personal strengths, and goal setting to help you improve your well-being. Join a group for weekly conversation, support and accountability for your wellness goals in a safe and welcoming environment. Groups are facilitated by RecSports staff and are free to attend. Individual wellness coaching is also available.

When: Thursdays, 4 to 4:45 p.m.
Where: Paddle Tail Classroom at the Graduate Student Commons, 6th floor Valley Library
Register: RecSports website

For questions or accommodations, please contact [email protected].

College Student Services Administration Graduate Certificate

Are you planning to work in higher education? Will you be working with college students? Consider pursuing a Graduate Certificate in College Student Services Administration online with OSU. You'll learn from OSU faculty who have decades of experience in research, globalization, higher education, social justice, international affairs and cultural appropriation.

The coursework in this 18-credit program is designed to enhance the core knowledge and skills for higher ed professionals and aspiring professionals who want to strengthen their professional practice in working with and supporting students.

Want to learn more, connect with Dr. Kim McAloney.

Library workshops in fall term

View the entire library workshop calendar. Follow the links to register.

Introduction to Research Data Management Planning

Do you create or use data in your research? Looking for tips and tools to better help you manage and share your data? The OSU Library is offering Introduction to Research Data Management Planning, an asynchronous online workshop for OSU community members. The winter workshop is Jan. 30 to Feb. 2. Register at

Open enrollment for the Graduate Health Plan

Open Enrollment for the Graduate Health plan is Oct. 1-31, 2022. If individuals have questions or need assistance, they can contact [email protected] or come by HR in Kerr 236. If departments would like to have a presentation about the Graduate Health plan, they can also contact the same email address to schedule a date and time.

Graduate Health - Insurance 101 Presentation

This event is for members on the Graduate Health Plan including Graduate Assistants, Graduate Fellows, Postdoctoral Scholars, and Clinical Fellows. PacificSource Health Plan representatives will provide a presentation on "Insurance 101" including how to use your insurance plan, common insurance terminology, what is covered and added plan resources available through your insurance plan membership. Visit event page. For questions, please email [email protected]

When: 2-3:30 p.m., Nov. 3
Where: MU Room 13

Child care assistance

The fall 2022 OSU Student Child Care Assistance is now available. Applications are due in person to OLV|Milne (basement of Milne, enter the SE corner of the building and immediately go down the stairs/elevator) at noon on Friday, Oct. 7.

Child Care Assistance is need based and can pay a portion of your child care expenses for the term. To learn more, call or email the Family Resource Center if you have any questions: [email protected] or 541-737-5499.

Students enrolled in only Ecampus classes or who have a stay at home parent do not qualify for the child care assistance program.

SJEI workshop registration open for fall

The Social Justice Education Initiative is intended to support the entire OSU professional community in meeting the critical goals of OSU's Strategic Plan and our commitment to inclusive excellence. The design of the curricula encourages everyone to engage, regardless of where they may be starting from. Workshops are open to all OSU faculty, staff, and graduate students. Register for a workshop.

Innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities

Oregon State University offers graduate students a wide array of opportunities to engage in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E). Engaging in and learning the skills of I&E can make you a more attractive candidate to employers and employers will typically pay higher wages to those employees with those skills. I&E skills can help you become career resilient.

If you'd like to explore the experiential programs and courses available to you this spring and next fall term, please reach out to Karl Mundorff, Executive Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at [email protected].

DOE's Office of Science is now accepting applications for Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Awards

The SCGSR program supports awards to outstanding U.S. graduate students to conduct part of their graduate thesis research at a DOE national laboratory or host site in collaboration with a DOE laboratory scientist with the goal of preparing graduate students for scientific and technical careers critically important to the DOE Office of Science mission. Applications are due at 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022. Learn more.

EPA fellowship on spatial modeling of ecological assemblages in US waterways

A research opportunity is available at the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment (CPHEA), Pacific Ecological Systems Division (PESD) located in Corvallis, Oregon.

This research project will seek to develop models that can spatially predict the distributions of several taxonomic groups within streams and lakes across the conterminous US based on several thousand sample sites from EPA's National Aquatic Resource Surveys and StreamCat and LakeCat datasets.

The qualified candidate should have received a master's or doctoral (preferred) degree in one of the relevant fields (such as Aquatic Ecology, Watershed Science), or be currently pursuing one of the degrees with completion before 12/31/22. Degree must have been within five years of the appointment start date.

Learn more.