In this issue:

  • Grad Student Professional Development Series
  • Graduate Writing Groups in Winter Term
  • GRAD Classes for All Majors
  • Career Prep Webinars for Grad Students
  • Open Office Hours - Grad School IT
  • WR 573 - Thesis and Dissertation Writing
  • Eligible Federal Employees Can Receive a 10% Tuition Scholarship


From the Graduate School

Grad Student Professional Development Series

We are excited to announce a collaborative professional development effort offered by OSU, the University of Oregon, Portland State University, and Oregon Health and Science University.

The Grad Student Professional Development Series is for graduate students at the four participating institutions and is intended to provide networking opportunities and training in skills beyond disciplinary knowledge that are essential for achieving career readiness and professional success post-graduation.

Each university will host one session this academic year online, and in some cases, in person as well. Graduate students from any of the host institutions may attend any of the events. All times are Pacific Standard Time.

Advancing your Scholarly Writing as a Graduate Student, hosted by Oregon State
Dec. 7, 10-11:30 a.m. Add to calendar.
Heckart Lodge 110 and online - Register for Zoom

Strategies for Navigating Interpersonal Conflict, hosted by Portland State
Feb. 9, 2-2:30 p.m.
Details to be announced

Leadership and Management Skills, hosted by Oregon Health and Science University
Details to be announced

Graduate Writing Groups from the Graduate Writing Center

Enrollment is open for winter 2024 Graduate Writing Groups in the OSU Graduate Writing Center. Facilitated by Graduate Writing Consultants, you will meet each week with other graduate students to work on your written projects. Activities vary based on student needs, but groups mainly focus on purpose-based peer review, individual writing time, and conversations about meeting formal expectations of scholarly writing and communication.

Writing groups start week 2 of the term.

Register for a winter 2024 writing group.

(Please note that if you have signed up for a Graduate Writing Group in the past you may have to clear your browsing history or clear your cache to reach the fall enrollment form).

Master's Writing Group

  • Writing Group I: Mondays, 1 to 2:30 p.m. with Chris Nelson: in person, Valley Library 6420
  • Writing Group II: Mondays, 10 to 11:30 a.m. with Chris Nelson: remote via Zoom

Ph.D. Writing Groups

  • Writing Group I: Mondays, 3 to 4:30 p.m. with Chris Nelson: in person, Valley Library 6420
  • Writing Group II: Tuesdays, 2 to 3:30 p.m. with Adam Haley: remote via Zoom
  • Writing Group III: Wednesdays, 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. with Adam Haley: remote via Zoom

If you have any questions, please contact Chris Nelson at [email protected].

GRAD classes in the winter term

The Graduate School and its partners offer GRAD courses for students in all disciplines. View The Courses.

GRAD 514 - Introduction to Graduate Writing || Ecampus, 3-credits
Focuses on strategies for successful writing at the graduate level.

GRAD 515 - Creating Happiness: Personal and Professional Applications of Well-Being || Ecampus, 1-credit
Examines theories and practices of well-being and explores their application in the graduate student academic, professional, and personal experience.

GRAD 516 - Graduate Teaching Seminar || Ecampus, 1-credit
Offers support to graduate students who are engaged in instructional and facilitative activities.

GRAD 520 - Responsible Conduct Of Research || Ecampus & Corvallis, 2-credits
Explores the ethical conduct of research including decision making; conflicts of interest; data management; and publication, authorship, and peer review.

Career preparation events

Did you know you have access to career training webinars through our institutional subscription with Beyond the Professoriate (doctoral) and Beyond Graduate School (master's)? Find answers to job search questions, register to attend a workshop, or browse their career video library to hear how other graduate students have moved into meaningful and rewarding careers.

See below for a list of upcoming November webinars and register to attend live or receive the replay.

Beyond Graduate School (master's)

Is Your Resume Not Getting You Interviews? Here's Why.

When: Dec. 6, 4 p.m. PT or Dec. 13, 1 p.m. PT
Where: Register

Sending out resume after resume, but not getting any interviews? You're not alone. This interactive workshop will teach you how to actually get a hiring manager to see your resume.

Beyond the Professoriate (doctoral)

What We Learned About Job Searching in 2023

When: Dec. 13, 9 a.m. PT
Where: Register

Layoffs, rebounds, AI, a near recession. Everything about today's job market feels like it's in flux. So how have the events of 2023 affected job options for PhDs? Join the entire Beyond the Prof staff as we reflect on what we learned in 2023 and how you should approach your job search in 2024.

New open office hours for Grad School IT

Are you having a technical issue with a Graduate School service, page or form? Are you a current Oregon State student, faculty or staff? Join us for real-time help.

When: Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. (PT)

From our Partners

WR 573 - Thesis and Dissertation Writing, Corvallis, 3-credits

If you'd like to reduce some of the drama and mystery associated with writing your thesis or dissertation, then look no further. This course will help students who are in the writing stage of their thesis or dissertation (or who may be writing the proposal for this work). We will first identify the expectations of a quality thesis/dissertation in your respective fields, analyze the ways they are met through writing, and execute an achievable plan to meet—and ideally, exceed—those expectations. CRN 37302, TR 12-1:20 p.m.

Attention Ecampus Students: Eligible Federal Employees Can Receive a 10% Tuition Scholarship

OSU Ecampus students employed by the federal government may be eligible for a 10% tuition scholarship in connection with the Federal Academic Alliance. All federal government employees, their spouses, and dependents are eligible except military service members and postal service employees. Visit the Ecampus Federal Academic Alliance landing page to learn more.