In this issue:

  • Grad Research Photo Competition
  • Grad Student Professional Development Series
  • Grad Writing Group Challenge 2024!
  • Deadlines for Graduating Students
  • Open Office Hours - Grad School IT
  • Graduate Writing Center Live Help
  • Visualize Your Bibliography Competition
  • Winter Library Workshops
  • Getting a Dam Job workshops
  • Career & Internship Fair
  • Community Engagement & Leadership Dialogue Workshops
  • Teaching Talks, Center for Teaching and Learning


Grad Research Photo Competition

The Graduate Research Photo Competition provides an opportunity to win a cash award, the prestige of having your photo displayed at the Graduate Student Commons in the Valley Library, and bragging rights!

This contest is open to all currently enrolled Oregon State University master's or doctoral graduate students in both thesis and course-based programs.

  • 1st place: $500
  • 2nd place: $250
  • 3rd place: $100

Submit your photo.

Submissions open Feb. 5 and close midnight, March 20.

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.

Strategies for Navigating Interpersonal Conflict, hosted by Portland State
Feb. 9, 2-2:30 p.m.
Remote Only, via Zoom

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

Grad Writing Group Challenge 2024!

Meet your writing goals this winter by bringing colleagues together and joining the Grad Writing Group Challenge!

The challenge is for you to form a peer-to-peer writing group and meet with them at least four times in February.

Whether you are forming a group to work on your thesis or dissertation, grant or job applications, or coursework, we hope these meetings motivate you to write. We created a quick start guide to help get your group going, including how to give writing feedback.

All registered groups who complete the challenge will be entered to win a prize.

Ready to write? Read the quick start guide and register your group on our website.

Deadlines for graduating students

If you're planning to graduate in the coming months, please find the Graduate School's degree completion steps and deadlines on the master's and doctoral degree pages.

On those pages, you can find graduation timelines and required tasks such as submitting your program of study, diploma application and final exam scheduling forms. Avoid last-minute surprises and set yourself up for a smooth finish to your well-earned degree!

Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions.

Visualize Your Bibliography Competition

All OSU graduate students are welcome to compete in the Visualize Your Bibliography Competition.

Display the sources you've been finding for your thesis, articles, or other scholarly work in a creative way and win fantastic prizes!

Ever wonder what your bibliography would look like as a mobile? Papier-mache? Video? Wearable art? Poem? Collage? Edible art? Us too!

Submissions due April 15. Questions appropriate anytime. For more details visit the website or email Hannah Rempel.

Open office hours for Grad School IT

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

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

Graduate Writing Center Live Help

Are you looking for writing help? The Graduate Writing Center is here to help! Join a Zoom drop-in session with the Graduate Writing Center and get answers to your questions about writing and research.

When: Tuesdays, 3-4:30 p.m. (PT)
Where: GWC Live Zoom Meeting

From our Partners

Winter Library Workshops

OSU Libraries hosts free workshops throughout the term on various topics for graduate students and faculty.

Visit the registration page to secure your spot.

  • Intro to Zotero. Thursday, February 1, 10-11 a.m., in person in the Autzen classroom (Valley 2082)
  • Advanced Zotero. Thursday, February 1, 11:30-12:30 p.m., in person in the Autzen classroom (Valley 2082)
  • Intro to GIS: QGIS Basics. Tuesday, February 6, 3-5 p.m., via Zoom
  • Introduction to R. Wednesday, February 7, 11-1 p.m., via Zoom
  • Intro to GIS: QGIS Basics. Monday, February 12, 10-12 p.m., in person in the Autzen classroom (Valley 2082)
  • Using Qualtrics to Make Great Surveys. Tuesday, February 13, 1-3:30 p.m., in person in the Nishihara family classroom (Valley 2024)
  • Intermediate R: tidyr and statistics. Wednesday, February 14, 11-1 p.m., via Zoom
  • QGIS Intermediate. Monday, February 19, 10-12 p.m., via Zoom
  • Intro to Zotero. Monday, February 19, 3-4 p.m., via Zoom
  • Intermediate/Advanced Zotero. Monday, February 19, 4:30-5:30 p.m., via Zoom
  • Illustrator for Scientific Figures. Monday, March 4, 10-12 p.m., in person in the Autzen classroom (Valley 2082)

Getting a Dam Job workshops

Need help creating a resume, cover letter, or government application that stands out? Wondering how to gain experience in your dream field when you're already working a full-time job?

Come network, learn, and explore possibilities for your future career at one of the Winter 2024 Getting a Dam Job workshops! Corvallis campus and Ecampus students in all majors are welcome; all workshops are offered in virtual or hybrid formats.


Career & Internship Fair

Need help landing your dream job or finding a great internship? Ready to connect with professionals in your field?

Come network, learn, and explore possibilities for your future at one of the Career Development Center's Winter 2024 Career Fairs!

Professionals, employers, and grad schools will be seeking out students and recent grads at the following fairs.

Sign up for the fairs!

  • Feb. 7, noon - 3 p.m. PT | Virtual All-Industries Career & Internship Fair. (virtual via Handshake)
  • Feb. 13, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. PT | Nonprofit and Community Engagement Fair. MU Ballroom.
  • Feb. 21, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. PT | STEM Industries Career & Internship Fair. CH2M Hill Alumni Center.
  • Feb. 21, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. PT | All Industries Career & Internship Fair. CH2M Hill Alumni Center.
  • Feb. 21, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. PT | Civil, Construction & Architectural Engineering Fair. Reser Stadium - Toyota Club Level
  • Feb. 27, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. PT | Food Science & Technology Fair. Wiegand Hall.
  • Feb. 28, noon - 3 p.m. PT | Law and Justice Career & Internship Fair. CH2M Hill Alumni Center.

Beyond Workshops and Webinars

Did you know you can access 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 February webinars, and register to attend live or receive the replay.

Community Engagement & Leadership Dialogue Workshops

Community Dialogues seek to cultivate connection and deep learning through the exploration of critical and contentious issues.

This series is focused on providing space for participants to practice the skills of dialogue and deliberation.

Visit the community dialogues page to register.

Power of Color: Conversation on Colorism & Anti-Blackness.

  • When: Thursday, February 22nd, 5-7 p.m., Doors open at 4:30 p.m.,
  • Where: Horizon Room, Memorial Union

Center for Teaching and Learning

Quality Teaching Talks

QT Talks are 50-minute interactive presentations that focus on the research, pedagogical approaches, and exemplars to integrate the three principles in OSU's Quality Teaching Framework into teaching.

All presentations are from 11 to 11:50 a.m. PT, LINC 343 and Zoom.


  • Feb. 6 - Learning Together: Guiding Students to Engage Students in Active Learning, Nate Kirk, Ph.D. & Devon Quick, Ph.D.
  • Feb. 20 - Mentoring and Supporting Students in Experiential Learning, Kenneth C. Walsh, Ph.D.