In this issue:

  • Grad Appreciation Week!
  • Vote for Grad Research Photo Competition Winners
  • GRAD classes in the spring term
  • Career Prep Events Online
  • Deadlines for Graduating Students
  • Visualize Your Bibliography Competition
  • Open office hours for Grad School IT
  • Graduate Writing Center Live Help
  • AI Week
  • Dialogue Facilitation Lab
  • Graduate Engineering Research Showcase
  • Spring Term Career Fairs
  • Research Data Management Workshop
  • Office of Science Graduate Student Research Awards
  • Library Workshops
  • Center for Teaching and Learning Events

From the Graduate School

Grad Appreciation Week April 15-19

Thank you, graduate students! Your outstanding contributions to scholarship, research, teaching and service help make Oregon State a world-class university. Learn more about the events on the Grad Appreciation Week webpage.

Corvallis and online

All week

  • Corvallis Business Community Discounts - Pick up your flyer at Heckart Lodge and take to local businesses for discounts all week!
  • Come to any event and be entered in a raffle to win 1 of 4 gift cards!

Monday, April 15

  • 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. | Coffee and snacks - Heckart Lodge
  • Noon | Framing your GTA experience - Paddle Tail (Valley 6420), Register
  • 4 p.m. | PostDoc Palooza - Virtual, Register

Tuesday, April 16

  • 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. | Coffee and snacks - Heckart Lodge
  • 9 to noon | Headshots for your LinkedIn profile - Paddle Tail Classroom (Valley 6420)
  • Noon | Academic Odyssey for grad students - Paddle Tail Classroom (Valley 6420) and Virtual, Register

Wednesday, April 17

  • 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. | Coffee and snacks - Heckart Lodge
  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Headshots for your LinkedIn profile - Paddle Tail (Valley 6420)
  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Spring Career Fair - CH2M Hill Alumni Center, Register
  • 1 to 2 p.m. | Furry Friends from Safe Haven - Women's Building Lobby, Come de-stress and pet some furry friends.
  • 4 p.m. | Academic Illiad: Charting career paths outside of higher education - Virtual, Register

Thursday, April 18

  • 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. | Coffee and snacks - Heckart Lodge
  • 1 to 3 p.m. | Proposal and grant writing workshop. Paddle Tail Classroom (Valley 6420)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. | Rock climbing at Dixon

Friday, April 19

  • 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. | Coffee and snacks - Heckart Lodge
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Coloring and cookies - Paddle Tail (Valley 6420)
  • Research Photo Competition Winners Announced - Vote through April 12!

OSU-Cascades

All week

  • Bend Restaurant Promotions - Digital flyer with discounts at local restaurants all week!
  • Come to any event and be entered in a raffle to win 1 of 3 gift cards!

Wednesday, April 17

  • 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Coffee, Pastries and Headshots - Beaver Dam & Obsidian Hall 204. Celebrate our graduate students by enjoying some yummy pastries and coffee. Get a professional headshot taken to help you in your job and school searches. Attendees are entered into a drawing for gift cards and more!

Thursday, April 18

  • 7 to 8 p.m. | Graduate Student Pizza Party - GRC 209. OSU-Cascades graduate students are invited to a FREE pizza and salad party at GRC 209 after classes. Attendees are entered into a drawing for gift cards and more!

Vote for your favorite Grad Research Photo Competition entry!

Vote for your favorite photo from this year's Grad Research Photo Competition! Top three winners receive a cash prize!

We will announce the winner during Grad Appreciation Week on April 19. Voting closes on Thursday, April 11.

Vote here!


GRAD classes in the spring term

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

GRAD 515 - Creating Happiness: Personal and Professional Applications of Well-Being for Graduate Students, Ecampus, 1-credit
This course provides support for graduate students across OSU academic disciplines who teach site-based, hybrid, and online courses. The course focuses on evidence-based practices with an emphasis on practical strategies, problem solving, and the specific and timely instructional needs of those enrolled.

GRAD 516 - Graduate Teaching Seminar, Ecampus, 1-credit
This course provides support for graduate students across OSU academic disciplines who teach site-based, hybrid, and online courses. The course focuses on evidence-based practices with an emphasis on practical strategies, problem solving, and the specific and timely instructional needs of those enrolled.

GRAD 520 - Responsible Conduct of Research, Ecampus & Corvallis, 2-credits
This course covers topics related to the responsible conduct of research including ethical decision making, working with human subjects, animal welfare, data acquisition and ownership, authorship, peer review, conflicts of interest, and general research misconduct issues.

GRAD 561 - Course Design and Methods, Ecampus, 3-credits
This course explores research and research-based practices related to teaching and learning in higher education contexts with an emphasis on course design, facilitation, and assessment.


Career preparation events

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 March webinars, and register to attend live or receive the replay.

Beyond Graduate School (master's)

How to Prepare for Interviews - This webinar takes you through the interviewing process. You’ll learn why and how employers make hiring decisions. We’ll also talk about the steps of the job interview process — because chances are, you’ll go through multiple rounds of interviews with different stakeholders.

When: 1 to 1:30 p.m. PT, April 10
Where: Online, Register

Beyond the Professoriate (doctoral)

Overqualified or Underqualified? How Ph.D.s can communicate their value to employers - Join the Beyond Prof team for this webinar on how to breakdown the overqualified vs. underqualified conundrum. Learn concrete strategies for overcoming this obstacle in your job search and how to communicate your value to employers.

When: 9 to 9:45 a.m. PT, April 10
Where: Online, Register

How to Use This Summer to Prepare for Your Faculty Job Search - The academic job market is highly competitive, and you want to stand out as a candidate. By attending this webinar, you’ll gain the insights and knowledge you need to prepare application documents that will highlight your potential as a scholar in your field.

When: 9 to 9:45 a.m. PT, April 24
Where: Online, Register

11th Annual Online Career Conference for Ph.D.s - Join Beyond the Professoriate for a week of webinars each designed to show doctoral students and postdocs what it takes to successfully build a nonacademic career as a Ph.D.

When: 9-9:45 p.m. PT, May 6-10, 2024
Where: Online, Register


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 Cash prizes: $750, $500, $250!

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)
Where: https://beav.es/GS-Help


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

AI Week

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce a series of exciting AI-related events during the week of April 8-12, 2024.

The week showcases a series of panels highlighting the way AI can contribute to climate science, workforce and economic impact, and creativity.

Find the full schedule for AI week.


Dialogue Facilitation Lab

The Dialogue Facilitation Lab is a professional learning experience for faculty, staff, and graduate employees looking to grow as a dialogue facilitator and integrate dialogue practices in their professional responsibilities related to teaching, research, leadership, or service. The summer 2024 cohort will explore free expression in higher education.

Application deadline is Friday, April 26, 2024 at 5 p.m.

Apply for the summer cohort.


Graduate Engineering Research Showcase

The showcase will feature live research micro-presentations from 11 graduate students on a variety of engineering topics. Refreshments available.

When: 4:30 to 7 p.m., Friday, April 5
Where: LaSells Stewart Center or Livestream
Register: In-person or livestream

Oregon State Engineers are creating a better future here and now, through vital research that tackles some of humanity's greatest challenges. The Graduate Engineering Research Showcase offers an exciting glimpse of that future, presented by some of the brilliant, creative minds who are helping to make it happen. Student presenters receive expert coaching in communicating complex, technical ideas to a general audience through accessible language, live demonstrations, and visual aids.


Spring Career Fair and Workshops

Spring Getting a Dam Job workshops

  • Start Your Own Business - This session focuses on entrepreneurship and lessons learned from a panel of small business owners, April 24
  • Oops I Still Need a Job or Internship - This workshop will provide you with tips and strategies to make the job search process less overwhelming and help you find that last-minute opportunity for the upcoming summer.

Spring Career Fair

CH2M Hill Alumni Center | April 17, 2024 | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

At the Spring Career Fair, you can network with more than 100 businesses, non-profits, government agencies and grad schools who are seeking Oregon State students and recent grads. This event brings hundreds of professionals together in one spot, giving you the chance to ask questions about fields and industries you’re interested in, build your professional network, and even apply for jobs and internships on the spot. It's your chance to take the next step to a future beyond OSU.


Research Data Management Workshop

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 offers Introduction to Research Data Management, an asynchronous online workshop for OSU community members from April 15 to 18, 2024.

Register at https://beav.es/ot3.


Office of Science Graduate Student Research Awards

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2024 solicitation 1 cycle. SCGSR is open to U.S. Ph.D. students in qualified graduate programs at accredited U.S. academic institutions, who are conducting their graduate thesis research in targeted areas relevant to DOE's Office of Science.

  • Application Process Workshop | April 18, 2024, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. PT | Register

Applications are due on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. PT.

More information on the SCGSR program can be found by visiting the SCGSR program website, attending the program's virtual office hours which are held every Tuesday between 1-2 p.m. PT via this Zoom link, or by emailing the SCGSR team.


Library workshops for faculty and graduate students

OSU Libraries and Press offer a variety of workshops on topics relating to research, literature reviews, and data management. This winter term, they are offering workshops on:

  • Zotero and citation management
  • Researching for a literature review
  • Intro to R (no coding experience needed)
  • Qualtrics for making surveys
  • Intro to GIS with QGIS
  • Adobe Illustrator for scientific figures

Get the complete list of workshops.


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.

Register.

  • Apr. 16 - Are you (IN)Clusive? Read, Reflect, Reform
  • Apr. 30 - Enhancing Teaching and Learning with Artificial Intelligence
  • May 14 - Trauma-Informed and Trauma-Specific Teaching in Classes Large, Small, Online, and Face-to-Face