Designed to demystify the ins and outs of graduate school.
Any OSU graduate program, college, unit or recognized graduate student groups may request a workshop for a class, meeting, or get-together.
Workshops are 30 to 50 minutes in length, unless otherwise noted. We customize the workshop to your group's needs. Are we missing a topic from this list? Contact the Grad Success Coordinator.
Geared toward undergraduates in their freshmen or sophomore year, this session covers how students can prepare for the prospect of graduate school by exploring interests, building a CV, practicing time management, and maximizing Oregon State resources.
Designed for prospective or admitted student visits, this short, 15-minute session provides a brief overview of the Graduate School, graduate student resources at OSU, and university highlights to complement your recruitment day.
Geared toward undergraduate students, this session covers the benefits of earning a graduate degree, the admissions process, what to expect as a graduate student, and how to pay for graduate school.
Designed for prospective or admitted students whose programs have limited graduate funding. This workshop covers navigating external awards, loans, and other money-saving tips. This workshop is also available for undergraduate students interested in learning about graduate funding options and financial considerations as they prepare for graduate school.
Designed for graduate program orientations and introductory seminars, this short 15-minute session provides a brief overview of the Graduate School, our programs and offerings to support graduate students along their academic journeys. (For a deeper dive into this topic, select Jumpstart your Graduate Degree.)
Designed for graduate students early in their degree programs, participants will learn about key academic milestones, and the tools, strategies and resources to be successful.
Funding proposals require researchers to write accessibly to specialist and general audiences about the value of research projects. This workshop is intended for graduate students who intend to write proposals but who are unfamiliar with proposal conventions.
Dissertations and theses take specific forms and accomplish similar purposes. However, these forms and purposes can vary by program, committee, and even the nature of the research or project itself. This workshop is for graduate students who want to learn common strategies and considerations for planning the dissertation or thesis writing process.
Students with two to four terms remaining have a lot on their plates, from managing their research and writing to juggling multiple other responsibilities. In this workshop, students learn everything they need to know about academic milestones, requirements, academic and personal support resources, and strategies to finish their degrees strong.
Graduate faculty and staff are critical to the success of their students. In this workshop, the Graduate School will provide guidance around faculty mentorship and engagement, and the role of graduate programs in contributing to the successful and timely degree completion of their students.
In this workshop, we will provide the framework that the Graduate Writing Center uses to understand the writing and communication challenges graduate students face, challenges that directly impact their ability to integrate successfully as junior members into their disciplines and to feel a sense of belonging in their programs. Additionally, we will share the strategies that we provide to graduate students to identify, clarify, and enact the writing and communication conventions in their fields.
Your group is responsible for all logistics such as room reservations, event registration, marketing, and promotion.