Starting graduate school is exciting, but it can be daunting. To support students through this important transition, Wayne State University’s Graduate School is offering a new seminar called Graduate School 101.
At this session — held Sept. 10 from 4-5:30 p.m. in room 285 in the Student Center — students learn about services provided by the Graduate School and four other key Wayne State student support offices: Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), the Academic Success Center, Career Services, and the Campus Health Center. The session will be followed by a mixer where students can grab a snack and network with other graduate students or chat informally with the presenters.
“Many graduate students assume that offices such as Career Services and the Academic Success Center are just for undergrads — they aren’t,” said Sharon Lean, associate dean for student success. “I encourage all graduate students to take advantage of the full range of university resources that are available to them.”
Grad School 101 is part of the annual Graduate and Postdoctoral Professional Development (GPPD) seminar series, sponsored by the Graduate School, which covers a range of topics. Specifically, these include abstract writing, job search skills, poster presentation skills, how to apply for graduate school funding and conflict management. A full listing of the 2019-20 GPPD series can be found here.