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Events of relevance to graduate and professional students and faculty are listed chronologically below.
  • PD = professional development event for graduate and professional students
  • OGEL = event sponsored by the Office of Graduate Education and Life
  • Other = event sponsored by other campus office or group

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Group (Other)

    Thursdays, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. | Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services
    During this awareness and skill building opportunity, you can explore meditation techniques that assist in bringing attention to the present moment. Mindfulness, practiced daily, can help manage stressors of life. More information can be found here. Schedule your meeting with the group leader Yaping Anderson ( or 304-293-4431) where you will be provided with information regarding the group, get your questions answered, and have the opportunity to sign up.

    International Student Career Symposium (PD)

    Friday, February 22, 2019 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. | Room 109 in the Mineral Resources Building (MRB) on the Evansdale Campus
    International students face unique adversity when entering the U.S. job market in addition to the typical job search challenges. This career symposium is designed to specifically address those challenges such as cultural differences in the job search process and common mistakes by international students in finding H1B visa sponsors. The afternoon session will feature a host of experts including an immigration attorney designed to provide an overview of the start to finish steps on how international students and their employers can secure temporary and permanent employment-based visa status. Whether you're about to graduate, seeking an internship, or just beginning your college career, the information presented at this symposium will help you be a more successful and prepared applicant. This event is free to students! If you have any questions,contact the International Students & Scholars Services. 

    To reserve a seat, register by February 20 here:

    Sponsors: Career Services Center, Office of Global Affairs, and Office of Graduate Education and Life 

    Three-Minute Thesis Competition (OGEL)

    Thursday, April 4th, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. | The Mountainlair Ballrooms
    The Office of Graduate Education and Life is excited to once again hold the annual 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) competition for doctoral students! An 80,000 word PhD thesis would typically take hours to present, but competitors will only be given three minutes to win over the judges and the audience. This year, we will be holding the 3MT competition during Research Week. More information on the history of the 3MT competition can be found here.