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Graduate Student Events Around Campus

Summer 2020, Online Dissertation Writing Retreat
Monday, July 6 through Thursday, July 9
The Writing Studio's Online Dissertation Writing Retreat is a week-long event meant to help doctoral students: 
  • get a jump-start on writing ·      
  • carve out quiet and focused time to write.
  • learn tips such as time management and how to overcome writer’s block.
  • get support from people who are experiencing the same challenges of competing demands (i.e. work, family, school).
  • devise a realistic schedule for writing after the retreat.

Each day of the week will consist of a brief morning conversation based on a topic relevant to dissertation writing, a long period in the afternoon devoted to writing, and an opportunity to workshop writing or troubleshoot writing issues. The workshop is free to participants, but space is limited and allocated on a first-come first-served basis.  To register, please contact Manzur Alam (

Resume/CV Writing Workshop

Thursday, July 9 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Students will discover employer expectations and let their experience speak for itself. Having the correct content in their resumes and curriculum vita (CV) are essential in a job search. Join speakers Rob Barricelli and Jessica DiLello from the WVU Career Services Center to cover this information and more. Please register for this event to be sent a Zoom invitation the day of the workshop.

Grant Writing Workshop

Thursday, July 23 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Receive an introduction into the arcane world of finding, applying for, and winning federal grant funding with Dr. Bernard Schreurs, Professor of Neuroscience. This workshop will introduce students to NIH and NSF fellowship grants from the applicant’s and reviewer’s perspective. Find out what reviewers are looking for and common mistakes that first-time applicants make. Please register for this event to be sent a Zoom meeting invitation the day of the workshop.

OGEL Graduate Student Orientation

Live Session is Monday, August 17 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Office of Graduate Education and Life (OGEL) will host a New Graduate Student Orientation (NGSO) ahead of the fall semester this August entirely online. Orientation will be offered in the form of two modules. The first will be a PowerPoint presentation introducing students to campus and sharing information about WVU resources that will be a powerful aid in finding success in academic and professional pursuits. The second module will be a live Zoom session on August 17 where students will meet the Provost, learn about library resources from a WVU librarian, and receive training on Title IX. Then, students will be introduced to the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) President and learn more about the critical work this student body is engaged in. Lastly, the module will conclude with a Q&A period to address any other topics of interest. Please register for the live Zoom session if your program does not have their own orientation or if you would like to meet the broader graduate and professional student community. Both modules will be available on our website, including the live session after its conclusion, and the first module in early August. 

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