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About Graduate Student Appreciation Week


April 3-7, 2017 is National Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week! In 1993, the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students established an appreciation week to recognize the contributions, impact and value of graduate and professional students across the nation's campuses. In recognition of their contribution to the various colleges, departments, labs, classrooms and offices, the Office of Graduate Studies will be hosting several events for graduate and professional students throughout the week. Please see the list of activities scheduled below.

Events

Monday, April 3, 2017

Grad Cafe
Graduate Student Lounge - ALN 209 (9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)

Stop by the Graduate Student Lounge to start your morning off with an assortment of freshly brewed coffee and morning pastries.

Your Toolkit for Success: Understanding Stress and Ways to Decompress
John and Grace Allen Building - ALN 296 (4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Do you often feel overwhelmed or stressed out? This workshop will help you understand helpful and unhelpful stress and apply strategies for stress reduction. Join us for this interactive, informational session to learn about stress, self-care, and relaxation techniques.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

"LinkedIn or Left Out" Workshop
Social Science Building - SOC 145 (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.)

Get LinkedIn or Left Out! Learn how to use this powerful took to market yourself and expand you professional network. 80% of jobs are part of the "hidden job market." Start using LinkedIn to get connected to the right people for those opportunities.

Grab & Go
College of Education Atrium (4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)

Stop by the College of Education on your way to class and pick up an "Appreciation Gift" to give you a little extra nourishment for the evening. ALL DISCIPLINES WELCOME!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Ice-Cream Social
Graduate Student Lounge - ALN 209 (12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

Feel free to stop by the Graduate Student Lounge and treat yourself to a refreshing ice-cream treat served by the Office of Graduate Studies staff.

ETD 1 on 1 Help Session
John and Grace Allen Building - ALN 296 (3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

This 1 on 1 Help Session lets students ask specific questions about the ETD Formatting Requirements and the ETD Process. Students should bring their Word doc on a laptop or flash drive if you need specific help with one of the requirements.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Writing Workshop: Opinion or Informed Position? The Elements of a Sound Academic Argument
Social Science Building - SOC 149 (3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Much of the writing at the graduate level is persuasive in nature. Understanding what comprises a strong argument is essential for developing as a scholar who can publish, present and write in reputable academic venues. This workshop delineates various parts of an effective argument.

Grad Night out Bowling
AMF University Lanes - 13109 N. 56th Street (8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.)

Join members of the Graduate and Professional Student Council and Office of Graduate Studies staff for a night of bowling fun. FREE ADMISSION for the first 50 graduate students.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Graduate & Professional Students' Social at Beef "O" Brady's
USF Marshall Student Center - Beef "O" Brady's (4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.)

Join members of the Graduate and Professional Student Council and Office of Graduate Studies staff for an evening of networking, food and fun. Play a little pool or foosball while enjoying the company of other graduate students.

Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week is sponsored by the Office of Graduate Studies and Graduate and Professional Student Council. For reasonable accommodations please contact Gary Oliver at oliverg@usf.edu.