WMU News

Three January programs offered for graduate students

Jan. 24, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- Graduate students will have a chance to speak their minds, prepare for entering the job market and pick up skills to better handle common stresses associated with graduate studies, thanks to three programs all scheduled before the end of January.

The Graduate Student Advisory Committee and the Graduate College will conduct their second and final information-gathering focus group from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, in Room 204 of the Bernhard Center. Input is being sought on issues and concerns related to assistantships, the code for assistantships, programs of study and graduate studies in general.

Then on Monday, Jan. 28, GSAC will cosponsor a workshop called "Get It Together for Graduate Students." It will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. in the lobby of west Walwood Hall. The event is being staged in conjunction with Career and Student Employment Services to help graduate students prepare for that office's Feb. 7 career fair as well as internship and job searches.

Participants will be able to enjoy refreshments while exploring topics such as resume critiques, how to get the most from a career fair, professional appearance and attitude, networking advice, marketing yourself and your 30-second personal commercial. Space is limited to 50 graduate students.

The final program, a panel discussion on "Emotional Wellness During the Graduate Experience," will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, in Room 157 of the Bernhard Center. It is being sponsored by University Counseling and Testing Services, the Graduate College and GSAC.
Those attending may bring their own food and lunch while UCTS staff members talk about the graduate student resources and services that are available to cope with issues involving how to balance work, family and school demands; find appropriate support systems; feel a sense of belonging; and identify role models.

For more information about the focus group or to pre-register, call 387-8212 or 387-8207. Information about the panel discussion is available by calling 387-1850.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 269 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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