Events and Workshops

On-going Spring 2023

Graduate Writing Circle 

The Graduate Writing Circle provides community, accountability, and a dedicated time for all graduate students to gather with peers to work independently either in-person or virtually. Students have shared that co-working has helped to increase their motivation, set S.M.A.R.T. goals, and reduce a sense of isolation. Register here to join in-person or virtually!

  • In-person every Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Starting Jan. 26, join for part of the day or for the entire day! Meet in Walwood Hall, East Campus. Coffee, tea, and light snacks provided.
  • Virtual Writing Circle every Monday, 1 to 4 p.m. Starting Jan. 23, supplement your writing time with a virtual option or join if you are remote and cannot attend the in-person circles.

February 2023

WMU Employee Graduate Education Information Session (in-person, for WMU employees only)

Wednesday, February 8, 10 to 11 a.m., In-person, Graduate College, West Walwood Hall, East Campus

WMU employees receive excellent benefits from the University and are encouraged to pursue educational opportunities. The tuition remission program allows employees with fulltime benefits eligibility to take graduate courses tuition free. Sign up for an in-person informational session hosted by the WMU Graduate College to learn more about graduate program options, including application deadlines and requirements. If there is no registration, the session will be canceled that month, so be sure to register in advance!  Info sessions will be held in the Graduate College located in West Walwood Hall, East Campus. Beverages will be provided. 

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Master of Science in Cybersecurity Information Session 

Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Virtual 

Join faculty and program leaders to learn about WMU's graduate programs in Cybersecurity including information about how the program can help accelerate your career and build your professional network, as well as information on new program features. Register in advance here

How to Prepare for a Research Poster Presentation 

Tuesday, February 21, 10 to 11:30 a.m., In-person, President's Dining Room #113, Bernhard Center, WMU Main Campus

Are you a graduate student who is preparing for an upcoming research poster presentation? Have you been asked to create a research poster, but are uncertain how to proceed? Attend this free session to learn the basic information for hosting a poster session. This workshop is appropriate for graduate students in any academic program at the master's and doctoral level and will include helpful information such as:

a) Resources for creating a research poster
b) Do's and don't of designing a compelling research poster 
cHow to talk about your poster in less than 5-minutes 
d) Best practices for authorship (levels of contribution, order)
 
View examples of posters and hear from the biology and interdisciplinary health sciences graduate students who designed them to learn how to tailor your poster to meet various departmental or conference requirements. This session is co-facilitated by Dr. Christine Byrd-Jacobs, dean of the WMU Graduate College and professor of biology, and Dr. Laura DeThorne, chair and professor in the WMU Department of Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences. 
 

Master of Science in Finance Information Session

Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 6 to 7 p.m., Virtual 

Join faculty and program leaders to learn about the Haworth College of Business MFA program, including information about how the program can help accelerate your career and build your professional network, as well as information on new program features. Register in advance here

March 2023

WMU Employee Graduate Education Information Session (in-person, for WMU employees only)

Wednesday, March 1, 10 to 11 a.m., In-person, Graduate College, West Walwood Hall, East Campus

WMU employees receive excellent benefits from the University and are encouraged to pursue educational opportunities. The tuition remission program allows employees with fulltime benefits eligibility to take graduate courses tuition free. Sign up for an in-person informational session hosted by the WMU Graduate College to learn more about graduate program options, including application deadlines and requirements. If there is no registration, the session will be canceled that month, so be sure to register in advance!  Info sessions will be held in the Graduate College located in West Walwood Hall, East Campus. Beverages will be provided. 

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Master of Business Administration Information Session 

Thursday, March 16, 2023, 6 to 7 p.m., Virtual 

Join faculty and program leaders to learn about the Haworth College of Business MBA program, including information about how the program can help accelerate your career and build your professional network, as well as information on new program features. Register in advance here

April 2023

WMU Employee Graduate Education Information Session (in-person, for WMU employees only)

Wednesday, April 5, 10 to 11 a.m., In-person, Graduate College, West Walwood Hall, East Campus

WMU employees receive excellent benefits from the University and are encouraged to pursue educational opportunities. The tuition remission program allows employees with fulltime benefits eligibility to take graduate courses tuition free. Sign up for an in-person informational session hosted by the WMU Graduate College to learn more about graduate program options, including application deadlines and requirements. If there is no registration, the session will be canceled that month, so be sure to register in advance!  Info sessions will be held in the Graduate College located in West Walwood Hall, East Campus. Beverages will be provided. 

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