Graduate Student Conversations

Choose to be a Healthy Graduate Student

Graduate school does not have to be an unhealthy experience. Taking a new educational challenge can be overwhelming. Dealing with stress, experiencing changes in your eating habits, finding ways to balance personal and professional lives can be demanding. You dont have to find the solution alone. The Health Education and Promotion department has created multiple sources of support for you! Please visit their calendar of events to learn about self-care and improve your health as you reach your new professional goals. We want you to be healthy!

Workshops: Understanding the Graduate Education Journey

Led by Dr. Mary Roaf

Title: The Power of Pursuing Higher Learning for POC (People of Color)

Led by Dr. Mary Roaf

This presentation explains the importance of graduate education for students of color and examines ways to connect graduation education with undergraduate students' current majors, professional and personal interests.

Monday, October 5th, 1pm-3pm, 

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Title: Making the Grade: Maintaining Self & Sanity as Graduate Students of Color

Led by Dr. Mary Roaf

Monday, November 16th, 1pm-3pm, 

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Connecting with current graduate students!

Please join your peer Brett Ashmun as he leads important conversations about what it meas to be a graduate student. Brett is a Doctoral student and a Lecturer in the Liberal Studies Department. He will share his experience and insights as he has navigated his graduate education at Stan State. You are welcomed to join and share your own perspective.


Health in Graduate School - A Number One Priority

Areas of conversation:

  • Grad School = Strong Culture of Personal Neglect (e.g., drinking, caffeine, smoking, not sleeping, stressed out).
  • Diet
  • Awareness and Moderation
  • Sleep
  • Do not subscribe to the “only the weak” sleep attitude
  • Mental/Emotional Support
  • Find, at least, one person you can talk with and confide in.
  • Grad school can be a lonely time.

Date: Monday, September 7th
Time: 4-5:30

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Research Resources - No More "I Cannot Find It."

There are a TON of resources available for you to engage in Research. We will discuss some of the following resources

  • Stan Library
  • Google Scholar
  • Libgen
  • Zotero
  • Slack
  • Twitter
  • Reddit

Date: Monday, October 5th
Time: 4-5:30

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Self-Authorship - The Importance of Becoming the Author of your Graduate Journey and Surrounding Yourself with Supportive Travel Mates

In this conversations we will discuss how to empower ourselves as graduate students and how to build an internal voice and confidence. We will talk about what self-authorship is and how you can author your graduate education experience

Date: Monday, November 2nd
Time: 4-5:30

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Research and Writing - Creating a Plan and Taking One Step at a Time

In this conversation we will talk about the challenges of writing in graduate school and the importance of creating a plan that allow us to make susbtantial progress and meet our graduation date. We will address the following areas:

  • Organization
  • Revision
  • Receiving feedback
  • Resources
  • Google Sheets
  • Google Drive
  • Zotero
  • APA Checker
  • Transitions
  • Temi
  • Phrasebank
  • Dedicated computer
  • Two screens

Date: Monday, December 7th
Time: 4-5:30

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