The Office of Graduate Education

Graduate Professional Week

Graduate Professional Week will feature a series of events focused on graduate students from each school. All graduate students and postdocs are invited to a blend of academic, professional development and social events, plus free food and giveaways. Refreshments will be served at all events. Read more on last year's Graduate Professional Week.

Attend as many events as you can for a chance to win a $100 visa giftcard!

OGS = The Office of Graduate Studies

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Monday, October 1

OGS & GSA on the Road
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Green Pit (on the 1st floor of Green Hall)

Building Communities of Practice
Kim Knight
(sponsored by ATEC)
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. FA 2.206

Developing Professionalism & Your Teaching Persona
Karen Huxtable-Jester
*Registration required
(sponsored by CTL & OGS)
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. MC 2.410

Presenting at Conferences
Kristin Drogos
(sponsored by the Feminist Research Collective)
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. FA 2.206

Kickoff Social and Taco Bar
Music, Giveaways,
Games and Prizes
(sponsored by OGS)
3:30 - 5:30 p.m. North Mall (next to the the TI Plaza fountains)

Tuesday, October 2

OGS & GSA on the Road
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. ATEC Lobby

Mini Symposium: Entrepreneurship, Industry and Academia (Cosponsored by sponsored by Office of Research and Engineering & Computer Science)
Part 1: Entrepreneurship
(sponsored by Office of Research)
*Registration required
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. FA 2.206

Part 2: Industry versus Academia
Shalini Prasad
(sponsored by ECS)
*Registration required
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. FA 2.206

What Every International Student Should Know About U.S. Employment, with special guest Dan Beaudry
(sponsored by the International Center and Career Center)
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. ATEC 1.102

Wednesday, October 3

OGS & GSA on the Road
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
ECS North Atrium

What is Social Data Analytics?
Alex Piquero
(sponsored by EPPS)
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. FA 2.206

CVs, Resumes and Interviews
Catherine Parsoneault
(sponsored by A&H)
12:30 - 2:00 p.m. FA 2.206

Your Dream Job Awaits - Expand Your Opportunities with LinkedIn
Tom Kim
(sponsored by The Naveen Jindal School of Management)
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. JSOM CMC 12.110C

Graduate Student/Post Doc Joint Downtown Social with UT Southwestern
For students at downtown campuses.
*Advanced registration required.
(sponsored by OGS and UT Southwestern)
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Center for Vital Longevity (1600 Viceroy Drive, Suite 800, Dallas, TX 75235)

Thursday, October 4

OGS & GSA on the Road
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. JSOM Atrium Lobby

Taking Ownership of your PhD
Jeremiah Gassensmith
(sponsored by NSM)
12:30 - 2:00 p.m. FA 2.206

Faculty Panel Discussion on Academic Publishing/Meet & Greet
Thomasina Hickmann
Loreen Henry
(sponsored by OGS and Eugene McDermott Library)
2:30 - 4:00 p.m. FA 2.206

The Science of Networking: How to Get Past Small Talk
Graduate Student Assembly
(sponsored by OGS)
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. FA 2.206/Pub

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Friday, October 5

OGS & GSA on the Road
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Founders 1st Floor Atrium

Art and Technology Exhibition Planning
Xtine Burrough
(sponsored by ATEC)
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. FA 2.206

Graduate School and Beyond: Strategies for Thriving and Surviving, with special guest Natalie Lundsteen
(sponsored by OGS)
12:30 - 2:00 p.m. FA 2.206

Faculty 3MT (3 Minute Thesis Competition)
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. MC 2.410
with Closing Reception MC 2.404
(sponsored by OGS)


2016 Graduate Professional Week (inaugural)
2017 Graduate Professional Week