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Graduate Week 2020

The Office of Graduate Studies cordially invites you to the 2nd annual Graduate Week. Please join us the week of November 17-19, 2020 for events designed to build and promote professional growth, and network.

Graduate Week Agenda


12-1:30 p.m.  Graduate Student Peer Dialogue 

Sometimes being a graduate student can feel like a lonely affair, particularly if you are the first in your family to attend graduate school. If the weight of the pandemic and social unrest is affecting your mental health and/or educational performance, you are not alone. Join us for small group discussions among your peers on the following topics; Imposter syndrome, navigating graduate school as a first-generation graduate student, and mental health amidst COVID-19.-Presented by the Office of Graduate Studies and Research 

 2-3 p.m. Getting Started in Academic Publishing 

Publishing is a critical component of an academic career, but getting started can be overwhelming! This presentation will provide you guidance on establishing academic profiles, introduce you to ways to identify and evaluate publication options for your scholarship, and demystify the concept of copyright.

-Presented by Carolyn Caffrey Gardner, Information Literacy Coordinator, and Dana Ospina, Digital Initiatives Librarian 

 3-4 p.m. Accessing Research After Graduation: Tools for Unaffiliated Researchers

When you finish your studies, you might not be affiliated with a college or university library any longer. In this session, we will cover open access publications, public data sources, and methods you can use to stay current on scholarship in your field.

-Presented by Joanna Messer Kimmitt, User Services Coordinator  



 1-2 p.m. Resume 101 One of the most critical steps you must take before embarking on the job search process is crafting a resume. It can be intimidating trying to figure out what to put on your resume and where to put it and what it should look like, right? This session will get you one step closer to developing (or editing) a resume you are proud of, and prospective employers are impressed.

-Presented by Emily Coton, Career Readiness Intern/CSUDH Graduate Student 

2-3 p.m. Personal Branding   

This workshop will focus on building your personal brand in a way that is both authentic to who you are and your career and personal goals. In this digital age, when anyone can search you at any time, your digital presence must say exactly what you want it to be. Come learn how to analyze and craft your brand! -Presented by Brenda Mendez, M.A., Interim Associate Director (Career Center) 


 12-2 p.m. Walk-in Hours with the Graduate Coordinator on Graduate Funding Opportunities

Are you working on an application for Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP), the Graduate Equity Fellowship (GEF), or Graduate Research Advancement & Development (GRAD)? Want to learn more about the available funding for graduate students at CSUDH? Come chat with Vanessa Cervantes, Graduate Coordinator, Office of Graduate Studies & Research 

New Graduate Student Orientation

Information coming soon.