Career and Coffee: Graduate Student Appreciation Week | Kent State University

Career and Coffee: Graduate Student Appreciation Week

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 11:00am to 3:00pm

KSU Loves Grad Students

Graduate Student Appreciation Week was started in 1993 by the National Association of Graduate and Professional Students as a way to support and appreciate graduate and professional students. The week seeks to emphasize the contributions, impact, and value of graduate and professional students on campuses throughout the United States.

The 2018 Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GSAW) at Kent State will be held from April 16-20, 2018. This week is a chance for the campus community to celebrate our amazing graduate student body for their contributions to the university. 

In addition to the events below, the Division of Graduate Studies will also be a sponsor of the American Red Cross Blood Drive on campus that week.  The Blood Drive will be held on Tuesday, April 17 and Wednesday, April 18 from 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. in room 310 in the Kent Student Center.  Participating students can receive a free t-shirt and Chipotle gift card while supplies last at the blood drive.

16 MONDAY

Chill on the Hill

12:00-2:00 p.m., Cartwright Hall

Kickoff GSAW with a fun-filled afternoon in the Cartwright Student Lounge. Enjoy free food, games, and entertainment, while celebrating your contributions to Kent State with your fellow graduate students, faculty, and staff.  

h1-b visa lecture

4:00 p.m., 133 Bowman Hall

The International Graduate Student Association is hosting a session about what international students need to know about the H1-B Visa presented by KSU attorney Michael Pfahl.

17 TUESDAY

Career and Coffee 

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Cartwright Hall

Looking for a new LinkedIn photo? Stop by Cartwright Hall for a free headshot – professional attire required – from 12 to 2pm. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

18 WEDNESDAY

De-Stress for Success

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Cartwright Hall

Take a break from work, studying, and finals stress and relax with Graduate Studies. Stop by Cartwright Hall for a free professional chair massage and enjoy some healthy refreshments!

19 Thursday

Gear Up for Graduation

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Cartwright Hall

Stop by Cartwright Hall to enjoy some free food and receive an exclusive graduation pin. A representative from the Office of University Ceremonies will be available from 11am to 3pm to demonstrate the proper way to wear academic regalia and offer techniques for Ph.D. students to utilize when being hooded during the graduation ceremony in May.

Graduate Research Symposium

4:00-8:00 p.m., Kent Student Center

The 2018 Graduate Research Symposium, a campus-wide event focused on showcasing graduate student research, will kick off on Thursday evening. The competition provides graduate students the opportunity to present their research to faculty and graduate student judges and is concluded with an awards luncheon which features a keynote address and presentation of awards to exemplary presenters.

20 FRIDAY

Graduate Research Symposium

9:00 a.m.-2:00pm, Kent Student Center

End the week at the 2018 Graduate Research Symposium, a campus-wide event focused on showcasing graduate student research. The competition provides graduate students the opportunity to present their research to faculty and graduate student judges and is concluded with an awards luncheon which features a keynote address and presentation of awards to exemplary presenters.

All events are free to attend for graduate students, faculty and staff.