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Grad Gather & Grow Speaker Series

Winter break is finally here, and we hope you take the time to step back and relax. We also want to provide you with space to reflect and build your self-advocacy skills Grad Gather & Grow is that space. It's a chance to reset and remember to prioritize your success and wellness in graduate school -- and yes, the two should go hand in hand! Together with the Graduate Student Organization and the Student Government Association, we're hosting this virtual speaker series from December 11-17. Use this opportunity to hit reset after a taxing semester and learn new skills and strategies for moving forward.

As an extra bonus, grad students who register and attend at least 3 events (including our Three Minute Thesis finals on December 17) will receive some great grad swag to help you grow -- a #ULGradEats lunch bag and cutlery set, a copy of The Productive Graduate Student Writer by Jan Allen, and a packet of seeds!

All events are free to attend, but registration is required.

Recordings of our Grad Gather & Grow Speaker Events can be viewed here:

Grad Gather and Grow, December 11-17

Coffee Talk
Friday, December 11, at 10am
A time to check in, connect with others, and learn more about our speaker series.
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“Rediscover Your Why: Clarifying Your Purpose in Grad Studies”
Monday, December 14, at 12pm
Dr. Beth Godbee
Graduate Career Consortium Speaker and Contributor to InsideHigherEd, Independent Scholar, and Founder of Heart-Head-Hands: Everyday Living for Justice
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Grad Faculty Workshop: Holistic Review in Graduate Admissions/Funding Decisions
Tuesday, December 15, at 1pm
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“Beyond 2 Suitcases: Navigating Life as an International Grad Student/Postdoc at Work and in Learning Spaces”
Monday, December 14, at 5pm
Dr. Shoba Subramanian, Director of Curriculum and Educational Initiatives, Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, University of Michigan Medical School
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“Preserving Wellness and Effectiveness in a Remote Setting”
Tuesday, December 15, at 6pm
Professor Ray Schroeder, Senior Fellow of the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) and Professor Emeritus / Associate Vice Chancellor at the University of Illinois at Springfield
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“Graduate Student Health and Wellness: A Roadmap for Action for Individual Students, Faculty, Graduate Programs, and Universities”
Wednesday, December 16, at 12pm
Dr. Meghan Duffy, Professor in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan
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Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Finals
Thursday, December 17, at 2pm
The perfect capstone to our week full of motivation! Come and cheer on our finalists as they present their research topics in under 3 minutes.
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