Graduate College Virtual Fair. CareerEco has been chosen as the vendor for the Graduate College Virtual Fair on April 22 from 8am – ??. Faculty can participate in the live chat rooms from any computer with internet access. (It is possible to access from your smart phone or a tablet, but it will be easier from a desktop or laptop.) CareerEco will provide a tutorial and testing of the site weeks before the live event
CareerEco specializes in virtual career and grad school fairs and was chosen because of cost, accessibility and user-friendliness (for faculty and prospective students). To learn more you may visit their website at https://www.careereco.com/. The Graduate College is exploring this new adventure by purchasing a one-day event. If it proves to be successful, then we will look into buying a 1-year package with unlimited use for the Graduate College and all graduate programs. This package would allow the Graduate College to host at least 2 virtual fairs each year and each program to host their own virtual fairs. Having a virtual event will allow real-time interaction with prospective students and will reach a much larger audience.
All Graduate Programs need to provide the following information to Misty Stewart via email no later than March 24:
- Will you be participating in the virtual fair? Yes or No
- If you will be participating what time(s) will you be online chatting with students? (A 2 hour minimum is required. However you may break this up. For example, 9am-10am and again from 3pm-4pm.)
- Which faculty will be participating? (We are hopeful that we can put your picture with a short bio up on the chat page, so prospective students can put a face with a name.)
- Applications for Graduation - – apply ASAP
- April 21, 2014 – - Deadline for submission of a Thesis to the Graduate College.
- April 21, 2014 – - Deadline for submission of Seminar Report Form to Grad College (for programs requiring form).
- May 8, 2014 – - Deadline for submission of Comprehensive Exam Result Form to the Graduate College.
- May 16, 2014 – - Commencement (10:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.). 10:00 a.m. Ceremony: COB/1:30 p.m. Ceremony: COAL, COE, CHPA/5:00 p.m. Ceremony: CHHS, CNAS, Darr School of Agriculture
Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum. Saturday, May 3, 2014! Abstracts are due April 7. For pictures and information from the 2013 Forum, please see http://graduate.missouristate.edu/currentstudents/IDF.htm.
Iraq Recruitment Trip. Michael Edwards, Coordinator of Graduate Admissions, will be traveling to Iraq in mid-April to attend Education USA Iraq Graduate Fair and the American University Graduate Fair. The Higher Commission for Education Development (HCED) has the task to send Iraqi students to study abroad through a very transparent and rigid selection process. They have been doing this since 2010 and have more than 1,500 students studying at US, UK and Australian universities.
Brazil Applied Master Program. MSU may have the opportunity to have master’s student from Brazil beginning in the fall, 2014 semester. These students will mainly be in STEM areas and Internship opportunities will be needed for each participant.. If faculty members have possible internship opportunities, please contact Michael Edwards.
Graduate Student Study Break. Study breaks are scheduled on Mondays from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. in PSU 400. Refreshments will be available!!! Please advertise this to all of you graduate students as a place to grab a bite to eat and have some quiet study time.
Graduate Student Senate. The GSS meetings for the spring semester will be as follows: March 20, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. PSU 315
Graduate Student Workshops:
Writing an Abstract. 3:30-5:00 p.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014. PSU 308 A. Speaker: Dr. Tom Tomasi, Associate Dean of the Graduate College and Biology Professor. This session will include suggestions on how to write an abstract. The session is intended to assist students as they prepare abstracts for their theses and for the Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum, which will be held May 3, 2014, but this session is also open to any graduate student.
Giving a Presentation. 3:30-5:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, 2014. PSU 308 A. Speaker: Dr. Tom Tomasi, Associate Dean of the Graduate College and Biology Professor. This session will include suggestions and examples of successful presentation techniques for both oral and poster presentations. This session is intended to assist students as they prepare for the Graduate Interdisciplinary Forum, which will be held on May 3, 2014, but this session is also open to any graduate student.