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A collaboration between the Graduate School and the Graduate Professional Council (GPC), Grad Ed Week is held annually in the fall semester.
The 2019 theme is Acknowledging and Managing Imposter Syndrome/Phenomenon. In addition to daily events around this topic, a series of mindfulness events is included to support the well-being of all graduate students. Full schedule and registration links below.

Monday, October 7

  • 10:00am – 11:00am: Acknowledging and Managing Imposter Syndrome/Phenomenon
    N204 Memorial Union
    Feelings associated with “imposter syndrome” or “imposter phenomenon” in graduate school are likely more common that you might think. This session features a brief presentation on the power of acknowledging and accepting thoughts of self-doubt, and will offer insight into managing situations with confidence and positivity. A panel of advanced graduate students will also share personal strategies for navigating the interesting space we call graduate education.
  • 3:00pm – 6:00pm: Mindfulness Event; Come Do Down Dog With Cool Cats: Free yoga and meditation at the Cat Café
    • 3-4 pm Mindful Yoga
    • 4-4:30 pm open discussion about well-being and mindfulness
    • 4:30-5 pm Guided meditation
    • 5-6 pm Cool Cat time

                *Limited space; pre-registration required. Food and drink available for purchase.
                 REGISTER HERE

Tuesday, October 8

  • 9:00am – 10:00am: Donuts with the Deans
    2nd floor Rotunda, Jesse Hall
    Drop by and say hello to Dean Jeni Hart and Associate Dean Lissa Behm-Morawitz, and other Grad School staff. Let us help you start the day with donuts, coffee, and our appreciation for your hard work! No registration necessary.

Wednesday, October 9

  • 12:00pm – 12:50pm: Managing the Advisor/Advisee Relationship
    215 Tate Hall
    Select graduate advisors and advanced graduate students will share insight into navigating the relationship between students and their advisors, including tips for communication, goal setting, boundaries, and dealing with potential challenges.

Thursday, October 10

  • 2:00pm – 2:30pm: Mindfulness Event; Chair Yoga
    1209A (St. Louis Meeting Room) in the MU Student Center
    You will learn a series of relaxing yoga stretches you can do in your chair as well as some mindful breathing and a grounding meditation. Instructor is Kate Walker. 20 person maximum.
  • 7:00pm – 8:00pm: The Power of Procrastination
    8:00pm – 9:30pm: The PHD Movie
    Jesse Wrench Auditorium, Memorial Union
    The creator of PhD Comics, Dr. Jorge Cham will deliver an informal (and funny) talk on the Power of Procrastination. Attendees are invited to stay for a special screening of his film, The PhD Movie. You do not have to be a doctoral student to attend or to find his content relevant. Open to campus and the community!

Friday, October 11

  • 12:00pm – 1:30pm: Diverse Career Pathways
    44 Cornell Hall
    A variety of career options exist for students earning advanced degrees, and this session will feature a two-part approach to exploring career pathways. First, hear from professionals who took different directions after earning a masters and/or doctoral degree and the steps they took to find their first position. A brief presentation will follow and will cover strategies for current graduate students looking to expand their job search and market themselves in unique ways. Lunch provided for 40 students; therefore pre-registration is required.

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