Presentation on theme: "Welcome to New Graduate Student Orientation at GVSU Fall 2014"— Presentation transcript:
1Welcome to New Graduate Student Orientation at GVSU Fall 2014 Jeffrey A. Potteiger, Ph.D., FACSMDean of Graduate StudiesGrand Valley State University
2Orientation Schedule Jeffrey Potteiger – Dean, Graduate Studies Alaina Clark – President, Graduate Student AssociationSean Huddleston – Division of Inclusion and EquityTroy Farley – Director, GVSU Career CenterRobert Smart – Vice Provost, Research AdministrationJohn Stevenson – Associate Dean, Graduate StudiesSteven Lipnicki – Assistant Dean of StudentsVincent St. Germain – Information TechnologyValeria Long/Beth Martin – University Libraries
3What is graduate education about? The opportunity to acquire deeper knowledge and develop advanced skills expected of a professionalDeeper, richer, high impact learning experiencesPrepares you for professional licensure and practiceImproves your chances of starting a meaningful career related to your field of study
4Office of Graduate Studies Support all aspects of Graduate EducationEnforce the Graduate Education PoliciesProduce the Graduate Student GuidebookFund opportunities for graduate studentsGraduate Assistantships (stipend + tuition remission)Presidential Research GrantsProvide support for Graduate Student AssociationAward Graduate Dean’s Citations for Excellence
5Tips for getting started Identify an advisor/mentorKnow the program requirementsGet involvedEstablish a workable timeline to finish your degree requirements
6Best Wishes for a Successful Graduate Education Experience at Grand Valley!