Presentation on theme: "Welcome to New Graduate Student Orientation at GVSU Fall 2014"— Presentation transcript:
1 Welcome to New Graduate Student Orientation at GVSU Fall 2014 Jeffrey A. Potteiger, Ph.D., FACSMDean of Graduate StudiesGrand Valley State University
2 Orientation 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
3 What 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
4 Office 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
5 Tips for getting started Identify an advisor/mentorKnow the program requirementsGet involvedEstablish a workable timeline to finish your degree requirements
6 Best Wishes for a Successful Graduate Education Experience at Grand Valley!