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Graduate Student Engagement

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Looking to meet new people, or exploring new ways to stay connected? Wondering how to remain engaged in graduate school? Continue reading to explore upcoming events, helpful tips, and student organizations to help you find what you need

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 28, 2024, Noon to 1:30 pm
Endeavour Room, Student Union
Friday, August 30, 2024, 4 pm to 6 pm
Atlantis and Apollo Rooms, Student Union

All College of Graduate Programs and Honors Studies events

12 Tips for Excelling and Staying Connected in Graduate School

  1. Know how you work—Learn the ins and outs of what motivates you to be productive.
  2. Read smarter, not harder—Learn to read with purpose. Focus on the big ideas and central arguments rather than soaking in every word.
  3. Focus less on grades and more on learning—The aim of graduate school is for you to learn about performing in your future career, not for you to ace every test.
  4. Pick opportunities wisely—Focus on what matters most to you and what will benefit you most in the long run.
  5. Consult others—Connect with others for both academic and social support: Each is equally valuable.
  6. Manage your time well—Balance your time so your needs are met and you are able to stay healthy.
  7. Don’t see graduate school as the end of the road—Learning for your career is a lifetime endeavor. Graduate school is just another step.
  8. Keep note of things that interest you—This can help you form ideas for a thesis, dissertation, or future area of study or employment.
  9. Be thoughtful when working with academic advisors and committee members—Never forget to keep your needs at the forefront.
  10. Write it your way—Pace yourself, organize your thoughts, and avoid perfection when writing for graduate school.
  11. Have a life outside of graduate school—Keep up with friends and self-care outside of your classes.
  12. Keep your family in the loop—Family can be an invaluable resource for help, support, and care.

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The Graduate and Honors Student Advisory Board (GHSAB) aims to provide representation, services, and advocacy for graduate, professional, and Honors students at Wright State.

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Administered by the Division of Inclusive Excellence, these centers help students with similar backgrounds or identities connect with each other. The division currently has five centers: 

Visit the Culture and Identity Centers webpage to learn more.

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Campus Recreation offers great ways to stay active and meet new people!

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Visit the Student Involvement and Leadership List of Student Organizations webpage to see all active organizations or to learn about starting your own.

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We Serve U, the community service program for Wright State staff, maintains a collection of Volunteer and Internship Opportunities for the entire campus community.