Beginning in 2015, GPB began a series of Fall Quarter workshops to facilitate transition of incoming students to graduate school. The series “Grad School Hacks” provides discussion of strategies for effective integration into a Ph.D. program (including lab and department) and offers a forum for students to share experiences with peers and build community. The series is facilitated by Dr. Azurdia, who leads student-centered learning where participants consider a range of topics on academic culture and challenges. Additionally, it offers GPB an opportunity to assess the needs of its students in real-time to allow for intervention should a student experience difficulties in their first quarter. Some of the participants last fall commented that the workshops (especially “Imposter Syndrome”) helped by showing them that they were not alone in struggling with acclimation.
Upcoming dates: Spring 2021
- Post-rotation Discussion: Choosing Your Dissertation Lab for
First-Year Students: May 5th, 2021: 12:00-1:30 PM PST: RSVP Here
- Fostering Your Research Self-Efficacy May 17, 2021: 12:00-1:30 PM PST: RSVP Here
- Managing Conflict in the Research Environment June 9th, 2021: 12:00-1:30 PM PST: RSVP Here
For a description of these workshops please see the Spring 2021 Graduate School Hacks Flyer