Commonwealth Graduate Education Day

speaker talking to students

Each year, the Virginia Council of Graduate Schools hosts an opportunity for students from across the Commonwealth to learn about opportunities in graduate education at institutions throughout the state.

Virginia Graduate Education Day  
 November 3, 2017
7054 Haycock Road, Falls Church, VA 22043  


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Through a variety of speakers, panels, and poster sessions, current undergraduates from Virginia's community colleges, small liberal arts colleges, and minority serving institutions will have the opportunity to learn about the value of a graduate education and get advice from current graduate students and faculty on how to apply to and succeed in a graduate program.

Agenda


10:00 am Welcome 

10:20 am Graduate Financial Aid 101
    What is graduate school?
    What am I going to get out of the event today?

10:40 am Keynote

11:00 am Student Perspective Panels (Breakout Rooms)

    Listen to a panel of graduate students talk about how they got where they are, 
    what they like about graduate studies, what they hope to accomplish, and what        their days are like in grad school. 

    Panels available: Arts/Humanities, Business/Law, Education, Health, Social Sciences, STEM

12:00 pm Lunch
    Enjoy lunch and networking with other students and spend time talking to graduate students
   about their lives as students and their research and studies. Visit with representatives from
   universities offering graduate degrees from all across Virginia

1:00 pm Faculty Perspective Panels (Breakout Rooms)
    Listen to a panel of graduate faculty share stories from their professional lives, advice for your career path,
    and what they love about teaching graduate students. 
    Panels available: Arts/Humanities, Business/Law, Education, Health, Social Sciences, STEM

2:00 pm 3MT presentations
    Get ready for an exciting 15 minutes as FOUR graduate students compete to share their research
    with just ONE slide in under THREE minutes. And you get to vote for the best ones!

2:45 pm Wrap-up



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