Graduate Student Appreciation Week

Each spring, we celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of more than 2,800 graduate students at Sam Houston State University, spread out over 56 master’s programs and 8 doctoral programs by hosting programs specifically for them throughout Graduate Student Appreciation Week. Events are open to all graduate students (unless otherwise noted) free of charge. Descriptions of this year’s events are below.

Graduate Student Appreciation Week *Earn a chance to win one of three (3) $1000 scholarships at each event attended. Winners will be selected by drawing on the last day of GSAW and will be notified by email.

2018 GSAW Events

Monday, April 2nd

3MT® Finals

6:30pm @ CHSS 070

Come out and support the 12 finalists present their research for the top awards. Contestants have 3 minutes and the use of only one static slide to convey the importance and implications of their current research. Each audience member plays a role in selecting the People’s Choice Award, so come out for this fun and fast paced event!

Tuesday, April 3rd

Breakfast and Business Cards

7:30am-9:00am @ TEC 279

Grab coffee and breakfast before heading off to class or work with the Office of Graduate Studies. All students in attendance have the opportunity to receive 100 FREE personalized SHSU business cards to utilize for future networking events.

Grad Info 101*

5:30pm-6:30pm @ TEC 153

This event is geared towards any student looking into graduate school at SHSU. Various offices will offer advice and general information to make the transition process from undergrad to graduate student seamless.

Wednesday, April 4th

Professional Headshots

8:00am-11:00am @ LSC 331

1:00pm-7:00pm @ TWC Grad Fair

Need a headshot for professional networking or applications? We will be taking free headshots for all graduate students to use as necessary!

The Woodlands Center Grad Fair*

12:00pm-6:00pm @ TWC

In collaboration with the Office of Admissions, this event caters to any student looking for more information on the graduate student experience, the application process, or requirements for specific programs.

Thursday, April 5th

Spring Grad Fair*

10:00am-1:00pm @ LSC Ballroom

In collaboration with the Office of Admissions, this event caters to any student looking for more information on the graduate student experience, the application process, or requirements for specific programs.

Graduate Student Awards Reception

By invite only

Join us for our Fifth Annual Graduate Student Award Reception to recognize the achievements of our graduate students and those who work closely with them.

Friday, April 6th

Lunch and Learn: Grant Writing

11:30am-1:00pm @ TEC 279

RSVP by April 2nd to ensure a meal is provided. RSVP HERE

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs joins OGS to present the basics of grant application and tips for working on grant funded projects with faculty. Lunch will be provided to a limited number of students in attendance who have RSVP’d by the date above.