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.

GSAW online*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.

2019 GSAW Events

Monday, April 1st

3MT® Finals

6:30pm @ Olson Auditorium

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 2nd

Professional Headshots

9:00am-11:30am @ LSC 242

4:00pm-7:00pm @ TWC 304

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

Wednesday, April 3rd

Grant Writing: Tips and Tricks

4:00pm-5:30pm @ TEC 279

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. 

Thursday, April 4th

Breakfast and Business Cards

7:30am-9:00am @ Templeton, 1st Floor

Grab coffee and breakfast before heading off to class or work with The Graduate School. All students in attendance can receive 100 FREE personalized SHSU business cards to utilize for future networking events.

Graduate Student Awards Reception

By invite only

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

Friday, April 5th

Money Talks: Budgeting Your Student Loan Repayment with SMMC

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

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs joins The Graduate School 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.

 

Week Long:

T-Shirt Swap

8:00am-5:00pm @ Templeton, 1st Floor

Bring a t-shirt from another college or university by and receive a SHSU shirt to replace it with! Show your Bearkat pride!