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.
*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
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
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.
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!