GSAW 2021

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Grad Week 2021: Tuesday, April 6 – Friday, April 9

The first full week of April is National Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week! Join GSA in celebrating graduate students here at UNCG with a calendar of events designed to promote and highlight graduate students’ important place in the university. In partnership with various campus departments, community partners, and employers, GSA will host multiple professional development and social opportunities throughout the week!


Tuesday, April 6

Mentoring Matters Workshop, watch the recording here!

  • To kick off GSAW, we have Dr. Karen Bull, Dean of UNCG Online, talking to us about the importance and qualities of good mentoring
  • Here is a mentorship resource for graduate students from diverse backgrounds at UNCG

Salary Negotiation Workshop, watch the recording here!

  • Ever wondered… how am I supposed to negotiate a salary? What should I say? What should I ask? Do I have the experience necessary to negotiate? Come and learn tips and tricks as Catherine Goetz from T-Mobile helps you navigate that process

Professional Headshots (1 of 2), 1-4pm

Trivia Night with the Chancellor, 4-6pm

  • The team that finishes with the most points will all win a prize!
Wednesday, April 7

Professional Headshots (2 of 2), 10am-1pm

Online Presence Workshop, watch the recording here!

  • Dr. Vaughn Stewart, Director of the Digital ACT Studio, will be addressing self-marketing for graduate students via Online Presence (LinkedIn, Research Gate, personal websites, Twitter, etc.)

Spring Care Package Distribution (1 of 2), 4-6pm at the top (5th) floor of the Oakland Parking Deck

  • Includes awesome GSA SWAG: baseball cap, aluminum water bottle, sunglasses, frisbee, new adjustable face mask, and fidget spinner all in a fun draw string bag!
  • Drive or walk to the top (5th floor) of the Oakland Parking Deck to pick up your free Spring Care Package! If you drive in, the ticket you receive at the gate is free for the first 30 minutes. If you have any issues driving out of the parking deck, simply ring the attendant and tell them you were there for the GSA event!
  • NOTE: If inclement weather occurs, you will find us safely on the 4th floor of  the Oakland parking deck.
Thursday, April 8
Combating Imposter Syndrome, watch the recording here!
  • This workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Jennifer Brown, a counselor at The Counseling Center at UNCG
Breathe: Finding Work/Life Balance in Grad School
  • This workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Randy Patterson, the Assistant Director of The Counseling Center at UNCG
  • Find this workshop and more graduate student workshops hosted by the counseling center here!

Graduate Council (GC) Town Hall with GSA, watch the recording here!

  • Not sure what the GC is or what they do for graduate students at UNCG? Bring your policy and curriculum questions and meet some panelists from the GC before our monthly meeting!

April Senate Assembly Meeting, watch the recording here!

  • Last senate meeting for the year, come meet your E-board members for 2021-2022!
Friday, April 9

Career Mapping and Strategic Planning Workshop, watch the recording here!

  • Come get career tips, map out your career goals and create a strategic plan for yourself with Dr. Sherine Obare, Dean of JSNN! Dean Obare addressed these topics at our February Come Talk with GSA, and because of popular demand we have invited her back to facilitate this workshop.

Spring Care Package Distribution (2 of 2), 1-3pm at the top (5th) floor of the Oakland Parking Deck

  • Includes awesome GSA SWAG: baseball cap, aluminum water bottle, sunglasses, frisbee, new adjustable face mask, and fidget spinner all in a fun draw string bag!
  • Drive or walk to the top (5th floor) of the Oakland Parking Deck to pick up your free Spring Care Package! If you drive in, the ticket you receive at the gate is free for the first 30 minutes. If you have any issues driving out of the parking deck, simply ring the attendant and tell them you were there for the GSA event!
  • NOTE: If inclement weather occurs, you will find us safely on the 4th floor of  the Oakland parking deck.

Graduate Student Lead Tours of JSNN, 4:30-7:30 @ JSNN

  • Aren’t sure where or what JSNN is? Come get a tour of the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering before you pick up your free food from the food truck in the parking lot!
  • If you aren’t one of the 150 students getting a free meal, tours are still open to all graduate students at UNCG!

Grab Grub with GSA featuring Smokiin’ Mac Food Truck, 5-8pm in the JSNN parking lot

  • 150 graduate students will get a free Mac meal (first come first serve), REGISTRATION IS FULL FOR THIS EVENT
  • Show up 15-30 minutes early to get a tour of JSNN before ordering your meal!

Did you miss a workshop that you wanted to attend? No worries! All workshop recordings are posted to our YouTube channel: go.uncg.edu/gsayoutube
If you have any questions about GSAW please e-mail GSA VP Lexi at gsavppgm@uncg.edu