Upcoming Events

Summer 2018


New Graduate Student Orientation

Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Date: Thursday, August 23, 2018

Location: Alumni Center, 429 Alumni Lane (near 420 Beach Avenue).  See location links below.

The Graduate College and the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) invite incoming graduate and professional students to the Fall 2018 Graduate and Professional Student Orientation. To register, students will need their NetID (first part of their e-mail address before @iastate.edu) and password.  Students sign in as they would when they login into their e-mail.  Registration is available online: https://pd.grad-college.iastate.edu/event/view/555 at the PD@ISU website.


5:30 p.m. Food and refreshments will be served.  Representatives from Student Service Offices will be available to provide information and answer questions.   

6:00 p.m. Welcome to ISU from ISU administrative leaders

6:45 p.m. Representatives from student service organizations will be available to answer questions. 

Orientation information is also available on the Graduate College New Student Orientation website, https://www.grad-college.iastate.edu/student/orientation/.   A videotape of the orientation will be posted at this website following the event. 

Location - 429 Alumni Lane

See this building on the online campus map

See this building on Google Maps

Nearby parking lots – large amounts of parking on the east side of the building (not the street side)

Center for Communication Excellence (CCE) of the Graduate College

The Center for Communication Excellence (CCE) of the Graduate College invites doctoral students to our new Dissertation Writing Retreat (https://cce.grad-college.iastate.edu/acp/thesis_dissertation). The retreat is intended for students in their final year of completing their doctoral degree. Students interested in participating should complete a short application available at https://iastate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_7NXnm58ODRr3M57.

The Dissertation Writing Retreat will involve daily sessions of writing support from trained graduate writing consultants, who will help the students improve the quality of their dissertation chapters. Each session will provide guidelines and strategies for effective introduction, methods, results, and discussion/conclusion writing. More information about the event will be provided upon acceptance of the application. Please note that space is restricted to 15 students.

The Retreat will take place over the course of four consecutive days:

  • July 30: 9am-12pm, Pearson Hall 2131
  • July 31: 9am-12pm, Pearson Hall 2131
  • August 1: 9am-12pm, Pearson Hall 2131
  • August 2: 9am-12pm, Pearson Hall 2131

Cyclone Career Strategy Workshop Series – Graduate College

July Session – Registration Open

What have others learned from this workshop?

  • “It has helped me set goals and create a timeline for my career search, which has been very helpful.”
  • “Helped me in networking & develop the right skills for advancing in career.”
  • “These are things you won’t learn from a class.”

This series is a 4 week, 1-hour workshops that will allow students and postdocs to develop a career plan. We will be introducing the Cyclone Career Strategy. The goal is to provide a time-bound and organized opportunity to research, investigate, and develop a career search plan.
This Strategy gives you 4-steps that will help you develop an active career plan by building a network, participating in information interviews, taking the MyIDP self-assessment (STEM) or the ImaginePhD self-assessment (humanities), and developing SMART goals.

Attendance at all four sessions is HIGHLY recommended! Please register for each week separately.

Wednesday, July 11 @ 1:00 p.m.  – Informational Interviews and Networking – Register Week 1
Wednesday, July 18 @ 1:00 p.m.  – Mock Informational Interview with Professional – Register Week 2
Wednesday, July 25 @ 1:00 p.m.  – Self-assessment of Skills, Interests, and Values – Register Week 3
Wednesday, August 1 @ 1:00 p.m.   – Developing SMART Goals for Career Plan – Register Week 4

Location: 0031 Parks Library

Please contact Karin Lawton-Dunn, kldunn@iastate.edu, for more information.