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Life on the Grad Line

Making the Most of Your Time at Baylor

The Graduate School offers a series of free workshops designed to assist students in their adjustment to graduate school. The workshops cover topics such as stress management, handling finances in graduate school, and preparation for thesis and dissertation writing. Each session is approximately an hour long. Pizza will be provided!

Fall 2014 Workshops
  • Managing Graduate Student Stress
    When: September 25, 2014
    Where: Claypool Room, SUB
    Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
    Graduate students have unique concerns when it comes to stress. From managing relationships, understanding a new set of expectations, and the performance pressure of school, graduate studies can bring with it a great deal of anxiety. A counseling professional that specializes in working with graduate students will discuss healthy methods of managing stress, and a student panel will be present to help answer questions.

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  • Get a Life: Maintaining Balance Without Sacrificing Academic Success
    When: November 10, 2014
    Where: Houston Room, SUB
    Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
    The life of being a graduate student can often involve a great deal of juggling. From writing papers to taking care of family, from working a job to researching in a lab-the demands of one's personal life and graduate-level studies can be extensive. This session will focus on tips concerning how to maintain life balance without sacrifice academic goals. The panel will consist of fellow graduate students at different life stages, a professor, and practical tips from a counseling professional.

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Spring 2015 Workshops
  • Preparing for Writing Your Dissertation or Thesis
    February 2015, SUB
    Are you beginning to think about your dissertation or thesis? Or are you in the early stages of beginning your research? This session is for students like you. During this workshop Dr. Rishi Sriram will comment on and answer questions concerning topics such as the committee selection process, creating a timeline for completion, and tips for staying on task throughout the research process.

  • The Transition to Parenthood: Juggling Family, Graduate Studies, and the Job Search
    March 2015, SUB
    Are you considering or have you started a family while in graduate school? This session will include a panel of both graduate students and faculty that have started a family while in graduate school. The session will cover how to navigate the transition to parenthood, how to manage academic expectations on top of familial expectations, and tips for entering the job market with a family. If you have specific questions that you would like to be addressed email: Cara Allen