Fall 2017 New Student Orientation Followed by The Graduate Development Conference

New Student Orientation & Graduate Development Conference 

University Hall in the Fall

This conference, sponsored by The Graduate School in collaboration with the faculty from all five of the colleges and schools at Montclair State University, provides students with 50-minute workshop sessions that cover topics specifically for academic and professional development. The conference was developed in response to numerous suggestions from graduate faculty and graduate students alike and from feedback from last year's development conference.  You may register for 1, 2 or 3 sessions below.  This event is free!

The Fall 2017 New Student Orientation and Graduate Development Conference will be held on Thursday, August 24th, 2017.

**New Student Orientation: 4:00-5:00pm

**The Graduate Development Conference: 5:00-8:00pm

Breakout Sessions (Click on each session for a full description of what will be addressed.)

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • New Student Orientation

5:00 p.m. to 5:50 p.m.

  • IRB Survival Guide: What to Do When Your Research Involves Human Participants
  • Financial Aid 101
  • Research at the Graduate Level: Using Library Resources
  • Job Search Correspondence: Effective Strategies

6:00 p.m. to 6:50 p.m.

  • MLA Writing Style
  • Chicago Writing Style
  • APA Writing Style
  • Doctoral Study 101
  • The More You Know

7:00 p.m. to 7:50 p.m.

  • Time and Life Balance: Tools for Success in Graduate School
  • Public Speaking: Tips and Techniques
  • A Basic Guide To Canvas


Please note you must activate your NetID before registering for Orientation.
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If you have already registered for the event, please click here to check out important event-related information!

If you have further questions, contact The Graduate School at 973-655-5147.

  • Doctoral Study 101