Spring 2015 New Student Orientation Followed by The Graduate Development Conference

Saturday, January 17th, 2015
University Hall 

** New Student Orientation 9:00 am - 10:00 am: (Newly-admitted Spring 2015 students only)

** The Graduate Development Conference 10:00 am - 1:00 pm: (Newly-admitted and Current students)

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!

Please check back in November 2014 for registration and workshop information.

Exciting News!

Students who attend New Student Orientation or The Graduate Development Conference will receive their first piece of Montclair State University Graduate School gear!  Like us on Facebook and see a picture of your gift.

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

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

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

  • New Student Orientation

10:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m.

  • Financial Aid 101
  • IRB Survival Guide: What to Do When Your Research Involves Human Participants
  • Research at the Graduate Level: Using Library Resources
  • Doctoral Study 101
  • Are you LinkedIn or leftout?
  • Working in the US as an International Student and Beyond

11:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.

  • Writing at the Graduate Level and Academic Integrity
  • Public Speaking: Tips and Techniques
  • Time and Life Balance: Tools for Success in Graduate School
  • Grants: Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students and Valuable Grant Writing Tips and Resources

12:00 p.m. to 12:50 p.m.

  • MLA Writing Style
  • Chicago Writing Style
  • APA Writing Style
  • A Basic Guide to Canvas
  • Your Online Persona: Hurting You or Working for You?