Fall 2015 New Student Orientation Followed by The Graduate Development Conference

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 date for the Spring 2016 New Student Orientation and Graduate Development Conference will be announced in Fall 2015.

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.)

4:00 p.m. to 4:50 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
  • Are you LinkedIn or Left Out?

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

  • MLA Writing Style
  • Chicago Writing Style
  • APA Writing Style
  • The More You Know

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

  • Time and Life Balance: Tools for Success in Graduate School
  • Doctoral Study 101
  • Public Speaking: Tips and Techniques
  • A Basic Guide To Canvas


If you have already registered for the event, please click here to check out important event-related information!