Fall 2014 New Student Orientation Followed by The Graduate Development Conference

Saturday, September 6th, 2014
University Hall 

** New Student Orientation 9:00 am - 10:00 am: (Newly-admitted Fall 2014 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 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.  Please register for one session per time slot.  If you have further questions, contact The Graduate School at 973-655-5147.

Check back later this year for additional details and the full conference schedule.

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
  • Research at the Graduate Level: Using Library Resources
  • Time and Life Balance: Tools for Success in Graduate School
  • Staying Sane in the Job Search

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

  • Writing at the Graduate Level and Academic Integrity
  • Public Speaking: Tips and Techniques
  • Doctoral Study 101
  • 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
  • IRB Survival Guide: What to Do When Your Research Involves Human Participants
  • More Than a Search Giant: Using Google to Effectively Manage Your Work and Facilitate Online Collaboration