Graduate Student Organization
The Graduate Student Organization serves to provide guidance and direction for the graduate student community by advocating issues of concern; providing assistance to undergraduate students regarding graduate student life; and sponsoring social activities and other events to foster the development of the graduate student community as a whole. This organization shall provide a forum for discussion of issues pertinent to the well-being of graduate students at MSU and serve as a liaison between the graduate student body and the administration to encourage communication and cooperation throughout the MSU community.
Meetings will be held once a month from 4:45pm to 5:15pm. Please see below for Fall 2014 GSO Meeting dates and locations.
9/17/2014 (Wednesday) - University Hall 2002
10/8/2014 (Wednesday) - University Hall 2002
11/12/2014 (Wednesday) - University Hall 2002
12/3/2014 (Wednesday) - University Hall 2002
Executive Board Members
Welcome to the GSO homepage! My name is Megan Kearney and I am the Chair of the Graduate Student Organization. As a graduate student on campus I am currently working on my M.A. in Counseling, with a concentration in Student Affairs and Higher Education. In addition to being the Chair for the GSO, I am also a graduate assistant in the Dean’s office for the College of Education and Human Services, as well as an intern in the Office of Service Learning & Community Engagement. Throughout the semester, Alexa (Vice Chair) and I hope that you will become involved in this organization and we look forward to working with you. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for visiting this page and I hope to hear from you soon!
Hi and welcome to the GSO website! My name is Alexa Rubino and I am serving as this years Vice-Chair and I could not be more excited and honored to have this position! I am currently working on my Master's in Counseling with a concentration in School Counseling, however I have recently developed a passion for Student Affairs and Higher Education. Megan and I are extremely eager to work with the graduate population and hope to gain new members this year. Please feel free to email us with questions, comments or concerns at email@example.com. Thanks so much, and I am looking forward to a successful year!
College of the Arts - Alyssa Sceppaguercio
College of Education & Human Services - Christian Goebelbacker
College of Humanities & Social Sciences - Michelle Toledo
College of Science & Mathematics - Neha Reddy
School of Business - Steve Mwafuga
*Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any college related inquiries. Your correspondence will be forwarded to the appropriate Ambassador.
The Graduate Student Organization (GSO) provides funds to graduate students enrolled in degree programs to participate in professional development for the 2014-2015 academic year. Activities that will be funded include: presenting research at a conference, and/or travel for gathering data for research.
Any graduate student in good standing (as determined by The Graduate School) is eligible to submit a request for no more than half the expended amount (maximum $300) for reimbursement of expenses incurred. A graduate student is eligible to receive this award up to three times in their graduate career.
Student Research and Conference Travel Funding Application
Applications should be submitted at least one month prior to the scheduled Conference.
Fall 2014 Events
Resume Workshop with Career Services
November 24, 2014 at 4:00pm - 5:00pm
University Hall room 1020
This event will be hosted by Adam Mayer from Career Services and will be held in University Hall 1020. All graduate students are welcome to bring their resumes in their current form. Adam will be providing tips and techniques for developing a standout resume. He will also explain how incorporating a LinkedIn account in your resume will set you apart from other applicants. Come join us for this professional development workshop!
Safe Space Training with the LGBTQ Center
January 15, 2015 at 12:30pm - 5:00pm
Space is limited.
Pre-registration is required. For registration, use password Jan2015 at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/safe-space-training-montclair-state-university-gso-and-res-life-tickets-14014837757
The Safe Space Program identifies faculty, staff and students who have completed our Safe Space training. Participants in the program work to end homophobia and heterosexism on campus and create a visible network of support for the LGBTQ community. Some of the people who display the sticker or button identify as part of the LGBTQ community, while others are allies to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning individuals. Visit http://www.montclair.edu/student-development-campus-life/lgbtq-center/safe-space/ for more information.
Welcome Back Happy Hour: January 23rd, 2014 at 8:00pm
Interview Skills & Resume Writing Workshop: February 24th, 2014 at 5:00pm
Habitat for Humanity: April 5th, 2014 at 8:30am
Safe Space Training: April 23rd, 2014 at 5:00pm
Relay for Life: May 2nd, 2014 at 6:00pm
Guest Lecture Series: Spirituality with Dr. Gainor: November 17th, 2014 at 6:30pm
For those who would like to learn more about this organization, or would like to join the GSO, please send an e-mail to email@example.com.