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.
We are now accepting nominations for Graduate Student Organization (GSO) elections. The term of each position is for the full 2015-2016 academic year. We are looking for students to fill the positions of Chair and Vice Chair:
Chair: oversees the facilitation of meetings, including setting the agenda and acting as primary liaison to The Graduate School advisor
Vice Chair: assists the Chair in providing leadership for the organization, responsible for typing the agenda, taking minutes at each meeting, and subsequently submitting the minutes to The Graduate School advisor
If you are interested, please email your full name, academic program, the position(s) that you would like to be considered for, and a brief paragraph explaining your interest in the position(s) by
Monday, October 5th, 2015
Your nomination information will be available for voters to review throughThe Graduate School’s electronic voting system.
Voting information will be conveyed via e-mail during the week of October 5th.
Meetings will be held once a month from 4:45pm to 5:15pm.
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The Graduate Student Organization (GSO) provides funds to graduate students enrolled in degree programs to participate in professional development for the 2015-2016 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. Funding is limited and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.
Student Research and Conference Travel Funding Application
Applications should be submitted at least one month prior to the scheduled Conference.
Fall 2015 Events
Queer Grads Welcome Back Social
Friday, 9/11/15, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Student Center Dining Room
The Montclair State Univeristy LGBTQ Center invites you to come out to mix, mingle, and network with other Red hawk graduate students over light refreshments and conversation. For more information, contact Ebony Jackson: Jacksone2@mail.montclair.edu.
Elements of Oz, final dress rehearsal
Friday, 9/25/15 at 7:30pm
Alexander Kasser Theater
What do Judy Garland, Ayn Rand, YouTube, and the Gold Standard have in common? Come to a special sneak peek of The Builders Association's world premiere production of Elements of Oz, a 21st century mash-up of the iconic film The Wizard of Oz, to find out! Bring your smartphone and download the free app...it's all part of the show. This is a FREE event. To learn more visit peakperfs.org.
Are you LinkedIn or Left Out?
Monday, 10/12/15, 4:15pm - 5:15pm
University Hall room 2042
Linkedin gives us unprecedented access to people, employers and opportunities. This social media giant provides a professional platform for interacting with those in our field. Employers benefit as well in that they're given a look at our virtual footprint, which is critical to maintaining a professional online presence. Come hear from the Center for Career Services on how to best leverage Linkedin.
Special Olympics Volunteer Events
LGBTQ Family Building Options (Co-Sponsored by the MSU LGBTQ Center)
Career and Internship Fair
Safe Space Training with the LGBTQ Center
Resume Workshop with Career Services
Guest Lecture Series: Spirituality with Dr. Gainor
Relay for Life
Safe Space Training
Habitat for Humanity
Interview Skills & Resume Writing Workshop
Welcome Back Happy Hour
For those who would like to learn more about this organization, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.