Spring 2013 Graduate Development Conference

Saturday, January 19th from 10:00am-1:00pm

Spring 2013 Graduate Development Conference

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

10:00 am- 1:00pm

University Hall



* 9:00 am - 10:00 am: New Student Orientation and Breakfast

(newly admitted spring 2013 students only)


* 10:00 am - 1:00 pm: Graduate Development Conference

(newly admitted and current students)

* 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Breakout Sessions for students in the following programs:

(newly admitted spring 2013 students only)

Principal Certification, Supervisor Certification, Director of School Counseling Certification, M.A. in Educational Leadership (does not include online Ed. Leadership students), and the M.A. in Counseling.


  Register for the Spring 2013 Graduate Development Conference:

Current/Continuing Student Registration

Newly Admitted Spring 2013 Student Registration


  •  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.


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

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

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

    • Powerpoint for Beginners
    • Research at the Graduate Level
    • Excel for Beginners
    • Finding a Job in a Tough Economy

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

    • Powerpoint for Non-Beginners
    • Doctoral Study Panel: An Insider's View at MSU
    • Public Speaking: Tips and Techniques
    • Writing at the Graduate Level and Academic Integrity

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

    • Excel for Non-Beginners
    • MLA Writing Style
    • Time and Life Balance: Tools for Success in Graduate School
    • Chicago Writing Style
    • APA Writing Style

    1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.