Graduate Education Week 2015!

The Graduate School of the University of Charleston, South Carolina is excited to present a week of informational sessions about various aspects of graduate education here at the College of Charleston.  Throughout the week, we will be hosting a variety of events that all highlight aspects of graduate education. We hope that you can join us in our week-long celebration of graduate education!

Today, we kick off the week’s festivities with Graduate School Boot Camp today (Monday, 2/16) at 5:00 pm in the Stern Center Room 205.

Check out the schedule of other events lined up for this week:

MONDAY, 2/16
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Graduate School Office Open House, Randolph Hall Suite 310
We welcome students, faculty, and staff to drop by the office of the Graduate School of the University of Charleston, S.C. Get to know our graduate students and meet the office staff. Light refreshments served.

5-7 p.m. Graduate School Boot Camp, Stern Center, Room 205
UCSC Graduate School representatives Cicely McCray, Director of Recruitment, Marketing, and Communications, and Susan Hallatt, Director of Admissions, will lead this workshop for prospective graduate students. They will highlight the ways students can succeed in graduate-level academic programs as well as answer your questions about how to get into graduate school.

9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Tour of Simons and Cato Centers for the Arts
Join us for a tour of the facilities in the Simons Center for the Arts and the Marion and Wayland H. Cato Jr. Center for the Arts. The tour begins in the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and will continue through the gallery and arts buildings. Prior to the tour, students, faculty, and staff will meet with directors Karen Chandler (Arts Management), Jo Ann Ewalt, (Public Administration), and Laura Turner (Performing Arts) to hear about each of their respective graduate programs and to answer questions. The tour will be given by Nancy Cooper, an MPA candidate and Graduate Assistant in Arts Management.  

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tour of facilities at Grice Marine Lab, DNR Marine Resources Institute and Federal Hollings Marine Lab. Vans will take participants to/from Fort Johnson on James Island
Dave Owens, Associate Dean and professor of Biology, will lead a tour of the student resources at Grice Lab, Federal Hollings Marine Lab, and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Marine Resources Research Institute. Lunch provided.

Noon-1:30 p.m. Fulbright Faculty Information Session, Stern Center, Room 409
Stephen Litvin, professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management, will lead a talk with faculty interested in pursuing Fulbright scholarship opportunities. Most recently, Litvin has been appointed a Fulbright Ambassador.

2-4 p.m. Managing your Online Presence & Building a Professional Digital Portfolio with WordPress, Addlestone Library, Room 122
In this hands-on workshop we will explore, a free blogging platform for building your personal web presence that integrates with common social media applications that support multimedia web publishing. You will have the opportunity to develop your own personal digital portfolio basic framework and structure using WordPress with the help of Joey van Arnhem, Instructional Design Librarian, and feedback from other students. You will also be provided with information on creating and managing your professional online presence.  Computers will be provided for the workshop, however if you have a laptop please feel free to bring it.  If you are using your personal laptop, you will need to configure it for campus wireless prior to the session (for more information on campus wireless setup visit

4-5:30 p.m. Graduate School: Tips for Graduate School and the Working Professional, Addlestone Library, Room 227
You’ve been a newly minted graduate student for few months and wonder where all your time went? If this sounds like your experience, join Melissa Thomas, Director of the Center for Student Learning, for discussion about time management and stress buster tips for first-year graduate students.

5:30-6:30 p.m. MBA Information Session, Tate Center, Room 207
Join Jim Kindley, MBA Program Director, and Penny McKeever, Associate Director of Graduate Programs, to learn more about the MBA offerings at the University of Charleston, South Carolina. Visit for information.

12-1 p.m. Resume Workshop: Operation Employment, Career Center, Lightsey Center, Room 216
Does your resume need some updating? Let us help! At this workshop you will increase your understanding of how your resume and cover letter are used in the job search process and make sure they target your career goals. Learn how to compose a resume that reflects your greatest strengths and talents and explore different resume formats. By the end of this workshop your resume will say, “Interview me!”

3-4 p.m. Graduate Information Session, Multicultural Center (next to Addlestone Library), 207 Calhoun Street, Multicultural Center Conference Room
Want to learn more about the graduate degrees, certificates, application process and student life offered at the Graduate School of the University of Charleston, South Carolina? The information session consists of a presentation and a campus tour conducted by current graduate students.

4-5:15 p.m. Making Study Abroad WORK for You, Stern Center, Room 201
Interactive workshop — Learn how your study abroad experience can be incorporated into your resume, highlighted in an interview, and showcased in graduate school applications. Register with the Center for International Education through Appointment Manager on MyCharleston. Presented by the Center for International Education and the Career Center.

12-1 p.m. Diversity Discussion: Social Identities & Diversity, Stern Center, Room 205
Kristi Brian, Director of Diversity Education and Training, will lead this discussion. This session allow you to explore the dimensions of diversity and inclusion most relevant to your field of study. Through interactive exercises, it will address biases, micro-aggressions and inclusive empathy. The intent is for you to learn something new about yourself and your peers, and take away a fresh perspective on how you can foster meaningful diversity through your work.

4-6 p.m. Graduate Research Poster Session, Stern Center Ballroom (4th floor)
This is the 9th annual Poster Session and will feature 37 graduate students representing 12 programs and showcasing their research.

FRIDAY, 2/20
Noon-3 p.m. Graduate School Advisory Board Meeting, Stern Center Room 409 A/B
Spring meeting for members of the Advisory Board to the Graduate School of the University of Charleston, S.C.

5:30-7 p.m. Dinner with the Graduate Dean, Tate Center, Room 202
By invitation only. Free dinner for graduate students. A great opportunity to network with other graduate students, graduate program directors, staff, alumni, and the Advisory Board to the Graduate School of the University of Charleston, S.C.!

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