Transitions… Navigating Graduate School for First-Year Students

As part of a continued orientation experience for incoming graduate and professional students, the Graduate School sponsors a special seminar series (complete with networking time) for first-year graduate and professional students. The purpose of Transitions is for students to gain valuable information and skills to make a successful transition into the role of a successful Cornell graduate/professional student.

Fall 2017 Semester

The Graduate School is sponsoring a special series for first-year graduate and professional students.  In a relaxed environment and over pizza, students will be able to gain information and skills to make a successful transition to a Cornell graduate/professional student status. Time is set aside for students to network with one another. Please RSVP at the link below.

Get the Mentoring You Need and Want

Thursday, August 31  |  4:00 – 5:30 pm  |  G01 Biotech

Mentoring is the most critical relationship for a graduate student. Mentoring begins with understanding what mentoring is and what you hope to get out of the relationship. Through interactive discussion and case studies, we will discuss how to establish a positive relationship and communicate effectively with your mentors. Presenter:  Colleen McLinn, Director, Center for the Integrationof Research, Teaching and Learning and Sara Xayarath Hernández, Associate Dean for Inclusion and Student Engagement

Develop Your Strategic Plan for Graduate School Success

Wednesday, September 6  |  4:00 – 5:30 pm  |  404 Plant Sciences Building

We often hear that the graduate school experience is nothing like anyone expected it would be... so, what is a first-year student to do? Make a strategic plan! Spend time with our Associate Dean discussing the value of strategic planning and how to take control of your academic future right from the very beginning. This session is guaranteed to be full of practical strategies, illustrative stories, and inspiration for how you can be successful. Presenter: Jan Allen, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs

Maximizing Your Every Minute

Monday, September 11  |  4:00 – 5:30 pm  |  102 Mann Library

Three weeks into your program, are you asking yourself, “How can I accomplish all of these goals with limited hours in the day?” Fortunately, time management is a skill that can be learned!  Join us for an interactive discussion on the top six tips to successfully manage your time. You will learn methods and insight to what top performers already know about time management. In addition, you will share with others what you have found works best for you. Presenter: Janna Lamey, Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Life

Understanding and Overcoming the Imposter Syndrome (aka- You Belong in Grad School)

Tuesday, September 19  |  4:00 – 5:30 pm  |  700 Clark

Did you know that imposter feelings are normal and that most high-achieving graduate students experience these feelings at some point? Join us to better understand the Imposter Syndrome; learn where it comes from and how it can manifest. More importantly, understand how it can be a barrier to graduate student success and what you can do to overcome this. Dr. Wong will use theory, data, clinical practice, and his own experiences as a graduate student to paint a picture of the Imposter Syndrome with accuracy, helpfulness, and humor. Presenter: Wai Wong, Assistant Director for Community Based Services, Cornell Health

    The Culture of Respect at Cornell

    This session will be rescheduled!