Master’s Student Workshop Series

Boston University is pleased to announce the Spring 2020 Master’s Student Lunch & Learn Series, co-sponsored by the Educational Resource Center (ERC) and the Office of the Associate Provost for Graduate Affairs. The Master’s Student Lunch & Learn Series will equip you with tools for success in your graduate programs and in your professional careers. These workshops will feature time management and organizational strategies; techniques for navigating setbacks and constructive criticism; and opportunities to reflect on your graduate experience while proactively translating your skills into a marketable professional identity.

Lunch will be provided and seats are limited. RSVP for one session or all three! See below for workshop descriptions, dates, and times. If you have any questions about the series, please reach out to Sarah Garibova, Assistant Director for Outreach, at

Balancing Your Academic, Professional, and Personal Priorities

Friday, March 20, 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM, 100 Bay State Road

Do you find yourself losing track of how you’re spending your time? Do you experience indecision or anxiety when deciding which task to tackle first? As master’s students, sometimes the hardest part of your graduate school experience isn’t managing your course content, it’s tracking and balancing your priorities. In this workshop, we’ll discuss the underlying causes of procrastination and ways to overcome them. You’ll also come away with concrete strategies for determining which of your competing priorities should come first and time management tools to help you live a more balanced life. Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP!

Presenter: Sarah Garibova, Educational Resource Center

Resilience: Navigating Feedback and Managing Setbacks

Friday, March 27, 12:30 to 2:00 PM, 100 Bay State Road

Receiving a grade that doesn’t meet your expectations or feedback that isn’t positive can affect your self-confidence and your productivity, but it doesn’t have to! In this workshop, we’ll discuss what the grades and constructive criticism you receive in graduate school really mean and how to cultivate a growth mindset in the face of them. You’ll come away with strategies to reframe critical feedback and best practices for maintaining a healthy perspective when you’re faced with academic challenges. Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP here!

Presenter: Carrie Landa, Behavioral Medicine

From Graduate School to Career: Identifying and Communicating Your Skillset

Friday, April 3, 12:30 to 2:00 PM, 100 Bay State Road

How can you take your graduate experience and leverage it to help you find a meaningful job? In this workshop, we’ll discuss techniques for identifying what makes your skills and experiences stand out and how this can translate into your career path. Through this workshop, you’ll gain a better understanding of your student journey and how this can directly inform the way you approach interviews and define your contributions to the workplace. Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP here!

Presenters: Deborah Jancourtz, Center for Career Development and Sarah Garibova, Educational Resource Center