Master’s Student Workshop Series

Master's Student Lunch & Learn Series

Boston University is pleased to announce the Spring 2023 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 essential time management and organizational tips; strategies for navigating the complex course content that you will encounter during your graduate programs; tips on how to foster resilience and overcome setbacks; and techniques for overcoming procrastination and perfectionism.

See below for workshop descriptions, and RSVP today for one session or all three! All sessions will be held in person at 100 Bay State Road with the option to join us remotely via Zoom. In person attendance will be capped at 20 students and lunch will be provided. If you have any questions about the series, please email us.

The Balancing Act: Finding Balance Between Academics and the Job Search

Friday, January 27, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

Most every day is a balancing act for master’s students, between going to classes and finding an internship or full-time job. Each student has a list of things to do, places to be, and people to meet, both for academics and the job search. This workshop will equip you with the strategies you need to thrive as a master’s student. As a result of participating in this workshop, you will learn: effective time and task management techniques, strategies for maintaining a balanced, healthy lifestyle between academics and the job search, and goal setting and action planning for both academics and the job search.

Featuring Special Guest Narali Taglialavore, Associate Director of Career Education, BU Center for Career Development.

RSVP for this event via Handshake to join in-person or via Zoom.

Resilience: Managing Setbacks and Redefining Success

Friday, February 10, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

Failure is an inevitable part of learning and growth. Yet why do some people respond better to setbacks and challenges than others? In this workshop, you will learn how to shift your mindset so you can embrace a growth mindset and foster resilience. Students will learn about brain plasticity and how fixed vs. growth mindsets operate in their lives. Participants will engage in an evidence-based intervention that is designed to assist them in anticipating and overcoming obstacles in order to reach their goals. 

Featuring Special Guest Dr. Carrie Landa, Executive Director of Student Wellbeing, BU Student Wellbeing.

RSVP for this event via Handshake to join in-person or via Zoom.

Overcoming Procrastination & Perfectionism

Friday, February 24, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

Do you find it difficult to start on projects without the pressure of a looming deadline? Has fear of failure held you back and contributed to writer’s block? This workshop will help you understand your procrastination triggers and how to overcome them. You will come away from this session with evidence-based strategies to help you get started on projects, make consistent progress toward completion, and find satisfaction at each stage of the process.

RSVP for this event via Handshake to join in-person or via Zoom.