Master’s Student Workshop Series

Master's Student Lunch & Learn Series

Boston University is pleased to announce the Fall 2022 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; 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. If you have any questions about the series, please email us.

Balancing Your Academic, Professional, and Personal Priorities

Friday, September 16, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

As master’s students, sometimes the most challenging part of your graduate school experience isn’t managing your course content, it’s tracking and balancing your priorities! This workshop will equip you with the strategies you need to thrive as a master’s student. You will come away from this workshop with effective time and task management techniques. We will also discuss strategies for maintaining a balanced, healthy lifestyle during graduate school. RSVP for this event via Handshake. If you are not eligible for a Handshake account, please email 

Graduate Reading Strategies

Friday, September 30, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

Boosting your reading comprehension is one of the most effective ways to enhance your overall academic performance and long term professional growth! During this workshop, we will explore strategies for navigating the heightened volume of readings in your graduate courses. We will discuss strategies for understanding complex academic texts as well as the relationship between growing as a reader and as a writer. During this workshop, you will learn helpful annotation and note taking strategies to help you translate course readings into effective study materials for your next exam, project, or paper. RSVP for this event via Handshake. If you are not eligible for a Handshake account, please email   

Overcoming Procrastination & Perfectionism

Friday, October 14, 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. If you are not eligible for a Handshake account, please email