Master’s Student Workshop Series

Boston University is pleased to announce the Fall 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.

Balancing Your Academic, Professional, and Personal Priorities

Friday, September 15, 1:00-2:00 PM EST

This workshop will equip you with the strategies you need to thrive as a master’s student. We will discuss the many ways in which you can establish balance between all your responsibilities. You will come away from this workshop with effective time management and project management techniques. We will also discuss strategies for creating and maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle when many of your responsibilities overlap.

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

Graduate Reading Strategies

Friday, September 22, 1:00-2:00 PM EST

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. You will also learn helpful annotation and note taking strategies to help you translate course readings into effective study materials for your next exam, project, or paper. To register, you will need to enter your BU email address.

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

Overcoming Procrastination & Perfectionism

Friday, September 29, 1:00-2:00 PM EST

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 workshop with 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.