Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week: April 4-8
The 2022 Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week at BU will be held April 4-8, 2022. Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week was started in 1993 by the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS) to demonstrate appreciation for graduate and professional students nationwide. In collaboration with our university partners, BU is celebrating this year with a series of virtual and in-person events, a small gesture to demonstrate the University’s appreciation for the important role graduate and professional students play within our community.
Discover and RSVP for events below. All events are free to BU graduate and professional students.
Monday, April 4
How to Network and Leverage LinkedIn as a Graduate Student
Learn how to use networking to your advantage, including identifying goals, utilizing your networking plan, and creating an elevator pitch. Tap into your alumni network using BU Connects, Handshake, LinkedIn, and CareerShift. This session is tailored to the needs of our Graduate and Professional students.
Tuesday, April 5
A DEI Approach to Supporting Graduate and Professional Students Zoom Webinar
Time: 3:30-4:30 pm
Faculty, staff, and administrators—do you work with graduate and professional students? Join the co-authors of this selected chapter in A Practitioner’s Guide to Supporting Graduate and Professional Students to learn about innovative practices for retaining graduate and professional students from diverse backgrounds. Following the chapter presentation, the co-editors of will share an overview of this newly released book, as well as more information about the Administrators in Graduate and Professional Student Services (AGAPSS) Knowledge Community Curriculum Project. Chapter co-authors: Maria Dykema Erb, M.Ed., Kathy Wood, BPH, and Dr. Matthew Newlin. Co-editors: Dr. April Perry and Dr. Valerie Shepard. Students are also welcome to attend this webinar.
Co-sponsored by the Boston University Newbury Center and Graduate Affairs; and Diversity and Student Success in The Graduate School at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
First-Gen Graduate and Professional Student Social
Time: 7:30-9 pm
Location: BU Fuller Pub
Join us for our First-gen Grad and Professional student social at BU’s Fuller Pub. The Newbury Center team will be there from 7:30-9pm so stop by for some free appetizers and drinks. Please register so we’ll know how much food to order. Trivia Night starts at 8pm so we’ll be forming a Terrier F1RSTS Trivia Team for anyone who is interested!
Wednesday, April 6
First-Gen GPAW Pop Up on the BUMC
Time: 7:30-9 am
Location: Goldman School of Dental Medicine Lounge, 635 Albany Street
Stop by for a grab and go breakfast, some coffee, and Newbury Center swag before you head to your first class or clinic for the day. Please register so we know how much food to order. Note: Non-Dental students, please make sure you have your BU ID with you.
First-Gen GPAW Pop Up on the BUMC
Time: 9:30 am-1 pm
Location: C3 Suite L306 Instructional Building, 72 East Concord Street
Stop by for a grab and go break (breakfast or lunch) as well as Newbury Center swag. Please REGISTER so we know how much food to order.
Thursday, April 7
How to Negotiate: Graduate Student Session
Time: 12-1 pm
Learn how to research salary benchmarks, identify a target salary, create a value statement, and utilize effective techniques to negotiate a salary package that works for you. This session is tailored to the unique needs of Graduate and Professional Students.
Writing Goals & Time Management
Time: 4-5 pm
Do you push back deadlines because you underestimated the time it took for a project? Do you ever feel overwhelmed by deadlines and don’t know where to start? This workshop will help you better understand daily, weekly, and long term goals and how to establish consistency in goal setting. You will come away from this workshop with strategies to help you break large goals into smaller ones and time management resources to help you consistently maintain goals.
Friday, April 8
Mindfulness for Self-Care and Community Care
Time: 11 am-12 pm
Health and wellness is both an individual and collective effort. This 1-hour activity-based workshop will take a deep dive into mindfulness as a tool for self-care and community care. Students will explore the concept of mindfulness, and discover the ways that mindfulness can help us navigate stress, mitigate symptoms of burnout, and promote resilience.