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Graduate School Newsletter - November 2022

Congratulations to Shelby Duncan for being selected as the winner of the Distinguished Master's Thesis Award! Shelby is a Spring 2022 graduate who earned her Master of Science degree in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. Shelby was given a monetary award and her thesis will be submitted for further consideration for the regional award through the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools.

Applications must be submitted electronically. Deadline: November 17, 2022.

Nominate a faculty member for this award. Deadline: December 1, 2022.

This year’s 3MT competition will be held in the Lewis and Clark Room, Student Union, on February 9, 2023 at 5 p.m. We encourage all graduate students to participate. Interested students must register no later than Friday, February 3, 2023. More detailed information will be sent out to registered students after that date. For more specific details about the competition, view the 3MT PowerPoint.

Professional Development Spotlight: Career Development

Professional Development Spotlight: Career Development

The Career Development competency area is your one stop shop for preparing to take your hard-earned degree and begin your career journey with confidence!

Below is a quick summary of each permanent module, how it’s offered, and how it can benefit you!

  • Earn one of four certificates about relevant topics to careers today, including:
    • Managing Technology and Remote Work in the Workplace
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Understanding Your Benefits
    • Time Management for Emerging Leaders
  • Gain access to more certificates on other important topics as well!

Learn how to stand out in the crowd by creating a brand for yourself on digital media platforms, through your resume, and more!

  • Learn about what resumes/CVs look like today and update (or create) yours to be focused and results producing.
  • Optional: schedule an appointment with a Career Coach through SDSU’s Career Development Center for 1:1 help.

Learn techniques to help you practice and prepare for a variety of interviews.

Learn valuable tips, tricks, and types of negotiating options as you prepare for your first professional job from a Harvard Business School professor, who had made a profession out of negotiation.

  • Next Career Fair on Campus:
    • Management, Economics, & Communications – Nov. 2, 12-4 p.m., Club 71 (Football Stadium)The Career Development competency area is your one stop shop for preparing to take your hard-earned degree and begin your career journey with confidence!

If you have any questions about any of the wellness modules or the professional development program in general, please reach out to Kerry at

Don’t Forget to Check Out These Live Events!

*For more information about each event, check out the event module on D2L!

  • Advocating for Yourself: From Classroom to Career (Diversity & Advocacy Module) – November 17, 4-5 p.m., SAV 282
  • CPR, AED, and First Aid Training (Wellness Module) – November 16 (register online)
  • How to Navigate Non-Suicidal Self Injury with Youth (Teaching Module) – November 16, 10-11 a.m. (Register for This Event)
  • Adult Mental Health First Aid Training (Wellness Module) – December 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (*Sign up by November 18)

Upcoming Events

First-Generation Celebration

SDSU’S First-Generation Celebration will be located along the Student Union Main Street Tuesday, November 8 (11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) and Wednesday, November 16 (11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.). Whether you are a first-generation college student or not, join in the fun by participating in games, learning about pillars of people, and supporting your fellow students.

Graduate School: Dessert and Dialogue – DegreeWorks

     Tuesday, November 15 12-1 p.m. CST

Lewis and Clark Room or zoom -

Interested in tracking your degree progress? Look no further than DegreeWorks! The Graduate School has updated the system and graduate students are now able to track their degree progression as they move through their graduate program. Come learn more about how to use DegreeWorks. Bring your lunch, we’ll supply the dessert!

Important Upcoming Dates

November 18, 2022 - Final Oral Exam Completed for Fall 2022 graduates

December 7, 2022 - Thesis/Dissertation Deposited to the Graduate School

Internships, Fellowship & Scholarship Opportunities

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