Upcoming Events

The Office of Graduate Studies works with other campus units to provide information on upcoming professional development events of interest to graduate students. Registration may be required; please see each listing below for more information.

For information on academic semester dates and deadlines, go to the KU Academic Calendar and the Graduate Student Academic Calendar.

For listings of all campus events, go to the KU Events Calendar.

For recent KU press releases and stories, go to KU News.

For information on social events of interest to graduate students, see the Student Union Activities events calendar.

For information on the Graduate Student Advisory Board (GSAB) and Student Senate participation by graduate students, see the Student Senate website.

Information for postdoctoral researchers is provided at the KU Postdoctoral Association website.

Deadline: Richard and Jeannette Sias Graduate Fellowship in the Humanities

This fellowship provides two KU humanities graduate students with one semester each of financial support to focus entirely on the dissertation. Learn more and apply at the Hall Center.

January 21, 2019
Beyond KU: Entrepreneurs

Take your passion and make it your purpose–no matter your major! Beyond KU: Entrepreneurs hopes to enlighten your passion by bringing in a panel of expert entrepreneurs to talk about their experiences and advice. 

January 29, 2019
5:30-7:00 pm
Forum B, Burge Union
Deadline: Graduate Summer Humanities Research Awards

These awards provide graduate students engaged in humanistic dissertation research and writing with $4,000 to enable them to focus exclusively on their projects for the months of June and July. Learn more and apply at the Hall Center.

February 4, 2019
Shut Up & Write Tuesdays

Shut Up & Write Tuesdays is a global network for writers that offers committed, condensed time to write and built-in feedback from peers. Visit the Commons at KU on Tuesdays to participate and write.

February 5, 2019
9:30-11:00 am
The Commons
Dissertation Completion

This session will focus on tips and techniques to move advanced graduate students towards completion of the dissertation. The workshop will emphasize strategies and methods for setting goals, identifying the necessary elements of your dissertation, making and meeting deadlines, working with your advisor, and managing your dissertation as a large project that you are in charge of. *Note: this session is not about formatting your dissertation for submission.* Please register for this workshop.

February 5, 2019
12:00-1:30 pm
English Room, Kansas Union
Mocktails and Mingle: International Professionals and Public Servants

Do you consider yourself a contributor? Ever wonder about the variety of career paths available in the Educators and Public Servants Career Community? We’ve got your answers at Mocktails and Mingle. Join us for appetizers, mocktails (of course), and great conversation. This is a casual networking event where you can talk to people currently working in Education and Public Service career fields. Learn how they leveraged their degree to advance in their careers, and find out the limitless options available to you.

February 12, 2019
5:00-6:30 pm
Adams Alumni Center
2019 Spring Engineering & Computing Career Fair

The KU School of Engineering offers a Career Fair for job seekers.

February 14, 2019
12:00-4:00 pm
Kansas Union
Shut Up & Write Tuesdays

Shut Up & Write Tuesdays is a global network for writers that offers committed, condensed time to write and built-in feedback from peers. Visit the Commons at KU on Tuesdays to participate and write.

February 19, 2019
9:30-11:00 am
The Commons
2019 Architecture Career Fair

This event provides an opportunity for KU Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Design, and Urban Planning students to network with industry employers and learn about available career opportunities. Register and learn more at the University Career Center.

February 26, 2019
1:00-4:00 pm
Burge Union
2019 Design Career Fair

This event provides an opportunity for KU Design and design affiliated students to network with industry employers and learn about available career opportunities. Register and learn more at the University Career Center.

February 26, 2019
1:00-4:00 pm
Burge Union
Red Hot Graduate Research

Red Hot Graduate Research is intended to bring together graduate researchers from all disciplines. The format of these sessions is inspired by Red Hot Research, which features short, slide-based talks that introduce audiences to a topic. In this iteration, Red Hot Graduate Research will feature five graduate researchers speaking for six minutes each.

Audience members are encouraged to connect with the speakers (and each other) during breaks. We hope that through these sessions, graduate students will have an opportunity for cross-disciplinary discourse that will in turn give new perspectives on their work and provide a forum for future work in their chosen research fields.

March 1, 2019
4:00-5:30 pm
The Commons
Deadline: Applied Humanities Summer Fellows

This program upports PhD or MA students who demonstrate the ability to make outstanding contributions in their chosen humanities or social science disciplines and are interested in both interdisciplinary studies and community outreach. This program provides $3,000 in fellowship stipends for work at a local or regional non-profit. Learn more and apply at the Hall Center.

March 4, 2019
2019 Education Interview Day

This event is open to students interested in obtaining a teaching or support position within K-12 education. Participants have the opportunity to complete 30 minute screening interviews with up to 10 school districts for openings in all teaching fields as well as special education, school social work, school psychology, counseling, speech-language pathology, physical/occupational therapy, administration, and other areas. Typically, over 65 school districts from across Kansas, Missouri, and a number of other states attend this event. Register and learn more at the University Career Center.

March 5, 2019
8:30 am-3:00pm
Kansas Union
Shut Up & Write Tuesdays

Shut Up & Write Tuesdays is a global network for writers that offers committed, condensed time to write and built-in feedback from peers. Visit the Commons at KU on Tuesdays to participate and write.

March 5, 2019
9:30-11:00 am
The Commons
Deadline: Applied Humanities Bootcamp

The Applied Humanities Boot Camp is designed to provide practical advice, intensive training, hands-on experience, and professional networking opportunities to up to 12 humanities, arts, and social science graduate students seeking to add a public humanities component to their CV. This professional development opportunity is open to individuals considering the pursuit of careers outside the professoriate as well as to those seeking academic tenure track positions. Learn more and apply at the Hall Center.

March 18, 2019
Shut Up & Write Tuesdays

Shut Up & Write Tuesdays is a global network for writers that offers committed, condensed time to write and built-in feedback from peers. Visit the Commons at KU on Tuesdays to participate and write.

March 19, 2019
9:30-11:00 am
The Commons
Deadline: Institute for Policy & Social Research Doctoral Research Fellows Program

More information coming soon. Learn about the IPSR Fellows program.

TBA April 2019
Graduate Student Appreciation Week

Graduation Student Appreciation Week celebrates the contributions of graduate students to the mission of the University of Kansas, raising awareness of their efforts in teaching, research, and service to the campus. Events are listed at the Graduate Student Appreciation Week website and will be regularly updated.

April 1-5, 2019
All Week
All Campus
Shut Up & Write Tuesdays

Shut Up & Write Tuesdays is a global network for writers that offers committed, condensed time to write and built-in feedback from peers. Visit the Commons at KU on Tuesdays to participate and write.

April 2, 2019
9:30-11:00 am
The Commons
Red Hot Graduate Research

Red Hot Graduate Research is intended to bring together graduate researchers from all disciplines. The format of these sessions is inspired by Red Hot Research, which features short, slide-based talks that introduce audiences to a topic. In this iteration, Red Hot Graduate Research will feature five graduate researchers speaking for six minutes each.

Audience members are encouraged to connect with the speakers (and each other) during breaks. We hope that through these sessions, graduate students will have an opportunity for cross-disciplinary discourse that will in turn give new perspectives on their work and provide a forum for future work in their chosen research fields.

April 5, 2019
4:00-5:30 pm
The Commons
Beyond KU: Sustainability

Take your passion and make it your purpose--no matter your major! Beyond KU: Sustainability hopes to enlighten your passion for the environment by listening to and chatting with career professionals doing just that.

April 9, 2019
5:30-7:00 pm
Forum B, Burge Union
Shut Up & Write Tuesdays

Shut Up & Write Tuesdays is a global network for writers that offers committed, condensed time to write and built-in feedback from peers. Visit the Commons at KU on Tuesdays to participate and write.

April 16, 2019
9:30-11:00 am
The Commons
Graduate Awards Ceremony

Join the Office of Graduate Studies as it celebrates the accomplishments of KU graduate students. Awards recognize the contributions that graduate students make to the research, teaching, and service mission of the University. Please contact Graduate Studies with questions about the event.

April 24, 2019
3:30-5:00 pm
Ballroom, Kansas Union
Shut Up & Write Tuesdays

Shut Up & Write Tuesdays is a global network for writers that offers committed, condensed time to write and built-in feedback from peers. Visit the Commons at KU on Tuesdays to participate and write.

May 7, 2019
9:30-11:00 am
The Commons
Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

The Doctoral Hooding Ceremony celebrates the hundreds of graduate students who complete a doctoral degree at the University of Kansas. Visit the Hooding Ceremony website to find information about this event for students, staff, faculty, and guests. Participating doctoral students must register for the ceremony by March 12, 2019.

The Chancellor's Office provides information about the many other university-wide and school-specific graduation ceremonies at the KU Commencement website.

May 18, 2019
7:30 pm
Lied Center

 


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