Program for April 12, 2023


Keynote Speech

Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Rachel Smith

Relationship Matters: Cultivating Social and Academic Connections to Foster Graduate Student Success and Wellbeing at Iowa State

OPEN TO PUBLIC | 6 - 7 PM | Great Hall in MU & Virtual 

Check it out on live stream..! 

Group Workshops

9 - 10:50 AM 

Graduate Services - Karin Lawton-Dunn

What’s Next: Career Planning for Graduate Students

Room 3580 (Gallery) in MU

Networking and job searches have changed drastically since 2019.  We will discuss how to make the transition from academia to industry careers by creating intentional networking opportunities. You will be able to make smart connections that open doors.

Join us as we review the following topics.

  • What is an Informational Interview and how to make them work for you?

  • Why LinkedIn can be the bridge you need to network?

  • Develop a list of names and positions to begin your networking.

Student Health and Wellness - Melanie Reed

Maintaining Mental Wellness in Graduate School: Positive Insights to Remain Progressive and Focused

GOLD Room in MU

We will be discussing the Eight Dimensions of Wellness through thoughtful discussion and group participation to identify the cultural views and norms in practicing wellbeing, how these eight mutually interdependent dimensions help to create healthy lifestyle practices, improves mental health, increase community building and helps to move successfully towards your life purpose. 

Immigration Policy - Kailey Blazek Naranjo

Immigration Policies and Changes “Post COVID-19”

Room 3560 (Pioneer) in MU

The presentation will provide an overview of employment and family based immigration topics and will highlight recent and anticipated policy changes in a “post-COVID world”.

Lunch and Learn Workshop - Dr. Heidi Pontinen and Dr. Letícia Ribeiro

Don’t Set Yourself on Fire to Keep Others Warm: Self-Compassion and Mindfulness for Everyone

Room 3580 (Gallery) in MU

This presentation is focused on understanding the impact of burnout, learning strategies for coping with burnout, becoming aware of resources you can access for individual support, and identifying strategies for creating a culture of wellness and self-care in your life.

Professional Headshots by Blake Lanser

FREE for registrants | 9:30 AM - 2 PM in Campanile Room