Events and Workshops



Graduate Student Research and Travel Grant Seminar: Preparing Competitive Applications

Presenter: Dr. Marianne Di Pierro, Graduate Research & Retention, Graduate College 
Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 
Time: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. 
Location: Graduate Student Commons (Room E-125), First Floor, Walwood Hall, East Campus – WMU Graduate College

  • Follow directions 
  • Understand respective application requirements 
  • Ensure that they have prepared a competitive proposal 
  • Include critical components of good writing 
  • Avoid common mistakes in proposal development

Register Here


Graduate College Open House

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017
Time: 3 to 6 p.m.
Location: Main Lobby, west side, Walwood Hall
All are welcome, come see our new location and win prizes!!!


Special Research and Travel Grant Preparation Seminar for CEAS Graduate Students

Presenter: Dr. Marianne Di Pierro, Graduate Research & Retention, Graduate College 
Date: Friday, March 31, 2017 
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
Location: College of Engineering and Applied Sciences room D-109

Engineering Students Register Here 



PhD Careers in Think Tanks – STEM edition (STEM forum)

Date: April 3-7, 2017
Location:  Online

STEM PhDs can positively impact society by working in think tanks, non-academic research organizations that influence public policy around an important issue or cluster of issues. Think tanks hire PhDs to conduct and evaluate studies and help develop policy recommendations.

Presented by Versatile Ph.D.:   Learn to apply a Ph.D. to non-academic career fields. Students and recent alumni--with access to GoWMU--can access the link in GoWMU, in the My Self Service channel (top left corner). New users must access the subscription through the portal to establish a new account. Once log-in credentials are established, access is available directly at the website.


Start Smart salary-negotiation workshop by Career and Student Employment Services

Date: April 4, 2017
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Ellsworth Hall, Room 1401

The Start Smart workshop, with content provided by the American Association for University Women, is designed to prepare students to approach the job market with the confidence, knowledge and skills they need to negotiate salaries and benefits. Strong negotiation skills ensure students are putting a fair price on their work; this also helps establish a benchmark for future salary increases. Women, according to the American Association of University Women, earn just 82 percent of what their male counterparts earn in the first year following graduation, and the wage gap continues to widen in ensuing years. 


  • how the gender wage gap affects our lives
  • how to negotiate a starting salary to narrow the wage gap in early career
  • how to articulate value and improve lifelong earning potential
  • how to benchmark salary and benefits
  • how to develop a personal budget to determine salary needs.

Registration is limited to 20 students per workshop. To register, visit the BroncoJOBS portal at or email Lynn Kelly-Albertson, executive director for Career and Student Employment Services, at


The Art and Science of Survey Questions

Presenter: Dr. Lori Wingate, Director of Research, The Evaluation Center
Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Location: Emeriti Lounge, second floor, Walwood Hall, East Campus
Participants will learn how to:

  • Apply basic guidelines for crafting good survey questions 
  • Identify and fix common problems with survey questions 
  • Align questions to a survey’s purpose


Research and Creative Activities Poster and Performance Day

The Faculty Senate, Graduate College, Graduate Student Association, and the Office of the Vice President for Research collaborate each year to sponsor the Research and Creative Activities Poster and Performance Day. Graduate students present posters or performances of their work. Faculty judges will be scoring the presentations and awards will be given for the highest scores. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend, and a continental breakfast and buffet lunch are included.

Date: Thursday, April 13, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location:  WMU Bernhard Center East Ballroom.