Programs/Workshops

Graduate Experience Mentoring (GEM) Program


GSG offers the Graduate Experience Mentor (GEM) program to enhance the educational, social, and personal health of our graduate student community. GEM was developed by graduate students in 2012 to acclimate incoming graduate students with the Mines community. Through participation in GEM, incoming graduate students are connected with current graduate students as part of our Peer Mentoring program, and all graduate students are invited to attend a number of social events and workshops throughout the academic year.

If you have general comments or ideas to enhance the GEM Program, please contact the GSG Academic Chair: Joe Borgious, at jobourge@mymail.mines.edu

 

Peer Mentoring


GSG invites current and incoming graduate students to participate in Peer Mentoring. Incoming graduate students are connected with current graduate students (Peer Mentors) in similar academic disciplines, providing a knowledgeable resource for navigating the administrative, academic, and social aspects of the Mines community. Peer Mentoring participants are invited to attend social events throughout the semester and are provided coffee cards to encourage interaction between Mentors and Mentees.

Current graduate students are welcome to volunteer as Mentors for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. Mentors will be connected with incoming graduate students in similar academic disciplines. Complete the GSG Mentor form if you are a current graduate student and would like to volunteer as a mentor.

Incoming graduate students are invited to join the GEM Program as Mentees for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. Mentees will be connected with current graduate students in similar academic disciplines. Complete the GSG Mentee form if you are an incoming graduate student and would like to participate as a Mentee.

 

Academic Workshops


GSG offers and sponsors a variety of Academic Workshops throughout the semester to assist graduate students with their pursuit of advanced degrees and development of professional skills. These workshops also provide graduate students a chance to interact within other members of the Mines community.

 

Fall 2018 - TBA

 

Spring 2018 - TBA

 

Past Academic Workshops

2017 - 2018

Giving Professional Talks – Wednesday, September 13, 2017

GSG hosted lunch and speaker Diane Witters from the CSM Department of Geophysics, who discussed tips and strategies for delivering professional talks.

The Modern Scientist 101 – Wednesday, October 18, 2017

GSG hosted lunch and speaker Dr. Ye Li, Scholarly Communications and Instruction Librarian at CSM’s Arthur Lakes Library, who discussed research tools available to the graduate student community.

State of Mind - Wednesday, February, 21, 2018

GSG hosted a lunch with speaker Diane Witters from the CSM Department of Geophysics, who will discuss strategies for time management, reducing stress and improving your mental health.

Author Rights and Open Scholarship – Thursday, March 15, 2018

GSG sponsored a lunch at this Arthur Lakes Library Workshop where students will learn their rights as authors, concepts for open access, and how to protect intellectual property.

Financial Strategies for Engineers – Wednesday, April 18, 2018

GSG hosted a lunch with speaker Clarisa Hernandez from North Star Resource Group, who discussed financial topics that apply to science and engineering professionals.

 

2016-2017

Financial Strategies for Engineers – Wednesday, November 2, 2016 and Thursday, April 13, 2017

GSG hosted lunch and speakers Clarisa Hernandez and Christopher Nordlund from North Star Resource Group, who discussed financial topics that apply to science and engineering professionals.

Student-Advisor Partnership – Tuesday, February 28, 2017

GSG hosted lunch and speaker Diane Witters from the CSM Department of Geophysics, who discussed the relationship between students and advisors and offered advice to support this professional relationship.

Professional Email Communication – Wednesday, October 12, 2016

GSG hosted a lunch and speaker Diane Witters from the CSM Department of Geophysics, who discussed professional email communication and offered strategies to improve overall professional communication.