Join us for Graduate Student Week

Celebrating YOU February 21-25

The Graduate School is excited to host Graduate Student Week with both in-person and virtual events.  The week includes events for self-care, finding funding, and closes with the Three Minute Thesis competition.

This will be a great event to connect with your fellow graduate peers and faculty, so do not miss out and reserve your spots for each event below.

2022 Event and Session Schedule

Check the schedule of events below and be sure to RSVP to reserve your spot at any or all the sessions.


Monday, February 21


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8:30 a.m. -
11:00 a.m.
Graduate School Zilber Hall, 205


Coffee and Donuts

We kick off our week with some coffee and donuts to start off your week.

12:00 p.m.- 12:45 p.m.
 Zoom Link


Gentle Yoga and Meditation

Carolyn Swabek is the Director of the Trinity Fellows Program at Marquette University, a graduate fellowship program that develops emerging leaders for social and economic justice. Carolyn has been a student of yoga for many years and is particularly interested in the intersection between yoga and social justice and activism. She is a 200-hr registered yoga teacher, with additional training in restorative yoga, yin yoga, and yoga nidra, and has been teaching regularly since 2016.

Tuesday, February 22


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Cancelled due to weather

Stop by Wednesday, February 23, 1-3 p.m., to visit and grab a snack

Snacks and Soda

It doesn’t matter if you are feeling sweet or salty, stop by the Graduate School to grab a snack and soda or water.

Wednesday, February 23


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12:00 p.m. -
1:00 p.m.
Virtual - Register


WIN & 707 HUB: Grad Entrepreneurs Panel 

Join us on Wednesday, February 23rd, from 12 PM-1PM, as WIN and the 707 Hub host a special panel of Grad Entrepreneurs. This virtual session will highlight current and former Marquette graduate students and staff who have leveraged their graduate training and research expertise beyond academia as consultants and entrepreneurs. 

Attendees will hear from expert researchers including Paige Peters, current PhD student in Marquette’s Environmental Engineering program and CEO and Founder of Rapid Radicals; Dr. Kalpa Vithalani, Executive Director of Technology Transfer in Marquette’s Office of Economic Engagement; and Dr. Vera Strogolova, alumna of Marquette’s Biological Sciences doctoral program and co-founder of the bee probiotic company Strong Microbials. 

In addition to discussing the many ways that one might use their advanced degrees, we'll introduce students to the Hub's resources and entrepreneurial support programs. This event will be virtual.

1:00 p.m. -
3:00 p.m. Graduate School Zilber Hall, 205


Snacks and Soda

It doesn’t matter if you are feeling sweet or salty, stop by the Graduate School to grab a healthy snack, treat, soda or water to feed your mind and body.

Thursday, February 24


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11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
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Introduction to Grant Writing & Finding Funding for Graduate Students

Are you interested in exploring potential funding for you and your work, but don't know where to start looking? And then what -- how do you even write a grant? This event is for you!

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Graduate School, Zilber Hall 205

Otis the dogMeet the Dogs of the Graduate School

Stop by the Graduate School offices to meet the dogs!

Friday, February 25

4:00-5:30 p.m.

Weasler Auditorium


Three Minute Thesis Competition

Join Marquette University Graduate School for its annual Three Minute Thesis competition. Watch graduate students compete and present their research in three minutes or less using one slide and no animation. There will be an array of presentations from graduate students in various disciplines. See who will walk away with the coveted prize of $500. The winner will represent Marquette University in a regional Three Minute Thesis competition at the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools.

The fifth annual Graduate Student Teaching Excellence award winners will be announced.

The event is free and open to Marquette and the community. Join us to see what others are saying about graduate research.

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