Are you ready to get involved and show incoming graduate students what the Aggie Spirit is all about? Grad Camp is the place for you! Grad Camp is an orientation initiative that launched in August of 2009 to help new graduate students get acquainted with Texas A&M University, it's resources and it's traditions.
If you are interested in being in a leadership position this year for Grad Camp 2014 we are currently seeking candidates for the Director and Assistant Director position. Please see below for the applications. For more information about Grad Camp visit http://gradcamp.tamu.edu.
Applications are due December 2, 2013. Please submit completed application to email@example.com or bring to Cain Hall, C-106.
Professional Development Workshops the 1st Wednesday of every month
The Graduate Student Council is hosting its fourth Interdisciplinary Dinner on Thursday, July 18th at 6:30 pm. It will be hosted by Dr. R. Bowen Loftin at the President's Home. Only ten spaces are available, so sign up quickly! The first ten students to sign up for the event will receive a confirmation email. Others will be invited to join future dinner events.
Interdisciplinary dinners are hosted by various faculty and staff at Texas A&M. To sign up please complete the registration form below. For more information contact Amanda Rutherford, GSC Executive Vice President, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update: Spots for this event have now been filled. Please check back for information regarding the next interdisciplinary dinner to be held in August.
The university has decided to lease the land on which the University Apartments sit, which requires many international students to move out into the community to unfurnished apartments. The GSC is holding a furniture drive to collect items to supplement these students in their time of need. We are collecting furniture (couches, chairs, dining sets, dressers, etc.), small appliances (microwaves, fans, kitchen appliances, etc.), and other items that would prove useful for students in their own apartment.
There are multiple ways you can help:
-Donate furniture or appliances
-Spread the word around campus and the community
-Volunteer for an hour. If you can help receive items on Saturday, May 25th, we will be collecting pieces from the community from 10 AM-2 PM at the Food Commissary, Lot 84, on Agronomy Road. Please enter your information at the attached link. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1upj_aVwf3t1HGHyvomZKzI_gslBkLS9-OW6ZT6MAUFE/viewform#start=openform
We will then be giving away the donated items on June 1st from 10 AM-12 PM. If you can help facilitate this process, please sign up at the below link.
Any help is appreciated!
The Graduate Student Council is hosting its third Interdisciplinary Dinner of the semester on Wednesday, May 8. It will be held at the home of the Vice President for Student Affairs, General Weber. These dinners are hosted by various faculty members, staff and administration on the Texas A&M campus. To sign up please complete the registration form below. For more information contact Cherrelle Duncan at email@example.com.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
Each year students move out and discard thousands of dollars in goods that could be given to those in need. This year Off Campus Aggies (OCA) and the Graduate Student Council (GSC), two Texas A&M sponsored organizations will be collecting donations of clothing, linens, non-perishables, books, electronics, toiletries and furniture on campus for their Moving Out day event. During this three day event, which will be held May 7th, 8th, and 9th, donations will be taken at Lot 84 near the Fred Dollar Food Services Commissary on 474 Agronomy Rd. In the past the event has been very successful with several box loads of donations being given back to the community.
This year the Moving Out event will also serve a special purpose of supplying donated furniture to the GSC/OCA Furniture Giveaway that is being held especially for graduate students who will soon be moving out of their off campus housing in the University Apartments complex. These apartment complexes are fully furnished, and in an effort to help fellow Aggies, the two organizations have volunteered to host these programs in hopes of decreasing relocation costs. All other donations will be given to organizations such as Goodwill and Twin City Missions. Knowing that everyone serves as an integral part in meeting the needs of the Texas A&M University student body, we would like to invite you to support our endeavors.
Location: Lot 84 near the Fred Dollar Food Services Commissary on 474 Agronomy Rd
Times we are taking donations: May 7 - May 9 from 9am-5pm
The GSC and OCA will need volunteers during all three days to help with collecting our incoming donations. Volunteers will be needed May 7 - May 9 for the following shifts:
If you are interested in being a volunteer or would like to notify us of a donation you plan to make, please complete this web form
Graduate and professional students are an integral part of Texas A&M University and comprise of approximately 20% of the student population as of spring 2013. This year Texas A&M University will participate in the National Graduate and Professional Student Appreciation Week, which will be held April 1st - April 5th. This is a week to recognize graduate and professional students, graduate assistants, research assistants and teaching assistants for all the hard work they do for Texas A&M University and the community. We would like you to help us say thanks to our graduate students for making A&M a great place. We truly appreciate all that they contribute to our campus and our academic environment. The Office of Adult, Graduate and Off Campus Student Services will once again sponsor this week. The following events will take place just for graduate and professional students.
Professional Networking Workshop
Hosted by: The Graduate Student Council
When: April 3, 2013 at 5:30pm
Where: MSC Stark Galleries
Grad Day at Blue Bell Park Baseball Field
Hosted by: The Graduate Student Council
When: Sunday, April 7th
Where: TAMU Baseball field
Time: Game starts at 1:05pm
Tickets will be provided at the baseball field by the Graduate Student Council 45 minutes before the event. This is a family friendly event and we allow one guest per graduate or professional student.
If you are interested in attending this event please complete the Grad Day at Blue Bell Park information form and later in the week we will send a reminder and more information on where to pick up tickets for the game. The 100 tickets will be given out on a first come first served basis so please join us!
Your invited to a professional development workshop titled “Mingle and Network” hosted by the Graduate Student Council on Wednesday April 3rd. The workshop is FREE for all graduate and professional students and begins at 5:30pm in the Stark Galley in the MSC. At the workshop students will be provided an opportunity to learn and refine their networking skills including how to introduce yourself, how to professionally “break-into” conversations, and how to network while holding food and drink. Free appetizers and drink will be provided to those in attendance.
Our guest host and instructor for the workshop is Mrs. Sally Dee Wade who currently serves as lecturer and writing consultant for the Bush
School. Mrs. Wade has years of experience hosting professional development workshops ranging from principles of communication to etiquette dinners and networking events. Prior to her appointment to the Bush School, Mrs. Wade developed and taught Professional Communication for the Professional Program in Accounting, Financial Management and Information Systems, the MBA Program, and the Executive MBA Program in the Mays College of Business. She taught technical writing in the Department of English at Texas A&M University and writing seminars for the American and International School of Law Enforcement in Dallas, TX, and Washington, D.C.