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Student Engagement

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Get involved

Looking to connect with fellow graduate students? Interested in developing your skills and competencies for future opportunities? Ready to make the most of your graduate experience?

The Yeates School of Graduate Studies hosts a number of student engagement events for the graduate community throughout the semester. Learn more about each opportunity and ways to get involved below.


Build skills

Future Smart

A professional skill development program designed to equip graduate students with the skills needed to transition into successful careers


A workshop series to help build your toolbox of skills and competencies as a graduate student

Graduate Leadership Institute

An exciting learning opportunity for graduate students looking to transform from scholars into influencers

3MT® Competition

Annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition challenges graduate students to communicate their scholarly research and creativity in under three minutes



A visioning and networking event held each term to engage graduate students in an ongoing conversation about graduate education


Explore D2L hub for support services and student engagement opportunities for grad students



Each semester GRADTalks invites expert speakers from diverse backgrounds for an interactive discussion on topics relevant to graduate students


A digital narrative competition challenging students to tell the story of their research in a two-minutes-or-less video

GRAD Contests

Get creative and enter our annual graduate student contests, with cash prizes!

GRAD Breather

Join YSGS and fellow grad students for a series of 30-minute mindfulness practice sessions

Career Mentorship Program for Black Graduate Students

Learn more about mentoring a Black graduate student pursuing a career in academia

Special Events and Opportunities

Find additional partnership events and opportunities here