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Student Engagement

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Get involved

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

The Yeates School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies hosts a number of student engagement events for the graduate and postdoctoral 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

GRAD Vision

Apply for experiential leadership program for graduate students looking to effect transformative social change


Learn more about The Dais and the Graduate Leadership Institute's changemaking program specifically for graduate students.

Graduate Thriving in Action (GTiA)

Join Dr. Diana Brecher and Venus Bali for a new Thriving in Action four-part online workshop series to learn habits that will support you along your graduate journey and beyond.

3MT® Competition

Three-Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition challenges graduate students to present their research in 3 minutes.


Discuss healthy eating and learn how to prioritize a healthy diet.



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


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

GRAD Art Break

Recharge, rest and reflect with your peers through creative activities!



Each term expert speakers from diverse backgrounds lead interactive discussions on topics relevant to grad students

GRAD Contests

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

Career Mentorship Program for Black Graduate Students

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


Are you a graduate student interested in strengthening your leadership and mentorship skills? See what peer mentoring opportunities are available!

Special Events and Opportunities

Find additional partnership events and opportunities here