First-Gen & International Grad Student Events

Core Programs—Office of Graduate Student Affairs in The Graduate School cordially invites first-gen and international graduate students to attend these upcoming events!

Bridging Family, Culture, & Graduate School For First-Gen Graduate Students
Monday, February 25, 5–7 p.m.
HUB 145, Seattle campus
RSVP recommended for this free event. Send questions to Core Programs.

While first-gen graduate students share a similar experience of being in the first generation of their families to earn a bachelor’s degree, there is not one “type” of first-gen graduate student. First-gens come from a rich diversity of family backgrounds, embody various racial, gender, sexual and ability (and more) identities, and have varying experiences navigating academia — while also having multiple strengths, talents and capacities to draw from in order to be successful in grad school. At the UW, approximately 21 percent of incoming grad students during fall quarter identify as first-gen.

Core Programs and the First-Gen Graduate Student Advisory Board invite first-gen grad students to a moderated panel conversation and community-building event for and about first-generation graduate students, featuring insights for navigating relationships with family, culture, identity and graduate school. Dinner, refreshments and interactive activities provided!

Featured panelists include the following first-gen grad students: Fathiya Abdi (Health Services), Laquita Grissett (Oral Health Sciences), Diane Lopez (Library Science), Meshell Sturgis (Communication), and Sumyat Thu (English).

Exploring Ways Faculty Can Best Support You: A Workshop for International Grad Students

Wednesday, February 27, 4–5:30 p.m.
HUB 250, Seattle Campus
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I have a hard time asking for help.”
U.S. academic norms are new to me.”
How do I get the support I need from faculty?

Do any of these sentiments ring true to you? These are common challenges many international graduate students face. In this workshop, International graduate and professional students have an opportunity to connect with a panel of faculty members from across disciplines to explore ways to support your academic and professional success. At this workshop, you will engage in activities to assess your mentoring needs, explore ways that faculty can support you to achieve your academic and professional goals, enjoy refreshments, and network with faculty and fellow graduate students

This event is co-sponsored by Core Programs — Office of Graduate Student Affairs in The Graduate School and FIUTS.

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