Breakout Session Presentations

How to Win Grants & Fellowships
Presenter: Samantha Lee, PhD

Last year Notre Dame graduate students won $6.47 million in prestigious grants and fellowships. Come learn how!

Resiliency & Well-Being
Presenters: Sarah Priebe, Jenna Gehl Jones, Katrina Conrad

Well-being is central to the mission of Notre Dame to develop and form the whole person. Come to this session to learn and practice skills that can promote your physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual well-being.

Managing Positive Professional Relationships
Presenter: John Lubker

An interactive discussion focusing on the advisor/advisee relationship and how graduate students can get the most out of this relationship.

Spirituality & Faith at ND
Presenter: Kayla August

This session will review the importance of faith at the University of Notre Dame historically, and discuss the way Campus Ministry supports religious diversity so that all students who seek spiritual growth can nourish their life of faith.

Hesburgh Libraries - The Resarcher's Best Friend!
Presenter: Mandy Havert

In this breakout session, you'll learn about the top 10 things you need to know about the Hesburgh Libraries and have time to ask your own questions about services and get answers to help you be successful.

Graduate Career Services
Presenter: Erik Oswald

Graduate Career Services can help prepare you to achieve strong career outcomes during and after your time at Notre Dame. In this session, an overview of the career development process will be provided, as well as deeper dive into the most important resources for first-year students.

What I Wish I'd Known - Ph.D. & Student Panel
Presenters: Current ND Ph.D. Students

An open Q&A session with current PhD students from across the University.

What I Wish I'd Known - Masters Student Panel
Presenters: Current ND Masters Students

An open Q&A session with current Masters students from across the University.

OIT & Tech Resources
Presenter: Lenette Votava

The Office of Information Technologies (OIT) will discuss some of the most frequently used IT services by graduate students and how to access them.

Language Resources for both American and International Students
Presenters: Lisa Oglesbee & Maggie Vosters

In this presentation, students will learn about a variety of language resources available through the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures as well as language departments to assist in the development of English and/or foreign language skills.

Kaneb Center for Teaching & Learning
Presenter: Kristin Rudenga, PhD

The Kaneb Center supports the pursuit of teaching excellence by stimulating scholarly reflection and conversation about teaching and encouraging the adoption of practices that enhance learning.

Why "Grad Life" is NOT an Oxymoron
Presenter: Mimi Beck

"I don't have a life." We hear that and say it all the time. Come to this breakout session and learn why you can expect more from your graduate student life!

Healthcare & Insurance 101
Presenter: Sharon McMullen

Premiums. Deductibles. Out-of-pocket max. In network. Not covered. Knowing the basics of your health insurance and the resources available through UHS is an important step on your journey to better health and financial security.