President Haas visits GradClub,

By Layne Edington | 9/9/12 6:31pm

Hello Graduate Students! I hope you had a great second week of classes and are adjusting to your new schedule.

This week at GradClub, President Haas stopped by to welcome graduate students back to campus. President Haas stopped by to shared his outlook on graduate studies at Grand Valley and gave graduate students the opportunity to ask questions about their personal concerns regarding their graduate education.

During the event, President Haas spoke about the new Seidman College of Business L. William Seidman Center, the importance of making connections with both faculty members and other students during your time at GVSU, importance of the Graduate Student Association on campus, and perhaps most interesting, his goal of increasing the number of graduate students by 1,000 in five years. As a graduate student, I enjoyed his enthusiasm about expanding graduate programs at Grand Valley. I know it will not be an easy task to reach such a large increase in enrollment in just five years, but as graduate students of GVSU, we should make it a priority to see that our programs continue to grow and thrive after we graduate. While this may seem like a daunting task, each graduate student can help by making an effort to inform others of the quality of their graduate education at GVSU. With competition of graduate programs becoming every increasingly intense, personal positive experience can be what allows GVSU to stand out to potential students. Remember, you are a Laker for a lifetime, and how you represent Grand Valley is important to the future success of the institution. For more on President Haas’s visit to GradClub be sure to check out the Lanthorn article highlighting the event.

As a reminder, all graduate students are invited to attend GradClub Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 5:00 p.m. in the Graduate Student Commons, Room 107 DeVos, Building C. Also, do not forget to register for the PACES Graduate Sessions online. The Sept. 29 Graduate Boot Camp event has limited availability remaining – be sure to register soon to save your seat.

Like the Office of Graduate Studies on Facebook for more up to date information on what is happening in the graduate world at Grand Valley State University.

Layna Edington
Graduate Student Association

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