Graduate Experience Mentoring (GEM) Program
GSG offers the Graduate Experience Mentor (GEM) program to enhance the educational, social, and personal health of our graduate student community. GEM was developed by graduate students in 2012 to acclimate incoming graduate students with the Mines community. Through participation in GEM, incoming graduate students are connected with current graduate students in similar academic disciplines, providing a knowledgeable resource for navigating the administrative, academic, and social aspects of the Mines community.
GSG’s GEM Program participants are invited to attend social events throughout the semester, and are provided coffee cards to encourage interaction between Mentors and Mentees. GSG also provides Academic Workshops to facilitate interaction within the graduate student community.
Current graduate students are welcome to volunteer as Mentors for the 2019-2020 Academic Year. Mentors will be connected with incoming graduate students in similar academic disciplines. Complete the GSG Mentor form if you are a current graduate student and would like to volunteer as a mentor.
Incoming graduate students are invited to join the GEM Program as Mentees for the 2019-2020 Academic Year. Mentees will be connected with current graduate students in similar academic disciplines. Complete the GSG Mentee form if you are an incoming graduate student and would like to participate as a Mentee.
If you have general comments or ideas to enhance the GEM Program, please contact the GSG Academic Chair: Muthu Vinayak
GSG offers a variety of Academic Workshops throughout the semester to assist graduate students with their pursuit of advanced degrees. See below for the current schedule, as well as past workshop topics. For those interested in teaching, the Trefny center offers teaching-centered professional development workshops. Visit their website to see the schedule.
2019- 2020 Academic Workshops
Make and Deliver a Great Presentation-Sept. 4, 12 pm
Working with Your Advisor-Sept. 11, 12 pm
Viola! Automated Bibliographies and In-Text Citations-Sept. 18, 12 pm
Effective Teaching Practices-Sept. 26, 12 pm
Tips on Writing Proposals-Oct 3, 12 pm
Attracting Industry Funding-Oct 16, 12pm
Building and Maintaining Your Scholarly Identity-Oct 24, 12 pm
Mental Wellness and Self-Care-Oct 30, 12 pm
Introduction to Working with LATEX-Oct 31, 12:30 pm
Introduction to Managing and Sharing Research Data-Nov 7, 12:30 pm
Conflict Resolution-Nov 13, 12 pm
Semester Wrap-up Celebration-Nov 20, 12 pm
All workshops are held at Boettcher Room in Arthur Lakes Library.
Please register for these events here. Lunch is included for registered attendees. If you have general comments or ideas for future Academic Workshops, please contact the GSG Academic Chair: Muthu Vinayak
Past Academic Workshops
2017 – 2018
Giving Professional Talks – Wednesday, September 13, 2017
GSG hosted lunch and speaker Diane Witters from the CSM Department of Geophysics, who discussed tips and strategies for delivering professional talks.
The Modern Scientist 101 – Wednesday, October 18, 2017
GSG hosted lunch and speaker Dr. Ye Li, Scholarly Communications and Instruction Librarian at CSM’s Arthur Lakes Library, who discussed research tools available to the graduate student community.
State of Mind – Wednesday, February, 21, 2018
GSG hosted a lunch with speaker Diane Witters from the CSM Department of Geophysics, who will discuss strategies for time management, reducing stress and improving your mental health.
Author Rights and Open Scholarship – Thursday, March 15, 2018
GSG sponsored a lunch at this Arthur Lakes Library Workshop where students will learn their rights as authors, concepts for open access, and how to protect intellectual property.
Financial Strategies for Engineers – Wednesday, April 18, 2018
GSG hosted a lunch with speaker Clarisa Hernandez from North Star Resource Group, who discussed financial topics that apply to science and engineering professionals.
Financial Strategies for Engineers – Wednesday, November 2, 2016 and Thursday, April 13, 2017
GSG hosted lunch and speakers Clarisa Hernandez and Christopher Nordlund from North Star Resource Group, who discussed financial topics that apply to science and engineering professionals.
Student-Advisor Partnership – Tuesday, February 28, 2017
GSG hosted lunch and speaker Diane Witters from the CSM Department of Geophysics, who discussed the relationship between students and advisors and offered advice to support this professional relationship.
Professional Email Communication – Wednesday, October 12, 2016
GSG hosted a lunch and speaker Diane Witters from the CSM Department of Geophysics, who discussed professional email communication and offered strategies to improve overall professional communication.