In honor of national Graduate Student Appreciation Week, the Communication and the Arts Graduate Student Association (CAGSA) invites all current graduate students within the College of Communication and the Arts’ Museum Professions, Public Relations, and Strategic Communication programs to participate in events scheduled for Tuesday, April 3 – Friday, April 6. Programming includes a graduate student appreciation giveaway, group study space, and speed networking.
Throughout the week, graduate students within the College of Communication and the Arts can also participate in a social media challenge. At each event, students can create a poster about why they love graduate school and will take a picture holding their message. On Friday, April 6, all photo submissions will be shared on the College’s Facebook. The image with the most “likes” will receive an exclusive gift from the College.
Graduate Student Appreciation Week was developed in 1993 to emphasize the contributions, impact, and value of graduate students on campuses throughout the United States. Please join us in celebrating the week at the following events:
• Graduate Student Appreciation Giveaway on Tuesday, April 3, from 4-6 p.m. in Arts and Sciences Hall Rm. 245. Graduate students within the College are invited pick up a special appreciation gift.
• Group Study Space on Wednesday, April 4, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in Space 154, ground floor Walsh Library. With finals quickly approaching, College graduate students can drop in to study, research, write, and collaborate with peers. Light refreshments will be served.
• Speed Networking on Thursday, April 5, from 4-5 p.m. in Arts and Sciences Hall Rm. 208A. Network with fellow graduate students from the Higher Education Graduate Student Association and Graduate Diplomacy Council. Pre-registration is recommended by emailing CAGSA@shu.edu. Light refreshments will be served.
Graduate Student Appreciation Week is the CAGSA’s latest initiative. It hosted a welcome luncheon for Spring 2018 incoming students in January, an interactive discussion for prospective students at Graduate Open House in February, and a Professional Development Workshop in March. Looking ahead, the association hopes to implement a range of programming and initiatives throughout the Spring 2018 semester including a mentoring program for dual-degree students and an end-of-year gathering.
Formed in Fall 2017, the CAGSA works to facilitate a fellowship of students who share solidarity in the common endeavor of earning a graduate degree in the communication- and arts-related disciplines. To that end, the CAGSA serves all Communication and the Arts graduate students with three essential foci: social, academic, and networking.
The College currently offers three Master's-level programs, including Museum Professions, Strategic Communication, and Public Relations. In addition, four dual-degree options, including three accelerated B.A./M.A. programs and a dual M.A. degree with the School of Diplomacy and International Relations are offered. A Ph.D. program is currently under development.