Orientation luncheon
First-year students meet their peer mentor at an Orientation luncheon.

The student/mentor relationship is the essence of graduate training at Upstate. Our graduate students and principal investigators interact daily.

Peer Mentoring Program

Our Senior Students are matched with incoming students to provide an additional source of mentoring and advice.

Six Weeks to Success PDF Icon

A discussion series designed to help incoming students get off to a strong start. Meetings times are 12:00 Noon. The 2016 series topics and discussion leaders are:

  • 8/26/16 Introduction to Bioethics, Dr. Robert Olick, Rm 3111 WH
  • 9/9/16 Selecting a Research Topic and Mentor, Dr. Francesca Pignoni, Rm 3111 WH
  • 9/23/16 Critical Reading Skills, Critical Study Skills, and Your Rotation, Dr. Gary Chan, Rm 3111 WH
  • 10/7/16 Overview of Student Affairs and Students Resources: Student Counseling Services, and Academic Support Services, Rm 3111 WH
  • 10/21/16 How to Get the Most Out of Your Advisor and Your Committee, Dr. Stewart Loh, Rm 3111 WH
  • 11/4/16 Writing a Research Report, Dr. Jennifer Moffat, Rm 3109 WH
    Handouts: Organizing Scientific Thought PDF Icon, Presenting Your Rotation Project PDF Icon, Scientific Writing Rules PDF Icon

Career Development Workshops

The College of Graduate Studies sponsors a career development series offered throughout the year covering a variety of topics.