Graduate Clubs & Organizations
The graduate student community at SJMC allows for a number of opportunities to get involved with both faculty and your fellow graduate students.
Graduate Student Organization (GSO)
Graduate Student Organization is responsible for planning and implementing academic and social activities within the department, as well as creating opportunities for SJMC graduate students to present and discuss research.
GSO provides students with a series of events that will enrich their roles inside and outside academia. GSO exists to advance graduate student interests, identify and protect the rights of graduate students, provide a forum for public debate, and promote graduate student participation in university affairs.
You can nominate themselves or another SJMC graduate student for an officer position. You also have the opportunity to be a general member of the GSO.
Contact SJMC GSO President Casey Carmody for more information.
Annual GSO Conference
The GSO conference gives all SJMC graduate students a chance to present their research. This annual, day-long conference, includes many presentations from first-year students, among others. This conference is a great opportunity for you to gain experience in presenting work in a friendly atmosphere. Other SJMC graduate students and faculty members will attend the conference to give you valuable feedback to help you revise your paper and submit your work to conferences or publications.
Graduate Student Research Support Group
Most graduate students have been in situations in which they had to work through research problems on their own (whether it's a complex research question they would like to tease apart, methodological issues they are trying to tackle, or publication outlets to which they are trying to find/adjust their writing). This informal and graduate student-driven group provides a forum where you can address those problems that aren't solved in seminars or other research groups.
These research support groups allow you to talk about your research and support other students to solve specific research questions. The group’s goal is to help one another to work through challenging questions, issues, and barriers in research.
Often, faculty join the conversation and provide additional support and guidance. The Graduate Student Research Support group has meetings bi-weekly.