New Graduate Students to Take Part in Orientation Friday, Aug. 20

New graduate students entering Philadelphia University will take part in an afternoon orientation program Friday, Aug. 20 filled with educational and social events to kick off their graduate experience as PhilaU students. Click here to register for the Graduate Orientation Program. 

The New Graduate Student Orientation Program Schedule of Events:

Check-in:  1:30 p.m., The Tuttleman Center

Welcome:  2 to 2:20 p.m., The Tuttleman Center Auditorium

Break-Out Session Block (choose one): 2:30 to 3:15 p.m.     

Getting Connected to Campus and the Philadelphia Community
Getting around and making the most of the city of Philadelphia, our extended campus
The Tuttleman Center, Room 204

Career Resources for Graduate Students
The Tuttleman Center, Room 206

Campus Tour
Leave from The Tuttleman Center Auditorium

Break-Out Session Block (choose one): 3:20 to 4 p.m.                    

Academic Resources for Graduate Students
Writing and Research, Library Services and resources overview
Meet in The Tuttleman Center Auditorium and move to the Paul J. Gutman Library Media Classroom

Getting Connected to Campus and the Philadelphia Community
Getting around and making the most of the city of Philadelphia, our extended campus
The Tuttleman Center, Room 204

Graduate Student Panel
The Tuttleman Center, Room 206

Graduate Resource Fair and Reception:  4 to 4:45 p.m.
Student ID photos
The Kanbar Campus Center Performance Space

The Graduate Resource Fair and Reception is open all incoming and current graduate students. Current graduate students interested in attending this network event should click here to sign up.

Break-Out Session Descriptions:

Getting Connected to Campus and the Philadelphia Community
Looking for opportunities to integrate into the campus community as a graduate student? New to the area and nervous about exploring Philly on your own? Whether you are a Philadelphia expert or a graduate student hoping to dive right into the campus culture, the Office of Student Activities provides numerous programs, services, and resources to help new students become familiar and comfortable with PhilaU and the surrounding area. This session will showcase campus traditions that students and their family members are invited to participate in as part of the PhilaU community. In addition, information will be provided to help navigate Philadelphia’s public transportation system. Presenter: Heather Horowitz

Career Services for Graduate Students
The Career Services Center will present information about resources available to graduate students, including a variety of workshops and services to help students conduct effective internships and/or job searches.
Presenter: Trish Shafer, director of Career Services

Academic Resources for Graduate Students
This session will introduce new graduate students to relevant academic-support services provided by the Paul J. Gutman Library and the Learning and Advising Center, with an emphasis on tutoring support in writing and how to make the most of online information resources.
Presenters: Nancy Sorkin, lead professional writing tutor and faculty member in the School of Liberal Arts; Brynne Norton and Michael Cabus, Paul J. Gutman Library

Graduate Student Panel
The panel will provide a venue for graduates to share “what they wish they knew then and that they know now,” and an opportunity for new students to ask questions. Graduates will share experiences, words of wisdom and insights about your situation and academic program specific concerns. Panelists include: Tracy Best, Peter Dunne, Mamadou Manneh, Gina Marzucco, Amanda McGonagle and Lina Velandia. Panel Facilitator: Jack Klett, director of Graduate Admissions

For more, visit www.PhilaU.edu/fye/graduateorientation.html.

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