Oct 14th, 2020
A few weeks back the GSA sent out a graduate student climate survey to check in and give a space for you to raise concerns or share your ideas for what the GSA can be working on. If you did not get the chance to fill out the survey but would like to share your thoughts with the GSA, please email us or fill out the contact form on our contact page. If you would like to see the direct breakdown of the data from the survey, we are happy to pass that along as well. Every AS&E grad student is a part of the GSA and we welcome your input, ideas, and willingness to work on programming and policy to support your fellow grads.
In addition to our Facebook page, graduate student Facebook group, we would like to invite any interested students to join our Slack channel. We hope that these platforms give you a space to engage with the GSA and your fellow grad students, learn more about what we are currently working on, and share insights and resources to help us best support one another. We appreciate the chance to represent you all, and hope to continue to work on the issues most important to your time here at the University of Rochester.
May 7th, 2020
The GSA Steering Committee and Department Representatives have developed a set of COVID-19 recommendations to send to the AS&E administration.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PA CX-1vRb5K9bDvB8Fep8DYuUFGgeov ibkIKoPLrPDNrXTmosx6z-hCsMnJIAY3 G0KWsIJTQU48dBCZH-kQXy/pub
We are collecting signatures of support before we send the document to AS&E leadership. You can submit a signature using this form:
Names will be added to the Google Doc as they are received.
April 13th, 2020
The GSA, the AS&E GEPA Office, and the Graduate Student Society at URMC have jointly written a frequently asked questions guide for graduate students in Arts, Sciences & Engineering and Medicine & Dentistry:
This document is intended to be comprehensive, and it is a supplement to the University's main coronavirus hub (https://www.rochester.edu/coronavirus-update/). The questions address students' basic needs, graduate housing and family life, education and work operations, student health, community service, co-curricular life, and physical fitness. It will be embedded on the GSA website shortly.
Please contact us with any questions email@example.com
March 23rd, 2020
Food pantry at Wilson Commons for students:
Basic needs hub for students:
Foodlink's 'How to find food' map for all community members:
Find other local resources:
Please call 2-1-1 – or visit the 2-1-1 website – to find a food pantry, meal program, shelter, or a Mobile Pantry or Curbside Market stop near you. 2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that helps people across North America find the local resources they need. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week!
For parents of school-age children:
Foodlink is distributing meals to City of Rochester R Centers and schools to help families who rely on free and reduced-price meals.
Foodlink's Mobile Pantry:
Visit Foodlink's Mobile Pantry page to find out if they hold a free food distribution in your neighborhood on a monthly basis. If your need is urgent, please contact 2-1-1 to learn about resources in your neighborhood.
March 9th, 2020
In view of the restrictions put in effect at the University due to the Coronavirus spread, all GSA events stand cancelled for the semester. The travel grants will also not be awarded this semester. GSA officers will keep students updated on the developments that take place in the future. Be safe!
January 9th, 2020
Got an award? Published a great article? Achieved success in extra curricular events? Please tell us about it! We, graduate students, need to be appreciated more often! So, just email us with a description of your achievements at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post it on this wall so the entire graduate student community can celebrate with you!
January 10th, 2020
Please take a quick survey to provide information that will help us organize a data visualization workshop for graduate students. Thank you!
January 10th, 2020
Friday, January 24, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Suite B (1st Floor Rush Rhees Library): Register Here
Do you have a line on your CV that doesn't capture the work you did or the skills you gained? Unsure how to categorize specific experiences? Learn how to briefly describe your work and experiences in a way that will be readily understood by outside audiences and applicable to a range of careers.
January 10th, 2020
Cover Letters for Alt-Ac Jobs
Friday, February 7, 2020, 12:00pm-1:30pm, Suite B (1st Floor Rush Rhees Library): Register here
In this workshop we will discuss strategies for translating your experiences in academic contexts to alt-ac jobs. You will learn to read a job ad, identify relevant skills, and learn to craft example paragraphs that showcase your qualifications.
January 10th, 2020
Digital Portfolios (a three-part series)
Friday, February 21, 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Suite B(1st Floor Rush Rhees Library): Register here
Friday, February 28, 2020, 12:00pm-1:30pm, Suite B (1st Floor Rush Rhees Library): Register Here
Friday, March 20, 2020, 12:00pm-1:30pm, Suite B (1st Floor Rush Rhees Library): Register Here
This three-part workshop will walk you through the process of creating a digital CV from planning through creation. We will be using WordPress.
December 20th, 2019
The winners this semester are:
Joshua David Bridges
Michael N Dyonisius
Matthew J. Maxwell
Cristian Adderly Maravi Meneses
October 15th, 2019
Join us for a kids-friendly fun filled Halloween celebration.
When: October 30, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Where: Rettner Hall Atrium
October 3rd, 2019
GSA members are eligible to apply for Conference Travel Funding in the amount of up to $500. You may apply for conferences that happened (or are happening) August 1st, 2019 through January 31st, 2020. Applications for this cycle will be accepted until 11:59 PM on November 1. Apply here.
Please note, students are not eligible for applying if they have received the grant in the last four semesters. In order to be reimbursed, all conference travel award winners must submit ORIGINAL receipts. Only expense receipts that are for the awardees' personal expenses will be reimbursed. You must be presenting at the conference. For more information, please refer to the GSA Travel Grant Rules document.
April 23rd, 2019
The data from the Transportation Survey conducted by GSA in 2018 indicated that graduate students desire additional or revised bus routes, and a majority is willing to pay a transportation fee, as undergraduates currently do, to fund the bus changes. Based on survey responses, the GSA worked with the Parking and Transportation Office to determine the costs for increasing the popular Orange Line shuttle service. We then submitted a proposal to the Board of Trustees to implement a $40 annual or $20 per semester fee that would fund the expansion of the Orange Line, adding two afternoon runs, including one at 12:00 pm and another at 2:00 pm. Our proposed transportation fee was approved and will take effect in fall 2019. The funds from the AS&E graduate student transportation fee are not enough to fund all of the bus changes that students requested. However, our hope is that this contribution towards the cost of transportation services will strengthen our ability to advocate for graduate student transportation needs and help us continue to make changes to campus transportation for the benefit of graduate students.