2015 Welcome Letter
On behalf of the Graduate Student Association, welcome (back)!
By Amber L. Mueller, GSA President
For our new students this is an exciting opportunity for personal reinvention and academic inspiration. Returning graduate students, this is an opportunity for... well... continuity of the hard work and dedication to your studies.
Many of us have learned that graduate school, at times, seems monotonous. It is for this reason that I challenge you to make this year exceptional in two major ways: by becoming involved in the local community and through personal career development. I encourage each of you to participate in at least one of the many volunteering opportunities offered through the graduate school or the university's Office of Community Engagement. Further, I implore you to take part in at least one program to aid in your own career development plan. I will personally strive to make such opportunities more accessible to every graduate student.
My goal as President is to build a rich community of graduate students dedicated to both individual growth and to the health and success of Baltimore. Being a good citizen is critical to being part of a productive university community. This year let's strive to do better for ourselves and for those around us.
Have an industrious year and be sure to meet your 2015-16 GSA Executive board who have made a commitment to lead you in these efforts.
More Information about the GSA
GSA meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month at 5 p.m. in the SMC Student Center, Room 351. All graduate students are encouraged to attend. Students should contact their program's primary representative or a member of the E-board with inquiries. In addition to it's goal of promoting a better student life, the GSA encourages and rewards outstanding leadership among individuals who promote GSA ideals.