This monthly series of luncheon seminars is designed to promote the academic, professional, and personal development of graduate students from underrepresented groups.
On a professional level, the seminars offer the opportunity for students from diverse academic departments to develop supportive peer relationships and to share experiences, insights, and strategies for managing the challenges of graduate work.
On a personal level, by bringing students together in an informal setting, the lunches lower barriers to making social and cultural connections among graduate students across the Institute. These events are also unique opportunities for students to meet and talk informally with faculty and administrators of color.
Past presentations have included speakers with expertise on financial planning, business start-ups, preparing for doctoral qualifying examinations, building professional support networks, managing stress, and negotiating conflict.
For more information, contact Monica Orta in the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education.