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Invitation to the graduate faculty

Patrick S. Osmer — 26-Jan-11 13:07
I’m writing directly to you, as members of the graduate faculty, in an experiment to reach out so we can discuss important issues facing us in graduate education.
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Legislative forum in Washington

Patrick S. Osmer — 08-Apr-11 11:49
On April 5, I participated in the Council of Graduate Schools' legislative forum, which underscored the need to support graduate education and its role in maintaining and enhancing U.S. competitiveness.
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Doctoral education at Ohio State

Patrick S. Osmer — 13-May-11 13:32
This post is focused on the future of doctoral education at Ohio State. My purpose in writing is to initiate a dialog with the graduate faculty across campus about the highest degree we offer, the Ph.D., the degree that in essence defines a research university. I want to engage you in conversation here first, and I encourage you to post your comments below.
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Report out on Pathways Through Graduate School and into Careers

Patrick S. Osmer — 25-Apr-12 10:33
The national report Pathways Through Graduate School and Into Careers is out, and I encourage all of you to read it.
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Graduate and Professional Student Survey

Patrick S. Osmer — 16-May-12 14:37
Approximately every two years, the Graduate School collaborates with the Office of Institutional Research to survey graduate and professional students about their experiences while at Ohio State. That survey is out now, and I encourage all graduate students to complete it.
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Best practices in graduate advising

Patrick S. Osmer — 23-Aug-12 14:19
One of the most productive things you can do in these first days of the semester, whether you’re a new or returning graduate student, is to establish and maintain regular communications with your advisor.
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About collaboration

Patrick S. Osmer — 20-Sep-12 14:28
A quick word about collaboration: Make sure you understand what your advisor and faculty teaching your courses mean when they expect or allow you to collaborate on assignments or exams.
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Alternative Career Event, Nov. 29

Patrick S. Osmer — 27-Sep-12 12:27
If you’ve thought about pursuing a career other than a faculty career after getting your PhD, be sure to attend the Graduate School’s second Alternative Career Day on Thursday, Nov. 29.
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Nomination period open for teaching award

Patrick S. Osmer — 10-Oct-12 13:57
ome of the best teaching at Ohio State happens in classrooms and labs led by Graduate Teaching Associates (GTAs). The Graduate School recognizes this exceptional teaching with the Graduate Associate Teaching Award. We are accepting nominations now.
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Updates--Alternative Career Event, Nov. 29

Patrick S. Osmer — 08-Nov-12 09:18
Our second alternative career event is Thursday, Nov. 29. Here are a few important updates.
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Getting a good start on spring semester

Patrick S. Osmer — 03-Jan-13 11:03
I want to share a few observations with you now we’re starting Ohio State’s first “spring” semester. This semester is long, and it runs through the winter months until the end of April. The start of each semester requires a lot from graduate students, and I want to remind you to pace yourself.
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Outcomes or Placements?

Patrick S. Osmer — 09-Jan-13 14:04
It’s never too early to think about the career paths you might follow after earning your master’s or Ph.D. degree from Ohio State. This is a topic of national and international importance in the graduate community, and I am active in those discussions and at Ohio State. Last week, one of Ohio State’s own graduate faculty wrote a column for the Chronicle of Higher Education about this topic.
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New project: Student debt and financial needs

Patrick S. Osmer — 16-Jan-13 13:00
Financing a graduate degree is a serious undertaking, as is managing debt. This is one of the major challenges facing students, families, and colleges and universities in the U.S. today. I am well-aware of the financial challenges faced by some of our graduate students, and I’m glad to announce that I will be working on a national project focused on these issues.
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There are steps you can take for career outcomes

Patrick S. Osmer — 30-Jan-13 11:28
It’s easy to get caught up in all the important activities involved in pursuing a graduate degree--courses, research, exams, publications, and presentations. You might find yourself focusing on these activities rather than your larger goal: the career (or careers) that will be the outcome of your graduate study.
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NSF Wants to Hear from STEM Grad Students

Patrick S. Osmer — 28-Feb-13 13:00
If you are a graduate students in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, I want to encourage you to consider participating in the National Science Foundation’s “Innovation in Graduate Education Challenge.”
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Summit on Career Pathways in Ohio, March 25

Patrick S. Osmer — 21-Mar-13 12:41
I will be meeting all day on March 25 with Ohio employers, university educators, and policy makers about how we can strengthen pathways for Ohio graduate and undergraduate students into careers.
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What employers want universities and graduate students to know

Patrick S. Osmer — 28-Mar-13 12:14
Three key takeaways for graduate students and graduate programs to keep in mind when working on career development and job searches.
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Presentation at AAU meeting

Patrick S. Osmer — 25-Apr-13 13:02
On Monday, April 15, I had the privilege of speaking about graduate education during a meeting of the presidents of AAU member universities, including President Gee.
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Career Pathways: Where Employers and Educators Meet

Patrick S. Osmer — 25-Apr-14 11:30
Last week, I was invited to speak at the U.S. News STEM Solutions national conference in Washington, DC. The theme was “Where Employers and Educators Meet.” It was an energizing meeting and connects with our activities at Ohio State.
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Proposed tax changes and graduate students

Patrick S. Osmer — 03-Jul-14 10:30
On June 19, I made several legislative visits in Washington to help provide information about how tax code changes proposed by Congressional committees earlier this year would affect graduate education and graduate students' ability to finance their education.
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Introducing GRADFORMS.OSU.EDU

Patrick S. Osmer — 24-Jul-14 16:36
The Graduate School's new electronic forms submission and review process--GRADFORMS.OSU.EDU--will go live on August 11. A number of graduate programs have been helping us test the new system, and I’m eager to open it to all of you.
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Attend the university-wide career fair, Sept. 10-12

Patrick S. Osmer — 03-Sep-14 12:22
Ohio State's first campus-wide career and internship fair is September 10-12. It is open to all Ohio State students, including graduate students.
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Advising is a shared responsibility

Patrick S. Osmer — 17-Sep-14 09:05
Graduate advising is a hallmark of the graduate degree experience and has a great impact on your academic achievements and life. When it’s done well, you and your faculty advisor understand your respective responsibilities and follow best practices to develop this relationship.
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Introducing Research Commons

Patrick S. Osmer — 24-Sep-14 14:30
The Research Commons is a developing initiative of the University Libraries aimed at connecting researchers--with special attention to graduate students-- to each other and to the services that can support and enable their research at Ohio State.
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Grand Opening of the Brazil Gateway

Patrick S. Osmer — 09-Oct-14 13:10
International collaborations have been an essential part of research and graduate education for a long time. Since 2010, Ohio State has been expanding its international efforts in even more strategic ways. Ohio State’s Gateway offices in China, India, and now Brazil are a key part.
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Trends and opportunities in graduate education, and what it means for us

Patrick S. Osmer — 12-Nov-14 13:27
On Nov. 13, we hosted Provost Joseph Steinmetz at the Graduate School's semester meeting for graduate studies chairs, department chairs, and graduate program coordinators. I want you to know that Joe is clearly an advocate for graduate students.
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