Graduate Student Engagement Events

graduate students enjoy conversation at a GWSB Industry Roundtable in January 2020

Creating more close-knit academic communities can be a challenge — but we've responded to your feedback with our Graduate Student Engagement events, which provide an opportunity for both current and prospective grad students to network and discuss their academic careers in a fun, relaxed setting with industry leaders, fellow students, faculty, and GWSB leadership.

All upcoming Graduate Student Engagement events are shown below. If none appear, none are currently scheduled. Please note that all Spring 2021 events will be held online to protect the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff.

Industry Roundtables

GWSB grad students enjoy conversation at an Industry Roundtable event in January 2020

GWSB graduate students at an Industry Roundtable event in January 2020

Hosted four times a year, Industry Roundtables bring the GWSB community together, catalyzing mentoring relationships between our graduate students and industry professionals. Through these events, students gain industry insights from experts in their fields to better prepare them for their careers and build their professional networks. GWSB alumni and other friends of GWSB that participate in this event are afforded the opportunity to get to know and make an impact on the next generation of business leaders.

Each industry roundtable event consists of four steps:

The Match - Small groups of GWSB graduate students are paired with discussion leaders from among the alumni, corporate partners, and other business and policy professionals who have volunteered to participate in our industry roundtable events.

The Preparation - Each discussion leader provides three questions about their industry and/or organization that they would like students to research or think about before the event so they can prepare talking points. Students also receive a photo and bio of their assigned discussion leader.

The Event - Students meet with their assigned discussion leader in small groups, and discussion leaders facilitate a 45-60 minute conversation among the group, starting with the three assigned discussion questions. A plenary debrief session follows the small group discussions. On-campus Industry Roundtables are also preceded by a networking mixer, allowing students, discussion leaders, and GWSB faculty and staff to meet one another in an informal setting.

The Follow-Up - All participants attending the Industry Roundtables receive a brief summary of the event and emails for discussion leaders who are open to additional conversations beyond the event.

 

GWSB graduate students at an Industry Roundtable event in January 2020

Graduate Student Industry Roundtable - Jan. 29

In our graduate student industry roundtables, small groups of students are pre-matched with a discussion leader based on career and industry interests and are given three questions in advance to prepare for the roundtable event. Alumni, recruiters, and other friends of GWSB then facilitate a conversation with students based on the questions.
GWSB graduate students at an Industry Roundtable event in January 2020

Graduate Student Industry Roundtable - Feb. 26

In our graduate student industry roundtables, small groups of students are pre-matched with a discussion leader based on career and industry interests and are given three questions in advance to prepare for the roundtable event. Alumni, recruiters, and other friends of GWSB then facilitate a conversation with students based on the questions.