CRISP Graduate and Professional Student Services

CRISP Graduate and Professional Student Services

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion CRISP Graduate and Professional Student Services unit provides programs and services for current and prospective graduate and professional students aimed at facilitating access and ensuring the success of diverse student populations in Ohio State graduate and professional programs.

Graduate & Professional Student Orientation and Networking Reception

The Graduate and Professional Student Orientation and Networking Reception (GPSONR) is held each autumn semester to welcome new and returning graduate and professional students; meet and network with those in different fields of study as well as with faculty, staff and administrators at Ohio State, and select alumni, and key ODI corporate partners.

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Graduate and Professional Student Recruitment Initiative (GPS)

For students considering graduate studies at Ohio State, the Graduate/Professional Students Recruitment Initiative (GPS) serves as the premier diversity recruitment program.

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Virtual Summer McNair Scholar Program

Each summer, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosts visiting McNair Scholars to offer a variety of services to assist Scholars as they continue to explore their post-baccalaureate aspirations and with applying for graduate programs at Ohio State.

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Preparing for the Professoriate Retreat

The annual retreat helps students prepare for the rigors of graduate and professional school, provides a scholarly atmosphere of support where historically underrepresented doctoral students can share and receive ongoing feedback on their research and professional interests, and assists students with goal setting and outlining a professional plan.

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Dissertation Boot Camp

Co-sponsored by ODI and The Graduate School, the three-day event provides Ohio State ABD students with the space to work on their dissertations/EdD projects. In a stimulating environment, participants develop a plan to complete their degree work in a timely fashion and receive valuable one-on-one coaching and feedback from experienced faculty. The boot camp serves to create a strong support system across academic disciplines.

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Tenured Faculty Panel Discussion & Luncheon

Graduate and professional students, post-docs and junior faculty are invited to participate in this program, which provides the opportunity to hear from and ask questions of some of the university's most prominent and experienced faculty concerning terminal degree completion, career goals and how to successfully navigate academia as faculty and administrators

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Graduate & Professional Student Spring End-of-Year Recognition Program

This event recognizes individual and/or group accomplishments and/or contributions to The Office of Diversity and Inclusion. During this program, we will celebrate our graduating graduate/professional students and show special appreciation to those faculty and graduate/professional students who have given of their time and expertise to assist with select ODI annual events on a consistent basis.

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