Graduate Events

Graduate RoundTable FAQ

Stop by ESSC (ENGR 116) & join graduate students and the ESSC Graduate Peer Advisors for an FAQ session to ask your questions on topics like SJSU Clubs, Resume, Networking, Internships, CPT, etc. No registration is required. Visit the events page for information on date, time and topic.

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International Education Week 2022

Join the College of Professional & Global Education (CPGE) in celebrating the diversity of the SJSU community through a series of events during International Education Week. 

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Writing Center Workshop Series

The SJSU Writing Center conducts regularly scheduled writing workshops during the fall and spring semesters. These one-hour group seminars cover a range of writing-related topics from grammar issues to body paragraphs to APA style/formatting. Workshops can accommodate up to 15 attendees in person or 45 attendees in an online setting (via Zoom).

See Fall Workshops

CPT Workshops

Interested in a university-sponsored internship? Do you have an internship offer and don't know what is next? Join us for an overview of the CPT application process in the College of Engineering, followed by Q&A with advisors from ESSC and ISSS. (International students will be sent email with details.)

Fall 2022 CPT workshop will be held on November 16

Read about the CPT Process

ISSS Events for International Students

ISSS hosts events designed specifically for international students.

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Spartan Engineer Success Program

ESSC presents several workshops throughout each semester focusing on time management, school vs. career after SJSU, resume building, research, and other topics of interest.

See full ESSC event calendar

Virtual Career Fairs

The Career Center offers opportunities to meet employers about jobs, projects, and internships. Come prepared with your resume updated, your Zoom video on, and wearing interview attire.

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Graduate Student Events

Brought to you by the College of Graduate Studies (usually for graduate students only)

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Past Event Highlights

Weeks of Welcome

Weeks of Welcome (WOW) programs and events take place during the first few weeks of each semester. Fall 2022 events took place until Friday, September 30.

Spring Career Workshop Series

ISSS and the Career Center are hosting workshops designed specifically for international students.

See ISSS Career Workshops

CPT Workshops

Interested in a university-sponsored internship? Do you have an internship offer and don't know what is next? Join us for an overview of the CPT application process in the College of Engineering, followed by Q&A with advisors from ESSC and ISSS. (International students were sent email with details.)

Read about the CPT Process, updated in July 2021. 2022 CPT workshops were held March 10 and April 10.

Grad Slam 2022

Showcase your research and creative activities in a campus-wide competition for the best short research presentation in three minutes or less. Gain experience, a professional video, and maybe even prize money!

April 14, 2022 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Hammer Theatre

Check out how to join the fun!

Global Spartan Month

March is Global Spartan Month, celebrating international education and cultural exchange at SJSU. Experience fun social activities, informative workshops, and cultural events. Don't miss the I-House lawn games or photo contest!

Explore Global Spartan Month!

Writing Center Spring Workshop Series

The SJSU Writing Center is offering its intensive Foundations of Graduate Writing workshop series for early career graduate students.

Mondays, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. 
February 28, March 7, March 14, March 21

Sign up for the Writing Center listserv

Spring Career Workshop Series

ISSS and the Career Center are kicking off their spring Career Workshop Series with Polish your Professional Pitch. Get hands-on practice giving your professional pitch and receive individualized feedback from ISSS and Career Center staff. Get the worksheet and write your draft pitch before the workshop.

Held on Wednesday, February 9, 2022

International Student & Alumni Panel

SJSU International Student & Alumni discuss the challenges and successes in searching for and finding internships and jobs through the pandemic. The panel will also discuss what it's like working during the COVID-19 years, and share their tips on the job search process, networking, and career development as a former international student. Meet our panelists!

Career Development through the Pandemic & Beyond
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 | 5:00-6:00 p.m. (Pacific)
Explore ISSS career workshops

Weeks of Welcome

Weeks of Welcome (WOW) programs and events take place during the first few weeks of each semester. Spring 2022 events take place until Friday, February 25.

CGS Kick-Off event was held on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 on Paseo de César Chávez (7th Street Plaza).

View WOW Schedule

Graduate Degree Graduation Workshop

Join this online information session where GAPE Evaluators explain important university processes such as Candidacy, Course Substitutions, and Applying for Graduation. Ask GAPE Evaluators questions about your program of study and when to submit the required forms. Deadline to apply for Summer 2022 graduation is March 1, 2022.

Held on Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Join GAPE's Spring Graduation Workshop

Graduate Student Orientation

New graduate students should attend orientation to find out about campus resources and sources of support available to them as they begin their graduate programs.

Welcome to Graduate School at SJSU !

Spartan Engineer Success Program

ESSC is presenting several workshops throughout Spring semester focusing on time management, school vs. career after SJSU, resume building, research, and other topics of interest.

Welcome Back and New Spartan Engineer Welcome
Held on Tuesday, January 25, 2022

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New Grad Career Bootcamp

Attention Fall 2021 and Summer 2021 graduates: Learn from a panel of SJSU alumni and employers about their college-to-career transitions and hear advice about navigating life after college, followed by Q&A. (Rising seniors are also welcome.)

Held on Wednesday, January 12, 2022

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CPT Workshops

Interested in a university-sponsored internship? Do you have an internship offer and don't know what is next? Join us for an overview of the CPT application process in the College of Engineering, followed by Q&A with advisors from ESSC and ISSS. (International students were sent email with details.)

Held on September 30 and November 3, 2021. Read about the CPT Process, updated in July 2021.

Probation Workshops

Join the ESSC for a session to understand academic probation at the graduate level, prevent disqualification, and plan for steady progress towards your academic goals by tapping into available resources. Come with your questions or concerns; we are here to support you! (Affected students were sent email with details on registering for a workshop.)

Held on November 5, November 8, December 16, and December 20, 2021. Learn more about Academic Standing.

International Education Week (IEW) 2021

Join the College of Professional & Global Education (CPGE) in celebrating the diversity of the SJSU community through a series of events during International Education Week.

November 15-19,2021

Writing Center Fall Workshop Series

The SJSU Writing Center is offering its intensive Foundations of Graduate Writing workshop series for early career graduate students.

September 24, October 1, October 15, October 22

Sign up for the Writing Center listserv

Graduate & Professional Programs Fair

CGS is hosting a virtual graduate fair on Thursday, October 14th, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Pacific. Learn about graduate school and meet program representatives from SJSU and other participating universities. Virtual information sessions will be held September 23th and September 30th.

Contact CGS

Student Organizations

Visit this year's Engineering Student Club Fair to find out about student organizations that are recruiting. (Student Organizations can RSVP to participate until September 10th.)

Wednesday, September 15 (virtual) and Thursday, September 16 (in-person)

Learn more about clubs

CPT Workshops

Interested in a university-sponsored internship? Do you have an internship offer and don't know what is next? Get an overview of the basics of applying for CPT in the College of Engineering, followed by Q&A with advisors from ESSC and ISSS.

Held on March 22 and February 19, 2021
(Read about the CPT & OPT Process.)

Probation Workshops

Join the ESSC for a session to understand academic probation at the graduate level, prevent disqualification, and plan for steady progress towards your academic goals by tapping into available resources. Come with your questions or concerns; we are here to support you!

Held on February 5 and February 8, 2021

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Understanding U.S. Academic Culture

A Cultural Conversation with ESSC and ISSS about how cultural norms and expectations of different educational systems can have an impact on your academic experience. Our tips and strategies can help you on your way to academic success.

Held on February 16, 2021
(See events Beyond Global Spartan Welcome, open to all international students and scholars.)

Grad Slam 2021

Grad Slam at SJSU is a campus-wide competition for the best short research presentation by a graduate student. The virtual event Celebration of Research was held in April.

Learn more

Global Spartan Scholarship

The College of Professional and Global Education (CPGE) accepted applications for the Global Spartan Scholarship through April 11, 2021. This scholarship is available to students seeking to earn a degree from SJSU in F-1 visa status starting Fall 2021.

See full details

International Student Events (from ISSS)

March was Global Spartan Month, celebrating international education and cultural exchange at SJSU.

iSucceed Mentorship Program launching Spring 2021 - peer mentorship program

Countering Holiday & Winter Break Isolation: Thanksgiving Together: Virtual Edition

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College of Graduate Studies Q&A

Held on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.

Open to all new graduate students to ask general questions after reviewing the orientation Canvas course Spring Welcome to Graduate School.

Graduate Student Events

Graduate & Professional Programs Fair
Held every semester via Handshake

Career Center / CGS Workshop Series
New schedule every semester

Writing Center Workshop

Going from Paper to Presentation

Held on Oct. 29, 2020 California / Oct. 30, 2020 India & China (via Zoom)

CPT Workshop

Interested in a university-sponsored internship? Do you have an internship offer and don't know what is next? Get an overview of the basics of applying for CPT in the College of Engineering, followed by Q&A with advisors from ESSC and ISSS.

Held on October 15, 2020

Probation Workshop

Join the ESSC for a session to understand academic probation at the graduate level, prevent disqualification, and plan for steady progress towards your academic goals by tapping into available resources. Come with your questions or concerns; we are here to support you!

Held on October 5, 2020

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Meet & Munch Series

The Engineering Student Success Center (ESSC) is hosting the Meet & Munch Series. Open to all CoE students, each event has a topic for thought and discussion. Join this lunchtime gathering to unwind, chat, and build community.

February 9, 2021 Setting Goals: Staying Career Active
February 23, 2021 Academic Resilience: Finding your Strengths
March 9, 2021 Self-Care Practices during Midterm Season