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During this week, we celebrate the positive impact our graduate students have on our GSBS community. To show our appreciation, the Graduate School invites you to check out a full week of activities designed to celebrate you - grab some swag, invest in your professional development, take a new professional photo, get social, and share in the fun as we celebrate YOU!

GSBS faculty and staff have also left messages to graduate students on our GSAW Kudoboard. Please take a moment to check out their posts!

Date

Event

Monday, April 5

Professional Portrait Sessions
1pm-4pm

Maybe you don’t have a professional headshot, or perhaps it has been awhile since you last took one? Now is your opportunity to get a professional photo to use for the GSBS website and for all your other professional needs. This is highly recommended for students who currently do not have a professional headshot AND for students planning to graduate in the next 1-2 years in need of an updated professional picture.

You must sign up for a portrait studio session, in advance, and practice social distancing in line at the portrait studio located at McGovern Medical School Basement, Room B.340 [6431 Fannin Street]. Please check UTHealth Shuttle Schedule for an easy trip to MMS.

>> All portrait slots have been booked. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please email raquel.y.salinas@uth.tmc.edu <<

Tuesday, April 6

Swag for Students
10am-2pm

We love our graduate students! Stop by the outdoor area near the TMC Commons (outside patio, near BSRB and the TMC Commons waterfall) to pick up some swag from GSBS staff members. Each swag bag includes a free air hug! Please remember to respect social distancing practices when approaching a staff member for your swag. Check UTHealth Shuttle Schedule for an easy trip to TMC Commons - or take advantage of the free 15-minute parking in Garage 15 (the one with the waterfall/food court … you know!).

Lab Life Instagram Contest

All day

Show us your lab life! Post a picture of you in lab (or working from home)  +  #GSBSGSAW  +  #WeAreGSBS. Receive a double entry if you include a short 1-2 sentence description of your research. Two winners will be randomly selected to win a prize. Don’t have a public Instagram account? Email your photo to gsbs-dcaa@uth.tmc.edu and we will post for you.

Wednesday, April 7

Professional Portrait Sessions
9am-12pm

Maybe you don’t have a professional headshot, or perhaps it has been awhile since you last took one? Now is your opportunity to get a professional photo to use for the GSBS website and for all your other professional needs. This is highly recommended for students who currently do not have a professional headshot AND for students planning to graduate in the next 1-2 years in need of an updated professional picture.

You must sign up for a portrait studio session, in advance, and practice social distancing in line at the portrait studio located at McGovern Medical School Basement, Room B.340 [6431 Fannin Street]. Please check UTHealth Shuttle Schedule for an easy trip to MMS.

>> All portrait slots have been booked. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please email raquel.y.salinas@uth.tmc.edu <<

Learning While Laughing: Transforming Science and Scientists Through Play (Virtual)
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Hosted by the GSBS Association of Science Communication

Come learn how to use creativity to improve your science communication.

Zoom link: tinyurl.com/asc-the-catalyst
Passcode: 653354

Identify and Leverage Your Strengths Workshop
4pm-5:30pm

Hosted by the GSBS Office of Career Development

This Strengths Finder Workshop is geared to help graduate students discover, develop, and deploy their unique talents and strengths. The workshop includes access to an online pre-assessment to learn your Signature Strengths and interactive activities to learn how to best leverage them in graduate school and beyond. 

Registration deadline is Tuesday, April 6 at 12 noon.

Register here: go.uth.edu/GSBS-GSAW2021Strengths

Thursday, April 8

Swag for Students
10am-2pm

The GSBS staff will be back, once again, to safely hand out appreciation swag to those who were not able to come on Tuesday. Stop by the outdoor area near the TMC Commons (outside patio, near BSRB and the TMC Commons waterfall) to pick up some swag from GSBS staff members. Each swag bag includes a free air hug! Please remember to respect social distancing practices when approaching a staff member for your swag. Check UTHealth Shuttle Schedule for an easy trip to TMC Commons - or take advantage of the free 15-minute parking in Garage 15 (the one with the waterfall/food court … you know!).

 

"Paris is Burning" Movie Viewing & Discussion
6pm-9pm

Hosted by the GSBS LGBTQ+ Student Alliance

https://mdacc.zoom.us/j/89206056864?pwd=dUZWaUxibVpMekpJbGZRZ3VQdWRxUT09

Meeting  ID: 892 0605 6864

Password: 412302

Friday, April 9

Friday Feels Twitter Contest
All Day!

We are wrapping up GSAW and today we are asking you to tap into your Friday Feels. Tweet a shout out to a fellow grad student who has shown you support during your time at GSBS  +  #GSBSGSAW  +  #WeAreGSBS. Two winners will be randomly drawn to win a prize. Don’t have a Twitter account? Email your message to gsbs-dcaa@uth.tmc.edu and we will post for you.

 

Professional Portrait Sessions
10am-1pm

Maybe you don’t have a professional headshot, or perhaps it has been awhile since you last took one? Now is your opportunity to get a professional photo to use for the GSBS website and for all your other professional needs. This is highly recommended for students who currently do not have a professional headshot AND for students planning to graduate in the next 1-2 years in need of an updated professional picture.

You must sign up for a portrait studio session, in advance, and practice social distancing in line at the portrait studio located at McGovern Medical School Basement, Room B.340 [6431 Fannin Street]. Please check UTHealth Shuttle Schedule for an easy trip to MMS!

>> All portrait slots have been booked. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please email raquel.y.salinas@uth.tmc.edu <<

Note: If you need accommodations to access any of the virtual sessions, please contact CALL@uth.tmc.edu at least 3 days prior to event/s.