AGEP Student Success Conference Event Schedule

a person in front of a dry erase boardWe are excited to welcome you and your colleagues to participate in the 2024 AGEP Student Success Conference October 3 - 5.


Thursday, October 3, 2024

9:00 AM-9:30 AM Welcome & Overview
11:00 AM-12:15 PM

Virtual Workshop Sessions

  • Strategies for Navigating the Dissertation
  • Getting Involved in Science Policy Careers
  • How to Maximize your Summer Internship Experience
  • Professional Branding Techniques
12:15 PM-12:30 PM Snack Break
12:30 PM-2:00 PM

MSU Department Tours with Lunch

  • Chemical and Biological Engineering Showcase
  • School of Packaging Showcase
  • Chemistry Department Showcase
  • Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Showcase

12:30 PM-2:00 PM

Virtual Workshop Sessions

  • Academic Job Search Panel
  • Why Public Engagement Matters Panel
2:30 PM-4:00 PM Virtual Career Expo-Session 1 & Resume Clinic
2:30 PM-4:00 PM Research Faculty Talks
4:30 PM-5:30 PM

Virtual Non-Academic Career Job Search Panels

  • Research Exploration Workshop
  • Enhancing Grant-writing Strategies and Identifying Untapped Resources
  • Career Panel for Life Sciences
  • Career Panel for Social Sciences
  • Career Panel for Engineering and Physical Sciences

Friday, October 4, 2024

8:00 AM-11:00 AM Registration
8:45 AM-11:00 AM Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM-9:25 AM Opening Remarks
9:45 AM-10:45 AM Federal Grant Opportunities
11:00 AM-12:15 PM

Workshop Sessions

  • Making the Most out of Your Grad School Experience with Work/Life Balance
  • Making the Most out of your Post-doc Experience
  • Financial and Mental Wellness in Graduate School
12:15 PM-12:30 PM Snack Break
12:30 PM-2:00 PM Presentation on Enhancing Cultural Awareness through Mentoring
12:30 PM-2:00 PM Hybrid Poster Session and Conference Mixer
2:15 PM-4:00 PM Career Expo-Session 2 (Hybrid) & Resume Clinic
4:30 PM-5:30 PM

Workshop Sessions

  • All About Negotiating::A Recession-Proof Guide
  • Personal Statement Writing Workshop
  • Abstract Writing Workshop
6:30 PM-8:00 PM Recruiter & Networking Reception
8:00 PM-10:00 PM Student Bowling Networking Event

Saturday, October 5, 2024

7:30 AM-11:00 AM Registration
7:30 AM-11:00 AM Continental Breakfast
8:15 AM-10:30 AM CrossTalks: Oral Presentations
9:00 AM-10:30 AM Recruiter Session 3 (Hybrid)
10:30 AM-10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM-11:45 AM

Concurrent Workshop Discussions:

  • Graduate School Exploration and Managing Mentor Expectations
  • Intellectual Property::How to Take your Ideas to the Next Level
  • Leadership and Promotion Strategies
  • Investing 101 for Students and New Workers
12:00 PM-2:30 PM Keynote Presentation & Luncheon
2:30 PM-2:40 PM Snack Break
2:40 PM-4:00 PM Award Announcements and Musical Performance

Virtual Non-Academic Career Job Search Panels