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Graduate Student Symposium
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Graduate Student Symposium

Date: TBD

The Graduate Student Symposium (GSS) is a symposium designed to support masters-level graduate students by providing informational workshops, mentoring opportunities, and networking with professionals and peers. The symposium provides sessions on a variety of topics to assist with professional development and the transition from graduate student to OTR professional.

The Graduate Student Symposium is open and relevant for current Masters’ students, whether you are currently a graduate student working in the OTR field or one that desires that experience in the future. During the Graduate Symposium, masters participants will gain an understanding of the field of Orientation, Transition, & Retention.

How to Register for the Graduate Student Symposium

Registration for the Graduate Symposium is complementary for all currently enrolled masters students attending the Annual Conference. You must register for the symposium by selecting the option on the second page of the Annual Conference Registration Form.

"My experience, both years, was an outstanding opportunity to network and grow as a young professional. Each year provided me with a different experience and outlook. I would most definitely recommend both years to graduate students attending the NODAC conference."


• Have a stronger understanding on the purpose, function, and professional expectations of orientation, transition, and retention including the role that OTR programs serve and the ethical standards of NODA (Theoretical and institutional knowledge/Curriculum and Content Development).

• Establish a professional philosophy and self-awareness founded on knowledge-building experiences with peers and intentional conversations facilitated by current OTR professionals (Diversity, Inclusion, Access/Organization and Leadership). Develop appropriate networking skills and discuss professional development opportunities within the Association (Organization and Leadership).

• Have a stronger understanding of how to be successful in the job search process within the OTR field (Organization and Leadership).

Facilitators and Planning Committee

Kasey Borchardt
Graduate Student Network Co-Chair
University of Kentucky

Jonathan Tunwar
Graduate Student Network Co-Chair
University of Florida

1.866.521.NODA (6632) | 1200 S Washington Ave, Suite 215, Minneapolis, MN 55415