May 2012 Issue

In This Issue:

GSL Calendar of Events

Important Dates

Murray Graduate Student Center
Visit the John Courtney Murray, S.J. Graduate
Student Center

292 Hammond Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
PH: 617-552-1855   


Monday-Thursday 9:00am-10:00pm

Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

Saturday-Sunday Closed


Message from the Associate Dean/

Director of Graduate Student Life


As we approach the end of the academic year, I hope you are feeling that your work this year has moved you closer to your personal and professional goals.  Congratulations to those of you who are graduating in May and thank you so much for your contributions to Boston College.


For those returning in the fall, I hope you enjoy the summer and return to us in the fall with your remarkable energy and enthusiasm.  We have an exciting year planned next year and we invite you to join us as we continue efforts to improve graduate student life at Boston College.

All the best,

Carole Hughes, Ph.D.

Associate Dean/Director

Office of Graduate Student Life

ImportantDatesImportant Dates
May 21: Commencement
May 25
: Law School Commencement
August 1: Last date for master's and doctoral candidates to submit signed and approved copies of theses and dissertations for August 2012 graduation
August 30: New Graduate and Professional Student Orientation 2012

UpcomingEventsOther Events & Announcements

Graduate Student Volunteers Needed

for Fall Orientation!

New Graduate & Professional Student Orientation will take place on August 30, 2012. 

If you're interested in volunteering, please contact

Jenna Sattar: 


Murray Munchies Finals Breaks 

Date and Time: May 9th and 10th from 12:00 pm-1:00pm

Location: Murray Graduate Student Center
Take a study break to refresh from those countless hours of studying! There will be various FREE snacks, fruits, sweets, drinks, and 
coffee to re-energize. We will also have Wii, board games, and 
pool for added bonus, and distraction!  
Feel free to stop by for a few minutes or stay the whole time. 
It is all about you!!! Hope to see you there.

Brought to you by the Office of Graduate Student Life and 

Graduate Students Association



Campus Ministry Events:    
Click here for more information on the following events

Service of Remembrance for Our Departed Loved Ones

Date and Time: Monday, May 7, at 5:15  

Location: Shea Room of Conte Forum  
Re-Center Yourself with
15 Minutes of Peace and Quiet and Prayer
Date and Time: Every Thursday 4:00-4:15
Location: Cushing Chapel, next to Room 326 
in the School of Nursing 


eTeaching Day  


Date and Time: Wednesday, May 16, 2012,
presentations and workshops throughout the day;
technology fair open from 10 to 11 am 

Location: Various locations; see website for complete schedule:


Save a Life - Join the Facebook Campaign
The path to completing a graduate degree can be difficult.
The pressure of personal and academic responsibilities can build beyond one's ability to cope.
The National Graduate Student Crisis Line (800-GRAD-HLP)
is available 24/7 to listen, connect and assist you right now.
Grad Resources is available to support you throughout the year as well. Check out our website:
or find us here on Facebook   



Grad Appreciation Week was a huge success! 

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the
Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week festivities
at the Murray Graduate Student Center! 
Congratulations to the lucky student who won a new
LCD HDTV at our raffle!    


RecurringEventsRecurring Events

We have a Wii, and Wii want you to play!

Come to the Murray House to play the Wii anytime after 12pm and choose from our library of games including Mario Cart, Rock Band 3, Guitar Heroes, and FIFA 2012. Or bring your own
favorite game to play on our brand new Wii system and Google TV!


Wii Wednesdays - Join us at 5pm on Wednesdays for Wii tournaments at the Murray House.   


 JobsJobs & Assistantships


Graduate Assistantships and
Employment Opportunities  

Click here to view on and off-campus opportunities 


 CareerCounselingCareer Counseling for Graduate & Professional Students

According to a report recently released by the Council of Graduate Schools and the Educational Testing Service, graduate and professional degrees are more important than ever, and graduate schools should help better prepare students for a range of careers and tracking where they work.  

Read the "
Pathways Through Graduate School and Into Careers"  Executive Summary or the Full Report.   

"The new study examined how much graduate students knew about their career options before entering graduate school, during their time in their programs, and upon completing their degrees. After looking into how students learned about viable career options and the role that graduate programs played in guiding students into careers, the report found that there is a lack of transparency about career options, especially at the doctoral level." Click here to read the full article about Graduate Schools and Career Counseling

BC's Career Center offers a number of helpful resources for grad students.  They can help with everything from resume critiques, practice interviews, career assessments, job hunting, advice & information by program, and much more!

Schedule an appointment with Dom DeLeo, M.Ed., M.B.A., Associate Director.  He works specifically with graduate students:

*If you are an MBA, MSF or MSA Student - please contact the Graduate Career Center in Fulton Hall at (617) 552-8833.
CoachingCornerCoaching Corner

"There's an app for that!"

Whether you are preparing for finals, getting ready to leave campus for summer work/internships/fun in the sun, or about to graduate (congratulations!), there are lots of cool apps you can download to help keep you balanced in all areas of your life!     


Click here for a list of some apps for Health & Wellness, Finances, Organization, and Travel, Entertainment &
Other Fun Things! 



Jessica Moore Crowley
Certified Professional Coach
MA Higher Education Administration '13
LifeinBostonLife in Boston...
Things to do Before You Leave Boston

You know all the words to "Dirty Water," have been singing the lyrics "Boston you're my home" since you arrived in Boston, but how well do you really know your city? put together a list of the absolute must-sees in Boston before you graduate and move away. So get out your student ID and take advantage of some student discounts (where available) while you still can.


Take a Duck Tour
Experience Boston by land and by sea, all in one ride. The best part of the tour? You may even have a chance to drive the "Duck." Use your student ID for $28.99-$32.99 for adults, $25-$27 for students, $10-$22 for children.discounted ticket prices.                    



Tour Fenway Park
Red Sox fan or not, this is a Boston must-see. And what better time than during the 100 year anniversary of Fenway Park? Don't forget to bring your student ID for a discounted price.  


Visit the Boston Harbor Islands
Boston Harbor Islands are one of Boston's best kept secrets. Starting May 5, grab some friends, pack a cooler, and spend the day fishing, swimming, kayaking, or just soaking up the scenery.
  $16 for adults, $14 for seniors, $12 for students, children, and military.
Tours run 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily, every hour on the hour.      


Click here for more ideas, including Kayaking on the Charles, Riding the Swan Boats, and relaxing on a Rooftop Pool! 




ObamaPresident Obama on Higher Education
President Obama recently "Slow-Jammed the News" with Jimmy Fallon, jamming about keeping Higher Education affordable.  If you haven't seen it, check it out!
Jimmy Fallon - Slow Jam The News with Barack Obama: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon - Slow Jam The News with Barack Obama: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

CampusCalendarsLinks to various campus calendars
 CongratulationsCongratulations to everyone who is graduating! 
All of your hard work has paid off, and the time has come to celebrate your accomplishments!  We hope you had a positive experience at Boston College, and we wish you all the best in your future endeavors!

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