Penn Graduate Student Center

Navigating the Classroom

About Navigating the Classroom

Navigating the Classroom seeks to help graduate teaching assistants be successful in the classroom through workshops and resources. This program is cosponsored by Penn Graduate Student Center and GAPSA.

The Center for Teaching and Learning and the Library offer extensive programming to assist graduate student teachers in the classroom.

Career Services

Walk-In Wednesdays with Career Services
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If you have a quick, career-related question, or want feedback on a CV, resume, or any job/internship application materials, then take this opportunity to meet with a Career Services graduate student/postdoc career advisor at the Graduate Student Center (room 303) every Wednesday from 12-2pm. We are looking forward to speaking with you! To find other walk-in hours offered at Career Services, visit:, and to schedule a 30-minute appointment with a career advisor specific to your School, visit



Thursday, September 28, 2017, 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Room 302 (3rd Fl), Grad Center, 3615 Locust Walk, Room 303 (3rd Fl), Grad Center, 3615 Locust Walk, Room 305 (3rd Fl), Grad Center, 3615 Locust Walk, Conference Room (2nd Fl), Grad Center, 3615 Locust Walk

Join us for a series of half hour workshops on how to improve your life and work in graduate school! Sessions include:

  • Reference management software, by Van Pelt Library
  • Making use of Career Services
  • Creating a three-year plan, by Weingarten Learning Resources Center
  • Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Center for Teaching and Learning
  • ...and more!

The sessions are led by experts and staff at the University of Pennsylvania. Coffee and tea will be provided in between each session. Please join us for the happy hour that follows in the first floor common room of the Grad Center, at 4 pm.

Happy Hour

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Common Room Back (1st Fl), Grad Center, 3615 Locust Walk

You've worked hard... Sometimes you just need a break! Come join the Navigating Series programs for happy hour.

And be sure to check out tips for success in graduate school at GradHacks! from 2-4 pm, on the third floor of the Grad Center, right before happy hour.

Free beer and wine served to those over 21. Free snacks for everyone.

Teaching Workshops

Center for Teaching and Learning and the Graduate Student Center co-sponsor a series of workshops for graduate students, especially TAs, who are interested in learning and improving their teaching skills.

Common Room Hours

Monday-Thursday: 9AM - 8PM
Friday: 9AM - 6PM
Saturday-Sunday: 12PM - 6PM

Graduate Student Center

3615 Locust Walk
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia PA 19104-6221