Penn Graduate Student Center

Navigating the Academy Events

About Navigating the Academy Events

Navigating the Academy Events seek to help doctoral students be successful in all aspects of their doctoral work, with focuses on skill building, intellectual engagement, and a better understanding of the doctoral experience.. This program is cosponsored by Penn Graduate Student Center and GAPSA.

The Library offers a great many workshops to help in the research and dissertation process. 

Career Services offers extensive programming to help doctoral students transfer their skills to the academic and non-academic job market process.

Dissertation Boot Camp

As a part of our Navigating the Dissertation Series, our Dissertation Boot Camp was developed to help students progress through the difficult writing stages of the dissertation process, towards its completion. By offering an environment and support for intense, focused writing time, the Camp provides participants with the structure and motivation to overcome typical roadblocks in the dissertation process.

Dissertation Boot Camp

Monday, January 7th through Friday, January 18, 2019, 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Graduate Student Center 3rd Floor
Price: $25 each, limit 1 per Graduate Penn Card

Writing Days

Writing Consultations
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The Graduate Student Center is offering Writing Consultations with a writing expert from the Weingarten Learning Resources Center from 12-3 pm every Tuesday, beginning September 4th. Our consultant can discuss work at every stage, and help you move past difficult roadblocks in the process. You do not have to register for Monday Writing Collective to partake in Writing Consultations.

No advance registration is required for Writing Consultations. You may arrive at any time between 12 to 2:30 pm. Go to room 303. Check in on the sign-in sheet, and sign up for a 30 minute time slot of your choice for that afternoon. You will then meet with Min, the Writing Adviser, individually on the third floor, in Room 303. Of course, the earlier you arrive and check in, the earlier you can meet with Min.

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
215-746-6868
center@gsc.upenn.edu