PGSG Announces Graduate Student Appreciation Week April 2-6, 2012

This year, April 2 – April 6, 2012 is Graduate Student Appreciation Week! To show how much you are appreciated the Purdue Graduate Student Government (PGSG) has put together a week full of exciting events JUST for YOU! The event schedule is below.

In addition to great events, PGSG is also providing every graduate student with a button that says “Grad Students Have Statistical Significance”. We are encouraging all graduate students to wear their buttons that week so that (1) we can recognize and meet each other, (2) other students/faculty/staff can tell who we are and how many of us there are, and (3) YOU WILL RECEIVE DISCOUNTS AT LOCAL BUSINESSES FOR WEARING THEM!!!

You will be able to pick up your buttons from your Grad Coordinator starting the Wednesday before April 2 (i.e., March 28). Businesses offering discounts will be posted on our website, along with the finalized event schedule by March 28 as well.

Graduate Student Appreciation Week Schedule 2012
**NOTE: You must be wearing your buttons to come to any of these events!

Monday, April 2

  • GSA Week Kick-Off, 11am-1pm, South Memorial Mall
    • Drop by with your buttons to get the week’s schedule, some candy, and some PGSG swag (until we run out!)
    • Take a ride on the Boilermaker Special for free!
    • Play some games with and meet your fellow grads – bring your own if you want! Rain Location TBA

Tuesday, April 3

  • Interviewing/Job Search Workshop, 6-8PM, SMITH 108
    • Learn what it takes to land that dream position!

Wednesday, April 4

  • Free Donuts, (first-come, first-serve), 9-10:00am, CL50 lobby
  • Investing Workshop, by Purdue Federal Credit Union, 10am-11am, REC 315
  • Publication Workshop, 4-6PM, LILY G126
    • Faculty from a variety of fields will serve as a panel to answer your questions about publishing

Thursday, April 5

  • Boasting Better Posters, 12pm-1:30pm, CL50 125
    • Learn tips & tricks for poster making and how to win those cash prizes!
  • Networking Workshop, 5-7PM, ARMS 1109
    • Learn what it takes to expand your professional network
  • Bowling Social co-hosted with Black Graduate Association, 7-9PM, PMU Rack & Roll
    • Family-friendly social! All expenses paid for!

Friday, April 6

  • Keynote Speaker: Adam Ruben, author of “Surviving Your Stupid, Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School”, 6-8PM, WTHR 200, will also be signing books! (
  • Social at Jake’s, Free food!, 8:00PM – 12AM

Saturday, April 7

  • Graduate Student Olympics hosted by Aero Assist

This is a team competition where students will battle across a series of physical challenges spread around the Purdue campus. If you enjoy a challenge and the thrill of competition, you will not want to miss this. Come out and have some fun, clash with opposing teams, win some great prizes and make some new friends. Take a look at the attached flyer and then register your team at the link provided bellow. Registration ends March 24th, and the first 20 teams to register will be allowed to compete. So register early.


See the University Senate Proclamation of GSA Week here! The City of West Lafayette will be considering a smilar proclamation on March 27 at its Board of Works meeting!