The Graduate Lounge

Matthew Speno, Ed.D., Chair
University of New England

Yay for Spring!
It will not be long until we gather in Trumbull for our annual conference! I am so looking forward to spending time reconnecting with colleagues, attending informative conference sessions, and cultivating new friendships!
The Graduate Student Issues Committee [GSIC] is pleased to welcome Rachel Satter and Anthony Vinci as committee members. Rachel is a doctoral candidate at the University of Bridgeport, and Anthony is a doctoral candidate at Central Connecticut State University. Both Rachel and Anthony are interested in providing NERA graduate students with support and community during the dissertation journey. Thank you for your willingness to serve on the GSIC.

We had a great response to the call for submissions for the GSIC Best Paper award; we look forward to sharing the award winner. Thank you to all who submitted papers.

The GSIC will be hosting two sessions at the NERA conference, which will address issues faced in the dissertation journey and considerations to make the post-doc job search manageable. In addition, the sessions will provide practical strategies to assist graduate students in navigating the physical and emotional sides of earning a doctorate before and after degree conferral. More information about the GSIC sessions will be available as the Conference draws near.

If you are considering joining the GSIC, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have.
Matthew Speno, Ed.D.
Chair, GSIC

Benefits of Serving on the Graduate Students Issues Committee
Serving on the GSIC is a great way to get involved with NERA and build relationships with other graduate students and professionals. Responsibilities include collaborating with students from various institutions to plan GSIC-sponsored, in-conference sessions and the GSIC student social. GSIC members also work with members of other NERA committees to help with additional tasks as needed. Members typically serve a 2-year term. If you are a graduate student and have questions about how to get involved with NERA, contact
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