The Summer Conference is the flagship component of the SSRC-Mellon Mays Graduate Initiatives Program. Targeted towards graduate students in years one through three, it provides a forum for skills exchange, cohort-building and the development of professional proficiencies such as maximizing research resources. Panel presentations of fellows’ research, thematic roundtables, presentations by senior scholars, and other activities are a part of a conference program that exposes early-stage graduate students to a broad range of institutional and intellectual issues. Advanced graduate student fellows as well as Mellon PhDs contribute to the conference by serving as workshop leaders, panel discussants and moderators.
• Open to graduating seniors accepted into a doctoral program and graduate students in their first – third year
• Provides tools and skills for managing the early years of graduate school
• Exposes fellows to a broad range of institutional and intellectual issues
• Panel presentations of fellows’ research, thematic roundtables, presentations by senior scholars, among other activities
The 2015 Graduate Student Summer Conference was held June 17-19 at Macalester College in Saint Paul, MN.