Graduate Council held an orientation program that was a first of its kind in order to cater to the schedule and special needs of graduate students.
The event was well attended and a great success; it reflected the evolution of graduate affairs since Graduate Council's inception as it featured new student led organizations and organizations with whom it has collaborated to improve graduate life and academics.
The two hour program started at 5:00 PM. It consisted of 40 minutes of presentations; this included words of welcome by Dean Talal Nizameddin and Dr. Rabih Talhouk (Chairperson of Graduate Council) followed by informative presentations by Graduate Council, the Office of International Programs (OIP), AUB Libraries, the Writing Center (WrC), Graduate Student Society (GSS), and Graduate Student Life Team in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (GSLT-AHSS). The talks were followed by a time for Q&A and sign-up time between the students and the organizations represented.
The second half of the program consisted of a food/beverage reception where the presenters and students further conversed and networked.