Community of Scholars 2017 Announced

The Office of Graduate and Professional Studies and the Graduate and Professional Student Council cordially invite you to the 2017 Community of Scholars: "Developing Your Professional Identity," on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at the Memorial Student Center (MSC) Bethancourt Ballroom (2300), from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Please join the Texas A&M graduate and professional community of students, faculty, and staff for an evening of dinner and interactive discussion. This year, graduate students will present on the topic of developing your professional identity during graduate school and beyond; this will set the stage for faculty hosts to facilitate small group discussions over dinner. Share your experiences, learn from others, and be part of strengthening our graduate and professional community of scholars!


In keeping with the theme of developing your professional identity, this year OGAPS will offer an exciting opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to take a headshot with a professional photographer. Doors will open to the main event at 5:30 pm, and dinner and discussion will follow promptly from 6-8:30 pm.
This event is open to current graduate and professional students, faculty and staff and includes a three-course dinner. Please feel free to bring your significant other at no cost. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate children at this event. Please be sure to indicate if you will bring your significant other and select your meal option(s) during the RSVP process. Suggested dress is business casual.
Attending this event can earn 1 Professional Development Unit (PDU) towards the G.R.A.D. Aggies Professional Development Certificate.

Please RSVP here by Monday, April 3, 2017 if you plan to attend. Doors will close promptly at 6:15 p.m. and admittance will not be allowed once doors are closed. For questions, contact the Office of Graduate & Professional Studies at 979-845-3631 or
Community of Scholars affords registrants the opportunity to dine with fellow graduate students at tables hosted by a faculty mentor. We encourage participants to capitalize on this occasion to seek out unfamiliar faces and forge new relationships. OGAPS will populate tables on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Should you desire to sit with specific friends or a particular faculty table host, we recommend arriving early for check-in with your party. Please note that doors will close promptly at 6:15 p.m. and admittance will not be allowed once doors are closed. 
Visitor parking will be available in the Univeristy Center Garage (Koldus Building) and Cain Parking Garage. For more information visit TAMU Transportation Services

Click here to see pictures from last year’s Community of Scholars – Dinner and Dialogue!