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The Graduate Student Success Center hosts workshops and retreats designed to help graduate students meet their academic and professional goals.

Success Center Workshops


GradPrep is our new graduate student seminar series featuring sessions that address topics all incoming graduate students want to know in preparation for a successful graduate school journey. Past presentations have included: Making Time for Your Writing, Boise State Campus Life Guide, Self Care and Preventing Burnout, Albertson’s Library: Time Saver Centra, Entrepreneurship in Your Field, and more. GradPrep closes the week with New Student Orientation every semester.


GradSkills comprises various workshops for current students such as Communicating Your Scholarship, How to Prepare for an Oral Defense, and Gearing Up for Finals. These workshops aim to help graduate students gain the skills they might not learn in the classroom to utilize their degree once they graduated. GradSkills puts on workshops year-round and is open to all current students for free.


GradWrite is a writing retreat designed to help graduate students with their writing projects. There are presentations on common problems graduate writers face, access to writing coaches, and dedicated writing time to work on papers and projects.

GradWrite is available for online students to attend right alongside the in-person workshop. Students will sign into a Zoom meeting. There will be a presentation in the beginning, followed by dedicated writing time. If you have a question or need help with something, your peers will be right there with you to help you through whatever you need. Our writing coaches will be available for students to set up a one-on-one session for individualized help as well. 

Check out our GradWrite page for more information.

How to Wow Your Committee: Intro to a Quality Defense

Once a semester we put together a panel discussion and Q & A session featuring faculty from diverse disciplines across campus in order to help demystify the defense process and guide students to a successful defense.

Additional Resources

Graduate Student Success Center staff are available to meet with both individuals and groups of students. We can also create a workshop to meet your specific or departmental needs. If you have additional questions – on anything from deadlines and workflow, to templates, citations, and writing – we are here to serve you. Contact GSSC by phone at (208) 426-3604.

Recorded Workshops

GSSC Workshop Playlists