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The Network & Knowledge Connection - Columbus State University

Graduate School

The Network & Knowledge Connection

The Network & Knowledge Connection‘s purpose is to serve as a voice for all graduate students in determining ways to enrich the graduate experience both academically and socially. It is open to all graduate students and meets monthly during the Fall and Spring semesters from 12:15pm-1:30pm. Guest speakers are occasionally invited to speak on topics of your choice. All graduate students are invited and encouraged to participate to discuss the needs, concerns, and ideas for the graduate population.


Recent Speakers

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September 15, 2022 - Creating Your Future
Amy Edge, Program Coordinator, Center for Experiential Learning & Career Design

Amy shared how you can "create your future" by introducing Handshake, Jobscan, LinkedIn, Micro-Internships, and more!

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February 22, 2022 - How to Get a Job in a Post-Pandemic World
Madison Montgomery, Brand Coordinator, AFLAC

Madison shared her own experiences with navigating the job market after the pandemic. She also offered tips on how to tackle the challenges of the workforce following the Covid-19 pandemic.

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October 12, 2021 - The Servant as a Leader - Introduction to Servant Leadership
Cortney Wilson, Director of the William B. Turner Center for Servant Leadership

Cortney gave a presentation in which she defined Servant Leadership as a philosophy in which the leader‘s primary objective is to serve. Servant Leadership differs from traditional leadership, in which the leader‘s primary concern is the success of his or her firm or organization. The lecture gave all of the attendees ideas on how to motivate and encourage individuals to do their best in the community and to be willing to help one another.

Past Speakers

Eric Spears ImageSeptember 14, 2021 - Study Abroad Opportunities for Graduate Students
Eric Spears, Director of the Center for Global Engagement

Dr. Spears spoke about study abroad resources and opportunities, including international internships and exchange programs. He also shared his personal experiences of studying abroad and emphasized the importance of developing a global worldview.

photo of Sue MarloweMarch 11, 2021 -  Depression and Anxiety Before and After Intervention
Sue Marlowe, Crisis Intervention Team Coordinator for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Ms. Marlowe described her own experiences of depression and how she overcame stigma typically associated with diagnosis and treatment.  She now encourages others by speaking openly about her mental health and showing that taking medication for mental health issues is the same as taking medication for a headache, etc.  She hopes that through her own story, others can find the same bravery to seek support for their mental health journey.

Jovan Johnson ImageFebruary 11, 2021 - Services and Opportunities Offered by the Center for Career Design

Jovan Johnson, Director of the Center for Career Design
Jovan Johnson Workshop Recording

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November 4-5, 2020 - Tenth Annual Dr. Gregory P. Domin Graduate Research Conference and Third Annual Faculty Research Conference. Click on the links below to view all the videos.

Faculty Research Conference Videos

Graduate Research Conference Videos

3-Minute Thesis Competition Videos

Photo of Liz WolvertonOctober 15, 2020 - Liz Wolverton, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy & Customer Experience Officer at Synovus, addresses the current local economy, job market, and the way ahead amid a pandemic.

Liz Wolverton Workshop Recording

Photo of Katherine GregoSeptember 24, 2020 - Education Abroad Opportunities

Katherine Grego, Center for Global Engagement

Katherine Grego Workshop Recording

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