Graduate Student Senate (GSS) is a collegiate association of the Graduate College that acts as the primary representative, administrative, and service organization for graduate students at the University. Graduate students organize the Jakobsen Conference—an event that gives graduate students experience presenting their research in a conference-like atmosphere. GSS Senators also assist the Graduate College officials with the New Graduate Student Welcome & Orientation.
Take advantage of your time in graduate school to develop leadership and management skills. These include mentoring, collaboration, and team leadership as well as project management. Find opportunities within your department, across the university, and in the Iowa City community to learn about and develop your leadership style.