The Graduate Program in Seed Technology & Business (STB) hosted its first on-campus Student Orientation at Iowa State University (ISU), July 28, 2017. The orientation provided attendees with a fun opportunity to meet and network with fellow STB students while learning more about all the ISU and program resources available to them. This event is not just for new students, STB staff encourage students at all points in the program to attend.
ISU faculty and staff were on hand to answer questions about the STB Program Curriculum, planning your Program of Study (POS), and a first look at the new Learning Managment System, CANVAS. Alumnus, Kent Klingbeil, shared his first-hand experience with the Creative Component requirement and presenting his Final Oral Defense.
The orientation participants attended group sessions for an Introduction to the ISU E-Library for research with librarian Michael Bobb and Deborah Burns, the writing consultant for the STB program, presented her best practices and tips for writing an effective academic research paper.
A catered group lunch with STB instructors, a tour of the ISU campus, and a stop at the ISU bookstore for souvenirs completed the day’s events.