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Help Us Plan DEGS 2022

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September 27, 2021

Calling all Drexel graduate students, faculty and professional staff, postdocs, and alumni!

The Graduate College and Graduate Student Association is seeking volunteers to serve on the 2022 Drexel Emerging Graduate Scholars (DEGS) Conference Planning Committee! The 2022 DEGS Conference is scheduled to take place on the University City campus, with some opportunities for remote/virtual engagement, April 13-14, 2022!

Planning committee members will engage in one or more the following activities:

  • Meet periodically (mostly virtual) to plan the 2022 conference 

  • Help select and implement an overall theme 

  • Brainstorm and select a keynote speaker and provide overall themes/suggested topics for the keynote 

  • Brainstorm pre-conference workshop topics, presenters, schedule sessions, and help promote registration 

  • Brainstorm other conference sessions, panels, receptions, awards ceremony, and ideas for both in-person and remote engagement 

  • Help reach out to students, faculty, professional staff, postdocs, and alumni to participate in various aspects of the conference 

  • Help reach out to potential sponsors for financial and other support 

  • Assist with developing and managing the abstract submission, peer review, selection and scheduling process, assisting students with any questions/concerns about preparing materials 

  • Assist with reaching out to and onboarding faculty, professional staff, postdoc, and alumni judges per session 

  • Put together the judging process, including rubrics, score form, instructions, etc. 

  • Determine awards to be distributed (and budget) 

  • Think through space, A/V needs, catering, giveaways, supplies, awards, and help submit orders/requests via Event Services, Chestnut Street Catering, etc. 

  • Help with day-of responsibilities, attendee, judge and presenter check-in, volunteering/staffing, etc. 

  • Assist presenters and participants day-of, help set up A/V, troubleshoot technology or space issues, etc. 


If you are interested in participating, please complete this Qualtrics form by Friday, November 12th. An initial kickoff meeting and subsequent planning meetings will commence this fall (virtual).


Questions? Contact the GSA E-Board at 


Save the date for the 2022 DEGS Conference and look out for the call for abstracts for posters, oral talks, Drexel’s very own Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition, judges, pre-conference workshop opportunities, and more to follow in early 2022! Check back at!