Graduate Studies

Graduate Student Organizations

The following are current Graduate Student Organizations that can receive funding from the Graduate Student Association. If you have an idea for a group based on a program or topic not covered on this list, please e-mail the GSA at GSAInfo@emerson.edu.


CommGrads

  • Constitution
  • President: Dora Gonzalez-Rodriguez
  • Vice President: Jessica Ferron
  • Secretary: Mehroz Sajjad
  • Treasurer: Swetha Nagaraj
  • Advisor: Linda Gallant

CommGrads provides Communication Management graduate students with a base for social and professional interaction. The group encourages and promotes Communication Management graduate student activities, provides effective channels for expression concerning all aspects of department and college life, sponsors educational lectures featuring scholars and professionals in the Communication Management field, encourages and promotes professional development through the sponsorship of grants, and recognizes outstanding Emerson Communication Management graduate students.


CSD Connections

The purpose of CSD Connections is to provide Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate students with a base for social and professional interaction; to encourage and promote CSD graduate student activities; to provide effective channels for expression concerning all aspects of department and college life; to sponsor educational lectures featuring scholars and professionals in the CSD field; to encourage and promote professional development through the sponsorship of grants; and to recognize outstanding Emerson CSD graduate students.


Graduate Reading Series

2014-2015 Curators:

  • Kayleigh Shoen
  • Zyanya Dickey

The Graduate Reading Series provides a platform for all graduate students at Emerson college to share their work in a public forum.  We provide a location, food, beverages and an environment in which anyone can be comfortable reading any kind of writing.  Especially for writing-focused graduate students, opportunities to read their work in a public setting are absolutely necessary. This GSO provides graduate students with experience in public speaking, feedback on their work and the chance to meet and form lasting connections with other students interested in writing.

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Graduate Students for GMCA

  • Constitution
  • President: Kimberly Crunden
  • Vice President: Angelika Kopec
  • Secretary/Events Coordinator: Angelika Kopec
  • Treasurer: Jingchao Chen
  • Advisor: Thomas Vogel

The purpose of the Graduate Students for GMCA is to provide Global Marketing Communication and Advertising graduate students with a base for social and professional interaction; to encourage and promote Global Marketing Communication and Advertising graduate student activities; to provide effective channels for expression concerning all aspects of department and college life; to sponsor educational lectures featuring scholars and professionals in the Global Marketing Communication and Advertising fields; to encourage and promote professional development through the sponsorship of grants; and to recognize outstanding Emerson Global Marketing Communication and Advertising graduate students.

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Graduate Students for Integrated Marketing Communication

  • Constitution
  • President: Kalliopi Oikonomou
  • Vice President: Christine Saliba
  • Event Planner: Janine Lin
  • Digital Manager: Yuchen Su (Russell)
  • Advisor: Brenda Wrigley

Graduate Students for Integrated Marketing Communication (GSIMC) exists to promote the idea of integrated marketing communication and its purpose in business environments through career-focused events and discussions. GSIMC also works to help graduate students of Integrated Marketing Communication program to make connections with the marketing communication world and professionals in fields such as marketing, advertising, media, and public relations. In the past, it has brought in guests from organizations such as the American Marketing Association, the Massachusetts Interactive Media Council, Collective Next, and Ms. Mannersmith. Our goal is to help nurture future pioneers and leaders of integrated marketing communication.

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Graduate Students for Journalism

  • Constitution
  • President: Rachael Peart
  • Vice President: Alexandra Prim
  • Secretary: Emily Tadlock
  • Treasurer: Xingxin Chen
  • Advisor: Melinda Robins

The purpose of Graduate Students for Journalism is to provide Journalism graduate students with a base for social and professional interaction; to encourage and promote Journalism graduate student activities; to provide effective channels for expression concerning all aspects of department and college life; to sponsor educational lectures featuring scholars and professionals in the Journalism field; to encourage and promote professional development through the sponsorship of grants; and to recognize outstanding Emerson Journalism graduate students.

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Graduate Students for Publishing

  • Constitution
  • President: Sasha Blue Jay
  • Vice President: Michelle Betters
  • Secretary: Lindsay Nicole
  • Treasurer: Elizabeth Bercovici
  • Advisor: Gian Lombardo

The mission of Graduate Students for Publishing is to create networking opportunities and professional relationships centered within the publishing industry. Their creative learning projects will incorporate career advancement strategies, interactive opportunities, and bridge the gap between various student groups at Emerson interested in publishing. The purpose of this organization is to provide graduate students interested in Publishing with a base for social and professional interaction; to encourage and promote Writing, Literature and Publishing (WLP) graduate student activities; to provide effective channels for expression; to sponsor educational lectures featuring scholars and professionals in the WLP field; to encourage and promote professional development.

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48 Review

48 Review is a literary magazine founded by Emerson College’s Graduate Students for Publishing. It is written and published exclusively by Emerson College graduate students.

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Health Communicators Graduate Student Organization

  • Constitution
  • President: Yukiha Maruyama
  • Vice President: Liis Hinsberg
  • Secretary: Alice Miller
  • Treasurer: Gregory Gould
  • Advisor: Timothy Edgar

The Health Communicators Graduate Student Organization (HCGSO)'s purpose is to create educational and professional growth opportunities for Health Communication graduate students. This group is also devoted to raising awareness of the Health Communication field within the Emerson community.

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International Graduate Student Organization

The International Graduate Student Organization (IGSO) is dedicated to enhancing the campus experience for international graduate students and serving their specific needs. The IGSO provides a base for social interaction and networking opportunities such as festivals, food fests, workshops, and meetings. Bridging the gap between international and domestic students, and promoting conversation between these two communities, are also major goals of the IGSO.

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MFA Production Collaborative (Media Art)

  • Constitution
  • President: Emily Hofelich
  • Vice President: Maria Antonieta Astudillo
  • Public Relations Manager: Charles Rhone
  • Treasurer: Sarah Bordelon
  • Officer: Amy DePaola
  • Advisor: Paul Turano

The purpose of the MFA Production Collaborative is to provide Visual and Media Arts (VMA) graduate students with a base for social and professional interaction; to encourage and promote VMA graduate student activities; to provide effective channels for expression concerning all aspects of department and college life; to sponsor educational lectures featuring scholars and professionals in the VMA field or any other field that will provide the VMA graduate student a strong professional background; to encourage and promote professional development through the sponsorship of grants; and to recognize outstanding Emerson VMA graduate students.

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Redivider

  • Editor-in-Chief: Lauren Kay Halloran
  • Managing Editor: Alicia Hahn
  • Faculty Advisor: Pamela Painter
  • Production Advisor: Lisa Diercks

Redivider is Emerson’s graduate-student-run national literary magazine. A journal of new literature, Redivider publishes work by new and established writers in all genres including poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and drama, along with reviews, interviews, and occasional recipes. It is published twice yearly; new issues appear each winter and spring. Submissions are welcome year-round.

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Theatre Education Graduate Association

  • Constitution
  • Executive Board: Emily Goodridge, Kelly Prestel, Brandon Price, Sarah Beth Weinberg
  • Advisor: Robert Colby

The Theatre Education Graduate Association (TEGA) is dedicated to providing networking and professional development events for its graduate students, as well as building a strong theatre education graduate community. Annual events include a cabaret, guest speakers, theatre game swaps, workshops, a TEGA production, and an end-of-the-year celebration.

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