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.
- 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.
Graduate Reading Series
- Sarah Sassone
- David Pfeferman
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.
Graduate Students for GMCA
- President: Kimberly Crunden
- Vice President: Angelika Kopec
- Secretary/Events Coordinator: Angelika Kopec
- Treasurer: Jingchao Chen
- Advisor: Thomas Vogel
The Graduate Students for GMCA (Global Marketing Communication and Advertising) organization plans a number of events for students throughout the year. Namely, the GSO organizes social activities and mixers, plans open discussions and forums with industry professionals, and coordinates professional development events for students in the GMCA program.
Graduate Students for Integrated Marketing Communication
- Advisor: Cathy Waters
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 create a connection among the graduate student body. 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. Events are planned multiple times throughout each semester, along with other networking/social events.
Graduate Students for Publishing
- President: Amanda Diehl
- Vice President: Stephanie Pando
- Secretary: Krisina DeMichele
- Treasurer: Michael Hicks
Graduate Students for Publishing is an organization that was founded with the mission to create learning and networking opportunities in publishing. While the group has at its core students in the Publishing and Writing program, all students interested in publishing are encouraged to take part in the organization and its events.
International Graduate Student Organization
- President: Lujia Chen
- Vice President: Mayuka Hattori
- Secretary: Qi Zhang
- Treasurer: Radha Shah
- Advisor: Cathryn Cushner Edelstein
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.
MFA Production Collaborative (Media Art)
- President: Emily Hofelich
- Vice President: Maria Antonieta Astudillo
- Public Relations Manager: Charles Rhone
- Treasurer: Sarah Bordelon
- 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.
- Editor-in-Chief: Lauren Johnson
- Managing Editor: Alexandra Artiano
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.
Theatre Education Graduate Association
- 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.