Grad Talks

The Office of Graduate Student Life is currently in the process of recruiting graduate students to participate in our 5th Annual Grad Talks event in April!  Check out the info below, and we hope you consider applying!

Description: Inspired by TED Talks and sponsored by the Office of Graduate Student Life and the Graduate Student Association, this colloquium features eight graduate students from any discipline at Boston College. Selected speakers present a talk between seven and ten minutes in length on a particular topic about which they are passionate, whether it be academic research, an experience abroad, a lesson learned through a life event, or anything else! The winning presenter, as selected by a panel of University judges, will receive a $500 honorarium. The 5th annual Grad Talks will take place Friday, April 21st at 4 pm in the O’Neill Library main floor reading room. For examples of talks, the winning talk from last year can be found here.

Deadline: Grad Talks applications are due Sunday, February 12th by noon.

Application: APPLY HERE NOW! 

For further questions, please reach out to our office at

INK Tutors

Are you looking for a way to fill your community service hours? The INK program is looking for Graduate Students to participate in the spring semester session. The program is run by Geoffrey Kramer (, Pete Harrington (, and Ray Lilly (, and we would love to have you join us this semester.

For those of who haven’t heard of us, INK stands for “Invest ‘N Kids“.  INK is a tutoring program for local 7th and 8th grade students from the surrounding area. We meet on Thursdays from 4-6pm in the Eagle’s Nest (the 2nd floor dining hall above the bookstore). Our grad student tutors are paired up with the visiting 7th and 8th graders for a 2 hour session that includes getting to know one another, helping with homework, fun group projects, and dinner at the end of each session.

Upcoming GWIB Events

Mark your calendars for GWIB’s exciting spring events, including a Lunch ‘n’ Learn with Kim Meninger, the Annual GWIB Spring Panel with CWBC, Volunteering at the Pine Street Inn, and the always popular Dress for Success event at Bloomingdale’s!  Keep an eye out for future registration emails and more information!

Spring Panel Update: We are in the midst of planning GWIB’s signature Spring Panel event for March 15th from 6-8 PM. Please keep the date open and we will update you with more information. Register here!

Looking for more details? Check out GWIB’s page.

Have any questions? E-mail

Spring Club Fair – Thursday, January 19

Interested in joining a new club? Want to learn more about the activities and events that student organizations have planned for this semester?

Join us for the Spring Club Fair tomorrow evening. This reception will be held in the Honors Common from 6:30-7:30pm.

This event will also provide a great opportunity to meet students from different Carroll School programs including our incoming evening MBAs.