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OLLU to host Three Minute Thesis competition in November

OLLU will serve as host for Texas’s first-ever Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) on Nov. 3 and 4, a regional competition that will feature master’s and doctoral-level students from across Texas showcasing a broad range of academic research from different disciplines.

Students will present their research with just one static PowerPoint slide. They are limited to three minutes. A panel of judges will decide on the winners. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place.

Participating schools include Baylor, Texas Christian University, University of the Incarnate Word, St. Mary’s University, the University of Texas-Dallas, Angelo State, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, St. Edward’s and Sam Houston State.

Five OLLU students have agreed to compete in the event, which is sponsored by H-E-B. OLLU encourages more students to compete. 

If you would like to compete, contact Noel Cortez, Director of the OLLU Graduate Student Center, at nocortez@ollusa.edu

Graduate Student Ambassadors offer mentoring, guidance

Formed this summer, the inaugural class of Graduate Student Ambassadors is helping graduate students with orientation while offering mentoring sessions and coordinating professional development workshops.

Noel Cortez, a doctoral student in Leadership Studies and Director of Graduate Student Services, created the Graduate Student Ambassadors.

“This program seeks to form a dynamic network of motivated graduate students who will function as mentors, guides and pillars of support for their fellow scholars,” Cortez said. “The Graduate Student Ambassadors will play a pivotal role in curating workshops and fostering an environment that promotes professional growth and mentorship.”

There are 12 Graduate Student Ambassadors. During the fall semester, the Office of Graduate Student Services will host a meet-and-greet. For more information, contact Cortez at nocortez@ollusa.edu

Below: Graduate Student Ambassador Sandra Rosas, online doctoral student in Social Work.