Graduate Student Organizations
Graduate school is a rigorous undertaking, but some students find that getting involved in extracurricular activities enhances their experience and skills. Sometimes the benefit is just about getting to know one's peers and taking a break so that one can refocus and be more effective once studies are resumed. Other times students utilize these opportunities to demonstrate "soft skills" such as leadership and organizational abilities, as well as the "people skills" that employers seeking well-rounded candidates tend to prize.
Two of the most popular graduate student organizations are:
CEGC - The Chemical Engineering Graduate Council
GRS - Graduate Research Symposium