The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences has created GSBS Buddy Connections Program, a voluntary student-to-student support program developed to create bonds between the students of our 20 different academic programs. The goal is to provide some interpersonal interactions during your graduate school career, as well as facilitate networking and friendship.
Here is how it will work:
1) Sign up at www.utbiomed.com/buddy.
2) Each month, we will randomly scramble the names and assign a new connection.
3) From time to time, and throughout the week, check in with your connection (text, email, zoom, MS Teams etc). Get to know them, tell them what’s up, find out what you have in common or learn something new.
Besides providing the support needed during difficult times, this is a great way to expand your network of colleagues and friends. It is also a great way to gain more knowledge about each other's culture, learn, and teach each other new hobbies.