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Inspired by TED Talks and sponsored by the Office of Graduate Student Life and the GSA, this colloquium features up to eight graduate students from any discipline at BC. 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!  For questions or more info, please email

View photos from Grad Talks 2017 here, and watch all eight talks, including Mark D'Angelo's winning talk - "Queering the Way for BC & Beyond" - on our YouTube page now!


How do I apply?

Applications for Grad Talks 2018 are now closed.

When is the event?

The 6th Annual Grad Talks colloquium will be held on Friday, April 13, 2018 from 2:00PM-4:00PM in the O'Neill Library Main Floor Reading Room.


2017 Talks:

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Bolun Chen
2017 Grad Talks winner Mark D'Angelo, a doctoral student in the Lynch School of Education, shares his talk, "Queering the Way for BC & Beyond."
Danielle Heitmann
2017 Grad Talks speaker Laurel Carter, an MBA student in the Carroll School of Management, speaks on "Confidence: An Athletics Deciding Factor."
Erlinda Delacruz
2017 Grad Talks speaker Pooja Patel, a MA student in the Lynch School of Education, delivers her talk, "Denounced and Afraid: Serving Undocumented Students."
Marcel Uwineza
2017 Grad Talks speaker Kevin DiGuglielmo, a Master's student in the Connell School of Nursing, speaks on "Love, Death, and the Art of Acceptance."