This event is SOLD OUT, however if interested, you may sign up to be put on a waitlist. In case of cancellations or special promotions, we will contact you from this list, in order received:
Graduate-Professional Student Appreciation Week of April 4th…
Means we have some fun FREE stuff to give you! Come to the COGS Office during the Week of April 4-8 and pick up some FREE Lansing Lugnuts tickets. (While they last).
Tickets are for Saturday, May 7th Lansing Lugnuts V West Michigan Whitecaps game.
Monday, April 25th , 4PM – MSU Law School Bldg
Please join us for another in-person Coffee & Connection event. This is a great way to connect with fellow graduate and professional students. Our next event is on Monday, April 25th at 4PM, at the MSU College of Law Bldg, 648 N Shaw Ln, in the Castle Board Room #343.
If you are interested in attending the NSCL-FRIB tour, and either of the dates is sold out, you may sign up to be on the cancellation wait list in case someone cancels and spots open up. First come, first served. We will contact individuals on this list in order received, if openings become available.
Friday, March 18, 2022 at 7PM – Harrison Roadhouse Pub. Registration required.
Try your hand at trivia while hanging out with other graduate & professional students! Tables/teams of four – sign up with a group or come solo.. Free appetizers too! Space is limited, so you must register to attend.
Register here: https://bit.ly/COGS-TRIVIA
Questions? Please contact the COGS office (email@example.com)
MSU Women’s Basketball Game – 2/27 – Graduate/Professional Student Seating
MSU V Ohio State – Sunday, February 27th @ 2:30PM– MSU Breslin Center
Hope to see you there! Look for our table outside the entrance to our section!
Let’s cheer on our Women’s basketball team together with fellow graduate & professional students. COGS has reserved sections 104/106 just for graduate & professional students on February 27th. Games are free for MSU Students. Just bring your MSU ID. Signs will show where the section is located, but if you need assistance, just ask ushers for help finding sections 104/106 COGS seating. Check MSU Athletics website for game times, Breslin information (no bags allowed), and Covid Protocols: https://msuspartans.com/
We’re sorry – this event is sold out. You may sign up to be put on a waitlist. In case of cancellations or special promotions, we will contact you from this list, in order received:
On Friday April 8th, from 7:00-10:00 PM, COGS will host a VIP Room at High Caliber Karting & Entertainment, located inside the Meridian Mall. You must purchase your admission to this event online for $10.00.
What does $10 get you? Package includes: COGS VIP Room & Snacks, Tier-2 Wristbands for activities, including: unlimited Axe-throwing, Throw-bowling, Pocket-soccer, A nerf war or an archery tag game, and $5 Arcade credits. (Additional High Caliber activities can be purchased onsite at ticket counter if desired.)
Link to purchase will go live on Monday, March 14th at Noon on the COGS Storefront link here https://cogs.msu.edu/upcoming-events/ . 50 COGS tickets will be available for sale, first come, first served. Please only purchase if you intend to come as spots are limited. (One “COGS ticket” per purchase. If you are signing up with friends, all will need to purchase separately due to the waiver form that HKC&E requires attendees to sign.) If sold out, a link will be added for those that wish to be included on a waitlist should we receive any cancellations.
NOTE: The venue itself is public and if you are not able to purchase a COGS “ticket” for wristband and VIP room, you can still go to High Caliber, explore the venue and purchase activities there on your own.
Find out more about High Caliber Karting & Entertainment – https://highcaliberkarting.com/
Are you intimidated by the prospect of preparing your grad student tax return? Are you confused by the tax forms you received from your institution or funding agency – or the forms you didn’t? This workshop breaks down how to calculate your taxable income from your salary, stipend, fellowship, grant, and/or scholarships; minimize your tax liability using education tax benefits; and report your income, qualified education expenses, and estimated tax paid on your tax return. It also touches on the special tax situations that may apply to students under age 24.
This workshop, presented by Dr. Emily Roberts, personal finance educator specializing in early-career PhDs, is appropriate for US citizens, permanent residents, and residents for tax purposes, and comprises pre-recorded videos, worksheets, and live Q&A calls.
COGS is offering this webinar FREE for the first 40 MSU graduate & professional students to register. *After the first 40, registrants will be put on a waitlist as additional spots may be added to accommodate.
What is included?
- 11 videos with transcripts totaling just under two hours, titled:
- Tax Preparation Methods
- Self-Assessment: Income
- Higher Education Tax Benefits
- Self-Assessment: Qualified Education Expenses
- Applying Education Tax Benefits
- Filling Out Forms
- If You Were Under Age 24
- If You Are Class of 2021 (Bachelor’s)
- Off-Target Effects
- 2 worksheets (PDF and Excel versions)
- Invitations to at least one live Q&A call per month throughout tax season (open to everyone in the workshop)—the recordings are added to workshop as well
Registration Here: https://bit.ly/COGSTAXWEB Must sign up with valid MSU Email. If you are not one of the first 40 registrants, you will be put on a waitlist. (NOTE: You will be contacted if able to accommodate additional registrants.) Once successfully registered, you will be directed to a login page to access the workshop materials and can get started right away. Notifications for live QA sessions are sent to the registrant’s email.
Dr. Emily Roberts is a personal finance educator specializing in early-career PhDs and has led several popular personal finance workshops for graduate student at MSU. Through her business, Personal Finance for PhDs, she equips graduate students, postdocs, and PhDs with Real Jobs to make the most of their money. She gives seminars at universities and for associations; interviews graduate students and PhDs on her podcast; serves as a money coach; and creates courses and workshops on taxes, investing, and more.
The Council of Graduate Students is the authorized student government on campus representing all graduate/professional students at Michigan State University. Our mission is to promote the academic, social, and economic goals of graduate and professional students.
466 W. Circle Dr., Room 120
East Lansing, MI. 48824
Monday-Friday 9am – 5pm
Available any weekday via email or by appointment.
We are also available to meet via zoom!
* Chittenden Hall and COGS will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2023 in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.