Graduate Student Information

Career-oriented Mixer (4:15 - 6:00) - Exclusively for ISR and MSWE students!

To make the most of the Career-oriented Mixer, be sure to update your resume, dress appropriately, and follow-up with company connections.

Please be sure to register for the event. 

If you have questions about the Career-oriented Mixer for ISR and MSWE graduate students (4:15 - 6:00pm),  contact:

         Connie Cheng, Master of Software Engineering (MSWE) Program Director, 949-824-8956,


Open House - Posters and Demos (12:30 - 1:45)

Your advisor is responsible for covering the cost of poster production. So that may impact the kind of poster you make.

If you plan to do a poster or demonstation, please contact Debra Brodbeck no later than Wednesday January 8, and provide her with:

  • Title of poster/demo
  • Author list
  • Indicate if it is a poster, demo, or both

And please be sure to register for the event.

General Poster Information. Posters can be: 

    • printed on a foam board; 
    • printed on paper, and rolled up; 
    • printed on paper, laminated, and rolled up;
    • or you can even just print sheets of paper and adhere them to foam boards.

Posters can be any size you want. So if you or your group might use this poster for other purposes (such as a conference), then you can go by those requirements and reuse your poster for SuCSES.

But if you are making it specifically for SuCSES, these are the typical sizes:

    • 24" x 36"
    • 30" x 40"

Posters can even be larger, but the 24"x36" version is the most common at ISR events.

ISR has foam boards that can be used for displaying a rolled-up poster. ISR will provide black clips and push pins. If you use an ISR foam board, you should not use any other means to attach your poster to the foam board (tape and glue damage the poster boards). ISR's foam boards are 24"x35" and 30"x40".  A rolled-up poster doesn't have to match that size perfectly - it's ok for it to hang over the edges a bit, or to be a bit smaller . 

If you will print out sheets of paper, you might consider buying a colored foam board at an office supply store or Walmart/Target. White sheets of paper look nice against a colored background. Colored foam boards are typically 20"x30", which is smaller than the ISR foam boards. Or, you can reuse a white ISR foam board, which would be larger. 

You are welcome to come and look at some of the posters (and posterboards) that we have from prior years to see what they look like. Contact ISR Assistant Director Debra Brodbeck in this regard.

ISR will provide easels which you can rest your poster board on (i.e. they do not have clips at the top). The easels stand on the floor; if you plan to do a demo with a poster, you can stand the easel next to your demo table, or if your table is next to the wall then you can set your poster on the table, resting against the wall.

Here are some places that print posters:

General Demonstration Information. 
If you plan to do a demonstration at the open house, you will be provided with a table near an outlet.