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Prepare for the right work environment for you by considering all of your options. CU-Boulder has unique relationships with a number of industry partners and federal labs as well as academic institutions. In a Fall 2005 survey, 85 percent of graduate students indicated that their expected position was directly related to their respective graduate degrees.

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The Anthropology department at CU Boulder is fantastic, and I came here to work with its excellent professors and graduate students, as well as be part of a major research university. I conducted fieldwork in Bangalore, India in the summer of 2009, where I interviewed Indian nurses and their families. — Rachel Fleming
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To test our new wireless protocols, my group in the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program (ITP) mounts radios in small unmanned planes and flies them at a range north of Boulder. Our hope is that these protocols will help people stay connected during disasters. I am also the Director of ITP. I enjoy the challenge of leading a major unit on campus while maintaining a research program. — Timothy Brown
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Why Graduate Education?

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Ultimately, many people choose to pursue graduate education because they love a particular subject and have a strong desire to grapple with its complexities and explore its fine nuances. Graduate studies often begin at the threshold of the unknown about any given subject. Students undertake one of the biggest adventures of their lives in learning beyond what is known and then imparting that knowledge to others. This is the point where learning becomes creative, and it can be immensely satisfying.

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The Graduate School serves the community of graduate students, faculty, and staff at CU-Boulder, one of the nation's premier comprehensive research universities. We offer guidance on a wide array of academic, social, and financial issues, and can assist in navigating the often complex world of graduate education.

Serving as an umbrella organization since 1892, the Graduate School currently oversees 100 graduate and professional programs. We work to guarantee a standard of quality and cohesion across all disciplines, ensuring the continuing integrity and value of a CU-Boulder graduate degree. The Graduate School also helps make possible the many connections between the campus and outside constituencies, in the state, the nation, and the world.

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New Record set for NSF Fellows at CU-Boulder

26 new students from CU-Boulder were awarded NSF fellows this year, bringing the total of NSF fellows at on campus to 101. This is one of the most prestigious awards that a reseracher can recieve in the United States. CU-Boulder is currently in the top 20 universities enrolling NSF fellows. NSF fellow students at CU-Boulder come from a variety of different departments, such as Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering, and Organic Chemistry.

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