Published: Oct. 2, 2023

Mark your calendars for important graduation deadlines, funding opportunities and professional development workshops


Graduation Deadlines

October 1

Graduate students must apply online to graduate through buff portal on the “apply for graduation” card in order to have the degree awarded in December. This is required even though there is no university-wide ceremony. PhD students must enter their dissertation title as part of the online graduation application; you may update the title through the portal until this date. This title will appear on your transcript after your degree is awarded.

October 2

Master's students must submit to the Graduate School a Candidacy Application for an Advanced Degree. Applications follow a workflow process and must be approved by the academic department before they are directed to the Graduate School.


Funding Opportunities


Upcoming Events

Successful and replicable programs for promoting inclusive excellence in STEM

Sept. 26, 1 – 2 p.m.  Student Recreation Center – Ice Rink Overlook Conference Space

During this hour-long talk, Mike Summers, a chemistry professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will reflect on the Meyerhoff Scholars Program, a nationally recognized model for increasing retention and academic performance of underrepresented minority undergraduates in STEM and for preparing those undergraduates to pursue and succeed in graduate and professional programs. He will also discuss efforts to reproduce this program at other universities that have been similarly successful, and what lessons can be learned.

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GradCO: How to (Not) Give a Truly Terrible Presentation

 Sept. 28, 12 – 1:30 p.m.  Zoom

Did you ever listen to a presentation that was poorly delivered, where you felt you were wasting your time? It happens, and when it does, you don't want to be the speaker doing the delivery. In this workshop we will compare the same talk when presented in two different ways and use this comparison to get clarity on the do's and don'ts of oral presentations. After attending this workshop, you know the importance of telling—and repeating—a story, the basics of effective use and design of slides, and how to use your voice and body for a compelling delivery.

This workshop is hosted by School of Mines and is being shared with other institutions across Colorado as part of the GradCO Professional Development Series.

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GradCO: Conducting a Literature Review

 Oct. 11, 12 – 1:30 p.m.  Zoom 

Writing a Literature Review can be challenging. Where do you start? Where do you stop? This workshop led by Seth Vuletich (Scholarly Communications Librarian) and Brianna Buljung (Teaching and Learning Librarian) will help you answer these questions and develop strategies to take on this sometimes-onerous task more effectively. 

This workshop is hosted by School of Mines and is being shared with other institutions across Colorado as part of the GradCO Professional Development Series.

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Peace Corps Information Session

 Oct. 12, 12 – 1:00 p.m.  UMC Room 425

Thinking about what you are going to do after graduation? Does the idea of living and volunteering in a community abroad excite you? 

Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language and make a lasting impact. Learn more about opportunities to serve with the Peace Corps and the six service sectors and how to gain the skills and experience needed to qualify for Peace Corps service.

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Imposter Syndrome in Graduate School & Beyond

 Oct. 18, 12 – 1:30 p.m.  Zoom

Have you ever felt like an imposter? Join Leslie Blood, director of graduate community and program development, to discuss imposter syndrome in graduate school and beyond. Tools to help you navigate the feeling of imposter syndrome will be provided during this virtual workshop.

This workshop is hosted by University of Colorado Boulder and is being shared with other institutions across Colorado as part of the GradCO Consortium's Professional Development Series.

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Networking to Take Ownership of Your Own Mentoring

 Oct. 19, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.  C4C, Room N301 Flatirons Room

Quality mentorship is a critical component of success for postdocs and graduate students. In this session, Christine Wiedinmyer, associate director for science at CIRES, will offer strategies for identifying and achieving the support and mentorship needed for success. Lunch will be provided; RSVP required.

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GradCO: Strategies for Financial Success in and Beyond Graduate School

 Oct. 24, 12 – 1:30 p.m.  Zoom

This workshop provides attendees with no-nonsense and clear advice about how to prepare for and how to maintain financial success. Financial advisor and CSU faculty member, Brad Sparks, will provide information on accounts, methods for saving, considerations for when investing that relate to the needs of individual graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. 

This workshop is hosted by Colorado State University Ft. Collins and is being shared with other institutions across Colorado as part of the GradCO Professional Development Series.

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