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New service assists graduate students with non-academic career dreams

Nov. 20, 2018

It’s no secret that doctoral students have the education and skills to move into meaningful careers beyond the professoriate. But how do you get there? Career Services, Graduate School, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and CIRES have teamed up to offer Versatile PhD—a free online resource for the CU Boulder graduate student and postdoc community.

Ann Schmiesing

From the Dean of the Graduate School: Task force, survey to help improve graduate student experience

Oct. 2, 2018

The Graduate School is launching a task force to examine graduate student stipends and benefits, and a survey to assess funding and academic advising/mentorship.

Graduate Student Housing Survey Results

Aug. 1, 2018

In April 2018, the CU Boulder Graduate School partnered with Institutional Research to send a housing survey to 4874 graduate students via an online survey platform.

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Message from Dean Ann Schmiesing on graduate student housing survey results

Aug. 1, 2018

As part of our efforts to better support you during your studies at CU Boulder, the Graduate School partnered in the 2017-2018 academic year with various campus offices to explore short-term and long-term options for improving the housing situation. To ensure that we are pursuing options that best address graduate...

Graduate students engaged in discussion during dissertation writing retreat.

Writing retreat offers grad students structure, encouragement

June 28, 2018

PhD candidate Allison Shelton admits she’s a procrastinator who suffers from writing anxiety. That could be a problem as she prepares to write her dissertation. She’s not alone.

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Three Minute Thesis (3MT) winners announced

June 14, 2018

The Graduate School of the University of Colorado Boulder will host its inaugural Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition on Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., in the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom. Competitors will describe their thesis in three minutes, using only one static slide, in front of...

Ann Schmiesing

Dean's message to CU Boulder graduate community regarding proposed federal tax legislation

June 14, 2018

Dear CU Boulder Graduate Community, I am writing concerning the impacts of proposed federal tax legislation on graduate students and graduate education. We in the Graduate School are in close contact with CU’s federal relations team as we follow federal tax reform legislation proposals and analyze their effects on our...

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Lina Perez-Angel

May 24, 2018

I’m Lina Perez-Angel, a PhD candidate in the geology department. I study how climate has changed through time since 6 Ma in the Tropical Andes. My biggest interest is the relationship between climate and tectonics, particularly in the tropics. I chose CU Boulder to work with Peter Molnar (Crafoord Prize...

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Resources available for graduate students experiencing conflict

Nov. 29, 2017

Do you find yourself saying… Can my advisor do that? How do I talk to…? My department is a war zone! Isn’t there a rule about that? What are my options? If you are having trouble navigating the dynamics of a busy lab, departmental politics or conflict with your advisor/committee,...

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Grad student wants to transform science education with NSF Fellowship

April 24, 2017

Graduate student Julie Byle wants to change how science is learned and taught. Drawing on her experiences teaching youth science programs, she is delving into a new and transformative approach. She is one of 27 CU Boulder graduate students who will have an opportunity to expand their research efforts after...