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Provost names Strategic Planning Committee for the Graduate School

Nov. 19, 2019

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English Professor Tiffany Beechy named program coordinator of PhD Consortium of Literatures and Cultures

Nov. 3, 2019

Dean of the Graduate School Scott Adler has named Tiffany Beechy program coordinator of the PhD Consortium of Literatures and Cultures effective Nov. 1. “I’m excited to welcome Tiffany to this position,” said Adler. “Her interest in interdisciplinary scholarship and research, and her familiarity with graduate programs in the humanities...

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Dissertation writing tailored to personality and values

Oct. 16, 2019

The transition from structured classroom work and research to writing a dissertation can cause graduate students to feel isolated, like they’re writing in a vacuum. To help them feel more grounded, the Graduate School is hosting writing accountability seminars.

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Maintaining balance in graduate school: Coping strategies for academic life

Oct. 14, 2019

We all need some kind of external support network. Such support can range from professional counseling, journaling, meditation, working groups, or writing partners. While I was a graduate student, I developed the following coping strategies. Which ones work for you? The Top Three Water. Food. Sleep. These are so key...

Enhancing the Graduate School Experience at CU Boulder

Oct. 14, 2019

Since June 2016, campus leadership has worked with the United Government of Graduate Students (UGGS) to enhance the graduate student experience and ensure academic success. Here’s the full complement of what we offer. Graduate Student Orientation Effective fall 2016, the Graduate School partnered with UGGS and New Student and Family...

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Tips for Improving Focus

Sept. 12, 2019

While time management is important, there’s another obstacle that can frequently stand in your way of being productive: staying focused. Here are tips for staying focused.

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From the Dean of the Graduate School: Welcome to the 2019 fall semester

Sept. 3, 2019

Dear graduate students: I’m delighted to welcome you to the fall semester. Along with our incoming graduate students, I’m new to the Graduate School as well, having taken this position in June . Our graduate students accomplish amazing things, and I’m in awe of you every day. You are central...

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New Graduate School dean feels honored to be in role

Sept. 3, 2019

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Exploring career options? Advice from a recent grad student

Aug. 26, 2019

The fall marks a crossroads for many graduate students. Whether you are seeking a career in academia or somewhere else, ask yourself these questions: “What is it that you want? When you look back on your life in fifty years, what do you want to see?” Trust yourself to find the path that is right for you. Take advantage of campus resources for exploring career options. I encourage graduate students to consider multiple career paths. At the Graduate School, we partner with Career Services to bring a multitude of workshops throughout the fall, catering to both academic and nonacademic career paths.

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Getting in the Mindset—6 tips to build your confidence in graduate school

Aug. 5, 2019

When I started graduate school, I didn’t believe that people found me smart. Sure, I was a hard worker and productive, but I could not see myself as intellectually stimulating. I could never be as interesting and thought-provoking as my professors, I thought. Uncomfortable with this self-talk, I realized that I did not need any outward change to my work habits to achieve this so-called “intelligence.” Instead, I needed to change my own mindset. I realized, too, that this would be a process, not an overnight transformation. So, I started to force myself to write and think how a courageous and confident person would write and think. Eventually, I started to internalize this and gain the belief that I was indeed just as worthy as anyone else to be in graduate school.