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A Competitive Advantage for Job Seekers

Graduate Career Services offers individual advising sessions, assistance in creating job search materials, mock interviews, online presence critiques, self-assessment instruments, and workshops on career paths, leadership, communication, and management. Explore offerings...

During Moran Chen’s time as a University of Virginia physics doctoral student, she helped set a world record in an area of physics that could play a crucial role in giving rise to a prototype quantum computer.

Mentoring Institute Fosters Inclusive Environment

Sponsored by the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Diversity Programs, this inter-ethnic, interdisciplinary program acclimates new students by providing access to advanced graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and faculty. 


 From Ph.D. to Public Radio: Q&A with BackStory editor Robert Armengol (GSAS Class of 2013) Former anthropology graduate student Robert Armengol lived in Cuba for two years on a Fulbright fellowship while researching the growing phenomenon of entrepreneurship in the Castro regime’s socialist economy. After completing his doctorate in 2013, Armengol jumped into the academic job market to seek a teaching position before taking an unexpected turn down a different career path. 

It wasn’t that long ago that the Student Council of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences struggled to draw much of a turnout for its meetings. The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences enrolls about 1,200 students in 30 programs of study, yet only five years ago, most Council meetings drew less than 10 graduate students.

Teaching Writing

Mellon-funded seminars train graduate students in the humanities and social sciences to mentor undergraduates in the art of communicating to stratified audiences and effecting change through their writing.  Read more...