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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...

Ph.D. Student Sets Physics Record, Adopts a Grandparent

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. Read more...

Mentoring Institute Fosters Inclusive Environment

Sponsored by the Office of Graduate Student Diversity Programs, this inter-ethnic, interdisciplinary program acclimates new students by providing access to advanced graduate students and faculty, research funds and conference travel support.  Read more...

There's a BackStory There

 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.

Expanding Influence on Grad Life

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...