2019 Articles

Have a better answer next time someone asks, “So what’s your plan after the degree?”

Submitted on April 22, 2019
Graduate students are expected to do it all: coursework, research, writing, teaching, professional development, and more. At times, it can feel overwhelming, particularly if all this work feels like it’s pulling the graduate student in competing directions. Enter the Individual Development Plan!

Balancing Planet and People: A Fellow’s Holistic Approach to Conservation

Submitted on April 22, 2019
Sonia Delphin-Pérez may be a first-year doctoral student and University Fellow, but she joins the Natural Resources and the Environmental graduate program with a wealth of experience in field work, education, and advocacy. After years of conservation efforts with the World Wildlife Fund, she is expanding her expertise to include social and economic factors in preserving the natural world.

Providing for Parents Pursuing Graduate Degrees

Submitted on February 11, 2019
Nationally, roughly 13% of graduate and professional students are parents. Student parents are more likely to take a break during their path to degree, as well as more likely to leave their program without completing their degree. GPSC and Campus Rec recently hosted a focus group of graduate students who are parents in order to find out more about the unique challenges this demographic faces, and how to improve support systems for them on campus.