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The following articles are from the Graduate Center quarterly newsletter, which assembles articles featuring resources, student and alumni profiles, and opportunities in the community and for collaboration. Stay connected and sign up to receive the newsletter four times per academic year.

4 Career Benefits of Community Engagement Work

Submitted on February 8, 2021
Many graduate programs focus on developing scholars in three areas: research, teaching, and service. While most graduate students will receive direct training and support for their research and teaching endeavors, less attention is usually paid to the service component. Pursuing community engagement work offers direct and indirect benefits while simultaneously enhancing one’s service work.

Exploring Existence Through Education

Submitted on February 8, 2021
University Fellow Sy Simms came from a family of academically-inclined individuals, so in some ways going to graduate school felt like a foregone conclusion. On the way to their current doctoral program, Simms has made time for a huge array of experiences, hobbies, and work -- all of which have made them more dedicated to their current work in higher education policy.

Pursuing an Internship as a Graduate Student

Submitted on January 27, 2021
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From the Graduate Center Office of Career Support By Joel Muraco Completing an internship while in school is a great way to diversify your experience, enhance your skills, gain insider knowledge about a particular role or employer, and network with professionals in your field. While it can be challenging to carve out the time required to complete an internship, an internship can give you the competitive edge and relevant network you need to help you successfully navigate into your post-education career, especially if considering a career beyond the academia. What follows are important considerations and insights to help you make an informed decision about whether an internship is right for you and, if it is, important information for you to be aware of.

From Across the Graduate Enterprise, Bidding Farewell to a Rocky Year -- While Recognizing the Good Moments, Too

Submitted on December 1, 2020
For the vast majority of us, it has felt like 2020 yanked the rug out from under our feet. The uncertainty and instability of this year have presented a huge number of challenges, but our amazing graduate community has forged ahead despite it all. Look back on the year and celebrate wins wherever you found them! Reflections from students and staff highlight the ways in which they adapted and succeeded over the last two semesters.

For This Fellow, Community is Crucial

Submitted on December 1, 2020
University Fellow Mario Alberto Aguilar Buenrostro came to UArizona from Jalisco, by way of California and Washington. His life experiences as a farmworker and a first-generation Latinx student shaped his academic trajectory, and now he’s working to better understand, better educate, and better prepare the next generation of his community.

Gathering STEAM

Submitted on December 1, 2020
While the arts and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are sometimes purported to exist on separate sides of a creative and academic divide, projects across disciplines demonstrate over and over that such a division is tired and overly simplistic. Here at UArizona, four graduate students have been working to exemplify the exciting potential of collaboration between arts and STEM fields.

7 Reflection Questions to Inform Your Career Goals

Submitted on December 1, 2020
With the end of the year approaching and a new one within reach, many of us will start to develop goals for 2021. Goal setting and looking towards the future is critical to accomplishing goals; however, the key process of reflection is often glossed over. Taking the much needed time to reflect on the semester will help you to acknowledge your accomplishments and summarize them on your supporting documents for your next professional opportunity.

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