The Graduate Center serves as a hub for resources important to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows

These resources, in addition to the events found on the Graduate Center Calendar and the Graduate Center Videos, cover a variety of topics often sought out by graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

Postdoctoral scholars should also visit the University's Postdoctoral Affairs website in addition to using the resources below.

Resource Areas:

Graduate College Resources page for New and Current Students

Graduate College Resources page for International Students

Graduate & Professional Student Council Resources page - Provides financial literacy information and strategies for students pursuing graduate education.

Graduate Conferences at UArizona

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Moving Through Your Career: From Graduate School to Postdoctoral Training to Employment Strategies to help you select your advisor and project, seek the next position, prepare resumes and curriculum vitae, and negotiate offers.

National Center for Faculty Diversity and Development - A mix of webinars and other online tools free for all UA students, faculty, postdocs, and staff


Video: Panel on Engaging Academic and Non-academic Audiences

Corresponding Handouts: 

Effective Communication with Visual Design - Advice from experts in the Association of American University Data Exchange

Professionalism and Integrity

Integrity & Professionalism: A Handout from Professor Jenny Hoit's workshop

Essay on 5 Professional Skills by Professor Karla Zepeda of Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne 


UArizona Student Engagement and Career Development Networking Events and Workshops- SECD Events 

Specialized cultural and resource centers on campus: 

Graduate Conferences at UArizona

Online Training

UArizona Computer Based Training - Sign in using your NetId and password to access online training modules for software ranging from Windows products, Adobe, and more. For every course that you complete, you will receive a certificate of completion from the Virtual Training Company, a reputable online training service.

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Graduate College Career Advising - The Graduate Center is here to support graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in their career endeavors, with a focus on the transition to industry, government, business, and non-profit employment sectors. Support includes identifying opportunities, conducting searches, networking, drafting application materials, and interviewing. You can schedule a 1:1 career advising appointment using Handshake (select "Graduate College Career Advising" and follow the prompts) or by emailing Joel Muraco or Ryan Sermon directly. 

Career Forward Sprint: Beyond the Academy - For graduate students and postdoctoral scholars thinking about careers outside the academy, or just wanting to explore potential options outside the academy. This fully online (D2L) program teaches strategies to help you successfully navigate your career beyond the academy, while presenting your most professional self. The 1-month cohort experience covers: 1) career research and discovery, 2) building your network and your professional self, 3) developing your application materials, and 4) preparing for and practicing interviews. In typical Sprint fashion, recommended daily tasks help ensure you keep moving forward! A new cohort begins every month. The program is free, but space is limited. If you have questions or want to reserve your spot, please email Joel Muraco or Ryan Sermon

PhD Career Presentations and handouts by Dr. Andrew Green of UC Berkeley - be effective in preparing for the academic and nonacademic job market, interviewing and doing job talks, and more. Use your NetID and password to access Videos and related handouts.

UArizona Student Engagement and Career Development - Some of SECD's main programs and resources. For a full list of their resources, vist the SECD Career Resources page.

  • Interviewing - SECD's online interviewing tools with videos, handouts, and tips for you to be at your best and communicate confidence 
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Resume Writing - Resume Resources page, which also includes how to integrate and optimize your resume and cv with your cover letter and other documents 
  • Career Exploration - Visit the SECD Resources page and click the Career Exploration link.
  • UA Handshake - The University's official job board and campus interviewing system
  • Career Fairs and other Events
  • Career Coaching - Career Coaches meet with students individually through scheduled sessions or during their drop-in hours.

How to Build Your Best Resume - Features resume writing tips from UA Alumnus and professional resume writer, Geoff Coon

UArizona Careers - The central job posting site for many UA positions (full-time and part-time)

Interview Meal Etiquette. An article recommended by Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Gail Burd. Citation: Crawley, John. "The Etiquette Minefield of the Interview Meal." Vitae, the Online Career Hub for Higher Ed., 9 Nov. 2015. Web. 12 Nov. 2015. <
Professional Development Strategies' "Empowering You to Succeed" 30-day Readiness Program (External, fee-based service offered by UA Alumnus John Singer) - Includes one-on-one coaching, resume development, conversational cover letters, LinkedIn profile positioning, development of your interview "elevator speech," a career search marketing plan, proactive career search methodologies, and a copy of Resume DNA - Succeeding In Spite of Yourself. For more information, download the PDS Empowering You to Suceed 30-Day Readiness Program Flier.
Interfolio's 'Scholar at Large' blog - Get started for exploring positions outside of academia, while also keeping an interest in academic positions.

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UArizona Libraries' For Graduate Students website - The Thesis Support and Managing your Research tabs are particularly useful.

UArizona Writing Skills Improvement Program (WSIP) - Offers a wide variety of workshops and services including tutoring, the Graduate Writing Institute, and Graduate Writing Groups.

UArizona Think Tank's Writing Center - Free drop-in tutoring is offered across campus and online where students can get help from certified student tutors on writing projects. Fifty-minute individual appointment sessions are fee-based.

Writing Research Papers: From Idea to Publication (Video from March 9, 2016)

National Center for Faculty Diversity and Development Webinars and Writing Resources - Webinars on a variety of topics and writing support resources including writing challenges, accountability buddy matching, and dissertation/article writing resources

How to Write a Great Research Paper, and Get it Accepted by a Good Journal

Video: Panel on Academic Writing and Publishing

ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work – Offers recommendations writers in all disciplines, especially those in the medical and biomedical sciences, can use for navigating authorship questions

UA SECD Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Resume Writing Resources - Sample Resumes by Type page (SECD) and the main Resumes page 

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UArizona Office for Research, Innovation & Impact – The central unit on campus that oversees the research mission of the University of Arizona

UArizona Research Gateway – Information on available resources

UArizona Research Centers – List of potential partners and data sources

UArizona Libraries Write & Cite Help page – Resources that help you improve research skills, find information faster through specific subject guides, and cite your information correctly

UArizona Libraries Study Spaces & Computing – Use the Study Spaces and Computing page to reserve the type of space you need.

UArizona Libraries Data Management Resources – Need information on how manage the data of your project effectively and within grant compliance? This page has the information to get you started, including online workshops.

UITS Research Computing – Services for the computation of large data sets, data evaluation guidance, data visualization (including a 3D immersion room, AZ-LIVE), and free statistical consulting

UArizona Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Institute (SBSRI) - Promotes research in the social and behavioral sciences. Resources include a dedicated funding database, local funding opportunities, online courses, and workshops.

UArizona BIO5 StatLab - Provide statistical expertise and computing resources, design studies which are statistically efficient and scientifically practical; conducts data analysis and interpret results, provide assistance with grant applications and preparation of manuscripts, develop new statistical methods to address emerging problems in science and medicine, and connect you with specialized statistical expertise. 

UArizona Experts – Find a mentor or potential collaborators within the UA and other institutions 

Office of for the Responsible Conduct of Research (ORCR) – ORCR oversees training programs to ensure the responsible and ethical conduct of research at the UA. This is the home for the Responsible Conduct of Research Program in which one can earn certificates needed to work on NSF, NIH, and NIFA grants as well as others.

Tech Launch Arizona –  Brings UA's lab inventions to the world through cultivating relationships between researchers, entrepreneurs, and investors

Video: Panel on Interdisciplinary Research and Collaboration

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UArizona Certificate In College Teaching - A 10-unit program consists of a series of courses that provide foundational information and help develop the competencies necessary to teach effectively in higher education. The program can be completed in as short as 1 year or within 4 years. Most students complete the curriculum in 2 to 3 semesters. Courses taken individually or as part of the Certificate in College Teaching Program and are eligible for Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR)  

UArizona Office of Instruction and Assessment (OIA) - A variety of services and programs to provide instructional support 

Interactive Teaching Workshop (April 13, 2016) - Featured five of the UA’s top teaching professors who presented ways to implement interactive teaching techniques into one's teaching repertoire, regardless of classroom type. 

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UArizona Experts – Find a mentor or potential collaborators within the UA. - Partners graduate students with current or recent graduate students in their field for online support

How to Get the Mentoring You Need - An in-depth guide to getting the mentoring you want and deserve

University of Washington Mentoring Memos on various aspects of mentoring at the graduate student level. The topics range from time management to teaching options and even building practical skills

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University of Arizona Outreach and Extension – Links to outreach units within your college, unit, or center

Graduate & Professional Student Council (GPSC) – The representative body for graduate and professional students at the University of Arizona. Get involved with GPSC to work on graduate student issues and to develop a stronger connections 

Office of Fellowships and Community Engagement (OFCE) – Houses the Peace Corps Coverdell Program and has information about finding contacts with local nonprofit groups in Tucson and Southern Arizona

VolunteerUA - Helps students find volunteer opportunities

United Way Volunteer Center – Volunteer opportunities in the Tucson and Southern Arizona region

Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits – Learn more about the issues facing nonprofit organizations in Arizona. Check out the job board and resources page. 

Lead Local – Collaborative, hands-on projects with positive community impact. Two programs, Micro-Mentor and Career Cafe, are easy ways to get involved.

InvolveUA – Main page for recognized clubs at the University of Arizona

Specialized cultural and Resource Centers on Campus: 

Writing Skills Improvement Program's (WSIP) People of Color Writing Groups - WSIP, with support from the UA Office of Diversity and Inclusion, facilitates writing groups for students that identify as people of color.

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Graduate College Funding page 

Office of Fellowships and Community Engagement (OFCE) – Helps graduate students identify and apply for grants, fellowships and other external sources of funding, in addition to application advice and workshops on a variety of topics. They are also the home of the GradFunding Newsletter.

GPSC Grants and Awards – Funding for graduate students' travel, research and projects, club activities, and professional development

GPSC Employment Page 

UArizona Handshake - The University's official job board and campus interviewing system

UArizona Careers - The central job posting site for many UA positions (full-time and part-time)

UArizona Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry  – Dedicated to creative inquiry across all disciplines. Graduate students can apply for the Confluencenter’s Graduate Fellowship and Director’s Fund Award.

UArizona Institute of the Environment Student Funding –A variety of graduate funding opportunities 

UArizona Research, Innovation & Impact Student Opportunities page – The Internal Funding page contains a list of fellowships that students can apply for, and the External funding page shares information on useful databases graduate students can use to find funding.

Scholarship Universe – UArizona students are matched to opportunities for internal and external scholarships.

UArizona College of Science Graduate Scholarships – 26 scholarships for graduate students studying in a variety of fields

UArizona Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Institute (SBSRI) - The Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Institute is one of the many research support units on campus. SBSRI focuses on promoting research in the social and behavioral sciences through support for faculty and students. Resources include, but are not limited to, a dedicated funding database, local funding opportunities, online courses, and workshops.

UArizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) Scholarships list – SBS maintains a list of scholarships, some of which are available to graduate students, online. All SBS scholarships utilize Scholarship Universe for the application process. Additionally, the page has links to pages for funding opportunities by department.

Tech Launch Arizona Internships and Fellowships - Opportunities for funding and experience for students interested in the entrepreneurial process and commercialization of UA faculty and student research

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TCI Foundation's 50-20-30 Budget Spreadsheet - Provides the data needed to make all your financial decisions - Provides financial literacy information and strategies for students pursuing graduate education.

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Last updated 15 Oct 2020