The University of Arizona offers a variety of resources to help students and postdoctoral fellows succeed in their endeavors. The Graduate Center has collected many of the campus-wide resources into one place to help maximize the time of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Find information related to Professional Development, the Job Search and Preparation, Writing and Publishing, Research Resources, Teaching, Mentoring, Community Engagement, and Funding Sources and Preparation.
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Looking for campus workshops, professional development opportunities, and events? You've come to the right place!
The Graduate Center is committed to helping students and postdoctoral scholars find events that meet their professional development, skills development, and interdisciplinary networking needs. In addition to our own programs, we work with units across campus to promote opportunities that benefit students and postdoctoral scholars.
The Graduate Center and the Graduate & Professional Student Council host information and pre-event workshops for students and participants in Grad Slam. Free and open to all students, the information sessions help students learn more about Grad Slam and the workshops help students learn about strategies for effective public speaking and enhance their skills.
The Graduate Center records workshops, panels, and presentations whenever possible and appropriate. You may view the videos on this page or view them on the UA YouTube Graduate Center playlist page. If you are looking for videos related to Grad Slam, please visit the Grad Slam Videos page.
To select a video, use the playlist menu in the top left corner of the video player.
Graduate students don’t need a study to tell them they’re under a lot of stress, though several recent studies have focused on precisely that. While the pressures are multitudinous and may at time seem overwhelming, there are a number of campus resources and tools to help graduate students manage and overcome stress. Foremost among these is Counseling & Psych Services (CAPS), which offers psychological counseling and psychiatric services to help students cope with personal problems so that they can successfully achieve their educational goals.
Just over two years old, The Graduate Center forges connections across campus and in the community to enrich graduate education beyond the traditional classroom and research experience. The mission of the Graduate Center is to support the next generation of researchers, academic professionals, and leaders by building opportunities for professional development and mentoring as well as fostering interdisciplinary research, innovative collaboration, networking, and engagement with diverse communities. Read on to learn about the Center’s partners, activities, and growth.
“One day a new runner showed up for our Friday dawn run. He was a medical specialist entering the retirement phase of his career. When he found out I was a financial advisor, he said that he had little understanding or patience for finance, but over his career, he’d made sure that each month he spent a little less than he had put in his bank account. I told him that he’d taught himself the most fundamental advice a financial advisor can give: spend less than you earn.”
From grant proposals and everyday emails, to papers for class or publication, to your dissertation or first monograph, good writing skills are a “must have” for every graduate student. Effective communication is key to success both in and outside academe. Whether your projected career is in industry, business, government, education, the nonprofit sector, or virtually any other branch of the labor force, employers attach a premium to strong writing skills. The University of Arizona offers graduate students and postdoctoral scholars a cornucopia of resources for improving your writing. Here are just a few.
The table below is an example of the sample budget provided by the TCI Foundation to the Managing Debt and Budgeting for Success workshop. Use the following link to download the full Excel version, complete with formulas: Budget form in Excel spreadsheet format