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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Find campus workshops, professional development opportunities, and events.
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.
You’ve made it through all of your courses, comprehensive exams, the dissertation prospectus, and the majority, if not all, of your research. You’re finally an all-but-dissertated (ABD) doctoral student! The only thing that remains is to write the dissertation. That’s where the ABD to PhD writing workshops come in.
A primary objective of the University Fellows Program is to produce interdisciplinary and collaborative leaders. To achieve this goal, the Graduate Center has developed weekly programming that fosters professional development, interdisciplinary innovation, community engagement, and mentoring, Fellows benefit from rich opportunities to forge new connections with people and ideas, while strengthening their foundational knowledge and professional preparation.
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.
“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.”
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