Graduate study is an exciting time to explore, grow and expand your intellectual and professional skills. It is simultaneously a time that requires a lot of attention to details and policies. To help ensure your success, we have compiled a variety of University resources to support you throughout your program.
Guidelines for Successfully Scheduling and Completing Your Thesis/Dissertation
If you missed this workshop in January 2014, stay tuned for dates for Fall Quarter 2014.
If you would like to discuss this process before Fall 2014, please email Kristy Firebaugh, AHSS Graduate Student Services Manager, to schedule a meeting.
If you are a graduate student nearing the end of your coursework and are planning on writing a thesis or dissertation, you are strongly encouraged to attend this workshop session.
We will cover the following steps:
Assembling a Committee
Dissertation/Thesis and ETD Submission
Embargos and Restrictions
Grant Funding Research Workshop
If you missed this workshop in January 2014, stay tuned for dates for Spring Quarter 2014.
Presented by Peggy Keeran, Arts and Humanities Reference Librarian
Looking for funding for a research project? Come learn about Pivot and other potentially useful resources for identifying funding resources, such as grants from private foundations, corporations, and public charities. The workshop will cover strategies for searching Pivot, the Foundation Directory, and for locating additional grant information on the Internet. Participants will also be introduced to various grant books available at the library.
Attention graduate students: We are looking for graduate student volunteers who attend this workshop who would then be willing to participate in a follow up focus group, in order to help us evaluate the usefulness of the workshop and resources for graduate students. Attendees who participate in the follow-up focus group will receive a $25 gift card from Amazon. Please notify Carrie Forbes (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in the focus group.
IRB Workshop: Human Subjects Research Ethics
If you missed the January 2014 workshop, stay tuned for future dates.
Does your research involve human subjects? Join us for an ORSP-led overview of the Institutional Review Board's review process and a hands-on orientation to IRBNet. No need to RSVP.
Take advantage of the rich AHSS opportunities and events happening every week. Meet fellow colleagues and expand your understanding of cross-disciplinary issues.
As a graduate student, it is NEVER too early to begin preparing yourself for your career post-graduation. There are a variety of rich options to help support and encourage your growth as a graduate student and emerging professional.
AHSS graduate research and writing group
The AHSS graduate research group encourages and supports graduate students in their individual and collective research. Serving as a collaborative space to engage critically and offer suggestions for ongoing research, the group strives to encourage and support research endeavors from conference paper presentations to dissertation writing.
If you are interested in connecting with other graduate students to form a research or writing group, please contact Kristy Firebaugh.
ahss career development series
We are committed to helping you grow as a student and as a professional. Join us for our career development series.
Our series will offer monthly brown bag workshops in which you will gain career development knowledge as well as the opportunity to apply your new skills. Our fall theme will focus on preparing you for graduate-level research, conference and grant preparations.
Stay tuned for dates and times for Fall 2013.
graduate Career Counseling
Need help with resumes, interviewing or thinking outside of the box in terms of career trajectories? Graduate Career Services can help.
Carly Einstein will work with you throughout your graduate journey to help you prepare for your post-graduation path. It is never too late to begin.
Research Tools and Funding Opportunities
Take advantage of the many resources available on campus to support your research.
Penrose Library offers a wealth of information and support for your research. We have dedicated research librarians for specific disciplines.
Use these links to find not only their contact information, but also research guides broken down by discipline:
Did you know that the Writing Center offers workshops and support for graduates and faculty?
The Writing Center is open to you for help—from project conception to dissertation critic. Make an appointment today.
Access to funding is critical to help support research, internships and travel opportunities. We encourage you to apply to the funding opportunities below as well as continue to seek out additional funding sources.
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences offers select grants and stipends to liberal arts graduate students. Learn more.