Graduate Student Resources

Orientation and Resources for Graduate Students

CLA Graduate Student Programming

We are committed to providing programming tailored to graduate students throughout the upcoming academic year. Programming will revolve around the topics that are key to a healthy, successful and productive experience in our graduate programs. This includes mental health and wellness, professional development and career diversity and anti-racist/Safe Zone training provided by the University’s Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership (IDEAL). All programming will take place virtually for the upcoming academic year. Programming announcements will be made via email, posted on the university events calendar and promoted on Twitter

Upcoming Fall 2020 Programming

RSVP for our first session on mental health Taking Care of You: Tools to Manage Stress and Overcome Imposter Syndrome on Friday, 10/2 at 1:00 PM.

The Career Center is hosting the Graduate Student Career Ready Workshop Series which is designed to prepare graduate students for careers and enhance their professional development. Please login to Handshake for more information and registration to the events: 

  • Resume and Cover Letter Writing
  • Career Planning and Job Search
  • Linkedin 101

Amy Defibaugh, the Director of Graduate Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts will be holding town hall meetings/open office hours for CLA graduate students regularly throughout the academic year to discuss ongoing student concerns. Meetings will be announced via email and promoted on Twitter.

Dissertation Support Group

The CLA Graduate Dissertation Support Group is designed to provide a community for advanced students in the prospectus or dissertation writing stages of their doctoral programs. The group’s mission is to enhance productivity and facilitate academic progress by creating a space to discuss experiences, difficulties and best practices surrounding these academic milestones. Meeting frequency and timing will be student-selected and discussed during the first session. Register for the CLA Graduate Dissertation Support Group

How to Stay Engaged in Graduate School

Follow us on Twitter @CLA_grad to keep up with upcoming programming, Temple updates, writing advice, job search tips, news and media pieces relevant to graduate education and more!

Bookmark our CLAgrad events page on the TU events calendar to stay up-to-date with events happening in CLA and across the university. 

Keep in contact with your department’s graduate chair, your advisor and the Director of Graduate Affairs for CLA, Amy Defibaugh with any questions that arise throughout the year.

Join the CLA Graduate Student Advisory Board and serve as a representative for your department in discussions about ongoing graduate student needs, future programming and other issues affecting graduate students within CLA. Calls for CLA Graduate Student Advisory Board representatives will be announced via email at the beginning of each academic year. 

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