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Welcome!

Welcome to the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (OGPS) at Tulane University! OGPS advances graduate education and enhances postdoctoral training through program oversight, policy development, and implementation of focused activities. OGPS is part of the Office of Academic Affairs.

 

Graduate & Postdoctoral News

  • External Funding Resources: Check out our list of external funding resources for fellowships, research grants, and postdoctoral training.


Events & Workshops


January 2017

  • Careers Beyond Academia (for those who know something is Out There but don't know what it is or if they'll like it)
    Wednesday, 1/25, 9:30-10:30 AM, McKeever Conference Room, LBC #210
    Registration is required. Register here.


February 2017

  • Networking for People Who Hate Networking
    Thursday, 2/2, 3:30-4:30 PM, Korach Conference Room, LBC #208
    Registration is required. Register here.

  • Resumes and Cover Letters for professional job applicants
    Thursday, 2/9, 3:30-4:30 PM, Stibbs Conference Room, LBC #203
    Registration is required. Register here.

  • Career Considerations for International Graduate Students
    Wednesday, 2/15, 9:30-10:30 AM, Rechler Conference Room, LBC #202
    Led by OGPS and the Office of International Students and Scholars
    Registration is required. Register here.

  • Introduction to Academic Careers for potential professors - DOWNTOWN
    Thursday, 2/22, 12:00-1:00 PM, Tidewater Building, Room #1202
    This workshop will provide an overview of types of academic institutions and positions to be aware of, as well as details regarding timelines and required application materials. Specific tools and strategies for starting and sustaining an academic job search will also be included. Content will be focused primarily for Public Health and Biomedical Science PhD students, but is applicable to any graduate student who is curious about or planning to pursue an academic career.


March 2017

  • CVs for Academic Job Seekers
    Thursday, 3/9, 9:30-10:30 AM, McKeever Conference Room, LBC #210

  • Introduction to Academic Careers for potential professors - UPTOWN
    Wednesday, 3/15, 9:30-10:30 AM, McKeever Conference Room, LBC #210
    This workshop will provide an overview of types of academic institutions and positions to be aware of, as well as details regarding timelines and required application materials. Specific tools and strategies for starting and sustaining an academic job search will also be included. Content will be focused primarily for Schools of Liberal Arts and Science & Engineering, but is applicable to any graduate student who is curious about or planning to pursue an academic career.

  • Two Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster (Part 1*)
    Wednesday, 3/22, 2:00-5:00 PM, McKeever Conference Room, LBC #210
    Led by Margie Cartwright, Director of Career Services, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
    Based on the book by Steve Dalton, this is a 2-part intensive, interactive program for people who are job-seeking and/or looking to expand their professional network. Workshop participants will implement a precise method for outreach with guidance and support. This workshop is most useful for people exploring careers outside of academia.

April 2017

  • Two Hour Job Search: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster (Part 2*)
    Wednesday, 4/5, 2:00-3:30 PM, McKeever Conference Room, LBC #210
    Led by Margie Cartwright, Director of Career Services, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
    Based on the book by Steve Dalton, this is a 2-part intensive, interactive program for people who are job-seeking and/or looking to expand their professional network. Workshop participants will implement a precise method for outreach with guidance and support. This workshop is most useful for people exploring careers outside of academia.
  • Teaching Statements for Academic Job Applications
    Wednesday, 4/12, 9:30-10:30 AM, Rechler Conference Room, LBC #202
    Led by Dr. Ana Lopez, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs
    This workshop will address the purpose of this document, hiring committees' expectations, and components of a strong Teaching Statement. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their own instructional experience and how to incorporate it effectively into their individual statements. Especially relevant for PhD students and postdocs planning to be on the academic job market in the coming 1 - 2 years.
  • Managing Stress, Anxiety, and Frustration During Your Job Search
    Thursday, 4/20, 3:30-5:00 PM, McKeever Conference Room, LBC #210
    Led by Dr. Donna Bender, Director of CAPS for Counseling Services

  • Interview Preparation and Skills for Everyone
    Thursday, 4/27, 12:00-1:00 PM, McKeever Conference Room, LBC #210

May 2017

  • Beyond the Professoriate: The Career Conference for PhDs - Career Day (Part 1)
    Saturday, 5/6, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    This virtual career conference is for graduate students and recent PhDs from STEM, social sciences, and humanities disciplines. During this two-day online event, attendees will hear from doctoral-degree holders who successfully transitioned to work beyond the professoriate and learn job search strategies from career education professionals. Brought to you by Jennifer Polk (From PhD to Life) and Maren Wood (Lilli Research Group). Early Bird registration - $49, Late registration - $59. More information at https://beyondprof.com/

  • Beyond the Professoriate: The Career Conference for PhDs - Professional Development Day (Part 2)
    Saturday, 5/13, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    This is a continuation of the conference which starts on Saturday, 5/6. Brought to you by Jennifer Polk (From PhD to Life) and Maren Wood (Lilli Research Group). Early Bird registration - $49, Late registration - $59. More information at https://beyondprof.com/

 

*For more details on the workshops and seminars, please visit seminars and workshops.

 

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