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Grad 15: Nutrition Tips – A Recipe for Success in Graduate Studies

Here are some tips for living a healthy lifestyle in the fast-paced world of academia!

These inaugural Presidential Graduate Assistantship graduates bring art to the real world

In this Q&A, we learn about the first graduates from the Presidential Graduate Assistants program.

Creating the conditions for success through effective mentorship

As we progress through our academic and professional endeavors, we may face obstacles. This is where the concept of a matrix of mentors comes in — a network that can provide different types of support at various stages of our careers. Dean Libby…

Staff Spotlight: Riley Braase

Get to know Riley Braase, the Format and Curriculum Advisor for the Graduate Support Services team!

PhD student aims to empower communities through policy work

We’re excited to introduce Christina Bustos, a Graduate College Enrichment Fellowship recipient. In this Q&A, she discusses her professional growth through union involvement and educational policy.

Don't let negative feedback bring you down!

In this blog, we'll explore some tips for productively handling negative feedback!

Shape the Future of ASU Graduate Housing: Take the GradSPACE Survey!

Let's build a future where affordability, convenience and community go hand-in-hand - take the GradSPACE survey today!

Amy Markos - Outstanding Faculty Mentor awardee spotlights

As we celebrate this year’s Outstanding Faculty Mentors, we would like to showcase the winners’ remarkable work in mentoring. Their stories illustrate the profound impact of mentorship on both the mentor and mentee.

Cindi SturtzSreetharan - Outstanding Faculty Mentor awardee spotlights

As we celebrate this year’s Outstanding Faculty Mentors, we would like to showcase the winners’ remarkable work in mentoring. Their stories illustrate the profound impact of mentorship on both the mentor and mentee.

Arvind Varsani - Outstanding Faculty Mentor awardee spotlights

As we celebrate this year’s Outstanding Faculty Mentors, we would like to showcase the winners’ remarkable work in mentoring. Their stories illustrate the profound impact of mentorship on both the mentor and mentee.

Using data to inform decision-making

Who you know is important, but what you know is equally crucial. Making informed decisions requires using data effectively; Dean Libby Wentz discusses how embracing the nuances in data could lead to the best outcome!

Allan Colbern - Outstanding Faculty Mentor awardee spotlights

As we celebrate this year’s Outstanding Faculty Mentors, we would like to showcase the winners’ remarkable work in mentoring. Their stories illustrate the profound impact of mentorship on both the mentor and mentee.

Graduate College Enrichment Fellowship recipient explores factors that shape development

We’re excited to introduce Tiffany Tran, a recipient of the Graduate College Enrichment Fellowship, who is passionate about understanding how environmental and genetic factors influence youth development.

Outstanding Faculty Mentor awardee spotlights

Mentoring is one of the central professional development pillars of graduate education. Every year, the Graduate College recognizes outstanding faculty members for their service to the graduate student and postdoctoral scholar communities through…

Staff Spotlight: Matthew Brandel

Get to know Matthew Brandel, the Coordinator Senior for the Professional Development and Engagement team!

Graduate student support through research participation

ASU provides numerous pathways to support graduate students emotionally, financially, and academically–to name a few. But what about support through research participation?

The Graduate College welcomes new cohort as part of the LIFT initiative

For the fourth cycle since 2021, the Graduate College welcomed the inaugural cohort of Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows and Presidential Graduate Assistants to ASU.

Staff Spotlight: Jessica Vasquez

In this feature, we invite you to get to know Jessica Vasquez, the Graduate Support Coordinator for the Graduate Program Services team! She discusses her incredible 13-year career at ASU, what she does in her current role – and her love for a good,…

Graduate College to recognize excellence and impact at the Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awards

Every year, honorees are celebrated for making a difference in mentorship. Learn more about this year's mentors.

What leads students to complete PhD degrees?

Dean Libby Wentz highlights fascinating research on what drives students to complete a PhD. Along with the data, she shares a few key factors she’s noticed – that contribute to successful completion (hint: community goes a long way!)

Doctoral student strives for better healthcare communication

Rezaul Karim believes that in the world of healthcare, communication is key. In this Q&A, this Enrichment Fellow discusses his passion for solving health disparities and long-term aspirations.

Enrichment Fellow explores the intricate relationship between viruses and their animal hosts

Meet Melanie Regney, a PhD student researching viruses in marine animals and polar environments. In this Q&A, this Enrichment Fellow discusses her research progress and challenges and her favorite hobbies, such as painting, to relax!

Staff Spotlight: Roberto Estrada

In this feature, we invite you to get to know Roberto Estrada, a Coordinator for the Professional Development and Engagement team! He fills us in on this year’s Outstanding Faculty Mentor Awards and shares a go-to favorite for delicious vegetarian…

Parenting and grad school: the real talk about meeting this challenge

This month's featured guest blogger is Professor Leila Ladani, a Faculty Fellow at GC. In this conversation, Leila shares her experiences as a student and a new mother and how she balanced coursework with raising a family!