Congratulations! We are greater than our challenges

Congratulations to all of you for making it through one of the most difficult academic years in the modern era. 

When I was a graduate student, I faced challenges that sometimes felt overwhelming – a member of my committee asked me to write a new section of my dissertation; I declined a TA offer and funded myself for 8 months to complete my degree; I lived alone and grew tired of working alone in my at-home office (little did I know that COVID would come)--but my challenges pale in comparison to those faced by today’s graduate students and postdocs.  

Grad15: 4 tips to help graduate students find a job during a recession

Large-scale disruptions to economies and industries like the COVID pandemic or the Great Recession can make entering the job market even more daunting for graduate students than usual. To help students prepare for a job search during times of upheaval, the Graduate College hosted a panel of four ASU doctorate program alumni, who entered the job market during the 2008-2009 Great Recession to provide real-world advice they gained navigating their job searches during a time of great upheaval. The event also inaugurated the Graduate College’s new Career Navigators programming initiative.