• Sitting and contemplating

    Learn the major types of graduate student funding: assistantships (teaching and research), fellowships and scholarships, loans, and jobs. Learn more about funding.



Special Events

  • Grad Inspire 2023

    2023 Grad Inspire features: Madison Phelps, M.S. ‘22, Ph.D. Candidate, Mathematics; Kamana Poudel, Ph.D. Student, Sustainable Forest Management; Sarah Wolf, Ph.D. Candidate, Microbiology; Ryan Younker, M.A. Student, Applied Anthropology

  • Grad Inspire slide with a big light bulb

    Grad Inspire combines scholarship communication with personal narrative, giving us a glimpse of not only "how" these students perform their work, but also the motivations and commitment behind it. This event introduces the phenomenal breadth of research, teaching, and discovery undertaken by graduate students at Oregon State.

  • Hugh Kearns Imposter Syndrome thumbail slide from presentation

    Hugh Kearns, Flinders University, discusses the imposter syndrome and ways to overcome it.

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  • Screen shot of slides from The Balanced Researcher presentation featuring some ants walking across the screen

    Hugh Kearns, Flinders University, discusses managing your work life balance and how to not get overcommitted.

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  • Chalkboard

    Presented by OSU's Career Development Center for Grad Appreciation Week.

  • Put your Ph.D. to work

    A thorough and practical overview of the process of career planning and job hunting in today's job market, from the perspective of a young Ph.D.

  • The science of communication

    Technical communication is more effective when you appreciate things from the listener’s perspective. Dr. Peter Fiske explains why “selling skills” are vital to understand and master, even if you never plan on leaving the bench.