Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Institutional Subscription to Versatile PhD now expanded to include STEM disciplines

In order to support doctoral students who are exploring and preparing for careers beyond the professoriate, the Graduate School now has an institutional subscription to the premium-content version of the website The Versatile Ph.D.

Among the materials available are insightful narratives into a wide range of doctorate-friendly careers written by Ph.D.s in those careers; authentic résumés and cover letters that got Ph.D.s their first post-academic jobs, with detailed narratives describing the hiring process step by step; and inspiring first-person stories by experienced post-academics describing their career trajectories.  The website also provides networking opportunities for students to connect with successful post-academic Ph.D.s.

Accessible resources now include not only those aimed at students in the humanities and social sciences, but the STEM disciplines as well. 

New Graduate Student Virtual Resource Fair

 New Graduate Student Virtual Resource Fair. Visit the Graduate School's online Resource Fair for details on academic resources, community resources, finance and employment resources, practicalities (like parking!), and other student resources.

University-wide Orientation for New Teaching Assistants - Fall 2017

The Graduate School welcomes new graduate Teaching Assistants to UK's instructional team. Click here for the schedules of the International TA Pre-Orientation (Thursday, August 10) and the University-wide Orientation for all new TAs (Monday and Tuesday, August 14-15).  

Thursday, April 16, 2015


As part of the “Enhancing Student Financial Education” Best Practice project, the Council of Graduate Schools' staff have been working to enhance the GradSense website by responding to suggestions made by graduate students on site visits to 15 research partner universities, including the University of Kentucky. Click here or on the image below to go to the newly created Cost of Living section.  This tool is designed with students in mind and allows them to view possible budgeting scenarios.  The addition of this tool will help graduate and undergraduate students make wise financial decisions that will support their long-term academic and professional career goals.

The University of Kentucky Graduate School has some additional tools and modules on its own webpage titled Money Management Matters.