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Blog Series: Becoming a Fulbrighter - Part IV Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020

The standardized tests are without a doubt one of the most stressful parts of applying to Fulbright, and ultimately, to grad school in the U.S.


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Grad School 101: Building your online presence Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020

The internet and social media can be powerful tools when it comes to establishing yourself as a scholar, networking, and promoting your research.


Avenida Houston

Feeling at home in the U.S. Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020

As an international student, coping with homesickness can be tough. Rosa shares her insights on how to feel more at home in the U.S.


Houston, TX at twilight

Grad School 101: The Houston Experience Monday, Oct. 19, 2020

Houston has a lot to offer, and the city is a great home during your time at Rice. 


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Networking at a (virtual) conference Monday, Oct. 19, 2020

Although virtual conferences might seem complicated, there are many ways that you can still network with potential collaborators at these online events.


A student with her adviser

Becoming a Fulbrighter - Part III Monday, Oct. 12, 2020

Recommenders are the experts that lawyers bring to the trial in support of their final arguments. Organize meetings to show them application materials, and to explain your professional and academic goals


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Blog Series: Becoming a Fulbrighter – Part II Monday, Oct. 5, 2020

"Writing My Fulbright Statement: Am I Interesting enough?" Santiago tackles this question and more in his latest post.


Turrell Skyspace at dusk on the Rice University campus

Preparing for the GRE and English Proficiency Exams Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020

Though some schools have gone GRE-optional due to COVID-19 (including Rice), some programs may strongly encourage score submissions.


Azaleas at Rice University

Seven Rice resources to check out now! Thursday, Sep. 24, 2020

Rice has a myriad of resources aimed to help its grad students achieve academic success, develop professionally, and enjoy life in Houston.


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Grad School 101: Making Virtual Conferences work for you Thursday, Sep. 24, 2020

Make the most of virtual events in order to develop research and your professional networks!


Professor Angel Marti of Rice University in the lab with his students

Grad School Tips: Finding an adviser Tuesday, Sep. 22, 2020

The first step for finding an advisor is to reach out via email, even if you have not been admitted to the program yet.


Sunset off of Old Bainbridge Island

Blog Series: Becoming a Fulbrighter – Part I Monday, Sep. 14, 2020

"Fulbright: A Matter of Time"


Letters going through the air to a mailbox

Grad School Tips: connecting with faculty Monday, Sep. 14, 2020

Tips on how to draft a clear and professional email to address a potential advisor as a grad school applicant.


Astrid Campos in front of Fondren Library on the Rice campus

Realizing a passion for research through GCURS Friday, Sep. 11, 2020

“The most important thing is how you can contribute to the world and research is my way to do that.”


Rosa Selenia Guerra Resendez of Rice University

GCURS smooths the way to grad school Friday, Sep. 11, 2020

How the Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium made it easier to apply to grad school


Students excited to be at the GCURS event in 2019

Rice to host undergraduate research symposium Friday, Sep. 11, 2020

The Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium invites applicants from all over the world to participate in the Oct. 31 virtual symposium.


People in a cartoon zoom meeting

Grad School 101: Tips for TA-ing Virtually Tuesday, Sep. 8, 2020

Read on for some easy-to-implement tips to help your virtual TA experience run more smoothly this semester.


Sunrise over campus

Rice goes GRE-optional for grad programs, will grant fee waivers to graduates of Texas schools Tuesday, Sep. 8, 2020

Rice joins a number of U.S. graduate programs that have temporarily suspended the GRE requirement.


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Grad School 101: Learning from (and through) COVID-19 Tuesday, Sep. 1, 2020

Effective strategies for managing your time and your work


Emily Elia, Rice University graduate student

Grad School 101: Why grad school? Emily explains. Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020

Emily Elia's journey to grad school - and lessons learned along the way


Rice's recruiting weekend. Students in paleontology hall.

Grad School 101: Make visiting weekends work for you Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020

Visiting weekends are a great opportunity to get a feel for the culture of a graduate program.


Grad students eat pizza in the graduate commons outside Valhalla

Grad School 101: Get to know Rice's student organizations Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020

Grad students make up about half of Rice’s student body, and our campus is full of organizations and activities aimed at graduate student life!


Houston Skyline

Grad School 101: Finding Housing in Houston Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020

There are a number of different housing options for graduate students in Houston


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Grad School 101: What to expect during year one Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020

Here are some common things you may experience during your first year of graduate school.


Recent Graduate Postdoctoral Studies News


The standardized tests are without a doubt one of the most stressful parts of applying to Fulbright, and ultimately, to grad school in the U.S.

The internet and social media can be powerful tools when it comes to establishing yourself as a scholar, networking, and promoting your research.

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020

Feeling at home in the U.S.

As an international student, coping with homesickness can be tough. Rosa shares her insights on how to feel more at home in the U.S.

Houston has a lot to offer, and the city is a great home during your time at Rice. 


Although virtual conferences might seem complicated, there are many ways that you can still network with potential collaborators at these online events.

Monday, Oct. 12, 2020

Becoming a Fulbrighter - Part III

Recommenders are the experts that lawyers bring to the trial in support of their final arguments. Organize meetings to show them application materials, and to explain your professional and academic goals

"Writing My Fulbright Statement: Am I Interesting enough?" Santiago tackles this question and more in his latest post.

Though some schools have gone GRE-optional due to COVID-19 (including Rice), some programs may strongly encourage score submissions.


Rice has a myriad of resources aimed to help its grad students achieve academic success, develop professionally, and enjoy life in Houston.

Make the most of virtual events in order to develop research and your professional networks!

The first step for finding an advisor is to reach out via email, even if you have not been admitted to the program yet.

"Fulbright: A Matter of Time"


Tips on how to draft a clear and professional email to address a potential advisor as a grad school applicant.

“The most important thing is how you can contribute to the world and research is my way to do that.”

How the Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium made it easier to apply to grad school

The Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium invites applicants from all over the world to participate in the Oct. 31 virtual symposium.


Read on for some easy-to-implement tips to help your virtual TA experience run more smoothly this semester.

Rice joins a number of U.S. graduate programs that have temporarily suspended the GRE requirement.

Effective strategies for managing your time and your work

Emily Elia's journey to grad school - and lessons learned along the way


Visiting weekends are a great opportunity to get a feel for the culture of a graduate program.

Grad students make up about half of Rice’s student body, and our campus is full of organizations and activities aimed at graduate student life!

There are a number of different housing options for graduate students in Houston

Here are some common things you may experience during your first year of graduate school.