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The Mighty Ducks: GPS’ quirky tradition Thursday, Apr. 15, 2021

When students have their ducks in a row, GPS marks the occasion.


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Writing your thesis: Tips for successful, self-directed progress! Monday, Apr. 12, 2021

By Emily Elia: Words of wisdom about how to stay productive when your work schedule is self-directed.


Marc-Ansy Laguerre, Fulbright Scholar at Rice University

My Experience as a Fulbright Scholar Monday, Mar. 15, 2021

By Marc-Ansy Laguerre: Advice for Prospective International Graduate Students planning to study in the U.S.


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Grad School: Expectations vs. Reality Friday, Feb. 12, 2021

By Emily Elia: Tips on how your grad school expectations may change once you're in the thick of things!


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Graduate Student Ambassadors create connections Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021

A dynamic team of Graduate Student Ambassadors share their expertise, experience and wisdom.


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Rice Bytes - just push play! Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020

Help bring some bite-sized samples of Rice to the masses!


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Staying current with the latest research Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020

By Emily Elia: How do you make sure you’re on top of new studies? Where do you even begin? Read on for some tips on how to stay current with new research during your time in grad school.


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Welcoming Nicole Malveaux, GPS Director of Student Life Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020

This newly created role promotes graduate student success by building connections and by encouraging strengths that go beyond academics.


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

By Santiago Lopez: 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

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


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

By Rosa Guerra Resendez: 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

By Emily Elia: 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

By Rosa Guerra Resendez: 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

By Santiago Lopez: 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

By Santiago Lopez: How to captivate your readers in your Fulbright statement.


Turrell Skyspace at dusk on the Rice University campus

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

By Rosa Guerra Resendez: 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

By Emily Elia: 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

By Emily Elia: 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

By Rosa Guerra Resendez: 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

By Santiago Lopez: My journey to becoming a Fulbright Scholar.


Letters going through the air to a mailbox

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

By Rosa Guerra Resendez: 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

Astrid Campos Mata: “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

By Rosa Guerra Resendez: 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.


Recent Graduate Postdoctoral Studies News


When students have their ducks in a row, GPS marks the occasion.

By Emily Elia: Words of wisdom about how to stay productive when your work schedule is self-directed.

By Marc-Ansy Laguerre: Advice for Prospective International Graduate Students planning to study in the U.S.

By Emily Elia: Tips on how your grad school expectations may change once you're in the thick of things!


A dynamic team of Graduate Student Ambassadors share their expertise, experience and wisdom.

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020

Rice Bytes - just push play!

Help bring some bite-sized samples of Rice to the masses!

By Emily Elia: How do you make sure you’re on top of new studies? Where do you even begin? Read on for some tips on how to stay current with new research during your time in grad school.

This newly created role promotes graduate student success by building connections and by encouraging strengths that go beyond academics.


By Santiago Lopez: 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.

By Emily Elia: 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.

By Rosa Guerra Resendez: 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.

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


By Rosa Guerra Resendez: 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

By Santiago Lopez: 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

By Santiago Lopez: How to captivate your readers in your Fulbright statement.

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


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

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

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

By Santiago Lopez: My journey to becoming a Fulbright Scholar.


By Rosa Guerra Resendez: Tips on how to draft a clear and professional email to address a potential advisor as a grad school applicant.

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

By Rosa Guerra Resendez: 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.