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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, by grad student Rosa Guerra Resendez.


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.


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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


Colorful bubbles of varying sizes filled with question marks

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.


Image of words on a chalkboard spelling out "What's Your Story"

Grad School 101: Writing the Personal Statement Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020

Tips to help make your personal statement as strong as possible!


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Grad Applications 101: Getting Letters of Rec Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2020

Who should you ask for a letter of recommendation? How do you ask?


Marion Donald, photo by Henry Barrett

Donald wins NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship Wednesday, Jul. 22, 2020

Donald will study honeybees and their impact on pollination networks in New Zealand.


Sophia Andaloro of physics and astronomy

Sophia Andaloro first Rice student to win NNSA SSGF fellowship Tuesday, Jul. 21, 2020

Andaloro is the first Rice University student to the prestigious fellowship.


Jaume Plensa talking heads campus art

Grad School 101: How to apply for Academic Fellowships Tuesday, Jul. 21, 2020

A fellowship can provide you the freedom to work on a research area of your choosing.


Cartoon of computer screen with Zoom meeting.

Grad School 101: New Challenges in the time of COVID Tuesday, Jul. 21, 2020

We’re taking our collective findings and letting them inform our plans for the fall 2020 semester.


Student in lab working with purple gloves

Grad School 101: Discover your research interests! Tuesday, Jul. 21, 2020

This article offers some insight on the process of developing your research interests as you navigate grad school.


Clock and calendar on a blue background

Grad Applications 101: Give yourself time! Tuesday, Jul. 21, 2020

For many programs at Rice, applications open on or around September 1.


A faculty member congratulates his student upon her doctoral convocation.

Grad School 101: Finding an adviser Wednesday, Jul. 8, 2020

Finding an adviser that is a good match can have a huge influence on your graduate school experience


Fireworks over Lovett Hall

Grad School 101: 4 easy ways to prep for your first year of grad school Tuesday, Jun. 30, 2020

To prepare for your first year, it's worth it to focus on the logistical aspect of this new life change.


Jaume Plensa talking heads campus art

Six strategies for staying motivated during the COVID-19 pandemic Thursday, May. 21, 2020

Below are some simple tips for staying motivated during this time.


Recent Graduate Postdoctoral Studies News


"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, by grad student Rosa Guerra Resendez.

“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.

Tips to help make your personal statement as strong as possible!

Who should you ask for a letter of recommendation? How do you ask?

Donald will study honeybees and their impact on pollination networks in New Zealand.


Andaloro is the first Rice University student to the prestigious fellowship.

A fellowship can provide you the freedom to work on a research area of your choosing.

We’re taking our collective findings and letting them inform our plans for the fall 2020 semester.

This article offers some insight on the process of developing your research interests as you navigate grad school.


For many programs at Rice, applications open on or around September 1.

Wednesday, Jul. 8, 2020

Grad School 101: Finding an adviser

Finding an adviser that is a good match can have a huge influence on your graduate school experience

To prepare for your first year, it's worth it to focus on the logistical aspect of this new life change.

Below are some simple tips for staying motivated during this time.