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January 11, 2016

Be the Change You Want to See in the World

In many ways, academia can socialize us to remain cerebral about issues of race, difference and equity, rather than providing us with concrete tools to shift into action for social change. Sometimes we think societal oppressions like racism, transphobia, and ableism are not about us, so we turn our attentions elsewhere. Other times, they are…

November 25, 2015

On and Beyond Gratitude

As the time for much-needed breaks and celebrations approaches, Core Programs encourages you to think expansively about honoring yourself and the familial (biological and chosen), collegial, professional, and community-based relationships that support your continued success in graduate school. You can start out with the following reflections: How do you want to show up for someone?…

October 15, 2015

Addressing Difference and Growing Your Support

Are any of these thoughts affecting you? “I should understand that theory or concept already!” “If I speak up to say I don’t understand something, I’ll look stupid in class.” “I’m not participating the way everyone else is, so there must be something wrong with me.” “Where is my community?” Every graduate and professional student…

September 17, 2015

Getting Started With Your Graduate Education

On behalf of Core Programs in the Graduate School, welcome to all our new and returning graduate and professional students! We are thrilled you are at the University of Washington, where you will have a new year of opportunities to strengthen and grow your intellectual and professional skills. This fall, we encourage you to tap…

October 9, 2014

Surviving and Thriving in Grad School: Crowdsourced Advice from Your Peers

Just a few short weeks into Fall Quarter, the energy level is amped up and the pressures are piling on. We asked current and former UW grad students to give advice to incoming students. We think you’ll find a pearl in these words of peer wisdom. Go fast, go slow. While it is important in…

September 25, 2014

Peer Mentoring: Connect With Your Community

Core Programs staff enjoyed meeting many of you at the recent Husky Sunrise event on Rainier Vista lawn (700 new and returning graduate students attended!).  A highlight of the event was witnessing graduate students foster community—through formal and informal conversations—with peers from across the disciplines. And it doesn’t have to stop there. We encourage you…

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