Graduate Student Life

LIFE IN IOWA CITY: The Iowa City Jazz Festival is in full swing, with multiple performance venues including a main stage for featured guest artists. The annual summer festival draws internationally-known musicians and hundreds of audience members. - Photo by Bill Adams
LIFE IN IOWA CITY: The Iowa City Jazz Festival is in full swing, with multiple performance venues including a main stage for featured guest artists. The annual summer festival draws internationally-known musicians and hundreds of audience members. - Photo by Bill Adams

Welcome and orientation—If you are a new graduate student, please attend the Graduate College Welcome & Orientation. This event will connect you with key services on campus and provide valuable tips for kick-starting your grad studies at Iowa.

Career services—It's never too early to seek career advice. Book an individual appointment to get started.

Grant-application assistance—Find funding sources and get help with funding applications. Individual materials reviews are available.

Student-centered professional development services—Attend workshops designed especially to help you gain crucial skills that will prepare you for a variety of career options.

Nationally-ranked programs—Take a look at how Iowa's graduate programs compare with those of other national research-intensive institutions.

Generous financial support—Get funding for your grad school years through fellowships, travel awards, and scholarships.

Innovative interdisciplinary programs—The University of Iowa offers unique interdisciplinary graduate programs that can give you an edge in the job market once you've earned your degree.

Graduate students who are parents—The university offers a variety of services for families.

Lively campus—Check here for great examples of entertainment available in and around the campus.

Graduate Student Senate—For service-minded grad students who want to gain collaborative experience, the Graduate Student Senate offers great ways to get involved. This student-run organization offers community, professional development workshops, and opportunities to voice opinions about policies affecting graduate education at the University of Iowa.

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