Graduate Studies Resources

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Student Drop-In Hour

  • Questions? Concerns? Anything you want to talk about? Current and prospective students are always invited to schedule an appointment with the Grad Studies Director using her calendly booking page: https://calendly.com/curley-32/15min

Information from the Graduate School and the College of Arts and Sciences

Professionalization Resources

  • Practice of the Profession 
    PoP provides a series of professionalization workshops for graduate students, guided by faculty members, graduate alumni, and administrative professionals from across the university. All graduate students are welcome. Series schedule for 2021-2022 to be announced. 
  • The Versatile Ph.D.
    The Graduate School has purchased a subscription to The Ver­satile Ph.D., a web-based resource that helps graduate students explore how to pursue non-academic career options. You must access this resource through Ohio State’s authenti­cation page, which will lead you to an internal Graduate School webpage. To start this pro­cess, go to http://go.osu.edu/VersatilePhD where you will be prompted to authenticate that you are a member of the Ohio State graduate community.
  • National Center for Faculty Diversity
    Ohio State has partnered with NCFFD to provide access to its resources supporting writing and research productivity for academics at every stage of their careers.

  • Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning

  • Career Counseling and Support Services

Research Resources

  • Ohio State University Libraries

  • Research Commons
    • provides a suite of services and space through which researchers can explore collaborative, interdisciplinary, and emerging research methods and connect with experts for support at any stage of the research process; their focus areas include finding, managing, and visualizing data, GIS and mapping, and digital humanities
  • Office of the Chief Information Officer
    • offers a variety of public domain, bulk purchase, and site-licensed software to the Ohio State community, including ArcGIS, RefWorks, and SPSS
  • Office of Distance Education and eLearning’s Digital Union
    • offers free 3-D printing, state-of-the-art video and audio recording studios, meeting spaces, and free technical assistance
  • Office of Responsible Research Practices
    • provides administrative support to the university research community and the committee responsible for research review and oversight, for research involving human subjects
  • The Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Graduate School work in partnership to offer an annual dissertation boot camp where participants can develop a plan to complete their degree work in a timely fashion and receive valuable one-on-one coaching and feedback from experienced faculty

Funding Resources

Health, Wellness, Support, and Student Advocacy Resources

  • Ohio State Grad Student Resources Guide: Wellness Resources
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  • Disability Services
    • Including accommodation requests related to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic
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  • Counseling and Consultation Services
    • CCS offers 10 free private sessions per academic year to all graduate students, and hosts group sessions for graduate students
    • ProtoCall provides after-hours crisis phone counseling service; call 614-292-5766 (choose option 2)
    • Crisis Text Line provides support and information to those experiencing any kind of crisis; text "START" to 741-741
  • Student Wellness Center
    • Free services include nutrition coaching, fitness coaching, wellness coaching, STI and HIV testing, and support for those in recovery
  • Let's Talk Program
    • Drop-in, informal mental health consultations on a first-come, first-served basis; free and confidential
  • Student Health Services
    • Comprehensive health services; appointments can be booked online through My BuckMD
  • Recreation and Physical Activities Center (RPAC)
    • Your membership to the RPAC is included in your student fees; offers intramural and club sports, outdoor activities, group fitness and wellness classes, and personal training at a discounted rate

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