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Welcome to the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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Welcome to the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (OGPS) at Tulane University! OGPS advances graduate education and enhances postdoctoral training through program oversight, policy development, and implementation of focused activities. OGPS is part of the Office of Academic Affairs.

Graduate & Postdoctoral News

Welcome new graduate students! More than 1700 graduate and professional students have started work towards advanced degrees at Tulane and we are thrilled to welcome you all to campus. OGPS conducted orientation for new graduate students in the Schools of Liberal Arts, Medicine - Biomedical Sciences, and Science and Engineering on August 20. On August 21, OGPS held orientation for new teaching assistants from the same schools. We will have slides from both posted shortly in case you need to refer to anything from those days.

Congratulations, Samantha Kurtz, for winning the Three Minute Thesis competition at the Council of Southern Graduate Schools! Read more about the competition and her work in biomedical innovation here. For more information about the 2019 Tulane 3MT competition, please click here.

Congratulations Graduates! In the 2018-2019 academic year, 125 students received PhDs, 52 students received MAs, 11 students received MFAs, and 271 students received MSs! Students graduated from seven different schools within Tulane University and in 46 different disciplines.  

Events & Workshops

September 2019

Introduction to Academic Careers
Thursday, 9/5, 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Lavin Bernick Center 208
Description and registration here 

Academic CVs
Wednesday, 9/11, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Lavin Bernick Center 210
Description and registration here 

Teaching Statements for Academic Applications
Tuesday, 9/17, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Lavin Bernick Center 210
Description and registration here 

Careers for Social Science and Humanities PhDs
Wednesday, 9/25, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Lavin Bernick Center 208
Description and registration here 

Careers for STEM PhDs – DOWNTOWN
Wednesday, 9/25, noon – 1:00 PM
Room 5001 – Tulane School of Medicine (1430 Tulane Ave.) 
Description and registration here

October 2019

Career Considerations for International Graduate Students and Scholars
Wednesday, 10/2, 3:00 – 4:30 PM
Lavin Bernick Center 210
Description and registration here

How to Build a LinkedIn Profile – for Grad Students and Postdocs – DOWNTOWN
Wednesday, 10/16, noon – 1:00 PM
Room 5001 – Tulane School of Medicine (1430 Tulane Ave.)
Description and registration here

Careers for STEM PhDs
Thursday, 10/17, 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Lavin Bernick Center 210
Description and registration here

Resumes and Cover Letters
Wednesday, 10/23, 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Lavin Bernick Center 208
Description and registration here

Establishing, Building, and Maintaining Professional Relationships (aka Networking)
Wednesday, 10/30, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Lavin Bernick Center 210
Description and registration here

November 2019

Three Minute Thesis Competition
Thursday, 11/7, 10:30 am - noon
Lavin Bernick Center Kendall Cram Lecture Hall
Organized by Tulane's Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, the 3MT is an academic competition that challenges PhD students to describe their research within three minutes to a general audience. 3MT celebrates the discoveries made by research students and encourages their skill in communicating the importance of research to the broader community.
Community members, as well as all Tulane faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend this event. A reception will follow the competition. More event details can be found here.
Register to compete here

Interview Skills and Preparation for Graduate Students and Postdocs
Thursday, 11/14, 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Lavin Bernick Center 208
Description and registration here

Negotiating Like a Boss (when you’re really just a new employee)
Wednesday, 11/20, 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Lavin Bernick Center 210
Description and registration here

External Funding Resources: Check out our list of external funding resources for fellowships, research grants, and postdoctoral training.

*For more details on the workshops and seminars, please visit seminars and workshops. Check back for updates to the schedule and registration links on this page.