Resources for Current Students

Workshops & Events  

Note: Please visit our Dissertation & Thesis page to register for virtual help sessions with the Graduate School and University Libraries.
 

October 21: Prepare for the Academic Job Market: Effective Cover Letters

When: 1:10 p.m. Thursday, October 21, 2021

Where: Online. Register to attend.

What does your cover letter communicate to a search committee? Will they see you as a potential colleague or as a desperate graduate student? The cover letter is your first interaction with the search committee and will set the tone for future interactions (and may determine whether there are any!). In this interactive workshop, you will learn the key principles of writing an effective cover letter that will impress search committees. You will have an opportunity to begin sketching out a plan for using those principles and be invited to work further on your cover letter with an ITLAL consultant. 

October 26: Creating an Individual Development Plan Workshop

When: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Where: Lecture Center 03A. Register to attend.

If you plan to continue your education beyond the bachelors, you should start the planning now! This workshop will cover the different graduate education options, how to determine the best program and degree, important steps in the application process and what makes a strong application.

October 26: Creating an Individual Development Plan Webinar

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Where: Online. Register to attend.

If you plan to continue your education beyond the bachelors, you should start the planning now! This workshop will cover the different graduate education options, how to determine the best program and degree, important steps in the application process and what makes a strong application.

October 27 & 28: Three Minute Thesis Information Sessions (Select One)

UAlbany's Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition is going virtual for Spring 2022.

3MT has become a global phenomenon and offers graduate students the opportunity to develop their presentation and communication skills. 

The info sessions will outline 3MT details and regulations as well as offer advice on why you should compete and how to best prepare. 

When: 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Where: Online. Register to attend.
 

When: 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Where: Online. Register to attend.

 

When: 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Where: Online. Register to attend.

 

When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Where: Online. Register to attend.

 

When: 12:00 p.m. Thursday, October 28, 2021

Where: Online. Register to attend.
 

When: 12:30 p.m. Thursday, October 28, 2021

Where: Online. Register to attend.

 

When: 6:00 p.m. Thursday, October 28, 2021

Where: Online. Register to attend.

 

When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, October 28, 2021

Where: Online. Register to attend.

October 29: Prepare for the Academic Job Market: Effective Teaching Statements

When: 1:30 p.m. Friday, October 29, 2021

Where: Online. Register to attend.

Whether you apply for positions at research-oriented universities or teaching-focused community colleges, or anywhere in between, you will be asked to communicate your approach to teaching. Teaching statements are notoriously difficult to write, but even if you have very little teaching experience, you can write a strong teaching statement! In this interactive workshop, you will learn the key principles of writing an effective teaching statement that will persuade the search committee that you will be an asset to their students. You will have an opportunity to begin sketching out a plan for using those principles and be invited to work further on your teaching statement with an ITLAL consultant. 

November 2: Searching for Non-Academic Careers Workshop

When: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Where: Lecture Center 03A. Register to attend.

If you plan to continue your education beyond the bachelors, you should start the planning now! This workshop will cover the different graduate education options, how to determine the best program and degree, important steps in the application process and what makes a strong application.

November 2: Searching for Non-Academic Careers Webinar

When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Where: Online. Register to attend.

If you plan to continue your education beyond the bachelors, you should start the planning now! This workshop will cover the different graduate education options, how to determine the best program and degree, important steps in the application process and what makes a strong application.

University Resources 

Please visit the University's Current Students page for quick links to frequently visited websites, forms and other online resources available to all currently enrolled students. 

Visit the Graduate Policies page for quick links within the Graduate Bulletin.

Download and read a copy of the Graduate Student Guidebook here. 

Use your @albany.edu email address to access your free membership to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity.
 

Resources

Graduation and Degree Award Application 

The University’s programs vary in pace and individualization. As a result, graduate students who are entering their expected final term of study for a degree must submit a degree award application to become a degree candidate. 

UAlbany uses degree award applications to audit students’ academic records to ensure degree clearance, order diplomas and identify students for Commencement purposes. 

You should submit a degree award application on MyUAlbany at the beginning of the semester in which you anticipate graduating. 

To participate in Commencement ceremonies and events, your degree award application must be received within the submission window detailed on the Academic Calendar

Please review the Graduate Bulletin's Degree Application Policies and the Registrar’s Degree Application page for more information. 

Note: Some academic departments require students to complete their program in a specific allotted time. The University statute of limitations policy for all other programs is as follows: 

  • Certificate programs: Six years 

  • Master’s programs: Six years 

  • Doctoral programs: Eight years 
     

Supplemental Program Applications 

Graduate students may be eligible to earn subordinate degrees within their disciplines. For example, students pursuing doctoral programs can also pursue master's degrees within their department.  

To activate a subordinate degree program, students need to submit a request in one of two ways: 

There is a $20 fee associated with a supplemental program application. Students will receive a confirmation email once their application is processed. 

Note: The supplemental program application can only be submitted for subordinate degrees within your department. You must submit a standard Graduate School application for programs outside of your department. 

Please review the Graduate Bulletin to determine if your discipline offers subordinate degrees within your department. 

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