Graduate Student Academic Success

The demands of graduate school are diverse and require adaptation of familiar approaches and strategies. No matter what stage of your graduate studies, as you encounter new expectations and demands, meeting individually with a consultant can increase your effectiveness and efficiency. Trained professional staff and advanced PhD students from a variety of disciplines can collaborate with you to develop an individualized approach to graduate school that draws upon your unique profile of strengths and is tailored to the specific demands of your research, courses, teaching, and life.

Graduate Student Academic Consultations

Consultations are focused on your specific priorities and tasks. Our aim is to work with you to strategize plans and schedules, and to develop techniques for acquiring new knowledge and skills, and to manage your workload while maintaining health and well-being. Common topics include:

  • Time management and planning
  • Learning and succeeding in specific courses
  • Managing research and large projects
  • Working effectively with your advisor and professors
  • Efficient reading and learning from text
  • Tackling Problem-sets and problem-solving strategies
  • Studying and mastering large amounts of information (e.g. for generals/comprehensive exams)
  • Motivation and overcoming procrastination

Make an appointment here. Look for appointment slots which indicate “Graduate Consultant” next to the consultant’s name. Consultations are confidential.

Graduate Student Academic Success Workshop Series

The overarching aim of this slate of workshops is to equip graduate students with skills, strategies, and tools which will help them meet the new expectations and demands of graduate education at Princeton and foster their development as productive and purposeful students and scholars. Graduate training makes new demands on students with respect to mastering content, to be sure, but it also offers opportunities to further develop skills of managing time and energy, planning large research projects, writing and publishing, collaborating effectively, achieving a balanced lifestyle, and a host of other skills that are not taught explicitly. These practical, hands-on workshops will address these untaught, but essential areas of development so that Princeton graduate students can achieve their goals with less stress and greater efficiency."